I love and adore Fresh Flowers as much as every other girl, but it can get a bit pricey. I know some of you live near a certain store where you can get gobs and gobs of fresh flowers for very little investment. But some of us, live in the boondocks and find it a little more challenging and costly.
I had been on the hunt for some peonies and apparently my daughter was too, she texted me one morning with a picture attached and said look what I found. I pretty much had just rolled out of bed, but I threw my clothes on and drove straight to that store to get my little paws on some. I was sure people would be swarming around them, but no, I forget for a moment where I live. If I was going to do it, I was going big, so I bought three bunches at $12.99 a bunch and each bunch had only 5 buds. I wanted to buy all they had which would have been about $300. dollars, but reality set in. I was thrilled to have them in my hands. Once I got home, I started to figure out how I could get the most bang for my buck. I wanted to use them over and over again, get as many pictures as I could and use them in different vases. Which would mean cutting them down.
And so it began. Some were open and some were buds, so I knew I had at least a few days. I would start with the tallest vessel and then over the days I would slowly cut them down to use them in different and smaller vases. Oh this was going to be fun. Did I mention I love flowers and photography.
On day one I took a few photos as they came, then I cut about one and half inches off to use them in this sweet white pitcher from Homegoods.
Then cut down by 1 1/2 inches, and I moved this pitcher around the house grabbing several pictures until I found my favorite spot for them.
Another day, I trimmed back a little more.
Then I cut to the smallest and using only the buds that hadn’t opened……
Finally……a few flower heads and fallen petals for a watch picture I needed.
If you take your time and do a little everyday, you can get quite a few shots. 🙂
So go purchase some flowers and have some fun.
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