Equipment & Supplies
For every job having the proper equipment makes things easier, flower arranging is no different! Below you will find a list of tools and supplies that every florist needs and uses daily.
Tools for Floral Design
- Sharp Knife - for cutting soft or thin stems
- Bypass Pruners - for thicker stems and branches
- Wire Cutters
- Sharp Scissors
Supplies for Floral Design
Floral Foam (Oasis)
When saturated with water it is used to anchor stems.
To hold flower stems erect. Consisting of a heavy base and sharp,
upright metal pins, stems are held on or between the pins.Pin holders
are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and
should be chosen to suit the thickness of the stems being used.
Wire (tape-wrapped, painted or bare):
used to support, replace or shape stems.
For adding short-stemmed flowers such as orchids.
Vases and Containers
Limited only by the imagination. Anything that will hold water or saturated floral foam, and suits the design of the arrangement can be used.