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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!!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

1 Day Wedding workshop ~~ Featuring Holly Chapple products

1 Day Wedding Workshop
Learning to create designs with the

Holly Heider Chapple egg & pillow

All SeasonalFlowers, egg,container and handouts will be provided for the 2 designs:
bridal bouquet with egg mechanics
table design featuring the pillow mechanic

Class is from 10am - 6pm with an hour lunch break

All designs are yours to take home and enjoy!  What are you waiting for???
join me ...and learn something new!!

Class cost: $295.00

email or call to make your appointment for this class
weekdays or some weekends available   or 913-708-2988

I can't wait to share these new products that are creating the trending wedding and event styles!

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and instructor

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Grand Central Floral Newsletter

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25 NEW Iris, Lily and Allium Varieties That are Cuter Than a Kitten! Betcha’ Ain’t Seen These Yet!

Don’t miss these 25 petal-packed stunners from the June 11th judging at the (KAVB) “Royal Association Of Flowerbulb Growers” at the CNB Tradecenter in Lisse, South Holland! Top breeders enter their best of the best new breeds of Iris, Lilies and Allium! Think Spring and enjoy this refreshing trip down ‘flower bulb lane’ to see... Read More »
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Rock Stars of the Industry

MUST-SEE PHOTO GALLERY! Chelsea in Bloom – The Most Epic Shopfronts and Floral Displays in South West London

If you didn’t manage to secure a ticket for this year’s famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, fear not. For there’s still an opportunity to enjoy an array of spectacular – and entirely free – floral delights when you’re out shopping in Chelsea over the next few days. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Chelsea... Read More »

Tricks of the Fresh Cut Trade

MUST-SEE VIDEOS! The Graceful Movement of Dancing Tulips Showcased by Carl Kleiner

Carl Kleiner creates sleek editorial content for fashion and lifestyle brands, and that sensibility shows in his photo and video series Postures which features artfully arranged tulips. Using minimal metal rods, bent at strategic ends and angles, Kleiner showcases the graceful curves of the flowers’ long necks and gently ruffled petals and leaves. A further... Read More »

Tricks of the Plant Trade

6 Edible Plants That Might Surprise You

If you are ever stranded in the wilderness of the U.S., unsure which direction is the nearest grocery store or restaurant, fear not. The forest is your supermarket, and it is time to go shopping! If you find yourself stuck in a wetland area, cattails may save you. Although it may look like a hairy... Read More »

Industry Events

HortiFlor Zimbabwe, 2018; October 9-11; Harare International Conference Centre

Making Flower Exports Blossom Again. Flower exports used to be, at the height of production, one of Zimbabwe’s biggest forex earners. By 2001, Zimbabwean flower exports ranked as the second largest in Africa, only behind Kenya. Zimbabwe was also the fifth biggest exporter to the European Union. The flower growers and exporters in Zimbabwe were... Read More »

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Negotiation 101 For Senior Leaders: How To Structure An Effective Argument

Do you know how most leaders sabotage themselves during a negotiation? If you think it’s because they’re being “too soft,” you’re in for a surprise. Negotiation is a critical leadership skill and yet very few managers know how to do it effectively — and with flair. The main reason for failure at a negotiation table... Read More »

Colors and Trends

SLIDE SHOW: The Most Beautiful Wedding Gowns for Spring 2019

For spring 2019, bridal designers were more daring than ever. While most of them still stuck to ethereal, white, and dreamy as the overall theme, it was refreshing to see more options for silhouettes, colorful gowns, and pantsuits as well. Whether or not you’re shopping for a wedding gown (admit it, they’re fun to look... Read More »

Tech Tips

These 7 Apps Will Help You Identify Unknown Plants And Flowers

Know immediately if your child has a handful of Virginia creeper or poison ivy. Identifying flowers, leaves and trees can be useful, educational and even entertaining. But while you can attempt an online search if you’re not sure what something is, googling “white star shaped flower” can turn up hundreds of pages of possible results.... Read More »

Retail Trends

Floral Cafe Opens On Upper West Side

PlantShed offers customers the chance to grab a latte and a bouquet of flowers all in one trip. An Upper West Side florist is introducing a new concept at its newest location in the neighborhood: The floral cafe. Plantshed’s new location at 555 Columbus Avenue, located between West 86th and 87th streets, is a fusion... Read More »

Science & Research

These Most Dangerous Plants in The World Will Make You Want to Stay Indoors Forever

At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous. We don’t normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from 2016 will make you reconsider that assumption. “Botanists of Reddit, what are the scariest plants in the world?” user Zipzapadam asked. And Reddit delivered.... Read More »

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Flowerweb Newsletter

Summer season is here!! Sunny days, great times and of course lots and lots of weddings and other events for florists to cater for. As you get busy this season we wish you successful business and hop that his newsletter will inspire you in one way or another. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE FLORIST PROFILE ON FLOWERWEB.COM, SEND AN EMAIL TO AND WE WILL GET YOU STARTED.
During the recently held RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Floral Fundamentals ambassadors created a beautiful floral exhibit using various flowers and plants including Porta Nova red naomi roses. The installation was a brainchild of UK based florist Morgan Douglas Nuth who together with eight other top florists brought to life a creation that spelt-out unity and beauty in vivid floral language. READ MORE
Glamorous wedding centerpieces
Yet another wedding season; filled with color, vibrance and superb floral design creativity. For a dose of inspiration we serve you some unique wedding table centerpieces from various floral designers as showcased on their social media platforms. Check out these 12 ideas.  READ MORE
Araik Galstyan presents 2018 Bridal Bouquet Trends
During the 3 day Expo-Russia Kazakhstan held from 26th June to 28th June 2018 at the Global Business Forum in Almaty, floral designer Araik Galstyan presented a unique floral design collection in a show dubbed Wedding World Premium Show. READ MORE
Proteas are the true crown jewels of the cape, and visitors to this part of the world should be ready to be awe inspired by this unique flower. A new trend quickly gaining prominence among floral designers is the use of proteas in wedding arrangements. READ MORE
The day is celebrated every beginning of June and will see graduands from high schools, vocational colleges and universities receive roses as they proudly wear the Scandinavian white cap. According to Jouni Seppänen, long and big-headed top quality red roses such as Porta Nova Red Naomi are the most popular on Graduation Day.  READ MORE
Winner RHS Florist of the Year
Spring Wedding” was the theme for this year’s competition at RHS Chelsea. The florists were asked to create a floral wedding throne. One of the conditions was that 2/3 of the finished design had to be fresh flower and/or plant material.

Rebecca Hough was named the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2018 while Ellouise Hasler-Stott emerged the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2018. READ MORE
Expo Flor Ecuador will take place in the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito, from September 19th to the 21st, 2018.
The main flower fair of Ecuador is expecting the participation of approximately 1800 visitors who will discover more than 1000 varieties of flowers in one of the main venues of the region.
What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about summer? Enjoying sunny days at the beach, having a picnic in the park, travelling to sunny destinations. Flowers have the power to deliver this summer feeling, especially the colourful gerbera. READ MORE
Celebrating summer with ´Van Gogh’s Favorite’
At the onset of this summer, Takii, in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, organized a promotional campaign for the ‘Sunrich – Van Gogh’s Favorite’ concept. It is not just a celebration of the summer, but also the announcement of the start of the Sunrich sunflower season. READ MORE

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Floret Mini Course

REMINDER: Sign up for this free video-based course
Grow Great Dahlias guide
In case you missed my announcement late last week, I wanted to make sure you knew about our upcoming Cut Flower Garden Summer Mini Course. 

In this 3-part video series, I’ll show you a few key skills and techniques we use on our farm to grow, harvest and sell high quality cut flowers. 

You’ll learn: 

  • A simple step that can double the number of blooms your plants produce
  • How to cut and care for your flowers for the longest vase life
  • How to make mixed bouquets quickly and efficiently

If you would like to participate in this FREE Floret Mini Course all you need to do is click the link below. 

The course is FREE and you can join in no matter where you live. All you need is an internet-connected device to view the videos. 

The mini course videos will be live for a short time only, so be sure to join us.

Erin Benzakein

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor