There are a lot of things to learn about floral design, but it all builds off of the basics. I have been a floral designer for 4 years and it is truly my passion! I learn something new everyday and I love it more and more. I started this blog as a way to help others learn with me and develop their passion for whatever interests them about floral design!
Something I LOVE doing is researching different plants and flowers to learn more about them. Each has unique qualities that you would never know about. For example tulips will continue to grow once they are cut, sunflowers grow with their face towards the sun, and snake plants help remove toxins from the air. I believe that researching these kind of things help us to grow a deeper appreciation for the world around us and it helps me feel more connected to my profession.
I have worked at a couple different flower shops over the years and the more florists I talk to, the more perspective I gain about how to best take care of flowers and plants. Even the ones that sit on your kitchen counter! From a flower perspective, the care you give is vital to how long they will last. For example, after 30 second rose stems will seal over and will not drink water necessary to keep them alive. I've also learned that when flowers are cut under water they last longer and look better, having constant water keeps the flowers alive. There are many theories on how to keep your arrangements fresh, and learning different tactics will help you to get the most out of your floral arrangement. Have you ever owned a plant (or plants) that will not stay alive no matter what you do? Me too. Some of the most common questions I am asked by my families and friends, have to do with saving their plants. Different plants need different care and knowing what they need will help you to save plant lives!
Coming from someone who is about to get married, most people care a lot about the details of their wedding. You think about it from the time you are little, dreaming of what dress you'll wear, the cake, the shoes. And for me it's always been about the flowers. Every bride wants to look back at their wedding day and love what they see. And flowers are a huge part of that. It seems like a daunting task. And to be honest, and sometimes it really is. But it is such a rewarding work, being able to be apart of someones big day and make at least one detail exactly how they imagined. Providing wedding flowers is a lot of work, and there are many moving parts that go into it. You do consultations, create pricing sheets and invoices, order product, design flowers, and deliver them. And with flower shortages and other unseen roadblocks things can get a little tricky.
Becoming a floral designer was a process. There are many things to learn and tips and tricks to figure out along the way. I am so excited to share some of these things and help you learn how to arrange flowers whether it remains a hobby, or becomes a future career path.
Overall, Floral design is such an amazing industry with so much room for growth and creativity. There is something here for everyone, and we can all learn so much from each other. There is something about creating something that is completely your own that brings so much joy. I can wait to share with you-feel free to send in suggestions of what you'd like to learn about!