Floral tape is the secret to the arrangement’s structure: Taping stems in bundles produces an interesting, angular effect in the water while a grid of tape across the mouth of the dish keeps everything in place.
Ranunculus and muscari
- Place 3 evenly spaced lengths of
tape across the opening, then another 3
perpendicular to those to create a grid.
Run tape around the edge to secure.
- Cut out grid’s center with floral knife.
Fill compote halfway with water. Using
container’s depth as a guide, cut flowers’
stems at an angle with floral shears.
- Arrange in bundles of up to 12 muscari
and 12 ranunculus; tape stems together
below blooms. Place bundles in grid,
1 per small opening; mass several in the center.
- Check water level daily; if it falls, replenish
using a watering can with a narrow spout.
Arrangement should last 7 to 10 days if
kept away from direct light and heat sources.