Flower arranging has been a popular art for many centuries. Indeed, it is considered a skill to be able to properly arrange flowers which complement each other and look visually pleasing together. If you have never tried to arrange flowers before, this article may help, as it looks at some of the types of flowers to use and offers some tips when arranging them together.
Types Of Flowers
It is best to stick with flowers that are in season. Not only does this give you a good supply of excellent specimens, but it can also save you some money, as out of season flowers cost more to import. Here is a quick guide to the types of flowers to use at what time of the year:
- Spring – for flower arranging in spring, look to use tulips, daffodils, peonies, hyacinths, lilacs and delphiniums
- Summer – popular varieties for summer include snapdragons, lilies, gerbera daisies, larkspur, lavender and freesias
- Autumn – in the autumn, use aster, chrysanthemums, marigolds, dahlias and zinnia
- Winter – use amaryllis, holly, cosmos, jasmine, camellias and star gazer lilies
Some flowers are in season all year round, and are ideal for adding to some of the flowers that are in season only for a few months. Varieties such as orchids, roses, lilies of the valley, carnations and heather are in season all year round.
When arranging your chosen flowers in a vase, start with an outer circle and work inwards. For example, start by creating a circle with the outer flowers, then add a different type of flower, making a smaller inner circle. Then, use another type of flower to make a center circle. In this way, you can build up the arrangement. Also, try to make each successive inner circle slightly taller than the last – this creates a dome shape that looks beautiful.
Work With One Type At A Time
It is a good idea to work with one flower variety at a time. Instead of changing each type of flower as you go, work with the same kind until you have finished that part of the arrangement. This tends to make for a more striking and contrasting display.
Don't Forget The Texture
To really set off the arrangement, you can add some greenery and texture. Do this by adding in some long grass, berry stems, iris leaves, pussy willow or corn stalks. This can make a great difference to the display by adding some contrast. Don't be afraid to add some pine cones, berries or fruit to the display to really make it stand out.
Remember to keep removing any leaves you see in the water supply, as they can rot and contaminate the water. For more information, contact a company like Janine Florist.