ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO FLORAL FOAM
For fresh arrangements, wet floral foam products have been the top choice for providing support and hydration for many years. However, in most situations, these materials are not reusable or biodegradable. The next time you’re creating a fresh arrangement, consider whether one of these alternatives will work for you.
FLOWER FROG: Made from metal, glass, pottery or plastic, these reusable pieces sit at the bottom of a container and hold stems between spikes or in holes.
CHICKEN-WIRE GRID: For an easy and inexpensive alternative, create your own flower frog–style grid with chicken wire. Simply cut a piece of chicken wire and shape it to fit snugly inside your container as a custom grid for your stems.
TAPE GRID: Another quick DIY option is to apply waterproof tape in a grid over the opening of your container. This can be used for all container shapes and even for clear vases.
GLASS MARBLES: Affordable and decorative, glass marbles will securely hold a variety of arrangements. Mound the marbles inside your vase or container, add water, and then insert your stems.