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Flower Arranging Garden Flowers

Updated on July 23, 2014

Flowers in My Garden

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My Own Photograph

Getting Started with Flower Arranging from Your Garden Flowers

We’re all making more of our gardens and balconies these days, from growing our own fruits, vegetables and salads to planting a range of flowers so that we can enjoy their blooms twice: once in the garden and again by bringing some indoors for a breath of fresh air inside the home!

Even if you have never done any flower arranging, it can be fun to start gathering up both your ideas and your blooms, from your own garden. Your arrangements can be as simple as a single bloom in a glass or as elaborate as you choose to make them.

Be prepared to be bitten by the bug, both for growing and arranging beautiful flowers from your own garden. If you find yourself really getting into it, then you might want to consider flower arranging classes to help you make the most of how your garden grows and to explore your creative side through flower arranging art.

Daffodils

A simple vase of daffodils from your garden can look stunning.
A simple vase of daffodils from your garden can look stunning. | Source

Color, Size and Containers

Just picking a few flowers from the selection available in the garden can offer inspiration for flower arranging ideas. Consider the colors, sizes and shapes of the flowers you have picked and decide if they should be grouped together or separated out into different, smaller bunches.

Now consider the receptacle in relation to the size of the potential bunches you have organized: large vases can be used to accommodate bigger bunches of flowers, but be careful not to let the vase dominate if the bunch is big but the size of the actual individual flowers is quite small. In this case, reduce the bunch size and use a simpler vase, such as a glass tumbler so that the blooms have a more appropriate context – save your large, chunky vases for big blooms such as gladioli or chrysanthemums.

If you want to dress up a single bloom in a big vase, stand the bloom in a tumbler of water, which you then put inside the big vase. Fill between the two with other items: colored glass pebbles are a great idea as they really reflect light and color!

Flower Arranging with Flowers from Your Garden

Gladiolus Sword Flowers

Arrangements of tall garden flowers such as Gladioli (also known as Sword Flowers) will require a tall vase or container.
Arrangements of tall garden flowers such as Gladioli (also known as Sword Flowers) will require a tall vase or container.

Single Bloom Arrangements

Do also take into account that some blooms are just stunning on their own: a single stem in a vase can be a breathtaking flower arrangement which is very simple to do. Just ensure that you have just the right backdrop for the vase and bloom to sit in, such as a vase that’s proportionally correct to the flower, then take care to pick the bloom in time for it to open out to maximum effect once indoors.

It can pay you to keep an eye on your garden flowers from day to day and ‘earmark’ some for picking on later days as they develop and grow in the garden. Roses are great for this as you know from the bush what the color and size of the blooms will be, you just have to time it right to pick them in keeping with your flower arranging ideas and their optimum beauty!

Single Stunning Rose

Flower Arrangement in a Simple Enamel Pitcher

These beautiful roses do not need an expensive vase to show them off to best effect!
These beautiful roses do not need an expensive vase to show them off to best effect!

Simple Supplies Will Help

Ensure that you have a few flower arranging supplies to help you organize different types of arrangements: garden twine can be used to good effect in hand-tied displays; florists oasis (foam) are useful for popping into the bottom of unusual ‘vase’ items such as cups and jugs and will support the flowers well, whilst florist wire also helps to hold blooms in a supported way so that you can arrange flowers to their maximum effect.

Containers do not need to be expensive. Rummage through your kitchen cabinets to find old pitchers, bowls or anything you can use as a vase. Flower arrangements for your home can be as imaginative and fun as you would like to make them.

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    Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

    Litany,

    This is an excellent piece of writing. To be totally-honest, it can easily be described as amazing.

    I loved every word. Graphics were superb. This hub was helpful, informative and I found it very interesting.

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    FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

    I like the idea of colored glass pebbles in the vase. My favorite flowers are the ones I grow in my own yard, usually hyacinths, tulips, and daffodils in the spring.

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