A TALL CLUSTER For an original effect, place the blossoms so they hug the rim of the vase. (BTW: Mums can last up to two weeks in a vase if you change the water every couple of days.)
photography by CATHERINE GRATWICKE
A COMPACT POSY This arrangement, for which you need about 20 blooms of similar size and shape with leaves removed, mirrors the round contour of the vase.
ARTFULLY SPARE When placed in a transparent, brick-shaped vase, the beauty of each stem is highlighted.