Flower arranging using one type of bloom
When you create your very own bouquet, you do not necessarily need to go all out and fill the vase with several types of stems. Flower arranging can be even more of an art form when it is as simple and pure. So, whether you are new to this or you want to get back to basics, here are some tips to help you create a stunning bouquet with just one type of flower.
What you need:
- Your favourite type of flower (you will need enough to fill your vase)
- A vase that will suit the length of the stems
- A sharp pair of scissors
- Fresh water with flower food
- The first thing you need to do is choose the vase that you would like to use since this will help you determine the number of flowers you will need.
- The next important step in successful flower arranging is preparing your vase. Make sure that it is clean before adding fresh water and flower food.
- Once this is done, you can prepare your stems. You will need to inspect each stem and make sure that they are not damaged in any way.
- Trim each stem at an angle and remove all the lower leaves so that they don’t crowd the vase or end up in the vase water. This will help your blooms last longer while giving your display that professionally arranged look.
- Place your first row of blooms around the rim of the vase. Make sure that you allow the stems to cross over one another. This helps create a support for the stems you will add to the middle.
- Add another layer of blooms and continue in this way until you add your final flower.
- Remember, you want the stems of your exterior flowers to be the shortest and the ones in the middle to be longer. This creates a rounded look.
- Once you have arranged all of your blooms, your bouquet is ready to display.
While you only need one type of bloom for this flower arranging style, you can always add some foliage and/or filler flowers here and there. Roses, for instance, look lovely with or without fillers like baby’s breath.