Many people love flowers, and this is no surprise. Beautiful colors, gorgeous shapes, and alluring scents are enough to make anyone want to buy themselves flowers and take them home. Once they’re in the house, however, it may become a different story. How exactly can you make an amazing arrangement that will make them even more appealing than they already naturally are? Have a look at some of the tips that you can use to come up with beautiful floral arrangements at home, dazzling everyone who visits you.
Pick a Color Scheme
To start off, you need to decide on the color scheme that you want your arrangement to have. This may be based on anything, from the color schemes in your home to a special event that you’re coming up with the arrangement for. Remember that you have to consider the colors you pick carefully in order to come up with a design that’s going to meet your requirements. Also, note that most floral arrangements typically last from four to seven days or longer, based on the type of flowers that are included as well as the level of care that they get. This may inspire you to pick a certain color scheme over others if it has flowers that last for your desired length of time.
Cut and Prepare the Flowers
Next, it’s time to prepare your flowers for display. This includes cutting them at the base of their stems, which needs to be done diagonally to improve water and nutrient absorption. You also need to remove damaged buds, excess leaves, and injured petals. This will help your arrangement to last for a reasonably long time. This step may sound a bit similar to pruning, which is something that people who grow edible plants may be familiar with. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, up to 67% of adults have plans of growing edible plants or are already doing so. If you’re familiar with plants as a result of being one of these adults, it may be easier for you to prepare cut flowers.
Pick the Right Vessel
Finally, depending on the size and quantity of flowers you have, as well as the outcome that you want, you need to pick a vessel to display your flowers in. Prepare the vessel by creating a grid using floral tape. This grid is going to ensure that flowers, especially if they’re top-heavy, don’t fall over and deviate from the position that you arrange them in. If you prefer, you can simply buy a premade vessel that comes with pins on which to place flower stems. This is a sure way to make the process a lot easier and faster, especially if you’re a beginner.
Layer and Arrange
Finally, you’re ready to start making the arrangement. Start with greenery for your base and then add your focal flowers. These should be flowers that make a statement by themselves, such as those that are very large or that have a unique texture or color. Fill the gaps that remain with filler flowers that will ensure that your arrangement is beautiful from every angle. Filler flowers should be small and light, and you can use them to complete the shape of the arrangement that you want to come up with.
These tips should make it easy for you to create beautiful floral arrangements at home and wow everyone with your taste and skill. From this, you may go into landscaping if you’re up for the experience. Keep in mind that 65% of the work done by the tree service industry is for single-family residences. A mere 23% of the work done is either industrial or commercial. Finally, only 6% of the work done in the industry is related directly to tree care, according to Lawn and Landscape Magazine. Clearly, many other homeowners get their needs met by professionals, so it’s not an expectation that you have to take care of yours.