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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.


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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!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Students Review the flower classroom EFD class

As each Explore Floral Design class ends I ask the students to review the class so I can know what they are thinking and how to always improve the content and needs of the students.  Without them providing this information I couldn't meet and exceed their expectations....many thanks to all of you!!

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD  CFD
floral artist and instructor

Every Day design sample
+ I enjoyed my EFD experience very much & would highly recommend the course to floral, color, composition design enthusiasts.  Reflecting on the course, I am most grateful for the exposure to industry standards tools & techniques.  Our classes were rooted in design guided by current business practice.  Christina is a wealth of information & a dedicated teacher.
Laura Beth Cochran
EFD Evening Class August - November 2015

+If anyone is interested in floral design or already a florist and want to learn cutting edge techniques,please take this class( EFD).  Christina is amazing at what she does and really stands behind her students and wants nothing but them to succeed!  You gain a lifetime of knowledge and friendship when you take this class or any of her others!
Mikayla Sessler
EFD Fall Session 2015

+I really enjoyed learning the basics of floral design.  Christina's teaching method was very helpful and went through all the essentials needed to start a floral design career.  It brought my passion for flowers to a whole new level.
Patricia McGrew
EFD Fall Session 2015

+Christina is an excellent teacher, and very knowledgeable of everything she taught us in class.  I loved everything about the program and will take some advanced classes in the future.
Kendra Taylor
EFD Summer Session 2015

+I enjoyed diving into the world of floral design through this class.  I appreciate the level of experience and professionalism that you have amassed and share with your students.
Mamie Youderin
EFD Summer Session 2015
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Every Day design samples

every day design samples
Flowers to wear sample necklace and matching boutonnière

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Flowers 411 by Mayesh


Written by: Ali Dahlson 
2/25/2016 10:12 AM  RssIcon

Curious as to what's going on in the world of cut flowers? Here is a summary put together by our fabulous purchasing department - enjoy!

Product Updates

  • Acacia Bagged- available
  • Agonis Green- very limited
  • Agonis Brown- available
  • Almond branches- pink only available
  • Amaranthus Bronze - NOT AVAILABLE LOCALLY
  • Anemones- local are available
  • Apricot blossom- available
  • Artichokes – mostly green, chocolate are very limited
  • Artichokes Baby – mostly green, chocolate are very limited
  • Aster Matsumoto Lavender- very limited
  • Astilbe-import
  • Astrantia-import-frequently held
  • Bells- local are back on
  • Blackberries-Import
  • Boronia heather  not yet ~ probably sometime in March
  • Bouvardia- Local very limited, available Dutch import
  • Brunia Green- finished ( local berzellia)
  • Brunia silver-finsihed
  • Bupleurum- local limited
  • Calcynia/ Thrypotmine-local pink only
  • Celosia-not available
  • Cherry Blossom- available white and pink
  • Cosmos chocolate- import only
  • Coxcomb-not available
  • Craspedia- limited locally
  • Dahlias- EXTREMELY LIMITED!!!  Did I say hard to get?
  • Delph light blue and dark blue- Local is on
  • Delph White- almost impossible to get
  • Delph Hybrid- coming on locally, white as always is limited
  • Eremurus- import only- gets held frequently
  • Eucalyptus gunni/parvafolia- limited but seeing moon lagoon
  • Forsythia-available
  • Freesia- coming on locally
  • Freesia Super  heavy white, colors available somewhat limited right now…coming
  • French Tulip- Flaming Parrot- local coming on
  • Gardenia-numbers are coming back up
  • Genestra- import and local
  • Hydrangea - import
  • Jasmine- available but limited
  • Larkspur-  limited
  • Lisianthus- very limited locally but short and pricey
  • Magnolia blooming -NW still tight buds, maybe some in Calif more developed
  • Passion vine – available no flowers
  • Peach Blossom- available
  • Peony- import
  • Phlox-import
  • Piers Japonica- local just now hitting, will be gone quickly
  • Plum Blossom-not available
  • Poppy Hybrid- import
  • Poppy Pods- should start early march
  • Protea-Blushing Bride-finished
  • Protea- King Pink- very limited
  • Protea pincushion- coming on locally orange
  • Protea- Pink Ice - available
  • Protea- Whites  -extremely limited
  • Quince blossom- finished
  • Queen Anne’s lace – very limited
  • Queen Anne’s Lace- Chocolate-available
  • Raspberries-Not available (sub Blackberries)
  • Riceflower- hot pink only
  • Scabiosa Black/Burg- limited locally
  • Scabiosa White  limited locally
  • Scabiosa Pods- very limited
  • Smilax-Bag- available
  • Smilax- Southern – available
  • Snapdragon peach- almost impossible to get
  • Snowberry- not available
  • Statice - purple available, colors limited
  • Stock- #1 and #2 grade
  • Sunflower- green center- limited
  • Sunflower-black center- limited
  • Sunflower-bi color-limited
  • Sunflower- Chocolate-Limited
  • Sunflower mini-available black center only
  • Sweet pea-import
  • Trachelium-import
  • Trachelium green –import
  • Tulips regular- local and import available
  • Tulips-Frilled- good Dutch selection, white local only
  • Tulips- Parrot- good dutch selection, local limited
  • Tweedia- gapping locally, avail Japanese but pricey
  • Veronica local production starting…limited
  • Viburnum Berry – NZ redish/purple available only
  • Viburnum-import
  • Waxflower- Local is on, regular and hybrids- also tints

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

AIFD Symposium 2016 Early Bird Pricing

Enjoy attending this educational design experience...Bonus....early Bird Pricing

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Early Bird Pricing in Effect NOW!
Reserve Your
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Anaheim Marriott 
700 West
Convention Way 
Anaheim, CA
Click here to book now! 
Early Bird pricing for the 2016 Symposium is in effect! Get "Inspired" now and save up to $150 on your registration.
"Inspiration" is a five day event that will feature 14 high-level stage presentations from never before seen international talent and emerging designers from the USA.
Symposium also includes a welcome reception, two celebratory dinner events, a student competition and two half-day expos of floral industry suppliers. All activities will take place in the exciting and newly renovated Anaheim Marriott Hotel.

Click here 
to view Symposium details!  
Click here to register now! 
American Institute of Floral Designers  720 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230 410-752-3318 ●

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​How Was Your Valentine's Day? is THE Answer to Local Flowers
Our Slow Flowers community was out in force during the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, offering the answer to consumers who ask: "where are these flowers grown?" and "who grew them?" 
We were ready for the buzz at Valentine's Day for good reason. The media is always seeking something novel and new to share with audiences. was mentioned in several online and print stories across the U.S., but we were especially jazzed to read the fantastic February 13th piece that ran on Adweek.comWith an average monthly online readership of 3 million, the trade magazine, seen above, generated lots of attention, reposts, and links for its story.
Editor Robert Klara quoted Debra Prinzing, founder of, and member Teresa Sabankaya of Bonny Doon Garden Co. in Santa Cruz. 
He asked for images -- and we were happy to share a gallery of American Grown Valentine's Day arrangements collected last fall. 
Above, you see an arrangement designed by member Melissa Feveyear of Terra Bella Flowers. Other designs included in the story came from Slow Flowers members Nikki Shenk of Linger Flowers and the design team from Foxglove Brooklyn. Yay team!
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Did You Catch in Martha?!
Editor's Pick for February 

“The benefits of choosing locally grown foods over those from all over the world extends to flowers as well. That’s why garden and features editor Melissa Ozawa likes, an online directory of more than 600 florists and flower farms across the United States. The site offers local blooms in season (for instance, winter tulips or anemones, if you’re in the Northwest). Have your heart set on classic roses? It also helps users find growers in California and Oregon that ship nationally.”  
The article features a beautiful early spring arrangement from Slow Flowers member Kathleen Barber of Erika's Fresh Flowers.
Click here to read more ►
More American Grown News!
Slow Flowers on Living Homegrown Podcast

Those of you who’ve been listening to the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing know how much I love to interview flower farmers and florists about their role in the American Grown/Slow Flowers Movement, right?
Recently, my friend Theresa Loe of the Living Homegrown Podcast turned the tables on me with an interview about the Slow Flowers Movement. I am so honored that she took the time to bring the message of seasonal and local flowers to her audience of listeners who are passionate about seasonal and local food.
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Growers Choice Award
In January, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market board honored Debra Prinzing for her “outstanding contributions to revitalize the local floral community.” 
New Resources 4 You
Slow Flowers has just released new resources for Florists, Flower Farmers and Sponsors. You can print and share these graphics with colleagues in your region.

Meet Our New Sponsor
The Certified American Grown Brand gives consumers confidence that the bouquets and bunches they purchase come from a domestic flower farm. 
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