Floral of the month: Pitcher me this

Pitcher me this

Primary flower origin: Holland

“Pitcher me this” is the perfect May arrangement because it is light and airy, just in time for when the heat starts to roll in. It includes: 

1. Catkin (pussy willow)

2. Hyacinth 

3. Dianthus 

4. Eucalyptus

Why it works 

The vessel: Think outside the vase and select surprising vessels to complement the arrangement. 

Let them be: Let the flowers do what they do in nature; some stand tall, and some droop. 

Common scents: Choose florals to add fragrance and beauty. In this case, the hyacinth sweetens the air.

The Fox’s care tips

Sean Bishop is the founder and owner of The Fox and Olive on Mathews Drive

For most fresh florals these are tips to prolong the life and beauty of your fresh arrangement:

1. Change the water every two to three days. This means removing the florals and washing the vessel. 

2. Never use plant food. Sean says, “If nature wanted flowers to be fed food, there would be food in the rain.” 

3. Cut the stems every four days.

4. Preen flowers and leaves as they wilt or die.

5. Choose quality stems over cheap ones. Quality and care will prolong the arrangement and more than pay back the cost difference. 

Little-known Fox fun fact: 

The Catkin’s “fur” is the bloom, and each of those fine white strands is a stamen creating pollen.  

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