Instead of my usual lessons I share, today I am sharing in detail just the ONE lesson.
Of the items they demonstrated the one which appealed to me most, was the bouquet made using a single hydrangea head (is that the correct term?) as the basis for a bouquet. As my opportunities to carry a bouquet are somewhat limited (!) this would also be a beautiful way to make an arrange for the house too.
Select a large head of hydrangea, and insert other flowers through the gaps in the blooms. They mostly used anemones. This is a great way to use “floppy” flowers, as the hydrangea head provides support.
Trim all the stalks, then tap to settle the flowers to provide a flat base.
Using soft florist tape, bind the stems together.
Wrap more tape around, with the sticky side out.
Cover the sticky tape with ribbon (it sticks – isn’t that clever) and secure (carefully!) with pins.
I don’t do much flower arranging anymore, apart from putting fresh flowers in a glass vase when hubby buys me some! My Mum has always been interested in floral art, and as a child I remember playing with the off-cuts while she taught some of the students at the local college.
As a teenager, I entered the junior and novice classes for several years at the local flower show , and won top prize a few times. The main reason I won was because all the other contestants did it at their school with the same teacher, while I was taught by my Mum, so mine were always a little different from all the rest!
Do you do much with cut flowers apart from remembering to put them in water?
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