Norman A. Plate
1. Line the pot with the plastic food bag; trim excess with scissors.
2.Soak the florist's foam until thoroughly moistened.
3.Using the knife, cut the foam in half, then round the corners; push the foam into the pot.
4.Gather the flower stems in one hand, holding them just under the bloom while you arrange them in a lollipop shape.
5.Turn the flower stems upside down and secure them with a rubber band, sliding it down the stems to just under the blooms.
6.Cut the stems to the desired length. Holding the bundled stems toward the bottom, insert stem ends into the center of the foam.
7.Cover the florist's foam with moistened sphagnum moss. Finish with ribbon, covering the rubber band, as shown.