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Candle Mechanics

The addition of candles to a floral arrangement adds warmth and creates a wonderful ambience. However, there are both techniques and cautions to be considered when designing with candles.

September 15, 2012

Air Taping

Air taping is a method of taping used to suspend lightweight materials such as flower petals, small blossoms, and feathers. The technique consists of wrapping floral tape around itself.

September 9, 2012

Composite Flowers – Duchess Rose

A composite flower is a hand-tailored flower created by reassembling detached flower petals and other parts of blossoms and plants. The materials are wired or glues together to create a new flower. The Duchess Rose is one glamorous example of a composite flower.

September 4, 2012

Designing with an Armature 1

An armature is a decorative and / or a supportive framework for a floral design. In this video clip Leanne demonstrates the use of a structure of Red Dogwood branches lashed to the outside of a clear glass cube vase. She completes the design with two long graceful Beargrass blossoms which are both visually and actually supported by the armature.

June 12, 2012

Techniques for New Flowers

This is a wonderful time to be a floral designer. Hundreds of new flower varieties appear in the market every year. But, what do you do when you find a new flower? Rarely, do the flowers come with care instructions and often the wholesale seller doesn’t even know the name. Doing your own research before you sell the product is key to customer happiness and your success.

June 9, 2012