Grouping flowers is a modern and stylish design technique anyone can use.
By grouping flowers of like colour or form you can create greater impact with flowers at home, for events and functions as well as in the professional environment.
Flowers can be grouped by colour in either monochrome or tonal shades.
All white is a timeless classic look, while tonal jewel colours create a more dramatic effect.
All yellows and/or oranges give a warm, happy mood.
Flowers can also be grouped by form.
For example, round textured flowers such as Sim carnations and hydrangeas, long forms like gladioli and delphinium, and conical forms such as calla.
Grouping the containers in which you display flowers also creates a great impact.
A group of sparkling glass vases brimming with flowers makes a stunning feature and is so stylish compared to individual vases scattered around a room.
This works especially well if the containers you have at hand are small.
Similarly, containers of one colour can make feature when grouped.
All white, black or any colour containers filled with flowers create a strong statement.
The containers may be different shapes but are linked by the colour.
However you display your flowers always remember the following tips to prolong their life. Trim stems on an angle and change the water every second day or so.
Trim another centimetre off when you change the water.
Remember to keep your vase clean too!
Ducted heating and air-conditioning may shorten the life of your flowers, as will having them directly near a fan.
In the hotter weather tropical flowers, such as Singapore orchids are a good choice.
Thank you so much to Tracey Adams Stanley
for taking the time to write a blog for The Style Project.
Tracey took up floristry for a more creative, less stressful career.
One that she would be happy to go to, use her creativity and with these portable skills, allow her to work anywhere.
Tracey studied Floristry at Box Hill TAFE in Melbourne, where she was the 2011 winner of the Interflora TAFE competition and where she has taught a short course in floristry.
Tracey works at Scintilla Flowers in Canterbury Road, Canterbury, Melbourne where she thoroughly enjoys her work with a wonderful employer & divine customers.
Yours in Style – Kim