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Prep flowers by trimming at least 1 inch from the end of each stem. Remove leaves that will lie below the water level in the vase to help keep the arrangement fresh.
Select a vessel that complements the size and shape of your flowers. For example, a pitcher is ideal for long-stems, and a full bloom fits nicely in a bud vase.
Start by placing the larger, most dominant flowers in the vase to create the focus of your arrangement.
Next, surround large blooms with smaller flowers to create balance. Add greenery last to fill in any gaps and draw attention to dominant colors.
Finally, remove the pollen stamens from their bases to extend the life of your blooms and prevent pollen from discoloring petals.

Flowers can make your home feel more welcoming 
and add a burst of color to any room. Arranging flowers may seem intimidating at first, but with these basic tips, it's easy to create simple, beautiful arrangements with any type of flowers.

Another benefit of decorating with flowers is that it's one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to freshen your home's decor!

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