Flower Arranging – the Basics

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Many people want to learn how to arrange flowers. It’s a popular hobby to take up, and it’s easy to see why – you will gain a great sense of satisfaction from creating something so beautiful. Flower arranging is even a part of many prestigious events, such as the Royal Horticultural Society shows:

If flower arranging is something that you would like to try your hand at, read on. We have put together some tips, covering the basics so that you can hit the ground running with your new hobby.

  • This may sound obvious, but ensure that you have plenty of different vases to display your flowers in. It would be such a shame to create a beautiful bunch of flowers only to have nowhere to display them. Before you begin learning to arrange flowers, invest in a selection of vases, including vases of different colours as well as varying shapes and sizes.
  • Work with what is seasonal. Don’t go out of your way to source flowers that aren’t widely available at a particular time of year. Even if you do manage to find any, they probably won’t be of as high a quality.
  • Look at as many flower arrangements as you can. This is a rather pleasant part of the learning process – you get to peruse lots of lovely flowers and can enjoy displaying them in your home.
  • Attend a class. This is perhaps the best way for you to learn, as you’ll be able to observe the experts and get your information directly from them. You will learn lots of new techniques and will be able to get feedback directly on your designs.

 

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