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A Study of Triadic Color Schemes

The triadic color harmony is a favorite of artists. This harmony is one of vibrant contrasts allowing the richness of each color to show through. However, the triadic color harmony is a little less forgiving. Join Leanne as she explores this much loved color harmony.

March 24, 2010

Easter Fun, Floral Centerpiece

Are you tired of coloring eggs and making Easter Basket arrangements? Is there no time left for you after playing the role of the Easter Bunny and preparing Easter dinner? Leanne shares a simple, festive and fun Easter Centerpiece that is sure to delight.

March 22, 2010

Green with Envy

There was a time, not too long ago, when green flowers were almost nonexistent. Today, green flowers are abundant and available in countless varieties of flowers. In this film clip, Leanne explores the wealth of green flowers as she creates a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of green flowers.

March 14, 2010

A Study of Analogous Color Schemes

Which color harmony is the friendliest? Why analogous, of course! This harmony is made up of neighborly hues from the color wheel. Leanne explores and defines this color scheme as she creates two spring bouquets in analogous color schemes.

March 8, 2010

A Touch of Texture

One of the trends for 2010 is an increased usage of texture; big knobby yarns, weathered rough sawn lumber, coarse rocks and tree bark. Join Leanne as she shares some simple techniques for adding texture to everyday floral designs

February 27, 2010

A Study of Monochromatic Color Schemes

A monochromatic color scheme is composed of the tints, tones and shades of a single color hue. Leanne explores and defines this color scheme as it relates to floral design, adding the elements of texture and flower form as she creates a beautiful monochromatic hand-tied bouquet.

February 20, 2010

Valentine's Day Hand Care

For the hands of the professional floral designer, the week prior to Valentine’s Day is the worst week of the year. Yes, the flower-of-love is beautiful. But they are also cold, wet and covered with nasty thorns. Leanne shares her tips for taking care of your hands. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I wish you a successful, profitable and “happy-hands” holiday.

February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Roses... with Panache

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready? Leanne shares some ideas and designs for adding panache to the “standard dozen roses”. Not only are the designs beautiful, they are a lot more fun to create. Enjoy.

February 1, 2010

An Introduction to Color Theory

Leanne introduces a new series of video clips, “Floral Design Color Theory”. In this first clip she presents an overview of color theory and invites everyone to join her “Color Theory Study Group”. Enjoy this clip, join the study group, receive a free color wheel and watch for future issues exploring color theory.

January 23, 2010

Turquoise Anthurium

Every since PANTONE announced that Turquoise was the color of the year for 2010, we at Floral Design Institute have been busy developing turquoise accessories to complement floral designs. And then we thought, “Why don’t we develop some turquoise flowers”? If you like “kicky and hot”, then you will love this video clip.

January 9, 2010