I'm almost rolling the salal leaves forward now, taping about halfway down the leaf in order to hold this shape in place after I left go of it.
Note how I'm leaving the space open right in front of the rose. I'm now adding another rose on the left side.
From the back you can see how nicely the leaves are fitting around, adding a beautiful accent to the red rose.
Giving you a side view so you can duplicate the taping method.
You can manipulate the leaf in order to exaggerate the bend that you need as you tape down the stem.
Sometimes you may even need to roll the leaf to make it a little more flexible.