New Year's Trio
Sparkly and festive, that's what New Year's Eve calls for -- whether in clothes OR flowers! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a trio of wintery designs with flowers from Florabundance.com, that are sure to add sparkle and joy to your holiday entertaining. Make sure you ring in the new year with flowers. Enjoy!
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New Year's Eve, one last chance to fill your life with flowers. In this video, a trio of delight.
The mechanics, simple. Nothing but a cube filled with fresh water, pre-mixed with flower food. No foam, no netting, just plain water. The flowers, fabulous. Everything's from Florabundance.com and it was so fun gathering these things. Peonies, Ornithogalum, lisianthus, paper whites. Then in the roses, I have Vendela in full size, and sweet majolica in the spray. For foliage, just a little bit of salal and Italian ruscus.
To create a secure base, just a little bit of Italian ruscus, one stem knotted around on itself. Then tucking everything into your hand, a Vendela rose, a peony. Oh, it's so beautiful. And yes, it's fragrant. Turning it. Adding in the Ornithogalum, and maybe one of the sweet majolica. I'm giving it a slight turn and tucking in the rest of the Ornithogalum. Since they're linear, I want to group them together. Another Vendela. Turning, adding more fragrance with the paper white. Oh, we'll make this New Year's arrangement spectacular. Maybe grouping them all together. Giving it a turn. Another rose, a bit of lisianthus. So many beautiful white flowers to choose from. Each time just turning it and tucking in another bloom.
As you finish, just look at the bouquet from all sides. Make sure you're keeping it symmetrical, that you have the blooms where you want them to be and turning. You can always give it a little tug if you want to pull a head up. You can pull that one up just a little bit. Shift things around and creating a soft collar by adding in the salal.
To secure, just a bit of bind wire. Wrap above where you're holding. Secure by twisting. Then cut the stem short to fit the vessel.
As you're preparing for New Year's parties, you want to think multiples, making up several all at the same time. Then, when you're done with the flowering, going back with some beautiful silver leaves, cutting them apart. And then the easiest way, just using your oasis floral adhesive, a little bit of glue directly on the stem, and then just tuck it down in between the blooms to add a little sparkle.
A huge thank you to Florabundance for all these amazing flowers. The recipe, five Vendela roses, three sweet majolica spray roses, three Ornithogalum, five stems of paper whites, just one peony, one Italian ruscus, and one salal. Then I broke apart a single stem of silver leaves. Multiply that times one, two, three for the full setting.
End the year with flowers. Be sure to start the year with flowers, and then fill the year with flowers. You'll find inspiration for each and every day on the website, Flower School .com. But now it's your turn. What are you going to create to end the year, begin the year and fill the year? Be sure to take a picture of it, post it on social media and hashtag Floral Design Institute. That way we all can see what you do as you do something you love.