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Cut Flower Displays - Choosing Glorious Combinations
However, if you know the basics of the process before you purchase flowers, your decisions will be easier to make and the results more stunning as you and the florist work together as a team in arranging fresh flowers.
Your first decision will be the style of the arrangement. Consider where your flowers will be displayed. Is the space wide but not very tall? Or do you need a tall and slender arrangement? Oval displays are among the most common, while triangular-shaped ones create interest. More complex shapes are also possible, but they'll require more effort with a framework and wires. The reason for your flower arrangement may also influence its style.
Now you'll need to select your flowers. Every flower arrangement needs three types of flowers for a successful design.
• Mass flowers are the focal point of the display, the first flowers everyone notices. They are usually large, round flowers on a single stem, such as roses, tulips, or hydrangeas.
• To define the outline of the design, Line flowers such as gladiolas, snapdragons and delphiniums are used and will be either off to the side or standing above the mass flowers.
• Filler flowers do just what their name suggests: They fill in the empty space between the mass and line flowers. Clusters of small flowers on a single stem, ferns, and berries all work well as fillers.
Different color choices are symbolic so keep that in mind when you're arranging fresh flowers in each part of your design process. There's more to it than simply pleasing the eye with harmonious combinations.
As examples, white flowers denote innocence, reverence and humility are used for funerals, christenings and weddings while purple flowers are symbolic of accomplishment and are used to express congratulations. Bright yellow tulips or daffodils, which celebrate friendship and new beginnings, will cheer up a sick friend. Of course, red roses represent beauty, desire, and passion.
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