Includes simplicity and patterns and primary colors. They rarely showed the flower stem. Containers or bowls held the flowers or fruit.
Greek & Roman
Approx. 600 BC - Approx. 325 AD
Ancient Greeks and Romans used flowers and floral design more freely than the Egyptians. A display of flowers was used as an expression of conviviality and generosity. Women wore flowers in their hair, wreaths were exchanged and garlands of flowers were worn by everyone for occasions.
Approx. 320 AD - Approx. 600 AD
Garlands were twisted and narrow bands of fruit, flowers, and foliage. Symmetrical compositions and coloring schemes with complementary accents were introduced.
476 AD - 1400 AD
Flowers were arranged in vases, Chinese influence was shown on symmetrical groups from some of these vases. During this time, mainly Monks were practicing floristry. Flowers were mostly used primarely in churches and monasteries. Little is known about floral design in this time period.
Renaissance & Baroque
Approx. 1400 - Approx. 1775 AD
Arrangements were large and pyramidal balanced, the flowers were not crowded. Renaissance style gave way to the Baroque style, which then spread to Holland and Belgium. During this period the Hogarthian or S-curve developed in designs and arrangements.
Japanese & Chinese
Approx. 600 AD
Chinese used arrangements were used for Buddhist temples. They mainly had bright colors with a mixture of flower types. Japanese adopted Chinese designs and created their own forms, which now are open paces and linear forms.
Approx. 800 AD - Approx. 1400 AD
Early colonists had little time for flower arranging, but the containers/vases used for the flowers were household items- kettles, pans, pitchers. Flower arrangements were wildflowers and grasses and designs were not formal.
1724 - 1780
Influenced by European floral design, tapestries, and prints. Open massed bouquets were common. Styles consisted of fan-shapes, rectangles or round.
1780 - 1820
Influenced by French Styles and had breaks from English styles. The flower heights were greater than width of the whole arrangement.
1930 - 2019
Victorian Styled with a Modern-day twist. Arrangements and designs are inspired by actual art pieces and modern-day fashions. Designs are now more complex, some pieces can be see with props to make a perfect design.