Yah, I know, events, events, events……the big ticket items that bring in huge cash to your floral world. This is where you can be the grand designer showing off your stuff, with hours upon hours of planning and execution, pix all over the internet for everyone to ooh and ahh over. Nope, not for me. Give me ten daily designs any day of the week and I’m a happy camper. These gems are the back bone of the industry that give most of us our start in this crazy, ever lovn’ business.
Tropical flowers brighten any table, and this trio is the perfect setup for a glass topped unit. Small with creative interest, these are the kind of designs that capture our eyes with vivid hues and multiple textures . With clustering of different product you can achieve this style using anything you have on hand. Continue reading Tropical Trio Delight
Calla lilies are a designer’s dream: long lasting, shapely, grown in multiple shades of desired colors, and small or large enough to use everywhere for an event. With texture and shimmery touches, designing this bouquet of miniature white calla lily is a project your artistic nature will love, a bouquet that is lightweight and so easy for your bride to carry around. Continue reading Elegant Calla Lily Bride’s Bouquet
A bit of glitzy ribbon, manzanita branching, tinted pine cones and curly willow, my fav melaleuca bark, a 30″ faux wreath and you’ve got yourself a lasting décor piece of your holiday dreams. Continue reading Wreath Glam with Nature
Nature is definitely all around us, begging to be recreated into beautiful floral designs to capture our audience. These birch branches, succulents, and evergreens became the focus for this primitive, Native American designed wall piece…..along with a few faux touches for accent.
Using fresh birch gives this piece it’s arching movement (you’ll need a few thinner pieces to add for thickness) to bend into the shape you want using pieces of 22 gauge wire to attach together. I added a somewhat horizontal branch to help the design keep it’s shape and to have another surface to dangle items from; the more visual movement the better! Continue reading Naturally Wreathn’ it….
Fun times to work on outdoor stone posts like this……I’m thankful for the opportunity. Another challenge to show the stuff we’re made of as well. These beautiful posts needed some Holiday décor to greet the season’s guests to this grape growing horse ranch. As usual I jumped on it! Continue reading Holiday Outdoor Garland
Designing flowers can make you money while satisfying that artist I know is hiding somewhere in your psyche. You just need some info to keep that artist alive and well. One of the key facts about designing flowers for profit is to understand the perceived value of the design. What that means is that the flower arrangement looks so cool it doesn’t matter what the sender paid for it……they are so excited they will come back for more while knowing they will get their money’s worth. In order to make money, you have to make sure the right amount of product is placed in the arrangement without putting too much in. Continue reading The Perceived Floral Value
With a throwback to the awesome 70’s (I embrace that decade with a whole lotta soul) terrariums again reveal themselves as wonderful plant designs. These units combine modern essence with charm that add those creative touches we love in our décor schemes. Terrariums are so easy to create with very low cost while being great gifts for you or your client base to share. Continue reading Terrarium Art
Woow, love getting my floral mojo revved! Changing up a 6 rose design fascinates the heck out of me, motivates my inner soul. Who knows what we can come up with? Let’s all inspire each other while we keep the world more and more beautiful with our floral designs. Educate, motivate and definitely create my friend!
Artful plant designs are right up there with creative fresh flower arrangements; don’t think of them as “dish gardens” or “potted plants” but as Garden Designs that lift someone’s spirit for years to come. I’m such a fan of this Eco Décor that I hope I can get your plant mojo revved up! Continue reading Be Green and Create