Flower Arranging 101 : A Simple Formula for Lush Arrangements!
- Height - determines the height of your arrangment - like branches
- Filler - determines the shape - think lush and full greenery
- Feature - the focal point of your arrangment - the star of the show. Choose a big beautiful flower. Group in odd numbers for interest.
- Accent - smaller flowers that accent the overall arrangement. (carnations are a good one here - great bang for your buck!)
- Vessel - choose a container that is interesting and pretty. Think outside the box - pumpkins, pitchers and low bowls can make great vessels.
Mindshift on Oct 19, 2018
Most of the time my floral arrangements are single-element simply because my garden may only have one type of bloom. I have noticed some vases require more stems to fill them. Those with a wide top and narrow base require about twice as many stems, but they are also good for wide flowers such as sunflowers. Classic shaped vases are the easiest to fill. Set several stems so they crisscross at the bottom and lean outward. Fill in with others set more upright. Narrow, tubular vases are usually bud vases, but may also hold a few small stems. However, a large narrow vase, especially one with a heavy base, is great for tall flowers such as gladiolas.