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Fall Floral Arranging Class 2011
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Annie Thornton added this to How to Make Beautifully Untamed Floral Arrangements
Care for your flowers. Stick to the following tips to ensure your arrangement survives long enough for you to thoroughly enjoy and for your friends and family to compliment your mad floral arranging skills. Cut flowers are thirsty. Keep the vessel as full of water as possible and be sure to change the water and clean the vessel often. Bacteria buildup in old water is a sure way to kill the arrangement faster.Keep the arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from ripening fruit, which gives off ethylene gas. Both will cause the flowers to open more quickly and result in a shorter lifespan."The best advice we can give when making arrangements is to just try it," adds Jill. "The most common thing we hear in class is 'I am not sure it will look right...' So put it in there and try it! It can always be taken out. We are constantly playing around with different materials and color combinations — that is what keeps things interesting!”More: Ingredients of a Perfectly Wild Bouquet