Have small sprays of flowers or are like ferns Used to fill empty spaces and to accent the other floral materials within the arrangement Also used to cover or hide the mechanics of the arrangement including the frame, supports, ties, etc.
When the flower size and container flow together and complement each other
Creates the accent and interest to catch the eye
Keeps relative size, color and texture of the flowers to create a pleasing arrangement. Floral designs should be at least 1 ½ to 2 times the height or width of the container.
The principle that the design must be in proportion to the surrounding area where it is placed.
Used to catch attention and draw attention to the design
Accentuates the flowers and colors by repeating their use throughout the design
Creates a sense of continuity or flowing together
When all parts flow together to give a completed look to the arrangment
When the flowers complement each other through color, size, and shape
1. Select a design shape 2. Select appropriate container, cut floral foam and attach to container 3. Set container and foam in water for 20 minutes 4. Select fern or other filler and arrange in foam to cover foam and extend at least 1 ½ times the width of the container.
5. Insert flower to make arrangement desired height 6. Insert more flowers to make design outline and focal point 7. Add other flowers as needed to make arrangement 8. Arrange filler flowers such as baby’s breath to give a completed appearance