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Christmas Compote


In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne breaks from the traditional colors of red and green as she creates a beautiful foam free compote centerpiece featuring garden roses from florabundance.com and GardenRosesDirect.com. The muted colors of Effie and Sahara Sensation create a beautiful antique look perfect for an elegant dining table. Enjoy!

December 17, 2020

Christmas Evergreen Centerpiece


In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a classic evergreen centerpiece featuring flowers from florabundance.com and GardenRosesDirect.com. Traditional yes, but with an updated and elegant look. The evergreens are accented with shinny green fatsia and camellia foliage. Rather than bright red blossoms Leanne chose the deeper reds of garden roses and peonies. An asymmetrical style results in a design that you are sure to love. Enjoy!

December 11, 2020

Winter Wedding Centerpiece


Foam free and fabulous, a winter wedding design featuring flowers from florabundance.com and GardenRosesDirect.com. You will love this over-the-top lavish centerpiece. Five varieties of garden roses accented with hellebores, two varieties of ranunculus and peonies complete this marvelous design. Enjoy!

December 4, 2020

Winter Wedding Bouquet


Garden roses and textural accents are on-trend for winter weddings. Beginning with luxurious garden roses from GardenRosesDirect (You’ll love the Golden Mustard variety!) Leanne added beautiful accent blooms from Florabundance (check out the gorgeous peonies!) This armature based hand-tie bouquet is sure to be a favorite!

November 29, 2020

Autumn Pear Harvest


Fruits and vegetables make wonderful additions to autumn floral arrangements. In this Flower-School-How-To-Video Leanne demonstrates the techniques for adding fruit to an arrangement as she creates a beautiful round arrangement with Bosc pears, autumn chrysanthemums, dahlias and spray roses. Enjoy!!!

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving Candle Centerpiece


Candlelight adds warmth and a feeling of security to a Thanksgiving gathering of family and friends. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne uses flame leaf ash, grevillea, leucadendron, camellia for a base of foliages, then adds lisianthus, stock, hybrid tea roses and spray roses to create a gorgeous design in a unique analogous color scheme. The addition of pillar and votive candles completes this fantastic arrangement. Enjoy!

November 13, 2020

Apple Centerpiece


It’s harvest time and in the pacific northwest that means apple season. The farmer’s markets are filled with literally hundreds of varieties of apples. Each apple has a distinctive flavor, but to the designer it’s the wonderful myriad of colors to be enjoyed. Green, yellow, gold, pink, red, and burgundy. A delight to the designer’s eye. In this Flower School Video How-To Leanne demonstrates the techniques for designing with apples as she creates a lovely apple centerpiece. Enjoy!

November 6, 2020

Winter Whites


White is the color that can brighten the grey and dreary days of winter. In this Flower School Video How-To demonstration Leanne creates a lovely natural weave vase arrangement without floral foam, chicken wire or any other armature. The basic form is constructed of white hydrangea and assorted foliages. White carnations, mini-carnations, Monte Casino and spray roses. Dried and bleached oak leaves and Italian Ruscus completes the look. Enjoy!

October 30, 2020

Pumpkin Flower Arrangement


Autumn has arrived. The markets are filled with pumpkins, gourds and beautiful autumn flowers. In this Flower School How-To video Leanne combines autumn flowers and a pumpkin to create a marvelous autumn arrangement. You will love the unique technique used to prepare the pumpkin for the addition of flowers. Enjoy!!!!!

October 23, 2020

Winter Transition


Changing seasons bring great joy, challenges and opportunities for the professional floral designer. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne addresses the change between autumn and winter as she creates an innovative foam free design of hydrangeas, dianthus, and ranunculus set in a base of pine cones. Enjoy!

October 16, 2020