By Leigh Okies, Lisa McGuinness
Say it with vegetation. This visible bouquet incorporates a photographic thesaurus of well known flower kinds and their Victorian meanings, through step by step directions for growing 25 appealing preparations. From occasion and success, to Happiness and Forgiveness, each one bespoke bunch of plants matches an incredible social gathering or recipient. Blooming with inspiring way of life images and watercolor botanical illustrations all through, Meaningful Bouquets brings a very personalized effect to flower arranging.
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10: Add your statement flower to the flower chain. Place the base of the bloom next to the smaller, neutral flowers and secure it to the bundle by wrapping it to the chain with its wire stem as you continue to move from left to right. 56 11: On the opposite side of the statement bloom, repeat the pattern with the smaller, neutral flowers, securing them to the chain with florist wire. 12: Finish the other end of the flower chain by adding a final piece of rosemary equal in size to the one you used in step 1.
34 What you will need 5–7 faux peonies scissors a 20- to 24-inch strand of moss-covered wire 6–10 feet of florist wire florist tape 2 yards of ribbon 1: Separate the peony blooms from their original stems. 35 2: Begin creating a wire stem for your first peony bloom by pulling back a couple of the petals. Then, place a 6- to 10-inch piece of florist wire where the petals meet the base of the bloom, hiding it inside of the peony. Make sure that the center of the wire is placed underneath the petals, as you will need the two ends of the wire to be at least 2–3 inches each.
47 What you will need fresh blooms (small to medium flowers such as these purple scabiosa flowers work well) bobby pins scissors or garden shears 3–5 inches of florist wire and 3–5 inches of florist tape per hairpin 1: Clip the stem of the bloom, leaving approximately 2 inches from the base of the flower. Prepare to secure the flower to the bobby pin by cutting a 3- to 5-inch piece of florist wire. 2: Place the flower’s stem against the wavy side of the bobby pin and hold in place. 48 3: Thread the florist wire through the loop of the bobby pin, using it to secure the flower to the wavy side by wrapping the two together from top to bottom.
Meaningful Bouquets: Create Special Messages with Flowers - 25 Beautiful Arrangements by Leigh Okies, Lisa McGuinness