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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 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 2011 News

2011 January Newsletter

Winter White FlowersTour­na­ment 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

Jan­u­ary 2011 News
Feb­ru­ary 2011 News

2011 February Newsletter

Valentine's Day FlowersLunar 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

Feb­ru­ary 2011 News
March 2011 News

2011 March Newsletter

All About OrchidsAll 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

March 2011 News
April 2011 News

2011 April Newsletter

Casey Walking Down AisleWed­ding Flower Check­list

Wed­ding Movies We Love — for the Flow­ers and Inspi­ra­tion they Bring

Fun Flower Activ­i­ties 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?

April 2011 News
May 2011 News

2011 May Newsletter

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

May 2011 News
June 2011 News

2011 June Newsletter

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

June 2011 News
July 2011 News

2011 July Newsletter

Fireworks FlowersFound­ing 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

July 2011 News
August 2011 News

2011 August Newsletter

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

August 2011 News
Sep­tem­ber 2011 News

2011 September Newsletter

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

Sep­tem­ber 2011 News
Octo­ber 2011 News

2011 October Newsletter

Pinchusion ProteaWhere 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

Octo­ber 2011 News
Novem­ber 2011 News

2011 November Newsletter

GourdsAfford­able 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

Novem­ber 2011 News
Decem­ber 2011 News

2011 December Newsletter

Christmas Floral DesignsAdvent 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

Decem­ber 2011 News

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!