Arranging Fresh Flowers
Graceful, Natural Looking
When placing your flowers in a vase, basket, or container make sure
that the height of the tallest stem is one and a half times the
width of the base of the container.
Trim the stems using sharp scissors
to make a clean cut that will not injure the flowers.
Arrange the stems so the smallest flower or bud is at the top, and
the biggest at the bottom. This means that the larger the flower,
the shorter the stem will be.
Let the stems curve naturally the way they want to. Use a few leaves
or some delicate flowers for filling in the spaces between the
Strip the stems of any leaves which are below the surface of the
water. Change the water in the vase once a day. Unfortunately, most
people do not change the water until it starts to smell after about
three days. Take my advice, don't wait for the third day.
crowd too many flowers into one vase, they need some space to
open and breathe. One bouquet does not necessarily equal one vase;
sometimes it's better to split a bouquet up into two vases. Your
flowers will last longer this way.
You do not need to buy a
lot of expensive vases for your flowers. Nice vases can be
found in resale shops for very little money; you can use charming
jars such as Mason jars. You can cut a round circle of burlap or
other fabric and gather it up around a plastic milk jug with the
top cut off, then tie with string or ribbon... very pretty once
you add your flowers. Or why not treat yourself to one
very special vase.
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