Gather your supplies
- Your favourite roses or other blooms (in this bouquet, we used a yellow rose called "Mother and Daughter" and pink roses called "Mother and Child" and "Avignon"
- Stems of foliage
- Vase or jug
- Floral food
You'll also need
- String or twine
Note: To help your arrangement last longer, recut the stems and also change the water every 2-3 days.
Lay out the flowers and foilage on a table. A vase of roses is gorgeous in its own right, but foliage makes it look more natural – it complements your bouquet.
In this arrangement, we've used variegated lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana), umbrella fern (Sticherus flabellatus), silver dollar gum (Eucalyptus cinerea) and ink berry or pokeberry (Phytolacca americana).
Cut stems of blooms and foliage at an angle so they absorb more water and don't sit flat on the bottom of the vase.
Gently remove leaves from blooms and foliage stems that will sit in water.
Select the bloom that will be central to your arrangement.
Add other blooms and foliage around central bloom, adjusting heights and twisting and tweaking the arrangement into a tight, compact bunch, where every bloom is in sight.
Tie stems with a piece of string or twine.
Fill vase with water to about two-thirds, then add floral food.
Place your arrangement in a vase.
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