By watching nature, you can see many basic design rules. How
do the flowers grow? Are they
reaching for light? If you want a professional look in most cases, you
will apply the rules of how flowers grow.
In floral designing, you will also
find terms used which we will familiarize you to understand. Please
read the bottom sentence before leaving this page!
Hot Glue Gun
Wire - used in designing to support and replace or shape stems.
Oasis - This foam is very soft and used with fresh cut flowers and
when saturated with water is used to anchor flower stems into your arrangement.
Ultra Foam - This foam is used with silk flowers. It is
harder than oasis but not as hard as Styrofoam. Also you would never
saturate this foam with water.
Styrofoam - Very hard and used for craft
projects. (I have not used this foam in arranging in many years.
Water Tubes: Used to supply
water source to fresh flowers.
Vases and Containers: Anything
that will hold water. Unlimited ideas here.
Floral Tape, Anchor Tape, Marbles,
Glue, Pins, and any items used to create your bouquet.
Color, shape, texture and
space are elements to understand when doing your flower designs.