Copyright 2006 Rose Mary
Flower arranging is an interesting form of art which has many benefits. Most people need some means of creative expression to enhance their lives and for many of them it is the fascinating art of creating flower arrangements which has helped fill the gap. One of the joys of flower arranging is that one has a limitless variety of ways to create flower arrangements. The arranger has the opportunity to exercise his or her imagination and creativity. Every flower arrangement is an end result of the arranger’s handiwork, artistry and skill. A completed arrangement will not fail to give the arranger a great sense of achievement. Flower arrangements are versatile and infinitely changeable. New designs can be created every few days, or long-lasting displays re-arranged to look fresh and original. All these can be done with just some imagination, skill and creativity.
Flower arranging not only provides joy to the arranger, the end result also brings joy to others. Many people like receiving flower arrangements as gifts and enjoy having flowers in the interior of the house. Saying kind words with flowers has a greater impact on the recipient than words alone. A flower arrangement can enhance tremendously the attractiveness of the home. It helps to bring fragrance, light and colour into the home. As flowers can be chosen and styled to suit specific rooms or areas, it can be used to enhance any room in the house, from kitchens to bathrooms, stairways to bedrooms. The choice of flowers can do wonders. They can be used to evoke specific moods or complement a special occasion. The colour of flowers plays a great role to create the desired mood. It can be subtle or strident. It can calm or excite, lift the spirits or induce tranquility.
Fresh flowers are unsurpassed in beauty and fragrance. With some arranging skills, their versatility will result in stunning floral designs for all occasions. Flower arranging is not a difficult subject to embark on. If you have never tried arranging flowers because you feel it would be too time consuming and complicated, you should realize that arranging flowers is in fact simple, straightforward and enjoyable. It is an activity in which most people can, to a greater or lesser extent, successfully participate. All you need is a working knowledge of the basic flower arranging techniques coupled with a little determination, some imagination and lots of practice. Once you have grasped the few basic guidelines, you can use the ideas you learn as a stepping-stone to fulfill your own floral fantasies. The important thing to note is that flower arranging is a creative process, not just a physical one. There are plenty of possibilities for you to create your own unique designs.