Peaches and Cream
Flower shops often generate a lot of "onsie-twosie" stems: one or two stems of this flower, three or four stems of another. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shares a simple yet classy design that uses these often overlooked blooms in shades of peach and cream. What a grand way to highlight a few stems of many varieties of flowers! Enjoy!
In a flower shop, you often have a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a few things left over. Working in a component style is a perfect way to spotlight and add value to those leftovers.
The peach and blush, that pastel color palette, continues to be strong. And so many fabulous flowers from ranunculus to anthuriums, spray roses, nerines, lisianthus, I'm sure you can think of many more. And containers, we have so many to choose from now. I picked this soft peach, very light, almost pinky blush, perfect with so many different shapes. I think I love them.
As you design, you can think about mono botanical, one variety in the components. Maybe spray roses, remove the lower foliage, cut them short, and then drop them into the vessel, keeping it very simple and sweet.
As you work, make sure it looks good from all sides because you don't know how it's going to end up being set in the home. Tucking it down in, maybe coming up with the ranunculus, letting them be a little taller, a little higher, and being in fresh water with flower food, they're going to last the longest.
I don't have any broken, but oftentimes you do have broken stems and then go ahead and just tuck them down low to help support, keeping them stand upright. Maybe one more. Squeezing it right in between.
Then coming back, the nerines, they're stately, elegant blooms. Going to be nice and tall, giving them a cut, dropping them in. If you want a little bit of foliage, think minimal. Seeded eucalyptus would be absolutely perfect.
To bring the darker color over, I'm going to use the single anthurium and letting it carry outward with the nerines and then tucking in that seeded eucalyptus, removing all the leaves. Just want the berries to give a nice texture to the overall design. Adjusting, possibly another nerines, tucking it in with a little bit more seeded eucalyptus to hold everything in place. Then the lisianthus, coming in in a mid-level, yeah, a little bit shorter. There we go. Tucking it in and using the buds as well, because they'll continue to open, making this a very long-lasting arrangement to enjoy for days and days.
These sweet little arrangements can be sold one at a time, or group them and sell them all together. And you can see placing them on a pedestal makes them, oh, so much more important. Oh, so valuable. The recipe for all of this, five ranunculus, five spray rose, five lisianthus, four nerine lilies, and one anthurium. So each of these has five blooms and then just a bit of seeded eucalyptus.
Working component style with individual pieces gives you so much opportunity to experiment with different types of blooms. You'll find more creative inspiration on the website, flowerschool.com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there.
Now it's your turn. Gather up a collection of your favorite vessels, find your favorite blooms, and create a way. Be sure to take a picture, post it on social media and #FloralDesignInstitute. That way we all can see what you do as you do something you love.