Written by Shirley T
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 05:14
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower ~ John Harrigan
A bird is always associated with mind, spirit and freedom. Freedom to live our life to its fullest! Being free also means independence. And a bird nest symbolizes security and a home.
Remember the old phrase ‘the bluebird of happiness?’ A bluebird in dream analysis indicates we are truly and completely content and happy with our life. At the same time, 100% convinced that whatever we are doing is the correct approach. Ditto, a bluebird on its nest symbolizes a happy and contented person at a lovely home; definitely a great complement a basket of flowers!
In this floral arrangement, it was designed with jubilation in mind. Home Sweet Home! The name given to this floral design. Nothing beats the happy moment of getting our own roof, a shelter from rain or shine and a smile on our face!
Going hand in hand with the shape of basket’s handle, red Gerberas are placed on both left and right ends in a combination of the Triangular of Western Style and Twin Style. Both left and right are decorated with Gerberas at various heights like what happen in nature. While the Eustomas land in-between these Gerberas; taking the middle seat in this design. I picked the red bright Gerbera as primary flower as it connotes purity and innocence; perfect match for the happy theme of this design. Secondary flower is Eustoma Lisanthus or commonly known as Love Rose, Texan Bluebell or Prairie Gentian. I have never tried Eustoma in my previous floral arrangement but there is always first time for everything in life. So, I decided to pick a bunch of bi-colors that came in pink (of bloom) and light yellow (appearing mostly in smaller bud). It is a marriage made in heaven with red Gerbera.
Rattan basket, Red Gerberas, Pink-Light Yellow Eustomas, Gold-dust Dracaena, Yellow Aster.
1. Place a wet oasis into a rattan basket.
2. Compose this design from front view. Start with red Gerbera. The nature of Gerbera, it has a fragile or soft stem. Thus to hold Gerbera nicely, please use a thin to circulate around its stem.
3. Add in some Gold-dust Dracaena as green or foliages to cover the oasis. Since basket rattan belongs to darker tone, Dracaena leaves may brighten the arrangement with the white spotish.
4. Place another stalk of Gerbera on the left to build a triangular shape. Then, insert the pink blossoming Eustoma in the middle seat. Among the advantages of handling Eustoma includes no torn like rose and the leaves on its stem can be chopped shorter and place as foliages to cover the oasis.
5. Arrange the light yellow buds of Eustoma behind, almost at the apex. At the same, place them hanging freely at the various end resembling the natural garden.
6. Insert some yellow aster as fillers.
7. Last but not least, the bluebird on nest in the centre of Home Sweet Home floral design.
Congratulations to you, my friend!
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