Want to beautify your front porch? Consider a seasonal arrangement.
We’ve all heard the term ‘seasonal arrangements’, but what exactly are they? A seasonal arrangement is a combination of living and everlasting materials, such as flowers, boughs, ferns, ornaments and other blooms, that are artistically arranged to beautify an indoor or outdoor space. They are typically seen on front porches to create a welcoming atmosphere. Traditionally, many people think that seasonal arrangements are only used during the Christmas season, but they can actually be used year round. The secret? Purchase one seasonal arrangement and hire a professional to change it throughout the year.
Benefits of reusing your seasonal arrangements
While it may look easy to craft a seasonal arrangement, it’s an intricate art form that takes time, thoughtfulness and knowledge of horticulture best practices. Together, these three aspects ensure that your seasonal arrangement will last year round which decreases costs and waste. For example, if you decide to purchase a seasonal arrangement for Easter, the blooms and ornaments in the Easter arrangement can be swapped out for summer, fall and Christmas to create individual masterpieces that match each season.
Seasonal arrangement tips and tricks
If you want to make your seasonal arrangement’s curb appeal last year round, consider these tips and tricks:
Tip 1: Hire a professional.
Crafting a seasonal arrangement isn’t as easy as it looks. Having your arrangement created by a professional makes the transition between seasons simple and hassle-free. How much water should your pot hold and what drainage is needed? How do you make your arrangement sustainable and reusable? Did you remember to add a plastic insert and presoak the floral foam? What materials handle sun exposure and how do you ensure that your arrangement doesn’t blow over during a windy Alberta chinook? These are all things that need to be considered, and hiring a professional ensures longevity of your arrangement, while saving you time and headache.
Tip 2: Choose a pot that is transferable between all seasons.
One way to decrease the cost associated with a seasonal arrangement is to select a generic pot that can be used every season. We recommend choosing a pot with warm, neutral colours that match your front porch. This way, the natural greens, earthy tones and ornaments used in the arrangement will stand out and be the focal point. Bonus: this pot is a one-time investment that you can use for years to come.
Tip 3: Harvest living elements sustainably.
At OnGrowing Works, we harvest all living materials in a sustainable manner, so you can feel good knowing that your seasonal arrangement doesn’t harm the environment.
Tip 4: Consider where you will store your seasonal arrangements.
Depending on the size of the seasonal arrangement, a large space may be needed to store reusable ornaments between seasons (luckily, you don’t need to store the pot as this will be used year-round). At OnGrowing Works, we not only create your arrangement, but each season we swap it out for you, deliver it and store the reusable pieces so that you don’t have to worry about them taking up space in your home. This means minimal work for you and optimal enjoyment. All you have to do is water your arrangement throughout the year.
Tip 5: Consider what you will do with waste.
Inevitably, seasonal arrangements contain living plants, so some waste will be created. However, this waste can be disposed of in a responsible and sustainable manner. At OnGrowing Works, we compost any waste from your seasonal arrangements at Early Dawn Farm – the goats will thank you!
Interested in ordering a seasonal arrangement for your home? Contact us now.
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