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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.

Newsletters from 2010

We start­ed our newslet­ters in the spring of 2010. Our news is on one page and is sent via email around the 2nd week of each month. We cov­er a vari­ety of top­ics in the flo­ral indus­try from our per­spec­tive in Los Ange­les as a full-ser­vice flo­ral design com­pa­ny.

April 2010 News

2010 April Newsletter

TulipNewslet­ter Debut

Flower of the Month — Tulips

Aries Flo­ras­cope — Tiger Lily

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Sim­ply Ele­gant Flow­ers With Michael George by Michael George and Bob Shu­man.

Flo­ral Design Tool — Alu­minum Wire

April 2010 News
May 2010 News

2010 May Newsletter

Nation­al Pub­lic Gar­dens Day is May 7th

All About Mother’s Day Flow­ers

Tau­rus Flo­ras­cope — Mag­no­lias

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Paula Pryke’s Flower School: Mastering the Art of Flo­ral Design

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flo­ral Cut­ters

May 2010 News
June 2010 News

2010 June Newsletter

Passion FlowerFlower Duet has a new Flo­ral Design Stu­dio

Father’s Day Flow­ers

Gem­i­ni Flo­ras­cope — Pas­sion Flower

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Flower Con­fi­den­tial by Amy Stew­art

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flo­ral Foam

June 2010 News
July 2010 News

2010 July Newsletter

Red, White and Blue Flow­ers

Trop­i­cal Flow­ers

Can­cer Flo­ras­cope — Lotus Flower

Flo­ral Design Book Review: The Mean­ing of Flow­ers

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flower Food

July 2010 News
August 2010 News

2010 August Newsletter

flower MagazineFlower Mag­a­zine: Writ­ten with You in Mind

Flo­ral Food vs. The Com­pe­ti­tion

Leo Flo­ras­cope — Sun­flower

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Suc­cu­lent Con­tain­er Gar­dens: Design Eye-Catch­ing Dis­plays with 350 Easy-Care Plants

Flo­ral Design Tool — Paper Maché Con­tain­ers

August 2010 News
Sep­tem­ber 2010 News

2010 September Newsletter

Fall FlowersFlower Arrang­ing Sum­mer Camp

Fall Flow­ers

Vir­go Flo­ras­cope — Tulip

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Flower by Flower: A Prac­ti­cal and Inspi­ra­tional Guide to the Art of Flower Arrang­ing

Flo­ral Design Tool — ZOTS

Sep­tem­ber 2010 News
Octo­ber 2010 News

2010 October Newsletter

Flower SpiderHal­loween Inspired Flower Dec­o­rat­ing Ideas

Dia de los Muer­tos Cen­ter­piece How-To

Libra Flo­ras­cope — Rose

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Bou­quets — A Year of Flow­ers and Set­tings for the Table by Mar­sha Heck­man

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flo­ral Wire

Octo­ber 2010 News
Novem­ber 2010 News

2010 November Newsletter

Casey on Creative Living TVFlower Duet on TV — Cre­ative Liv­ing

How-To Cen­ter­piece: Gath­er, Drop and Fill

Scor­pio Flo­ras­cope — Cac­tus Flower

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Ike­bana Style by Keiko Kubo

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flo­ral Picks

Novem­ber 2010 News
Decem­ber 2010 News

2010 December Newsletter

Holiday Flower CocktailsDrink Your Flow­ers — Hol­i­day Cock­tails

Dec­o­ra­tive Wreaths

Sagit­tar­ius Flo­ras­cope — Bird of Par­adise

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Dec­o­ra­tive Wreaths and Gar­lands by Pamela West­land

Flo­ral Design Tool — Flo­ral Foam Wreath

Decem­ber 2010 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 — CANCELED — 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 22, 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

  • Jan­u­ary 25, 2020 — Serene Orchids
  • Feb­ru­ary 7, 2020 — Posies and Palates — Spe­cial Cock­tails & Flower Evening for Valen­tine’s Day
  • March 14, 2020 — CANCELED — Spring Flo­ral Bas­kets
  • April 23, 2020 — CANCELED — Posies and Palates — Spe­cial Cock­tails & Flower Evening Cel­e­brat­ing Greene & Greene
  • May 9, 2020 — CANCELED — Moth­ers Day Week­end Flow­ers
  • June 6, 2020 — Ros­es, Ros­es, Ros­es!
  • June 11, 2020 — Posies and Palates — Spe­cial Cock­tails & Flower Evening Cel­e­brat­ing Bit­ters & Bou­quets
  • Sep­tem­ber 12, 2020 — Bold and Bright Fall Vase fea­tur­ing Dahlias
  • Octo­ber 31, 2020 — Dia De Los Muer­tos fea­tur­ing Pump­kins
  • Novem­ber 14, 2020 — Autumn Burst Cel­e­bra­tion Cen­ter­piece fea­tur­ing Pro­tea
  • Decem­ber 5, 2020 — ‘Tis the Sea­son Gar­lands fea­tur­ing mixed Ever­greens

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!