Newsletter Archives — 2011

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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 tooltips.

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

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

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Christmas Floral DesignsDecember 2011 Topics

  • Advent Cal­en­dar Flower Ideas
  • 2011 Flower Lover Gift Guide
  • 25 Days of Dec­o­rat­ing Delight — 2011 Advent Cal­en­dar of Dec­o­rat­ing Ideas
  • Vis­it over 50 Botan­i­cal Gar­dens this Hol­i­day Sea­son
  • 2011–2012 Flo­ral Design Class­es
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Dec­o­rat­ing with Ever­greens
  • Flo­ral Tool: Flower Duet’s Eco-Cut­ters
  • How To Make a Flower Snow­man

Read the Decem­ber 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

GourdsNovember 2011 Topics

  • Afford­able Lux­u­ri­ous Flower Design
  • Squish, Squash and Sim­ply Gourd-geous — Try adding Gourds and oth­er Dried Organ­ic Items to Your Fall Flo­ral Designs
  • Flower Duet expands its Offer­ings on Design­ing with Suc­cu­lent Plants
  • 2012 Flower Design Class Sched­ule
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Fresh Flower Arrang­ing
  • Flo­ral Tool: Flower Duet’s Green Cut­ters

Read the Novem­ber 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Pinchusion ProteaOctober 2011 Topics

  • Where to Find Whole­sale Flower Ven­dors
  • Hal­loween Flower Ideas
  • Green­ery Adds Tex­ture to Flo­ral Design
  • See, Touch, and Smell the Flow­ers
  • Flo­ral Design Mag­a­zine Reviews: Martha Stew­art Liv­ing
  • Flo­ral Tool: Zip Ties

Read the Octo­ber 2011 flo­ral news…

Frugal FlowersSeptember 2011 Topics

  • Fru­gal Flower Arrang­ing
  • How to Cre­ate a Lux­u­ri­ous Flo­ral Design for Less
  • Focus on Green­ery — Cro­ton
  • Sep­tem­ber Flower Events
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: The Lan­guage of Flow­ers
  • Flo­ral Tool: Wall Con­tain­ers

Read the Sep­tem­ber 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Herb WreathAugust 2011 Topics

  • How to Buy and Arrange with Hydrangeas
  • How to Cre­ate an Herb Wreath
  • Focus on Green­ery — Var­ie­gat­ed Pit­tospo­rum
  • August Flower Events
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Home­grown Herbs
  • Flo­ral Tool: Florist’s Spray Paint

Read the August 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Fireworks FlowersJuly 2011 Topics

  • Found­ing Fathers’ Flow­ers for Inde­pen­dence Day
  • Fire­works Flow­ers
  • Focus on Green­ery — Ital­ian Rus­cus
  • July Flower Events
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews:
    • Found­ing Gar­den­ers
    • Flow­ers and Herbs of Ear­ly Amer­i­ca
  • Flo­ral Tool: Dig­i­tal Cam­era

Read the July 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Father's Day FlowersJune 2011 Topics

  • Father’s Day Flower Design
  • Flower Arrang­ing with Cit­rus Tips
  • Essen­tial Tools for Flo­ral Design­ers
  • June Flower Events
  • Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: The Great Cit­rus Book and Cit­rus: A His­to­ry
  • Flo­ral Tool: Cel­lo­phane Wrap

Read the June 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Spring TulipsMay 2011 Topics

  • Eco-Friend­ly Flo­ral Design
  • Five Eco-Friend­lier Ideas for Cut Flow­ers
  • May Flo­ral Events
  • Flo­ral Design Book Review: The Flower Farmer: An Organ­ic Grower’s Guide to Rais­ing and Sell­ing Cut Flow­ers, Revised and Expand­ed
  • Flo­ral Tool: Recy­cled Glass Vas­es

Read the May 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Casey Walking Down AisleApril 2011 Topics

  • Wed­ding Flower Check­list
  • Wed­ding Movies We Love — for the Flow­ers and Inspi­ra­tion they Bring
  • Fun Flower Actvi­ties and Infor­ma­tion
  • Book Review: Wed­ding Bou­quets: Over 300 Designs for Every Bride
  • Flo­ral Design Tool — Stephan­otis Stems
  • What Flower Are You?
  • flower Mag­a­zine Spring Issue on Sale
  • What’s Grow­ing in the Cal­i­for­nia Grow­ers’ Nurs­eries?

Read the April 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

All About OrchidsMarch 2011 Topics

  • All About Orchids
  • The Secrets of Daf­fodils
  • Learn to Force Flow­er­ing Tree Branch­es
  • Book Review: Orchids
  • Flo­ral Design Tool — Moss Pins
  • Watch Flower Duet on TV
  • Vis­it The Flower Fields in Carls­bad, Cal­i­for­nia
  • See the Daf­fodil Show in Julian, Cal­i­for­nia
  • Have a cock­tail at the Cher­ry Blos­som Fes­ti­val at Des­can­so Gar­dens

Read the March 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Valentine's Day FlowersFebruary 2011 Topics

  • Lunar New Year Flow­ers — The Year of the Rab­bit
  • Valentine’s Flower Trends
  • 2011 Gar­den Trends and Shows
  • Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide to Edi­ble Herbs
  • Flo­ral Design Tool — Flower Gems

Read the Feb­ru­ary 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Winter White FlowersJanuary 2011 Topics

  • Tour­na­ment of Ros­es Parade
  • White Flow­ers
  • Col­or Trends for 2011 — Pan­tone: Hon­ey­suck­le is Col­or of the Year
  • Mag­a­zine Review: Gar­den Design Mag­a­zine
  • Flo­ral Design Tool — Water Tubes & Picks

Read the Jan­u­ary 2011 flo­ral news…[divider]

Read more Flower Duet Newsletters from past years:

2016 Newslet­ter Archives

2015 Newslet­ter Archives

2014 Newslet­ter Archives

2013 Newslet­ter Archives

2012 Newslet­ter Archives

2011 Newslet­ter Archives

2010 Newslet­ter Archives

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 14, 2019 – Ever­greens & Flow­ers

Wednes­day Night Wed­ding Series Work­shops:

  • Jan­u­ary 30, 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
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 — Ros­es

More in 2019 in the fall!

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!