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Here are the top ten articles for the Floral Design Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Rules of Floral Design for Beginners
Floral design doesnīt have any rules. Instead, itīs all about creativity and following your intuition.
2. Phlox as a Summer Cut Flower
The familiar phlox is sometimes used as a cut flower. Yet, these plants deserve to be used more frequently. When you need a change from daisy-like flowers during the summer, these are the answer.
Pumpkin-on-a-stick is one of the most spectcaular fall florals you can imagine.
4. Tiger Eye Gold Rudbeckia
Tiger Eye Gold rudbeckia is the most exciting cut flower in a long time.
5. Snow Ball Viburnums Cut Flower of the Year
For 2010 the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers selected the snowball viburnums as the woody cut flower of the year.
6. Floral Designer Marie-Francoise Deprez
Floral designer Marie-Francoise Deprez has elevated florald esign to an art form.
7. Colorful Vegetables for Floral Designs
This year try some unusual floral materials for your designs. A good place to start is some colorful veggies.
8. The Pitcher Plant as a Cut Flower
A decade or so ago the pitcher plant was just a curiosity. Along with the Venus fly-trap and other carnivorous plants, these were hard to come by. Happily, that has changed now with tissue culture, which allows the plants to be propagated in great numbers.
9. Curly Willow Stems in Floral Design
If I could only grow one shrub for use in floral arrangements, I know exactly what that would be--the curly willow.
10. The Vase Life of Flowers
When it comes to choosing flowers, vase life is an important consideration. We put a lot of time and effort not to mention money into our designs, and want them to last as long as possible.
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