In winter artificial flowers might be used and at other times of the year relatives might be encouraged to bring in fresh flowers from their gardens. Roses, lilies and lavender among others have a lovely scent.
Flowers may be arranged in a vase or in a variety of containers using oasis. Green oasis is used for fresh flowers as it holds water and grey oasis is used for artificial flowers. Both types of oasis may be used a number of times.
- Green or grey oasis
- Strong scissors or secateurs
- Vase or other container
- Cold water
- Sachet of plant food, (optional)
- Artificial flowers
- Fresh flowers and greenery