Everyone needs a little love on Valentine's Day. No one, however, needs a boring bouquet of red roses. A token of fondness, appreciation or friendship has more meaning if it's a truly personal gesture. A little inventiveness goes a...
Everything you need to know about visiting Kyoto View Article I am playing (and losing) a floral version of Jenga. First I pick up a single flower stem from a pile of cuttings and stick it on a spike...
Captivating Crescent

Captivating Crescent

A classic crescent design, when created to be seen and hung overhead, can brighten a small event footprint, add atmospheric drama or dress-up a ceiling’s negative space in lieu of tabletop designs. Here, designer Susan McLeary, owner of Passionflower...

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...
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Konnect with Blooms

Watch as Lori designs a wreath with an assortment of beautiful flowers and greenery provided by BloomKonnect, Boxwood, Celosia, Hydrangeas, Proteas (Pincushion), Leucadendron, Roses (Skyline), and Zantedeschia (Mango and Fantasia) were used to create this lush and full wreath...
If you’re planning an elegant, bright, and exciting event like a wedding, your venue needs the class, personality, and vitality of beautiful blooms to match your aesthetic, complement your color scheme, and add natural charm to your decor. Whether...
FLOWER crowns have become the obligatory festival headwear – but there’s a blooming lovely new hairstyle set to dominate the summer. Braided roses were created by Alison Valsamus, a stylist based in Connecticut, US, and they’re a fresh, modern...
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Upgrade Potted Plant

Join Lori McNorton as she shares how to add an upgraded look to a beautiful blooming cyclamen plant, using paint technique to age a clay pot, creating a handle of fresh heather and enhancing with finishing touches of ribbon...
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...
Tropical Nouveau

Tropical Nouveau

Tropical flower arrangements are often architectural, linear, formal-linear or free-form designs, and because of the sizes of some of the botanicals, often relatively large. They also frequently contain only botanicals that are native to the tropics.“Tropical Nouveau” is...
When customers come in seeking a few cash-and-carry blooms or a bouquet, make sure you send them away with a taste of your artistry. Practice your wrapping not only to improve your speed but also to try out different...
Summer Bounty

Summer Bounty

Textural flowers and foliages intermingle in this delightful collection that draws the eye while fragrant garden roses invite one to linger and recall sunny summer days in the garden.Crafted with plenty of dimension, each ingredient’s natural beauty shines as...
Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Special-occasion and event signage will never be the same! This stunning floral frame, bursting with roses and Hydrangeas, is the perfect decorative and functional enhancement for an event. Use this frame to flank a warm welcome message, seating chart,...
3-Dimensional Décor

3-Dimensional Décor

Inspired by the ruching technique of a seamstress, this embellishment is fast, easy and customizable for any floral combination with your choice of favorite ribbon. Here, designer Lori McNorton chose a striking black-and-white ribbon to embellish the front of...
Petal Passion and Panache

Petal Passion and Panache

The simplicity and elegance of these complementary pieces can transform wedding and special-occasion attire to another level thanks to textural and detailed elements that delight the eyes. Here, noted floral designer Susan McLeary, owner of Passionflower in Ann Arbor,...
Say YES to the Petal Dress

Say YES to the Petal Dress

With an expiration date almost as short-lived as a Cinderella moment, this magical dress transcends previously established styles and creative norms. While it may not last long, its long-lasting impression is sure to inspire future designs from the things...
Students at Honolulu Community College are getting ready for Valentine’s Day. It involves much more than romance. Students in the school’s Sheet Metal and Plastics Technology program are creating roses out of copper. The roses will be sold on...
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Walk in Nature

Watch as Lori McNorton takes you on a Springtime walk though nature, designing with bright yellow daffodils, pussy willow twigs, assorted moss and a surprise finding tucked in, ready for spring’s new birth.
Cascading Floral Wrap

Cascading Floral Wrap

Like fine jewels, gorgeous blue blooms and rosettes of Sedum cascade among a beaded wire framework that is a piece of art all its own. The teardrop outline at the back of the necklace adds interest at both front...
On Wednesday, February 14, The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a workshop featuring “The Art and Mechanics of Underwater Floral Design.” Underwater floral design focuses on arrangements where some or all plant material and components...
With pretty peonies, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring flowers in full bloom, it’s easy to set a festive and colorful spring table for a dinner at home or a spring wedding. For our table we used a pretty mix...
Wreath’s aren’t just for Christmas! Why not make your front door stand out from the crowd with a vibrant wreath of Spring time flowers and foliage – a beautiful sight to come home to! Don’t want it on your...
Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design. Class size: 2 students daytime-evening-some weekends includes flowers, container & handouts 2.5 hours training includes plants & containers Spring/Summer Door Design all silk & dried materials...
Natalia Januszewski creates an arrangement that adds drama to even the most minimalist spaces As the saying goes, April’s inclement weather ushers in a crop of lush florals for the month of May. The bold peonies and ruffled ranunculus...
Jet-Set Jewelry

Jet-Set Jewelry

Unique and exotic wearable floral designs aren’t reserved only for the jet set! They are attainable, affordable and a lot of fun to create. While wearable designs can be genuine conversation starters, they also elevate the art of floral...
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