Fresh Flower Arranging by DK

By DK

Flora acknowledges that all of us love clean plant life in our houses, yet we're occasionally at a loss as to the way to convey them off to most sensible influence, and to maintain them taking a look nice and smelling aromatic. additionally, progressively more humans are looking to create their very own preparations and bouquets for family members weddings, in a bid to maintain bills low and the personalized touch excessive. This publication deals the ideas. It exhibits you the foundations in the back of a Read more...

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A suitable alternative to raffia. PLASTIC BOTTLE È Cut-down plastic bottle to hold flowers in water in non-watertight containers. Ç DECORATIVE COLORED REEL WIRES Wires in various colors and thicknesses to bind the stems of flowers or add decorative details. CHICKEN WIRE Ç Mold to fit and place in an opaque vase or container to hold the stems of an arrangement in place. FLORIST’S SCISSORS È Ideal for conditioning and trimming flowers and thinstemmed foliage. FLORAL FOAM BLOCK AND TRAY Æ Use for medium-sized floral foam arrangements.

If the flowers have enough to drink at this stage, they shouldn’t need quite so much water once they have been arranged in a display. SPLITTING STEMS 2 2 Leave a few leaves near the top of each stem, but remove any leaves that might stand in water. Foliage often has shorter stems than flowers, so cut off lower side shoots to create longer stems. 1 Lay the flowers and foliage out on a table. Take one stem, stand it upright on a table, and run a craft knife down the sides of the stem to remove any thorns and unwanted leaves.

This increases the surface area of the plant cells in these thicker foliage and flower stems so they take in more water. 34 CARE MAINTENANCE To prolong the life and look of your flowers, change the water—or mist floral foam displays and moisten the foam—every other day. If you use flower food, change the water every four or five days. Stems in vase arrangements also need to be recut every few days, as their ends soon become waterlogged and mushy, restricting the flow of water up to the flower and causing the flowers to droop and lose their petals more quickly.

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