Never underestimate personal taste. Floristry (at large) has become much less about rules and techniques and much more about what works for you. If you love flowers, don’t be shy to use, arrange and display them as you see fit.
Flowers are not suppose to last forever. It seems such a pity to avoid delicate blooms that might only last a day or two, and to choose horrid artificial looking flowers instead. The true luxury of flowers is exactly the fact that they are only with us for a short while. It makes us appreciate their beauty all the more.
Imperfection is pretty. A crooked stem or a slight marking on a petal is what makes each flower unique. Your car should be spotless; the flowers you buy shouldn't be. Embrace the beauty of what is natural!
Foliage is fantastic. Nothing beats the striking beauty of an elegant vase filled with a lavish bunch of leaves, branches or twigs. Harvest interesting shapes, textures and hues from your garden, or 'borrow' some from you neighbour. Foliage lasts well and blends beautifully with most interiors.
You don’t bring me flowers anymore? Flowers make for the absolute best gift. They are less fattening than chocolate and not as patronising as soap-on-a-rope. Give flowers whenever you can.