How to make the most of a flower arrangement

After a week with this beautiful floral arrangement, it was time to remove some of the not-so-fresh stems. Instead of throwing out the entire bunch, you can still make the most of what's left.

Here are a few tips:

1. Collect all the flowers of the same colour.

Even if the flowers are all different types. If greens are available, add them too. This gives the smaller bunch a fuller look.  

2. Use a smaller vase. Or not a vase at all.

I love using teapots to hold flowers. They're just the right size and the handle and spout add an interesting detail. I've also used jam/mason jars, mini yogurt jars and even mugs.

3. If you don't have many flowers of the same colour palette, use greens to create shape and dimension.