Video: Suspended floral installation
Jesse and I were deciding which video to post, and as we filtered through all the things we’ve ever put together we laughed and laughed! We started at the beginning. It was like watching home movies, a blast from the past. Some of my experiments will never see the light of day, and this one was almost filtered into that category… but… the thing is, it doesn’t matter that my hair is suffering from humidity (I hadn’t figured out my bun strategy). It doesn’t matter that the backdrop and the lighting isn’t perfect. What matters is that it supports the mission of Team Flower — to support and encourage flower friends all over the world.
This lesson is about putting together an overhead garland with florals. If you’ve never put one together before, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at my take from the time. Please laugh and have fun watching me wrestle with an 18’ piece of monster vine all by myself. And my outfit accessories — I know those will make you laugh too.
Here are a few tips and sources from the lesson:
- Hop Vine can make you itchy, so just be aware. It also smells a little bit like fish. So, putting it in a confined closed space might bother guests. But it's sturdy, strong, and full!
- Lemon Leaf Foliage is very sturdy and does well out of water for extended periods of time. It has a consistently bright yellow-green color on the front with a white/silvery back and touches of pink/red at the tips and in the stems. It’s great for coverage.
- Moss is great to have on site so you can do a quick mechanics cover.
- Tuberose is white and bright green with a touch of yellow in the center. It has a fantastic scent, and it's sturdy! Use them to mark where the Oasis is.
- Cosmos is light, airy and fun! It's white with a touch of yellow in the center.
- Gomphrena has a straw-like textured flower. It adds little bits of white throughout the arrangement.
- Dahlias are local and are my favorite because of their longevity!
- Queen Anne’s Lace is used for texture and lightness. It’s the last little “kiss” :)
- Oasis Igloos or Oasis wrapped in floral netting/chickenwire.
- Can’t reach the Oasis with some of your ingredients? Use a water tube or a sturdy flower that can be without water for the duration of your event.
- Look for local ingredients in your area via ASCFG or the Team Flower Directory.
- Candle Globe
- B+J at New York Flower Market for small hanging votive holders.