Despite being a florist and having a wide array of flowers at my fingertips, when it comes to having flowers in the home my personal taste often tends to lean towards a vase containing one singular flower type, en masse. Imagine a heap of drooping tulips, bushy branches of spring lilac, or even just a bunch of dried roadside grasses. You can create instant impact, with minimal effort. Maybe it’s the old ‘shoemakers son always goes barefoot’ situation.
But for very special meals, or just to celebrate spring after months of grey, sometimes you need to pull out all the stops. Creating a mixed flower arrangement for a table centre means understanding some basic mechanics, working with multiple textures, and creating a more nuanced colour palette. By knowing a few technical tips, and choosing your flower materials slightly more deliberately I think creating a mixed flower arrangement is actually pretty achievable, even for a beginner.Read More