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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!!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Oasis Idea Weekly

January  2019
How to Create Fabulous Floral Fashion your Clients Will Really Wear

There’s botanical couture designed for shows. Then there are the 13 stunning floral scarves, vests and bodices in this week's IDEA Weekly blog. 

These designs are exquisite floral art that people can, will and do wear. And wearable floral couture designs are the only floral designs Carol Jillian of Jillian Design Botanical Couture in Lakeway, Texas, makes. 

Offering fabulous wearable floral couture can set your business apart. Can you include designs like hers in your repertoire?

For Carol's seven botanical couture design insights, including how to fashion the foundation, which specific felt to use and how to place deconstructed flowers, read this week's IDEA Weekly blog with Smithers-Oasis Design Director Sharon McGukin AIFD, AAF, PFCI
To view the blog, click the image above or green button below. 
Floral Design IDEAS
See Nearly 200 Valentine's Floral Recipe IDEAS
Looking for more Valentine's floral design inspiration? Just click the image above or the green button below. You'll find nearly 200 recipe ideas in more than a dozen styles. 

Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more! has the complete information you need on every available OASIS Floral Products product including sizes and colors. You'll all find floral recipes, how-to videos, design ideas and inspiration. If you have questions, ideas or concerns and for order support, contact customer service at 1-800-321-8286 or

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Floret Fragrant Carnations

Learn how to grow these old fashioned favorites  
long stemmed carnations
Carnations are some of the most fragrant flowers we grow here at Floret and bloom all summer long from an early sowing. We'll be starting seed in the greenhouse in the next week or two. Their long stems and extremely long vase life make them an ideal cut flower. The tufted blooms smell like sugar and cloves and they remind me of my childhood. Even a single stem will fill the entire room with a nostalgic fragrance. 

For years I searched for long stemmed, old fashioned, scented carnations and only recently stumbled upon some great varieties that can be grown from seed.Over 
the last two seasons, we have conducted farm trials on nearly 20 different varieties in search of the very best ones for cutting that possess long stems, healthy growth, strong fragrance and unique coloring.

Overhead shot of carnations
Over on the Floret Blog you will find a flower-filled post about carnations. 
In it you’ll learn: 

How to grow carnations from seed
My 5 favorite carnation varieties How to support plants for long, strong stemsHarvesting tips and more
I hope you will be inspired to tuck some of these scented treasures in your garden this coming season. 
Erin Benzakein

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor