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Mother's Day Bespoke Design


When it comes to creating floral arrangements for Mother's Day you want large, beautiful and dramatic. In this Flower School Video How-To Demonstration Leanne shares the techniques for creating an on-trend and foam-free Bespoke Garden Style Design. You will love Leanne's contemporary approach to an opulent design filled with gorgeous flowers of the season. Enjoy!

April 30, 2021

Flower Bouquet Wrapping


What could be more fun than sharing flowers? Sharing them anonymously on May Day! I have so many fond memories of gathering flowers, placing them on the doorstep, ringing the bell, then running to hide and watching the surprised recipient smile. Yes, I knew flowers were my calling at a very young age. Today, sharing flowers is not just for May Day. This week’s how-to floral design tutorial, Flower Bouquet Wrapping is perfect for spreading the flower love every single day. Take a moment now and enjoy!

April 23, 2021

Tiny Blooms


All floral designers have experienced the dilemma of leftovers. Branches, foliages and blossoms remaining after creating larger arrangements. Leftovers but still too beautiful to throw away. In this Flower School How-To video Leanne creates a spectacular tiny arrangement with a grid of pussy willow and short stemmed blossoms. You will love these alternative mechanics and techniques. Enjoy!

April 16, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers


An umbrella filled with spring flowers hanging on your front door is a wonderful spring greeting. Leanne shares several clever techniques for creating this lovely bouquet in this Flower School Live Video. You will be inspired to make your own umbrella design and perhaps one for a friend as well. Enjoy!

April 9, 2021

Party Centerpiece


The colorful blossoms and blooming plants of springtime make for a natural party centerpiece. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne combines flowers and foliages into five small hand-tied bouquets, each with an aspidistra collar. She then gathers all of the bouquets into a single vessel to create a party centerpiece. Best of all, after the party is over the small bouquets can be given a party gifts. Enjoy!


April 4, 2021

Easter Bunny Arrangement


Floral Designs for Easter can be traditional or whimsical. In this Flower School How-To Video Demonstration Teacher Marisa Perring AIFD has chosen to create a fantastic whimsical design. You will be amazed as she shares her techniques for creating an Easter Bunny out of carnations. The finished design is "off-the-scale" cute. Enjoy!

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March 26, 2021

Designing with a Kenzan


One of the oldest inorganic armatures for floral design is the Kenzan, also know as a pin-cushion holder or spiky frog. The Kenzan was introduced by the Moribana school of Ikebana around 1910. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne uses a Kenzan as she demonstrates a beautiful linear styled floral design.

March 19, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Flowers


Floral designers love the opportunity to create whimsical novelty designs. This is the opportunity to allow our creativity to go wild. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a design for St. Patrick's Day using a St. Patrick's Day party hat. The finished design would be a perfect centerpiece for a St. Patrick's Day party or as a gift for a favorite Irishman or Irishwoman. Enjoy!

March 12, 2021

Hand-Tied Bouquet Tutorial


The Hand-Tied Bouquet has become an essential design style for professional floral designers. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne carefully demonstrates step-by-step how to create a hand-tied bouquet using the spiral technique. Leanne admits that the technique is not easy. Beginners will discover that they have to practice the technique many times to get it right. But, once the technique is mastered it can be used throughout the year on many types of flowers. This technique is sure to become a favorite. Enjoy!

March 5, 2021

Spring Flower Centerpiece


For the professional floral designer the first flowers of spring following Valentine's Day are such a joy. In this flower school how-to video demonstration Leanne creates a beautiful monochromatic, foam free centerpiece. Beginning with a base of hydrangea Leanne adds hellebores, hyacinth, miniature callas, garden roses, ranunculus and branches of flowering plum. The finished design is a fragrant celebration of spring flowers. Enjoy!

February 26, 2021