These are all the tips and tricks you’ll need to make corner-store flowers look like a million bucks.
When perusing the market or corner store, make sure the flowers you're buying don't already have one foot in the grave.
Check closely to see if they're beginning to wilt.
Ideally, there should still be a few green buds in the mix, and petals should feel firm and have no brown edges.
Keep an eye out for blooms that fit one of these three descriptions:
- Branchier things, like lilacs, lilies and cherry blossoms
- Attention grabbers, sometimes called "face flowers" (think peonies and roses)
- More delicate, gestural varieties, like ranunculus or anemones (if it looks kinda like it's waving at you, that's a good sign).