Mother's Day: Master ClassAmy Merrick’s Floral Guide
The Art of Arranging
Choose a vase. Insert a frog or other supporting structure if needed. Fill the vase with water. Condition your flowers by removing any leaves that fall below the vaseline, or that will detract from your arrangement.
Use leaves, branches or a substantial mass of flowers to build your overall shape. By starting with sturdy stems, you create a firm base to support more delicate flowers.
These are the most eye-catching blooms. Try place one directly on the edge of the vase for both. visual and mechanical stability. By cutting them to different lengths, you add dimension and levels to an arrangement. Once you have placed the focal flowers, smaller supporting flowers can be used tto fill out your vase.
For levity and movement, add something unexpected: a wisp of a tall, feathery grass; a tendril of vines; or a pair of tiny blooms dancing above a display. The finishing touch is a perfect change to make a final splash with scale, providing a sense of whimsy with delicate stems that would otherwise be overwhelmed in an arragnement.