To celebrate all the blooming lovely Mums out there, we’ve partnered with the wonderful Bloom + Wild to bring you flower arranging workshops in three of our stores: Edinburgh, Manchester, and London Piccadilly. **THESE EVENTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT**
By Bloom & Wild’s Floral Stylist, Amelia Christoffers
Step 1: Condition your stems
“Flowers require a little TLC before you pop them in a vase. Firstly, remove any leaves that may fall below the waterline, otherwise they’ll decompose in your vase and compromise the longevity of your bouquet. Next (and most importantly), cut your stems at an angle (removing 3-5cm). This re-opens the drinking pores and gives surface area for your stems to drink up.
AMELIA’S TOP TIP: “Cut your stems to different heights. Make some short while leaving some statement stems a little longer, so they really stand out and you can appreciate the beauty and pop of colour they bring.”
Step 2: Choose your vase wisely
“Choose a vase that will support your stems. Kilner jars and water jugs have an excellent shape as they nip into the bouquet’s natural ‘waist’ to prop up stems perfectly. Fill it with tepid water and flower food.”
AMELIA’S TOP TIP: “You can cheat your way to a fuller-looking display by building a grid formation out of clear tape over the mouth of your vase and then arranging your blooms into the gaps.”
Step 3: Arrange your bouquet
“Criss-cross your greenery in an X shape to create a foliage framework that’ll give your flowers a sturdy base to rest on. Next, criss-cross your flowers in between the gaps.”
AMELIA’S TOP TIP: “Create a front with real impact and fullness by styling your stems from this angle only and sit it on a side table or counter against the wall.”
You can discover more beautiful bouquets over at https://www.bloomandwild.com/.