Spread Out a Little With a Long and Low Arrangement

A long and low arrangement is not an everyday display, but this classic design has its place in a traditional setting or at a formal dinner party. It would also work well on a low coffee table or a boardroom table in an office.

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Summer Floral Arrangemen tEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Materials

Flowers and Foliage
6 'Dauco Corato' dill, or another flowering dill
7 'Aqua' single roses
1 garden viburnum stem (cut down into small sprays with short stems)
7 pink spray roses
6 lady's mantle (cut down into small sprays with short stems)
6 astrantia
6 salal stems

Consider substituting trachelium for dill, freesias for spray roses and peonies for single roses.

Other Materials
block of floral foam and single plastic tray
florist's tape
florist's scissors

Flowers and Foliage Needed for Summer Long and LowEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Prepare the Tray and Foam

Place a soaked block of foam on a single tray and bind the two together with two lengths of florist's tape.

Tape Floral Foam to TrayEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Create the Basic Structure

Set the height, length and width of the arrangement with the first few stems of viburnum. Press a stem in at an angle on each side of the foam and position three stems along the top to create a skeleton shape and spine.

Viburnum ArrangementEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2011

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