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Dramatic Sunflower Column

At first glance, sunflowers shout out casual and country. For an updated contemporary look, add in a bunch of red dogwood branches. Yes, sunflowers and red dogwood combine for a magnificent contemporary design in an architectural style.

October 22, 2008

Calla Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet

Not only is the calla a very popular flower among brides, the calla may be the perfect flower for bridal bouquets. Callas are elegant, available in a wide range of colors, very long lasting and easy to work with once you master a few techniques.

October 21, 2008

Basic Wiring and Taping Techniques

The wiring and taping of a fresh flower blossom onto an artificial stem is an essential skill for all florists. Wiring and taping techniques are used in making corsages, boutonnieres, tussie mussies and bridal bouquets. Leanne reviews three basic wiring techniques; the pierce, the hairpin and the clutch with easy step by step demonstrations and lots of close-ups.

September 11, 2008

A Lightweight Flower Girl Basket

While the Flower Girl Basket can be created using a number of different techniques, this unique and lightweight design is easy to make, very resilient and perfect for the smallest flower girl.

September 10, 2008

A Toast to Weddings, Flowers for Champagne Glasses

Successful wedding designers know that the secret to happy clients lies in providing the small extra special touches that personalize and make a wedding extraordinary. With easy step-by-step instructions with lots of detailed close-ups, Leanne will show you how to create dazzling floral designs for toasting glasses.

August 1, 2008

Creating a Tailored Tie Bow

The Tailored Tie Bow is a casual soft bow, perfect for tying onto the neck of a vase, a hand-tied bouquet or even a teddy bear. With easy step-by-step instructions with lots of detailed close-ups, Leanne will show you how to create this lovely and versatile bow.

May 30, 2008

Basics of Bow Tying

Step-by-step instructions with lots of detailed close-ups will show you how to create a standard florist bow, also known as a 1-2-3 bow. If you don’t know how to tie bows or if you find bow tying difficult, or if you have a new employee in your shop that needs a bow tying lesson, you will love this video library clip.

May 21, 2008

A Simple Gardenia Corsage

Easy step-by-step instructions will show you how to create a perfect, simple gardenia corsage. The mother of the bride will love it! And, it is so quick and easy, you will love it, too.

May 20, 2008

Stephanotis Care and Handling

Everything you need to know when working with this favorite wedding flower. Quick tips, easy tricks, fun techniques – For longer lasting blooms watch this before you start your designing.

May 16, 2008

Gardenia Care and Handling

Real advice – real fast! Everything you need to know to keep your gardenias lovely for the wedding. Watch this first and be ready to design anything with the fragrant gardenia.

May 9, 2008