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Floral Trends: Quiet Spaces

Flowers are often called “mother nature’s therapy,” and for a good reason! Color trend expert Mark Woodman and interior designer Kelli Ellis are back with another Two-Minute Trend video focusing on the power of flowers to uplift quiet spaces. Their natural beauty and essence have a powerful effect on our mood and psyche, inspiring us to be better.

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FLORAL TRENDS: Inspiring Conversation

 

In this second video created by the Society of American Florists, Interior Designer Kelli Ellis and Color Trend Expert Mark Woodman, talk about the power of flowers to inspire conversations. Blooms don’t just brighten up a room with their stunning colors and natural beauty, they also are a wonderful topic of conversation.

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FLORAL TRENDS: Creating First Impressions


In this video created by the Society of American Florists, Color Trend Expert Mark Woodman and Interior Designer Kelli Ellis, talk about the impact flowers have when trying to establish a good image for your brand and company. Whether we want to accept it or not, experience and excellent work ethic, unfortunately, isn’t everything. We now live in a world where color and eye-catching displays or marketing pieces draw people’s attention more than the actual content. It sparks interest. The same goes for your work environment.

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40,000 Roses at the Tony Awards!

Were you able to tune in to the Tony Awards this past weekend? We were pleasantly surprised, to say the least, to see a flower wall be the focal point at the red carpet, especially during #RoseMonth! It definitely was a great way to kick off an unforgettable night for the Broadway industry!

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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.