Before & After

here is my revised "Balance 2" arrangement switching the two branches...also removing one of the peony buds since the blossoms opened up.

Branch B is now shorter than I would like but the stem had gone soft and required trimming. I switched my branch A and B. I replaced one of the stock stems and relocated it and I added hydrangea leaves. 

Removed the white apple blossoms and added a few more filler leaves at the base as suggested.

I also tried instead of making the rose smaller, making it wilted. After getting the outer ring of petals discolored and shriveled I realized…. The flower would be completely open and you would see stamens! Oh well. This new rose doesn’t have quite the same shade of yellow

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