Don't you just love this simple yet elegant flower arrangement. I think the combination of orange and red roses is quite stunning.
How To Create This Orange and Red Rose Flower Arrangement
Find a place that sells fresh and unusual colored roses. Buy 2 dozen red and orange roses. Read "How to Select Fresh Flowers The Way Florists Do."
Cut the flowers and place them in water. To learn how to care for your flowers read "10 Secrets for Keeping Flowers Alive Longer."
Select a vase with an opening of approximately 4-5 inches. The wider the opening of the jar, the more roses you will need.
Fill the vase with water. Not all the way to the top though. Don't forget to add some floral preservative to the water.
Remove any leaves from the rose that will go into the water. Leave the thorns on though. They prevent bacteria from entering the stem of the flower.
Cut one rose and place it in the vase. The stem should reach the bottom of the vase and the blossom should be right at the top of the vase edge. That's if you want a full and elegant flower arrangement. Do the same thing with the other roses until the bowl is full. Better to cut the rose too long than too short.
Arrange the roses around the bowl. Don't do one red, then one orange. Live a little. Be spontaneous. It's okay for 2 oranges to be together and then one red...
That's basically it!
You can use a colored or clear glass vase. If you do though, you will see the stems. If you prefer not to see the stems, try a ceramic vase.
Don't forget to: change the water, wash the vase and re-cut the stems every few days. It will make your arrangement last longer.
Buy good quality roses if possible. The flower arrangement will be more full and it will last longer. If you buy roses that are tight, tight, tight they will never open. They were cut too early by the grower.
Enjoy your rose arrangement. Let me know how it turns out.
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