Flower School Video Library

The FlowerSchool Video Library is the world’s largest collection of on-line floral design video demonstrations. Subjects range from flower care and handling, design basics and wedding flowers, to advanced design techniques and styles. This library is viewed by thousands of floral design professionals and students throughout the world every day. Produced exclusively by Floral Design Institute, the video clips in this library are free to all. Enjoy!

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An oval crimson red vessel overflowing with a variety of evergreens, freedom roses, red carnations, and permanent botanical, topped off with two taper candles for a touch of romance.

Farmhouse Christmas Arrangement

Classic red roses and carnations, highlighted with evergreens, pinecones, and candles -- it's a fabulous farmhouse Christmas design! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes you step-by-step through the construction of this holiday favorite, perfect for gifting or yourself -- plus a modern twist on candlelight. Enjoy!

A contemporary horizontal design elevated by a mercury glass container, comprised of anthurium, permanent botanicals in a ruscus variety, hydrangea, both seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, gilded plumosa, and stock, all in shades of violet.

Modern Winter Arrangement

As we roll into the next round of holiday entertaining, why not shake it up some by trying something other than the traditional colors of the season? In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shares a fresh take on winter designs. With an elegant jewel-toned color palette and bold blooms like anthuriums and stock, it's enhanced with seeded eucalyptus, fabulous tinted foliage, and an iridescent ornament. Enjoy!

A large wreath comprised of magnolia leaves, with sphagnum moss, tinted preserved oak leaves, dried grasses, and scarlet curly willow extending from the base.

Winter Wreath

Nothing says "Welcome!" quite like a wreath on your door. We're all used to evergreen wreaths, but how about one that transitions gracefully from Fall well after the first of the year. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne uses a pre-made fresh magnolia leaf wreath as the base, then enhances it with a variety of seasonal favorites such as sphagnum moss and dried & preserved foliages.. Quick, easy and oh-so-fabulous. BONUS - it dries beautifully! Enjoy!

A glass vessel with curly willow wrapping around the inside to create a rooted effect, and then filled with Banksia, toffee roses, coneflower blooms and pods, hypericum berries, and millet all in muted fall tones.

Foam Free Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving and flowers go hand-in-hand, but you don't always have to use bold shades of orange and yellow to convey the holiday. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a lush and compact arrangement in muted Fall tones for an elegant effect. Texture abounds in this foam-free design of roses, banksia, coneflowers and more, that gives the illusion of the material having taken root in the container. Enjoy!

Quicksand and Sahara Sensation garden roses in a simple vase are paired with red spray mums, silver dollar and feather Eucalyptus, Green Mountain pittosporum and Israeli ruscus.

Simple Vase of Garden Roses

Garden roses make ANY design better, taking a simple vase to "simply fabulous"! Their full and lush faces with the multiple layers of petals add a richness to any arrangement. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne uses two on-trend garden rose varieties -- "Quicksand" and "Sahara Sensation" from GardenRosesDirect.com -- along with an assortment of foliages from Florabundance.com. Enjoy! 

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A foam free compote is filled with foxglove, dill, sedum, grevillea, amaranthus, and Barista roses.

Foam Free Autumn Compote

Amaranthus, sedum, and baby acorns -- OH MY! So many beautiful materials at this time of year, it's a challenge to know where to start. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne turned to our friends at Florabundance.com. for inspiration, and found some fabulous new floral treasures including "Barista" roses, foxglove, dill, sedum, grevillea, and amaranthus. They all combine beautifully in this foam-free compote design. Enjoy! 

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A Halloween floral design has a clear globe with a hanging witch and a base filled with vine maple, pin-cushion protea, mountain ash, spray mums, and sandersonia.

Halloween Party Flowers

It's not a party without flowers, and Halloween is no exception! Flowers make it festive and really add to the overall theme. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a be-witch-ing Halloween design with some of the season's most long-lasting materials including vine maple, mountain ash, pincushion protea, and more -- all from Florabundance.com. It's a design party goers will be sure to remember. Enjoy!

A large foam free design in a brass pot is full of vine maple, Israeli ruscus, spray roses, Mokara orchids, hypericum, dyed solid aster, cottage yarrow and kangaroo paw, all in a beautiful autumn color palette.

Simple Autumn Vase Arrangement

Nothing can change a house to a home like flowers, and the Autumn palette is so inviting and cozy. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a stunning foam-free design in a brass pot that is lush, fabulous and full of Fall color. This textural arrangement is sure to warm up any setting. Enjoy!

A faux pumpkin is filled with vine maple, curly willow, ornamental blackberries, straw flowers, scabiosa, and pincushion protea.

Halloween Pumpkin Arrangement

Halloween has 'blossomed' into a flower-filled holiday -- of course candy is still important, but at Floral Design Institute, flowers reign supreme! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shows how to make a clever armature of curly willow in a faux pumpkin to create a long-lasting foam-free Fall design. Enjoy!

A luscious autumnal-hued bridal bouquet is comprised of Caramel Antike and Golden Mustard roses, hanging amaranthus, grevillea leaves, and a hydrangea nestled in a curly willow armature.

Autumn Wedding Bouquet

Roses are always the star in wedding bouquets - or any bouquet, for that matter! - and garden roses are even more so. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a natural armature and designs a luscious autumnal-hued bridal bouquet with stunning roses from GardenRosesDirect.com. Enjoy!

A unique and bold red arrangement full of spray roses, cottage yarrow, calcynia, kangaroo paw, and vine maple decorates a candle lantern inside and out.

Candle Lantern Centerpiece

Ahh, autumn weddings -- the flowers have a richness and depth of color to them -- and we're always looking for interesting ways to showcase the season's best in a reception centerpiece. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shares a unique take on the flower-filled lantern centerpiece, overflowing with cottage yarrow, vine maple, calcynia, and spray roses - complete with a glowing candle. Enjoy!

A large woven basket is filled with sunflowers, yarrow, kangaroo paw, grasses, nigella, local foliages, and banksia.

Rustic Sunflower Basket

Sunflowers, yarrow, kangaroo paw, grasses, nigella, local foliages, and some fabulous banksia -- just some of the floral ingredients for a large and long-lasting arrangement. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes you step-by-step through each flower placement as she creates a casual & rustic basket full of Summer's bounty, perfect for indoors or out. Enjoy!

A gold wire wrist cuff is accentuated with two miniature Phalaenopsis white orchids and pieces of spiraled wire.

Contemporary Floral Wrist Cuff with Orchids

During the busy wedding season we all need a fast and fabulous option for wearables. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shows you how a few miniature Phalaenopsis orchids and Israeli ruscus leaves combine for a glamorous wrist cuff -- perfect for the bride or any special guest. Enjoy!

A foam free design mixes a trio of planters full of earthy-hued cymbidium orchids, butterfly ranunculus, kangaroo paw, nigella pods, and blueberries.

Trendy Planter Trio

The house-plant craze we're experiencing right now has an added benefit: planters give us more options for cool containers! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne uses a trio of planter pots as the containers for her foam-free, earthy-hued designs of cymbidium orchid blooms, butterfly ranunculus, kangaroo paw, nigella pods, and more. This low and lush design is sure to garner attention. Enjoy!

An ornate head vase is full of beautiful purple blooms like hydrangea, scabiosa, veronica, eryngium, and nigella.

Purple Flower Dreams

The color purple has long been associated with royalty - going back in time to the 15th century and earlier - and because of the expense to create the dye was often reserved for the rich & ruling classes only. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes you through the creation of a stunning design fit for today's kings & queens in tints, tones, and shades of this regal color, featuring hydrangea, scabiosa, and veronica blooms. Enjoy!

A pair of vertical floral designs mix white garden roses, hydrangea, veronica, and baby's breath, then a phalaenopsis orchid is used to tie the duo together.

White Rose and Babies Breath Arrangement

Of all the classic design forms, the vertical has such power, but it can be soft and elegant, too. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes the basic vertical design up a notch, working with texturally interesting materials and a feminine vibe. Garden roses, hydrangea, veronica, Phalaenopsis orchids, and baby's breath (YES!) combine to create a stunning design duo. Enjoy!

Leanne Kesler, Director of Floral Design Institute stands at her desk with her laptop and a beautiful bouquet placed next to her.

Flower School FAQ's

Almost daily we get calls, emails, and text messages with great questions about our online floral design courses. 

When is the best time to take Flower School? 

Can I substitute flowers? 

What supplies do I need? 

In this Flower School Video, Leanne shares the answers to these questions -- AND MANY MORE! Grab a cup of coffee & learn a bit more about our state-of-the-art online courses. Enjoy!

A blooming round arrangement in the soft Bespoke style uses hydrangeas, peonies, anthurium, garden roses, and stock mixed with a bit of nigella, ruscus, mint and clematis vine draping down.

Simple Bespoke Design

Learning new design styles is always difficult at the beginning - new techniques, unusual forms, and often unexpected flowers are used. The bespoke design style is no exception! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes away some of the mystery, and breaks down this often challenging design style for the beginner - and the advanced designer alike! Peonies, garden roses, and anthuriums are the stars in this foam-free design -- enjoy!

A horizontal arrangement in a shallow elevated compote features anthuriums and peonies in stunning hues of pink and coral.

Graceful Anthurium

As you learn all the design forms -- round, vertical, triangular, horizontal -- you're sure to find a favorite. Both strong and elegant, the horizontal arrangement is always a winner. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne works with a clever mechanic in a shallow compote, featuring anthuriums & peonies in stunning hues of pink and coral, to create a bold yet feminine design. Enjoy!

A parallel style floral design mixes flowers in all hues of blue including delphinium, eryngium, nigella, and blueberries.

Blue Flower Garden

We have the blues at Flower School ...the summer flower blues, that is! There are so many wonderful blue flowers this time of year why choose just one. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a parallel style design with flowers in all hues of blue -- delphiniums, eryngium, nigella, and even blueberries -- showcasing each one's full beauty! Enjoy!