If I find myself with some extra time on my hands my events planning background kicks in and I love creating my own floral arrangements. I am by no means a pro and frequently visit Art of Flowers in Chappaqua if I want something extra special.
I love pink tones (yes I am a true girly girl) so I picked up a selection of roses and mixed in a few berries–I always associate roses with summer and thought a pop of berries would be fun as we transition into Fall.
Over the years I have picked up a few tricks on how to make your bouquets look more full and to help prevent the flowers from falling and slumping over. Here’s what you need:
Two dozen roses and one bunch of hypercium berries
A cylindrical vase (this tends to work best if you are wrapping the base with a banana leaf to hide the stems)
First fill your vase with water and make sure that the rim is dry.
Then take a strip of tape and stick it from one side of the opening to the other.
Repeat until the tape lies evenly across the top of the vase, then proceed to do the same in the other direction to create a grid like pattern.
Cut each stem to the appropriate length and place several stems within each box of the grid (I start in the middle and work my way out).