By Caroline Biggs

Published on June 16, 2015

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From left: purple jasmine, clematis, and Japanese snake ball allium

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When working with narrow-mouth vessels, choose flowers with long, narrow stems to lend your arrangements height and scale.
Vase: Cocoon in nutshell brown by Emissary $385 domino.com/summer15

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From left: kumquat branches, viburnum berries, and eucalyptus

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Plants with sturdy stems make great fillers for large arrangements, but they’re also capable of shining on their own.
Vase: Canyon $49.95 cb2.com

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From left: anemones, poppies, and ranunculus

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For vessels with midsize necks, consider flowers with midsize stems. They can stand on their own or be complemented by such fillers as eucalyptus branches.
Vase: modern wood ombré $39 westelm.com

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From left: bromeliads, fern fronds, and water lilies

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When working with wide-neck vases, start with flowers or plants with thick stems and large blooms. Then, fill in your arrangements with smaller buds.
Vase: Flair in Amazon green by Emissary $357 domino.com/summer15

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VASE (far left) Mouth in bright orange by Emissary $80 domino.com/summer15

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