I fell in love with poppies after seeing them on Ida Laerke’s instagram. I mean who wouldn’t?
Imagine the joy I had when I discovered a few bunches at my local grocer, and they were on sale! (not a good thing in the world of flowers I soon realised.) I grabbed them straightaway and needless to say, my selection was poor and only a few poppies managed to bloom.
I did some more research since then and following lesson #1, here are a few tips on how to pick good quality fresh flowers:
Pick flowers with nice tight buds. Buds should just be breaking and showing a glimpse of colour.
Make sure that the stems are strong and aren’t slimy or smelly.
Leaves should be clean, crisp and with an even green throughout.
Hope this helps. Have fun selecting your next batch of flowers!