Written by Shirley T
Monday, 21 July 2008 06:21
I am back with floral arrangement! No doubt a good flower arrangement is an art, there is still some good practice and smart tips for us to improve. Success is only 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Practice makes perfect!
1. Where to place the curvy, bending or strange stalk/main stem?
Use as a base flower and avoid compose it as structural flower otherwise, the composition may not end up straight up from container. This usually happen for rose, that at times does not come in a straight line shape like illustrated on the left - Diagram 1.
2. How to use clustered chrysanthemum like chrysanthemum mum?
Cut the buds that appear in-between the targeted flower to make them look less crowded and this can be used to compose the blank spot.
3. How to cut the main stem/stalk in order to last longer?
Chop it slanting or in diagonal. This will increase the surface area to increase water absorption once they are positioned into the sponge/container. Check out the picture.
4. How to make the bud appears blooming?
For rose/carnation, spray water onto the flower bud consistently. Alternatively, place the rose’s bud facing a cold wind like the blowing air from air-conditioner. For carnation, tweak the petal to make it appears blooming is also possible.
5. If run out of foliages, what can I do?
a) Sometimes, not all the branches of the ferns are in good condition. If so, leverage on the presentable/nice fern by chopping both sides along the main stem as illustrated below. Then, place them onto the sponge/container. This arrangement easier for limited sponge surface and time saving.
b) Utilize the leaves from the flowers. For example, rose main stem usually comes with a few leaves. Chop both sides of main stem to obtain the leaves like illustrated below and place them onto the sponge/container.
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