This arrangement is really all about being quick and easy! I have used five multi-stemmed little pink Chrysanthemums and a small to medium sized vase with quite a narrow neck.
The vase is made by Hornsea Pottery in 1963. They were known as Slipware vases. They have a painted grey band which is hand decorated with zig-zags in white slip clay.
While conditioning the flowers - I stripped off all the leaves and some of the lower little stems. When ready to make the final arrangement I measured the stems next to the vase and made the final cut. You might have to cut off a few more of the lower stems depending on how many there are towards the bottom of the stem. By removing leaves and lower stems I was able to fit more stems into the vase - creating a nicely domed arrangement.
Multi-stemmed flowers take up more space in the vase and the individual flowers are at different heights. This means that when you make the arrangement you might have to compromise a little bit. For example in a narrow necked vase it's hard to to have both a full, tightly packed arrangement and having the flowers rest on the edge of the vase as you might normally do.
So, what I ended up with is a nicely domed arrangement, the flower stems in proportion to the height of the narrow-necked vase - with a little bit of stem showing above the rim of the vase.
But - despite all that - it was still quick and easy!!
Have a Lovely Floral Day!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]