The weather is warming up and everything is turning green. It is a great time to incorporate sunny yellows and green limes into your home this spring. Whether you are getting ready to put your house on the market, stage your home or just having a fun dinner party...creating floral centerpieces with fresh limes and lemons will bring that "springtime" feeling into your house.
In addition, the smell of the limes mixing with the florals creates a very fresh scent. Citrus fruits bring a natural bright element and texture to centerpieces. These floral arrangements do not take that long to put together and really do make a statement.
Lemons and limes in floral arrangements not only look very beautiful but they also help prolong the life of your flowers! When you add lemons (or lemon juice) to the water in your flower vase, it helps to improve the flow of water in the flower stems. In addition, the natural sugars from the lemons help open the buds on your flowers and the acid in the lemons will also help reduce the amount of residue/fungi build-up in your flower vase.
The result is a beautiful and unique centerpiece, guaranteed to catch the eyes of your guests and also help save you a lot of money (compared to buying a pre-made centerpiece from a florist).
Here's how to make the centerpiece which is perfect for spring:
*Lemons or Limes (about 3-8, depending on size of vase)
1.) Cut up Lemons/limes into slices. Use as many as you need, for the look you want.
2.) Fill your vase with water.
3.) Arrange flowers into vase.
4.) Add lemons and or limes one at a time
They may try to float up, but just continue adding more lemons, pushing them down into each other - using your hand, or a wooden spoon. You may also put a vase into a vase (cylinder) effect. Then just keep placing lemons or limes all around the vase until they are nice and snug and stay in place.
You can also use other citrus fruits such as oranges or grapefruit to enhance your flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this simple and fruitful idea. It just adds a nice little twist to your floral arrangements.
Darien resident Janine Vairo is a Real Estate Agent at Kelly Associates, Real Estate Inc. located at 780 Boston Post Road. Janine blogs about trends in the real estate market. Follow her on Patch and subscribe to receive new posts and like her on Facebook.