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Types of Flower Arrangement

by abhijeet

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature"

It is well said "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul." Flowers are widely used for interior decoration; it gives aesthetic appeal to the ambiance. Flower arrangement is an art and it is widely used in hotel, offices, and hospitals on everyday basis. Flower arrangement may be defined as the art of organizing and grouping together plant materials to achieve harmony of form, color, and texture. They add cheer, beauty, life and happiness to the ambiance.

In hotels flowers are used extensively. There are different arrangements of flower placed on different places. Large spectacular arrangement are kept in the lobby, restaurant and small arrangement are kept in rooms, suites. The extent to which flowers are used in hotel interior depends on the degree of luxury provided.The housekeeper is responsible for all flower arrangement and their placement in most hotels.

Circular shape: Arranging flower in circular design adds a pleasing element. It is satisfying to the viewer's eye. The circular or round shape is loved by nature since majority of flowers lies in this shape. In fact, its also easier to arrange flowers in circular fashion. This type of arrangement is laid on conference tables or on buffet tables. They can be presented to high class executives or politicians on different occasion.

Triangular shape: It is a most common arrangement of flowers used in Personal and Professional functions. Firstly, height and width is fixed with flowers and then focal point is established. It is made in the triangle shape and looks very attractive. They are placed on the buffet table or in the side station. In ceremonies we can find this kind of arrangements.

Crescent shape: The crescent is asymmetrical and formal. It requires lot of skill and experience. This type of arrangement is very eye catching. It is kept in the lobby of the hotel. It is used as a focal point to catch the attention of the guest.

Fan shape: It is a low arrangement and it does not interfere with conversation across the table. It is a fan or a horizontal in shape generally placed in the restaurant either in buffet or on dining table. Hotel rooms also have this kind of arrangement

Hogarth or 'S' shape: This is very graceful style of arrangement. It is easier to make when curved branches are used. Once 'S' shape is made, flowers are filled at the center.

Ikebana: means 'making flowers live' in Japanese. People in Japan use flowers to symbolize season. They represent ideal harmony between earthy and eternal life. In each arrangement there is an imaginary triangle tallest line represent heaven, towards the heaven is man and the lowest line looking up to both is earth. This is been practiced for past 100 years. The formal type of flower arrangement is called Seika style. Floating type of arrangement is called Ukibana and basket type of arrangement is called Morimano.

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    AddySmith
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    AddySmithTue, 03 Jun 2014 07:21:17 -0000

    This is an informative post about flower arranging. It would be better to have photos as examples.

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    AddySmithTue, 03 Jun 2014 07:19:28 -0000

    This is an informative post about flower arranging. It would be better to have photos as examples.

    florist online
    http://www.dpetals.com.sg/online-florist-singapore.html

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    AddySmithMon, 26 May 2014 11:38:15 -0000

    A reliable blog always comes-up with new and exciting information and while reading I have feel that this blog is really have all those quality that characterize a blog to be a best one.

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    byoutifool
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    byoutifoolWed, 13 Jun 2012 12:09:11 -0000

    i really love flowers n i love to know how they are arrange to look more lovely n gorgeous. its nice educational to learn from u professional one.thanks! more power

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    green_n_green
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    green_n_greenSun, 10 Jun 2012 15:53:45 -0000

    I am a homemaker. did a short course on flower arrangements and looking for a job in mumbai, goregoan east. can i get any giidence in this regard?

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    mirza21
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    mirza21Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:53:00 -0000

    this is gud to learn for knowledge,really vry interesting. N i lyk ikabana & crescent style. Thanks

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    bloemschikken
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    bloemschikkenSat, 21 Jan 2012 15:36:33 -0000

    I like the pictures you used to tell about the basic shapes of flower arranging. I think the "s" shape is the hardest to make, because you need exactly the right flowers for it. sometimes they are hard to find.

    I have posted a similar article like yours on my blog: Bloemschikken

    Hop you like it too…

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    prettyblue
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    prettyblueFri, 20 Jan 2012 14:17:31 -0000

    this arrangements are so interesting. I would like to know about this.

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    shaikh nimra
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    shaikh nimraSat, 12 Nov 2011 14:07:21 -0000

    can i gt more info on dis topic???

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    sauraj7
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    sauraj7Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:51:16 -0000

    its really nice…………

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    Fidiniga
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    FidinigaThu, 15 Sep 2011 17:32:03 -0000

    Please send me full details of flowers you have via my email. Am interested.

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    lola-flowerWed, 20 Jul 2011 05:17:55 -0000

    very interesting..I would like to understand about different types flowers, colours and occations that can be used.

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    rkadapatti
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    rkadapattiWed, 06 Jul 2011 09:12:15 -0000

    im doing Bsc(horticulture) so i want some nots and photos on flower arrangements so if u have any nots material plz send to my email id: rasheed.kadapatti@gmail.com

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    flower nature floriest madam
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    kishorFri, 10 Jun 2011 06:48:31 -0000

    All flower arrangements are nice…but ikebena is naturel leving flowers… ikebenab is like a nature…it is always beautiful….

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    ramyanagarajan
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    ramyanagarajanSun, 23 Jan 2011 14:39:25 -0000

    All flower arrangements r very nice to see especially crescent & ikebena arrangements r super…….

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    banojSat, 18 Dec 2010 15:02:19 -0000

    mind blowing-happy

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    asusmaniTue, 02 Nov 2010 05:10:57 -0000

    That was really interesting…….Can i have the idea or a layout of setting a lab of flower room to teach students….

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    b_sharma_brajesh
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    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 05:46:36 -0000

    this is the complete explanation about flower arrangement.

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    DonS72des
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    DonS72desWed, 08 Sep 2010 22:10:45 -0000

    Those are some nice arrangement of flowers. I have a friend who would love to see this article. He did the arrangements for his brothers wedding as well as mine and another friends.

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    sohel_flora
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    sohel_floraThu, 22 Jul 2010 14:49:58 -0000

    very nice Arrangement. so many think i learn from here.keep it up

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    lalhmunsiami hmar
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    lalhmunsiami hmarThu, 17 Jun 2010 18:21:59 -0000

    nice and warming flower arrangement…i alway love flowers and i like all this arrangements.

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    manoj chandra Sat, 07 Feb 2009 11:36:55 -0000

    very good
    do u know the hogarth pic that u used is made by me.
    so say thanks!!!

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    shreya shrivastavaFri, 06 Feb 2009 17:15:14 -0000

    cute lesson n effective tooo….

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    Anshika TiwariWed, 04 Feb 2009 16:44:23 -0000

    these arrangements are realiy intresting espacially S shape and ikebana style

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    abhijeet_3256
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    abhijeetTue, 03 Feb 2009 14:04:59 -0000

    @lucy: thanks for pointing it out i have included it….

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    PRIYANKA CHAWLATue, 03 Feb 2009 12:52:54 -0000

    very nice illustrative info…

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    TiffanyMon, 02 Feb 2009 07:07:14 -0000

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    abhijeetSat, 31 Jan 2009 12:14:05 -0000

    @ nimish: yes, there are some other types of flower arrangement also like Torch shape, Dried Flower arrangement, Parallel arrangement, and Traditional arrangement.

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    anjuFri, 30 Jan 2009 18:09:04 -0000

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    jingMon, 26 Sep 2011 11:45:17 -0000

    this will help us to enhance our ability on how to arrange a flower

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    nimishFri, 30 Jan 2009 15:13:01 -0000

    Is there any other style of flower arrangement?

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    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 05:40:33 -0000

    yes nimish the other style of flower arrangement are-1 traditional styleand 2- modern style

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