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Video: Creating a Blush Floral Centerpiece

Popping in to show you how to make a cascading garden-style summertime centerpiece in one of the trending color palettes of the year. I’m using one of my favorite vessels from Accent Decor (that is perfect for 60” (or larger!) round tables) with a flower frog attached in the center with clay.

Exploring New Art Forms with Jen of Nectar and Bloom

In this discussion, we’re exploring how other art forms can influence floral design. Jen is sharing how practicing art can bring familiarity, confidence, and inspiration. We are chatting about how flowers can help you find the purpose for your events’ designs well as as how to consider your audience as you create arrangements. Jen is sharing a few tips on how you can find joy in your craft and display that joy in each of your designs.

Foam-Free Floral Design with Sue McLeary

Sue is sharing tips and mechanics on how to create foam-free floral design installations utilizing chicken wire and investing in a welder to create custom pieces for your collection. You’ll hear details about an install Sue is working on, as well as her inspiration and how it’s all coming together.

Flower Growing and Floral Design Hacks

As we live life day by day, we learn things that make our lives easier—like placing your phone in rice after you've accidentally dropped it in the toilet or using a wooden spoon on a pot to keep the water from boiling over. As flower people, we have to learn shortcuts to make our jobs more efficient. Every minute is valuable! Team Flower members are full of floral design hacks and flower growing hacks for a simpler flower life. Take a look below. Perhaps a few of them will make your life easier!

Flower Flash Art with Lewis Miller Design

Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller Design joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast! You’ll hear what inspired Lewis to pursue a career in the floral industry. Lewis is also sharing his heart behind the flower flashes: He’s talking about why and how they happen, where the inspiration comes from, and the goals he hopes to accomplish with each flower flash. This episode is all about beautifying the world through flowers!

Latest Floral Design Trends with Of the Flowers

In this episode, Kelly is joined by Felisa Funes from Of the Flowers. Felisa is chatting about her background in art and the similarities between making sculptures and designing with flowers. She’s sharing a few tips on how to create something new without being overwhelmed and experiencing “artist’s block.”

The Tournament of Roses with Laura Farber

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Laura Farber, President of the Tournament of Roses.  You’ll learn about the history of the Rose Parade and how it’s grown in 131 years from horse-drawn carriages to present day floral-covered mechanical floats. Laura is sharing so many fun facts about the Rose Bowl, its years during World War II, and why the parade is never held on a Sunday.

Video: Flower Feature—Using Ageratum in Floral Arrangements

In this video, I’m here to teach you all about ageratum (pronounced “ah-jer-AY-tum)! This flower comes in various colors—blue, pink, and white—and is native primarily to Central America and Mexico, but the United States also has several native varieties! Ageratum is easy to grow and is sometimes a perennial, which means it’ll come back year after year!

Ground Floral Installations with Jenn Sanchez

Jenn Sanchez is joining us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast! Born and raised in Southern California, Jenn Sanchez is a floral designer with an affinity for strong emotive representation in design. She grew up with a paintbrush or pen always in hand, and she hoped to pursue a career in the arts yet fell into florals in 2010 shortly after high school. As an unexpected medium of expression, flowers have given a sought-out tangibility to her work. Using dramatic gestures and a compelling use of color, she seeks the balance of the familiar and the unexpected with each new client. Jenn is also a speaker at the 2020 Team Flower Conference in Pasadena!

Floral Workshop Inspiration: Overcoming a Creative Rut

Do you ever feel stuck in a creative rut? Perhaps you feel this way when you’ve done the same three color palettes event after event after event or you always end up using the same rotation of flowers. Or maybe you’re a flower farmer, and because you see and grow the same flowers every season, you forget to admire each bloom’s individuality. If you’ve been in this industry long enough, you’ve been there.

Finding Your Niche in Floral Design with Françoise Weeks

Françoise was born in Belgium but now resides in Portland, Oregon, where she works out of her studio and teaches online courses. She has crystalized her singular style of textural woodlands and botanical haute couture pieces, garnering a global following. Françoise has taught in many cities in the US and various countries around the world. Her dynamic work has been published in national and international magazines, and in December 2018 her book The Herbal Recipe Keeper was published by Timber Press. 

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Foam-Free Living Meadow

With an ever-increasing installation trend in weddings and event work, as well as the emphasis on foam-free floral designs, I was eager to figure out a way to create a ground installation, or living meadow, with foam-free mechanics that offered flexibility in multiple installation scenarios. There are so many options for foam-free installation mechanics out there, but this is the method that worked well for me. Hopefully, you will find it useful—or maybe it will provide you with a starting point for additional foam-free floral designs!

Flowers and Foliage that Last Out of Water

My first boutonniere was not exactly stellar.  Apparently, I learn best by failure because that first boutonniere looked very sad by the time photos were taken.  So I set upon an experiment — walking around the farm, clipping, snipping, plucking and picking samples of greenery, flowers, seed pods, fruits, and weeds to see what would last longest and held up well out of the water.  Here we're sharing the research with you.

How to Approach Color in Floral Design: 5 Brilliant Tips

If we're honest, we used to be pretty intimidated by color. It can be so hard to work with color, especially highly contrasting colors. When designing with these types of colors together, such as yellow and purple, it can be hard not to make the designs seem kitschy or too "holiday." Color can quickly cross the line between creative and fun to cheesy and mediocre very fast.

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!