You might have some guests over and then realised you did not get any flowers for the house. Why not have a look around your garden and pick some flowers from the garden for an arrangement or two?
For this arrangement, I asked my neighbour for some of her pretty and sweet-scented camellia which she kindly gave.
Applying a bit of colour theory, I intentionally selected a green vase as I knew the green would complement the pink colour of the camellias well.
To better showcase the flowers, I did a couple of things. Firstly I placed a couple of camellia stems apart. Secondly I removed some of the leaves from the stems. As a result, the arrangement looked more expansive even with minimal floral materials.
After that, I placed a couple of fully opened blooms and a few short stems with flower buds near the mouth of the vase. This helped to create a focal point for the arrangement.
CHOICE OF CONTAINERS
To make things a little more fun, you may like to use something a little different as your choice of container. For example instead of using a regular vase, empty jars, tin cans, pretty glasses, cups or even teapots, can add a nice touch. Just cut the flower stems shorter if you have a smaller or shorter container. As a guide, the proportion of florals to container is usually 2:1 or 1:2.
On the other hand, if you don’t have flowers you can also make use of any greenery you have. Having foliage of different textures can make an interesting arrangement. Or even or a couple stems of the monstera leaf in a glass vase can look great!
The resulting look of arrangements using only greenery is often great for a more modern or contemporary look.