Did you know?
Did you know that Magnolia branches are perfect for spring installations?
Did you know that it’s easier to tie off a design with a piece of string if you double the length?
Did you know that it's possible to use certain growing bulbs in design?
Did you know that when using natural raffia as a binding medium, you should soak it in water for 10 to 15 minutes to avoid breakage under pressure when tying it around a bouquet? From Kari Marie Elkins
Did you know that florists’ tape (stemtex and parafilm etc) makes the best and greenest emergency plasters if you are desperate? Only on fingers though, not bits of your body! From Steph Willoughby
Did you know that it’s easier if you use a lazy wooden board to work on so you don’t need to lift the arrangement to design a centrepiece or to green the back? It’s great for large arrangements too. From Simona's Flowers
Did you know that air dried thorns can be used as a mechanic to hold stems in a decorative pattern?
DID YOU KNOW that we tie our bouquets with ladies invisible bra strap elastic also known as dance elastic because it holds the bouquet tight and the tie is clear? From John Jones, Brisbane, Australia
DID YOU KNOW that another helpful way to tie off a bouquet is to double the twine over, wrap around the bouquet and pull the two loose ends through the loop end and pull tight in the opposite direction? Then wrap the two loose ends around the stems in the opposite directions and knot. It gives you instant control once you pull the loose ends through the loops from Jenny Keogh.
DID YOU KNOW that a few drops of lavender oil in a bucket of limonium and allium keeps away that yucky smell from Amanda Coghill.
DID YOU KNOW that if you drop some of the stamens from your lilies into the water it will make them open faster? it must be the stamens from the same bunch or it will not work – from Shirley Carmack, Shirley’s Florist inc., Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DID YOU KNOW that 3 teaspoons of oral Electrolyte Powder (oRS) (given to patients for dehydration) in a pint of water will revive flowers especially orchids – from Salma Ansari.