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...
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...
Modern Wreath

Modern Wreath

A twist on the traditional wreath form, this suspended crescent is a mix of modern art and 1970s chic. “It speaks to the minimalist, the millennial, the modern art lover, and perhaps to the traditionalist looking for a twist,”...
For the month of May, Kaylee Young demonstrates how she designs a hand-tied bridal bouquet, featuring flowers from Holex, that has a flowing round shape, filled with interesting textures and beautiful color. Kaylee places flowers at different depths to...
Holly Heider Chapple talks about her How-to technique article in Florists' Review's November article.
Jalna Brown designs a flower arrangement at Petals, Flowers and Gifts in Hampstead Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Brown will be teaching floral design classes at Carroll Community College in Westminster. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times) Through the...
Structured Alstreomerias

Structured Alstreomerias

Step 1 Assemble all materials, remove the leaves from the lower stems of the Alstroemerias and fill the vase with properly proportioned flower-food solution. Step 2 Use the spiraling technique to create a bouquet. Bind with a piece of rope or...
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...
Flowers by J

Flowers by J

Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design. Class size: 2 students daytime-evening-some weekends Class topics: 3 hours training includes flowers, container & handouts 2.5 hours training includes plants & containers Spring/Summer Door Design...
Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

Strong structure, simplified lines, negative space and versatility are the hallmarks of this party prop. And with so many design options, its ROI should be realized in no time. Its design aesthetic includes sections customized for floral-foam bricks but...
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...
Bow Tie in Bloom

Bow Tie in Bloom

The showstopper in a tuxedo ensemble isn’t the tuxedo – it’s the command performance of the black bow tie sharply contrasted against a stark white collar. And now, men’s fashion houses may want to take note of the bow...

Hanging Garden

Take your floral design to new heights with this dramatic but easy-to-execute floral tower, which can be suspended from any sturdy anchor for ceremony or special-event décor. Designer Susan McLeary says she added flowers in a “purposely random” fashion...
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...
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...
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How-To’s

Floral designers Hitomi Gilliam and Susan Mcleary demonstrate how to's for Florists' Review Magazine Floral Renaissance Italy edition coming out in November 2018. floristsreview.com/subscribe amandadumouchelle.com Designers: Hitomi Gilliam & Susan Mcleary Location: Fattoria Lavacchio Photo & Video: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography- Amanda Dumouchelle and Mallory...
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...
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...
Timeless and Sublime

Timeless & Sublime

FLORAL DESIGNS AND PHOTOS BY LORI MCNORTON TEXT BY MARTI BOONE, CFD The adage “tricks of the trade” and the sound advice it invites come to mind when working with flowers that require specific care to elongate their use and enjoyment....
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...
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...
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,...
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