THE MODA GUIDE TO SUMMER
 
  
Expert Advice On Cultivating YOUR OWN GREEN THUMB
 
    
Mother Nature’s unique power to uplift should never be underestimated. A case in point? The elaborate flower arrangements bursting from New York’s abandoned hot dog carts, trash cans, street signs, and more city mainstays, beautifying the streets for all to enjoy. And while these “flower flashes” have garnered ample attention during the pandemic, they’ve actually been sprouting up across the country for the past couple years. Who's the artistic genius behind them all, you wonder? 
Lewis Miller, of NYC-based Lewis Miller Design. On the heels of our exclusive collaboration with Miller, LMD x LSD, we asked what advice he had for those of us hoping to create (and preserve!) our own arrangements at home. Find his tips below, along with those from Paul Arnhold, whose line of vibrant, hand-blown glass vases is the perfect counterpart.



THE MODA GUIDE TO SUMMER
 
  
Expert Advice On Cultivating YOUR OWN GREEN THUMB
 
    
Mother Nature’s unique power to uplift should never be underestimated. A case in point? The elaborate flower arrangements bursting from New York’s abandoned hot dog carts, trash cans, street signs, and more city mainstays, beautifying the streets for all to enjoy. And while these “flower flashes” have garnered ample attention during the pandemic, they’ve actually been sprouting up across the country for the past couple years. Who's the artistic genius behind them all, you wonder? 
Lewis Miller, of NYC-based Lewis Miller Design. On the heels of our exclusive collaboration with Miller, LMD x LSD, we asked what advice he had for those of us hoping to create (and preserve!) our own arrangements at home. Find his tips below, along with those from Paul Arnhold, whose line of vibrant, hand-blown glass vases is the perfect counterpart.



THE MODA GUIDE TO SUMMER
 
 
Expert Advice On Cultivating YOUR OWN GREEN THUMB 
    
Mother Nature’s unique power to uplift should never be underestimated. A case in point? The elaborate flower arrangements bursting from New York’s abandoned hot dog carts, trash cans, street signs, and more city mainstays, beautifying the streets for all to enjoy. And while these “flower flashes” have garnered ample attention during the pandemic, they’ve actually been sprouting up across the country for the past couple years. Who's the artistic genius behind them all, you wonder? 
Lewis Miller, of NYC-based Lewis Miller Design. On the heels of our exclusive collaboration with Miller, LMD x LSD, we asked what advice he had for those of us hoping to create (and preserve!) our own arrangements at home. Find his tips below, along with those from Paul Arnhold, whose line of vibrant, hand-blown glass vases is the perfect counterpart.



THE MODA GUIDE TO SUMMER
 
 
Expert Advice On Cultivating YOUR OWN GREEN THUMB 
    
Mother Nature’s unique power to uplift should never be underestimated. A case in point? The elaborate flower arrangements bursting from New York’s abandoned hot dog carts, trash cans, street signs, and more city mainstays, beautifying the streets for all to enjoy. And while these “flower flashes” have garnered ample attention during the pandemic, they’ve actually been sprouting up across the country for the past couple years. Who's the artistic genius behind them all, you wonder? 
Lewis Miller, of NYC-based Lewis Miller Design. On the heels of our exclusive collaboration with Miller, LMD x LSD, we asked what advice he had for those of us hoping to create (and preserve!) our own arrangements at home. Find his tips below, along with those from Paul Arnhold, whose line of vibrant, hand-blown glass vases is the perfect counterpart.

Gardening Notes From
LEWIS MILLER...
 




Tip #1:
Cut Fresh Flowers As Often As You Can
   
“Pinch a plant to make it happy. The more you cut flowers from a garden, the more they will bloom and the fuller and stronger the plant will become. Do this early in the morning, when it’s still cool out, and immediately plunge the plant into cool water.”

Gardening Notes From
LEWIS MILLER...
 




Tip #1:
Cut Fresh Flowers As Often As You Can
   
“Pinch a plant to make it happy. The more you cut flowers from a garden, the more they will bloom and the fuller and stronger the plant will become. Do this early in the morning, when it’s still cool out, and immediately plunge the plant into cool water.”

Gardening Notes From 
LEWIS MILLER... 




 
Tip #1:
Cut Fresh Flowers As Often As You Can
   
“Pinch a plant to make it happy. The more you cut flowers from a garden, the more they will bloom and the fuller and stronger the plant will become. Do this early in the morning, when it’s still cool out, and immediately plunge the plant into cool water.”

Gardening Notes From 
LEWIS MILLER... 




 
Tip #1:
Cut Fresh Flowers As Often As You Can
   
“Pinch a plant to make it happy. The more you cut flowers from a garden, the more they will bloom and the fuller and stronger the plant will become. Do this early in the morning, when it’s still cool out, and immediately plunge the plant into cool water.”

Tip #2:
Patience Is A Virtue…

“Be prepared to get irritated. Gardening can be a long, uphill battle, and even when you think you are doing everything right, some plants will just sulk. Some plants are high maintenance and need constant attention and stroking and others do much better if you ignore them and give them their space. The same goes for floral arrangements: the best ones are the easiest ones and the easiest ones are oftentimes the hardest to get right. They require the perfect combination of bloom and vase, abundance and fullness, proportion and scale.”  

Tip #2:
Patience Is A Virtue…

“Be prepared to get irritated. Gardening can be a long, uphill battle, and even when you think you are doing everything right, some plants will just sulk. Some plants are high maintenance and need constant attention and stroking and others do much better if you ignore them and give them their space. The same goes for floral arrangements: the best ones are the easiest ones and the easiest ones are oftentimes the hardest to get right. They require the perfect combination of bloom and vase, abundance and fullness, proportion and scale.”  

Tip #2: 
Patience Is A Virtue…
 
“Be prepared to get irritated. Gardening can be a long, uphill battle, and even when you think you are doing everything right, some plants will just sulk. Some plants are high maintenance and need constant attention and stroking and others do much better if you ignore them and give them their space. The same goes for floral arrangements: the best ones are the easiest ones and the easiest ones are oftentimes the hardest to get right. They require the perfect combination of bloom and vase, abundance and fullness, proportion and scale.”

Tip #2: 
Patience Is A Virtue…
 
“Be prepared to get irritated. Gardening can be a long, uphill battle, and even when you think you are doing everything right, some plants will just sulk. Some plants are high maintenance and need constant attention and stroking and others do much better if you ignore them and give them their space. The same goes for floral arrangements: the best ones are the easiest ones and the easiest ones are oftentimes the hardest to get right. They require the perfect combination of bloom and vase, abundance and fullness, proportion and scale.”

Tip #3:
Experts, Try Experimenting

“If you think you are advanced in gardening, then you probably know nothing. Plant something more than petunias. Get out of your comfort zone—literally. Horticulture is a very diverse world. Not only does it require a sharp eye and well-honed aesthetics, but it also requires a lot of knowledge, experimentation, and constant education. Why do you think Americans are so obsessed with their lawns? It’s easy!”  



Tip #3:
Experts, Try Experimenting

“If you think you are advanced in gardening, then you probably know nothing. Plant something more than petunias. Get out of your comfort zone—literally. Horticulture is a very diverse world. Not only does it require a sharp eye and well-honed aesthetics, but it also requires a lot of knowledge, experimentation, and constant education. Why do you think Americans are so obsessed with their lawns? It’s easy!”  



Tip #3: 
Experts, Try Experimenting
 
“If you think you are advanced in gardening, then you probably know nothing. Plant something more than petunias. Get out of your comfort zone—literally. Horticulture is a very diverse world. Not only does it require a sharp eye and well-honed aesthetics, but it also requires a lot of knowledge, experimentation, and constant education. Why do you think Americans are so obsessed with their lawns? It’s easy!”




Tip #3: 
Experts, Try Experimenting
 
“If you think you are advanced in gardening, then you probably know nothing. Plant something more than petunias. Get out of your comfort zone—literally. Horticulture is a very diverse world. Not only does it require a sharp eye and well-honed aesthetics, but it also requires a lot of knowledge, experimentation, and constant education. Why do you think Americans are so obsessed with their lawns? It’s easy!”




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Gardening Notes From
PAUL ARNHOLD...
 



 
Tip #1:
Keep It Simple
   
“You can create impactful visual moments using a single species and arranging them in a bold vase. Your neighborhood bodega carries beautiful flowers that you can easily arrange yourself. Or, if you live in a more rural area, cut some wildflowers that are growing right outside your door. In the spring and summer, the flower selection is much more vast and there are so many beautiful in-season options, like daffodils, snowdrops, and cherry blossoms. Some of my all-time favorites are anemones, proteas, and gardenias. Do not overthink it.”

Gardening Notes From
PAUL ARNHOLD...
 



 
Tip #1:
Keep It Simple
   
“You can create impactful visual moments using a single species and arranging them in a bold vase. Your neighborhood bodega carries beautiful flowers that you can easily arrange yourself. Or, if you live in a more rural area, cut some wildflowers that are growing right outside your door. In the spring and summer, the flower selection is much more vast and there are so many beautiful in-season options, like daffodils, snowdrops, and cherry blossoms. Some of my all-time favorites are anemones, proteas, and gardenias. Do not overthink it.”

Gardening Notes From 
PAUL ARNHOLD...

 


 
Tip #1:
Keep It Simple
   
“You can create impactful visual moments using a single species and arranging them in a bold vase. Your neighborhood bodega carries beautiful flowers that you can easily arrange yourself. Or, if you live in a more rural area, cut some wildflowers that are growing right outside your door. In the spring and summer, the flower selection is much more vast and there are so many beautiful in-season options, like daffodils, snowdrops, and cherry blossoms. Some of my all-time favorites are anemones, proteas, and gardenias. Do not overthink it.”

Gardening Notes From 
PAUL ARNHOLD...

 


 
Tip #1:
Keep It Simple
   
“You can create impactful visual moments using a single species and arranging them in a bold vase. Your neighborhood bodega carries beautiful flowers that you can easily arrange yourself. Or, if you live in a more rural area, cut some wildflowers that are growing right outside your door. In the spring and summer, the flower selection is much more vast and there are so many beautiful in-season options, like daffodils, snowdrops, and cherry blossoms. Some of my all-time favorites are anemones, proteas, and gardenias. Do not overthink it.”

Tip #2:
Maintenance Is Key

“Trim stems on an angle with sharp shears or a knife and use warm water and a freshly cleaned vase. Re-trim and change the water daily or every other day. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight.”  

Tip #2:
Maintenance Is Key

“Trim stems on an angle with sharp shears or a knife and use warm water and a freshly cleaned vase. Re-trim and change the water daily or every other day. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight.”  

Tip #2: 
Maintenance Is Key
 
“Trim stems on an angle with sharp shears or a knife and use warm water and a freshly cleaned vase. Re-trim and change the water daily or every other day. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight.”

Tip #2: 
Maintenance Is Key
 
“Trim stems on an angle with sharp shears or a knife and use warm water and a freshly cleaned vase. Re-trim and change the water daily or every other day. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight.”

Tip #3:
Embrace DIY Preservatives

“Use flower food packets but only sprinkle in a bit every time you change the water—don’t use it all at once. You can also make your own preservative with three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and one liter of warm water. Try dropping a penny into the water—copper acts as a natural antibacterial agent.”



Tip #3:
Embrace DIY Preservatives

“Use flower food packets but only sprinkle in a bit every time you change the water—don’t use it all at once. You can also make your own preservative with three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and one liter of warm water. Try dropping a penny into the water—copper acts as a natural antibacterial agent.”



Tip #3: 
Embrace DIY Preservatives
 
“Use flower food packets but only sprinkle in a bit every time you change the water—don’t use it all at once. You can also make your own preservative with three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and one liter of warm water. Try dropping a penny into the water—copper acts as a natural antibacterial agent.”




Tip #3: 
Embrace DIY Preservatives
 
“Use flower food packets but only sprinkle in a bit every time you change the water—don’t use it all at once. You can also make your own preservative with three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and one liter of warm water. Try dropping a penny into the water—copper acts as a natural antibacterial agent.”




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The MODA 
Guide To Summer:

The MODA 
Guide To Summer: