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Sunflowers and Apples Thanksgiving Centerpiece


A centerpiece filled with sunflowers and apples combined with fall flowers and foliages is the essence of the autumn season. In this how-to video Leanne demonstrates the mechanics and techniques for securing apples in a beautiful and long lasting Thanksgiving Centerpiece. Enjoy!

November 10, 2017

Dramatic Thanksgiving Centerpiece


The Thanksgiving holiday is a celebration of friends, family and traditions. And, while we love traditional floral centerpieces, sometimes we want something different. In this video clip Leanne creates a contemporary round centerpiece with gorgeous flowers from Florabundance.com.. You will love this stunning mixture of traditional autumn flowers combined with orchids, blackberries and pomegranates. Enjoy!

November 3, 2017

Halloween Pumpkin Tricks


One simply cannot decorate for the autumn season without pumpkins. Pumpkins can be filled with flowers, placed in floral arrangements or decked with garlands of flowers. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne shows how to take any autumn arrangement and turn it into a frightful Halloween arrangement. Enjoy!

October 29, 2017

Autumn Floral Pumpkin


A large pumpkin combined with fresh fall flowers, foliages, and colorful autumn leaves makes a beautiful, grand centerpiece. In this how-to demonstration Leanne shares the techniques for creating a unique floral pumpkin design, perfect for autumn entertaining. Enjoy!

October 20, 2017

Autumn Winds Centerpiece


The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and the winds are blowing. Dried grasses and branches tumble and wind around each other. This was the inspiration for this contemporary floral design. Leanne shares the techniques for winding callas in this magnificent centerpiece. Enjoy!

October 13, 2017

Classic Flemish Floral Design


The inspiration for this video clip was a trip to the Portland Art Museum to view an exhibition of Old Masters paintings. While many of these paintings were created centuries ago, the style is still popular and is currently on-trend. You will love Leanne’s discussion of Flemish style as she creates an opulent floral arrangement using flowers and foliages from Florabundance.com. Enjoy!

October 6, 2017

Autumn Peony Bouquet


It does seem odd to mention autumn, peonies and pink in the same sentence. But thanks to the commercial production of flowers in Alaska, peonies are readily available during the autumn season. In this video clip Leanne discusses and demonstrates how to introduce black to a pink monochromatic color harmony to create a shade that moves pink into an autumn color palette. Leanne’s curly willow armature technique creates a gorgeous autumn arrangement. Enjoy!

September 30, 2017

Opulent Sympathy Wreath


Proficiency in creating sympathy designs is critical for a successful floral designer. In this video clip Leanne creates a beautiful large wreath which could be placed on an easel stand of laid flat at a graveside. The wreath is designed on a 15 inch floral foam wreath, based with foliages and filled with hydrangea blossoms, hybrid roses and spray roses. The focus is on good mechanics and technique, assuring a long lasting and stable sympathy design. Enjoy!

September 22, 2017

Fall Bridal Bouquet


In this video clip Leanne revisits the classic hand-tied bridal bouquet, updated with a loose, casual contemporary look that is so popular with todays brides. Leanne carefully demonstrates the step-by-step techniques as she creates a gorgeous, highly textural bouquet with dramatic fall flowers from Florabundance.com. and finished with an elegant collar of ruched ribbon. Enjoy!

September 8, 2017

Wedding Compote Centerpiece


On trend for wedding receptions is a vintage styled centerpiece crafted in a compote vessel. In this how-to video Leanne gathers a luscious selection of flowers and foliages beginning with the Amnesia Rose, silvered foliages, Queen Anne’s Lace in soft pink and burgundy. Egg plant colored Scabiosa and angel wing begonia finishes the luxurious look of this vintage design. Enjoy!

September 1, 2017