Vase Arrangement Tutorial
I'm feeling rather pleased with myself, for a while now, I've kind of lost my cooking mojo, I'm not an amazing cook by any means, I'm a recipe follower rather than a creator when it comes to food. But I think the combination of trying to eat cleanly, and a lack of time means, I've just lost all motivation to cook nice food. However, as I type this, I am eating home-made soup, freshly made using the left-over veg in the fridge, and a few herbs and spices, and it actually tastes good! I've made something without a proper recipe, it might just be a humble vegetable soup, but it's a start! Anyway, I digress, back to the matter in hand, this month's vase arrangement tutorial with lovely Caroline from Wild Rubus, is another stunner of course, and I believe if you choose the right flowers, you can't go too far wrong.
You will need:
A selection of flowers, between 3 and 5 stems of each, depending on how bushy they are. We used:
5 x Aquilegia
5 x Roses
5 x Honesty
3 x Fewerfew
5 x Dicentra Bleeding Heart
A vase (the one we used was approximately 10 cm wide)
1. Fill the vase with water, about two thirds full.
2. Take 3 stems of Honesty, and spread throughout the vase, cutting to slightly different heights.
3. Next add in the Feverfew in the same way.
4. Add in the rest of the Honesty.
5. Put in the 5 stems of Dicentra, these work really well at bringing the arrangement forward, and giving it interest near the neck of the vase.
6. Next spread the Aquilegia through the arrangement, cutting them at different heights.
7. Add in the 5 Roses, making sure you offset them, and space them out, so they don't end up all in a row.
8. If you have anything left over, fill in any spaces.
9. Place the Birch at the back of the arrangement to give height.
Hints & Tips:
Make sure you snip the stems at an angle.
When you are doing an arrangement like this, it is always good to have a look in the garden to see if you have anything before buying flowers, for example, blossom would work perfectly instead of the birch.
Keep the water fresh.
Re-snip the flowers every few days to prolong their life.
Don't be afraid to remove flowers if they don't work.
Don't panic, this is a wild looking arrangement, there is no right or wrong.
My amateur attempt below, proving that anyone can do it!