loving presence

Clustering emphasizes each flower type in this heartfelt tribute.

A feminine palette of pink and white flowers will captivate viewers in this tribute, in which the technique of clustering is employed to emphasize each variety. Bundles of accent flowers—waxflowers and baby’s breath—as well as wispy tree fern, are arranged into the open-heart-shaped floral-foam form with single insertions, which saves time for the designer. The form flowers—roses, China asters and Lisianthuses—are then arranged individually, at different levels, creating depth within the composition.

MATERIALS: ‘Esprit’ roses from Rosa Flora; China asters (Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto’) from The Sun Valley Group; Lisianthuses, waxflowers, baby’s breath and tree fern from favorite suppliers; Never-Wilt® Snap-Fit Open Heart from The John Henry Company; Oasis® Waterproof Tape from Oasis® Floral Products.

Snip individual sprigs of tree fern and other accent, or “filler,” materials.
  HOW TO 2:
Gather a few stems of each filler flower and foliage variety into a small bunch, and wrap the stems of each bunch with waterproof tape.
  HOW TO 3:
Insert each bunch into the floral-foam form, then arrange other flowers individually.

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