Follow this process to make your flower arrangements last longer. You can extend the vase life of your flowers weeks and weeks by simply refreshing your arrangements like this! It cuts down on waste and helps you make the most of your flower arrangements. This process is great to teach your clients as well, so they can fully enjoy your arrangements for the maximum time frame.
-Remove all the flowers
- Pour out the old water into your garden or flower pots
-Wash and dry your vase
-Fill with fresh water
-Separate the ingredients to compost and the ingredients that still look good
-Compost the old ingredients
-Refresh stems by removing leaves and brown bits and cutting them shorter
-Start rebuilding the arrangement with the old greenery
-Add in fresh greens and flowers where necessary
Watch the full tutorial above!
You can download this free checklist to help you keep your flowers fresh, each time you make an arrangement. Download the checklist here.
Let’s learn how to make a large flower arrangement for a wedding or event! Sometimes people try to get a bit too intricate with tall arrangements. In this video, I show how to make the dahlias and other flowers look effortless and natural in a tall arrangement with big impact.
You want to pay attention to scale. Use flowers that are naturally tall. Don´t try to put short stemmed flowers in here. Place any flowers with smaller blooms at a taller height and keep larger blossoms at the base. In this particular example, I am focusing on mostly a pale pink color, using flowers in three different sizes: large dahlias, medium-sized aster blooms, and smaller strawflowers. From there, I add more height and texture using cosmos, monarda greens, ammi, and oat grass.
10 stems asters
15 stems cosmos
10 stems strawflower
3 stems monarda greenery
5 stems ammi
1 stem oat grass
Watch the full workshop, below! If you make an arrangement inspired by this video, post it on Instagram under #frolicflowerclass.
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