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Show #43/7404. Behind The Scenes At Biltmore

Constructing A Floral Arrangement

Eric is a novice when it comes to floral arrangements. What tips and advice could Joslyn give Eric, from a standpoint of composing all of this? He's done his foraging, it's now all out on the table, it's prepped. How should he think about putting it into a beautiful arrangement? Joslyn likes to place the different pieces in piles. She will put pine in one pile, put holly in another so she can kind of get the lay of the land, see all that she has to work with. She'll prep it and then start with her base. She likes to create a nice strong base, so that once she puts in the taller pieces, it has something to hold them together. She also likes to put a little bit of chicken wire down in the base, that kind of keeps it secure, and you can even cut a grid of tape across. Those are options that can keep it nice and secure. Then she moves her way out, adding in some longer pieces that drape down in the front to provide a little bit of a spiller moment, as they call it. Then this is your thriller, where you start to add that larger piece once you have your base, to really go above and beyond making it a truly unique piece for your table.

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