A sturdy base is key. Five seconds into this class the loose grasp I thought I had on the basics of flower arranging is swiftly swatted away. The base layer is the framework for the rest of the arrangement — it's not just cheap filler.
Consider how the leafy foliage will add an additional decorative layer to the arrangement to complement the flowers. Grab 6-10 strong stems to be used for the base of your arrangement, with 2 especially bushy pieces. If you’re a beginner like me, a solid base will make the rest of your arranging job much easier.