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CONSTRUCTING A CIRCULAR MOUND ARRANGEMENT. Written by: Holli Bowman & David Lynn Hall County Board of Education April 2003 Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office September 2005.

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constructing a circular mound arrangement


Written by:

Holli Bowman & David Lynn

Hall County Board of Education

April 2003

Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office

September 2005

This presentation is designed to supplement the textbook, Floriculture: Designing Merchandising, Unit 10 “Circular Arrangements”. The author is Charles Griner and it is published by Delmar Publishers.
step 1 selecting materials
Step 1: Selecting Materials
  • low, round container (6’ design bowl)
  • 1/3 block of floral foam
  • waterproof anchor tape
  • 9 standard carnations
  • 3 stems pompon (daisy) mums
  • 3 stems baby’s breath
  • 8 stems leatherleaf fern
  • floral preservative
step 2 preparing the container
Step 2: Preparing the Container
  • Cut approximately 1/3 block of floral foam.
  • The floral foam should extend about one inch above the rim of the container.
  • Saturate the floral foam in a warm preservative solution.
  • Secure the floral foam to the container with waterproof anchor tape.
step 2 continued
Step 2: Continued
  • Criss-cross the tape over the foam and attach the ends to the container.
  • Tape it off center to leave room for a flower stem in the middle of the foam.
  • Do not attach more than one inch of tape to the container.
  • Long strips of tape will be difficult to hide.
step 3 greening the base
Step 3: Greening the Base
  • Place a circle of leatherleaf fern around the rim of the container.
  • Allow the fern to overlap the side of the container.
  • Save the remaining part of the fern stem for later use.
step 4 adding the base flowers
Step 4:Adding the Base Flowers
  • Place four standard carnations straight into the foam, opposite each other at the rim of the container.
  • These four carnations should form a square pattern.
  • The base of the carnation blooms should extend just past the fern tips.
  • These carnations should be equidistant from the center of the arrangement.
step 5 establishing the height
Step 5: Establishing the Height
  • Place the carnation, with the straightest stem, in the center of the floral foam at a height of 1 ½ to 2 times the width of the container.
  • This flower will establish the uppermost boundary of the floral design.
step 6 placing additional greenery
Step 6: Placing Additional Greenery
  • Place one piece of fern on each side of the center flower stem with the back of the fern facing the stem.
  • Use the remaining fern stems to green the foam.
  • Leave pairs of leaflets on the stems to reduce the number of holes in the foam.
  • Remember that the stems should radiate from the foam.
step 7 adding remaining primary flowers
Step 7: Adding Remaining Primary Flowers
  • Insert four additional carnations at 45o angles halfway between the two base carnations and center carnation.
  • Vary the height of these carnations slightly to prevent creating a row effect.
  • These flowers should be equidistant from the center of the arrangement.
step 8 adding secondary flowers
Step 8: Adding Secondary Flowers
  • Place the pompon (daisy) mums in the spaces between the carnations.
  • Use large blooms in large spaces and small blooms or buds in small spaces.
  • Do not crowd the arrangement (no petals touching).
  • Leave some space around each flower.
step 9 adding filler flowers
Step 9: Adding Filler Flowers
  • Filler flowers such as baby’s breath or statice are added to soften the design.
  • Cut small pieces of baby’s breath and carefully place them between flowers in the arrangement.
  • Allow the filler flowers to stick out slightly around the flowers and foliage.
step 10 evaluating the design
Step 10: Evaluating the Design
  • Step back and examine the arrangement from all angles.
  • Check for holes and add greenery or flowers where they are needed.
  • Move flowers, if necessary, to create equal space between flowers.
  • If you move a flower, insert it into a new hole.