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Dahlia Care

Dahlias are a favorite garden flower; gorgeous colorful blossoms ranging from golf ball size to larger than a basket ball, with shapes from starburst to pom-pom to daisy and a full spectrum of vivid colors. The only reason that we don’t use them more in floral design is their short vase life. In this video clip Leanne shares a grower’s secret for extending the vase life of dahlias for five to seven days. Enjoy!

August 2, 2010

Boutonniere Basics

A traditional boutonniere is not that difficult to make….. Until you need 50 of them in a hurry. This video clip was designed for the floral designer who needs “just needs a little more help” from friends and family. Many hands make any job easy…..

June 21, 2010

Tussie Mussie Romance

Tussie Mussie, Speaking Bouquet or Word Bouquet; whatever you call it, this bouquet of ancient origins is one of my all time favorites. A small, delicate bouquet made up flowers, foliages and herbs; each with its own very special meaning is the perfect romantic gift. Now, who do I make one for? Hmmmm?

May 25, 2010

Peony Corsage

Yes, the peony is a very large blossom. But they are so strikingly beautiful and with a very simple technique you can quickly make a truly dramatic corsage. Hurry, make one today and wear it everywhere. You will be amazed at the comments you receive, and you might just sell a few peony corsages as well.

May 20, 2010

Peony Care and Handling

I love, love, love peonies. Now is the time for these marvelous blossoms to explode, releasing petals like flirty petticoats of coral, pink and rose. Take a moment to watch this video clip and make sure that your peonies last as long as possible. The season is short. Don’t miss it!

May 18, 2010

The Easiest Wrist Corsage Ever

Just in time for the prom and wedding season, Leanne shares her tricks for creating the “Easiest Wrist Corsage Ever”. Using only ribbon, Oasis Floral Adhesive, a single blossom and a few filler flowers you too can create beautiful wrist corsages quickly and easily.

May 1, 2010

The Care and Handling of Lilacs

“The Lilacs are blooming!” These words are music to all flower lovers. The fleeting beauty and fragrance of the lilac make them the favorite of many. And while I love walking through lilac gardens, I also love to bring cut lilac into my home. A few simple tips can give you the longest possible vase life for lilacs.

April 25, 2010

The Care and Handling of Tulips

Springtime has arrived and the flower fields are filled with tulips. Now is the time to fill your house with flowers. But first, let’s revisit the basics for the care and handling of tulips. After all, we do want these beauties to last a long as possible.

April 18, 2010

A Study of Polychromatic Color Schemes

The technical definition of a polychromatic color scheme is any five or more colors on the color wheel. I like to think of a polychromatic scheme as Mother Nature’s favorite color harmony and on the surface this harmony sees easy. However, there are a few rules and several cautions in creating a polychromatic color scheme.

April 7, 2010

A Study of Complementary Color Schemes

A complementary color scheme consists of colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. A split-complementary color scheme uses a base color and the two colors adjacent to its complement. Join Leanne as she explains this high contrast and sometimes tricky color harmony.

April 2, 2010