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Floral Design Newsletter Archives

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2018 Newslet­ter Archives

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2014 Newslet­ter Archives

2013 Newslet­ter Archives

2012 Newslet­ter Archives

2011 Newslet­ter Archives

2010 Newslet­ter Archives

Each month, we cov­er a cur­rent event in the flo­ral trade, flo­rals from real wed­dings, our lat­est flower adven­tures and endeav­ors, design tips, cur­rent flo­ral trends, flo­ral design class­es and work­shops, book rec­om­men­da­tions and flo­ral tool tips.

Since 2010, we’ve cre­at­ed a hot list of what’s on for flo­ral design in and beyond South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. As guest speak­ers inside and out­side of Cal­i­for­nia, we know what clients need in the wed­ding and event indus­try. We are your trust­ed resource for flo­ral design tips and tech­niques for all lev­els of the flower enthu­si­ast.

We are Kit Wertz and Casey Schwartz, the sis­ter design team of Flower Duet. We are com­mit­ted to edu­cat­ing our stu­dents and fans since we start­ed our flo­ral design busi­ness in 1999.

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Winter White Flowers

Hydrangeas and Ranun­cu­lus blooms make up this sim­ple vase design that is great for a win­ter white flo­ral dis­play. Flow­ers by Flower Duet. Pho­to by Kit Wertz.

Jan­u­ary 2014 News

2014 January Newsletter

2014 Pan­tone Col­or of the Year: Radi­ant Orchid

2014 Wed­ding Trends: Flow­ers, Food and Fab­u­lous Fun

Rose Parade Cel­e­brates 125 Years

Flo­ral Book: Too Many Blooms

Flo­ral Tool: Bou­quet Hold­er and Bou­quet Hold Adhe­sive

Jan­u­ary 2014 News
Feb­ru­ary 2014 News

2014 February Newsletter

2014 Chi­nese New Year Flow­ers

Inter­na­tion­al Stu­dents Con­tin­ue to Take Flower Class­es with Flower Duet

Heart-shaped Flow­ers for Valentine’s Day

Flo­ral Design Day is Feb­ru­ary 28th

Mag­a­zine Review: flower Mag­a­zine

Flo­ral Tool: Recy­cled Flower Box­es

Feb­ru­ary 2014 News
March 2014 News

2014 March Newsletter

march 2014 flower newsFive Tips for St. Patrick’s Day Flow­ers

Flow­ers Make You Hap­py

Learn to be a Flower Farmer Inten­sive Work­shop

Slow Flow­ers Web­site Resource

Book Review: Inspire — The Art of Liv­ing with Nature

Flo­ral Design Tool: Raque­ttes Flo­ral Foam

March 2014 News
April 2014 News

2014 April Newsletter

Vas­es and Con­tain­ers for Spring and Sum­mer

Spring Col­or Trends for Easter and Mother’s Day

David Austin Rose Web­site

Flower Fields Wed­dings

Stu­dent Fea­ture: In The Pink Wed­dings & Events

Flo­ral Book: Art of Flower Arrang­ing

Flo­ral Tool: Flower Robes

April 2014 News
May 2014 News

2014 May Newsletter

Field to Vase Floral DesignField to Vase” Trend

Flower Duet’s Phil­an­thropic phi­los­o­phy

Stu­dent Jennifer’s Design Work

Flo­ral Book:  Fresh From the Field Wed­ding Flow­ers

Flo­ral Tool: Bam­boo Skew­ers

May 2014 News
June 2014 News

2014 June Newsletter

How To Make A Boutonnière

Flower Duet Shows you how to make a cus­tom bou­ton­nière for your spe­cial event. We give you a free video, tools list and more!

Flower Duet’s Redesigned & Opti­mized Web­site

Cre­ate a Bou­ton­nière for Grooms, Dads & Grads

Sum­mer Trav­el: Where to see Flow­ers

Flower Duet’s May Wed­dings & Events

Flo­ral Book: The Plant Recipe Book

Flo­ral Tool: Bou­ton­nière Kit

June 2014 News
July 2014 News

2014 July Newsletter

July 4th Flowers

Cre­ate July 4th flower arrange­ments with blue and white flow­ers like this and place them in a red vase!

Recy­cled Wine Bot­tle Vas­es

July 4th Flow­ers

Kit Wertz Named Bloomin’ News Colum­nist

Dis­cov­er­ing the Lan­guage of Flow­ers

The Lone­ly Bou­quet Project

Book Review: Dec­o­rate With Flow­ers

Flower Tool: Vase Clean­ing Tool

July 2014 News
August 2014 News

2014 August Newsletter

Friendship Day Flowers

Learn to how to make flo­ral arrange­ments for Friend­ship Day.

Friend­ship Day Flow­ers How-To Design Tuto­r­i­al

Ger­ber Daisies Con­di­tion­ing

Teach Your Chil­dren Flo­ral Design

Man­hat­tan Beach Home Wed­ding

Wall Street Farm­ers Mar­ket

Sum­mer Mys­tery Read­ing with Florist Sleuths

August 2014 News
Sep­tem­ber 2014 News

2014 September Newsletter

Centerpiece for French Circus theme - golds, green, burgundy flowers

Main design we cre­at­ed for Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day magazine’s Best of Bride 2014 Awards Par­ty.

A Degree in Mac­Gyverol­o­gy Required for Florists?

Flower Duet Cre­ates Flo­ral Designs for Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day Magazine’s First Best of Bride Awards

Bird­cage Flow­ers Birth­day Par­ty

Paper Lantern Wed­ding Recep­tion

You Said What to that Bride?

Wine Bot­tle Vase Wed­ding Recep­tion

Flower Duet Spe­cial Appear­ance at South Coast Botan­ic Gar­den 53rd Annu­al Foun­da­tion Din­ner

Beach-Themed Wed­ding at Ter­ranea

Book Review: Win­dowsill Art: Cre­at­ing One-of-a-Kind Nat­ur­al Arrange­ments to Cel­e­brate the Sea­sons

Flower Tool: How To Remove Thorns from Gar­den Ros­es Quick­ly (and Not Hurt­ing a Fin­ger in the Process)

Sep­tem­ber 2014 News
Octo­ber 2014 News

2014 October Newsletter

Swirl pattern petal aisle.

We fea­ture two real wed­dings from the past month plus some more great ideas on flo­ral design.

Beach-inspired Wed­ding Flow­ers

Pink & Green Wed­ding in Hunt­ing­ton Beach

Cher­ry Blos­som and Orchid Wed­ding in Sep­tem­ber

Birch Pole Cer­e­mo­ny Per­go­la

Pick Your Own Flower Farms

Book Rec­om­men­da­tions on Flo­ral Design

Flower Tool: Google Cal­en­dar Shar­ing

Octo­ber 2014 News
Novem­ber 2014 News

2014 November Newsletter

Fall Centerpiece

Deep red and orange car­na­tions are the main flow­ers in this fall rus­tic wed­ding cen­ter­piece with suc­cu­lents, kiwi vine and scabiosa pods. Flow­ers by Flower Duet. Pho­to by Kit Wertz.

Get Your Gourds Now for Fall Table Top Designs

Rock And Ros­es

Car­na­tions Take on New Col­ors, Designs

On-The-Beach Wed­ding Flow­ers

Book Review: How to Make Flower Leis Book

Flower Tool: Lei Nee­dles

Novem­ber 2014 News
Decem­ber 2014 News

2014 December Newsletter

Floral Crowns

These days, the flow­ers in flo­ral crowns are big and bold. Go big for full impact of the flow­ers. Flow­ers by Flower Duet. Pho­to by Kit Wertz

His­to­ry of Flo­ral Crowns: Past, Present & Future

Pink Metal­lic Flow­ers for Hol­i­day Dec­o­ra­tions

Flower Snow­man Craft How-To

Hol­i­day Gift Guide 2014 for Flower Lovers

  • Flower Mag­a­zine Gifts
  • Flower-themed Gifts
  • Flower Cof­fee-Table Books
Decem­ber 2014 News

2019 Flower Design Classes

Flower Duet’s South­bay Stu­dio
Reg­is­ter for these class­es online. *LA Flower Mart Tours avail­able some dates also.

  • Jan­u­ary 12, 2019 — The Ele­gant Calla Lily
  • Feb­ru­ary 9, 2019 – Organ­ic Con­tain­ers
  • March 9, 2019 – Eccen­tric Emer­ald Flow­ers
  • April 20, 2019 – A Mod­ern Take on the Bas­ket of Flow­ers
  • May 11, 2019 – Tulips for Mother’s Day
  • June 15, 2019 – A Pock­et Full of Posies
  • July 20, 2019 – Large-Scale Flo­ral Design with Ros­es
  • August 17, 2019 – Too Hot Trop­i­cal Flow­ers with Orchids
  • Sep­tem­ber 14, 2019 – Suc­cu­lents & Flow­ers
  • Octo­ber 12, 2019 – Fall, Tall & Ter­rif­ic Flow­ers
  • Novem­ber 23, 2019 – Flo­rals On the Table Work­shop
  • Decem­ber 7, 2019 – Wreaths!

Wednes­day Night Wed­ding Series Work­shops:

  • Jan­u­ary 23, 2019 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • Feb­ru­ary 27, 2019 – Cen­ter­piece & Table Accents
  • May 22, 2019 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • June 26, 2019 – Cen­ter­piece & Table Accents
  • Sep­tem­ber 25, 2019 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • Octo­ber 23, 2019 – Cen­ter­piece & Table Accents

Hunt­ing­ton Library

We will be cel­e­brat­ing the 100th Anniver­sary of The Hunt­ing­ton Library start­ing in June with themed flo­ral designs.
Reg­is­ter for these class­es through brownpapertickets.com.

  • Jan­u­ary 19, 2019 — Herb Gar­den Flow­ers
  • March 2, 2019 — Bulb Spring Flow­ers
  • May 4, 2019 — Cin­co de Mayo Bright Flow­ers
  • June 1, 2019 — The Huntington’s 100th Rose
  • Sept 2, 2019 — A Flower from Every Gar­den
  • Sept/Oct 2019 — Spe­cial Cock­tails & Flower Evenings Planned — Con­tact Us for details as dates are being decid­ed soon!
  • Oct 19, 2019 — Suc­cu­lent Pump­kins
  • Nov 9, 2019 — Fall Flow­ers Inspired by Paint­ings in the Art Col­lec­tion by
  • Dec 14, 2019 — Tra­di­tion­al Hol­i­day Designs inspired from 100 years ago

Dates are set for 2020 — so more flower fun to come!

Autry Muse­um
Watch for Novem­ber Class in 2019!



Wedding Flowers

Fall Wedding Bouquet by Flower Duet

Flower Duet offers a gen­er­ous wed­ding pack­age includ­ing a trip to the LA Flower Mart and a mock­up design of the wed­ding vision. Check out the details on our Wed­ding Flow­ers page. If you are com­ing to the Los Ange­les area for your wed­ding, we are your Los Ange­les wed­ding des­ti­na­tion florist!