Make a flower arrangement with limelights and sunflowers to cheer up your space during those late summer days! Easy and so fast.
Welcome to 20 Minute Decorating…a monthly feature that provides simple ideas for quick decor refreshers, and they can all be accomplished in 20 minutes or less! There are periods of time during the year when our homes become a bit stale. I find that when a season is winding down, a little decor pick-me-up helps matters immensely. We are enjoying the last weeks of summer right now, and it’s the perfect time for limelights and sunflowers. (More on my limelight bushes at the end of the post.)
I picked up a package of five sunflowers at the grocery. I rarely go inside the grocery store these days, but when I do, I always treat myself to a bunch of flowers. To take my sunflowers to the next level, I paired them with fresh cut limelight hydrangeas from my front yard.
Limelights and Sunflowers Arrangement
- Gather your favorite vessel, scissors, sunflowers, and hydrangeas. If you don’t have or can’t get hydrangeas, just use any fluffy white flower that’s available.
- Add water to your vessel and then place the hydrangea stems. (I used seven.)
- Nestle the sunflowers in between the hydrangeas.
- Stand back and make any necessary adjustments.
Tip: Just before you place your stems in the water, give them a fresh snip with scissors.
The thing I like best about flower arrangements like this is the pop of color. The sunflowers are like smiling faces peeking out of the hydrangeas. I placed this pitcher of flowers in our living room, right where I can see it when I’m working or watching TV. Our home was feeling quiet and empty, and this flower-filled pitcher made such a difference. Don’t ever underestimate the power of natural elements!
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Just in case you are wondering, the pictures above and below show the current state of my limelight hydrangea bushes. They are full of blooms, but once again, the blooms are drooping to the ground. In the spring of 2019, these bushes were trimmed by mistake, and I had no blooms at all last summer. This year the bushes escaped a spring pruning, and even though the blooms are smaller than usual, they are still big enough to weigh down the branches. Another issue is that we just had some rain, which has made the branches droop even more. I have to admit that even with all of their imperfections, I do love the way they look. As always, I will enjoy them now, and hope for a better display next year.
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