5 Roses, hypericum berries
Some people love their arrangements fresh, fabulous, but most of all, simple: one flower only, please! In this case, the only flower here is cream 'Vandella' roses, which stay fresh for ages and are ideally suited to wedding bouquets, Margarite says. Jazzing up the arrangement is a gentle lacing of hypericum berries in jade.
6 Roses, cymbidium orchids, celosia, nerine
An arrangement of sumptuous roses with their petals flipped open and ethereal nerine is a showstopper. Here's what you see, from the middle: Hot pink roses with their petals flipped open (use your thumb and forefinger to gently invert them); pink Cymbidium orchids, red Celosia (coxcomb), and pink nerine. They're arranged in a simple square glass vase.
7 Roses, anemones, spider mums
Into strong bursts of natural colour? Try a bouquet of blue anemones, fuchsia pink roses and green spider mums. The look is fluffy and soft and not too fussed over, but will make a statement in your home. Hurray for spring flowers!
Helen Racanelli is the feature writer at STYLE AT HOME magazine, and the web editor of CanadianLiving.com
Photography courtesy of Nice Stems.