Exotic bouquet DIY design
Exotic flowers are usually more expensive than other flowers like roses and carnations. This is mainly because exotic flowers require extra care when grown. Exotic flowers are a fabulous sight to behold, so many flower lovers agree that the extra effort and expense are definitely worth it. These blooms are usually taller, larger, and are some of the brightest flowers in the world. If you’re not sure how to create the perfect exotic bouquet, here are some essential tips.
Planning is the first step to any bouquet, and your exotic bouquet is no exception. You will need to select the correct flowers and foliage. You can follow the rest of these steps closely at first, but once you get some practice, you’ll become even more confident and might even enjoy experimenting with new ideas.
Selection of flowers
There are many wonderful options to choose from. Some of the best options include lotus flowers, orchids, helicopters, ginger flowers and the stunning bird of paradise flower. Make sure you always choose bright and bold flowers to make your bouquet stand out.
Once you’ve chosen your flowers, you’ll need to choose the appropriate foliage. Some flower arrangements don’t require much greenery, and there are even some that can do without foliage. An exotic bouquet, however, should have lush leaves for that rich hint of green. Some examples include Whaleback palm leaves, Phormium palms, variegated leaves, or deep red Phormium leaves.
Find the perfect vase
- Now that you’ve picked out the flowers and foliage for your exotic bouquet, it’s time to find the perfect vase. The length of the stems will help you select the correct size vase. The longer the stems, the taller the holder needs to be to offer adequate support. If the flowers are large, don’t cut the stems too short or your arrangement might look a little strange. You can use floral foam if you prefer, but you need to make sure you have enough flowers and greenery to hide the foam. Instructions:
- Before you begin, be sure to place the flowers and foliage in cold water while you prepare the foam or vase.
- If you want to use floral foam, you’ll need to soak the foam in fresh water until it’s saturated. Next, you need to put the foam on a plastic tray so that it does not wet the table and facilitates the movement of the arrangement.
- Cut the stems just before placing them in the vase or foam. That way you can cut them to the perfect length based on where they’re going to be placed in the arrangement. For example, the central flowers will likely be taller, meaning the surrounding flowers will have shorter stems. The flowers around the edge will have the shortest stems of all.
- The larger flowers will be your focal flowers and your smaller flowers will be mass and fill flowers. Make sure that you leave space in between for the foliage. Also, you should add foliage around the base of the arrangement to hide the plastic tray. Remember to cut the stems at an angle so they can absorb water easily.
- Trim off any excess leaves so they don’t overwhelm the arrangement. Once your flowers are in place, you can add some foliage in between to fill in the gaps.
- Keep your flowers hydrated. The water in the vase should be changed every few days. The foam needs to be re-hydrated when it starts to dry.
With these steps and tips, you will be enjoying your exotic bouquet in no time. Once you have developed your flower arranging skills, you can use these steps to create the most amazing arrangements for friends and family too.