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.
Tips From Gayle
• Use a plentiful amount of blossoms and greenery, and combine plant materials with different colors, textures, and shapes. Use fern fronds, ivy, moss, and eucalyptus to frame the flowers and to fill out arrangements.
• Look for blooms with unbruised leaves and buds that are just starting to open. Recut all stems, and stand them in a mixture of cool water and flower preservatives until it’s time to arrange them.