To make your centerpiece
1 Trim the flowers and herbs to an appropriate height and remove spent blooms or yellow ing leaves.
2 Before you start making the centerpiece, soak the stems in water for at least an hour.
3 If you are using florist's foam.
cut it lo the shape of the container, making sure it sits about 1 in. (2 cm) below the top. otherwise it will be visible once the arrangemeni is finished.
4 Soak the foam in a bucket of water, allowing it to sink naturally. The foam should be completely sodden before you use it. Place il in the
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