Just like my wreaths, I have made many floral arrangements, but have never sold them or really paid attention to technique. I kind of just, made them. When I started my wreath business, I began to really pay attention to the Do's and Don'ts of design and color theory. My wreath business just celebrated its' three year anniversary of opening this past January and now I have begun selling floral arrangements.
There are so many amazing books I have read that have helped me to learn more of the "technical side" of creating floral arrangements. My first favorite book is Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers. I first learned of this farm when I visited the New York Botanical Gardens last year and purchased Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden. I created my first, REAL cut flower garden last year and this book was beyond helpful. My second favorite book for creating floral arrangements is Flower Color Theory Both of these books cover plant types, color combinations, vessels, how to secure the flowers, and different styles for different occasions/areas/looks.
For the floral arrangement above, I mixed in different greenery and angled one side up and the other down. This gives it more of a dramatic, show stopper look. Then I incorporated all different kinds of flowers, some tall, some short, some large, some small. If you look closely at the flowers you will see some light green in the middle of the peony and some white throughout the ranunculus. Can you see how the flowers connect to each other from a color standpoint?
Adding flower arrangements to your decor is a simple and fun way to change seasons, add some color, and give your space a personal touch.
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Hope you enjoyed and were inspired to make a beautiful arrangement for yourself!
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