Floristry Tips. Beautiful tulips come in many different varieties and colours. Some have plain petals and others are fringed around the edges.
Once tulip stems are cut they continue to grow towards the light. You may be making a design and you want the flower heads to sit in a certain position.
You can give extra support by inserting the end of a 22 gauge wire x 45cm long into the base of the flower head for about 3-5cm and wind the wire spirally down and around the stem 3 or 4 times and cut of the excess wire.
For some designs you might like the tulips to be fuller – such as a table centrepiece where they need to be at their best for a short period of time.
If the tulip petals are soft you can gently open them up more by gently holding the base of each petal and turning them back and then spray them lightly with water. Only do this for soft petals, if the petals are firm they will tear. Allow the tulips to have a long drink of water first and the petals will open more and be softer.
In the Floral Floral Art School of Australia and International Floral Design School Advanced Certificate of Floristry Course, you will learn how to care for flowers so they will last the longest possible time and special tips for different varieties.
You will learn step-by-step how to create many different styles of floral designs
We have students who enroll in the course who want to become involved in the floristry industry and students who want to learn how to arrange flowers for their home and family and friends.
For information about the Floristry Course please CLICK HERE
We only have one life – do what you are passionate about and become involved in the wonderful world of floristry and enrich your life and those around you.
If you have any questions about the course please contact us – we are here to help
Phone: 03 8555 9774.
Fay Chamoun (principal)
Floral Art School of Australia and
International Floral Design School