Flower Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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34 | M A R C H /A P R I L 2 0 1 9 For more information, see Sources, page 76 2 | Follow with more greenery (another variety of eucalyptus or something similar), but this time make it really spray out. Some greenery will fan out on its own, which makes things easier. Add some bells of Ireland here and there around the edges, after stripping the lower part of each stem that will be underwater. Now it's time for some color! The bright-pink stock is just what this design needs, so add a few to the center of the arrangement. 5 | Tulips, the finishing touch, were sold as a bunch in the store and not in a ready-made arrangement. They give great movement, mirroring the fanned-out eucalyptus. Snip each stem to the desired length, pull away the lower leaves, and place throughout. The end result should look loose, not tight. 3 | I was able to find a ready-made arrangement that included snap- dragons in two colors, pink and yellow. Once again, be sure to fully strip the stems of any lower leaves. You don't want any leaves to be under the water level because bacteria can go wild with foliage in there. Now is a good time to go ahead and pull off any brown or wilted blooms; just carefully remove them. This same method goes for the stock and really any element included in the design. SHOW OFF YOUR TULIPS An insider trick I picked up is to manually open up tulips. Gently flip back the outer petals; this can be just a smidge, or it can be pulled way back. (If a petal splits, don't worry.) Doing this can dramatically change the look of the flower, as seen in the small arrangements on page 32. 1 | This arrangement is going on a large kitchen island, so I pulled out a pitcher, which is the perfect scale. Begin with the greenery. I'm using two types of eucalyptus, but this seeded variety is up first. 4 | Introduce more color, starting with yellow roses. Strip the lower leaves off before snipping the stems to the desired length. Add a few stems at varying heights throughout. Bring in another snippet of green with the hypericum berries, followed by the strawflower in the much deeper pink. The bright colors here make the overall design a happy one. FRESH STYLE I arrange

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