So I love my mom… a lot. I’ve been told copious times that we look so similar, trust me I know. But our taste in flowers is oh so different! My mother adores Gerbera daisies, and well I’ve pretty much had it with Gerbera daisies. So every year the struggle between wanting to get her a huge Phalaenopsis orchid with crème and red spots that I also kind of want is out of the question so I need to figure out what she’d want other than a back scratch and the orchid shown above.
Earlier this year I talked about how to cut your flowers after you get them home, which is essentially the same thing as harvesting flowers. If you don’t remember what the steps were in the article, here’s a recap on the steps.
1. Get a sharp paring knife with a straight or curved blade but not serrated.
2. Hold the flower stem in your left hand, the flower bloom facing away from your body with the stem facing towards you.
This article is the last article that will be published while I am a student of Seneca College for floral design… wow. The past 8 months have just flown by, I have learned so much and even the things I knew how to do were broken down and taught in a different way, or in Patricia’s words “the better way”. Either way this experience has taught me so much and I am so grateful for this. Anyways enough of my sappy blabbing! On to the interesting jaw dropping story of my classes year end Gala show!
Our gala show is essentially a chance to show off, it’s a competition that’s worth 40% of our final grade and if that wasn’t enough pressure, it’s a public show after where people from the floral design industry as well as from the Fashion design and Visual merchandising arts industry come to see our work. It’s also open to family and friends. Note there is also a fashion show from the fashion design students and setups from the Visual merchandising arts students. So it’s kind of a big deal
When creating flower arrangements, florists use greens to fill in the spaces between flowers, to make arrangements bigger, to create a grid, and to add interest to a design. Types of greens range from large single leaves to clumps of smaller leaves along a branch, some greens come from tropical locations and some you can find growing in the woods of northern Ontario.
Good morning all, Happy Floral Friday! This week I wanted to go a bit more in depth into my experience as a florist, some of the awesome people I’ve met, and what it takes to be a florist. I’m a very laid back person, and I enjoy a relaxed space where I can get my work done and be creative. But this requires schooling and businesses that allow you to try out your creative side and with that I've been blessed.
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