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

Water Based Centerpiece-5

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!

You will love doing these. ENJOY!

What You Will Need

  • Glass ivy bowl
  • Montecasino
  • Statice
  • Lilies
  • Carnations


    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.

    This design combines the prestige of lilies with the informal beauty of carnations. It is incredibly easy to stylize.

    Start with your lilies. They are the largest flowers, and therefore easiest to place after the fillers. This design only requires three blossoms. Place them as shown here.

    Next, four carnations are placed inbetween the lilies. This completes the design.

    This is a bright and cheerful arrangement.

    The reds and pinks of the lilies and carnations dominate this design. Notice how the larger lilies really stand out in this arrangement, where in one of the earlier water based units the size difference between the carnations and the alstroemeria allowed the carnations to take charge.

    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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