4 easy flower-arranging tips everyone should know
2. Always cut your flowers
Sorry if you prefer to just chuck flowers in a vase, but if you want them to last, they need to be able to drink water.
Unfortunately, the ends of the stalks effectively ‘seal up’ when they’re out of water, so unless you cut them, they won’t suck up any liquid.
A simple diagonal cut on each stalk is the best way to ensure a larger surface area for taking in water.
3. Shorter flowers will last longer
This surprising fact makes perfect sense when you think about it – a shorter stalk means less distance for the water to travel to the flower, which means they’ll last longer.
So, if you’ve got a gorgeous bunch of flowers, you could consider cutting them down to fit a shorter vase, or even creating an arrangement using oasis (a kind of water-absorbent block you can stick flowers in) which means the stalks can be much shorter.
4. Put bigger flowers in the centre
Have you ever popped your flowers in a vase and thought they just looked a bit…weird?
Often this is due to thin, spindly flowers being placed in the middle and chunkier flowers on the outside.
Instead, you should focus on having bigger blooms towards the centre of the arrangement, and then put thinner flowers or those that have not yet bloomed around the outside – this will make the arrangement look more natural and pretty.