1 Waxed green florist twine is great for tying bouquets and bunching branches.
2 Cling floral adhesive secures flower frogs in a container; use stretchy floral tape to hold bouquets or create a grid atop a vessel; waterproof Oasis tape anchors floral foam.
3 Floral netting can be shaped to fit inside a container and used to anchor thicker, heavier branches.
4 Oasis floral foam holds water and can be cut with a knife to fit any vessel; white goatskin gloves provide a good grip and protect hands from thorns and sap.
5 Paddle wire secures woody material and tethers wreaths; flower preservative contains germicides, acidifiers, and sugars to help prolong the life of the blooms.
6 A metal doily straddles a vase or bowl opening, holding stems and branches in place.
7 Use matches to sear the ends of milky-stemmed flowers, such as poppies, to increase their life span; a flower pick will anchor a short-stemmed bloom in foam; water tubes keep stems used in boutonnières hydrated; elastic bands secure bouquets and arrangements.
8 Cutting tools include, from left, a florist’s knife to quickly trim stems; wire cutters to clip floral wire; Japanese thread snips to perform delicate work; heavy-duty shears to tame thick stems; multipurpose scissors to cut almost anything; comfortable, lightweight pocket secateurs to hack through big branches.
9 Stem cleaners quickly and safely remove thorns from roses.