It is amazing to think that the various foam based products that we take for granted in the floral field, have only been around for approximately a half a century.
Prior to the invention of foam floral artists used all kinds of other mechanics to control flower placement and to assure that their flowers received water.
Contemporary floral designers have been renewing some of these earlier techniques and they are quite popular with the public.
They are fun. They are fast. They are easy to make. And they are showy!
You will love doing these.
We start with the ivy bowl. It is a cute little container just perfect for this kind of design.
Create an infrastructure for this arrangement. .
Start with the montecasino. Make a little mound shape cluster with the monte.
Next add some statice to the mix. Statice is a great filler, and comes in a variety of colors. In this particular case we have chosen a red violet that complements the purple of the monte. The overall result is kind of moundy, and rather pretty in its own right. If we wanted to, we could stop right here and enjoy this informal little design.
Let's continue by adding a few lilies to the mix. Lilies are a very pretty flower. When they open they can be quite spectacular. They also add prestige to any design in which they are featured.
The only word of caution: Many lilies do have a strong fragrance. So do use care if this design is being planned for a dinner party or possibly as a hospital arrangement or for someone with allergies.
Two or three more liilies bulk up the design, filli in space and make it look spectacular.
We could stop at this point, but to give a bit of contrast and better value, we add a few stems of white or cream lisianthus, or if not available, roses as a good substitute.
This is a great all purpose design.
I like it as a table centerpiece for it can be viewed on all sides.
It is also quite appropriate as a Mothers' Day Gift.
It would also work quite well for a special birthday, baby's shower, or office gift.
We hope that you really enjoyed this brief floral design lesson. At
Rittners Floral School in Boston we provide floral design instruction
that includes a wide range of different styles and techniques. Folks attend Rittners Floral School, because we are darned good teachers!! Please come and take one of our hands-on workshop programs!!