Space is sometimes as important as the flowers

April 20, 2009

Anemone & Gerbera Daisy

Anemone & Gerbera Daisy

I have learned over the past few years that when I design flowers in larger containers, it is not always necessary to fill all of the space with flowers & foliages.  It may seem irresistable to fill all of the space in a vessel, but sometimes the negative space in the arrangement helps effectively feature the beauty of the simple blooms in it.  The old saying “less is more” seems cliche in the design world, but you can certainly see when it works.  I enjoy challenging my own floral design skill… it helps me justify my title as a professional florist.   Anyone can fill a container to the hilt with luscious blooms and feel accomplished in their arrangement.  The difference you get from a professional is the ability to grasp and execute the concepts of scale, proportion, shape, harmony, line and color.

Creating a single-flower or minimalist floral design helps me and others appreciate the fine botanical qualities of the blooms.  This simple design of Anemone and Gerbera Daisy is a good example of effective design that required very few flowers but has a distinct and strong presence.  Additionally, these arrangements are very long lasting and are perfect for coffetables, bedsides and bathrooms where tranquility is appreciated.

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One Response to “Space is sometimes as important as the flowers”

  1. Wonderful. I love to do simple designs that showcase the beauty of the flower.

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