Hi this is Susan Paxton for Expert Village.
Today we are talking about decorating with flowers. We have talked about some of the
different arrangements that you can do, we have talked about silks and some of the things
that we can make out of silks but right now I would like to make a small vase of flowers
and give you some tips of how to put one together. This is going to be a small group of flowers
so we have a small vase filled almost to the top with water and I am going to just add
some greens just to give it some substance behind it and a backdrop for the flowers.
I have some leatherleaf fern and some tree fern and it adds a little more filler to it
and some depth to it. I love myrtle so I try to do myrtle to everything I put together.
It has such a great fragrance and it also adds a little bit of height to the arrangement.
Now I have got some little mini carnations, little pink and white mini carnations that
we are going to put in our vase and most of this can be done very simply. You do not have
to have a lot of experience to do a flower arrangement. You just need to know that you
need something up high and something a little lower to give it some style. We are going
to add a large pink carnation because that would give it some height and our focal point
and as you see they go together very quickly. We are going to add a Peruvian lily to add
some more dimension to it and there we have a beautiful little arrangement all done in
pink and white that could be used in a bedroom and even a bathroom or a kitchen, anywhere
in the home.