Monday, May 10, 2010

Lilac Bouquets

My favorite spring flower arrangement is a simple bouquet of fresh-cut lilacs. And since they're in full bloom right now, I'm taking full advantage of their beauty!

To make a lilac bouquet, you'll need sharp clippers, a cutting board, jar of lukewarm water and a hammer. Cut the lilacs with the woodiest branches. Because the blooms are large, you'll need the heavier stem to keep them upright. Gently shake them before bringing them inside. Earwigs like to hide out in the flowers!

Lay the woody stem on the cutting board and use the hammer to mash the end. This allows the water to get up into the stem.

The bouquet should last 5-7 days, depending on the temperature of your house.

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