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Vegetative Spring Design

I love springtime.  I love the longer days and the warming temperatures.  But, most of all I love the flowers, foliages and budding branches that are unique to the spring season. For this slide show we asked David Kesler AIFD to create a design in the vegetative style.  This style of design requires a naturalistic composition in which plant materials are positioned as they would grow in nature.  This is David's favorite design style and his finished design is spectacular.

March 15, 2018

Homecoming Floral Cuff

Floral jewelry is one of the hottest floral trends for proms, homecoming dances and weddings. In this week’s Flower School Slide Show, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD shares a favorite technique for creating a gorgeous, over-the-top homecoming cuff with lots of bling. Enjoy!

September 14, 2017

Tall Wedding Centerpiece

As a Floral Designer, creating tall wedding centerpieces for the first time can be stressful. In this week’s Flower School Slide Show, FDI Instructor Jeri Barr shares some professional mechanics and a step by step guide to help you create dramatic, long lasting and mechanically sound tall table centerpieces.

April 13, 2017

Winter Paperwhites

Paperwhites are the perfect meditation flower for the dawn of the new year. With 2016 racing to a close it’s time to reflect, but also time to look forward. These beautiful bulb flowers share a meaning of prosperity and wealth, especially for the future—what a grand way to begin 2017!

In this week’s slideshow Winter Paperwhites, Callie DeWolf AIFD, will share an inspiring floral design, Sure to evoke a sense of clarity and calmness. Enjoy!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Kissing Ball

Mistletoe has long been known as the traditional Christmas kissing green, but did you know there are also Christmas kissing balls? Yes, it's true! This tradition began in England during the Middle Ages, and was revived during the Victorian Era. This is where the fusion between mistletoe and the kissing ball evolved into the contemporary holiday decoration that fills the home with a bit of Christmas whimsy and a touch of romance. In this week's slide show Callie DeWolf AIFD, will show you how to create your very own Christmas Kissing Ball, just in time for the holiday party season!

November 18, 2016

A Summertime Gathering

Summertime --- bright full blooming flowers that celebrate the vibrancy of life. This was the inspiration for this design, a gathering of my favorite summer blooms in sunny yellow palette, perfect for any celebration this season!

June 25, 2015

Spectacular Stephanotis

Stephanotis really are spectacular flowers—The sweet fragrance alone is enough to transport you to another world—and the delicate blooms lend themselves to the soft angelic nature of a bride. They are truly a prefect wedding flower.

May 15, 2015

Roses for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just a week away. In this Slide Show we are demonstrating two dramatic contemporary rose arrangements that were just as fast and easy as the traditional vase of roses. Both are perfect for the fast paced, Mother's Day holiday.

April 29, 2015

Brilliant Boutonnieres

The fashion savvy prom-goers know that the perfect corsage is essential. They also know that the perfect boutonniere for their young man is a way to set themselves apart from the crowd. Here is a little inspiration to jazz up prom season.

March 26, 2015

Innovative Valentine's Day Budvases

Valentine’s Day is a lively and busy time of year for florists. Roses are the flower of choice and are requested in all types of arrangements. Here we wanted to share with you three different styles and some unique and creative enhancements that will make even the smallest bud vase a cause for celebration. Enjoy!

January 29, 2015