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design of the MONTH

             growing beauty

          Anticipate the transformations of certain cut flowers to
          create designs that accommodate their changing forms.

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   Some flowers, including tulips and hyacinths, continue to “grow” even after they’re cut (stems  MATERIALS: Hyacinths and tulips from
expand, stretch, and turn upward and toward the light). These fascinating florals evolve in their  The Sun Valley Group; Tweedia and
own ways, taking on distinctive personalities and altering the look of floral arrangements for up  lamb’s-ears foliage from Camflor;
to a week after they’re arranged.                                                                 grape hyacinths (Muscari) from suppli-
                                                                                                  er of your choice; 5” Square Vase from
   If you’re not already aware of the exact changes that these cut flowers undergo, consider       Syndicate Sales; Green Sheer Floral
setting some aside in your design area to observe their changes over a few days. In the design    Wired Ribbon from Harvest Import;
shown, the tulip stems grow longer and the blooms curve upward (known as geotropism) and/         Oasis Clear Tape from Smithers-Oa-
or toward the light (phototropism) while the hyacinths develop progressively larger and heavier   sis North America.
inflorescences, causing them to bend and droop if not adequately supported in the design. sf

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