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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

Gift Wrapped Christmas Cubes


If you like wrapping packages, you will love this clever idea for a new look in Christmas arrangements. Beautiful and easy to make; you’ll want to fill your house with these designs. And, make a few extra for friends.

December 12, 2009

Christmas Traditions


Around this time of the year, professional florists dread making the same traditional centerpiece, one after another. Leanne updates the traditional Christmas centerpiece, adding non traditional elements. The result is a beautiful centerpiece that is a lot more fun to create.

December 9, 2009

Dressed up for the Party


Blooming plants are an excellent addition for your holiday party décor. They are bright, beautiful and will last throughout the holiday season. You just have to dress them up for the party! Leanne shares tips on dressing up a Phalaenopsis Orchid for holiday entertaining.

December 3, 2009