Shortcuts to Spring Bouquets
Take advantage of the season's blooms right now. British floral designer Gayle Drummond shares her tricks and tips to create stunning (and simple) arrangements plucked directly from the garden.
Making a Posy
To make a posy (a classic English hand-tied bouquet), Gayle uses long-stemmed flowers such as snapdragons, roses, tulips, and lisianthus. Eucalyptus and viburnum add various shades of green. The clear glass container showcases the posy’s distinctive spiraled stems.
Step 1: Starting about 8 to 10 inches from the top of the flowers, remove all foliage from the stems. Carefully strip off any thorns with a sharp paring knife.