Where do you begin??

I was just like you until I began to take floral classes....creative, artistic...my passion was set on fire with floral design!

I am here today to tell you that floral design is for everyone!!

This changed my life & career path. My passion is stronger today....it wasn't always easy....but with practice everyday it became easier and prettier as well.

Compliments and sales for my floral designs also increased. I became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1992. What is AIFD?? A non profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of floral design as a professional career.

Then I found the best reward was sharing.... everything that was shared by my mentors and teachers!! How lucky I was to learn so many things about floral design.

Until today did you feel there is more to floral design & not finding the right information??? Join a class at the flower classroom...answers to all the questions in EVERY class.

No worries....all you have to do is begin. Classes for everyone, every month, convient times...

I provide: quality content
quality FLOWERS
quality design skills= a floral artist

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD CFD
floral artist & teacher

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Mayesh Minute: Italian Ranunculus



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.comI will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988thanks!Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

The Mayesh Minute: Flowering Branches



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.comI will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988thanks!Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

The Mayesh Minute: Care & Handling of Shipped Flowers



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.comI will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988thanks!Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kids create with FLOWERS Summer design series




Kids create with FLOWERS
 


Maximum 8 students                        10am to Noon
June 17 and 25th
July 10,14 & 18th
       
10 & up/ no Parents



Overview

This FUN class is for the creative artistic child that would love to enjoy working with BEAUTIFUL flowers!!
Each student should be comfortable working with scissors or small floral cutters.  Students must be 10 and up in age.
Each class will have a new topic:

June 17, 2015         Flowers created in vases 
          
June 25, 2015         Potting live Green plants

July 10, 2015         Small round wreaths

July 14, 2015         Floral rings to wear

July 18,2015          Flower bracelet

Activities

Each student will have materials provided to execute the design.  All designs created in class belong to the young floral artist.









Materials

Fresh flowers, greenery, & wire wreath form will be provided for the design.  All designs are yours to take with you at the end of class.
Flower selection will be seasonal and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will be provided.

Class Registration

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Cancelation of your space in the class is allowed up to 14 days before class for a full refund.  After that a credit will be applied for classes in the future.

This amount is due in full to reserve your design table.  Payment with any major credit card or by Pay Pal.






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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A flower classroom student is a Field to Vase~~ Flower Farmer~~ in Kansas City

These photo's are designs & vessels created by an advanced Student Vicki.....she is a small botique flower farmer in Kansas City.

Miss Vicki's  Mini Flower Farm

She is going to create designs like these to sell in her booth space at the Parkville and Shawnee Farmers Markets....of couse her flowers are still growing on the farm but some of the varieties we choose to highlight in her vessels are some of her garden flower varieties plus so many more.....

Wishing her great success in her flower farm adventure...great job on the vessels and flowers!!

Look for her this summer at the Farmers Markets....she is a :Field to Vase Flower Farmer.

Christina











Tulips....Florists Review Magazine features this amamzing flower....

Florists Review Magazine did a feature on the Tulip

It is an amamzing flower and we get to enjoy it outdoors for such a short time but with flower growers around the world producing the quality we have today...Tulips are avaialbe to us for many months of the year...

Enjoy the information and the variety chart...just a a few of the varieties grown.

Christina


This field of tulips would just take your breath away!!



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ignite your Creativity....with Flowers

In 42 days a class begins that will ignite your creativity....Explore Floral Design Summer Session

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and instructor


Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Flowers Everywhere

The smell is fantastic!!
Wow we have fresh flowers everywhere in the classroom this week!��
These are sample designs to inspire the students in EFD class( explore floral design)




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

EFD class... look at what we are creating


These are my sample designs for the students.  This week is our second time to design and we are learning to create everyday designs, proactive designs that have a big look in design and are quick and profitable.
We aren't creating those same old and tired design styles...same concepts of 3 roses in a vase, mixed flowers in a vase, 2 carnations etc....
The students are doing a great job, watch for the designs here!����❗️








Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A students review of the flower classroom & instructor

Today I am sharing a Students review of the flower classroom class: Explore Floral Design

Her class began in January for 12 Mondays and ended on April 6th.  I ask every student that enrolls into this class to give me and the classroom a review, I know I can't impove myself or the classroom without this review of what the students are thinking!

**Please tell me about your experience:

Great!  Going into this loving flowers, but knowing nothing about floral design.  Learning as not just playing with flowers there is a lot to know, so I have learned alot.  This has been a life changing experience for me.  I look at flowers in a new way also.  Thank you.

**Did the class hit or miss the mark for you?

Has hit the mark for me.  I am very happy with this class.  Over & above.


**Did the cost of the class= the value??

Cost= the value...yes I don't regret spending this amount & happy to continue to invest in myself with you & spend more.

**What was the best day of class for you??

 Best day of class...Every Monday was like a vacation day for me.  Shopping was fun.

** What was the most challenging??


Nothing comes easy;  spray on Sympathy day.


My Review:

Learning from Christina has been so helpful in so many ways.  She is very willing to give good advice in order to help you achieve whatever your floral dream might be.  After taking the 12 day basic floral design class I am happy to continue to invest in myself and take her 5 day advanced class also.

At the end of the day, you go home with beautiful floral designs that you are also proud enought to give away.

I feel blessed to have found her.

Vicki Gayle


To Vicki:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share yourself in the classroom!  I am also blessed to have such amazing students that I learn so much from as well.

The journey that you take in floral design is challenging...but so rewarding in so many ways I can't begin to express....but if you join this amazing experience you will be on the path of floral PASSION!

Sincerely,
Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist & instructor



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fusion Flowers handtied Bouquet winner

Handtied bouquet competition breaks all records!


The Fusion Flowers magazine Facebook ‘fun’ handtied bouquet competition succeeded in breaking all existing records averaging 400,000+ people engaged on a daily basis and one particular day – it topped 1 million people!  It was a massive process for our editor who answered all the 4,500+ emails personally.

Fusion Flowers.com
And the winner is Nancy Vargas, Le Jardin Blanc, Southborough, MA – judge’s comments - beautifully presented bouquet ideal for a Mother who likes gardening, wonderful harmony, stems cut for maximum balance advantage, unusual toning choice - well done!

Nancy will receive a wee, fun, goodie box from Fusion Flowers magazine.

Having spoken with Nancy (who is over-the-moon) she actually teaches this style of gift bouquet in her school and had agreed to have her design photographed by her friend who needed some photographs for her portfolio!

CONGRATULATIONS!

www.lejardinblanc.com

Photo Credit: Kristin Spencer Photography


Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Extend Flower vitality 1-5 days

OASIS® Floral Products Design Director Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI, is a floral trend consultant with decades of experience in floral design, including serving on the design team for two presidential inaugurations
Extend flower vitality one to five days in one easy step!
Spring is a great time to think about fresh. Because flower freshness is the number one thing your customers care about.  

Every florist knows the basics, right? Sanitize, hydrate and nourish, the latter two as soon as possible.

But many of us shorten the enjoyable life of our arrangements because we skip one more easy step.

Which step? Finishing spray.

How much difference can it make? 
As floral arrangers, most of us are more heart than head. But here goes anyways: research by scientists at Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company shows proper application of finishing spray extends useful display life one to five days. 

None of the science matters if your experience is different. And in mine, finishing spray works. The flowers still open and they last longer. I use it-specifically Floralife® Finishing Touch Spray - on everything.


How you apply it matters
I said finishing spray is easy to use (and it cost just pennies per application, too). And it is. But how you apply it does matter. 
  • Be sure to shake the Finishing Touch container before and during use.
  • Apply a light mist to every part: flowers, leaves, stems. Light, light, keep it light!
  • Let it dry before you send it for delivery.

And that's it.    

Like you, when I create beautiful arrangements, I want my clients to enjoy them as long as possible. 

Have a wonderfully fresh spring!

Kevin

A Design for Mother's Day or any Spring Ocassion
Vintage Appeal
Among the spring designs on the oasisfloralproduct.com design page is the Vintage Appeal Floral Design. Lilies, Hydrangea, Wax Flower, Roses and more blend in comforting panorama of color. 

As with all the designs on our website, you can download a high resolution photo for your use by clicking on the link below each image. 

IDEAs Archive Now Live
Looking for additional design inspiration? IDEAs publications from 2012 on are now available on our website as downloadable PDFs.


Thanks for reading and have a great week! 
Every product, completely described
The new oasisfloralproduct.com site has complete information, including sizes and colors, on every OASIS Floral product available. You can create a list and order where you prefer, including from the site. Just shop as you normally would, adding items to your cart. When you're ready to check out, transfer your cart to the participating distributor you select.  The distributor will process your order, ship and bill you directly.  It's that easy!  

If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us


Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD