I love watching a professional florist work their magic! They happily jump into the cooler and quickly grab an assortment of blooms and greens to take back to their work area. Their experienced fingers quickly cut stems, strip leaves & if needed, remove thorns. Pretty soon an amazing piece of art is created, colourful contrasts and neutral greens are blended together and arranged perfectly into a one of a kind design. If only I had this talent! Yes, it is a talent. I do ok, I can make a pretty wildflower style of arrangement but anything I create can not compare to an experienced, artistic floral designer.
If you’d like to give flower arranging a try here is a formula you can use to get you started.
You will need:
- vase & water
- scissors or sharp knife
- 9 of your favourite blooms
- greenery of your choice or baby’s breath
- optional – a ribbon or bowl
To get started cut the bottom innch off of all the flower stems and greenery, be sure to cut the stems at an angle.
Group your flowers into sets of three.
Place the first group of flowers in the left side of the vase.
Put your greenery or baby’s breath in the center of the vase.
Add your second group of flowers to the center of the vase.
Put your third group of flowers on the right hand side.
You can then fill your vase with room temperature water, fill till the bottom 6 inches of the stems are covered.
Then if you wish you can add a ribbon or bow to the vase to finish it off.
This is a very simple, beginner style but it works! If you enjoy this and want to experiement further then head over to our web site. Our section on flower arranging goes into lots more detail than I have here.