CONSTRUCTING RIGHT TRIANGLE ARRANGEMENT by liaoqinmei

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									 CONSTRUCTING A RIGHT
TRIANGLE ARRANGEMENT
                         Written by:
                Holli Bowman & David Lynn
               Hall County Board of Education
                         April 2003
 Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office
                      September 2005
This presentation is designed to supplement
 the textbook, Floriculture: Designing &
 Merchandising, Unit 11, “Triangular
 Arrangements”. The author is Charles
 Griner and it is published by Delmar
 Publishers.
      Step 1: Selecting Materials
 A low container (6” design
  bowl)
 1/3 to ½ block of floral
  foam
 2 gladioli
 4 to 5 stems of pompon
  mums
 6 leatherleaf fern stems
 Waterproof anchor tape
 Floral preservative
 Step 2: Preparing the Container
 Cut approximately 1/3
  block of floral foam.
 The floral foam should
  extend about one inch
  above the rim of the
  container.
 Saturate the floral foam in
  a warm preservative
  solution.
 Secure the floral foam to
  the container with
  waterproof anchor tape.
              Step 2: Continued
 Criss-cross the tape over
  the foam and attach the
  ends to the container.
 Tape it off center to leave
  room for a flower stem in
  the middle of the foam.
 Do not attach more than
  one inch of tape to the
  container.
 Long strips of tape will be
  difficult to hide.
Step 3: Placing the Skeleton Flowers
 Place the three skeleton
  flowers according to the
  image.                         1
 The #1 flower should be
  about two times the width
  of the container.
 Place the #1 flower in the
  back left corner of the
  foam.
 The #2 flower should be            2
  two-thirds the length of
  the #1 flower.
 Place it toward the back, in
  the right side of the foam.
            Step 3: Continued
 The #3 flower is
  placed on the left           1
  front side of the foam
  and angled slightly
  forward.
 Since this flower is
  short the right angle
  pattern of the design    3
                                   2

  isn’t destroyed.
      Step 4: Greening the Foam
 Green the arrangement
  placing foliage behind and
  in front of the flowers.
 Keep the triangular
  pattern of the design with
  the fern.
 Leave space for the
  remaining flowers.
 Remember to green the
  back of the design.
    Step 5: Adding Mass Flowers
 Place pompon
  chrysanthemums along the
  edge of the design.
 Use an imaginary line
  between the points of the
  skeleton flowers as a
  boundary.
 The flowers should be
  closer together at the focal
  point, which is where the
  lines of the design meet at
  a 900 angle.
 Add filler flowers in the
  spaces if needed.
    Step 6:Evaluating the Design
 Step back and examine the
  arrangement from all
  angles.
 Check for holes and add
  greenery or flowers where
  they are needed.
 Move flowers, if necessary,
  to create equal space
  between flowers.
 If you move a flower,
  insert it into a new hole.

								
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