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We’ve all done it. You’re about 99% of the way done with the bouquet: just a finesse here, a little petal clean up there, and then all of a sudden… snap. That perfectly-placed, showy, ruffly ranunculus head is broken. Sigh. Like all things with floral design, a little prep work can save you from just […]

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Ever since I was a young business owner, I’ve loved Mayesh flowers. Through the years, this amazing company has helped me pull together tricky palettes, shipped me last-minute, event-saving flowers to the farthest reaches of the country, and has offered endless inspiration.  As a florist, our success can be limited or liberated by our suppliers. […]

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It’s tempting to have a “can’t have too much of a good thing” attitude about flowers. More is the quick solution to a happier client, right? Well, I beg to differ. Overstuffed bouquets are a frequent occurrence in floral design and are a common symptom of insecurity or inexperience. Not sure if the bouquet is […]

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It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create. ― J. M. W. Turner This post is a call to the creative who may at one time or another, limit their design potential by allowing fear to lead. Have you ever dealt with that mean inner critic in your work […]

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Tired of your stems moving around as you try to build bouquets? They can slip down in the hands, collapse into each other and end up feeling congested and dense. When you try to make stem adjustments early on in the bouquet, you’ll run into a lot of shifting (and frustration) as you add more […]

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Today’s topic might not be sexy, but is it flower-saving? Hand-saving? Practical? Yes, yes, yes! Two of my biggest concerns as a floral designer are efficiency and self-care. I want to operate strategically, quickly, and intentionally. Simultaneously, I want to perform in a way that minimizes stress on my body.  One small action that has […]

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