Home Shop Flowers Bloomin' Blog Find Florists About FSN Contact FSN Florists Only!
Find Your Local Florist:
Home Shop Flowers Bloomin' Blog Find Florists About FSN Contact FSN Florists Only!

Dress Up Your World with Florals

Art comes in many different shapes and sizes. For florists, their medium is flowers. So what happens when florists dabble in fashion design? You get wearable creations that look as good as they smell! Check out these floral fashions from the 2017 Arkansas Florists Association annual convention. These designs were created by the students of the Arkansas Master Florist program with the help of Scott Brents. [Read more…]

Flowers and Ice Cream

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Tennessee State Florists’ Association Floral Expo. During the show, the association hosted an awesome luncheon filled with some amazing floral arrangements of all kinds. However, there was only one arrangement that really got me thinking, “I need a strawberry milkshake, ASAP!” [Read more…]

2017 Floral Design Trends: Prom Edition

Dress? Check. Shoes? Check. Date? Check.

Gorgeous flowers to match it all?

If you haven’t marked this one off your prom to-do list, there are some fun design trends to look forward to when choosing your corsage and boutonniere. [Read more…]

For the Love of Floral Design

Floral design day takes place each year on February 28th. It is a day dedicated to floral design as an art form. To celebrate this year, we are bringing you some tips to help create your own floral artwork! [Read more…]

Happy Floral Design Day!

At Flower Shop Network, we love our members and we wanted to take a little time today to tell you that we are blown away by all the art you share with us on our blog and Facebook page. Keep doing what you do because local florists ROCK!

Pictures starting from top left going clockwise:

Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop from North Salem, IN

Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. from Victoria, BC

Jocelyn’s Floral Inc. from Cedar City, UT

Oran’s Flower Shop from Kingston, TN

Petals in Thyme from Wasaga, ON

A&A Floral Arts from Chicago, IL

Creative Design for a ‘Close-Knit’ Community

We often get stories from our florists about special arrangements they create for their customers. One unique arrangement created by the folks at City Trading Post in Winona, Mississippi has intrigued the community and showcases how this florist commemorates a fellow neighbor.

James H. “Doobie” Palmertree was the owner of the Palmertree Fence Company and passed away in early January. Known throughout the community, Linda Montague, owner of City Trading Post, knew she had to create something special when his family approached her for a funeral arrangement.

According to Linda, her flowershop is known for doing personalized arrangements and this order was no different. But there was one problem–Linda was away at a conference.

“I was in Alabama at a show and my son, who works on the pipeline, took the call,” Linda said. “He said, ‘Ma, I think I can handle this.'”

Curtis Montague helped his mother create a chainsaw 3D arrangement. For this creation he used styrofoam, pipe cleaners, a PVC pipe, and an actual blade cover donated by a local small engine repair shop that knew Palmertree. The shop created both a chainsaw arrangement and a picket fence arrangement for Palemertree’s funeral service.

The Montague family is no stranger to Linda’s flowershop business. Both her sons, who work on the pipeline, have been known to help around the shop every now and then. Linda’s daughter also helps out by decorating the windows and running the Facebook page.

City Trading Post has created many unique arrangements, like the chainsaw, for customers. From a pack of Juicy Fruit Gum to football jerseys made of flowers, this flower shop has done it all and is always looking for a new challenge.

City Trading Post enjoys showcasing their artistic abilities, but the ultimate goal, according to Linda, is to create something that represents the loved one and can bring the family together.

Friday Florist Recap 1/10-1/16: Elegant and Sweet

As the January chill begins, flowers are what warms the heart. The following arrangements range from birthday to thinking of you and each demonstrates each florists’ skill to bring on a smile through floral art. Check out this tour of beautiful arrangements that are sure to inspire!

 

Video Slideshow

 

Special Occasion

Cheerful Succulent dish from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Cheerful Succulent dish from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Happy Birthday sweetheart from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, Mo

Happy Birthday sweetheart from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

My sweet Valenting from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

My sweet Valentine from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

Delightful plant arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Delightful plant arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Sweet Thinking of You flowers from Wilmas Flowers in Jasper, AL

Sweet Thinking of You flowers from Wilmas Flowers in Jasper, AL

Charming arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Charming arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Dazzling thinking of you arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Dazzling thinking of you arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

 

Sympathy

Beautiful casket spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Beautiful casket spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Beautiful standing spray in honor of a life of service to our country from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

Beautiful standing spray in honor of a life of service to our country from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

Stunning easle arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Stunning easle arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Stunningly elegant sympathy spray from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

Stunningly elegant sympathy spray from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

Pretty standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Pretty standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Excuisite easel spray from Graden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Excuisite easel spray from Graden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

 

Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!

Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

Friday Florist Recap 1/3 – 1/9: A New Beginning

January is here and so is the opportunity to start anew. These florists have embraced the new year with a gorgeous collection of floral arrangements and designs that can only make your day, week, month and year a little brighter. So join us on this floral tour as we start the year with a new beginning!

Video Slideshow

Wedding

Elegant wedding display from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Elegant wedding display from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Special Occasion

Creative lobby design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Creative lobby design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

A lovely flower basket from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

A lovely flower basket from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Close-up of lobby arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Close-up of lobby arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Lovely get well flowers from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely get well flowers from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Amazing arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Amazing arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Beautiful arrangement from Garden Gate Flowers & Gifts in North Salem, IN

Beautiful arrangement from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Bursting through the greenery with Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Bursting through the greenery with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Colorful church arrangement from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Colorful church arrangement from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Class reunion arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Class reunion arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Excellent design from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Excellent design from Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop in North Salem, IN

Congratulatory arrangement for a baby boy at Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Congratulatory arrangement for a baby boy at Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Exquisite foyer design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Exquisite foyer design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Jar of flowers from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Jar of flowers from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Fantastic tribute from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Fantastic tribute from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Lovely arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Pastel arrangement with orchid and roses at Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Pastel arrangement with orchid and roses at Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Stunning foyer design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Stunning foyer design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Splashes of white from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Splashes of white from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Lovely sympathy piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

Lovely sympathy piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

Tropical color from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical color from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical rose display from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Tropical rose display from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Winter white with Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Winter white with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Wonderful design from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Wonderful design from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Vintage container arrangement from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Vintage container arrangement from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Sympathy

Elegant sympathy arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Elegant sympathy arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Gorgeous sympathy spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Gorgeous sympathy spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Excellent standing spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Excellent standing spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Fantastic standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Fantastic standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely standing spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Lovely standing spray from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Artistic sympathy piece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Artistic sympathy piece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Fishing themed standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Fishing themed standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Magnificent sympathy arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Magnificent sympathy arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Patriotic standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Patriotic standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Saying goodbye with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Saying goodbye with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!

Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

Friday Florist Recap 12/27 – 1/2: Knocking On Winter’s Door

Here is a stunning collection of beautiful blooms from across the country! These photos evoke images of the holiday season as well as the icy gorgeousness of winter. Florists are always doing their part to put the warmth in our hearts as the temperature continues knocking on winter’s door.

Video Slideshow

Special Occasion Flowers

A beautiful New Year's arrangement from The Pretty Flower in Chicago, IL

A beautiful New Year’s arrangement from A Pretty Flower in Chicago, IL

A slice of nature with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

A slice of nature with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

An explosion of color from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

An explosion of color from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

A study in plaid with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

A study in plaid with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Colorful basket from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, aL

Colorful basket from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Arrangement with accessories at BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Arrangement with accessories at BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Dashing through the snow with Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Dashing through the snow with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Beautiful arrangement from BlueShores Flowers and Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Beautiful arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Gorgeous arrangement from A Pretty Flower in Chicago, IL

Gorgeous arrangement from A Pretty Flower in Chicago, IL

Evoking the season with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Evoking the season with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Looking toward spring with Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, aL

Looking toward spring with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Christmas elegance from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Christmas elegance from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Keeping it clothed with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Keeping it clothed with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Lovely piece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Lovely piece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Red and green with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Red and green with BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Seasonal centerpiece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Seasonal centerpiece from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Winter arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Winter arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Beautiful spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Elegant standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Elegant standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!

Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

Friday Florist Recap 12/20 – 12/26: Having A Merry Christmas!

The holiday season is yet one more time of year florists get to shine. They make beautiful arrangements that speak to the emotions of the season and help evoke feelings of love and family sure to get everyone in the right mood. We’ve got a wonderful selection of beautiful arrangements for you this week guaranteeing that you are having a Merry Christmas!

Video Slideshow

Wedding Flowers

Beautiful bridal design for a photo shoot from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Beautiful bridal design for a photo shoot from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Special Occasion Flowers

A birthday arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

A birthday arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Adorable birthday flowers from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Adorable birthday flowers from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

A little bit of Christmas with Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

A little bit of Christmas with Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

Contemporary classic Pave design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Contemporary classic Pave design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

A western Christmas from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordsville, FL

A western Christmas from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Gorgeous in greenery with Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Gorgeous in green with Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

All that glitters with Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

All that glitters with Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

Holiday beauty from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Holiday beauty from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Championship bound with Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Championship bound with Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Personal holiday arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Personal holiday arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Fantastic holiday arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Fantastic holiday arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Silver bells with Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Silver bells with Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Frosted floral refreshment from Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Frosted floral refreshment from Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Winter arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Winter arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Finger corsage from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Finger corsage from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Youthful arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Youthful arrangement from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Holiday arrangement from Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

Holiday arrangement from Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

It's Christmas at Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

It’s Christmas at Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Christmas centerpiece from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Christmas centerpiece from Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville, FL

Keeping the holiday spirit with Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Keeping the holiday spirit with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely Christmas arrangement from Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

Lovely Christmas arrangement from Flowers For You, By Diana in Beeton, ON

Lovely winter arrangement with Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Lovely winter arrangement with Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Presents on a present from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Presents on a present from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Snow-covered roses by Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Snow-covered roses by Swannanoa Flower Shop in Swannanoa, NC

Sympathy Flowers

Amazing sympathy arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Amazing sympathy arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Standing spray with a football theme from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Standing spray with a football theme from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Sympathy spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Sympathy spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!

Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!