Sustainable floral arrangements for your centerpiece



By Puja Gupta

Stylish parties are something we all enjoy, but with discarded paper items, excess food thrown out, and leftover flowers tossed in the trash, it can be a waste too.

If you are environmentally conscious and want to reduce the effect of your decor on the environment, there are many small changes you can make that will have a big impact.

Nazneen Jehangir, Founder of Libellule, says, “Planning for the sustainability of your decor accents and centerpieces doesn’t have to be more difficult. You can forgo floral centerpieces instead of using potted plants. These can be potted succulents, flowers, herbs, or more traditional plants with greenery like small ferns. You continue the long-lasting effort by using terracotta or coir pots as planters or you can optionally wrap the container in burlap. Whatever plants you choose, they will look lovely on your tables and the best part is that your guests can take them home to enjoy after your night is over.

Using moss is another great way to provide some greenery on your tables without using an abundance of cut flowers and leaves. Tufts of moss can be layered with simple candles or paired with dried flowers for added femininity, she adds.

“For those who like a little quirk in their designs, using foraged twigs, dried flowers and feathers to keep your arrangements lasting, personalized and interesting.” You can collect pieces from your walks, it’s amazing what you can find if you look closely and keep an open mind.

And to add: “But by far the easiest way to dress your table in a sustainable way is to look in your fridge! Mix colorful fruits and vegetables and place them in bowls or glass containers. You can even use citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges. Whichever route you take, always consider where your products come from and how they will ultimately be disposed of – and that will put you on the right path to lasting decorating. (IANS)


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