This lovely bouquet arrived at our office recently and, although gorgeous, was showing off a little too much leg when we put it in that clear vase. Look at those naked stems! So we took the opportunity to try an easy little floral trick which took two minutes and really improved this arrangement. It's so easy!
Hiding the stems with a large leaf (which I "borrowed" from a nearby houseplant) makes the whole shebang look more polished and lets you really focus on those beautiful blooms. Maybe you've seen this trick on delivered bouquets, but we took it one important step further.
Since we know that removing extra leaves from the flower stems decreases rot and bacteria in the water (and keeps the flowers alive longer), it doesn't make much sense to immediately add in another type of leaf. So we located a slightly larger second vase, trimmed the leaf and then wrapped it around the outside of the smaller one — sandwiching the decorative leaf in between.
See? A prettier arrangement and a healthier bouquet.
Incidentally, we realized you could use any type of organic material in between the two layers of vases — moss, bark or whatever you have on hand — if you don't have a leaf that's large enough to go the distance.
Will you try this?