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Like good china and certain relatives, flower arrangements are often regarded with a strange mixture of affection and trepidation. Trotted out on special occasions, they are admired, praised, and then hastily retired. But it’s not this way everywhere; in much of Europe, people routinely toss fresh flowers into shopping baskets alongside the milk. Following their lead (and thanks to the current mania in this country for all things DIY), this relaxed attitude has crossed the Atlantic to stateside floraphiles.
We've put together a short slide show showing everything you need, whether it's tools, long-lasting flowers and greens, vases, or flower frogs, to start making your own beautiful flower arrangements at home.