You can make a flower arrangement – ​​AgriNews

ANDERSON, Ind. – A floral arrangement can brighten up your home or serve as a thoughtful gift – and making one isn’t too complicated.

Madison County Purdue Extension educator Beth Vansickle demonstrated flower arranging in a webinar.

“When you’re preparing to do a flower arrangement, the best thing to do is to divide the flowers and sort them, much like taking inventory,” she advised. “We can do anything from a pretty desk arrangement to a centerpiece.”

Choose the color and types of flowers you want to use in the arrangement. Priority #1 is to use healthy flowers and greenery.

Next, gather the tools you could use, such as a vase, flower scissors, paring knife, green or clear floral tape, wire, empty buckets, and rose stem cleaner.

“Decide on the shape of your arrangement,” Vansickle said. “Decide if you want something more formal or a bud vase. Roses, sunflowers, daisies and carnations are perfect for bud vases.

Once you have chosen a vase, create a grid over the opening using masking tape. This will create holes to hold the flowers in place and prevent them from falling.

Fill your container with water and add floral preservatives to help the arrangement last longer. When designing your arrangement, start with greenery.

“The greenery helps keep the flowers where you want them,” Vansickle explained. “It will be a kind of bed to hug our flowers.”

Arrange the flowers from largest to smallest. You can add fill to all holes in the arrangement.

Use your imagination to create a bouquet that will brighten up any room.

Terisa K. Carn