<span>Margaret Flis is owner and floral designer of Gathered Stems, a unique and charming flower shop in McLean, Va. She has been in the floral industry for 19 years creating hundreds of original designs for weddings, parties, and other special events. Originally from Maine, her designs reflect her love of nature and her idyllic style. She often uses fruits, rocks, mosses, and dried materials along with fresh flowers to communicate an individual feeling in every arrangement. She uses a hands-on approach to create custom designs for the home, and provides every client with personal attention.</span>
Hi, I am Margaret Flis from Gathered Stems in McLean, Virginia. I am a master floral designer and I have been working in the floral business for over 15 years. Today Im going to show you how to make a bubble bowl arrangement. You will need a few tools to make this. The first tool is a nice pair of floral shears, a knife, floral snips, and a bubble bowl. You will also need a type of material to put in the base of your bubble bowl, and what I have chosen today is river rocks. So, those are the tools that you will need and we will back in a few minutes to show you how to choose your flowers. What I have chosen for this arrangement are Hydrangea, nice big heads, Gerber Daisies or Germinis as you will hear them called, and roses. We will also be using a few types of greenery; Bupleurum, which is this nice bright apple green flower, Lemon leaf or Salal, and Variegated Pittosporum or Variegated Pitt, as we call it. These are the flowers that you will need. The next step will be to prepare your flowers.