So long as they stand firmly, tall slim containers are ideal for holding market, those which have been mass-produced and are uniform in shape, size and length. It is usually simple to extend the top few flowers in a bunch and to adjust the others so that each bloom has its own little living space, necessary because flowers go on growing in water. All you have to do then is trim the ends should this be necessary and stand the bunch in the . If the stem portion is slim and tends to lean, either use the wrapping paper screwed into a ball, placed against the back of the bunch and pushed down inside the , or make a wedge of a piece of special foamed plastic.
When flowers are scarce these tall containers look well with one lovely branch, suitably pruned or shaped or perhaps extended into an S, supporting two, three or four flowers arranged nearer the rim and flowing out at a different angle from the branch.