Sustainable Floristry

Tools to Consider

  1. Pin holders (otherwise known as Floral Frogs) are designed to support tall flowers in a shallow dish (or bowl) flower arrangements.
  2. Chicken wire (or copper mesh) should always be considered if you are looking to create basic structure, it is reusable and flowers can drink naturally. It can be used for all types of arrangements from bowls, archways, clouds, churns etc. Choose a wire with large holes, about 5-8cm in diameter, as these will overlap and decrease once the wire has been folded into place. The size depends on the shape of your container and is usually a case of trial and error - too much wire makes it difficult to get the flowers in, too little and it wobbles around and won't give any support.
  3. Holly Chapple pillows are a developed concept similar to the chicken wire 'egg' which is very robust. Flower stems are inserted through the structure, holding the flowers in place. It is easily transportable and easy to use.
  4. Oasis Midnight Floral Foam Maxlife has been developed. Equipped with Maxlife technology for enhanced biodegradability, this product has been shown by ASTM D5511 to biodegrade 100% in 567 days in biologically active landfill conditions and can increase flower life up to 50%.
  5. Reusable cable ties
  6. Reduce plastic usage. For example use Kraft paper and tape for packaging, send bouquets in vases or out of water to reduce packaging etc.