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Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flower to create a pleasing and balanced composition. Evidence of refined floristry is found as far back as the culture of Ancient Egypt. Professionally designed floral designs, arrangements or artwork incorporate the elements of floral design: line, form, space, texture, and color, and the principles of floral design: balance, proportion, rhythm, contrast, harmony, and unity.
There are many styles of floral design. The Eastern, Western, Zebra and European styles have all influenced the commercial floral industry as it is today. Ikebana is a Japanese or eastern style of floral design and incorporates the three main line placements of heaven, man and earth. In contrast, the European style emphasizes color and variety of botanical materials not limited to just blooming flowers, in mass gatherings of multiple flowers. Western design historically is characterized by symmetrical, asymmetrical, horizontal, and vertical style of arrangements.

In addition to flower arrangements, floral design includes making wreaths, nosegays, garlands, festoons, boutonnieres, corsages and bows.

Whistling Gardens can teach you the design principles needed to bring your favourite garden flowers inside. Using easy and fun instructional group workshops (minimum 6 guests), you can create your own masterpiece to enjoy!

Contact us to learn about scheduling your custom group session info@whistlinggardens.ca

Photo Credit: Sherry Smith Photography
www.sherrysmithphotography.ca


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