Today's post is all about a successful foundation for your flowers. You can't build a house without a foundation, right...? Right! Keep in mind, I'm using a wide-mouthed vessel and this technique won't translate to a vessel/vase with a narrow opening.
First, make sure you have all your essentials on hand. Then follow the 3 easy steps below to get started.
You can add a bit of water to the vessel now so your plants don't get thirsty while you are making your arrangement. Bravo! This is the basis of most floral arrangements and it's pretty universal and foolproof (as Ina Garten would say.) Don't get rid of your chicken wire when you arrangement is dead. I mean... done... You know what I mean. You can keep that sphere and use it each time (if using the same vessel.)
Here's a sneak peak of the finished product. I was in an alternative Valentine's Day mood with my color selection. Red is a bit overdone, no? Stay tuned for the next post regarding the special roles of each flower and my general rule of thumb for designing. Kiss kiss, fleuristas.