Condition and prepare the flowers of choice before you start working with them. Ensure you cut, remove any necessary foliage and allow the flowers to have a good drink for at least 2/3 hours before arranging, preferably overnight.
Gather your florist tools, including 12" floral foam heart (open or solid), a pair of scissors and a florist knife. Soak the floral foam in water for a few minutes. Round the edges of your floral foam heart. This is to help with a shaping of your floral wreath.
Start by creating the base, by using foliage of choice. Here, we have chosen to base the wreath with Leatherleaf and Hard Ruscus. Start by cutting the leatherleaf into smaller pieces (as shown in the photograph).
Arrange in and around to create an even base - remembering to use the shape as a guide
Repeat the process with Hard Ruscus, cutting the ruscus into smaller pieces (as shown in the photograph).
Arrange in and around to create an even base - again remembering to use the shape as a guide.
Now you have completed the base, it's time to add the flowers. First add the focal flowers, in this example we are using Red Rose Freedom. Depending on the size of the floral wreath, you can use between seven to nine roses. Using a pair of scissors, cut the stems to the required length (approx. 2").
Start to arrange the roses or chosen focal flower into your arrangement. Depending on your personal preference, you can either make a contemporary design with grouped flowers or a more traditional design with evenly balanced flowers.
Add your additional flowers based on the style you have chosen. In this example, we have used Germini Suri...
Hypericum Green Power, Spray Carnation Chateau.
... and here, we have the final result of our floral heart arrangement!
We purchase wholesale flowers specifically to order at the flower auctions in Holland guaranteeing the freshest possible blooms - therefore our order/delivery slots are driven by auction dates.
Wholesale flowers need conditioning correctly and time to develop, so it is vital to choose a delivery day 2 to 3 days before your event date. Please feel free to call us on 01394 385832 for any advice on this subject.
Simply enter the required delivery date into the calendar opposite and the dates that you can place an order online will be displayed.