The floral designers at Manhattan's Flower School New York reveal their top 10 tricks. (You won't believe what they do with tulips!).
1. Use branches. Why bother with floral foam or marbles when the best arranging tool is right in your backyard? "You can use tree branches to form a backbone that will support more delicate stems," says florist Felipe Sastre.
2. Transform tulips.To make these common bulbs more exotic, just put your thumb under each petal and fold it back with your forefinger. "Afterward, they almost resemble camellias," says Sastre.
4. "Shock" roses into drinking water. Here's how florist Michael George gets roses to absorb more water and live longer: Wrap the flowers in brown packaging paper to protect them,Read More »from 10 Tricks to Help You Arrange Flowers like a Pro