Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Presents....
How To Make A
Two Minute Vase Arrangement
"A two minute vase arrangement?" you ask..."What's that?"
Very simply this.....
There are times when a retail florist has to be able to stylize floral art very quickly. The problem......A number of customers are waiting while a designer can't keep up with the demand.
Or a customer comes in and needs something almost yesterday!!
So you find that the ability to be able to make something attractive, yet quickly, can really be quite useful....
That's why we call this unit "How to make a two minute vase arrangement...." because you'll find that you'll be able to stylize a really showy design very very quickly!!!
What You Will Need
Two plastic containers
Let's start this design by setting up the container.
A round container with a long edge is placed at an angle inside a horizontal container. It is glued into place.
The result is a slightly tilted base that will give a contemporary effect, and an interesting angle to the design.
A tall vertical cluster of our spiked flowers is placed into the left side of the design. The mechanics are covered with moss.
Two large football chrysanthemums are placed diagonally into the center front of the design, forming a focal area.
Next, let's take some roses and extend them out towards the left side of the design as shown in the photograph.
This design can be completed in several different ways.
In the photograph on the left, we simply add more roses to the bottom right side of the design.
In the photograph on the right we add two fuji mums to the right side of the design.
The beauty of this design is that it is quite large, yet can be put together almost instantaneously
Contents can be varied to come up with an enormous assortment of possibilities.
Consider picking randomly one of each Numbers I, II and III below.
I. For example spiked flowers could include: gladiolus, miniature glads, larkspur, delphinium, forsythia branches, curly willow, ting ting, rib cycas leaves, heliconia, pussy willow, eremurus, bells of ireland.
II. In place of the chrysanthemums consider substituting: sunflowers, daffodils, carnations, fujis, anthurium, gerbera, godetia, lilies, orchids.
III. In place of the roses (and/or fujis) consider substituting: miniature carnations, spray roses, miniature glads, alstroemeria, nerines, liatris, pincushion protea.
Play with these combinations, and you have literally hundreds of designs from this one lesson!!!!!!!!!!
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. Please come and take one of our hands-on
Floral Education Center
returns you to our Floral Education Center.
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