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Flowers on the Brain


As flower lovers we are always thinking about flowers, and with the abundance of beautiful blossoms available during the summer months, it’s hard not to have “flowers on the brain”. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne has a playful take on design as she uses a whimsical head vase and fun summer blooms like hydrangea, dahlia and smoke bush to create a lush arrangement full of texture and contrast. Follow along as she uses floral netting as the mechanic in this foam-free floral design. Enjoy!

July 23, 2021

Creating a Threaded Lei


Creating a fresh flower lei is easier than you may think! Long a symbol of Hawaii’s “aloha sprit”, the lei is also a perfect choice for anniversaries, graduations – any celebration where you want to feel extra-special – and they make fabulous floral gifts. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne takes you step-by-step as she creates a dendrobium orchid lei and shares professional care and handling tips for your creation, including how to make your own lei needle. Enjoy!

July 16, 2021

Summer Tropical Wedding Bouquet


Summer-bright, long-lasting, and fabulous. A tropical wedding bouquet is perfect for a summer wedding. In this Flower School How-To video Leanne shares numerous tips and techniques a she creates a dramatic hand-tied tropical bouquet. Heliconia, Anthurum, miniature phalaenopsis orchids, pincushion protea, kangaroo pods, lavender, and roses combine to complete this sensational bouquet. Enjoy!

July 9, 2021

Crisp and Clean with White and Green


Foam-free, fabulous and fragrant with flowers from Florabundance.com and GardenRosesDirect.com. This arrangement is sure to cool you down on a hot summer day. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne combines wild and rustic field grown foliages with luxurious fragrant white flowers. The foliages include green oats, bunny tail foliage, poppy pods and Italian Ruscus. Flowers include tweedia, lily tulips, clematis and dramatic Princess Miyuki Roses. Enjoy!

July 2, 2021

4th of July Picnic


Floral Design Institute salutes the USA with a patriotic floral design for Independence Day. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a beautiful foam-free design using an armature foliage technique. Summer blossoms combine to create a celebration-worthy design in red, white, and blue. Perfect for a summer picnic. Enjoy!

June 25, 2021

A Flower Arrangement for the Home


In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a gorgeous bouquet in a complex color harmony using flowers from GardenRosesDirect.com and Florabundance.com. Beginning with a natural armature of fresh curly willow Leanne adds Agonius foliage, golden mustard garden roses, Princess Maya garden roses, foxglove, butterfly ranunculus and strawflowers. This foam free arrangement is perfect for any home. Enjoy!

June 18, 2021

Summer Wedding Bouquet


Summertime is wedding time, and for the professional floral designers it is a time for innovation and creativity. As professional designer we must stay ahead of the consumer. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a fantastic wedding bouquet in a casual gathered style and complementary color harmony. She features Phalaenopsis orchids combined with a gathering of summer blossoms built upon a clustered gathering of boxwood. Toffee roses, cappuccino roses, Queen Anne's lace, waxflower, Butterfly Ranunculus, various grasses and a collar of fatisa complete this beautiful bouquet. Enjoy!

June 11, 2021

Long and Low Centerpiece


At Floral Design Institute we are always exploring new concepts, design styles, techniques and products. Im this Flower School How-To Video Leanne demonstrates the use of a new design product, Arga-Wool. This product is a replacement for the standard floral foam. Composed of basalt and sucrose it is completely natural, compostable and decomposes completely. Leanne demonstrates several design techniques as she creates a lovely centerpiece with flowers from Florabundance.com and GardenRosesDiret.com. Enjoy!

June 4, 2021

Elopement Wedding Bouquet


Due to the restrictions generated by the Covid-19 pandemic many wedding couples are choosing to hold an "elopement wedding". While the term "elopement" traditionally refers to a small secret wedding it now includes any small, intimate wedding with few guests and limited decor and pomp. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates and demonstrates a beautiful petite bouquet perfect for a small wedding. Enjoy!

May 28, 2021

Modern Flower Arrangement


At Floral Design Institute we love to explore the "circles" in popular design styles. During the two decades of 1939 through 1959 sculpted vases in the shape of heads were extremely popular. And now, they are gaining in popularity again. The "head vases" as they are known were generally of a woman's head and ranged from hand-sculpted and elegant to silly to tacky. Many are collector's items today. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a beautiful up-to-date arrangement in a head vase featuring flowers from Florabundance.com and GardenRosesDirect.com. Enjoy!

May 21, 2021