5 Easy Flower Arrangements + How to Keep Them Alive

Bring your favorite blooms inside for Water a Flower Day.

Americans have a celebratory spirit, and we like to create a holiday for just about anything. Like, did you know there is a Hug a Newsman Day? Well, May 30 is pretty sweet because it's Water a Flower Day. What better way to welcome summer than with a fresh, colorful arrangement? See our top flower picks — and how to care for them — to help your indoor space blossom.

Summertime Succulents 

Splendid Succulents

Splendid Succulents

Photo by: Photo courtesy of TheBouqs.com

Photo courtesy of TheBouqs.com

Succulents aren't just for planters. Pair red echeveria with low-maintenance white alstroemeria, and place in a colorful vase for a fresh look that's budget-friendly.

Trend-Setting Blooms

Orange Ranunculas in Rectangular Glass Vase

Orange Ranunculas in Rectangular Glass Vase

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

The yellow-orange hues of ranunculus are the perfect nod to summertime. To enjoy indoors, remove the leaves from stems, and cut the ends at a diagonal. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight, and change the water every other day. For a longer life, add sugar to the water.

Rustic + Dainty

Lilac Pitcher Captures Country Kitchen Charm

Lilac Pitcher Captures Country Kitchen Charm

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging , 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

For a laid-back look, place lilacs with green foliage in an antique pitcher or tin can. Lilacs are easy to grow, durable and easy to maintain. Change the water every few days to keep them at their best.

A Sunny Disposition

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sunflower-theme-kitchen-decorating-ideas

Photo by: Altell

Altell

It's no secret that a vase full of sunflowers can instantly cheer you up. On top of that, they require minimal attention and can go days without fresh water.

Citrus + Cockscomb

Fruit Cube Arrangement Produces Unusual Effect

Fruit Cube Arrangement Produces Unusual Effect

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cockscomb is drought-tolerant and comes in a variety of shapes and colors. Add slices of lime or lemon for an extra-refreshing centerpiece. To get the look, place a vase inside another vase that's approximately 2 inches bigger. Cut limes or lemons into slices, and place between the two vases, working your way up. Fill the smaller vase with sugar water, and place an arrangement of cockscomb inside.

Flower Centerpieces for Warm Weather

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Pretty and Pink

Added Vitamin C

Watering Can Charmer

No Flowers Necessary

Here Comes the Sun(flowers)

Spiky Stunners

Taking the Heat

My Little Buttercup

Sea Glass

Sweet Sunshine

Asian Allure

La-La-La-Lily

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