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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment

Consumer Bunch Floral Design Class
Learn to create a beautiful round design in water. We cover the principals and elements of design, color theory, the care and handling of flowers for longevity+ so much more! All in 2.5 hours of FLOWER FUN����
Everything is included, you bring the creative spirit, and a friend. And go home with an AMAZING floral design.

Class size: 2 students. $95 each
daytime 10-6pm
evenings 6:30-9pm begin April 6, 2020

Have a different topic you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment.


Payment by Pay Pal invoice
Pay with any credit card or pay pal account

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!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Explore Floral Design ~ Advanced 5 ~ Tuesday 9-5pm sessions

Explore Floral Design
Advanced    5 classes

Maximum of 8 students

5 class session rate      or                      single day registration

Tuesday’s             May 27,                   June 3,10,17,24th

Class from 9-5 with a 1 hour lunch


This class provides everything you need.  Flowers, containers, supplies, you will not take your designs apart and re-construct them.  Invest in yourself, learn new things, become more confident & become a productive floral designer.   This class is for the professional floral designer.  These classes will have a minimal lecture, handouts, and the hands on session are 6 hours in length.


We will explore 5 important areas of floral design.
·       May 27th    Everyday designs
·       June 3rd      Large Scale designs
·       June 10th    Wedding Bouquets
·       June 17th     Flowers to wear
·       June 24th     Tropical floral designs

Class Pricing

If you are a graduate of the Explore Floral Design 10 day class your discount is reflected in pricing below.
·       All classes/5 sessions    (graduates)  $825.00
·       Single day rate    (graduates)   $165.00

·       All classes/ 5 sessions   (floral professional)  $ 1,250.00
·       Single day rate/  (floral professional)  $250 per day


A certificate of completion with is available for each single day registration or the 5-day session.


All materials are provided including tools.  We will use seasonal fresh flowers and the newest supplies that the industry offers.
You will take with you all designs, containers, flowers, etc. that you create in the classroom.


Payments can be made thru the pay pal links provided below.  Any credit card or a pay pal account will work.  These classes also can be used in the pay pal program bill me later in 6 payments if you qualify.
Copy and paste the link to your browser.                              ·       5 sessions/graduates  $825.00
·       Single day/ graduates  $165.00
·       5 sessions /professional florist   $1,250.00
·       Single day/professional florist   $250.00
·   If you would like to pay by check mail to:
1427 W. 9th suite 405
Kansas City, Mo.  64101   

Single day class, please inquire on avaiable space by email:   

Florists Review tip of the week: Zoning

April 28, 2014

Design Technique: Zoning

With zoning, groups of like materials are placed in specific areas, or zones, within a composition. This technique is similar to grouping in that space must be evident between each group of materials and between the individual materials within each group.
The space between each group must be ample enough that each stands out with clear independence.
Zoning allows individual shapes, colors and textures to stand out. This technique is often applied to a composition larger than a simple flower arrangement.
One in a series of Design Techniques from the Florists’ Review Design School book.

Friday, April 25, 2014 sharing Prom trends for 2014

Corsage — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab
Today’s young women are savvy, sophisticated and connected, and they’re sharing photos of fabulous prom flowers on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. (These are certainly not “your mother’s” prom corsages!) Here is a compilation of the top trends for prom flowers in 2014 that I’m seeing:Boutonniere — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab
The Pantone Color of the YearRadiant Orchid
What a grand hue to accent a variety of gown colors. It looks great with everything from aqua to pink to soft butter yellow as well as the classic black. Shown here, the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid works equally as well in a corsage or a boutonniere.

Floral Belt - David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.
Flowers are not just for the wrist anymore. 
Think of prom flowers as true fashion accessories. Consider a necklace, bracelet, hairpiece or maybe a belt to show the waistline.
Matching Boutonniere & Wrist Corsage— Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

The Peacock Dazzles
Strut your stuff with blues, to greens to purples all blending together. The addition of natural peacock feathers sets the color harmony and adds fabulous texture.
Prom Bling — Bryan Buckridge/Floral Design Institute

Bling is in
Rhinestones, jewels and pearls of every variety. Here bling is added to dissected ginger blooms to create a coordinating wristlet and boutonniere.

Industrial and Edgy Boutonniere— Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, CFD, PFCI/Oasis Design Team

Industrial and edgy is hot! 
Fabulous wires, chains and beads can be fashioned into a trendy boutonniere.

Unique, Individual and Personalized Boutonnières — Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, CFD, PFCI/Oasis Design Team

Unique, Individual and Personalized
Both corsages and boutonnières are detailed with fabulous artistic touches. Buttons, grandma’s brooch or beads can be just the perfect addition to your favorite fresh blossoms.

Classic Prom Corsage  — Oasis Design TeamUpdated classics
Think Grace Kelly and Princess Diana. The traditional wristlet is elegantly updated with unique materials. Hot at the moment, succulents are perfect! They last almost forever, blend with fresh blooms easily and reflect a sophisticated approach to tradition.
Talk to your local florist for recommendations on the perfect prom flowers for you.
As prom season unfolds, join me in “prom-stalking” flowers by following the hashtag #promcorsage on social media.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A students Hand Tied Wedding Bouquets

Hand Tied Wedding Bouquets

These bouquets were created by Sheryl a student in the Explore Floral Design class.  These are her first hand tied's!!  She did a fantastic job and had perfect radial stems that allowed the bouquet to stand alone  ( as pictured) or in a shallow tray of water.
We also learn to design wedding bouquets in foam holders.  Watch for her designs.  Great job!

Explore Floral Design Class design tables ready for students

The Explore Floral Design class began on Monday April 21, 2014.  I welcome the students with FLOWERS, notebooks, catalogs, &periodicals that will enable them to resource information about the floral industry.
We will spend the next 10 mondays learning so many new things!  Ladies we will have Fun!!

The releases trends for 2015 released a few surveys and trend reports ahead of the 2014 wedding season. It's already common for brides-to-be to plan their weddings with apps, checklists, Pinterest boards and other virtual helpers, but what exactly are they "pinning" that's new? Here's a look at some of the top wedding trends for 2014, per's press release:
Woodland Weddings
The big wedding theme this year looks rustic and natural with sophisticated, glam accents, like the weddings of Sean Parker and Kate Bosworth. The centerpieces are branchy and green with lots of lush flowers and a pop of sparkle. For fashion, brides will don long wedding veils and dresses with ethereal lace and floral embellishments. A fun animal motif printed on everything from the invites to the ceremony programs, escort cards and more pulls the look together.
Please Don’t Instagram My Wedding
Many couples don’t like the idea of guests attached to their phones throughout the ceremony and reception and are opting for unplugged weddings, a la Michael Jordan’s recent wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. From providing a phone check at the door to adding a note in their wedding websites or ceremony programs asking guests to refrain from taking photos or video, couples are stepping away from social media at their weddings.
#SuperCharged Guests
This is literally the opposite of the unplugged wedding. If brides want their guests capturing the entire wedding day via a custom hashtag, they’ll ensure their phones stay charged all night with charging stations at the reception. These chic charging stations don’t have to look like an airport kiosk; brides are dressing up tall cocktail tables with pretty linens and having florists create small flatbeds of roses or wheatgrass with little flowers and cords popping up.
All-Nighter Weddings
Couples these days like to party more than ever, and want their weddings to last as long as possible. Enter the all-nighter wedding. Once the reception ends, the party continues. Couples keep the fun going by changing up the style and vibe and moving the party into another room or even an alternate venue. The after-party even has a completely different décor look with couture late-night comfort food bites and custom drink pairings. One big important to-do for those taking this route: arrange for transportation home or back to the hotel so that none of the guests drive home afterwards.
Jeweled Necklines
The bridal fashion runways were full of simple, classic wedding dresses with added sparkle along the neckline -- from sheer illusion necklines with small beading to larger embroidered rhinestones and crystals. Picture the gorgeous looks of Lake Bell and Christina Ricci’s wedding dresses. And since most wedding photos are taken from the waist up, sparkly or unique details are best captured on the neckline or around the waist of the wedding dress.
Trash-the-Dress Backlash
There’s a counter-revolution going on in wedding photography and videography. Instead of trash-the-dress sessions (where brides spend a day with their photographer taking fun shots “trashing” their gown in the mud or a nearby lake), formal portraiture is back in style. The Southern bridal portrait tradition is going mainstream, as are formal bridal party portraits and family shots too – sometimes even sans smile!
Brights Are Back
Gone are the days of all-white weddings. This year, big pops of bright hues are back for wedding color palettes. We’re not talking about a rainbow of color here. The idea is to take a neutral, muted palette, like whites, ivories and metallic gold, and to add a bold color like poppy red, tangerine or indigo blue. Brides will infuse color into those big details that everyone will see, from a pop of color in all of your florals and incredible colorful sugar flowers to bright nail polish to match.
The Year of the Flower
While flowers tend to show up in 99 percent of weddings, this year, floral arrangements are getting a serious upgrade. Think oversized cascade bridal bouquets and elaborate flower installations that hang over the dance floor. Flowers are being woven into the décor more than ever by draping elaborate displays over tables, having fresh flower ceremony arches, decking out cake canopies with flowers and displaying escort cards and seating arrangements on a fresh flower wall. Don’t be surprised if you even see a confetti cannon shooting rose petals during the couple’s grand exit.
Long Live the Photo Booth
Photo booths are nothing new for weddings. We’ve seen them evolve from vintage photo booths with monogrammed photo strips as favors to point-and-shoot booths that project guests’ photos in real time over the dance floor. Enter the slow-motion video booth. Using a special infrared camera, a videographer creates an amazing keepsake.
The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive
The ’90s are back in a big way – from the ready-to-wear fashion runways to home design trends and even Billboard’s “The Hot 100” music list. Plus, the ’90s were the party decade, so it may not be surprising to hear that ’90s-inspired details are on trend for weddings this year. We’re talking temporary tattoo wedding favors, hip hop music groups or even break dancers to entertain guests while the band or DJ takes a break, and crop-top wedding dresses.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Students Wedding designs from the Professional Wedding class

These designs were created by the students that attended the Professional Wedding Class.  They are working with the new square and round Euro bridal bouqet holders.  As you can see these designs are not traditional, but very oppulent and stylish.  Everyone in this class had under 1 years experience in the industry.

This was the first time for all os them to design in this style of foam bouquet holder.  They also created a small carry design for mothers or flower girls.

The last assignment of the day was to create a unique ring bearers design.

The day also contained valuable information about how to be profitable in event and weddings.  The 8 students did a fantastic job with this design challenge.

Enjoy the beautiful flowers!!