THE TOOLS

Real Simple - - Relating -

Kee p thes e sup­plie s handy when plan­ning

and ar­rang­ing your cen­ter­piece.

This help­ful hand­book can guide you to­ward in-sea­son flow­ers within your cho­sen

color scheme.

TO BUY: Flower Color

Guide by Dar­roch and Michael Put­nam, $35; phaidon.com.

These shears help cut every­thing from

del­i­cate stems to woody branches

and can even trim wire. Keep them sep­a­rate from your ev­ery­day scis­sors to main­tain their

sharp­ness.

TO BUY: Gar­den Mul­tiSnip with Sheath, $19;

fiskars.com.

A re­us­able flo­ral frog has dozens of pin­points to se­cure stems in place. At­tach it to your vase with

flo­ral adhesive.

TO BUY: 3in Round Flo­ral

Pin Frog, $18; ja­ma­li­gar­den.com.

Wire net­ting and flo­ral tape pro­vide ad­di­tional stem sta­bil­ity for your ar­range­ment. TO BUY: Wire Flo­ral Net­ting & Flo­ral Tape Set, $24; the­flo­ral­so­ci­ety.com.

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