Nurture Your Green Thumb
If you really want to beat florist prices, try growing your own cut flower garden. They will bring you pleasure in the garden and provide the freshest material you need to design exquisite floral arrangements.
Gather Tools of the Trade
Whether you’re stripping thorns from roses or cutting stems on daisies, professional florist tools will provide a higher quality arrangement. Here's a starting list for beginners:
- Floral Knife
- Flower Food
- Florist Wire
- Floral Water Picks
- Thorn Stripper
- Floral Foam
- Waterproof Tape
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Fundamentals of Floral Design
You don’t have to garden to be able to design flowers like a pro—and even if you do grow your own flowers, you’ll need to learn a few more things in order to create dazzling floral arrangements, such as how to handle flowers and help them last after cutting.
Branch Beyond the Bouquet
Who says you have to be restricted to flowers? Fresh produce can form an attractive centerpiece; herbs add fragrance; and dry flowers keep the arrangements going year-round.
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