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How to soak Floral Foam

Dec 27, 2017 | Floral Design Videos

In this step-by-step guide you’ll see just how easily our new floral foam can be hidden within a design. Because of the light-absorbing properties of the black foam, gaps between flowers are less obvious and simply fade into the shadows. This means you can use fewer stems and less foliage, and still create something magnificent. Here we’ve used some of the nation’s best-loved blooms in pretty pink shades to make a tall and impressive display that is a delight to behold!


You need 1/3 of a brick of OASIS® Noir Floral Foam for this design. Using a brick knife and the provided cutting lines, it’s easy to chop off a 1/3 portion of the brick. Once you’ve soaked your piece of foam, insert into an OASIS® Designer Bowl and secure with some pot tape. Now to begin your design, insert one Aralia leaf at the front right corner of the brick, and one at the back left corner. Then add your palm leaf stretching outwards from the left side of the design.


Break the Soft Ruscus into sprigs and insert around the sides of the OASIS® Noir brick – you’ll see now how easily the foam starts to fade into the background! Now to add the star of your design – a couple of towering stems of burgundy Antirrhinum (Snap Dragon). Next add one vertical stem of carnation next to the Snap Dragon, and one reaching out at the side with your palm leaf.


Add lilies at varying heights at the centre of the design. Add your roses on the left and the pink Anthurium stretching out horizontally on the right. Add a couple more pink carnations to create a strip of them running through the design. Already at this point the foam is hidden, but the finishing touch is to add some Code Green Chrysanthemums between the stems of the other flowers just to give a more lush green base for the pink flowers to really stand out from.

OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife Brick

Flowers & Foliage

  • 2 Aralia leaves (spikenard)
  • 1 Robellini palm leaf (or similar)
  • 1 branch of Soft Ruscus
  • 2 stems of burgundy Snap Dragon
  • 2 Sweet Avalanche Roses
  • 3 Pink Lilies
  • 4 Pink Carnations
  • 2 Pink Anthuriums
  • 8 Code Green Chrysanthemums


  • Designer oval bowl dark-green

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Ever wondered if there’s a right way to Soak OASIS® Floral Foam? Neville Mackay will show you how.

How to soak Floral Foam

Ever wondered if there’s a right way to Soak OASIS® Floral Foam?

Or How to soak those big awkward pieces?

Let Neville Mackay show you How to soak Floral Foam the right way. He also shares some tips for working with bigger pieces.

OASIS® Floral Foam Brick

OASIS Floral Foam Brick

This water absorbing foam can be used as the base of floral arrangements. OASIS Floral Foam allows you to create any fabulous creation you can imagine. So it is the perfect foundation and helps keep your flowers fresher for longer. In addition, the balanced Ph levels guarantee the longevity of all your fresh flower arrangements.

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OASIS Floral Foam Dry Brick

Our Dry Brick Foam is dense and firm providing great holding power.  As a result the brick is easy to cut, not too hard in structure yet does not crumble therefore giving off minimum dust. While keeping stems securely in place.


OASIS Bio Floral Foam Maxlife

Also available OASIS Bio Floral Foam Maxlife. It has the same composition as traditional OASIS Floral Foam. With one addition – a new ingredient that can actively attract the microbes present in landfill conditions… Read More

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OASIS Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife Brick

OASIS Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife is available in a new colour! So why black? Well, with a stylish look and light-absorbing properties, So OASIS Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife makes it easier than ever to get creative with your designs. like our green foams, Noir is a superior quality foam which ensures super-fast saturation, low drainage and superb grip to hold your stems in place. It also lets you achieve flower life of up to 50% longer than with previous foams.


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