For this series, we will go over the basic aspects of creating floral arrangements. We'll also look into the details of designing and assembling flower arrangements.
In Part 1, we talked about the basics in processing, storing, and maintaining flowers. By doing this, we keep blooms fresh before presenting them to our customers.
For this second part, we go into the common flowers, greens, and plants used for decor.
We examine inspired ways to put them together. Using this, we can create gorgeous arrangements with a personal touch for every order.
For more info on the use of color and design in floristry, see our next article! We'll connect the various concepts we learned.
We'll put them together to create a helpful guide for every florist. So keep reading to find out everything about floristry that you need to know!
Interested in programs about the principles of designing floral arrangements? We recommend schools like the American Institute of Floral Designers (www.aifd.org). We also encourage you to check out the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org).
Creating and Designing Flower Arrangements.
Romantic dates, lively parties, and even our homes aren't complete without delightful blooms. A bouquet of fresh flowers adds the ideal touch of nature's charm and beauty.
We've gathered up info about crafting floral arrangements from florists all across the country. Here, we give out top tips you need to know!
Flowers, Greens, and Plants.
Every arrangement is unique! But no matter the style and size of your bouquet, there are basic steps each florist should take:.
Select and prep all your flowers.
In Part 1, we discussed how to keep your flowers fresh and clean. This is vital to sustaining high-quality blooms and floral arrangements.
Now start with picking the flowers you want to use. Give them fresh cuts at a 45 ° angle. By doing this, you can clear away excess leaves to stop bacteria growth.
Always consider what blooms are in season. Lighten up your design by mixing and matching these blooms!
Choose your vase and foliage for the base.
Keep your bouquet flowing by setting green foliage at the base. Set them in various directions for a natural look. This will help complement the flowers of your choosing!
Add smaller or accent flowers.
Begin your design by filling accent flowers into your bouquet in groups of three. Make sure to turn your vase as you work. This will help you create a pleasant and eye-catching look.
Insert large blooms in the gaps.
Some florists put in their main flowers before anything else. This is because they want a reference point for the accents and the greens.
But we found that saving them for last is more effective. We recommend you insert bigger blossoms in the spaces in your arrangement. This brings more life to your design!
Popular Flowers and Plants You Should Know.
Even newbies to floral design have chanced upon many popular flowers!
Roses are, by far, the most loved flowers. Their simple, stylish form looks perfect when arranged in long-stemmed bunches. Even single stems make delightful gifts!
Coming in next are the carnations, daisies, lilies, and orchids. It's surprising how popular they are among clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Now let's discuss foliages. Florists often use anthurium, philodendron, and olive branches. They're long-lasting and easy to look after. That's why they're ideal for many arrangements!
For accent flowers, florists love baby's breath and chrysanthemums. These delicate blooms add a stylish wildflower note into the mix.
As florists, we all have our favorites. But above all else, our top priority is making sure clients get the exact arrangement they want! This depends on their taste and the event they wish to use it for. Our job is to guarantee they get the most lovely, unique bouquets!