Welcome Spring with a Grandiflora Arrangement and Tablescape

Create a floral arrangement to welcome spring at the table. You’ll find flower longevity tips as well as additional floral inspiration.

Grandiflora Spring Arrangement and Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Happy Spring!

I’m happy to be joining my Monday Morning Blooms friends

for a little flower therapy to welcome spring today!

You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their blooming creations

at the bottom of this post.

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We’re welcoming spring for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms!

Grandiflora Spring Arrangement and Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

I picked some flowers from the grocery store with color inspiration from a favorite spring tablecloth. . .

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement using chicken wire | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Alstroemeria, Charmelia, Stock and Tulips,

to fill a tureen for centerpiece for a spring table.

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement using chicken wire | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

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I started with a favorite tool, chicken wire, to support the flower stems for easy arranging.

Chicken wire is an eco-friendly alternative to wet flower foam as it is reusable.

Cut your chicken wire at least 4 inches wider than the opening of your container,

so you have some excess wire to bend and hold against the walls of your container.

If needed, use waterproof floral tape across the opening of your container

to keep the chicken wire from lifting as your arrange your stems.

Tip: Use a Lazy Susan Turntable for flower arranging and

easy viewing of all sides of your arrangement while working!

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement with tulips | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

 I always remove the outer leaf of tulips which are usually tattered and wilted.

Cut tulips will continue to grow in the vase, gaining an inch or more in height, so

 I cut them a little shorter with that in mind when adding them to an arrangement.

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement using chicken wire | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

The photo below is how the arrangement looked four days later,

you can see how the tulips have grown, taller than the stock in the container.

Vase life for cut tulips is 3-10 days, depending on variety, care and maturity.

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement using chicken wire | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Here are few tips to help extend the life of your flowers in your arrangement:

Cut your flower stems at a 45 degree angle for maximum water uptake and

remove any leaves below the water line.

 Always add floral preservative packets to your vase water.

 If you don’t have any floral preservative, you can make your own with this easy formula.

 Check your water level to top it off as needed and change your water

every other day if possible, to reduce bacteria and extend the vase life.

Tip: Use Crowning Glory to get more bang for the buck and prolong the life of your flowers! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #tips

To get the most bang for your buck and life from your flowers, use an

 an anti-transpirant spray like Crowning Glory that seals in moisture!

It dries clear and is safe to use on all flower types, especially beneficial

for flowers that are prone to wilting due to moisture loss, like hydrangeas.

Hydrangea plate and Grandiflora Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape

When I bring my flowers home, I trim the stems, place them in a bucket of water mixed

with floral preservative and spray them with Crowning Glory.

After I arrange them in my container, I give the completed arrangement

another spray. I’ve had flowers last easily two weeks, sometimes longer!

Note: Wait to spray roses after they are open with Crowning Glory

as it will prohibit them from opening further.

 Grandiflora Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape

‘Grandiflora’ definition:

ADJECTIVE

Denoting a variety of a cultivated plant that bears large flowers.

Grandiflora Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

A grandiflora tablecloth provides big beautiful blooms to celebrate spring!

Grandiflora Spring Arrangement and Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Grandiflora Spring Arrangement and Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

I picked a bouquet of flowers from the dish garden to welcome spring at the table . . .

Narcissus Daffodil Plate and Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Daffodils are harbingers of Spring and always first to arrive to celebrate the season . . .

Daffodils | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #daffodils #garden #spring #flowers

Tulip Plate and Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Tulips quickly follow . . .

Hydrangea plate and spring tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape

Hydrangeas will be flowering the first of May in our zone 7b garden   . .

Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

Magnolia Grandiflora plates and spring tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden #magnolia #tablescape

And I alway look forward to the big beautiful blooms of Magnolia grandiflora,

arriving mid-May through the beginning of June.

Magnolia Grandiflora bloom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden #magnolia

See a Scent-sational Duo of Magnolia and Gardenia, HERE.

Grandiflora Spring Arrangement and Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Napkin rings provide additional blooms as well as flatware, alight with butterflies.

Spring Floral Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Spring Floral Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #tablescape #tulips #stock

Table Details:

Floral Plates / Pottery Barn, many years ago

Tablecloth & Napkins / Ralph Lauren Antibes, HomeGoods, several years ago

Napkin Rings / consignment

Cabbage Plates / Bordallo Pinheiro

Goblets  / Mikasa French Countryside

Flatware / Portmeirion Botanic Garden

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Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

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“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”

 – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”  – Algernon Charles Swinburne | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #quote

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  28 comments for “Welcome Spring with a Grandiflora Arrangement and Tablescape

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  2. March 21, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Happy Spring Mary🌸. You certainly welcomed in Spring with this most beautiful arrangement of flowers complementing the gorgeous grandiflora tablecloth. The tablescape of spring themed dinnerware and flatware (always wonderfully coordinating with your plate stack adding such beauty and sometimes that whimsical touch) is so beautifully curated in that amazing “Mary fashion”. Thank you for introducing us to the Crowning Glory Flower Spay….it truly is remarkable!….Thank you for the gorgeous spring inspiration today Mary!! Love joining you and our flower friends to welcome in Spring today! 🌸

  3. Rita C.
    March 21, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Happy Spring, Mary! This floral arrangement and table setting brings me joy this morning! I love your tips you share for making blooms look their best for their longest. Also love how you picked flowers from your dish garden. I am looking forward to the lineup of this year’s show (sadly, tulip magnolia buds were freeze-dried here with last week’s snow and just fell off the branches before blooming). Your RL cloth and choice of blooms make a great pairing. Well done!

  4. March 21, 2022 at 7:20 am

    That arrangement says SPRING for sure! I’ll be heading out today to start cleaning up some beds where daffodils and crocuses are already in bloom. We have had days of sun and 70s and that great for Indiana! Have to go so I can finish the other blogs!!! 🌷🦋🌺💐🌸🌼🌻

  5. March 21, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Good morning, Mary. Spring is definitely in bloom on your porch. The floral arrangement is beautiful in your tureen, ah the gorgeous colors of spring. I don’t remember ever seeing the floral plates before. I love how they complement the blooming RL cloth. Lovely flatware and napkin rings bring more floral beauty to your table.

    It is always a treat to join you for Monday Morning Blooms and flower therapy. Happy Spring 💚

  6. March 21, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Ain’t spring grand! Love your fresh picked plates, your attention to detail is always exquisite, I didn’t know tulips grew, wild fact! I was looking forward to your springerific welcome, you never disappoint!

  7. March 21, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I love how your flower arrangement matches your tablecloth Mary! Gorgeous! I always appreciate your flower tips, question: I thought tulips didn’t like flower preservative? The flower plates are so pretty, I don’t remember seeing them before. Your table and flowers are a beautiful welcome to Spring!
    Jenna

  8. Bonnie Morgan
    March 21, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Mary, your table welcomes spring beautifully. I had the unfortunate experience years ago with a tulip arrangement that grew overnight for a large engagement party I was hostessing. And I had ordered it from a florist!!
    A turntable is great for arranging and I forget to get mine out sometime.
    Your daffodils are gorgeous. So healthy looking.
    Your table has so many lovely elements. You know how to put it together.
    Thanks for the floral therapy today. Enjoy your week.

  9. Sandra Brown
    March 21, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Sigh……thanks! I needed that! Beautiful! Inspiring!

    • Clara
      March 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm

      Mary, Your bouquet is so pretty! Your tablecloth and tablescape are so colorful and welcoming. Love the plates and the narrative you provided. We’ve had storms today but thankfully none severe here; just a ton of rain. Hope you escape the severe storms as well as they appear to be headed your way. Stay safe! Clara❤️

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    March 21, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Mary, your floral arrangement is gorgeous and the perfect welcome of spring! Thanks for all the wonderful flower arranging tips. I’m going to order me some Crowning Glory, and I’ll keep the tip about the roses in kind. Your entire tablescape is beautiful, and I adore those sweet plates! Happy Spring!

  11. March 21, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Happy spring Mary. Your grandiflora f arrangement is gorgeous and they look fabulous in your white tureen. How lovely to drape your table with a grandiflora RL tablecloth. Love your floral plates. My daffodils have sun will dried up in the California sun. Thanks for the tips. It is nice to have flowers last longer.

  12. Leah
    March 21, 2022 at 10:49 am

    What lovely flowers- and table! It’s just perfect for early spring and I love the tablecloth with the plates and tureen arrangement. Thanks for sharing the tip on the Crowning Glory spray – I’m ordering some today! I’ve used Wilt-proof for greenery and wreaths for years, but have never heard of floral spray. Ingenious! Have a lovely week.

  13. March 21, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Happy Spring! Beautiful arrangement. And thank you for your helpful tip about Crowning Glory spray.

  14. March 21, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I could imagine how divine all these flowers filled the room with delicious scent. So pretty and what fun! Sandi

  15. March 21, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Not only is your flower arrangement and table lovely, but your tips are invaluable. I especially enjoyed learning about spraying the flowers with Crowning Glory…thank you!

  16. March 21, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Happy Spring Mary! You welcomed spring in a grand way, amazingly beautiful! I love the table cloth, the plates, the everything, but mostly of course those stunning flowers. Thank you for the exquisite spring inspiration today, I can almost hear the birds sing a sweet spring song. It’s a joy to join you and our flower therapy friends to welcome in Spring today

  17. Jerrie Stanton
    March 21, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Happy Spring Mary! I echo Karen’s sentiment about your tips, they are so good to know, especially with the rising cost of flowers (along with everything else) these days. Your flower arrangement and tablecloth are so beautiful. Jerrie

  18. Jo
    March 21, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Beautiful Mary! You matched the flowers to the tablecloth perfectly! 🌸🌷🍽

  19. Nancy Brantley
    March 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Happy Spring! Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!

  20. Liz
    March 21, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    You make the most beautiful bouquets of flowers! Very pretty tablecloth and dishes!

  21. Cyndi Raines
    March 21, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Just beautiful! It amazes me how you can match everything so perfectly! Checked my daffodils today and they are finally poking through, up about an inch and I’m sure yours are already blooming, you lucky southerners! Happy Spring! 🥀🌾⚘

  22. Sandy
    March 22, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Beautiful! 🌸💐🌷🍽💕

  23. Teresa Cline
    March 22, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Mary, you never cease to amaze me with your tablescapes or flower arrangements! Your grandiflora tablecloth is stunning love how you coordinated the flowers to match. Thank you for all the tips and sources you provide. I just ordered some quick crowning glory. Happy Spring! Teresa

  24. March 22, 2022 at 9:27 am

    What a gorgeous Spring centerpiece you’ve created for your table, Mary. It’s amazing to me to see how much the tulips grew! That’s a beautiful tablecloth and plates to celebrate this first week of Springtime! 💐💕

  25. Barbara at Mantel and Table
    March 24, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Mary! I SO love your flower arrangements, and I really appreciate the tips too. It’s all beautiful! Thanks so much for this lovely moment in my busy day!

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