Spring Floral Arrangements

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ANOTHER MENTION OF SOME SNOW ON FRIDAY.

ANDREA, OVER TO YOU.

THEY SAY APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS.

BUT YOU DEFINITELY DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT THAT THRONG BUY BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS.

HERE IN THE CITY AT LEAST THERE SEEMS TO BE FLOWERS ON EVERY CORNER.

HERE TO GIVE US TIPS ON MAKING BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR HOME IS ARIELLE A, AUTHOR OF THE FLOWER WORKSHOP.

WELCOME.

SUCH BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENTS.

YOUR GOING TO SHOW US HOW TO MAKE ONE OF THEM.

BEFORE WE GET STARTED, WHAT IS THE ONE THING PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND WHEN MAKING AN ARAPING.

LIKE THIS? THERE IS A FEW THINGS.

THE FIRST THAT I THINK IS SEASONALITY.

WHICH FLOWERS ARE LOOKING AT THEIR PEEK.

AND WHICH FLOWERS ARE AT THEIR PEAK IN OUR AREA? IN SPRING, UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE FINEST TIMES FOR FLOWERS, TULIPS, NARCISSUS, DAFFODILS.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL TIME OF YEAR.

IT IS.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS.

FIRST WE WILL GET STARTED ON THIS ARRANGEMENT.

SHOW US HOW YOU DO IT.

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR A BASE? I NOTICE YOU DON'T HAVE BABY'S BREATH IN ANY OF THESE.

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR A BASE HERE? ALMOST ANY KIND OF FOLIAGE ORGREENERY.

ANYTHING FROM YOUR BACKYARD.

THESE ARE THE SPECIAL FLOWERS.

THIS KIND OF FUNCTIONS AS A GREENERY, I THINK, IN THIS ARRANGEMENT.

WE ARE GOING TO PUT IT AROUND THE BASE.

OKAY.

SOME OF THESE ARE CUT ALREADY.

YOU CUT THEM ON AN ANGLE.

THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE ARRANGEMENT.

THESE ARE CREATING KIND OF A CUFF HERE WITH THE FOLIAGE.

VERY NICE.

AND THEN TELL US ABOUT THE FLOWERS THAT YOU'RE PUTTING IN HERE.

THESE ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL PARROT TULIPS.

THEY ARE QUITE OPEN.

IF YOU GET THEM FRESH, THEY ARE USUALLY TIGHT.

THEY LOOK LIKE THE LITTLE EGGS.

YES.

BUT AT THIS POINT — IS THAT A GOOD RULE OF THUMB? SHOULD THEY BE CLOSED? TULIPS SHOULD BE TIGHT, YES.

ANOTHER THING IS RECUTTING THE STEMS BEFORE YOU PUT THEM IN WATER.

OFTEN PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED WHEN THEY GET FLOWERS AND THEY DIE.

YOU HAVE TO RECUT THE STEMS BEFORE YOU PUT THEM IN WATER.

EVERY TIME? OKAY.

TALK ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL ORANGE ARRANGEMENT AND COLOR WHEN PUTTING AN ARRANGEMENT TOGETHER.

WHAT IS A RULE OF THUMB WITH COLOR? I FIND A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL WAY TO COMBINE COLORS IS TO BUILD TONE ON TONE.

SO THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF MULTIPLE DIFFERENT FLOWERS WITHIN ONE COLOR FIELD IN THIS PURPLE Y COLOR.

IT GIVES YOU A RICH AND SATISFYING EXPERIENCE OF COLOR TO HAVE MANY, MANY ELEMENTS WITHIN THAT ONE COLOR.

YOUR EYE, WHEN THERE IS SEVERAL DIFFERENT COLORS IN ONE ARRANGEMENT, YOUR EYE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE TO GO? EXACTLY.

AND THAT ARRANGEMENT ON THE END? SIMILAR TO THE TULIPS, THESE ARE THE ROSE OF SPRING.

WITH HALIBOR.

THEY ARE SORT OF EASILY — THEY ARE SO CHEERFUL.

YEAH.

AND THEN THESE SIMPLE CARNATIONS.

TOTALLY SIMPLE.

CAN FIND THEM ANYWHERE.

SOME MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN OTHERS.

YOU WILL FIND THAT THERE IS A LOT PRETTIER VARIETIES THAN THERE USED TO BE.

AND THESE ARE JUST — THERE IS NO BASE IN THIS.

YOU PUT IN A BEAUTIFUL VASE? YES.

HAVING A GOOD BASE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.

OKAY.

WE ARE ALMOST DONE WITH THIS.

HOW DO WE — YOU COULD HAVE DONE IT — NO, NO, NO, NO.

A LITTLE BIT PRETTIER.

IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

TULIPS, LIKE YOU WERE SAYING? YEP.

NOW? AND THEY DRINK A LOT.

SO YOU ALSO WANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE WATER LEVELS WHEN YOU HAVE MADE AN ARRANGEMENT.

MAKE SURE YOU TOP IT AT LEAST ONCE A DAY.

AT LEAST ONCE A DAY? YES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOUR BOOK IS AVAILABLE.

THERE IS MORE TIPS INSIDE? YES, THE FLOWER WORKSHOP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.