Creating a floral arrangement can be intimidating. Much like keeping houseplants alive, a lot of people just assume they don’t have a knack for it. But according to Mary Grace McCauley at Pigmint Floral Studio in Fayetteville, anyone can master the art—you just need to know the basics and give it a try. Next time you’re faced with a bunch of stems and an empty vase, call on Mary Grace’s words of wisdom to guide you to a gorgeous arrangement.
STEP 1: Go Green
“The most important step is ‘greening the vase,’ because that builds your support for your flower arrangement,” Mary Grace says. To accomplish this, she alternates laying stems of salal and Italian Ruscus, Pigmint’s signature greens, across the vessel. “You want to think about building an armature that’s going to hold up your flower stems,” she says….