Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Presents....

Water Based Centerpiece-3


Water based designs are where its at!

These designs are quite the rage. They draw from techniques that intelligent floral designers have known from decades past,

Contemporary floral designers have been renewing some of these earlier techniques and are really enjoying the results.

They are fun. They are fast. They are easy to make. And they are showy!

People love looking at them!

In this case, this design is bright, bold and happy!

You will love doing this one. ENJOY!

What You Will Need

  • Glass ivy bowl
  • Montecasino
  • Statice
  • Carnations
  • Alstroemeria


    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 five canations to the design. Carnations are also one of my favorite flowers. They come rainbow of colors, fill space nicely, are reasonably priced and hold up rather well. There are some designers who consider them too common to touch. I think those designers are being rather short sighted. Carnations enable a designer to stay within a certain pricepoint, AND still come up with something quite pretty. Isn't that what its all about? Floral art is made to meet the customer's needs. And if you get some customers who would like lovely flowers, but can't necessarily afford your most costly blooms, this flower, when mixed with prestige flowers, can help you accomplish your customers' goals quite nicely . Flowers in general, are all naturally beautiful--including carnations. This flower is one of the most widely purchased flowers in the world, which means that obviously a lot of folks must be enjoying them. So enough of the snob appeal. ... And enough of me being on the soapbox!

    To make our design feel a tad more interesting, let's add some alstroemeria. Alstroemeria is a great flower. It is elegant. It is showy. It lasts quite well. It comes in a large number of colors. It is a good complement to the carnations, and provides contrast in shape and size.

    LIke the earlier water based unit, 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 not only are we very, very fine floral designers, but also because we are outstanding teachers!! Please come and take one of our hands-on workshop programs!!

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