The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Winter 2014 How-to


Easy Front Facing Vertical Design

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your own distinctive arrangement.

Provided by Pam Fleming-Williams.

  • A plant pot
  • A block of floral foam
  • A bunch of supermarket roses
  • A bunch of iris
  • A few stems of pussy willow
  • Tree ivy leaves
  • Midelino canes
Step 1
Step 2

Shape the vertical block of floral foam to fit snugly into your pot, leaving at least 3cm of foam above the rim of the pot.

Soak the foam by floating it on top of the water and waiting until it sinks.

Starting from the back of the horizontal surface of the foam, insert two stems of pussy willow and a line of Iris graduating in length as you push the stems in further towards the front surface of the foam.

Insert Roses to follow the line of the Iris.

The shorter Roses should be positioned to come slightly forward of the rim of the pot.

Add extra lengths of pussy willow between the Roses.

Step 3
Step 4

Cover the floral foam with single ivy leaves.

Alternative foliages could be Heuchera, Fatshedera, small Hosta, small Bergenia, etc.

Enhance with swirls of midelino cane if you have them.

This adds rhythm. Stripped Rubus stems or Vinca could also be used.

Step 5