The words “flower arranging” can strike fear into many. For an amateur, the idea that there are so many rules and techniques can be quite daunting. There is huge skill involved in creating elaborate bouquets, impressive centrepieces and the sort of designs on display in some florists. But most of us want much simpler arrangements in our own homes and do not have the time to spend primping and preening flowers. Some of the most straightforward arrangements can be among the most beautiful. A single stem of cherry blossom or a bunch of primroses looks stunning and requires hardly any effort at all on your part.
Simplicity is the key. Sometimes all that is needed is trimming the stems of your flowers to fit the container and place them in it. However, if you want to create an arrangement of several different flowers, or you wish to arrange them for a special occasion, it does help to adopt a few simple tips to make the most of your blooms.