Tip: Make sure your vase is leak proof, and has a neck and water
reservoir large enough for your flowers to fit comfortably.
For some flower arrangements you may also want to use a brick of floral foama
substance that, when saturated, holds flowers in place.
Tip: Be sure to soak your foam in water containing a floral food
solution.Let foam absorb water at its own rate. Cut it to fit the shape of your container,
leaving enough space for reserve water. Floral foam cuts easier when wet.
If your flowers sometimes don't stand up straight ...
Tip: It could be your vase is too short for your flowers, or your
flowers are too tall for your vase! A good rule of thumb: the height of your vase should
be about half to one-third as tall as your flowers.
Tip: Build a grid across the top of your vase with clear tape. Then
place flowers within the grid.
Oh no! I've cut my flowers too short!
Tip: Don't worry. Just add pebbles or marbles to the bottom of
your vase or simply float the head of a broken flower in a clear bowl for a charming
Splish, splash, my furniture is taking a bath!
Tip: To avoid "spill over" when watering your flowers,
use a kitchen bulb-type baster to reach into narrow vases and full arrangements.