How to Craft Sweet Summer Flower Arrangements in Westchester

The perfect summer flower arrangement is only a few steps away. Adobe Stock | FO_DE

Dobbs Ferry-based Andrea Perrone of Adonia Floral Design shares tips on how to create an eye-catching arrangement.

Approximately two decades ago, Andrea Perrone spontaneously signed up for a floral design class at her neighborhood flower shop. “During the workshop, I was immediately transported back to my memories of making little bouquets of humble flowers for my mom and favorite teachers. We had a gorgeous forsythia shrub and magnolia tree in front of my childhood home that exploded each spring with the prettiest of flowers. I always admired their beauty and have had a connection with flowers from a young age.”

Perrone has since created her own floral company, Adonia Floral Design, specializing in natural, unstructured, spontaneous, and garden-inspired bouquets.

“I never imagined a career in floristry,” she admits, “but the feeling of excitement and nostalgia to create something with my hands never left me.”

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On creating a beautiful, seasonal arrangement, Perrone says, “The summer season brings an abundance of blooms, so creating a pretty arrangement in a pinch is effortless.”

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Here are some pro tips from Perrone for creating long-lasting summer blooms:

  1. Keep flowers out of direct sunlight. The heat will cause the stems to wilt.
  2. Place blooms away from fruit; ethylene gases released from the fruit will cause the flowers to decay.
  3. In the evening, put your flowers to rest in the coolest part of your home.
  4. Recycle an empty spray bottle by thoroughly washing it and refilling it with clean water. Lightly mist your flowers once a day or when the weather is particularly hot. Flowers love to stay hydrated.

If you’re on the hunt for garden shops near you, check out our Westchester guide here.

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