To add depth and dimension to your floral arrangments, using different sized and shaped flowers is key. By adding these types of elements, you can make a variety of arrangements. First and foremost, however, you need to learn the different shapes of flowers. Whether you're working in floral design careers or just want to make a pretty centerpiece, knowing the basics always comes first.
- Dome flowers are usually dense and provide a strong interjection of color into an arrangement. These are great "feature" flowers and offer substance to an arrangement. Example: hydrangea
- Flat topped flowers vary greatly in size and are useful on their own or bunched together. They work best in hand tied bouquets. Example: queen anne's lace.
- Regular flower shape features the same shaped petals focusing around a center point. Anything from a sunflower to a daisy qualifies as a regular shaped flower.
- Spear flowers are a cluster of small shaped flowers that are all on one stalk. They also usually have elongated stems making them perfect to trim down to the right height. Example: orchid
- Globe flowers look most impressive in large bunches. They have large bulbs on top and work best in modern, structural designs. Example: protea.
- With their branching stems and large quantity of flower heads, spray flowers are adaptable, and are ideal for mixed arrangements. Example: spray roses.
What other flower shapes can you think of?