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Typically, baby's breath - gypsophila - is relegated to a supporting role in floral arrangements. But newer varieties, such as 'Million Stars®,' make beautiful arrangements on their own with their full clusters of tiny, bright white flowers, sparse foliage and flexible stems.

  1. You'll need several bunches of gypsophila to create this monochromatic arrangement. To begin, fill a vase with cool water. Add floral food according to the directions on the packet.
  2. Gather several stems and trim off excess flowers, adding and trimming until you form a soft mounded shape. Cut the base of the stems to the appropriate length. Remove any foliage that will be under the water in the vase.
  3. Trim off any errant flowers. Every two to three days, remove the flowers from the vase, trim off the bottom half inch, wash the vase, refill it with fresh water, add floral food and replace the flowers.

Published by Floral Lifestyles, A publication of Vance Publishing Corporation