Honestly, is there a better gift for any occasion than a gorgeous bunch of flowers? We think not. (Unless you have somehow figured out how to combine fried chicken and flowers in a non-weird way, in which case, call us.)
Recently, we partnered with the boutique florist brand Fleuriste for the Clozette relaunch event. And, as we watched Sarah and Joan tie the prettiest bouquets literally non-stop for two whole hours, we noticed there were certain tricks they used, no matter which flowers had been selected.
With Mother’s Day coming up, we begged them to share their secrets for making the perfect flower arrangement so we can wow our mums. And, because they believe in putting the fun back in floristry (and also because they are absolute legends), they kindly agreed.
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Choose a colour palette
Start with a colour palette that the recipient loves or is appropriate for the mood and feel of the room where the arrangement will be placed (e.g. white roses for class and purity, blue fluffy hydrangeas for a laid-back feel).
Mix shapes and textures
Choose flowers of various shapes and different petal textures for more movement and texture in the bouquet. Foliage like seeded eucalyptus and ivy vines can add depth and a rustic feel to mimic the randomness of nature in the arrangement.
Prep your blooms
Condition your blooms by removing the leaves and/or thorns at the bottom and any bruised petals.
Find your feature
Always have a feature flower such as a gorgeous hydrangea or scented garden roses and start by adding filler flowers around the hero flower. Add weeds and wildflowers like Queen Anne's lace to create a whimsical and relaxed bouquet.
Choose a creative direction... literally
Always add your blooms in the same direction so the stems are neatly lying together and any adjustments can be made easily. You can tuck some flowers deeper or pull others long as you go along to achieve the desired look of the bouquet.
Still not sure if your fingers are quite green enough to impress your mum? Fleuriste have posies starting from just $35 here!