To make an arrangement like one pictured, fill the basket with florist foam saturated with a mixture of water and flower preservative. To support the stems, crisscross several pieces of florist tape over the foam, and press the ends of the tape onto the container.
Create a framework by inserting eucalyptus at an angle, so that the stems appear to spring from the center of the florist foam. “The arrangement doesn’t have to be completely symmetrical. The look can change as you work on it,” says Gaye.