Although our gardens aren't yet self-sufficient for bouquet-making so early in the season, that doesn't mean we can't brighten up or living or dining rooms with some stems! Pick some lively-colored stems to serve as the focus of your bouquet, to ring in summer if you will, and then choose some simple and sweet, light colored stems to subtly maintain the youthful presence of spring while filling in the gaps between the summer stems. Then just pick a green filler, and you're good to go!
Make sure to cut the ends off of your stems and pick and leaves off that will fall below the water line in your vase. 
Arrange the bright stems as you'd like, then add your filler flowers.


Sometimes you have stems that have buds too low on the main stem to reach above the vase; I like to make a mini bouquet out of these and put them in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or even on a night table. May as well use them for something, right? Plus, it carries the charm of the bouquet beyond just the living or dining room!

Then you can place the main bouquet wherever you'd like!

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