HAND-TIED BOUQUET Gather your supplies
• • • • • • Hero or focal flowers: Dahlia, peony, rose or other dramatic bloom.
Foliage: Herbs, soft greenery or green flowers such as bells of Ireland.
Fillers: Soft textural flowers, such as milkweed.
Disc flowers: A smaller flower, equally eye-catching, which adds a chunk of colour to your arrangement.
Spikes: Strong vertical stemmed flowers, such as snapdragon.
Airy elements: Wispy flora, such as Queen Anne’s lace and nigella pods. STEP 4 Continue, adding airy elements as you rotate your arrangement. All the stems should now spiral out as you gently hold the neck of your bouquet. Wrap garden string a few times around top of neck and knot ends firmly. Trim ends of stems straight across the bunch so it can stand upright then immediately place bouquet in water to keep it fresh.