Fresh-cut flowers lend so much beauty to your surroundings. And you don’t need to spend a fortune to keep your home full of blossoms. Next time you’re at the market, instead of reaching for one of the pre-made floral arrangements, consider grabbing a few bouquets and creating your own. It’s easy to make a show-stopping floral arrangement with flowers from the grocery store, says florist Conner Nesbit, owner of Leuca Floral and winner of HBO’s Full Bloom.
“If there are flowers at your supermarket, buy a bouquet and just play around with them,” says Nesbit. “Flowers are therapy. At the end of the day, it’s not trying to make this beautiful Instagram-worthy arrangement. It’s more about the joy and the experience that flowers are bringing into my life. There’s no wrong way to design, just enjoy the process.”
When Nesbit started his business five years ago, he used grocery store flowers to create professional floral arrangements.
“I was fortunate enough to be working in a flower shop on the side, but when I started my own business, I was going to the Trader Joe’s, to the little grocery stores, and I’d buy the flowers from there. I’d turn around and create my centerpieces or my arrangements,” he says. “I would encourage everyone so much to just pick up a little bunch of flowers from the grocery store while you’re grabbing food for the week because you never know, maybe five years down the road, someone else is going to be doing flowers because they got that Trader Joe’s bouquet and sparked a passion they didn’t know was there.”