Yesterday I went to a flower arranging at a local village hall. The idea was to make a country basket brimming with flowers. Firstly we watched a demonstration, then we were able to have a go ourselves.
The first stage is to cut then soak the oasis. To soak it you just pop it into cold water and without touching it, let it fill with water and change colour to dark green. Then you take it out and place into the basket, but first chamfer the edges so you create a larger area into which to push the flowers.
Next you gradually add the greenery all the way round and also in the middle. You need lots of foliage to give a basis for the flowers to sit on.
I then started added the delicate flowers such as Campion and Ox Eye Daises into the foliage.
Next I added the peonies.
And lastly, a rose, the gerberas and chrysanthemums to fill it with flowers.
Here’s a view from on top.
I have never done anything like this before so was quite pleased with the results and found it quite easy so will be able to do it again in the future.
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