Floral Arranging 101: Additional Supplies

Floral Arranging 101 Advanced Supplies

As I mention in my Floral Arranging 101 class, I am a minimalist when it comes to floral supplies. Many floral supplies are harmful to the environment or just add to clutter and there’s nothing I dislike more than clutter! So, I like to be able to make arrangements from whatever I have on hand. Here are a few of my favorite supplies, and if you take the floral class (the next session starts August 5th!), you’ll learn even more about key ingredients and supplies to keep on hand for arrangements:

* Jars and drinking glasses — Little glasses can help water-proof any container, making virtually anything into a vase! Just make sure the glass or jar is a little smaller and shorter than the vessel, so it can be hidden. Weck jars come in a variety of heights and sizes and are really helpful for floral arranging.

* Felco pruners — I love mine and they help to clip hefty, woody stems like lilac, viburnum and large leafy branches like oak or maple.

* Twine — I love a big roll of twine for binding hand-tied bouquets or wrapping a gift of flowers in paper.

Happy flower arranging!

 

Photo by Lisa Warniger.



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