- Fill your clean vase with water (preferably containing floral food.)
- Strip stems so that no leaves will be covered by water.
- Cut stems to about twice the height of your vase, leaving several stems an inch or two longer for the center of your bouquet.
- First insert stems of foliage and filler flowers. Criss-cross the stems as you insert them in your vase. This will create a grid that will help hold other flowers in place.
- Starting at the rim of your vase and working toward the center, add other flowers, spacing them as if they were points on a triangle.
- Place the longest stems in the center of your bouquet.
- Stand back and review your bouquet, making adjustments if needed.
- Tip -- Start with marbles or small pebbles in your vase for extra stem support or to simply give a favorite vase a new look.
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