Celebrate Floral Design Day

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Celebrate Floral Design Day

Celebrate Floral Design Day Floral Design Day is Feb. 28. Do you like to have a bouquet of colorful, fragrant flowers on your dining room table? Are you interested in flower arranging? Perhaps you might want to use a small area of your garden as a cutting garden. Popular annuals to plant include cosmos, bachelor’s buttons, zinnias, daisies and baby’s breath. There are many different types of floral arrangements. Ikebana is a Japanese art form. It is a creative way to arrange flowers, stems and leaves with emphasis on shape, line and form. Ikebana also strives for simplicity with a minimal number of blooms and stems. You may want to try other types of flower arrangement like vertical, cascading or fan. The fan-shape is one of the most common, classic, flower arrangement styles used by professional flower arrangers. In this style, the flowers and leaves are arranged (crowded, with little space between) in the shape of a fan. To get other ideas for arrangements, visit your local florist. — Katie Martin, UC Marin Master Gardener Advertisement