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Floristry Monday | Fan Shaped Arrangement

The Fan Shaped Design takes its name for the way the fan is being designed. I love how it is one sided and really great for walls spaces where the flowers goes up against the wall. While I love how Gerberas are great all-year alternatives to Sunflowers, their lifespan is really short in Singapore. They do not fare well in the humidity and heat, so I really start to avoid them if possible. If you’re interested in learning how to make this arrangement, this is a great video that I found on Youtube that showcases the technique needed. Floristry is a series that showcases my journey in the world of flowers, to see more of those on these series, click here. 

Floristry Monday | Horizontal Design

The Horizontal Design is really similar to the Round Design with the exception of two points on the foam. I’ve observed that roses tends to last longer Eustomas, which I dislike due to it’s smell. My experience with the instructor is getting a little better, perhaps due to it being a day session instead of a night one. If you are interested, here is a youtube clip that I found while looking for a visual revision. Floristry is a series that showcases my journey in the world of flowers, to see more of those on these series, click here. 

Floristry Monday| Round Design

The fundamental of all table arrangement is the Round Arrangement. While my first lesson yielded a beautiful arrangement with a good colour balance, the same can’t be said with the quality of flowers being provided to us for the purpose of the lesson. Part of the takeaway for lesson is really understanding our limited knowledge no matter how long we have been working with flowers. Estimation plays a huge part of the arrangements, knowing how much of the stem to cut and where to put those flowers in – these took more skill than I could ever comprehend. Overall, I’m quite happy with what I’ve learnt and I am really feeling quite excited about the upcoming lessons. I love how Youtube has a great variety of tutorials for people who are starting out and this is my favourite video thus far. Floristry is a series that showcases my journey in the world of flowers, to see more of those on these series, click here. 

A Floristry Route

In recent years, the art of floristry has started back on it’s track towards being an essential part of the household. As a floral enthusiast, it was really hard to resist the lure of going back to school, even if it was just to learn floral arrangements. Contrary to what others think, it is really tough at these floral schools where there isn’t always enough time and one really needs to know what they want to get out of these courses. Initially, I was torn between a hand bouquet class or a traditional table setting class. Then, I made the decision to just simply bit the bullet and head towards the traditional table setting class. My reason is rather simple, as per every thing that I do, I believe in technique over trend. It is relatively easy to be able to buy a bunch of flowers and just simply chuck them into a beautiful vase that makes it look really pretty. However, it takes skill and technique to be able to do a wet foam …