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  • Overview
  • The Basics
  • An Arranger's Tool Kit
  • Arrange by Bloom
  • Arrange by Color
  • Arrange by Season

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Flower Arranging

No, you don’t have to be a professional to arrange flowers. You simply need to have an eye for color, a knack for texture, and a desire to create something beautiful. Though spring and summer are the best seasons for simple arranging, it’s always a fun challenge to work with dark and dramatic blooms in the fall, and berries and twigs in the winter.

 

The key to floral design is simply smart intuition balanced with the proper tools and right techniques. Our garden editors know what grows best, what blooms when, and which flowers last the longest, and they’ve made all that information available here. Here are their favorite arranging ideas and how-to’s.

No, you don’t have to be a professional to arrange flowers. You simply need to have an eye for color, a knack for texture, and a desire to create something beautiful. Though spring and summer are the best seasons for simple arranging, it’s always a fun challenge to work with dark and dramatic blooms in the fall, and berries and twigs in the winter.

 

The key to floral design is simply smart intuition balanced with the proper tools and right...

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Fresh flowers, whether from the garden or from the local florist or market, are like a bundle of sunshine. You can plunk them in any old vase, but if you know just a few tricks, it's easy to create original displays.