The Prettiest Pom: Make an Elegant Rose Topiary Tree
A mass of just one variety of flower can create an eye-catching display. This rose topiary has been made at a small-size, but it can be recreated on a much larger scale. Place this handsome design on a desk, a hall table or a side table.
- Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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Build the Base
Push the soaked foam ball onto the tied twigs, then push the base of the twigs into the square foam in the vase. Cut off the top raffia binding under the foam ball, but keep the lower binding in place.
Place the Roses
Trim the stems of the buds and roses to 2 inches. Group two or three rose heads together and press them into the foam ball. Fill in the gaps around them with buds. Continue until the ball is covered.
Trim the cellophane so that it is level with the rim of the vase, then cover the square foam and cellophane with moss so that they are both hidden.
Keep the blooms and moss fresh by misting them every other day, and this arrangement should last four to five days. If the moss begins to discolor, place it in a bowl, pour boiling water over it to revive it and rearrange it over the floral foam.
Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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