Flower Arrangement Methods & Equipment
Welcome to Friday Flower Power!
This week we are focusing on some of the tools of the trade that make arranging flowers a breeze! Making your own floral arrangements can be a lot easier if you have the right tools and equipment.
What we've done is pulled together some of the basic tools that will help you to be able to make your own floral arrangements...beginning with wire, oasis, oasis knife, branch cutter, wire cutters , floral scissors and a floral knife which is often more useful than scissors…
TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
FLORAL KNIFE: I believe using a floral knife to cut flowers is better for the flower and helps it stay fresh longer. Scissors can crush the tubes and limit how much water the flower can drink.
TIP: Hydrangeas, roses, peonies and any flower that can wilt easily should be cut at a 45 degree angle.
FLORAL SCISSORS: If you are unsure about using a knife, scissors are fine as long as the blade is quite sharp. Floral scissors are ideal.
TIP: Calla lilies and other flowers that don’t need as much water can be cut straight. Be sure not to add too much water, because the stems can rot. Only the tip of the stem should be in water. For the longest life, change the water every day. If this isn’t possible, add a few drops of household bleach to kill any bacteria in the water.