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Iris in Bloom

Watch as Lori creates this beautiful paired bouquet using iris, pussy willow, hydrangea and privet berry in duo trendy blue/white ceramic containers that features the parallel style of designing.
Photo provided Two students in the Floral Design program at Kishwaukee College placed in the Illinois State Florists’ Association 113th annual Floral Design Show held in Decatur on March 16-18. The convention includes hands-on classes, stage programs and opportunities...
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Cosmic

Watch as Lori shares how to create a pomander ball out of 'Cosmic' Gypsophila provided by Danziger- "Dan" Flower Farm and light blue delphinium florets from The Sun Valley Group. A handle and streamers of double-faced satin from Lion Ribbin Company...
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Harvest Time

Watch as Lori creates a bouquet using fresh flowers and dried materials that make us think of the early harvest time. Sunflowers and snapdragons with touches of filler flowers like Asters and Solidago provided by The Sun Valley Group are selected for this...
Thirty years after getting into the floral design business, Susan Davis says that weddings and events still make her heart skip a beat. Some of the gorgeous designs she posts on Instagram will do the same to just about...
Spring has sprung. And there was no better representative of that than Hilary Duff. The 30-year-old stunner looked lovely in a floral top while attending the Contenders Emmys presented by Deadline Hollywood gala in Los Angeles on Sunday. Wow...
Artificially dyed baby’s breath and orchids in a range of pastel hues, along with glossy anthuriums, birds of paradise and hybrid tea roses populate the new wave of 1980s-inflected arrangements cropping up in New York at the moment. 2018...
Today’s guest is April Lemly of Kamama Flowers, pictured in the doorway of her new “Flower Bar,” co-located with Peninsula Taproom in Sequim, Washington. Last week I announced the winner of the Slow Flowers Summit’s ticket sales promotion called...
Who doesn’t love a pretty flower crown? This trend is hotter than ever, and what I love about them is that with so many ways to design them, each crown can be your own unique creation! I’ve done a...
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Showers of Flowers

This week, Lori creates a design perfect for the spring shower season that looks as if it was just picked from the garden. Designed in a pastel watering can with roses, carnations, spray chrysanthemums and cut Kalanchoe blossoms, adorned...
A week after Beyoncé and Blue Ivy took selfies on their girls' night out at the NBA All-Star basketball game , the pair have donned their glad rags yet again for the premiere of the up-coming Disney film, A...
She's considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. And Salma Hayek proved on trend as she commanded attention at the DVF Oscar Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. The 51-year-old actress was sophisticated chic in dark...
Art in Bloom at MFA

Art in Bloom at MFA

Spring emerges at MFA “A Story” (1966), Kenzo Okada, with floral arrangement by the Chestnut Hill Garden Club. Susan Saccoccia Spring was a tease last weekend, with a sublime Saturday and downpours before and after. A more reliable...
The National Retail Federation is forecasting a robust Mother’s Day holiday this year, with near-record spending of $23.1 billion. About 86 percent of Americans are expected to celebrate Mother’s Day, spending an average of $180 per person, according...
This is a busy time of year with weddings, graduations, Mother's Day, and Teacher's Appreciation Day and flowers are a beautiful way to make all of these occasions special. We welcomed back a few of our friends from Viviano...
Sofia Vergara led the fashion stakes at a charity gala in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night. The Modern Family star was one of the honorees at the fundraiser in aid of the Women's Cancer Research Fund and showed up...
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Bloomin’ Cake

This week, Lori shares a technique using a double-faced satin ribbon, floret blossoms and floral adhesive tape to creates a floral band to decorate a simple white cake, a design perfect for holidays, weddings, showers, etc. This cake would...
Matthew Keightley working on his garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Credit: Bethany Clarke/RHS/PA A Chelsea Flower Show garden will be given to the NHS to help people with mental health problems, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has said....
Rachel Landis '18 puts the finishing touches on the Delaware Valley University display. (Photo by Michelle Glitzer for Delaware Valley University) Rachel Landis '18 puts the finishing touches on the Delaware Valley University display. (Photo by Michelle Glitzer for...
Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Australia's slow flower movement is a late bloomer compared to the global trend, but a new collaboration of micro-farmers hopes to encourage consumers to support the...
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...
WE'RE treated to a full moon (almost) every month but there are a lot of different types during the year. Here is all you need to know our lunar calendar, when the next full moon is due and...
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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...
I'm a flower alchemist and founder of a plant apothecary, so, needless to say, I'm fascinated with all things floral. I believe that the petals we're drawn to speak volumes about our inner desires, and plants hold subtle energies...
While it may be fashionable to investigate the early childhood of your steak, when was the last time you asked your florist about the provenance of your peonies? According to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, the...
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