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Table design is not limited to the indoor environment but instead adds another element to incorporate into the outdoor landscape. In the past, the style of the interiorscape was carried over into the outdoor design. Today, either living environments can be different or the same.
When designing an arrangement for an outdoor table, a few things need to be considered. First, the size of the table and its function needs to be evaluated. Is the table small, such as an end table, or is large, dining type table? Another consideration is the function of the table? Are people going to be dining on it or just sitting drinks on it? Also, consider the health issues of those who may be around the patio furniture. Cut flowers still attract bees and this could be an issue for any guests that are allergic to bees.
Before cutting the flowers, decide on the shape and height of the container. The type of container can be very formal in shape, such as an urn, or more informal in nature. Informal containers include clay pots or plastic containers. Always keep in mind though that the arrangement is going into an outdoor environment, so avoid glass vases. Next, consider the scale of the project and how it will work with your outdoor environment. Are people going to have to look over the project or is it going to be so large that it interferes with the natural flow around the furniture. An easy gauge to use with thinking about the arrangement design is that the height of the arrangement will be 2 ½ times the height of the container.