Having fresh flowers in the home not only looks amazing, but it can also have a positive impact on our emotional wellbeing. And if you’ve been working hard to grow such stunning blooms in the first place, why not display them throughout your home?
Here are the five types every DIY florist should own, for displaying arrangements of all different shapes and sizes.
1. Narrow neck vase
This is the most classic shaped vase, with a wide base that narrows towards the neck to keep blooms bunched together.
Use it to display: Flowers with thin stems that will fit through the neck but have a big corolla, such as hydrangeas, magnolias and crepe myrtle.
2. Bud vase
A bud vase can be short or tall, but the common feature is a tiny neck that’s perfect for holding a single or a few small stems.
Use it to display: Smaller cuttings from the garden like geraniums, daisies and freesias, or to display a single favourite flower every week.
3. Cylinder vase
Tall, with plenty of space, a cylinder vase is great for larger blooms that also have a lot of foliage.
Use it to display: Bountiful bunches like lilies and and hollyhock.
4. Cube vase
Short, but with a large surface area, a cube vase is best used for shorter stem flowers or flowers with a small corolla, to make them more impactful.
Use it to display: Roses and tulips trimmed to the right size.
5. Flared vase
The opposite to a narrow neck, a flared face has a thinner base and flares out towards the neck.
Use it to display: Flowers with minimal foliage on their stems but and abundant round bloom, like peonies and ranunculus.
If you more into greenery than flowers, check out these indoor options: