So you just got yourself a fresh bouquet of gorgeous flower arrangement from the farmer's market, only to come home and place it in a vase that doesn't do it justice at all! While it's fun to pair, mix and match different types and colors of blooms to suit your taste and liking, the real deal come from the vases and containers that the bouquets will be living in. I've recently read up on how certain blooms pair best with certain vases (safe to say that I've experienced the struggle too) and here's the matches that works best together! So the next time you take home one, you'll know precisely the perfect way to showcase it.
A mason jar is a simple and quirky way to showcase the bold and cheerful sunflower! Plus you can even decorate your mason jars beforehand for a flair of creativity!
If you're a sunflower lover, you'll know that actual sunflowers are known to grow up to 12 feet tall! So using a tall vase not only shows how stunning they are but also ensures that they won't topple over.
These containers give it the perfect rusty feel which pairs nicely with the carefree, laid back sunflower. If you're looking for farmhouse cottage vibes then this pairing is definitely for you!
Fit and Flare
The fit and flare is the best vase to stylishly show off a slightly fuller rose bouquet. Works best with different coloured roses!
Roses are definitely statement flowers, so pair it with elegant shapes like the trumpet to up the luxe and wow factor.
Nothing shows off the timeless grace of roses more than an old fashioned vintage vase that you've uncovered from the basement.
Carnations are perfect for a small bubble bowl for its short and sturdy stems that can be cut to any length without harming them!
There's only one lone carnation here but a short vase actually adds more control to a larger bouquet of carnations.
Vintage Patterned Vases
It's a quirky match of the retro carnations with a beautifully patterned vase.
The square vase is the perfect vase for lilies to blossom into a full bouquet that is sure to intrigued your guests.
Tall Slender Vase
Lilies are known to require fresh water daily and a tall and slender vase allows for easy refills and less spillage.
For those of you who prefers or have a smaller bouquet, this vase is perfect and looks super cute for the full blooms!
A tall square vase will show off the elegant stems of your fresh orchids!
Oval Round Vase
The rounded shape at the bottom of the vase encourages the elegant curve of an orchid stem.
By placing these stunning flowers inside a small, slim vase, the flowers do all the talking!
What do you do if you're a pet lover but also want your home to be a greenhouse because of your love for plants? Are you afraid that choosing the wrong plant will create toxic vibes for your furry friends? Or worse, get them sent straight to the ER?
Well fret not for all it needs is just a lil' bit of know-how and label-reading to give you an idea on which plants are safe for your furry friends. And the best thing of all, these plants look so chic they fit right into your stylish home!
Staghorn Ferns are large, bifurcated fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant and it really is an amazing vegan alternative if you're not the type to hang innocent dead animals up on your walls. These fuzzy ferns look best mounted on wooden boards finished with vintage burlap to give it a rustic, farmhouse feel. Or just put it in a quirky pot for an au naturel vibe! They’re neat and are completely safe for pets and are absolutely stunning. They also like high humidity and medium light, and not direct sunlight and caring for them is just a simple misting 1-2 times a week or if it's in a pot, water it once a week.
Don't worry, just because it's called a spider plant doesn't mean it's going to turn into a big hairy spider at night and crawl into your bed! This foliage with long, spiky leaves just demands to be noticed. Think dramatic but without overdoing it. More mature spider plants have small white flowers that looks super cute. If you want your spider plant to thrive, give them access to bright light and water them generously through summer. Just make sure you dry them out between waterings. The spider plant’s ability to produce dangling ‘plantlets’ also makes it ideal for hanging baskets. Plus points: your pets can actually play with its "dangly fingers" when they run out of squeaky toys!
These are definitely one of my all time favorite! These colorful, tufty little buddies just look so bright and cheerful for the soul. They might look spiky but they actually work pretty well as scratching posts for those itchy paws! They’re super cute, and look best when they're paired up with other pet safe succulents or grouped together. Basic care is pretty, well, basic so they're probably going to be the easiest plant you'll ever take care of. Let dry out completely and water once or twice a week. Remember, these usually live in a desert so they are pretty hydrated.
Lemon Button Fern
Also known as the Fishbone Fern, with its delicate arching stems lines with tiny leaves and button-like foliage, the Lemon Button Fern is the perfect accent piece for a shelf or tabletop. It is also said to smell slightly lemony when you crush the leaves hence the name. This dainty, yet eye-catching plant makes it an ideal houseplant as it does not appreciate direct light and it's also super pet friendly! Best to keep the soil moist without over-saturating the plant.
Surely all you ever wanted to do is to add some tropical greenery into your interior, but obviously a quick internet search attempt reveals that your tropical plant of choice is malignant to your furry family members. Well search no more for the tall, lanky Areca Palm is a safe option and makes the chicest houseplant ever. Notable for its air-purifying effects, it is relatively easy to care for. Just try not to over-water the plant, but it’s a good idea to hydrate it when the soil below the surface begins to feel a tad bit dry.
Areca is the kind of plant you can flaunt with joy in a big pot such as a colorful patterned one for a fun effect or a metallic one for that modern look. Talk about an instant focal point for the room, one your guests will surely marvel at!
Want to grow your own food but don't have any land to do it on? Renting doesn’t have to mean forgoing garden-to-table produce or that delightful feeling of soil between your fingers. You might have thought having a little garden in your apartment was impossible. Think again!
I’m not talking about common houseplants either - try a veritable Eden of home-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Plus, you can bid adieu to intrusive weeds. Transform your balcony, window sill or just about any space into your very own urban garden.
Consider how much room and light you have to determine which kinds of containers can house your mini garden. This will also help you figure out what you’d like to plant.
Cheers to those of you with a little more outdoor room to get creative with. For the rest of us? Here are a few creative suggestions for saving space - and your wallet.
MASON JAR GARDEN
Looking for a no-muss, no fuss solution? A mason jar is your answer. These inexpensive rustic delights will add a bit of flair whether you’re planting indoors or outdoors. But since you can’t exactly poke a hole in a mason jar, you’ll need to make your own type of drainage system by placing tiny rocks at the bottom to provide a bit of separation between the water and the soil.
VEGETABLE GARDEN PALLET
Think upcycling! You can grow an amazing quantity of lettuce and other vegetables with shipping pallets. Nail ‘em up, wheel ‘em out; you can do whatever you want with pallets. The Garden Answer tells you exactly what you’ll need to start growing your vertical vegetable farm.'
If you are really tight on space, consider starting as basic and as small as growing some strawberries on your windowsill! You can hang window boxes on balcony railings too. The more affordable ready-made boxes are made of wood, composite materials or metal. Just give it a custom look by painting the boxes according to the exterior trim of your apartment to tie them into your home’s colour scheme. Wall sticker design by Nina Larkina
Another version of a raised garden is to grow vegetables in a container, or in wine crates! Fit the corners with protective seal, a liner and brackets. You can change your garden’s look by moving them around as and when you like, if you have enough room to play with. Or stack ‘em up! These are great if you’re looking to grow tomatoes or root vegetables.
Tomato Tip! Pick a sunny spot for tomatoes to thrive in. Also, keep in mind that you’ll want the determinate variety, more commonly known as bush tomatoes. This breed grow to a compact height of approximately 4 ft which is perfect for container gardening.
Have your thumbs gone green?You can start planning your urban garden now but just ask yourself when deciding what fruits or vegetables you want to nurture: Where do I want to start my garden? How much sun-light does that space get? Which produce will I use most in the kitchen? What season is it? Happy Gardening!