For this series, we will go over the basic elements of creating floral arrangements. We’ll also look into the details of designing and putting together flower arrangements.
In Part 1, we explored the basics in processing, storing, and maintaining flowers. That way, we keep blooms fresh before delivering them to our customers.
For this second part, we go into the common flowers, greens, and plants used for decor.
We tackle inspired ways to put them together. With this, we can create gorgeous arrangements with a personal touch for each order.
For more info on the use of color and design in floristry, see our next article! We’ll connect the various concepts we learned.
We’ll put them together to create a practical guide for every florist. So keep reading to learn everything about floristry that you need to know!
Interested in programs about the principles of designing floral arrangements? We recommend schools like the American Institute of Floral Designers (www.aifd.org). We also encourage you to check out the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org).
Creating and Designing Flower Arrangements.
Romantic dates, exciting parties, and even our homes aren’t complete without lovely blooms. A bouquet of fresh flowers adds the ideal touch of nature’s elegance and beauty.
We’ve gathered up info about creating floral arrangements from florists all across the country. Here, we give out top tips you need to know!
Flowers, Greens, and Plants.
Every arrangement is unique! But no matter the style and size of your bouquet, there are basic steps each florist should take:.
1. Select and prep all your flowers.
In Part 1, we discussed how to keep your flowers fresh and clean. This is vital to maintaining high-quality blooms and floral arrangements.
Now start with choosing the flowers you want to use. Give them fresh cuts at a 45 ° angle. With this, you can clear away excess leaves to prevent bacteria growth.
Always consider what blooms are in season. Lighten up your design by mixing and matching these blooms!
2. Choose your vase and foliage for the base.
Keep your bouquet flowing by putting green foliage at the base. Put them in various directions for a natural look. This will help complement the flowers of your choosing!
3. Add smaller or accent flowers.
Begin your design by filling accent flowers into your bouquet in sets of three. Make sure to turn your vase as you work. This will help you create a pleasing and balanced look.
4. Insert large blooms in the gaps.
Some florists put in their main flowers before anything else. This is because they want a reference point for the accents and the greens.
But we found that saving them for last is more effective. We recommend you insert bigger blooms in the gaps in your arrangement. This brings more life to your design!
Popular Flowers and Plants You Should Know.
Even newbies to floral design have encountered many famous flowers!
Roses are, by far, the most celebrated flowers. Their simple, elegant form looks perfect when arranged in long-stemmed bundles. Even single stems make charming gifts!
Coming in next are the carnations, daisies, lilies, and orchids. It’s amazing how popular they are among customers of all ages and backgrounds.
Now let’s discuss foliages. Florists often use anthurium, philodendron, and olive branches. They’re long-lasting and easy to look after. That’s why they’re ideal for many arrangements!
For accent flowers, florists love baby’s breath and chrysanthemums. These tender blooms add a classy wildflower note into the mix.
As florists, we have our favorites. But above all else, our top priority is being sure clients get the perfect arrangement they want! This depends on their taste and the occasion they wish to use it for. Our job is to guarantee they get the most stunning, unique bouquets!