Usually, I prefer to arrange flowers in groups of solid colors, however, every once in a while a certain table setting will require an extra punch of color and creativity. It makes no difference if you pick flowers from the garden, buy them from your grocer, local florist or flower stand the technique is the same. Pick what you like, what goes best with your table for the evening, and have fun creating. Below are some tips that I use when putting arrangements together for our dinner parties. Let me show you, how easy it is to create the arrangement above!
Florist Foam can be purchased by following the link and can easily be cut to size using a large kitchen knife. Once inserted into the container soak in water until saturated.
The bright paper came wrapped around the flowers and can be used to cover the florist foam in the container, although not necessary. The paper can be secured to the container with a raffia or ribbon. Colorful wrapping paper will work as well, just make sure you dry the outside of the container well before wrapping paper around the bottom and the sides. If you choose not to use paper, simply tie raffia around the container and the green florist foam will blend in.
If you have a flower with a weak stem like a Gerber Daisy, insert Florist Wire up into the stem and secure into the head of the flower, cut off the excess.
To begin to assemble your arrangement, take the largest, thickest stemmed flowers, and insert one by one on each side of the container. Consider color and symmetry when placing the flowers. Whichever flower you place on one side, mirror on the other. I started with the yellow Protea, added the orange Gerber Daises, then purple stem flowers. Continue to fill in evenly, with orange roses, more purple than white flowers.