With the proper equipment you can create instant flower arrangements.
Photography Jean Allsopp
Florist foam allows the greatest latitude when arranging, but not all flowers flourish in this material. Choose sturdy-stemmed options, such as alstroemerias, for a long-lasting arrangement.
Making bouquets doesn't have to be complicated. It's easy when you have a few good tools on hand. These devices, called mechanics, hold stems in place so you can position flowers without frustration. Here's what each one does.