Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, I fall prey to the hearts, flowers and chocolate theme of the day.
It’s not too late to sign up for my Free Tutorial on How to Arrange a Dozen Roses in a Vase. Your sweetie will be so surprised to hear you arranged the flowers and not a florist…plus, you will save a ton of money. The cost of roses, especially RED roses, goes way up during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. You will pay a lot of money for red roses from most florists.
Just enter your email address in the box on the top right side of this website, where it says, “Sign Up for our Free Tutorial” and start designing your dozen roses in a vase!
If you like this tutorial, sign up for a trial version of the https://www.flowerarranging101.tv site where you will find several other Valentine’s Day floral centerpieces. You watch a video of me showing you how to create the same floral design. I make it super easy for you.
Have a great day!
Here is another video I made for eHow…I love this little centerpiece, I think it is so cute and fun. Perfect for a casual themed event. Daisies are a simple flower versus an elegant flower. The Billy Balls (Craspedia) bring out the yellow centers of the daisies and it is all tied together with the yellow container.
Here is another of my favorite videos that I made for eHow…apparently brides were searching for How to Make Wedding Garlands, but garlands can be used for a lot of occasions and it is made the same way no matter what occasion it is being used for. The variables are types of greenery, flowers, berries and other accents. I just walked my neighborhood and picked up a variety of materials to use for this example.
I made this video for eHow because apparently a lot of brides were searching for how to do this. Stargazers are one of my favorite flowers. These videos are supposed to be about 5 minutes long, so I was limited as to how much I could show and say. This is one way to make a stargazer lily bouquet…there are other ways where you would leave the stems long and not cut the flowers off the stem.
If you are like me, you just can’t wait for spring to come with all the bursts of color that it brings. So the next best thing to Spring is to brighten up your house with flowers! And one flower in particular always seems to signify Spring to everybody and that is the Tulip. While they are most abundant in Spring, white, pink and red tulips are pretty much available all year long now. If there is another color you want, just check with your wholesaler or florist. There’s a pretty good chance they can get it for you. They may be coming in from other countries, but there is a steady supply of them all year long.
Believe it or not, tulips are part of the lily family. Close relatives include lilies, lily of the valley, Gloriosa lilies, hyacinths, grape hyacynths and star of Bethlehem. Tulips are classified into 15 divisions, but the most popular as cut flowers are single, double (peony flowered), parrot (ruffled and multicolored), lily flowered (pointed petals) and fringed (serrated petal edges).
Tulips are an interesting flower in that, they continue to grow even after they’ve been cut from the plant. Tulips bend and reach for light as they continue to grow. It is not uncommon for a tulip to grow up to an inch a day! And if you are looking to add a splash of spring to your table or hutch, tulips make great centerpieces. Here at Flower Arranging 101 I have several wonderful videos using Tulips.
I just returned from Las Vegas where I conducted my first Extreme Floral Design Workshop. It was a BLAST and everyone left feeling like they had elevated their skills tremendously. I taught how to make Floral Chandeliers, Floral Wall Art, Floating Floral Designs and Floral Sculptures. The sculpture that we did was a Scottie dog made with three different types of chrysanthemums.
These are very time consuming to make…when I have done them alone they have taken 5-6 hours to make. Because of the class size and time allowed I had teams of 4 work on each Scottie Dog Floral Sculpture. Each team was given 1 1/2 hours to complete their floral sculpture. I gave each team a head start by providing the form already shaped for them. This can take an incredible amount of time to form and shape the design.
Here are some of the student Scottie dog floral sculptures…each one was different.
These are a lot of fun to make and even more fun to display. People generally go crazy when they see one of these floral sculptures and this particular one was life sized!
I also made one in my hotel room on Monday, January 20, 2014 in hopes of delivering it to Ellen DeGeneres. I drove to Burbank from Las Vegas with my mom to try and get stand by tickets for her show on Monday only to find out they didn’t have ANY stand by tickets for Monday because it was a holiday. I found out where to deliver the dog, Receiving at Lot 10. Here is a photo of me leaving the pooch with Edgar at Receiving who promised me it would get to Ellen by 3:30 PM that day. Haven’t heard anything though, so I don’t know whether she actually received it or not….too bad, because these sell for $600-700.00 each.