Remember that flowers can be recycled, too! After an event, many a flower arrangement will end up in the trash! So rescue it, re-cut the flower stems and re-arrange the flowers at home. Why toss them when they still have life in them? With pruning and re-arranging the flowers can often last a week! And having fresh flowers is such a luxury, isn't it?
By pam munro from LA, CA
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One of the best tips I can give a young homemaker is to always save money for flowers. If you don't have a garden and live in an apartment, they can get pretty dreary.
The dollar stores have become very handy for me. When I go, I get several vases to keep at home. When I want to take flowers to someone, I purchase them for a reasonable price from either a market or a bulk produce place.
I always search the internet for a florist in the town the flowers will be delivered to. You have to use a credit card anyway and you will get more for your money.
Cut flowers are a great decoration for anytime of year. This is a page about cut flowers on a budget.
This is a page about saving money on floral arrangements. When you need flowers for a person or an event, there are ways to save like finding a local florist, or by growing and arranging your own floral supplies.
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You can save a lot on flowers by using your head. Flowers of the SEASON are going to be your best buy.