Flower Therapy + A Year in Flowers

Celebrating a year in flowers with a round up of DIY floral arrangements and seasonal centerpiece inspiration. You’ll find flower longevity tips, short cuts and techniques to create affordable arrangements using grocery store and garden flowers. 

A year in flowers with a round up of DIY monthly floral arrangements and seasonal centerpiece inspiration. You’ll find flower longevity tips, short cuts and techniques to create affordable arrangements using grocery store and garden flowers.

Happy January, I hope your holidays were merry and bright! I’m enjoying visiting with my sister this week and it’s been fun to catch up and relax by the twinkling lights of the tree after a busy December.

I have the pleasure of joining my Monday Morning Blooms friends, Shirley, Pam and Lidy, on the first and third Mondays every month. I always look forward to some flower therapy on those Mondays as helps my creativity *bloom*, even if I find myself scrambling to find flowers! I hope you’re up for some flower therapy too, as I share a look back at a year in flowers with highlights from the months and seasons.

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Create a puppy bouquet flower arrangement with this easy tutorial. This DIY is dog gone fun to create and share with someone in need of some puppy love, at a fraction of the price as one from the florist!

Puppy Flower Arrangement with Carnations

This puppy bouquet arrangement is dog gone fun to create and share with someone in need of some puppy love. You can create one for a fraction of the price of one from the florist. . . four-legged inspiration helpful, but not required. ;) 🐾🐾

Create an easy tea-themed flower arrangement and centerpiece for Valentine’s Day. A perfect way to share some love with your girlfriends with a Valentine’s Day Tea Party or to celebrate Galentine’s Day!

A Blooming Valentine’s Tea Party Centerpiece

This easy tea-themed flower arrangement and centerpiece is a perfect way to share some love with your girlfriends with a Valentine’s Day Tea Party or to celebrate Galentine’s Day!

Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table using lemons. This easy tutorial provides a little sunshine and interest to your glass vase, and is a fun and decorative way to conceal your flower stems!

Lemons and Bees Flower Arrangement and Table

 Use the vase-within-a-vase method for easy flower arranging! Lemons provide a sunny and decorative way to conceal the flower stems, with a surprise addition of some bee ‘jewelry’.

Create a flower arrangement and vase using a cabbage for spring or your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Tutorial includes flower arrangement longevity tips and additional floral inspiration.

Spring Green Cabbage Vase Floral Arrangement for St. Patrick’s Day

Reader favorite floral arrangement of 2019, using a cabbage as a vase for spring or St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Celebrating the arrival of spring in anticipation of gardening season. Ball jar bouquets of hyacinths, tulips and iris provide spring blooms to pair with vintage transferware for some tabletop gardening in the Potting Shed.

Spring Blooms in the Potting Shed

 Ball jar bouquets of hyacinths, tulips and iris provide spring blooms to pair with vintage transferware for some tabletop gardening in the Potting Shed.

Fresh floral table runner for spring or Easter with hydrangeas, snowball viburnum and decorative eggs.

Create a Fresh Floral Table Runner for Spring or Easter

 DIY blooming table runner with fresh flowers for an Easter or spring table! Snowball viburnum blooms join hydrangeas and decorative eggs in a runner down the length of the table.

Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms for Your Garden

Side note: I highly recommend planting a snowball viburnum this spring in your garden! See my post: Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms.

Create a floral centerpiece or bouquet for mom using both grocery store and garden flowers

Flowers for Mother’s Day Arrangement

Create a floral centerpiece or bouquet for mom using both grocery store and garden flowers

Blue transferware table vignette with flowers | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #transferware #blueandwhite #redwhiteandblue #flowers #tablescapes

Celebrating the Red, White and Bloom with Transferware

Use blue and white vessels or dishes with flowers for a patriotic nod to Memorial Day

Think outside the vase and upcycle a vintage honey can as a vase for garden flowers. Post includes includes flower arrangement longevity tips and additional floral inspiration.

Buzzing with Bees + ‘Honey It’s Good’ Flower Arrangement

Think outside the vase with an upcycled vintage honey can for garden flowers by the Potting Shed

Patriotic porch and arrangement in picnic tin with postcards

Easy Patriotic Flower Arrangement with a Picnic Tin, Mason Jars and Blooming Wellies

Celebrating the red, white and blue with flowers for the July 4th

Celebrate summer and create an arrangement and centerpiece for your table using fruit and flowers with these easy shortcuts and tips, no floral foam required.

DIY Summer Fruit and Flower Arrangement + Tablescape

DIY arrangement and centerpiece using fruit and flowers with easy shortcuts and tips, no floral foam required.

Create a flower arrangement using hydrangeas from the garden and a tip to keep your cut hydrangeas from wilting!

Dockside Dining with Butterflies and Hydrangeas 

Flower arrangement using hydrangeas from the garden and a tip to keep your cut hydrangeas from wilting.

Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table incorporating seashells. This easy tutorial adds some seaside charm and interest to your glass vase, in addition to a decorative way to conceal your flower stems.

DIY Summer Flower Arrangement with Seashells and Hydrangeas

Add some seaside charm for summer with a flower arrangement incorporating seashells

Celebrate the beauty of fall with an arrangement of foliage, pods and grasses, all gathered from the great outdoors. This easy arrangement adds some natural beauty and an organic touch of fall to your home, without the expense of buying flowers.

Fall Arrangement with Foliage

Celebrate the beauty of fall with an arrangement of foliage, pods and grasses gathered from the great outdoors. This easy arrangement adds some natural beauty and an affordable organic touch of fall to your home, free-for-the-clipping.

Create a blooming pumpkin as a centerpiece for your fall or Thanksgiving table the easy way~ no cutting required!

Autumn Table + DIY Blooming Pumpkin the Easy Way

Create a blooming pumpkin as a centerpiece for your fall or Thanksgiving table the easy way~ no cutting required!

Create an easy and long-lasting floral arrangement with these time-saving shortcuts and tips, using harvest elements as a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving or fall table.

Harvest of Blooms + Harvest Pumpkin Turkey Tablescape

DIY long-lasting floral arrangement with time-saving shortcuts and tips, using harvest elements as a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving or fall table

Fall flower arrangement and table incorporating feathers

‘In Fine Feather’ Alfresco Fall Arrangement and Tablescape

Fall flower arrangement incorporating feathers

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~Luther Burbank

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

~Luther Burbank

Bumblebee on lamb's ear

I hope you’ll buzz back over on Monday, January 6th when I join my Monday Morning Blooms’ friends and kick off the New Year with a winter-themed flower arrangement.

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  24 comments for “Flower Therapy + A Year in Flowers

  1. January 3, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Mary, Thanks so much for sharing your talent and tips with us. I have a lot more confidence and used the chicken wire and jars tucked in a box to create arrangements for my church and garden club. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

  2. Kathi
    January 3, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Every one of your arrangements are beautiful! I am so envious of your green thumb and talent. Your blog posts are always such a delight to open and peruse! Happy New Year! Looking forward to another exciting year with “Home is where the boat is”.

  3. Gail
    January 3, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Lovely lovely lovely

  4. Ann Woleben
    January 3, 2020 at 6:39 am

    So many lovely arrangements and your tutorials are easy to follow. Thank you~

  5. Jane
    January 3, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Mary
    Thanks for all your great ideas. They are so beautiful and cheerful!
    You make “my” day……..

  6. Rhonda S
    January 3, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  7. Susan Martin
    January 3, 2020 at 8:00 am

    You are one very talented woman. Please continue to share, to inspire and to create! You make my day!! Thank You!!!!!!

  8. Stephanie Heath
    January 3, 2020 at 8:01 am

    You are so talented and gifted and we are so lucky that you share your talents with us! Thankyou fort he tricks ,beauty and fun of your creations keep it up please💐

  9. Theresa R Keller
    January 3, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Mary, thank you for all your wonderful posts this past year! i look forward to them every week. Wishing you a Happy New Year in 2020 :)

  10. kitty
    January 3, 2020 at 8:29 am

    It was so nice to revisit all your beautiful arrangements, Mary! You always share your creativity and talents with us so willingly. Thank you! 💕

  11. June
    January 3, 2020 at 8:51 am

    You are so very talented. Everything you create is eye candy. .

  12. January 3, 2020 at 9:14 am

    A beautiful visit into your lovely year! Thank you!

  13. January 3, 2020 at 9:14 am

    The perfect way to start my day, flush in lush gorgeous bouquets and plants! I have been pruning roses, bent over head to knees for a week, hauling pavers and bearing frozen solid fountains with numb fingers working until I can barely shuffle home, why, FOR THIS KIND OF BEAUTY! thanks for such beautiful bounty~

  14. January 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    What beautiful photography you have here! The flower puppy – at the top of the post – is so cute and the cabbage with the flowers on top elegant. A very inspiring and lovely post indeed! Wish you a happy new year with lots more flower therapy :-)

  15. Clara
    January 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful bloom therapy on a dreary day! Yay! All of your creations are delightful. Enjoy your sister’s visit; have fun & relax. We’re looking forward to Monday! Clara ❤️

  16. Susan Beninato
    January 3, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful Mary. Thanks so much for bringing so much beauty and joy into our day. Always, always look forward to your posts. I wish you a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

  17. January 3, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Happy New Year! Loved seeing a year of flowers in review…. all of them so lovely!

  18. January 3, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Mary, I love each one of these and remember each one. I cannot choose a favorite, they are all unique and beautiful. It is such a delight to share Monday Morning Blooms with three very talented and creative ladies! See you Monday❤️

  19. Cyndi Raines
    January 3, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    What a wonderful flower year in review. They are all so pretty, but I have to say the very first one, the puppy face made with the white carnations has stolen my heart. ♥️🐾 I am still amazed at how life-like it is, especially with the fur-babies in the background looking on. The lemon – bee flower arrangement is my second favorite — like sunshine in a jar! You are the BEST Mary! Looking forward to this Monday and more inspiration.

  20. January 4, 2020 at 10:27 am

    These are so beautiful! Great ideas x

  21. January 5, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    My flower loving friend, this is a fabulous way to start the new year! I don’t like to single out a favorite, but the puppy arrangement certainly has stolen my heart! I pinned the mosaic for quick reference. Thanks, Mary! I look forward to 2020 and all that you will share!

  22. January 6, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Mary, I started reading this post thinking I would pick a favorite, but it is impossible! They are all so stunning and beautiful! I always appreciate your professional tips and inspiration, what a treat to have a chance to revisit all these gorgeous arrangements in 1 post!
    Jenna

  23. January 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for this blog. I learned a lot from this blog. I love flowers so much. Thanks for these tips you post for us. What a beautiful flower designs and arrangement. I hope you can teach me flower arrangements like that so that I can use it if there is an occasion in our family.

  24. May 10, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Your floral arrangements are too-die-for. Once social distancing ends in our state and we really feel it is safe to go to the stores during designated times for the demographics particularly at risk for the virus, I am going to start buying flowers again and adding them to my roses and copying some of your arrangements and tips. You are awesome.

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