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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!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

California Grown Flowers Field Notes

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New CCFC Website is Live, UX Friendly

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) has launched an all new website ( that includes hundreds of glorious flower photos, a user-friendly structure and an easy way to search for the state's blooms and the farmers who grow them.

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The site is also more industry and consumer focused than past iterations, with all CCFC member information housed in a section of its own. 

Visit the redesigned website here,  

To read more about our new CCFC website, click here.  
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American Grown Flowers Adorn First Lady's Luncheon 

This year's First Lady's Luncheon, hosted annually by the Congressional Club, was an all American Grown Flowers affair. In support of Certified American Grown Flowers' sponsorship of the event, flower farmers shipped over 18,000 stems of beautiful domestic flowers to a team of over 20 volunteer professional floral designers led by Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore, Christy Hulsey of The Colonial House of Flowers and Margaret Lloyd of Margret Joan Florals.

A team of professional floral designers led by (left to right) Christy Hulsey, Kelly Shore and Margaret Lloyd did an amazing job organizing the American Grown Flower installation at the Congressional Club's First Lady's Luncheon. 
The sponsorship led to a meet and greet opportunity with first lady Melania Trump where Diana Roy of Resendiz Brothers was able to speak with the first lady and encourage the White House to adopt an all all American Grown Flower policy (Read more here.)
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The Magic Continues as Dinner Tour Keeps Moving 
The word "magical" comes to mind as the best description of the 2017 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour. It's a word we've heard over and over from guests who have attended the first three of seven dinners on this year's tour.

April's Field to Vase Dinner hosted over 175 people 
at the famed Flower Fields of Carlsbad.

The magic continued on the third stop of the tour at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad last month where a sold-out crowd enjoyed a wonderful dinner by Chef John Miller of Bistro West while overlooking a sea of ranunculus that seemed to trail off into the Pacific Ocean. (Read more here.)

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So many ways to celebrate California Grown Flowers Month
Post-Mother's Day, before wedding season gets too busy and before July 4, California Grown Flowers Month in June presents an opportunity to share the origin matters message and share California's spectacular blooms with customers.

Why not turn California Grown Flowers Month into a promotion of its own? 
This might include designing specific arrangements that really give off that California vibe - think bright summer colors and a variety of flowers and greens. 

You could even create a design for June birthdays, riffing off the light amethyst (lavender) birthstone for the month.

Or invite customers to choose their favorite California Grown Flowers and create a custom arrangement that incorporates them all.

This June, take just a moment to share with your customers why origin matters or even talk about how the locavore movement has made its way from the dining industry's "farm to fork" to the flower industry's "field to vase."

A beautiful California Grown Flower design 
by Bloem Decor of Sacramento.

Maybe you have a promotion in the works already to celebrate California Grown Flowers Month? Would you like help with posters or artwork? Let us know, we're happy to help you spread the word! 

California Cut Flower Commission, PO Box 90225, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0225
Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

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