How to Add Daffodils to Baskets
Over the years, friends have asked me how I make these flower arrangements in baskets and vases and they are quite simple.
This rabbit was not planned. I was looking for flower vases at our local Salvation Army store when I ran across this little rabbit basket. Originally it had a plastic burgundy hat, old ribbon around it's neck and some grey plastic bib, all quickly removed to reveal the charming black-eyed bunny.
Whether it's this rabbit basket or just a plain one, it's easy to add spring daffodils or any flowers of your choice. Find a glass container that will fit inside the basket to hold water. I picked one up at the Salvation Army store since I wasn't sure what I had at home.
Wash it out with hot water and let it dry. If you use soap, make sure it is washed out well or the soap can make the flowers droop faster.
Don't worry what kind of container you use, although clear or light colored is better than something dark. Once the flowers are added, it won't matter what you have them in because the flowers will cover the bowl.
The trick is to cut the flowers so that they have room to bloom but won't fall over. I will test cut one to make sure I have the right stem length, and then cut the rest.
I also use clear florist marbles placed around the flowers to keep them standing upright in the glass vase in the basket.
No problem if you don't have the florist marbles, rocks or even washed driveway gravel will work.
Once you add the marbles or rock gently around the daffodil stems, don't forget to slowly add room temperature water until the container is full.
For 20 years or more, I used to take these cut flowers into my office's coffee room. I'm still getting adjusted to being retired from that job so I placed the bunny where I could enjoy it, on my den coffee table.
The forecast is for cold temperatures and possibly snow over the next few days. I will enjoy these signs of spring with my tea as winter makes it's last stand outside, or so I hope!