Tips for Creating Floral Arrangements with Cut Flowers

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Hello, my name is Jose Zuniga and I'm representing How do we do our floral arrangement? Well, we have our traditional vase here and our bud vase. Now for this one for the bud vase, we're going to use the carnations. If you wan to you can, measuring tape can always come in handy. I normally just go by vision, cut. We're going to cut with a clean pair of scissors and we're going to be going down. The reason that you do that is because this is the affect that you want when you cut it, it's got to be on the side, it's going to allow the water to penetrate the whole system and it's going to prolong the life. Now when it comes to greens, well for the greens we don't need all that so basically it's just right here on the side and that's going to be the foundation for the bottom, so we'll do that. I'm going to cut one more, get the other carnation as well, there we go and I think this is going to be enough for the greens, so we've taken care of that. Now we have to tackle the regular vase, now on this particular vase it's tall already so we really don't have to do much cuttings. We are going to cut just about 1/2 a little inch, remember we got to go down just like we talked earlier. You see all the water will be able to penetrate the system completely and that's what you want. Now, when you place them here in your vase you need to be careful that if you see any leaves that are going to be floating or underneath the water, we need to remove them because if the fungi is going to be there and it's going to reduce the life span of the flowers, we don't want it to do that. So just do the same to all the little flowers, there we go, just kind of start placing them and once you have them all and you kind of arranging them. If you need to cut some that are taller, smaller, we'll deal with that as well. This is fun and do a spot check as you go. Are there any leaves that are dead? Anything that's damaged, you have to remove them. What's going to happen all that is going to kill the plant and we don't want to do that. Even the sun can damage the appearance of your flowers. We're almost there we have a few more here. So we just kind of place them all around and then we're going to remove them and replace them to see what makes sense where they need to go and we'll have a great floral arrangement. I mean I just can't wait to put them inside, you know and it's also great when you have some in your garden that you can step right out of your house and just clip them, that'll be great, see what I'm talking about. Just be creative, be yourself, what is it what you want, this is simple and this is how we create our flower arrangements.