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Perennials are the best and easiest investment you can make in your cut flower garden since they come back every year. While traditionally planted directly in the ground, they can also thrive in a pot if you are renting, limited in yard space, or if you want to keep them at an off-site studio.  Perennials, […]

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For many years, I spent a lot of time ignoring the signs of accumulating problems in my body because I just needed to get through one more wedding or finish one more holiday. It’s a common theme in our work with flowers; short turnaround times and often at the sake of ourselves.  The bottom line: […]

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There’s an intrinsic association between Moms and flowers. Afterall, Moms are gardeners of children, aren’t they? Moms grow, nurture, and delight in their children blooming. Maybe that’s why the traditional gift for Mother’s Day is flowers! I know this can also be a tough holiday for some but I am always struck by the resilience […]

How to Keep Flowers Fresh and Vibrant. Close-up photo of Amy Balsters from The Floral Coach holding up a bunch of flowers.

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Here’s How to Keep Your Flowers Fresh and Full of Life Creating and designing flowers is the part of floral design that we are often drawn to but the knowledge to keep flowers alive is another skill. Maybe not as sensational as the design aspect of creating floral arrangements but equally important, conditioning flowers when […]

Amy Balsters from the Floral Coach laughs along with her student florists as they stand in a line and showcase their floral arrangements

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Why You Should Consider Floral Arrangement Classes There are many paths to learning floral design techniques, mechanics and styles. The majority of floral designers learn from others they work for and/or take classes through a school or learn through individual floral design classes and workshops. Garden clubs offer education and accrediting organizations like AIFD, EMC […]

Image of books laid out for teaching on how to press flowers when repurposing a bouquet

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Have you ever wondered how to press flowers? Maybe you want to save a special flower arrangement or bouquet. What do you do? My recommendation is that the best way to repurpose your bouquet is by pressing the flowers. Pressed flowers are the perfect way to remember a gorgeous (and probably sentimental) floral arrangement you […]