Imagine fresh flowers greeting you every day during spring and summer when you come home from work. While this would be an expensive proposition if you hired a florist to provide these lovely arrangements, there are simple do-it-yourself ideas that can allow you to create these beautiful bouquets for your home. Using fresh cut flowers and plants from your own garden, you can create easy, but elegant masterpieces from the results of your gardening efforts. Clear vases with unique shapes, blooms from your favorite flowering plants and a little water are all that are needed. Simply place the freshly cut blooms in a vase of water and enjoy. Be sure to cut the flower stems on an angle and remove lower leaves that otherwise would be submerged in water in the vase. Or, to provide background color to an arrangement, clip some burgundy foliage from Gardener's Confidence Collection's Ever Red Loropetalum and add a few small blooms from a favorite plant. Alternatively, blooms from Gardener's Confidence Collection's Heaven Scent, for example, float nicely on water, so clip the blossoms, drop them into a decorative bowl of water and fill any room with a delicate fragrance. And clipping fresh blooms from Gardener's Confidence Collection's Mini Penny Hydrangea or Heaven Scent Gardenia, for example, does not mean the end of your beautiful outdoor garden. Both plants are rebloomers, thus new blossoms will appear in just six to eight weeks. For additional gardening tips and information, visit www.gardenersconfidence.com
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