In this easy-to-follow step-by-step online course, through photography and detailed instructions, you'll learn how to create a hand-tied arrangement - an updated version of the traditional ‘flat’ bouquet.
In this arrangement, the flower stems are left longer, so the flowers can either be displayed as they come, or may be re-arranged by the recipient. Flat bouquets are the ideal gift for friends who enjoy arranging flowers.
Jane Packer, said: "Flat bouquets began to lose popularity when the continental hand-tied posy arrived on the scene in the early 1980s. I remember seeing dreadful flat bouquets containing all the odds and ends from the florists’ shop. Fortunately, things have moved on since then, and this luscious arrangement reinvents the flat bouquet’s old-fashioned image."
This course was taken with kind permission from Jane Packer's Flower Course published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Jane Packer's Flower Course, published by Ryland Peters & Small (£16.99)
Photography by Paul Massey © Ryland Peters & Small
In the world of floristry, Jane Packer Flowers is renowned for its fresh, unpretentious style. Founder Jane Packer established the company in 1982 and in 1990 she opened the now world-famous flower school in London. In 2004, janepacker.com was launched, delivering Jane's trademark arrangements nationwide. Today, the business has outlets in London, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Jane Packer designed and produced the victory bouquets for medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, where 4,800 bouquets were presented to athletes along with their medals. In 2013, the Jane Packer exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show was awarded its own Gold Medal and given the accolade of Best in Show in the Professional Florist Category.