You’ve picked out your flowers and you’re about ready to start designing! However, there’s one step you should do first that will make your design process easier and help your flowers look their best: Flower Processing! For those of you who are hearing this term for the first time, it basically means cleaning and trimming your stems.
Watch my video demonstration below on processing your ingredients to use in arrangements!
As a short recap of the video, the main goals of Processing are:
- Stripping off any leaves that would sit in water and cause excess bacteria growth
- Taking off any dead or unwanted branches, flowers, etc.
- Trimming your stems so they can start soaking up water
- Leaving them in clean water to hydrate 1-2 nights