Two Ingredient Bouquet

You don't need 15 types of flowers and foliages to make a gorgeous bouquet - really! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a fabulous bouquet with just two ingredients: "Alabaster" garden roses from and lily grass. That's it! Stunning and oh-so-simple - it's a timeless look. Enjoy!

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Alabaster garden roses, one of my absolute favorites. Two ingredients, easy to make profitable. Let me show you how.

The materials, keeping it simple. One bunch of Alabaster roses. They're grown at Alexandra Farms, purchased from Opening them out and removing all the lower foliage. That way, it's ready to go. The second ingredient, one bunch of lily grass. That's all it is, lily grass and Alabaster roses.

Start with your lily grass. Gather it in your hand. Look how it lays. You might need to turn some of the stems so that they go outward, but don't lose too much sleep over it, because they'll move around. Then once you have your lily grass in hand, go back with the roses, set it in, give it a turn. Bring in another and turn. And keep adding until you get all roses in place in a beautiful bouquet.

Once everything is in hand, take each strand of lily grass, and just pull it back on itself. Again, repeating. Now, you may not use all of them this way, but if you go through and give them a tug, and pull them around, it creates a beautiful armature with the roses. Just give it a tug. Others, leave them out. Let them be long and beautiful. Pulling it, pulling it. Give it just a little tug to make it go the direction you want. And turning, making sure it looks balanced from side to side. Then turning. You want to end up with about half of the strands upright, and about half down. Probably not perfect, but roughly figure half and half. And give it a tug.

The recipe, 10 of the Alabaster garden roses from Yes, they come in a bunch of 12, but when I plan a bouquet, I always save a couple extra, in case I need them for something else, or in case something is broken. So, it's 10 Alabaster roses, and then one bunch of lily grass, tied off with bind wire, gives you a beautiful bouquet.

When you're planning for profitability, minimizing the ingredients is often the secret to success. You'll find more creative inspiration on our website, Flower School .com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there as well. But now it's your turn. Pick two items, one flower, one foliage, and create a bouquet. Post it on social media, and hashtag Floral Design Institute, so we all can see what you do as you do something you love with minimal flowers and maximum profitability.

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