Flower Cutting and Arranging 101
More Flower Arranging Tips From Geri
Homemade Flower Preservative Solution
(courtesy of the Perdue Department of Horticulture)
- 2 C lemon-lime soda (with sugar)
- 2 C Fresh Water
- ½ teaspoon Chlorine Bleach
This is a version of the powder preservative that comes with cut flowers.
Arranging and Maintaining Flowers
Position the flowers with a floral frog, chicken-wire mesh, pebbles at the bottom of a vase, or oasis floral foam. You can also create a grid “tic-tac-toe” pattern at the mouth of a vase using gardening tape, or even medical tape. Remember to arrange odd numbers of flowers; this is more pleasing to the eye. Change your water and floral preservative each day, and enjoy your arrangement away from direct sunlight.