They aren’t just for long division people.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
I cut too much camelia, had some extra rosehip, and also cut a bunch of lavender from the front thinking that I would include it in my garden rose arrangement. It turned out that the lavender “broke” the garden rose arrangement, as we say in the business, and I didn’t end up using it.
So I grabbed my new silver-plate tall footed vases and threw the remainders in:
Now I’ve previously instructed you not to uses frogs or oases when you’re starting out. BUT, here’s a secret: my remainder elements weren’t tall enough on their own for this vase. So I used a common flower trick: crumple up some plastic (I used the old grocery bags that collect under my sink from the times I forget my cloth, waiting for a need that seems to never arise) and push it into the bottom of the vase. Simply fill with water and arrange as you normally would. Another view: