Top Tips To Choosing Flower Vases

choosing flower vases

Flowers have the ability to brighten up a room. You shouldn’t let their beauty go to waste by choosing and using the wrong flower vases. If you are having a hard time choosing a vase for your flowers, don’t worry. The Flower Factory is here to help.

Do You Have Pets?

Most pets love to play with flowers. In fact, pets like cats love to chew on them, rubbing against them, etc. That’s why tall and thin vases (though elegant-looking) can be easily knocked over. So, how do you keep your beloved pets from destroying your flowers?

  • Consider getting a short vase with a square base (i.e. a vase with a low centre of gravity)
  • Next, fill that vase with rocks or glass stones
  • You may even place a heavy flower frog in the bottom to weigh your vase down

If this type of vase and the good old’ water gun trick don’t work, consider getting a wall vase.

Are You Keeping Orchids?

If that’s the case, you can go for rounded vases or fish bowls! These vases often feature small openings, which allow your orchid blooms to spill out around that area. Make sure that the flowers have rigid stems as you will need to cut them to the height of the vase.

Are You Old-School?

If you are trying to pair roses, chrysanthemums, and pink carnations, don’t forget to arrange them in a white vase. This combination creates that traditional flower look. Depending on how formal you are willing to go, other alternatives include an owl vase, a classic porcelain vase, or even a Grecian urn.

Are You a Minimalist?

If you still have a few red roses lying around after finishing a floral arrangement, you can consider placing them in a clear vase that features red-coloured design elements (e.g. cranberries) on its exterior. Next, grab a bunch of green foliage, e.g. evergreen branches, blue-green/deep green/grass-green leaves, or whatever’s available. Pro tip: Purple flowers do not go well with red vases. On the other hand, hot pink and red-violet look great with chartreuse.

Are You Keeping a Single Flower?

If you are trying to cherish that single perfect flower, you can put the flower into a bud vase or a cylindrical glass vase. You only need to fill the glass halfway with water. Next, cut the stem off the flower so it can float. If you use this type of flower vase, you will need to change the water frequently. Neglected flowers that are floating in cloudy, putrefying water are pretty unsightly.

Why Opaque and Not Clear Glass?

In most cases, the recommended shape for a flower vase is an hourglass – what that means is the vase is slightly flared at the top, has a narrow mid-section, and a wide bottom. It should also be opaque. so, don’t bother getting a glass vase. You see, the flowers’ stems will be clearly visible through the glass of a clear glass vase. When that happens, your flowers will no longer be the focal point. Well, that’s just counterproductive isn’t it? If you are really into glass vases, a cut-glass vase may be a safe option. This vase refracts light, so you can’t see much of the flowers inside. With that in mind, sticking with a vase with a narrow mouth for traditional bouquets of roses and mixed flower bunches will be a sound choice.