Flower arrangement is an art which demands more creativity. Variety can be added at any point to enhance its beauty & to make it a center of attraction.Different types of flower arrangements are:
Traditional or Mass; It is a formal arrangement. All types of flowers in different colours and sizes are used together for arranging in a suitable container. It presents a multi coloured mass effect.
Oriental or Japanese: This type of arrangement is also famously known as EKBANA, it is mainly done by Japanese. It gives impression of a naturally growing plant, the arrangement is simple and at a time it must be attractive in appearance. The flowers must be chosen in odd number. The three main branches of this arrangement is symbolic of heaven, man and earth. The main branch which is largest &upwards signifies heaven, this stem should be one and half inches longer than the vase and the smallest branch should be one third of the vase and it should point downwards representing earth, while sideway symbolises man and it should be of same height of the vase. If more than three stems are used, they should be cleverly arranged so as to give the impression as three. Any number of flowers can be used but proper balance should be provided for the arrangement. Odd number of flowers are generally used like 3,5, 7,9,&11.
Modern Arrangement: Modern arrangement is done mostly using other articles with plant material. Artificial flowers &fruits are also used. But materials for this arrangement should be of excellent in quality. This type of arrangement is a combination of the traditional and oriental styles.
Floating arrangement is done using flowers with weak stems or short stems. Flowers are arranged in a floating manner so as to give the effect of flowers floating in a pond or tank. They can give great deal of pleasure when they are floating, flowers can be arranged in a shallow bowls .The flowers must not completely cover up the water. Flowers of different colours may be used in this type of arrangement.
Dry arrangement is done with dry plant material, dried seeds, dried foliage, dried berries .For this arrangement wooden vases are suitable.
Miniature arrangement is like a miniature painting which requires perfection &meticulous work. The main emphasis in this arrangement lies on the scale.
Diminutive arrangement is used on the dining table, or on small tables or in children play houses. Wooden containers or bowls are suitable for fruit or vegetable arrangement.
Line arrangement is the one in which the element of line is given first importance. A favourite line arrangement consists of 3 sprays of different lines that go in the same direction indicating a triangle.
Mass arrangement has a larger amount of plant material. The grouping as a whole and the colours are more important than the line.
Line and Mass arrangement combines the best features of the line and mass. The mass is important than the line element even though it provides the focal point.
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