The Art of the Cut - Late Spring
How to cut & condition for a long vase life.
You can simply cut flowers from the garden and bung ‘em in a vase. And for the most part, that’s just the job. But when time permits or the flowers deserving, try conditioning stems before arranging; notice what a difference it makes to their longevity.
When showing these techniques, I’m met with surprise by how much effort I make to prepare material. When one has nurtured plants for months, if not years, why wouldn’t we take such care for that moment of flowering?
I often work with an event florist and teacher who buys from all the local growers. Cissy from Wildstems and I spoke often of ‘the art of the cut’. Referring to the knowledge and skill of the picker.
How this makes all the difference.
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