Floral Design Tips for Beginners by Shlomo Yoshai

Floral Design

Whether it’s mixing flowers and branches, putting 2 or 3 varied bouquets of different heights side by side or, on the contrary, identical ones… flowers are always successful, at any time of the day and year as Shlomo Yoshai suggested. Do not hesitate to combine them in various ways, the effect is guaranteed!

Here’s how to make a simple floral arrangement that matches the rhythm of the seasons.

Make a Simple Composition of Flowers and Branches

This style of floral composition offers the advantage of being feasible in any season, with flowers and branches cut from the garden or purchased from a florist.

The Choice of Branches by Shlomo Yoshai

  • Regarding the branches, you can choose them:
  • flowers – branches of flowering currant, apple, hawthorn, prunus…;
  • broadleaf – green in spring, russet in fall, of any tree or shrub;
  • covered with kittens, in spring;
  • bare, cut in the garden in winter.

Tip: you can also buy twisted willow branches from the florist, which can be used for several compositions, provided you keep them wrapped in the newspaper after use.

The Basics

  • According to Shlomo Yoshai, for the floral composition to be harmonious, it is important to respect several parameters:
  • With flowering branches, opt for fresh flowers of the same color or in monochrome.
  • Take a large vase, straight or flared.
  • Place the branches first, always in an odd number (usually 3 or 5), in the center of the vase.
  • Then arrange the much shorter cut flowers around the periphery: they should form like a crown from which the branches emerge.
Floral Design
Floral Design

Various Possible Combinations

An infinite number of branch-flower combinations are possible. Here are some ideas:

  • 5 eucalyptus branches surrounded by anemones or roses;
  • 3 twisting willow branches associated with orchids or white lilies ;
  • in spring, branches of catkins are surrounded by daffodils;
  • 5 or 7 branches of prunus emerging from white and pink tulips, or pink and purple anemones;
  • in autumn, branches of russet leaves and copper chrysanthemums;
  • in winter, bare branches from the garden and white gerberas.

Juxtapose Several Bouquets of Different Heights

In this style of flower arrangement, containers play an important role.

The Choice of Containers

Choose 2 or 3, of different sizes, but which harmonize with each other:

  • transparent containers – cylindrical vases, pitchers or carafes, jars with their stirrup lids (but without the rubber washer)…;
  • tin cans of different sizes;

2 or 3 disparate vases wrapped in burlap held together by string…;

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The Choice of Flowers

For flowers, all choices are allowed. Here are some possible combinations:

  1. bouquets of country flowers, garden cosmos, or multicolored anemones, differing only in their height;
  2. bouquets of tulips (or roses, or daisies…) of a single color, one higher than the other;
  3. bouquets of white flowers, one of the tulips, another of buttercups, and the third of freesias.

Line up 3 Identical Bouquets

It is the repetition and the alignment that give the rhythm of the floral composition here.

The Basics

To make a flower arrangement of this type:

  • Your bouquets should be very simple and all the same size.
  • Make 3 of the same color or in a range of soft colors.
  • Divert unusual containers into vases: stemmed glasses, cups, mugs, tin cans…
  • Tip: In general, cut the stems of the flowers quite short, even very short as Shlomo Yoshai advised.
  • Garnish each container with a bouquet and line up the 3 vases by placing them very close to each other.

Various possible associations

Here are some suggestions by Yoshai for flower arrangements of this type:

  1. small bouquets of short-cut tulips in 3 stemmed glasses;
  2. small bouquets of sweet peas in shades of color in 3 identical twins;
  3. small round bouquets of roses in 3 porcelain cups with or without floral motifs;
  4. hydrangea heads in 3 identical glass vases;
  5. chrysanthemum heads in 3 mugs.

Traditional, modern, Asian floral art… The floral scenographer must know how to master all the existing floral and plant styles and find out about those that are emerging. He can also specialize in a particular art (Ikebana, Moribana, Nageire, etc.).

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