Looking for flower arrangement ideas for your table or entrance hall? You can put this kind of arrangement together in the container, or make it first in your hand, then place it in the container and add the finishing touches. The wide mouth of this container is perfect for holding a large bouquet of flowers.
You will need:
- 1 bunch (20) roses
- 1 bunch baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
- tulip vase or any other wide-mouthed vase
1. Fill the container of your choice with water and arrange the baby’s breath. Gypsophila is the ideal filler for a container with a wide mouth, as it consists of bunches of fine stems that help to hold the roses in place.
2. Clean the stems of the roses, but retain the last two leaf stems to give fullness to the bunch. You could strip the stems completely and use other greenery if you prefer, but the natural greenery provided by the rose leaves complements the roses.
3. Place the roses evenly in the vase. Be careful not to break the gypsophila stems or to place the flowers too closely together. Tease the gypsophila out a little when the arrangement is complete.
Extract taken from Flowers simply beautiful — a guide to contemporary flower arranging by Ansia Kohrs. Published by METZ PRESS