Video: Easy Ways to Organize Your Studio to Process Flowers Efficiently

In this snippet from the Team Flower Foundations class, Kelly walks you through her studio setup and how she organizes everything for maximum efficiency and minimum workload. Many people don’t realize that working in the floral industry can require a lot of manual labor. From picking up and moving buckets of water to processing flowers to delivery, these are all tasks that can take a toll on our bodies!

Nurturing Creativity in Floral Design with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme! In this episode, Katie and I pick up where we left off in Part 1 talking about teamwork and accountability in the studio. We’re discussing how to be an introvert in the floral industry while also being brave in reaching out and doing life with other flower professionals. We are also talking about creativity and how to nurture a greater sense of creativity in your life and your work.

The 2018 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner With Kelly

Every year, American Grown Flowers hosts a multitude of Field to Vase dinners across the United States. These events are held at beautiful farms that place seasonal, local, and sustainable American-grown flowers at the center of each table and serve locally grown food, beer and wine prepared by a farm-to-table chef. The focus of the dinner tour is on the flowers, the farms, and the guests, which makes for quite a magical experience!

Video: How to Make a Cradle Bouquet (AKA a Pageant Bouquet)

The cradle bouquet (also known as the pageant bouquet) is often overlooked by designers. This bouquet shape is perfect for gracefully draping over one arm. It is similar to a cascade, but it moves out and away from the body rather than in front. It's pleasant and easy to hold, surprisingly lightweight, and perfect for a bride who likes to keep her flowers close.

Cultivating Kindness with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme. In this episode, Katie shares how her heart for flowers began and how blooms have shaped her life through the years. We are discussing the beauty and simplicity of kindness, why it is essential in the floral industry, and how to create a culture of kindness and self care in your environment to avoid burnout.

Fast Flower Video: Winter White Flower Arrangements

In this centerpiece time-lapse video, Kelly quickly pulls together a centerpiece for your inspiration! Learn how to become a florist and take floral design classes online with Team Flower. Here you can even learn tips on flower gardening for beginners. We'll show you how to do flower arrangements in flower arranging videos.

Incorporating Color Theory in Floral Design with Tinge Floral

On this episode of the Team Flower podcast, we’re talking with Ashley of Tinge Floral. We are diving into Ashley’s passion—color! She is sharing her knowledge and philosophy behind the role of color in floral design. Ashley walks us through her process of utilizing various tones when working with clients and how these design elements play out. We are discussing life as a flower mom, and Ashley is telling us all about her Color Theory Workshop!

Max Gill Design

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Max Gill of Max Gill Design shares his philosophy behind his designs, finding inspiration in the natural process of nature. We are drawing parallels between people and flowers and how to embrace challenges and allow them to shape us. Max is discussing how his journey is teaching him to trust and how impactful his floral community has been in his life. He's giving a few tips on how to combat jealousy and competition as well as how to embrace your personal style.

Gabriela of La Musa de las Flores

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast Gabriela shares her floral design process and her gardening philosophy. You'll learn about her favorite flowers, including dahlias, phlox and petunias. Learn how she protects her flowers from heavy Mexico rains and thrives in her event work in an unpredictable market.

Balancing Work and Family as a Mompreneur

In this podcast, we are talking with Katie McDonough of Petal and Print. She is a Team Flower member, a wife, a business owner, and a full-time mother of two precious tots - Afton & Tippett. We are chatting about the importance of family and the significance of including each household member in the flower experiences that make your heart flutter. 

The Flower Appreciation Society

Anna and Ellie of The Flower Appreciation Society join us for a chat about their book An A to Z on All Things Floral. The book is a bright & cheerful take on various areas of floral design covering everything from types of flowers to arranging a handheld bouquet and everything in between. Uniquely arranged in alphabetical order, Anna and Ellie share their knowledge in a fun, encyclopedic format that would be an excellent addition to any floral library.

Carly of The Flower Chef

Carly Cylinder is a author of The Flower Chef and a florist working in three major cities, primarily for national brands. You'll quickly feel welcome as you listen. Carly's openness and transparency invites you into her life right from the get-go. In this episode, you'll learn about designing for the camera, how she went from waitressing to working for major brands in three locations, and what it's like to start her business in NYC.

Happy Holidays and Favorite Free Resources from Kelly Perry

‘Tis the season for cheery hearts and joyous celebration, and I wanted to tell you that you’ve done a wonderful job loving the world through flowers this year. Whether you’ve been in business for forty years, forty minutes, or anywhere in between, I’m proud of you. This flower thing we’re doing isn’t easy. It’s messy and taxing, but it’s also beautiful and rewarding. I’m here to remind you that you’ve made it through the year—through floral catastrophes and beaming brides— and that you deserve to be celebrated!

What Is Ikebana? The Mechanics of Ancient Japanese Floral Design

Even if you haven’t heard of ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of floristry, you’ve probably seen its influence. Purposeful, feeling floral design and fine art floral design—to my particular joy—have become popularized and publicly celebrated in recent years. Those striking and sparse table designs aren’t necessarily a modern trend born of minimalism or abstract art; many are actually informed by the Japanese floral practice of ikebana.