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5 Jaw-Dropping Holiday Centerpieces

Add a beautiful and festive touch to your home for the holidays with a stunning floral centerpiece. Whether you are looking for sparkle and glam or natural and earthy, your local florist can make your vision come to life. Find inspiration from some of our favorite holiday centerpieces!

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Wedding Inspiration on Pinterest from FSN

Flower Shop Network Wedding Boards on Pinterest

Are you planning a wedding or other big event that needs flower inspiration? Don’t miss out on the resources from FSN! Flower Shop Network has been pinning away some of the best, most-inspirational wedding flower pieces in all the industry!

Whether you need ideas for bouquets or boutonnieres, we’ve got you covered and more. Flower Shop Network on Pinterest!

What is your favorite wedding board on Pinterest? Do you have a wedding board (or several??)? Share a link with us in the comments below!

New to Pinterest? Check out this post all about Pinterest: how it works and how to set up your own account.

Just remember, once you’ve picked out your wedding flowers, always always always order flowers from a real local florist. If you don’t know your local florist, use Flower Shop Network’s handy local florist finder to find a flower shop near you today!

Get Out, Get Inspired! Visit Your Local Botanic Garden

If you need a boost of creativity this summer, get out to your local botanic garden. If you’re a florist, or just a flower-lover, there are huge benefits to visiting gardens FULL of summer beauty.

Inspiration At Botanical GardensGet In The Mood For Summer – The gardens will definitely put you in the right mood for the season. The vivid colors of the flowers and the incredible variety you will see will certainly set you on a course for inspiration.

Be Impressed – At a botanic garden, you will see dozens, if not hundreds of unique flowers, plants and trees that you probably have never even heard of before. The surprise is, they are actually growing in your area! (It’s always astonishing to me to see just what’s possible in my area with a little love and some hard work.)

Keep Track of Creativity – Most botanic gardens divide their grounds into several themed smaller gardens, such as butterfly gardens, four seasons gardens, Japanese gardens, etc. These can be very inspirational. Carry a journal along with your camera to keep track of color patterns you see, creative use of flower pairs, and anything else than inspires you.

I am fortunate enough to live close to the Memphis Botanic Garden, which offers visitors 96 acres of small gardens and trails, thousands of flowers, but also thousands of unique trees. That is one thing to keep in mind when visiting the gardens — Look Up!

With 152 different species of trees, the Memphis Botanic Garden is classified as a Level IV Arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. This Level IV designation makes the Garden one of four in the state and the only one in West Tennessee. “We estimate there are at least 2000 trees in the Garden – with lots of duplicates,” says Adult Education Manager Laurie Williams.
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FSN’s Very First Design Inspiration Challenge!

Everyone on the FSN blogging staff is excited to bring to you the FIRST ever Design Inspiration Challenge! This is going to be a fun and exciting bi-weekly event to spice up your every day floral designing.

Here is how it works:

We provide the inspiration, whether it be an image, object, color, etc. and challenge you come up with a design inspired by what this week’s muse will be. Your design can be any type or style that you feel represents that week’s inspiration the best.  Think outside the box too! Here at FSN we understand florists are artists too and come up with some AMAZING designs. Now is your chance to show your creativity to the world!

THIS WEEK’S INSPIRATION CHALLENGE:

For this week’s challenge, we are going to take a look at van Gogh’s Trees in the Asylum Garden, created in 1889.
This is one of van Gogh’s lesser known paintings, but definitely a masterpiece nonetheless.

Study this painting carefully and use your imagination to interpret it into a floral design. This painting has SO much expression, color and vibrance that this should be an easy one!  Those blues are intense! Just have fun with it.This is your chance to show off your artistic and creative abilities!

We cannot wait to see what you come up with!

How to enter:

Entering is EASY! Simply:

  • Go to our Facebook Page
  • Post a photo of your design on our wall.
  • Be sure to include the name of your shop. (If your shop has a Facebook Page, link it by typing @ and your shop’s name)
  • Include a brief description of your design and how it was inspired by that week’s challenge (Optional)

Winners:

You have one week to create and enter your challenge arrangement. Our design team will then choose the top 5 contest entries and we will hold a vote for 1 week and announce the winner on Friday. So..

  • Contest Begins (Friday)
  • One week to design (Friday-Thursday)
  • One week to vote (Friday-Thursday)
  • Winner Announced/New Challenge Begins (Friday)

Winners will be picked based on creativity, style, and how well their design represents that week’s inspiration.

Each winner will receive a special feature on our blog with their arrangement and a link to their shop’s website. They will also be promoted on our Twitter and Facebook for one week. After 6 challenge winners (August) we will have a Tournament of Inspiration and our top winning designers will compete for a grand prize! (More on this later)

We are SO excited about this and can not wait to see what you come up with!!