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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.

2018 Newsletter Archives

Jan­u­ary 2018 News

2018 January Newsletter

Flower Arranging Fridays!

New Flower Class­es ONLINE!

Flower Duet’s New Online Flower Class­es Begin

Ultra Vio­let is Pan­tone Col­or of the Year 2018

Book Review: Change Your Home Change Your Life with Col­or

In-Per­son Work­shops for Jan­u­ary & Feb­ru­ary focus on Win­ter Themes

Jan­u­ary 2018 News
Feb­ru­ary 2018 News

2018 February Newsletter

Make Your Own Kokedama

Take a Flower Class Online with Flower Duet

Attend the Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit 2018 with Flower Duet

Be a Design­er for a Field to Vase Din­ner

Book Rec­om­men­da­tions: How to Make Kokedama

Flower Tool: Kokedama Kit

Feb­ru­ary 2018 News
March 2018 News

2018 March Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Day Flow­ers

Daf­fodils: What You Must Know

How to Make a Com­pote Flo­ral Design with Spray Ros­es

Sign Up for the Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit

Flower Duet Nom­i­nat­ed for Best Florist — 2 years Run­ning

Book Rec­om­men­da­tions: Martha Stewart’s Lat­est!

Flower Tool: Clean Buck­ets & Tools

March 2018 News
April 2018 News

2018 April Newsletter

Spring Flo­rals

Roy­al Wed­ding Flower Cock­tails

Spring & Sum­mer Flo­ral Events, Exhi­bi­tions & Sum­mits

Heir­loom Ros­es from Rose Sto­ry Farm

Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: Flour­ish

April 2018 News
May 2018 News

2018 May Newsletter

Flower Duet Flower WallHap­py Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Flower Duet in Florists’ Review Mag­a­zine

Take a Flower Cue: Be a Free Spir­it

Free Online Flower Class: Lilacs

Laven­der and Ultra Vio­let Flower Wall & Ceil­ing!

Flower Book Review: For­ag­ing Flo­ra

Flower Movie Rec­om­men­da­tion: Dare to Be Wild

Reserve your Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit Tick­ets

May 2018 News
June 2018 News

2018 June Newsletter

Amer­i­can Flow­ers Week

Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit

#onthe­list Indus­try Event

Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day Mag­a­zine Best of 2018 Gala Awards

Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: Suc­cu­lent Flo­ral Craft

June 2018 News
July 2018 News

2018 July Newsletter

Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit 2018

Wol­lam Gar­dens

Pick Your Own Flow­ers: Butler’s Orchard

July 2018 News
August 2018 News

2018 August Newsletter

Hogarth Curve AIFD flowers at Symposium 2018

Here is a design at the AIFD Sym­po­sium 2018 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. this sum­mer. Notice the Hog­a­rth Curve? Don’t know what that is? Take a basic flo­ral design class soon!

Do You Need To Be Cer­ti­fied to Become a Florist?

It’s All About the Vase — No Trou­ble!

Bloom­ing on a Stamp

Free Online Flower Class: Make a Flo­ral Lei

Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: Pressed Flower Art: Tips, Tools and Tech­niques for Learn­ing the Craft

Flo­ral Tool: Flower Press

August 2018 News
Sep­tem­ber 2018 News

2018 September Newsletter

Number 2 card detail

Here is an exam­ple of the sweet hand-drawn detail on a num­ber 2 card.

Orga­niz­ing the Flo­ral Pro­duc­tion Line

Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers & Farm Guide

This Mon­th’s Free Class: Long and Low Cen­ter­piece

Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit 2018 Videos Avail­able

Flower Book Review: Rachel Ash­well My Flo­ral Affair

Flower Tool: Online Gallery of Flow­ers


Sep­tem­ber 2018 News
Octo­ber 2018 News

2018 October Newsletter

Fall Flo­ral Pump­kin Ideas

Pow­er of Pink Flo­rals

Free Online Class: Flo­ral Poman­der

2019 Class­es Announced

Fall Flow­ers

Flower Book: Wreaths

Flower Tool: Carv­able Craft Pump­kins

Octo­ber 2018 News
Novem­ber 2018 News

2018 November Newsletter

Tips for Hol­i­day Flo­ral Dec­o­ra­tions

Win­nie-the-Pooh Flow­ers

Fall Flower Class­es & Gar­den Club Recap

Baby Show­ers & Wed­dings

Flower Book — Wreaths & Gar­lands

Flower Tool — Mobile Phone

Novem­ber 2018 News
Decem­ber 2018 News

2018 December Newsletter

Last Minute Hol­i­day Gifts for Flower Lovers

Free Online Class

Brex­it & The Dutch Auc­tion

Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit 2019 Ear­ly Bird Pric­ing

Tulip as a Build­ing?

Flower Books:

  • Paper­scapes — The Flower Gar­den
  • The For­ev­er Gar­den

Flower Tool: Plant App

Decem­ber 2018 News
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Flower Design Classes

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

Saturday Classes & Optional Flower Mart Tours:

  • Jan­u­ary 11, 2020 — White Botan­i­cals
  • Feb­ru­ary 8, 2020 — Flo­ral Gift Box­es
  • March 21, 2020 — Wav­ing Ranun­cu­lus
  • April 18, 2020 — Tremen­dous Tulips
  • May 16, 2020 — Pock­et Full of Posies
  • June 13, 2020 — Ros­es + Peonies 
  • July 18, 2020 — Trop­i­cal Flow­ers
  • August 15, 2020 — Hap­py Dahlias
  • Sep­tem­ber 19, 2020 — Antiqued Flow­ers
  • Octo­ber 17, 2020 — Pump­kin Crafts
  • Novem­ber 21, 2020 — Fall Flow­ers for Cel­e­brat­ing
  • Decem­ber 12, 2020 — Hol­i­day Flo­ral Wreaths

Wednesday Night Wedding Series Workshops:

  • Jan­u­ary 22, 2020 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • Feb­ru­ary 26, 2020 – Cen­ter­piece & Table Accents
  • May 20, 2020 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • June 24, 2020 – Cen­ter­piece & Table Accents
  • Sep­tem­ber 23, 2020 – Bou­quet & Bou­ton­nière
  • Octo­ber 21, 2020 – 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

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

Autry Muse­um
Watch for our Annu­al Mem­bers-Only class in Novem­ber 2020

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!