Recently I attended a Spring-themed floral workshop in Rowayton, CT at Stems & Co. My good friend Sophie Sikaitis, from Pearl Street Swim, and I enjoyed a Mom’s night out. We both made floral arrangements with fresh flowers provided by Stems & Co.
Using the best Spring florals, Zoe and Lauryn from Stems & Co lead a detailed demonstration on floral design basics. The workshop included Spring blooms, floral tools, vessels, and all of the supplies. A detailed demonstration on color, texture, form and blooms, it was awesome. Plus it was also BYOB, that’s a win win!
So here are 5 tips I wanted to share for when your designing your own floral arrangements.
1. Use thin floral tape to keep flowers in place. Do this first by placing the tape, crisscrossed on top of the vessel vase. Then place each stem in the vessel vase between the tape, working from the outside in.
2. Use a variation of greens, textures, and tones. Place those in the arrangement first as a base to then work in florals.
3. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. It’s important to remove extra leaves from the stems too. This prevents less bacteria from growing inside the vase and allow the stems to soak up more water. Changing the water daily will help keep the flowers fresh.
4. Opt for seasonal flowers as they are less expensive. They have a much longer shelf life than flowers that are grown out of season.
5. A room or a table setting is not completely finished without a beautiful fresh floral arrangement. There’s something about fresh flowers that create a warm feeling in any room.
Take a deep breath, smile, and ‘smell the roses’…