Extend the enjoyment. “The arrangements we do at Leaf and Petal can last for months,” Lydia says. “One or two plants may not have the longevity of the others, but those you refresh.” Realizing that varieties require differing amounts of water, she recommends testing their moisture levels every few days by sticking a finger in the soil. As some flowers begin to fade, they can be replaced with new seasonal offerings.
Discover more of Lydia Pursell’s decorating inspiration in “Winter Greens,” on page 65 in the November/December 2016 issue of Victoria magazine.