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Positioning Flowers in an arrangement Part 1

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Positioning flowers in an arrangement. In most arrangements you should have an uneven number of large flowers in the centre to give weight and consequently a feeling of holding the arrangement together. These should vary in stem length, the largest of the flowers being placed in the lowest. The smaller flowers around the edge and also throughout the arrangement need to be long-stemmed. Begin with the smaller flowers at the top of the arrangement and place the larger of the smaller flowers lower down on the periphery. When the important centre flowers and main outline ones are in position, complete...

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Tips for Flower Arranging in a Vase

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  When you want to make flower arrangement in a vase to be delivered to your friend or family in hospital like in Monash Hospital, you may have to consider these tips, so that your flowers would be fit for the bedrooms in the hospital ward: Try to keep the height of your cutting material in proportion to the vase you have chosen. The arrangement should be as tall again as the vase. If your flowers are too tall they will appear top-heavy; if too small they will look dumpy. If you are using foliage and fillers, place these in your...

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Flower Arranging in Vases

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The words “flower arranging” can strike fear into many. For an amateur the idea that there areso many rules and techniques can be quite daunting. There is huge skill involved in creating elaborate bouquets, impressive centrepieces and the sort of designs on display in some florists. But most of us want much simpler arrangements in our own homes and do not have the time to spend primping and preening flowers. Some of the most straightforward arrangements can be among the most beautiful. A single stem of cherry blossom or a bunch of primroses looks stunning and requires hardly any effort...

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Daffodils and Tulips (Preparing your Flowers)

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In the last article about “Preparing Your Flowers”, I talked about how most flowers do not require any special treatments, but the following are exceptions: Daffodils These exude a lot of sap when they are cut. If you were to arrange daffs straightaway, the sap would block the bases of the stems and prevent water absorption, and if you were including other flowers it could be toxic to them. The sap is poisonous to human if ingested and can cause severe skin irritation. The best way to condition daffs is to put them into a bucket of water for 5-10...

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Do your flower arrangements your self

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It is fun to make a flower arrangement by yourself and send it to your loved ones in hospitals like in Monash Medical Centre Clayton. Flower has indeed become a perfect complement of instruments to give the impression of beauty and peace, to cheer up your loved family of friends wherever they are, whatever the occasions are. Well, for those interested to do your own flower arrangements, here are the tricks and techniques: Prepare and cut the leaves from the stems of foliage and flowers in order not to disturb the water in the vase, so it helps to keep...

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