Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
With all the changes in American life, one thing that doesn’t get any better is the pace. People are stressed out and simply have more to do than time permits. Despite all this, it is still possible to fit floral design into busy schedules. Flower lovers can find ways to make time during the week to enjoy flowers.
The way to do that is to use a simple approach, and select quick and easy designs that require a minimum of fuss. That may sound well and good, but how does one really go about doing that? By far, the best way is to get a copy of one of the newer floral design books that highlight easy designs.
One of the best titles around was released by Ryland Peters & Small. “Five Minute Florist-Quick and Easy Arrangements for Every Day” is by Bo Niles. Page after page features delightful designs, around 50 or so. Easy to make in very little timer, these have ideas for every room in the house along with a host of arrangements for special occasions, such as ones for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and ones to mark the arrival of a new baby. The styles range from romantic and bold to ultra modern and minimalist.
In the introduction, the author explains the time-saving strategies that are involved, and also provides valuable tips on how to choose the freshest, high quality stems that are available. For the most part, few floral supplies are needed for these designs.
These arrangements make full use of seasonal materials. No prior experience is needed. Anyone can gather colorful, autumn-hued foliage, and iron or press them for display in a suitable container. The author gives ways one can prolong the vase life of the stems.
The designs feature everything from simple bouquets wrapped in newspaper to chic decorations for the most sophisticated dinner party as well as informal summer meals. Flower lovers will find quick and simple ideas they can use throughout the year. These easy, no-fuss arrangements are just perfect for beginners.