'Round about this time of year everyone falls hard for fall colors - the deep yellows, the burnt oranges, the deep reds. And while we're well documented fans of the magic show the foliage performs during autumn, we can't help but pine for a pop of color every now and then. If you're crushing for some color like us, these anemones are just the ticket! Follow along for our top tips below for arranging and caring for these bright beauties!
Unwrap all the elements in your box and get ready for some flower fun - the Farmgirl way! First, empty the flower food pack into the cup and fill it to approximately 3/4 full with cool tap water.
Next up- get arranging! Pretending like your hand is the vase, gather all of the anemones in your hand. Use a firm but gentle grip as these flowers have a notoriously delicate stem! Being to stagger the heights of your blooms. This will help to give your final arrangements a more casual vibe. Pro tip: we also like to rotate the stems so the head of each flower fall out in all directions. Once you're satisfied with the height and overall feel of your anemones, measure the steps aginst the height of the vase to determine where to trim.
Next, grab a pair of scissors, floral shears (or even a sharp kitchen knife) and cut the stems below your first at your desired height. Pro tip: even if you're happy with the height of your flowers, you need to cut at least one inch from the bottom. A fresh cut is super important! It lets each stem take a big, fresh drink of water and rehydrate after their travels to you.
Place the stems into the vessel. Remember the shorter the stems, the snugger the fit into the vase Also keep in mind that as the flowers open more, the arrangement will begin to look fuller. Leaving a little breathing room now will keep your vase from overcrowding once these buds get blooming!
For the longest life treat these ladies with special care. We recommend keeping them far from direct sunlight or any extra toasty areas in your house. We also recommend changing the water daily (or as often as you can remember)! Fresh trims and clean water keep the flowers perky and ensures your blooms are staying hydrated!