Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like fresh flowers. But forget the boring bouquet!
California Life’s Audra Stafford went straight to the expert– Lesley Stowe–to get some fun floral ideas to show mom you care.
Lesley is the founder of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods. She has also written a cookbook, and her signature product–Raincoast Crisps–has been featured on Oprah’s O-List and in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine.
One flower arrangement Lesley says you can easily do at home–the rose martini. Simply take a large martini glass, cut the rose stems fairly short, then fill the glass! Simple, right?
Are you hoping to arrange that perfect bouquet? Here are some tips from Lesley to create the perfect floral arrangement for your special lady!
Be creative! Many people get very intimidated when it comes to creating their own floral arrangements however that is what makes it special and unique from you! Lesley uses cups, bowls, and vases of all shapes and sizes to play host to her beautiful flowers. Lesley also says that when arranging a bouquet it is a good idea to stick to one central theme, color, and flower because the simplicity will make the arrangement that much more effective! Finally, Lesley also says that it is best to decorate in odd numbers to make for uniqueness and effectiveness.
To see more of Lesley Stowe’s great Mother’s Day ideas, be sure to watch California Life, airing statewide this week and online at www.californialifehd.com!