Like any form of artistic expression, the floral design strives to create something beautiful and well composed to create a visual impression and evoke a certain emotion. Although National Floral Design Day – celebrated on February 28 – was instituted in 1995, there is evidence that the practice of structuring florals into arrangements has been a part of our lives since ancient Egypt.
Experts in floral arranging are concerned with elements that are important in any form of great art – line, form, space, texture, and color. As a flower masterpiece is being constructed, the florist also considers how the different varieties of flowers will execute balance, proportion, contrast, and harmony. There are many schools of floral design that have influenced American flower creations – Eastern, Western and European being the most prominent.
The Japanese discipline of Ikebana emphasizes the three main levels of existence – heaven, man, and earth. The European style stresses color and a variety of natural elements, not limited to just flowers. Western design traditionally is identified by symmetrical, asymmetrical, horizontal, and vertical arrangement styles. In the United States, the father of floral design is considered to be Carl Rittners, who founded a Boston school to teach the art form to countless students over many decades. It is his birthday that is commemorated on National Floral Design Day.
If you have a special occasion coming up, or simply want to surprise someone with their very own work of art – send a one of a kind bouquet in honor of Floral Design Day! A beautiful arrangement can be created based upon your favorite colors, variety of flower or style of décor, Call the experts at Boyd’s Flowers today – we are ready to create a flower arrangement worthy of rave reviews.