Category Archives: flower arranging ideas

Rub Shoulders with European Champion Florists

How often do you get the chance to rub shoulders with European Champion florists who have been judged the best in their own countries? It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of us, you will agree.

Hot new construction flower arrangement methods

Hot new construction flower arrangement methods

What if you could jump the barriers, linger in sessions closed to the public, and watch every stage as they all competed to become the best florist in Europe? Would that be AMAZING or what! Well here it is, as Pavol Kaššák did just that , running from demonstrations theatres to competition halls and back again to capture all the action in minute detail for you to study. Backed up by the passionate designers, Madeleine Sarradell and Gilles Vial-Caille we are able to bring you the best of the best in this and the June edition.

You will see the unique mechanics close up, the constructions methods all uncovered and exposed- in fact a dream seat in the front row as you are handed the hottest new trends and techniques on a plate!

Each time we have suggested how you can use these pieces in your own flower arranging, because what you are about to see is the future, the exciting emerging trends in floral design.

But ringing in my ears was a criticism about covering these extraordinary events from one of our readers, “But they are not relevant to my situation, so they are not of interest to me”, she wrote. The challenge was thrown down.

6 lessons using European Floral Mechanics

6 lessons using European Floral Mechanics

The result is this month’s companion video . I took 6 of the most interesting mechanics from this issue’s coverage, and used the same methods to create 6 extraordinary floral gifts that could be easily carried out of a flower shop, or into the car to take to a friend. The optional video is a simple and quick way to try out these new ideas for little expense and using equipment you may already have in your home or office.

The Hidden Truths about Texture

While communicating with some of the students currently enrolled in the floral design magazine’s floristry school, it dawned on me that it was time we went back and had a much closer look at the design elements and principles that are the foundation of not only flower arranging but every creative endeavour in the world. Many of our subscribers are also floristry colleges and floral art clubs in many different parts of the globe with hugely varying design styles that they consider ‘normal’ and ‘best’ and yet we all share these cornerstones in common. So in this special edition of floral design we investigate texture, a design element beloved by

Texture in flower arranging with floraldesignmagazine.com

The Hidden truths about Texture

architects, interior designers and the fashion industry as well as all of us. Accomplished American florists Lisa and Jaclyn (That’s Jaclyn’s design on the cover) and  editor of floral design magazine Tricia Legg bring their own cultural and personal styles to your attention as lessons but you will also notice the basic premise they all share, that important design foundation – texture! Using a contrast in texture in a floral arrangement is guaranteed to make your arrangements beautiful, interesting and successful and so here is your chance to  find out more!

Flowers for the Grand Occasion

Watching the grand entrance by Swedish Royalty and winners at the Nobel Prize ceremony and dinner (fast forward the video below to see the flowers)

 once again emphasised to me the added value and sense of occasion that flowers bring to such elaborate affairs. Without them, it was just a huge hall of people dressed up for dinner.

In that case the flowers were sponsored by the growers of San Remo where Alfred Nobel spent his final years which of course leads to the question. How can these events take place without sponsorship unless your client base are millionaires? Perhaps the question leads directly to the answer. Someone has to cater to the fabulously wealthy so why shouldn’t it be you?

Flowers for the grand occasion

Flowers for the grand occasion

Impossible you may think, but you could be wrong. If you have been trained well initially, the key is confidence in your ability, great organisational skills and clever marketing. Deliver top class innovative design every time as the 4 talented florists featured in this edition do, and you too could be become a flower arranger to the rich and famous.

This edition of floral design is your mentor as florists from Sweden and the USA share their successful floral creations for the grand occasion for you to copy.

The Fashion colours of 2016

It’s always exciting when the top 10 colours for the new year are released in the fashion, paint and design industries. For me it is the time to explore these colours and the combinations I am going to use for the year so my arrangements remain up to date and contemporary in the real world of interior design and wedding fashion.

The colours of 2016 in flower arrangements

The colours of 2016 in flower arrangements

This leads to the decisions I make about the colours of accessories, wraps and vases I buy, as well as the flowers and foliage I will order or grow. It is an annual fresh start, taking me on a new adventure into uncharted waters. This edition of floral design is your invitation to take the same route with all of the tedious colour theory and research already done for you. The ten 2106 top colours each have 4 companion colour suggestion bars as well as ideas from the world around you for more inspiration. An arrangement has been selected which uses one of these suggestions plus we include how top florists took these starting points further at one of Belgium’s biggest annual exhibitions at Alden Biesen. Have a blast with colour this year! Happy arranging

Be first to introduce new flower arrangement concepts and ideas.

How is it that when you go to a floristry workshop or demonstration , the person  you have paid so much money to see and watch has floral design ideas you have never even thought of?

How do they come up with the unique way they work with plant material and accessories? Do you wonder if there a creative gene you somehow lack?

The problem is once  you have seen the new ideas so have the people sitting all around you watching the same demonstration. That means all your competitors know it too, and so it becomes ordinary very quickly.

What if  your could see really creative flower design work and your competitors haven’t discovered this resource before you? What if you could do this from your laptop right now, today and start using some of the concepts tomorrow.

Floral Art exhibitions, competitions and floral art groups are the places to find the newest flower arranging concepts before they become trends or the latest floral  fashion.

Would that give you the edge on your competitors over the next year? Would you finally be ahead of the trends and actually be creating them rather than always being behind the crowd?

We have searched internationally for the best floral art concept pieces we could find, that can be easily adapted for use in a flower shop or competition using plant material available in your area.

Floral Art

Floral Art

Visit  the 38 concept ideas in this special ‘Floral Art’ edition  time and time again as at each viewing you will see something else to try… an interesting technique, a  method of construction you haven’t thought about, a design to showcase in your window to  attract  your customers’ reaction.

Floral design magazine has been covering the world’s best for 16 years.

We know the potential of exciting, unusual floral art and  in this edition I even suggest ways you can adapt  the designs for different occasions.. “It is the highlight of the month in this bleak weather,” emailed one reader  last week, as she delved into it.

People will talk about you and your floral designing if you rise above the  rest, if your work is different and  creative, if you are one step ahead of the crowd.

This special ‘Floral Art’ edition magazine is your creative break through, leading you into a whole brave new world of flower design.

Be prepared to be amazed at what you see, close up and explained in detail. Ready? Click on this link and get started!

Retrain, revitalise, refresh

This combination of  streamed lessons and online magazine is your answer to a busy life where you want more but have no time to take a conventional pathway.

This combination of streamed lessons and online magazine is your answer to a busy life where you want more but have no time to take a conventional pathway.

Do you need to retrain, revitalise and refresh yourself in order to stay on top of trends and retain the interest of your customers.

How can you do this when your life is hectic enough and you can’t take days out from your commitments to travel to demonstrations and workshops constantly?

You want to try out new techniques and methods and show your customers how creative you can be. But you haven’t worked out how to be everywhere at once and then another week has flown by and you are no further ahead.

What if you could  see the latest international trends and techniques  PLUS steam a video showing you how to create  contemporary floral pieces  step by step anywhere, anytime on any modern device?

It is finally possible with modern technology to retrain, revitalise, and refresh your flower arranging without taking time away from your daily commitments PLUS you are updated every month.

All this is possible with just 2 hours of your time a month by taking 10  minutes here,  15 minutes there. You choose when you tap in, for how long, on what device. Interruptions don’t matter nor where you are (or what you are wearing!) as long as you have an internet connection.  Make it happen now

Floral design magazine has been covering the world’s best florists for 16 years. We know the most successful floral design  styles, newest techniques, global fashions and latest hot trends. We gather the best internationally for you to learn from or be inspired by.

Each month you get by email the links to the latest demonstration which is streamed direct to you. You can stop pause, restart, and replay anytime. You also get the link to the internationally renowned floral design online magazine packed full of more practical, useable, flower arranging techniques.

This combination of  streamed lessons and online magazine is your answer to a busy life where you want more but have no time to take a conventional pathway. Portable, accessible, affordable, they are created to help you get ahead, fulfil your goals and thrill your clients.

We call the platinum subscription every passionate florist’s secret weapon against boredom, lack of success and begin stuck in a rut.

Don’t wait any longer to charge forward with renewed energy and passionate. Order your platinum subscription today and by tomorrow you could be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.