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Use floral foam made for fresh flower arrangements. This floral container has teeth in the bottom to hold the foam securely.

Fall photography ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cut foam to fit container
Use a knife to cut through dry or wet foam. Fit the foam into a leakproof container.

Tip: Use floral tape (clear or green) to secure foam to any container that is not fitted with teeth on the bottom. Floral tape will hold up, even when it gets wet.

Fall photography ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Make watering openings
Stick a small knife into the foam in about 6 places. Twist slightly to make a small "x" shaped hole. This will help get water deep inside the foam.

Fall photography ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cut corners
Foam should stand about 1" higher than the sides of the container. Cut off corners of foam at an angle.

Fall photography ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Water foam
Add water slowly to the floral foam, especially in the watering openings made previously. Foam must be thoroughly soaked in order to keep your arrangement fresh.

Tip: Soak the floral foam thoroughly before adding flowers, at least 10-20 minutes, an hour or more if possible.

Fall photography ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Soak foam
Before adding fresh flowers, soak the floral foam for 10-20 minutes. It must be wet all the way through. It is recommended that floral foam be used only once.

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