Category Archives: Flower Arranging

Growing Cabbage Roses For Flower Arranging

Growing Cabbage Roses For Flower Arranging

Variegated plants produce striking leaves which bring light and interest into arrangements. It is always possible also to match some flower with the hues in the leaf, which means that you can make attractive arrangements from very simple flowers. Examples that come to mind instantly are the ornamental cabbage and kale. The kale is leftContinue Reading

Gardening for Flower Arranging

If I had a tiny garden and had to choose what to grow that would help me most in flower arrangement I would grow foliage plants first and then make what space I could for flowers for cutting. The reason for this is that it is always possible to buy some cheap flowers but theContinue Reading

Containers For Special Occasions Flower Arrangements

Containers For Special Occasions Flower Arrangements

It is important to choose the right containers for special flowers. At times when flowers are scarce a coloured container can do much to add to the general effect, but make a discreet choice. Make sure that the container does not dominate the flowers. When you are making a special arrangement for a dinner orContinue Reading

Easter Floral Arrangements

Easter Floral Arrangements

Eggs always seem to be featured in one way or another in Easter arrangements. The thing to do is to decide what flowers and leaves you are likely to use and then to colour the eggs to harmonise with them. Little arrangements of this nature make charming gifts, especially for people who live in towns.Continue Reading

Flower Arrangements For Large Areas

Flower Arrangements For Large Areas

Rhododendron foliage can be turned into ‘poinsettias’ by painting the tips of the branches a bright scarlet, a coral pink or a greenish-white, the colours of poinsettias, although the red varieties are best known. Cycas leaves bought from the florist’s sundriesman can also be used to cover large areas. They come in several sizes. ForContinue Reading

Using Fruit And Vegetables In Flower Arrangements

Using Fruit And Vegetables In Flower Arrangements

There are many beautiful vegetables for the flower arranger to choose from; many of them, though by no means all, are botanically speaking ‘fruits’, but whichever their classification, they are certainly decorative enough to be used. Mushrooms can look most attractive in certain situations. They can be displayed the right way up or turned soContinue Reading

Harvest Flower Arrangements

Harvest Flower Arrangements

Any kind of occasion in autumn provides an excuse to give decorations a harvest touch. Flowers and fruit look so well together. At one time much ingenuity had to be employed to get an apple or whatever to stay just as you wanted it, but now usually all you have to do is push itContinue Reading

Making Flower Garlands

Making Flower Garlands

Garlands and ropes are really quite easy to make, but you need to allow yourself plenty of time both to gather the considerable quantity of materials required and to cut these into small snippets. However, you can make a welcome swag for the front door quite quickly, again using two flat conifer branches. Lash theseContinue Reading

Flowers For Special Occasions

Flowers For Special Occasions

Once you have grasped the fundamentals of flower arrangement you can apply them to all kinds of decorations. Often, for a wedding for instance, all that will be necessary will be for you to make arrangements wider, generally larger and possibly more lush than usual. Even then you can exercise your licence and introduce materialsContinue Reading

Long-Lasting Flower Arrangements

Long-Lasting Flower Arrangements

While summer arrangements are often delightfully spontaneous, inspired by the flower of the moment, those for winter decoration are most successful if they are planned in advance. For today’s centrally heated houses the flower arranger needs to know of those materials which will last the winter through, which will remain decorative no matter how hotContinue Reading