The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral by Carly Cylinder

By Carly Cylinder

THE FLOWER CHEF is a latest, finished advisor to floral layout that caters to all readers--from rookies who've by no means labored with plant life sooner than and are trying to find a brand new inventive outlet, to decorators, occasion planners and photographers seeking to enliven their areas. Even pros will locate how one can replace their concepts! This ebook teaches you every little thing you must learn about flower arranging together with the way to purchase and deal with plants, easy methods to lower and get ready them, and the way to exploit floral foam, vases, and diverse different ornamental parts on your preparations. choked with attractive photos and easy-to-follow directions on easy methods to create over eighty diverse preparations, this is often the go-to consultant to floral layout that each flower lover should want to upload to their assortment.

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I started experimenting with floral design using inexpensive flowers that I could get nearby. My brother built me a website, and I began filling it with photographs of my original designs. I vividly remember freaking out when I got my first order on the website: Someone is paying me to arrange flowers for them! I don’t know what I’m doing! But I swallowed my fear and got to work. During those first few years, I hustled. I was aggressive about getting myself out there. I cold-called potential clients, attended networking events, and did lots of media outreach.

Take off any leaves that are below the waterline or any that will make it difficult to poke the stem through a taped grid. Depending on the look you want, you can leave on a few leaves just below the bloom to add a pop of green to an arrangement, but make sure to remove any leaves that have holes or browning around the edges. Regular hydrangeas: Hydrangeas come in white and a variety of colors, from pastels (sage, pink, blue) to dark (antique reds and greens). They are light and fluffy, and have a large head, which makes them very economical as they are inexpensive and take up a lot of surface space.

Sheet moss: This is the most common type of moss (you’ll find it in any craft store, floral supply store, or florist), and it does actually come in sheet form. It is very flat and thin, and useful for covering mistakes or wrapping around a basket handle. Mood moss: This moss is available in large chunks, and it’s very thick and fluffy. It is also expensive. I prefer to buy it fresh from a wholesaler, but if you soak the dried kind, it looks just as good. Spanish moss: This moss comes in gray and green (when dried) and light green (when fresh).

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