2 bunches of Ranunculus, about 20 stems of blooms.
Try to find some large and open blooms and some smaller blooms to add variety to your design.
1 large stem of Variegated Pittosporum
3 stems of Bupleurum
6 or 7 stems of White Veronica
- Footed watertight container that holds 1/2 brick of wet floral foam snugly
- 1/2 brick soaked floral foam
- Floral cutters or florist’s knife
Step 1: Place ½ brick Oasis floral foam, that has been thoroughly soaked in water, into a container that is water tight. A footed container is pretty when making an asymmetrical design. Trim the foam so that the corners are flat.
Step 2: Starting with the variegated Pittosporum, separate the stems so you have two long stems and some short ones. Place into the foam as shown with a tall one shooting out the left and then the next longest stem down to the right. Add the other shorter stems all around the edge of the foam. You want to cover the green foam so you can’t see it very well. Leave the middle of the foam open for now.
Step 3: Add some Bupleurum to the design. Follow the placement of the Pittosporum and continue to cover the foam. Reserve some Bupleurum to add at the end of the design.
Step 4: Now, begin placing the Ranunculus stems. Look through your collection of stems and choose a few large blooming stems to be the low, focal flowers. Reserve the smaller blooms for the tall parts of your design. See how the larger blooms are placed here in the middle of the design and the smaller ones out to each side of the design?
Step 5: Finish off your arrangement with the filler flower, White Veronica and any left-over greenery. And voile, just like that you have a beautiful arrangement to decorate your home or to give as a gift. Much more economical than purchasing one from a florist - sorry Susan....you know I love ya!
Give flower arranging a try. It can be a very relaxing and fun hobby! ENJOY!