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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.

913-708-2988

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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!!



Monday, March 23, 2020

California allows flower shipments



Lavender Arrangement 
Corona Virus and the floral business

Dear Christina, 

I would like to give you a brief update on things here at Florabundance. We are shipping flowers nationwide overnight via FedEx and GSO. Your box of flowers will be left at your door - no signature required.

I'm sharing with you part of the California Flower Growers & shippers email that went out.


The floral industry is considered "essential" and allowed to continue to operate - employees need to adhere to keeping social distance from one another. Flower farmers can continue to operate and Retail Florists can stay open with curbside and delivery services - again keeping a social distance from each other. Some have become very creative with sales and deliveries.
Please read our Governor's explanation page to the Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure designation.
Since it in unclear how long the coronavirus will continue to impact our state, we must treat important agriculture service industries with long-term goals in mind.  

Governor Gavin Newsom and members of White House administration have stressed the responsibility employees have to continue important operations provided by industries considered essential. Food and Agricultural businesses, including cut flowers, are included under this status and exemptions for their employees to come to work are allowed.
"We know the Stay at Home Order in California presents some confusion and challenges for both employers and employees", said CSFA EVP Ann Quinn. "We are so thankful for the people who are continuing to serve the citizens of the state and country. We want to assure people that the California floral industry will continue to do our part".
At Florabundance the safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. We have limited our on hand staff and some are working remotely from home, but we are still shipping flowers daily! Our warehouse/office hours are currently 8am -  2pm and we are available by email almost anytime of the day. 
Here is what you should know:
Because we are surrounded by many great  flower farms we pick up flowers as needed. We are able to get locally grown flowers like we have been offering and the weather is great, so more local production is coming on. We just ask for your continued support to place orders of any size and please be flexible with substitutions if we have to make any. Let's hope things get better sooner rather than later and remember we ship FedEx and GSO in California. No signature required and we can ship to a home address if your business is closed.

We have posted this note on our website:  and please follow our daily messages on Instagram.

We are still shipping fresh flowers nationwide overnight via Fedex Priority. Please be aware: due to disruptions as a result of controlling the COVID-19 virus spread, our cut flower availability may vary at time of shipping. We will contact you via email if your order is affected. If you have any questions, please email info@florabundance.com or your floral consultant directly. If you know of someone who is looking to source flowers please forward this news letter.

 
Please look on our website for the items that say California grown:
Locally grown flowers we offer and ship with a day or two notice:
Anemones
Large Cymbidiums stems 
Stock
Snaps
Belladonna
Larkspur
Lisianthus
Green Trick Dianthus
Sweet William
Ranunculus
Waxflower
Eucs
Myrtle
Poppies
Lilies
Oriental lilies
Dusty miller
Scented Geranium
Olive
Sweet peas
Hellebores
Sage
Oregano
Mint
Dried Pampas
Bunny tail grass
Queen Anne's Lace
Orlaya
Bupleurum
Craspedia
Alstroemeria
Butterfly Ranunculus
Scabiosa
Sunflowers
Roses
Spray roses
Gerberas
Germinis
Ginestra
Genesta
Eriostemon
Foxglove
Fever Few
Sword Fern
Gardenias
Gardenia foliage
Bay leave
Camellia
Ivy
Cabbage
Garden roses
Garden sprays
Jasmine
Veronica
Cornflower
Nigella
Tweedia
Lilac
Foxtail
Curly willow
Date palm berries
Birds of paradise
Bird leaves

Please let us know what we can do for you and  follow our posts on instagram and help spread the word about fresh flowers as part of our daily lives.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help any way we can!
Our Holland Direct program is a great way to place last minute  ( 3 days notice or more ) orders with many different flower varieties and spring bulbs are something to look at.  Remember they are dealing with many challenges so when an order is placed and confirmed it can not be canceled. Delivery is included in the price and all orders are shipped via Fedex International to your door!  If you have registered for this program in the past but never used this now is the time to do it.  If you need assistance or a refresher on how the program works email us and we will email the instructions. Not signed up? Take a moment and fill out the Florabundance Holland Direct sign up form.

Place an order on Garden Roses Direct. Shipped directly from Columbia via UPS continue's . This is our farm direct program which ships 4 bunches of garden roses or more delivered to your door!  If you would like to pick certain varieties put in a note with your order as long as David Austin roses are separately ordered from regular Garden Roses . Choose a Monday thru Saturday arrival.  Delivery is included via UPS second day air.  The garden rose prices are very competitive and the quality is super fresh!  If you don't know what to buy choose assorted colors and use them in your fancier bouquets or vase arrangements.

We hope you, your staff and your family stay safe  follow the social distancing instructions and  we will get through this together and we are looking forward to a successful wedding and event season!



Thank You for your orders large or small our flower growers will appreciate it too!

Warm regards,
Joost Bongaerts
President/Owner


© Copyright 2020 Florabundance, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Flowers bring JOY




Dear Floral Industry Partners,
 
The events surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic have caused much fear, panic and uncertainty in America and around the world.
 
It is easy to get caught up in the hysteria of the 24-hour news cycle, with “breaking news” flashes of closures of major events, but at this seemingly very dark time, I believe we are embarking on a great opportunity for the flower business.

Public events of all sorts have been cancelled, (international) air travel has virtually come to a halt, restaurants are nearly deserted, but the one place that people are resorting to, is the safe surrounding of the home. The prospect of people spending more time at home in the coming weeks is precisely where we, as a floral industry can help play an important role.
 
Flowers are the unifying symbol of joy, beauty, cheerfulness and healing. Flowers have a positive effect on overall health, they are a mood booster, and a stress reducer. Flowers have the capability to fulfill a deep yearning for peace and joy in the hearts and souls of the consumer particularly at this time.
 
Rather than retreating, I ask everyone in the floral industry to turn this crisis into a defining moment of permanently changing the paradigm of floral purchasing behavior.
 
Historically USA floral consumption has been is characterized as holiday centric, with Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day as peak flower consumption periods.
 
A Rutgers University study conducted several years ago, indicated that flowers bring happiness. Emphasizing the intrinsic value of flowers in the home as an everyday gift, or for self-use, will help provide joy, brightness, hope and even healing. Flowers will help counteract the negative messages and darkness that is prevalent at this very moment. Flowers will assuage troubled minds, and bring peace to hearts and souls in these times of anxiety and fear.
 
You may wonder what can be done to help advance an industry wide paradigm shift: here are some ideas that can be implemented:
 
  •  Use of In-Store Communication about the transforming power of flowers. Educational material is available which you can immediately download and begin to use to communicate the health benefits of flowers with your staff and customers.
  • Download flyer here.
  • Capitalize on the reach of Social Media to be promoting the (health) benefits of flowers across all social media channels. 
 
In conclusion, let’s take this historic moment in time as a defining opportunity to prove that flowers can and will change lives.
 
Thank you,
Lane DeVries

— S U N V A L L E Y —
CREATING A WORLD OF COLOR

Order online at www.tsvg.com
or speak to a sales rep at 800-747-0396 Monday-Friday 7am-3pm PST

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Sympathy floral Tributes




March 12th, 2020
Increase Profits with 
Specialty Sympathy Flowers
Specialty sympathy flowers comfort the living by celebrating a loved one’s uniqueness.

Sports, occupation, hobbies, favorite things – the possibilities for expressing one’s personality in flowers are endless. 

How can selling specialty sympathy flowers increase your flower shop profits?

Flowers represent emotion. You can create new, loyal customers by delivering messages in flowers.

For inspiration click the Read IDEA Weekly green tab below.
Interested in using floral foam tiles 
to make floral artwork? CLICK HERE

Spring is Coming! Brighten up your home with our new Spring Collection. Click Below to view products.
Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more!
Oasisfloralproducts.com 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 support@oasisfloral.us.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Prom Flower set

What are the students learning in class today???  Ideas for Prom....necklace, ring, pocket square and floral cuff.

2020 Prom Flower Trends



March  2020
2020 Prom Flower Trends
What's trending for prom flowers in 2020?

How can you offer trendsetting designs your teen customers will want to wear for prom?

Click on the green button below for prom flower tips, trends, and techniques that can help make this your most successful prom season ever!  
Interested in more Elevated Floral Designs? CLICK HERE

Spring is Coming! Brighten up your home with our new Spring Collection. Click Below to view products.
Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more!
Oasisfloralproducts.com 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 support@oasisfloral.us.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor