All tagged International

Flowers Around the World with Tanya Shaw

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, you’ll hear from Tanya Shaw of Oh Flora in Sydney, Australia. Tanya is a world-traveler with her floral business, so she is sharing a few tips on how to choose travel destinations. You’ll hear how she went from designing small local weddings to hosting and teaching workshops all over the world.

We’re talking about finding inspiration in art forms other than flowers as well as the beauty of finding flower friends and being connected in the floral industry in various countries worldwide. Tanya has an exciting new venture she’s pursuing, and she’s giving us a sneak peak into what she’s been working on!

Looking to Nature for Floral Design Inspiration

Nature is not always perfect. But we do not look at a tree and say “that leaf is damaged” or “that bloom is going brown." Rather, we look at the tree as a whole and enjoy its beauty. We should look at our design work the same way. I will always remember a talented designer saying, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful."

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.

Destination Weddings with Bows & Arrows Flowers

In this episode, we are discussing everything destination weddings! Alicia of Bows & Arrows Flowers is sharing the story of how the company became known for destination weddings, and how they have strategically and continually moved their business in that direction. We’re talking about the obstacles they’ve overcome, sourcing flowers internationally, and helpful tips on being a successful destination floral designer.

Predicting Floral Trends Based on the Royal Wedding

The organic, natural look is a current trend in the floral industry, and according to the press release, it sounds like Megan’s floral décor will take on loose, organic qualities, and a seasonally inspired color palette.  My prediction is that her bouquet will include Peonies and Myrtle in an asymmetrical shape. What do you predict?

Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona

Rona Wheeldon is the mastermind behind Flowerona. The Flowerona brand includes a widely known blog, full of inspiration and resources for anyone who loves flowers. In addition to creating content for the Flowerona blog, Rona also spends time as a freelance flower writer and writes for New Covent Garden Flower Market in England. Rona's journey with flowers is beautiful, and in this Team Flower Podcast episode, she is telling us all about it!

Heather Page

In this podcast we talk with Heather Page, who is a floral designer with Academy Florists in Winnipeg. Academy Florists is a retail flower shop that has been flowering Winnipeg for over 36 years. For 10 of those years, Heather has had the opportunity to work and grow alongside various designers who quickly became her flower family. Her Instagram feed @heather_page is filled with beautiful images that reflect her personality so much — rich, soft, full of welcome and grace.

Jardine Botanic Floral Styling

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Australian based florist Jardine Hansen shares what it was like and what she learned from moving her flower business to a new place. Kelly and Jardine also talked about looking for a wave of personal creative inspiration, plants in Tasmania, the importance of bees and much more.

British Flowers - Green and Gorgeous Flowers

I was delighted to see Rachel was hosting a course about growing sweet peas so I signed up and away we went.  We learned about timing, planting and variety choice.  We clipped and "tied in" the winter and spring sunshine varieties, which I learned were developed in California for cultivation under cover. 

British Flowers - PYRUS

Local growers have the power to quickly shift production based on these regional needs and provide colors and varieties that are not readily available to their clients.  This ability to shift direction and pivot will only become more and more important as technology advances.  A few photos posted of a gorgeous flower by an influential designer shared by a few more — BOOM demand.  It can take years for the big market to shift course, but you can do it in a season.

Natalya & Fiona of PYRUS

Attaching giant arrangements of flowers to buildings — today’s guests, Natalya and Fiona of PYRUS have done just that.  Their work for the Inspiring Impressionism exhibit will leave you breathless and with questions about how it came together, but the good news is, they’ll answer those questions.

Florence Kennedy of Petalon Flowers

On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Florence, owner of Petalon and author of "Flowers Everyday." We are discussing organizing delivery programs, sustainable packaging, affordable, interesting flower combinations, business progression and writing a book about flowers!

Sarah from Poppy in Singapore

We are delighted to share Sarah's story with you via the Team Flower Podcast. Sarah has a bustling flower shop and flower school called Poppy in Singapore. Poppy offers unique experiences including a Flower Bar and Market Day which we will tell you more about on the podcast.