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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment

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


Class topics:

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts

Tropical or succulents
2.5 hours training
includes plants & containers

Spring/Summer Door Design
3 hours training
all silk & dried materials included

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on

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

Hand tied table garlands
4 hours training
fresh foliages & flowers

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


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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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Slow Flowers….Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing will change everything we know about: Valentines Flowers
…and Mother’s Day.

…and birthdays.

…and graduations.

…and weddings…

If Slow Flowers author Debra Prinzing’s successful in her efforts, all of these floral related holidays and life events will take on new meaning for people’s gift giving in the future.  If Debra Prinzing’s successful she’ll transform the landscape of the floral industry we know today, connecting local florists who are selling local flowers with consumers who care.  If Debra Prinzing’s successful she will be the catalyst this country needs to bring flower farming back to the United States, so that the millions of flowers that are purchased each year are coming from local family flower farms, growing in our own backyard.

How does she plan to do all of that?

Her answer;

The purpose of is to recognize and feature local floral retailers who commit to American Grown flowers and connect them to consumers seeking to make a truly local choice in the flowers they give to that special someone, during that special event or holiday.

When you consider that imports from South America make up approximately 80% of flowers sold in the United States each year and that over 97% roses sold on Valentine’s Day will have to be flown in from countries like Colombia and Ecuador, you can see what a tremendous change it would be for our country to begin looking locally when buying their flowers.

Of course you’ve heard the phrase, “When there is a will, there is a way,” and there is no doubt that Debra has that will.

Beyond authoring two books on the subject (The 50 Mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers), Debra continues to travel the country speaking to garden clubs, giving demonstrations at Flower & Garden shows and sharing her “Buy American Grown” message with major industry flower buyers at trade shows. She’s armed with a deep belief that consumers simply have no idea where their flowers come from and that if they did, they’d choose to buy American Grown if given the choice.  Of course, our consumer research at the Commission backs up that belief. An omnibus study on floral consumers found that 74% of people have no idea where their flowers come from, but that 58% of them would choose “CA Grown” flowers over imports if given the choice.  To Debra’s point, I’m sure the percentage would be even higher if we would have simply said “American Grown.”

Now, I don’t think I could be easily convinced that another website about flowers would be that catalyst for anything these days.  However, Debra’s effort is different.  The website she is designing is simply the tool that connects, but the real strength and power in her campaign are the people behind it. The support that she is receiving for her fundraising efforts on Indiegogo is amazing. With over 180 “funders,” she has raised over $13,000 with 15 days remaining in her campaign.  The contributions she’s received have been in $15 increments and up to $1,000.  The support has come from consumers, floral designers, farmers and others who believe in what she is attempting to accomplish.

I can only speak on behalf of California’s flower farmers when I say that we support her efforts. In the days ahead, the CCFC will be contributing to this campaign as well and I would welcome others to consider doing the same.

Buying American Grown flowers really does address important issues that consumers care about, such as sustainability, quality and freshness and our economy.  If Debra’s successful, if she can help American’s make this connection with the flowers they are buying, maybe – just maybe – those flowers that you buy for that special someone on Valentine’s Day next year will be as local as the food on your plate.

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