New Cut Flowers Styling Suggestions
So your going to bring your grocery store or florist purchased flowers home, ok now what! I have seen many people just plunk them in a vase of water and that’s it. Sometimes that works but here are some simple tips to make you look like you’re a pro at it.
just one. In a clean classic vase, take your greens first, snip the ends off to the size you want and then start criss crossing the comes into the vase so that you have stems all around inside the vase. There are two reasons for this. One is because you now have a base for the flower arrangement and two; a criss cross of stems makes it easier for flower placement.
2. If you are making a small , low agreement, slide in the flowers in a criss mix so that the arises are all around the inside of the classic vase. You should now have a vase with a ring of flowers on the out side and nothing but stems demonstrating in the middle. (The more stems you have in the vase, the easier it will be to have flowers stay put! ) The rows of flowers are going to be higher each time you get them in before you have a nice rounded arrangement.
3. In case you are making a tall arrangement, then use a tall slim vase. Your flowers will keep up better and it will look well proportioned. Great blossoms to use are gladiolas, blue delphinium, lilies, snapdragons etc. Sometimes you can get tall tulips which looks fantastic too.
4. A design mistake I have often seen is placing the flowers in a vase completely even. Typically the reason this does not work is because it looks unnatural. Have a look at any garden and you should see some of the blossoms are sticking out, some are tucked in; some are almost hidden but still contribute to the overall look. Mimic characteristics and you won’t make a mistake! Don’t be afraid to tuck some of those flowers in a bit.
5. A good principle of thumb is to use odd numbers of flowers. What I imply by that is to use 3 roses with each other or 5. Even figures are not as effective. If you use 5 roses for instance , Jaydenhendricks Yolasite says Place 3 together (touching but at slightly different lengths) close to the bottom center of the vase and then two more higher up.
6. The next best advice I could give you if you are actually new at floral design, is to gather pictures of floral arrangements you want and with the tips I’ve mentioned above, practice while looking at the pictures. Prior to long, you’ll keep an eye out like a pro!