by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 20, 2012

SunflowersDo more with less by choosing flowers with bigger blooms. Sunflowers, spider mums and Gerber daisies, for example, can be mixed with green foliage in a low container for centerpieces that take up more space, thus enabling you to use less of them. Cost, about $30 per centerpiece. Thanks to Kristin Clifford, owner of Castle Pines Florist at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood, Colo. (303-688-4563;, for the tip.