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Extract from Color Me Floral • By Kiana Underwood • Published by Chronicle Books

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15 mins

Pink (Spring)
I’ve found that pink is one of the most popular colors, and it comes in a seemingly limitless range of shades. When I share images of arrangements with prospective clients and brides, the pink themes seem to resonate more than any other color. When you’re clipping from the garden or shopping at the flower mart, choose flowers in different stages of blooming to add variety throughout the arrangement. The dogwood here plays a great role in shaping the movement of the arrangement. Here, I give it its moment to shine by allowing it to sit high and tall and to lend asymmetry to the composition. I like to use tulips to accent my spillovers with their naturally arcing stems and drooping blossoms.

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  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using floral putty, secure the floral pin frog in the bottom of the vase. Always make sure that the vessel is completely dry to ensure proper adhesion. Begin with the fringe bush foliage—this is what creates a base and structure for your arrangement. Make sure that the branches are secure in between the frog pins while still allowing them to rest naturally inside the vessel. It is always beautiful to let flowers and foliage spill over the vessel.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the dogwood, ensuring that it, too, is secured inside the frog and vessel.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add the tulips, allowing them to arc over the sides.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add the spray garden roses throughout the arrangement.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the peonies, using some of the more fully opened blooms at different heights in the center to create layers and add dimension.

    Finish here for a beautiful, but simpler design.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 6
    Step 6

    To continue:

    Add the Romantic Antike and Juliet garden roses.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tuck a few ranunculus in between the other blooms.

  • How to make a bouquet. Pink Bouquet - Step 8
    Step 8

    For a final touch, add a few cordyline leaves and poppies.

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