Introduction to Floral Arrangements (Part 2)

For this series, we will discuss the basic elements of creating floral arrangements. We'll also dive into the details of designing and putting together flower arrangements.

In Part 1, we explored the know-hows in processing, storing, and maintaining flowers. That way, we keep blooms fresh before presenting them to our customers.

For this second part, we show the typical flowers, greens, and plants used for decor. 

We examine artistic ways to put them together. With this, we can create gorgeous arrangements with a personal touch for every order.

For more info on the use of color and design in floristry, see our next article! We'll connect the different concepts we learned. 

We'll put them all together to create a handy guide for every florist. So keep reading to learn everything about floristry that you need to know!

Interested in programs about the fundamentals of designing floral arrangements? We recommend schools like the American Institute of Floral Designers (www.aifd.org). We also encourage you to check out the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org).

 

Creating and Designing Flower Arrangements.

Romantic dates, lively parties, and even our homes aren't complete without stunning blooms. A bouquet of fresh flowers adds the perfect touch of nature's elegance and beauty.

We've gathered up info about crafting floral arrangements from florists all across the country. Here, we reveal top tips you need to know!

 

Flowers, Greens, and Plants.

Every arrangement is unique! But no matter the style and size of your bouquet, there are essential steps each florist should practice:.

 

Pick and prep all your flowers.

In Part 1, we discussed how to keep your flowers fresh and clean. This is vital to maintaining high-quality blooms and floral arrangements.

Now start with picking the flowers you want to use. Give them fresh cuts at a 45 ° angle. With this, you can clear away excess leaves to prevent bacteria growth.

Keep in mind what blooms are in season. Lighten up your design by mixing and matching these blooms!

 

Choose your vase and foliage for the base.

Keep your bouquet flowing by putting green foliage at the base. Set them in various directions for a natural look. This will help enhance the flowers of your choosing!

 

Add smaller or accent flowers.

Begin your design by inserting accent flowers into your bouquet in clusters of three. Make sure to turn your vase as you work. This will help you create a pleasing and balanced look.

 

Insert large blooms in the gaps.

Some florists place in their main flowers before anything else. This is because they want a reference point for the accents and the greens.

But we found that saving them for last is more effective. We recommend you insert bigger blossoms in the gaps in your arrangement. This brings more life to your design!

 

Popular Flowers and Plants You Should Know.

Even newbies to floral design have encountered many popular flowers!

Roses are, by far, the most loved flowers. Their simple, classic form looks perfect when arranged in long-stemmed bunches. Even single stems make lovely gifts!

Coming in next are the carnations, daisies, lilies, and orchids. It's impressive how popular they are among clients of all ages and backgrounds.

Now let's talk about foliages. Florists often use anthurium, philodendron, and olive branches. They're long-lasting and easy to care for. That's why they're perfect for many arrangements!

For accent flowers, florists love baby's breath and chrysanthemums. These soft blooms add a stylish wildflower note into the mix.

As florists, we all have our favorites. But above all else, our top priority is ensuring clients get the perfect arrangement they want! This relies on their taste and the event they wish to use it for. Our job is to guarantee they get the most exquisite, special bouquets!

 

Check Floral Arrangements Part 3 here.