Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Presents....
Topiary Tree #7
When stylizing topiary trees with live materials we have two options in terms of construction: Styrofoam or foam bases...
Foam gives us the advantage of the flowers being in water. We can place the flowers into the base by their natural stems.
Styrofoam, on the other hand, requires that everything be added to picks, which in turn are placed into the base. If the flowers chosen, hold up well out of water, and are well conditioned, the design will be appropriate for the desired occasion. The construction is very solid and sturdy.
Notice the attachement of a bow right underneath the top section of the topiary. The ribbon showers provide cover for the rod, but just as importantly, give a really nice texture and visual appeal to the design. Amazing how ribbon can make any design seem all the more interesting and elegant!!
A few flowers are placed into the bottom section of the design, providing visual flow and unity from the base to the top.
Check Out The Following Topiaries....
Down below are many other examples of topiaries....
We hope that you really enjoyed these brief floral design lessons. At
Rittners School of Floral Design
in Boston we provide floral design instruction that includes a wide range of different styles and techniques. Please come and take one of our hands-on workshop programs!!
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