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One of the keys to creating that perfect arrangement is to know what will create interest and catch everybody’s attention.  And one of the ways to do that is to arrange your flowers in odd numbers.    Whether it’s a single rose bud to a gorgeously full table arrangement, there is something about using odd numbers that creates an exciting visual appeal.


A good way to think of it is that you are creating the arrangement in sections.  The focal flowers, the supporting flowers and then the fillers.   Following this simple guideline, you can expand the number depending on the size of the arrangement you are looking to make.  Keeping scale in mind, you should cut your stems and adjust the height of each group so that the visual effect is to draw the view’s eye around the arrangement.  For instance, the most basic arrangement would have 3 focal flowers, 3 supporting flowers and then 3 fillers.  Expanding the size of your arrangement is very easy from this starting point, but always make sure that your star attraction, the focal flower does not get lost when adding additional flowers to each level.


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