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One-and-a-Half Times the Height of the Vase

A basic rule of flower arranging is to keep the height of the flowers approximately one-and-a-half times the height of the vase, but in doing this it is possible to make a dangerously top-heavy arrangement. It can “look funny.” The before and after pictures show both arrangements reaching the same height, but the latter photo keeps the heavier mass of large flowers low, with more delicate, feathery stems beyond the dense center. This way, the design “feels right,” within the confines of the one-and-a-half rule.

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Proportion and Mass in Flower Arrangements