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Floral Design Newsletter Archives

Read more Flower Duet Newsletters from past years:

2018 Newslet­ter Archives

2017 Newslet­ter Archives

2016 Newslet­ter Archives

2015 Newslet­ter Archives

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.

2016 Archives

Jan­u­ary 2016 News

2016 January Newsletter

Pan­tone’s Dual Col­ors of the Year?

Flower Duet Fea­tured in Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day Mag­a­zine

Pan­tone Choose Two Col­ors for 2016: Rose Quartz & Seren­i­ty

Flower Mys­tery Series Books Turn into TV Show

Jan­u­ary Orchid Work­shops

Plan­ning for Prof­it: One-Day Work­shop for Event Pro­fes­sion­als

Flower Duet’s Decem­ber Events in Review

Rose Parade Float “Pre­view­ing”

Col­or­ing Books & Apps for Adults

Jan­u­ary 2016 News
Feb­ru­ary 2016 News

2016 February Newsletter

Valen­tine’s Day Ideas

Learn how to Cre­ate Hearts for Valentine’s Day Flow­ers

Flower Duet at The Hunt­ing­ton Library

Guest Speak­er at San Fran­cis­co Flower & Gar­den Show

TV Appear­ance on Cre­ative Liv­ing

Styling Class at South Coast Botan­ic Gar­den

Book: The Art of the Par­ty

Tool: Trans­port Box­es

Feb­ru­ary 2016 News
March 2016 News

2016 March Newsletter

Hap­py Spring!

Spring Bud Base

Hap­py Spring!

DIY Wed­ding & Event Flow­ers: Ten Tips for a Suc­cess­ful Event

Easter Flower Ideas: Keep it Sim­ple

St. Patrick’s Day Flow­ers: Green Ros­es

Flow­er­ing Branch­es: How to Process

Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: Paper Blos­soms – A Book of Beau­ti­ful Bou­quets\

Next month….Flower Duet Appear­ances in New Mex­i­co, San Fran­cis­co & Wed­ding & Event Venue Tours Recap

March 2016 News
April 2016 News

2016 April Newsletter

San Fran­sis­co Flower & Gar­den Show

Flower Duet Named Florist for Field to Vase Din­ner to Pro­mote Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers

San Fran­cis­co Flower & Gar­den Show Speak­ing Engage­ments

Flower Duet Appears on Fox5 San Diego Live News Seg­ment

Cer­e­mo­ny Mag­a­zine Cov­ers Flower Duet’s Work

April 2016 News
May 2016 News

2016 May Newsletter

Field to Vase Din­ner in Carls­bad Designed by Flower Duet

Flower Duet Design for American Grown Flowers Field to Vase Dinner 2016Field to Vase Din­ner Carls­bad — The Flower Fields with Flower Duet

Hunt­ing­ton Library Flow­ers — Wood­lands Flo­ral Designs

Flower Duet Ter­ranea Wed­ding Indus­try Event

Flower Duet Spon­sors WIPA Masters Event

Flower Duet Spon­sors Teen Line Lun­cheon

How To Make a Flo­ral Crown Fas­ci­na­tor

How to Make a Flo­ral Pock­et Square in Lieu of a Bou­ton­niere

Flower Tool: S Hooks

Flower Book: The Flower Chef

May 2016 News
June 2016 News

2016 June Newsletter

Florist Apps and More!

Amer­i­can Flow­ers Week kicks off June 28, 2016

Flower Duet on Slow Flow­ers Pod­cast: A Per­fect Har­mo­ny

Styled Wed­ding Shoot at Redon­do Beach Hotel

Three Flower Blogs That Bloom

2016 Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers Week

Florist Apps Review

Flower Tools for Cake Flow­ers

Flower Book: The Flower Appre­ci­a­tion Soci­ety

June 2016 News
July 2016 News

2016 July Newsletter

Yel­low Gar­den Ros­es Rule!

The Flower Resources Issue

Hap­py July 4th Flow­ers!

Sum­mer Yel­low Flo­ral Inspi­ra­tion

Bridal Bou­quet from Wayfarer’s Chapel

Favorite Flower Libraries Ref­er­ence

Whole­sale Flower Sup­pli­ers

Flo­ral Sup­plies: Whole­sale, Online & Retail Sources

Mag­a­zine for Flower Inspi­ra­tion: Trade and Con­sumer

Flo­ral Design Books Through the Years

July 2016 News
August 2016 News

2016 August Newsletter

Hot & Spicy Flo­ral Looks

A Trip to Monticello’s Flower Gar­dens

Día de los Muer­tos Flow­ers at City Club LA

Sum­mer Flo­ral Hair Wreath in Two Parts

Casa Del Mar Hotel Ball­room Wed­ding

Flower Book Rec­om­men­da­tions: Mason Jar Sal­ads, Thomas Jefferson’s Flower Gar­den at Mon­ti­cel­lo and From a Colo­nial Gar­den: Ideas, Dec­o­ra­tions and Recipes

Flower Tool: Water­proof Flo­ral Tape for the Grid Method

August 2016 News
Sep­tem­ber 2016 News

2016 September Newsletter

Lit­tle Flower Lamb

Floral Lamb Topiary

LA Food & Wine Fes­ti­val Flow­ers

Flower Duet at Ban­ning Muse­um “A Day in the Gar­den”

Where to Buy Whole­sale Flow­ers on Sun­day

Flo­ral Crowns for Flamin­gos

Sun­set Magazine’s Stun­ning Mum Designs

Flower Book: Mean­ing­ful Bou­quets

Flower Tool: Feath­er Flow­ers

Sep­tem­ber 2016 News
Octo­ber 2016 News

2016 October Newsletter

Native Plant Flo­ral Designs

Flow­ers Last Longer Than…

Suc­cu­lent Pump­kin Class­es

Detroit Flower Week

Autry Muse­um with CA Natives

Where to Buy CA Native Plants

Farm-to-Fork Water­col­or Exhib­it

Flo­ral Gift Book — start your Hol­i­day shop­ping now!

Octo­ber 2016 News
Novem­ber 2016 News

2016 November Newsletter

A Trip to Sono­ma!

American Grown Flowers Field to Vase Dinner Sonoma 2016

Blooms designed by Alethea for the Sun­set host­ed din­ner in Sono­ma. Pho­to by Kit Wertz.

2017 Flo­ral Class­es Focus on Local­ly Grown

Sun­set Mag­a­zine F2V Din­ner

Filoli’s Flow­ers Daz­zle

Guest Speak­ing Demos

Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: For­aged Flo­ra

Flo­ral Tool: Grapevine Wreaths

Novem­ber 2016 News
Decem­ber 2016 News

2016 December Newsletter

Cone Trio Vase by Shop Terrain

2016 Hol­i­day Gift Guide for Flower Lovers

There are No Bad Flower Arrangers, only Bad Vas­es

Real Wed­ding by Flower Duet

Flower Duet is Florist for WIPA Gala Din­ner

Books Rec­om­men­da­tions – Com­fort Flower Books

Flower Tool Rec­om­men­da­tion – Gar­land Mak­ing Tool

Decem­ber 2016 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

  • 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!