How to Arrange Flowers Properly – The Ultimate Guide
When you have a nice bouquet of flowers, it can be an art
trying to arrange them properly. So, this is why we thought we would guide you through
the steps require on how to arrange flowers properly.
How to Arrange Flowers – Step-by-Step Guide to Follow
Bring together your materials.
You will need…
- Scissors —for trimming the stems of your
flowers. If you don’t have any scissors to hand, a pair of gardening
shears will suffice.
- Vase — make sure the vase is big enough to hold
the flowers you want to display.
- Plant food — Most bouquets nowadays come with small
packets of plant food that are most suitable for the flowers you have. If there
is none, make a quick trip to your local gardening shop who will likely
have a wide range of plant food from which to choose from.
- Water — for keeping the flowers alive.
- Flowers of choice — Make sure you have some
greenery, as well as your primary flowers and any secondary flowers you
would like to include as part of the arrangement.
The next step is to
take measures to carefully remove any extra leaves on the stems to make the
stems as clean as possible. It’s totally ok to leave some foliage if you so
desire, which we would recommend if you don’t have any secondary flowers.
Measure the flowers
compared to your vase and take care to cut them to size. It is important to cut
stems at a slight angle. When you do this, you will notice that your plants
last for longer.
Fill your vase of
choice with water to around half way up. We would recommend that you replace the
water in the vase every two to three days. The less water you have in a vase, the
more readily that you should change the water.
Insert the plant
food into your vase. Most plant food mixes in straight away, but if it all
falls to the bottom of the vase, give it a good stir.
We would recommend
that you criss-cross your foliage to create a stylish base for your arrangement.
If you do this, it will create a lattice pattern which will create a sturdy
base for your primary flowers.
Add your main flowers, ensuring
they are spread out throughout the vase. The “focal flowers” that you have
should be the ones that you try and draw most attention to. Usually the focal
flower is the largest with the most colour. Alternatively, it could be the one
flower you like the most.
Once your main
flowers are inserted, you can then move on to your secondary flowers. Secondary
flowers are usually the flowers that are smaller than others and they will play
an important part in rounding out the arrangement that you have created.
The final step is
to rearrange or fill in. It could be a good idea to take away any petals on the
flowers that are wilted. You can then take measures to adjust the foliage, to
ensure all empty spaces are filled in.
Thanks to Flowers Delivery experts
FlowerDelivery.org.uk for their tips towards this article.
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