ASTANA FLORA EXPO 2018

ASTANA FLORA EXPO 2018

Specialists from various flower, landscaping and greenhouse industries gathered April 11-13 in Astana, Kazakhstan (home of the 2017 World's Fair, Expo 2017 Astana), for the ninth annual Astana Flora Expo 2018 to explore products, developments and trends in floriculture...
In the past, if you asked someone to locate Dubai on a map, the common response would be a bewildered expression. Today, however, people are taking notice of this country’s modernization and global progress. One area gaining attention is...
"Fleuramour – Crystal & Flowers” traveled in April to the sparkling world of Val Saint Lambert, the venerable 192-year-old Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer in the historic Walloon municipality of Seraing, which lies along the Meuse River in the province...
A Mountain of Flowers and Fun Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, Fallbrook On April 7, the 2018 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour kicked off at Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Fallbrook, Calif., where 154 guests experienced a spectacular evening on...
Anatomy of a Vase

Anatomy of a Vase

Syndicate Sales is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of floral hard goods in the United States, employing nearly 300 team members in Kokomo, Ind. The company was co-founded by Fern and Del Demaree, affectionately called “Nan” and...
The beloved American rose is a symbol of so many emotions and sentiments, yet it is an endangered flower. According to Janet Louie of Green Valley Floral in Salinas, Calif., exclusive U.S. growers of David Austin roses, domestic rose...
Wild & Free

Wild & Free

Instagram, Pinterest, home décor shows and magazines all remain filled with shabby chic/farmhouse décor, and that trend continues to inform the summer party scene. Anything with the rustic, vintage look of recycled or found material takes on a starring...
It was a privilege to observe the Flora & Fauna Fashion Show at , Va., on May 2, both from behind the scenes and as an audience member. The best way to describe the event: a celebration! The floral couture...
Couture collection

Couture Collection

Floral couture can be elegant and over the top, but also subtle, simple and just plain lovely. Mention the term floral couture, and what kind of images come to mind? Extravagant gowns of cascading blossoms? The elegant headpieces of a...
Farmhouse Traditions: For those who yearn for a natural or simplistic take on Christmas décor, the “Wildroot” trend embodies old-fashioned charm, evergreen aromas, organic styling and rustic traditions. Here, the overcast grays outside are warmly contrasted inside with holiday...
Merry & Bright: Perhaps initially unexpected for holiday décor inspiration and applications, the unconventional “Kaleidoscope” aesthetic is effortlessly aligned with all things Christmas thanks to its festive and vivid colors reminiscent of glowing retro Christmas tree lights from the...
Joyful Noise: For ringing in the holidays, “Crescendo’s” soft and subdued color palette becomes a gardener’s virtual delight; where springtime blooms lend their colors for holiday décor and wintery frost finishes. Use of softer gray-greens is dominant this time...
Holiday Cheer: Noted for its Japanese motif inspiration and enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, “Hanami” is poised to transform holiday décor options to higher levels of luxury and sophistication this coming season. The trend’s palette of deep maroons...
By Tim Huckabee, FSC “Paint takes too long to dry, so when I realized that I could be artistic with flowers instead, I became a florist,” states George Cuellar, the owner of Coqui Designs in Cedar Grove, N.J. George and...
Regardless of whether one owns a traditional floral shop or caters to an event and rental clientele, managing inventory of rental props to ensure one has enough of what he or she needs remains key to success. Joe Mineo, AIFD,...
Circle of Love

Circle Of Love

The foliage collar is elevated to a starring role in this updated approach to the classic round bouquet, reinforcing the symbol of eternal love. Shimmering, spiraling Leyland cypress surrounds a creamy collection of hybrid tea roses, garden roses and...
Gorgeous pure-white blooms and wispy plumosa fern create a lush chandelier centerpiece to complement the blooms adorning the table below. To create the chandelier, designer Susan McLeary, of Passionflower in Ann Arbor, Mich., uses a simple wiring technique, which...

Crowning Glory

What at first glance appears to be a single floral headpiece is actually a floral headband and multiple floral-adorned clips that combine to accommodate any hair length. Designer Lori McNorton glued jasmine vine into the headband design and followed...

Chapeau Vivant

Brides looking for a twist on the traditional veil will find flowers an avant-garde and eye-catching option. Here, designer Arthur Williams, AIFD, EMC, CPF, of Babylon Floral Design in Denver, Colo., shares his signature mechanics for floral headpieces, which...
Shean Strong makes no bones about it: Those witty captions on his Instagram posts? “Those are all me,” says the Atlanta-based floral designer. And those captions are, indeed, witty. But you have to make sure to read them closely because...
If you’re a florist on Instagram, there’s a good chance you’re following @passionflowersue or Françoise Weeks. Their inventive use of flowers as wearables, or floral couture, is inspiring floral artists worldwide. But while the work they create is so...
products in bloom

PRODUCTS IN BLOOM

1. Accent Décor, Tribeca stoneware vases, (770) 346-0707, accentdecor.com 2. Alexandra Farms, ‘Rosa Loves Me Just a Little Bit More’ Deluxe Garden Rose, (305) 528-3657, alexandrafarms.com 3. Equiflor Corporation / Rio Roses, ‘Ilse’ Baby Rio Spray Rose, (866) RIO-ROSE...
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Fiesta Centerpiece

It's party time! Watch as Lori design the perfect centerpiece for a fiesta-theme party. Using a trio of colorful sweet bell pepper for the container with a selection of bright colored fresh flowers, daisy & button chrysanthemums and spray...
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Basic Floral Headpiece

Watch as Lori uses a basic technique for designing a floral headpiece. Using wire, florist stem wrap and floral adhesive along with fresh spray roses, gypsophila and rose petals to create a perfect adornment for the hair, just in...
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Summer Sunflowers

Watch as Lori creates a natural grid of curly willow and wired sisal, that will hold stems of fresh flowers and greenery in a piece of pottery. Sunflowers, daisy and spider chrysanthemums, carnations, alstroemerias and bupleurum, and a variety of...
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