three (3) medium size bouquets, vases and container
no floral foam, frogs or other nifty floral arrangement supplies I improvised using the mesh from a bag of onions and an old unused bowl to create what I believe is referred to as a frog. It's this thing you can put in the bottom of vases of flowers that's usually round with lots of holes to place the stems more securely and strategically.
but even with the DIY floral frog the stems seem to have a mind of their own and fell over to the edge of the container.
I started placing the flowers in the chosen container, an old unused ice bucket....
I removed and discarded the dead, limp and lifeless blooms....
I realized the container (ice bucket) was a little too big for the arrangement so I add filler in the way of an old egg carton, I suppose newspaper, bubble wrap, paper towel or old plastic grocery bags could be used as well, depending on your container and it's ability to camouflage it.
...and tah dah!.... It's one huge beautiful bouquet.
Now, mom get's to enjoy her Mother's Day Flowers a bit longer and in a slightly different way
still had a few left over for another vase, a very pretty one that one of the original bouquets came in