Beautiful spring flower arrangements are easier to create than you think
As spring approaches, flowers will be blooming soon (or already in some places) — and on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” flower experts showed the ways best at achieving beautiful arrangements at home for special occasions or just a little brightening it up. any day.
Michael’s Florist and Greenhouse owners Gerard and Marie Laquaglia, husband and wife, from Bloomfield, New Jersey, joined the program to share smart tips for the house and home.
Gerald Laquaglia first demonstrated that he was building an arrangement in a wide, round vase – and used foam inside the large vase to support flowers with a new stem.
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While placing beautiful greenery in the center and flowers around the base, he emphasized the importance of cutting flower stems diagonally.
This will help the flowers absorb water more easily.
He started with hydrangeas – “you want to make the bottom” – and he began to split the stems and put them in a circle inside the round vase.
“You want [slice] them at an angle, because they drink more water, it is easier to preserve [them] in the ocean [that way] – and neither will the flowers [sit] firmly against the bottom of the vase, he said.
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He used greens for the center of the arrangement and noted that the foam inside the vase was soaked in water.
When that was done, he started planting taller stem cut flowers, including a beautiful row of Bells-of-Ireland and larkspur.
He said that these are now at the heart of the arrangement.
For added eye-catching color, he added hot pink roses and other flowers, filling in where needed to provide more interest, texture and balance.
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The “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-hosts then got into a competition as they each built their own flower arrangement as the clock ticked down.
The arrangement built by Rachel Campos-Duffy was named his favorite when she showed off her floral creation.
Michael’s Florist and Greenhouses of Bloomfield is family owned and operated, it explains on its website.
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“We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service,” the store also says.
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“Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That’s why we always go the extra mile to make your flower gift perfect. “
To learn more, watch the video at the top of this article, or click here to access it.