Real World Gardener Which Floristry Tools in Tool Time

October 27th, 2017

TOOL TIME

Floristry Tools for the Home Gardener.

Do you love cutting flowers from your garden to bring inside?

Sure, why not especially if you have a flower garden.

 

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But wait, are secateurs what we’re supposed to use to cut these flowers or is there something better?

Let’s find out all about which tools you could be using for your cut flowers….

I'm talking with Tony Mattson, general manager of www.cutabovetools.com.au

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When it comes to florist cutting tools, there are a number of different tools for different jobs. 

Scissors are good for occasionally cutting flowers, but if you've got a few then you'll be better off with Snips.

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Silver series 90mm snips from Cut Above Tools

Snips are good because you're only using your hand to close the snips onto the flower stem.

The spring in the snips returns them to the open position so you're not straining your hand as much.

Usually the blades of good quality snips are stronger than scissors too so your'e less likely to put them out of alignment if the stem is a little bit tougher than you expected.

Don't forget the role of secateurs in cutting those harder stems of Proteas, Waratahs, Camellias and Viburnums.

Using the right tool for the job is crucial to getting high quality arrangements.

The quality of these tools determines how much of the stem is left on your flower, how many thorns are left on a rose, and how neat your final packaging is cut.

If you have any questions about floristry tools, then why not email us realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675

 
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