Symmetrical triangle arrangement, two-sided

• Pattern: triangular

• Line: inverted T

• Container: a low, wide bowl

• Stem support: water-holding foam block or block styrofoam

• Flower shapes: all one type of flower or a combination of line, mass, and filler flowers

Step 1: Proceed as for the one-sided symmetrical triangle arrangement, but place the tallest vertical flower directly in the center of the container and perfectly upright, not leaning (Figure 7-18).

Step 2: Unlike the one-sided triangle, the two-sided arrangement must have depth as well as width. Measure, cut, and wire two flowers of the same length but approximately Уз shorter than the other two horizontal flowers. Place them into the foam at the base and at 90° angles to the two horizontals that established the width of the arrangement. The four base flowers will form a diamond when viewed from above. The vertical flower will extend upward from the diamond’s center.

Step 3: As flowers and foliage are added to complete the arrangement, keep turning the container to ensure that it is developing equally well on all sides, but that no flowers extend outside the triangular

Symmetrical triangle arrangement, two-sided

figure 7-18. For a one-sided symmetrical triangle arrangement (left), the three major flowers are angled slightly backward. For two-sided viewing, the major flowers are positioned without angle (right). (Delmar/Cengage Learning)

lines. The focal point will be replaced by a focal area of larger and/or more brilliant blossoms.