4. Use a turntable (even a less expensive spice “Rubbermaid” type) so that you can easily view your arrangement from all sides.
5. Change the water in your vessel every day for the first three days. Use warm water with a drop of bleach and a little sugar as a preservative.
6. After you have your base of greenery, arrange blooms in threes of different heights
7. Flowers should radiate from the center out and make sure you remember the base of the arrangement.
8. Invest in a good pair of clippers.
I learned a lot more than these eight tips…and perhaps I will do a follow-up after I take another class!
Here is my arrangement…I was going for a loose, garden picked look.
A little off topic, but I was given a copy of
Windsor Smith’s Homefront to review. I LOVE her style…
Back to Mindy…if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you will want to attend one of her classes. She can even tailor a class for a bridal shower or birthday party. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.