Take a cue from classic Dutch painters and create a floral display that's as captivating as an early-17th-century still life by Jacques de Gheyn or Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Tulips and ranunculus anchored many of their compositions, so we've paired those flowers with other blooms in autumnal oranges, purples, and reds. The insects are another nod to the old masters, who viewed them as symbols of transience.
Conical: A cone-shaped florist's foam facilitates this display. We left the back of our arrangement bare because it faces the wall; you will need additional flowers if yours will be seen from all sides.
Vase: Pastel tulips and color-saturated ranunculus set the tone for this luscious arrangement.