Monthly Archives: May 2012

Monochromatic Tall Arrangements with Olivier Giugni on May 17th

Last Thursday, Olivier Giugni gave an incredible Master Class featuring a monochromatic tall arrangement using viburnum and roses. In this class, Olivier showed us how a well-developed design, using simple and beautiful flowers, can create an amazing and sleek arrangement. This design looked simple in execution, however the vast amount of flowers demanded a lot of… Read more »

Peonies with Meredith Perez of Belle Fleur

on May 10th Meredith Perez of Belle Fleur gave a spring Master Class highlighting the peony, one of her favorite flowers. Beginning with her background, Meredith explained how almost twenty years later she is still in love with the flower industry, because as a florist you are able to join in peoples most joyous and… Read more »

Floral Design Workshop with Ariella Chezar in Sonoma, CA

Treat yourself to a unique opportunity working with one of the best floral designers in the business, Ariella Chezar, in an upcoming workshop in beautiful Sonoma, California. This three-day workshop, from June 12th- 14th, will teach students how to arrange centerpiece flowers using Ariella’s signature compote, the process of creating a soft cascading bridal bouquet… Read more »

Modern Interpretations Part I

Gudrun with students We started the second section of our trip titled, “Modern Interpretations” over the weekend.  For this leg of the trip, we made Ghent, Belgium, our home base.  This medieval city has a very strong history and appreciation for flowers.  Due to it being surrounded by fields of flowers, it quickly gained the nick name… Read more »