CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mother’s Day is right around the corner. We’ve been reminding you all week, but don’t panic! There’s still time to get her something perfect.

The Charlotte Flower Market has some tips on making an affordable arrangement, and how to keep it fresh for mom.

When it comes to arranging your flowers, you want to start with some greenery.

“It holds the flowers in place into your vase,” says Shelly from the Charlotte Flower Market owner. “And you just want to push it down so it’s not the focal of your arrangement.”

Then she recommends snipping the ends.

It’s usually one and a half times your vase size, so you just want to give it a cut on the side and place it into your vase. Trim off any thorns before you put it in with the other flowers, and change your water daily to keep mom’s flowers fresh.

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