We have selected store bought blooms for our arrangement as well as things you would commonly find in the garden, such as seasonal foliage and eucalyptus.
Strip the stems of excess foliage from where you are going to tie-off your flowers and below, ensuring no leaves are below the water level in your vase.
Layer your flowers one-by-one around a central point ensuring that all the stems are pointing the same way so that you get a neat ‘haystack’ look. The key to an arrangement like this is to place your flowers at varying heights.
Tie your flowers together with twine, making sure it is firm but not too constricting.
Trim stems (cutting on an angle) to an appropriate length for your vase. As a guide, flowers should stand 6cm taller or half the height of your vase.
Place in your vase and…
When selecting your flowers, try to pick a variety of types, textures and colours that compliment each other.
To make your flowers last longer, trim the ends and refill with fresh water every 2 days, adding 2-3 drops of household bleach to your water.