by Jonathan Vatner | June 13, 2011



With floral centerpieces and displays, the type of flower used is less important than the texture, size and artistry of the display. Therefore, save a bundle by incorporating garden spray roses instead of more expensive peonies, Dutch tulips instead of French tulips, or spray stock instead of hydrangeas. Thanks to Brent Long, director of special events at Holliday Flowers and Events ( in Memphis, Tenn., for the idea.