Memorial Flower Arrangements
Making flower arrangements on a cemetery grave is one of the best ways to personalize the display on the final resting places for the people we love. As a matter of fact, the tradition of placing flowers on the graves of the loved ones has been one that has been with us since time immemorial and millions do lay flowers on the graves of their departed loved ones as a sign of their remembrance and as a token as well for their honor. The only thing that may be a worrying trend for many is that most of the flower arrangements all look the same and tend to have a similar trend in the choice of flowers. However, if you happen to be interested in something more personal that will be a true honor to the taste and personality of the departed loved one, it is actually possible for you to make a flower arrangement with any collection of flowers that you will have opted for. Find out how to go about this in the lines that follow under.
One of the key essentials for this need is that of purchasing a spiked vase. Visit your local florists or alternatively get to the Memorial Day craft stores for you to procure some of these essentials, the spiked vases. In as much as the fact is that any vase can be used for the purpose, the spiked vases are specially designed for this and as such happen to be much easier to work with.
You will as well need the floral oasis foam. Make sure that you have cut the floral oasis foam to the precise sizing so as to see to it that it rightly fits inside the vase. Ensure that the fit is tight so as to avoid cases of the foam becoming loose inside the vase. This is then followed with the soaking of the foam with water until it is fully saturated and then have the same, the cavity of the vase filled with the foam.
Once this is done with, the next step to take is to choose the main flowers that you will be using for your flower arrangement. For the treatment of the flowers, you will be advised to have them cut at angle so as to create a tipped end. Done with this, push the flower stems into the floral foam and there you are good to create your flower arrangement with the flowers of your choice.
You may then think of the added extras that you may need. These are such as greenery to conceal the edges of the vase, blooms to add color and texture, and embellishments such as ribbons and the miniature items.