Create Your Own Vase of Flowers
A Cut flower arrangement is a wonderful way to bring beautiful blooms indoors. Many flowers that grow from bulbs are widely used in profession floral arrangements. Some examples of these flowers are irises, gladioli, lilies and tulips. Flower arrangements make delightful bouquets for the office or for special occasions, such as baby showers or dinner parties. By following the directions below, you too can make a nice vase of flowers.
To start you will need a vase half full with water and a pair of scissors. Then head out to the flower patch. Select the flowers to be used. Cut the stems at an angle, them place in the vase of water. The longer the stems are, the longer the blooms will last. One other thing to keep in mind while making cut flower arrangements is the colors of the flowers. Some colors can drastically change the affect of a flower arrangement.
For an arrangement that will be placed in front of a wall and viewed from three sides follow these easy steps.
1. Cut any leaves off that will be in the water if left. This will help keep the water from getting scummy.
2. Start by placing the tallest cut flowers in the vase first, facing the blooms toward you in a fan like position. They will be to the back of the bouquet.
3. Then in front and to the sides of the tallest flowers begin to place the next tallest flowers in the vase. The blooms in the center of the flower arrangement should be facing towards you. The blooms to the right side should be turned slightly to the right. Likewise, the blooms to the left side should be turned slightly to the left.
4. Continue in this fashion until you finish placing all but the shortest flowers in the arrangement.
5. Personally, I always like to place the shorter flowers close to the top the vase or slightly above the rim. It seems to fill in and finish the flower arrangement.
To create a vase of flowers that will be a viewed from all sides is a little different from the above procedure. It works much better if the thickness of the stems are about the same size. Also it will help if the vase opening is only slightly larger than all of the stems put together.
1. Start by placing the tallest cut flowers in the vase first, facing the blooms outward in all directions. They will be in the center of the flower arrangement.
2. Then all the way around the vase place the next tallest flowers until completed.
Making a flower arrangement is that simple. Have fun, be creative, and enjoy the wonderful aroma.
- by Kathy Case