One of the best reasons to visit a botanical garden is for the art. The art of floral exhibit is something most people don’t think about. It’s amazing what some people can do with flowers and plants. They are a blank canvas waiting to be painted or arranged.
Sometimes, a simple arrangement can speak volumes. You see it and you think, “Now I know why they did it that way.” Other arrangements take more study and thought to understand their meaning. There’s a story there, just waiting to be discovered.
Where do these images come from? Well, each arrangement has its own personality and is usually created by an artist with a theme in mind. Sometimes it’s obvious; sometimes not so much.
The origin of some floral arrangements is easy to find out but others are not as well documented. This blog will cover the origin of some arrangements from around the world as well as show ideas for making your own arrangements. . . . . . . . .
You may think that flower arrangements are simple, but in actuality there are many different ways to arrange flowers. These arrangements can be created in the garden or inside the home, and they can be done by anyone for any occasion.
Daffodil Arrangements: Daffodils make a beautiful arrangement because of their bright colors and their ability to last a long time. To create this arrangement you need a lot of daffodils of the same height, a vase and some water. Once you have these items you should fill your vase with water and cut all the stems at an angle. Next, you want to place the stems into your vase and spread them out evenly. Make sure that they do not overlap and that they are not peaky (the tip of the stem is sticking straight up). This will cause water to collect at the tip of the stem and eventually cause it to die. Continue placing stems until your vase is full or you reach the top of your container.
Tulip Arrangements: Tulips are another type of flower that can be used for arrangements, especially inside arrangements because of their vibrant colors and fragrant smells. To create this arrangement, you need tulips, a vase and some ribbon or
You can have a flower arrangement for almost any occasion. When you check out the major floral websites, you will soon be overwhelmed with the choices that await you.
For example, the site of Flower Arrangements has over 30 categories for arrangements and each category has at least 10 designs. This is just too much design. As a result, we are not able to create our own designs.
The best way to get around this is to find some great arrangements on the net and then copy them, modify them and make them your own. You can also visit flowershops in your area and take pictures of arrangements that interest you. I think you should be able to come up with some great ideas that can be used in any situation.
My name is Shelley and I am the owner/manager of this site. I am married to a wonderful man with four children, my eldest are twins. We live in a beautiful city which is surrounded by hills and nature, called Nambour in Queensland, Australia.
We have been very lucky with our flower business, which started out as a hobby, but quickly became a full time job. People in the community really liked what we did and wanted us to help them with their flower arragements. We would go to peoples homes and give them advice on what flowers would suit them best.
My passion for flowers began when I was about five years old. My parents had taken me to visit our local cemetery where my Grandmother was buried. At the time I was very sad about my Grandmothers death, so mum suggested that she buy some flowers for her grave so that she could be happy when she looked down from heaven and saw pretty things around her grave. That day mum bought some red roses for her grave and it was then I became obsessed with flowers!
I remember visiting her grave every Sunday after Church and buying her new flowers to replace the ones that had died over the week.(I know it sounds really sad now but that’s how I felt at the
The style of arranging flowers that is so popular today is simply called the “still life.” The name comes from the paintings of this same name which were made by artists.
When an artist wanted to paint a fruit bowl, for example, he had to make one; this was the origin of still life painting. He would create it in his studio and arrange it so that it looked as much like a bowl of fruit as possible. This style of painting became so popular that it evolved into the arrangement we see on our dinner tables today.
Tulips are very popular in flower arrangements during the spring and summer months. Tulips were first introduced to Western Europe by agents of the Dutch East India Company in 1593. This is why tulips are often associated with Spring, where blossoms begin to appear after a long winter**.
It is a superior mind that can dismiss all prejudices, preconceived notions, and habitual modes of thought, and look at things as they really are.
-John Locke (1632-1704)
Flower arranging is a traditional art form that dates back many centuries. It originated in China and later spread to Japan and Europe.
The goal of flower arranging is to create an arrangement with flowers that will inspire the viewer to feel something whether it be calmness, joy or happiness.
The flowers chosen for an arrangement should reflect the season and should not be cut too soon. They should also be kept in water until just prior to use so that they hold their shape.
The basic rules of flower arranging are:
1) Keep Arrangement Balanced – The arrangement should look balanced with no one element standing out too much from the others.
2) Keep Arrangement Simple – A simple design is easier to create then a complex one. However, this rule can be broken by changing the perspective of the viewer by using different vases, or adding things such as rocks or branches to the arrangements.
3) Use Contrasting Colors – This will make an arrangement more interesting.
4) Keep Arrangement Fresh – It is best to place only
I once wrote that at some point we have to stop calling the language of flowers “Victorian” and start calling it “traditional.” I think we’re well past that point.
So if you’ve been throwing around “victorian” as an insult, go ahead and take it back. You can also take back all the other insults you thought were clever: Victorian is also not prudish, prissy, or quilted.
The language of flowers is no longer in fashion, but that’s a good thing: it just means it has become an everyday part of language again, like saying “thank you” instead of “please” or buying gifts for birthdays instead of celebrating them. But the real reason we can move beyond “victorian” is that our understanding of it has gotten more sophisticated.
Because the Victorian language of flowers is really not just one language — it’s dozens. When you hear about “the Victorian language of flowers,” what you’re hearing about are just two different interpretations of basically the same set of symbols from different eras. The Victorian era was one era; the Symbolist era was another. It’s like how there are two main interpretations for alchemical symbols: one from Paracelsus and another from Newton (and those are