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Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design.

Class size: 2 students
daytime-evening-some weekends

Payment by pay pal invoice
with any credit card, check or cash

913-708-2988


Class topics:

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts
$65 per person

Terrariums
Tropical or succulents
2.5 hours training
includes plants & containers
$75 per person

Spring/Summer Door Design
3 hours training
all silk & dried materials included
$125 per person

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles
$200 per person

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on
$200 per person

Holiday table design
St. Pat’s Easter Mothers Day
Memorial Day 4th of July
4 hours training
fresh and permanent materials
$150 per person

Hand tied table garlands
4 hours training
fresh foliages & flowers
$175 per person

Have a topic that's not listed you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment for 1 or 2!

913-708-2988



I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!



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Sincerely,

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

913-708-2988
flowerclassroom@gmail.com

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oasis Idea Weekly

May 15, 2018
Aloha Fun! How to Make and Sell Leis Wherever You Are
You don’t have to be Hawaiian or in Hawaii to celebrate with fresh flower leis.

Lei giving is a great way to honor individuals anywhere. Birthdays, graduations, dances, parties, weddings, celebrations, presentations and even an office promotion can be considered lei-worthy. They are often given to couples heading for a Pacific Island honeymoon.

Promoting leis in your business for upcoming summer events, outdoor parties, luaus and rehearsal dinners is a good way to offer a unique product that can increase seasonal business.
What are the two main techniques for making leis? Which flowers and materials can be used? For what events are leis appropriate? When should you make your own and when should you buy in bulk?

For help with the answers, I spoke with Debbi Barrett-Holt AIFD of Honolulu, who has a lifetime of lei experience including designing a lei for the president.
New Wedding Resources Page and 2018 Guide
See the 2018 Smithers-Oasis Floral Wedding Guide
Our totally updated wedding resources pages includes a first look at our 2018 wedding guide with all the latest OASIS, Handy, Atlantic®and other of our floral design products for weddings. You'll find new floral wedding recipes, wedding how-to videos and links to the 15 most recent IDEA Weekly blogs on wedding topics.
See your Wedding or Sympathy Design in Print—and possibly get $200 in products
Ready for some recognition and appreciation? 

Enter your most inspiring arrangements (made using any one of our products) in the 2018 Smithers-Oasis INSPIRE Floral Design Showcase. You'll get a free foam or decorative product just for entering—if you are among the first 25 entries.

Plus, if your design is selected as the most inspirational in that category, it will be featured in an ad published in Florists’ Review, Canadian Florist, AIFD Focal Points digital magazine and Floral Management Magazine.

We'll also talk about your design and you on our website and social media pages. Oh, and you'll receive $200 in floral products.

Ready to enter?
  • Take your best photo without background products or special filters. 

  • Write a paragraph about your design.

  • Click the green button below or image above to find the entry form for your design category or categories.

For US and Canadian residents only. Current INSPIRE showcases and deadlines:

Sympathy designs: Midnight, May 18
Wedding designs: Midnight, May 25
Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more!
Oasisfloralproducts.com has the complete information you need on every available OASIS Floral Products product including sizes and colors. You'll all find floral recipes, how-to videos, design ideas and inspiration. If you have questions, ideas or concerns and for order support, contact customer service at 1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Monday, May 14, 2018

California Cut Flower Comission Field Notes

April 2018
A Mountain of Flowers & Fun
If the majority of Americans are unaware of where their flowers come from, it's probably safe to say they can't imagine what our farmers are willing to do to grow them. On April 7, the 2018 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour kicked off at Resendiz Brother's Protea Growers in Fallbrook, California, where 154 guests were invited to experience an evening on Mel Resendiz's flower farm

This isn't your grandma's flower garden.

And it didn't disappoint...Read more >
Second Dinner Tour Stop Gets Rave Reviews
The glory of The Flower Fields never tires.

For the fourth year in a row, The Flower Fields of Carlsbad provided the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner tour with that quintessential experience that one might imagine when dreaming of dinner on a flower farm.

CamFLor Expanding Its Acerage, Flower Varieties
Carlos Cardoza has an enviable problem. He can hardly keep up with demand for the novelty flowers grown at CamFlor in Watsonville where he’s the sales manager.

Since 2012, CamFlor has been growing at a steady rate of 10 to 12 percent a year. Some months it’s closer to 30 percent.

Something had to give.

Rene van Rems Wows at First 2018 Tour Stop
You might think the job of a floral designer is singular – to surprise and delight by creating beautiful flower arrangements.
When the designer is Rene van Rems, you’d be wrong.

Van Rems was the floral designer for the recent American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Resendiz Brothers Protea in Fallbrook, California. But his efforts went far beyond arranging flowers.

More Designers Announced!
With the first two stops on the 2018 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour under our belt and another dinner just weeks away, we’re excited to announce more floral designers for our upcoming dinners!

Liezet Arnold of Bloem Decor will be designing breathtaking tablescapes at our Sacramento dinner on June 13 in the gardens of the state Capitol.

Next, Greg Campbell and Erick New of Garden District will bring their skills to our Sept. 8 dinner in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin.

Meet the American Grown Flowers Month Merchandising Contest Judges
Certified American Grown is working with farmers and retailers nationwide to create colorful in-store promotion programs that help consumers identify and appreciate homegrown blooms throughout July.

Meet our distinguished judges who will rate the in-store displays that promote American Grown Flowers Month:

Certified American Grown Flower Farm Named ‘American Small Business Champion’
Flower farmer Rita Jo Shoultz of Alaska Perfect Peony has been recognized before for her efforts to improve her industry and community. In 2014, she was a nominee for Champions of Change for the Future of Agriculture, earning her a trip to the White House. But she was still surprised by the most recent honor her Certified American Grown farm earned – being named a winner of the 2018 Small Business Championship.

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SANTA BARBARA, CA 93190-0225 | WWW.CCFC.ORG

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Rio Roses ~ Weddings and Fathers Day ideas

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Oasis Idea Weekly

May 2018
Start Now: 15 Fabulous Garden and Tropical Flower Arrangements 
The hesitation is over. 

Floral designers used to hesitate to mix the casual and rounded shapes of garden flowers, known as temperates for the climate where they grow, with the dramatic and angular forms of tropicals. 

Today? Temps and trops together are in. Floral trendsetters are embracing this textural new mix in garden design.

And creating gorgeous designs at moderate prices at the same time. 
As you look through the 15 arrangements in this week's IDEA Weekly blog, you might wonder why anyone ever paused. Because temps and trops go together like chocolate and peanut butter, bed and breakfast, movies and popcorn, beach and summer and any other magical combination that comes to your mind. 

Discover how opposition, proportion and scale matter in mixed designs, the benefits of mixing flowers with different costs and how to handle different stem types in one arrangement—and see the 15 temps and trops mixed arrangements from four different designers. Just click the image above or green button below.

You can also scroll down for this week's floral design video and how to submit your designs with the chance to earn $200 in floral products and be featured in our advertising. 

Have a week filled with flowers!

Jacque SirLouis
Smithers-Oasis
This Week's Floral Video IDEA
How to choose the right floral foam for flower types
Why are there different types of floral foam? How can you choose and use the right type? Get the answers in this video with Smithers-Oasis Floral Design Director Sharon McGukin AIFD, AAF, PFCI. 
Want to See your Wedding, Get Well or Sympathy Design in Print—and possibly get $200 in products?
Ever looked through a floral magazine and thought: "I would love to see one of my designs featured!"

Well, here’s your chance. Three chances, to be exact, starting with get well designs due by midnight Friday.

Enter in the 2018 Smithers-Oasis INSPIRE Floral Design Showcase a photo of your most inspiring wedding, sympathy or get well arrangement made using any one of our products.

You'll get a free foam or decorative product just for entering—if you are among the first 25 entries.

If your design is selected as the most inspirational in that category, it will be featured in an ad published in Florists’ Review, Canadian Florist, AIFD Focal Points digital magazine and Floral Management Magazine.

We'll also talk about your design and you on our website and social media pages. And you'll receive $200 in floral products.

Ready to enter?
  • Take your best photo without background products or special filters. 

  • Write a paragraph about it.

  • Then click the green button below or image above to find the entry form for your design category or categories.

Note this is for US and Canadian residents only—and don't miss these deadlines:

Get well designs: May 11.
Sympathy designs: May 18.
Wedding designs: May 25.

Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more!
Oasisfloralproducts.com has the complete information you need on every available OASIS Floral Products product including sizes and colors. You'll all find floral recipes, how-to videos, design ideas and inspiration. If you have questions, ideas or concerns and for order support, contact customer service at 1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor