October Arrangement- Symmetrical Name Date Period
Materials Needed • 1 glass ivy bowl • 3 stems Leatherleaf fern • 2 stems Mini Carnation • 3 stems assorted Spray Mums • 2 stems lemon leaf • 1 piece Apsidopstra (?) • 1/3 brick floral foam • 2 stems Monte Casino (approx)
Equipment to be used: • Floral snips
Steps involved: • Container Preparation • Insert foam, fill container with water. • Place a salal leaf around the container in order to hide the floral foam.
Greening • Separate side stems from main stem of Leatherleaf fern. • Strip leaves off lower 1” of stem to be inserted in foam and give clean cut. • Insert tallest fern in the center of the foam to create the top point of the triangle. • Insert 2 equal stems in the side of the foam for the 2 side points of the triangle. • Insert smaller pieces throughout to hide the foam on the front and back. No foam should be showing!
Flowers • Insert tightest Mini Carnation in center of foam to continue top point of triangle. Mini Carnation should be ½” shorter than Leatherleaf Fern. • Insert a tight Mini Carnation on each side of the arrangement to continue to side points of the triangle, ½” shorter than Leatherleaf Fern. • Insert most open Mini Carnations low and centered in the arrangement for the focal point. • Separate longer side stems of Spray Mums, leave shorter stems in tact, give all stems a clean cut. • Insert stems in foam angled from center out toward sides of triangle. • No flowers should be touching or overlapping.
Finishing Touches/Final Considerations • Does it look crowded? • Is it symmetrical? Did you indeed form an equilateral triangle? • Is your leatherleaf too far above the top carnation? • Does it look like something you would buy?
Drawing Mini Carnation Spray Mum
Scoring • Arrangement Score: / 20 Points Possible • Lab Write-up: /10 Points Possible