For this month's flower post, we're focusing on Mother's Day (May 10th). Moms always say, just make me something. But we know how much they/we love flowers. So we're showing mom some appreciation with these DIY blooms. 

The flowers cost us just under $50. You can contact your local flower mart or ask your grocery store, like Whole Foods, to order them for you (even Trader Joe's has a floral department that can check flower availability for you). Here's what you'll need:

1 vase (small to medium).

2 stems of amaryllis (peach).

1 bunch of nerine (pink).

1 bunch of dubium (yellow or orange).

1 bunch of bleeding heart (pink).

Take the bleeding heart, trim and fill your vase with it.

Add one stem of amaryllis at the center, and another to the left.

Place three stems of dubium on the right. 

Sprinkle the remainder of the dubium to the left/throughout the arrangement. Take three nerine at a time and place near left, right and center.

Now you have this beauty for mom -- or yourself! 


Don't know what you're going to do for your Easter flowers yet? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Today kicks off our inaugural monthly flower post. We'll take you through the details on making your own gorg arrangement. The flowers for the beauty above were just over $30 (and gave us leftovers). You'll need:

1 vase (small to medium)

2-3 bunches of ranunculus (coral, pink, magenta)

3 stems (or 1 bunch) of french tulips (orangish)

1 bunch of freesia (magenta)

Take 3 ranunculus and trim them to vase length. 

Set aside 5 ranunculus for later. With the rest of the ranunculus, continue to add them in bunches of 3 until you've filled the outer portion of the vase. Keep some shorter/close to the rim and let others hang out longer. Work to arrange the coral on the right, with the magenta on the left and the pink in the middle to marry them.

Add your 3 orangish tulips to the right. Place your freesia on the left, 3 stems at a time. Continue to add freesia as you make your way up to the top and over. Fill in the center with those 5 ranunculus you saved. And you're done! [If you live in a hot climate, place in your refrigerator until party time.]