ARRANGING ROSES

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June 11, 2018

1.         Floral preservative prolong vase life by 50%.  Have it ready before harvesting blooms so that stems can be placed as they are cut.  James Johnson, (Benz School of Floral Design) recommends mixing 2 cups of warm water, 2 cups of Sprite/7-Up and 1 teaspoon of...

June 7, 2018

When you find that one really beautiful bloom in the garden you have a few choices. Just stand there and truly appreciate the wonder of its beauty or cut it and continue to enjoy its beauty out of the garden.  OR you can freeze that beauty forever by drying it. One mig...

May 30, 2018

Have you ever gone outside, picked a few blooms of something, brought them inside, plunked them in a vase and then sort of ‘fiddled’ with them.  Well, you are an arranger.

In the rose shows we have classes for ‘fiddlers’ like yourself.  They are called exhibitors. Somet...

May 1, 2018

American Rose Society's National Miniature Rose Conference & Rose Show in Jacksonville Florida, May 4-6, 2018

February 1, 2015

One of the most versatile materials in the arranger’s tool-kit is floral foam (commonly referred to as Oasis®, a brand name). Unfortunately, it seldom comes with instructions and is easily misused, with disappointing (if not disastrous) results. For these reasons, many...

March 1, 2011

Cutting and storing roses, and transporting them to rose shows are techniques that each rosarian develops to fit his or her particular interest and level of involvement in exhibiting. At one end of the scale is the casual exhibitor who picks roses the morning of a rose...

March 1, 2011

The possibilities for using miniature roses in arrangements are endless. You can use miniature roses in many types of arrangements: mass, line, line-mass, or oriental manner. You can find further information about creating these types of arrangements in the other arran...

March 1, 2011

A reader has requested clarification regarding the use of a floral conditioning solution (e.g. Chrysal RVB) vs. a floral preservative solution (e.g. Floralife, Oasis or Chrysal Cut Flower Food). The concern is well-founded because the terms are easily confused and some...

March 1, 2011

Do you want to know how to keep your cut roses looking good longer than you ever thought possible? Here is what you do.

Sugar-Clorox® Mix Prepare a Sugar-Clorox Mix by putting one-half cup granulated sugar and two teaspoons of Clorox in a two-gallon pail of warm (not ho...

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