Creative ideas for simple, modern designs for your home, wedding and other celebrations.
Create bouquets, boutonnieres, vase arrangements and table centrepieces.
SHAPING YOUR BOUQUET
Shapes are key when selecting flowers for arrangements. When creating large bouquets, for example, a mass of flowers and foliage in different shapes and textures is ideal. Tiny posies, on the other hand, can incorporate more delicate flowerheads. Look to the eight basic shapes: flat-topped, great for hand-tied bouquets as they form a neat dome-like Queen Anne's lace-type arrangement; dome provides substance, good for large arrangements – hydrangeas; spire, stalkless flowers, domed shapes balanced by spires – veronica, stock, lavender; spear, clusters of small flowers on short stalks on stems – delphinium, gladioli; spray, branching stems, good for mixed arrangements – spray roses, astrantia, gypsophila, eryngium; globe, round, works well in minimalist designs – allium, protea; rosette, good for large and small designs – rose, dahlia, paeony, ranunculus; regular, same, circular shape, all designs – gerbera, sunflower, daisies.