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Welcome to your Box of Blooms

May 16-31, 2020

Greetings flower lovers!! You've just received your Belle Fleur Box of Blooms and it's time to bring more Spring into your home and start channeling your inner floral designer. In this week's segment, noted floral designer Meredith Waga Perez, owner and Creative Director of acclaimed floral & event design boutique, Belle Fleur, will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to clean and condition the stunning flowers that have landed on your doorstep, directly from Holland. She'll also guide you on how to design and create beautiful arrangements with these blossoms, ensuring your home will look and feel amazing.

SEGMENT 3.1: INTRODUCTION TO YOUR BOX OF BLOOMS

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WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX OF BLOOMS?

An assortment of freshly cut, colorful, beautiful blooms from Holland are delivered to your doorstep.

Foxtrot Tulips, 50 stems. These tulips are unique in that they have two petaled heads transposed over one another!

Salmon Etch Peonies, 15 stems. These pristine, dense and bright, salmon pink peonies will open up into bowl-shaped floral wonders.

Emerald Green Hydrangea, 10 stems. These hydrangea are magical, in a shade of emerald green that makes you green with envy!

SEGMENT 3.2: CLEANING & CONDITIONING YOUR FLOWERS

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CLEANING AND CONDITIONING YOUR FLOWERS

These tulips are free and easy. Cut the stems at an angle and drop them into cool water. Make sure the light source is above to watch them perk up.

Strip most of the leaves off the peonies to ensure the flower head receives all the water in hydration. Snip the stems at an angle and place them in cool water.

You'll want to immerse the hydrangea heads in water and let them soak for a few hours. Use buckets or even large cooking pots and use cool water.

Hydrangea stems are treated differently from regular stems. The ends need to be shaved of bark and then split up the center to allow for maximum hydration.

SEGMENT 3.3: DESIGNING WITH YOUR FLOWERS

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DESIGNING WITH YOUR FLOWERS

These tulips are freewheeling and natural. With 50 stems you can make one beautiful centerpiece or a few smaller ones. Either way, their beauty as they open will be apparent.

The Salmon Etch peonies will arrive tight, but begin to bloom as soon as they are placed in water. The flower head is quite beautiful and will open to a nice size.

Hydrangea is most visually stunning (especially this emerald green color) when packed together to form a lush sphere. We like a neutral colored vase to emphasize the color.

This week's assortment brings an array of soft pastel colors and stunningly beautiful blooms to your home.

SEGMENT 3.4: CONDITIONING & DESIGNING CALLA LILLIES

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CONDITIONING & DESIGNING CALLA LILLIES

Captain Ventura White Calla Lilies, 40 stems. The Venturas are regal and visually stunning with their long green stems and best of all, they are easy to work with.

Cut the stems to fit a vase of choice. You can leave them long or cut them shorter, depending on your aesthetic preference. For maximum longevity, be sure to clean out your vase daily and use cool water.

These callas require very little effort - it's as simple as cut (always at an angle) and drop. Think about what look you want to acheive and where you may want to place them.

These long-lasting callas are so versatile and sturdy that they allow for many different artistic expressions - from tall and modern to short and classic. Just be sure to replace with fresh cool water every day.

SEE WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE WITH THEIR BOX OF BLOOMS

Want to share your beautiful designs?

Send an image of your arrangement to meredith@bellefleurny.com so we can feature it here!