When working on the “Inspiration for Creation” feature article in our March issue, we were overwhelmed by the number of floral designers who wanted to contribute to that project. Because we could not include everyone, and because we believe...
Mother’s Day, which falls on May 13 this year, is just 18 days away. That means the next two weeks or so will be some of the busiest of the year for the flower industry. While local florists work...
Meg McCormick has opened Vera & Buck Floral Studio at 320 N. Main St. in downtown Bloomington, just in time for eclectic Valentine's Day arrangements. BLOOMINGTON — A new florist has taken root in downtown Bloomington and the owner...
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Fall is in the air

Beautiful Fall Arrangement designed with pumpkin and gourds.
Rated as a Top 20 event in Maine by Yankee Magazine, you don’t want to miss all the sights, sounds and smell of spring at this year’s Home Garden Flower Show, May 19 and 20! In its 18th year,...
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...
Spring is almost here! But, in all the excitement leading up to it, we here at KaBloom cannot ignore one of our favorite holidays! Did you know that February 28 th is National Floral Design Day? Look around you,...
Top designers to take part in first international floral contest in Dubai The festival will feature some of the rarest flowers from around the world DUBAI: Tropical gardens, blooming chandeliers, fragrant beds of David Austin roses – get ready...
Floral designer and television personality Bruno Duarte will present a lecture Saturday, Feb. 24, as part of the Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show. Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden Celebrity floral artist Bruno Duarte got into the business on 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...
Watch as Lori McNorton designs a beautiful bouquet of fragrant garden roses and sweet peas in a vintage milk glass pedestal container.
NKyTribune reporter Frank Kreutzer chuckled when asked about his impending retirement from a business his family has owned for more than 65 years in Newport. “If I were 40, I’d try and build it back up,” he said, looking...
1 of 3 Workers process roses in Tocancipa, Colombia. Flowers going to Canada are boxed in blue cardboard. The region has long, sunny days, high elevation and plenty of cheap labor, which makes it perfect for growing... (Matt McClain/The...
Nashville’s cutest mobile flower shop is spreading the joy all around Music City! That’s why Amelia’s Flower Truck makes my list as a Music City Must! Nashville’s cutest mobile flower shop is spreading the joy all around Music...
Floral shop in San Juan Bautista Christin Burda chooses a ribbon for a floral arrangement at The Floral Girl in San Juan Bautista. Burma opened the shop on Feb. 1. Flowers sold at The Flower Girl are all locally...
Valentine’s Day helps local chocolate and flower shops stay afloat through the year SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) — Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The chocolates and the roses are all symbols for the picture perfect celebration of love....
Arts We tagged along with floral artist Joseph Massie on a trip to the New England Flower Exchange. Joseph Massie selects flowers for the MFA’s Art in Bloom festival / Photo by Antonia DeBianchi It’s 5:53 a.m. on a...
Question of the month

Question of the Month

An understanding of basic biology and botany guides my respect for and care of floral materials. It also influences choices of materials and design if I wish to replicate nature or go “against nature.” An appreciation of architecture encourages...
The Blissful Willow

The Blissful Willow

Katie Anderson & Christy Marsh By Jon Bell You won’t find thousands of followers at The Blissful Willow’s Instagram account – not yet anyway – or images of gorgeous flower arrangements from weddings and parties and farm-to-table dinners. What you will find,...
NORTH OGDEN, Ut. ( News 4 Utah ) — Move over, the Bachelor! Easton McKay handed out the roses yesterday and he didn’t send any girls home crying. Easton, an 8th grader at North Ogden Junior High, said the...
Pune: Come February 23, the Hindustan Antibiotic Exhibition Ground at Pimpri will be in full bloom. A three-day “International Flora Expo 2018” will be held from February 23- 25. This is the 13th edition of the expo. Addressing a...
An unknown woman stole a flower delivery vehicle for an Ormond Beach florist on Valentine's Day. Police are searching for a brunette woman who ruined at least one person's Valentine's Day after stealing a flower delivery vehicle while the...
Ralf Hirschberger/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom Louisiana is the only state to require a license for cutting, arranging, and selling flowers. State senators in Louisiana just blocked a bill that would have repealed the requirement. Facing opposition from licensed florists, the Senate...
A display at the 2008 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. We're all hunger this time of year for color and fragrance. What better way to satisfy that desire than to go to a flower show? Large, indoor flower shows...
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Gala Dinner hosted by floral designer Karen Tran (pictured above) at The Lanesborough in London. It took place on the final evening of The 3-Day Floral Experience course...
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