Sign Up for Our Newsletters

join our mail­ing list
* indi­cates required



We send out a month­ly newslet­ter — It’s free and has great flower arrang­ing ideas and tips includ­ing our upcom­ing flo­ral work­shop list, flo­ral design book reviews, how-tos, and more. We send it out each month and don’t share our mail­ing list with any­one.

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.

We don’t share our email list with any­one! So, you can rest assured, your email is safe with us.

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 2012 News

2012 January Newsletter

Bloomin News CoverFlower Duet Dec­o­rates a Rose Parade Float

Flower Duet Fea­tured in Bloomin’ News

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: René’s Bou­quets for Brides

Flo­ral Tool: Roost’s Flower Frogs

How To Make a Flower Snow­man

Jan­u­ary 2012 News
Feb­ru­ary 2012 News

2012 February Newsletter

How To Cre­ate a Ter­rar­i­um or Mini Indoor Gar­den

All About Air Plants or Tilland­sias and Yes, They Do Flower!

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How to Com­bine Suc­cu­lents with Fresh Flow­ers

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Ter­rar­i­um Craft: Cre­ate 50 Mag­i­cal, Minia­ture Worlds and The New Ter­rar­i­um: Cre­at­ing Beau­ti­ful Dis­plays for Plants and Nature and Table­top Gar­dens: 40 Styl­ish Plantscapes for Coun­ters and Shelves, Desk­tops and Win­dowsills

Flo­ral Tool: Air Plant and Ter­rar­i­um Dis­play Vas­es

How To Make a Flower Snow­man

Feb­ru­ary 2012 News
March 2012 News

2012 March Newsletter

Green Ros­es and Flow­ers for St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day or Any Day

Hot Flo­ral Sup­plies: Man­zani­ta Branch­es at Wasabi Green

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — Easy Flower Design Any­one Can Do!

Flo­ral Design Book Review: flower flip: a guide to 50 favorite flow­ers

Flo­ral Tool: Mer­cury Glass Vas­es

How To Make a Flower Bun­ny

March 2012 News
April 2012 News

2012 April Newsletter

Flower Duet's Floral Design Studio in TorranceFlower Duet Flo­ral Stu­dio

For­mer Flo­ral Stu­dents — Where are They Now?

How to Trans­port Flow­ers

Suc­cu­lents Are Grow­ing

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How To Cre­ate a Mag­nif­i­cent Bud Vase

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Shakespeare’s Flow­ers

Flo­ral Tool: Nitrile Gloves

April 2012 News
May 2012 News

2012 May Newsletter

Purple RanunculusMother’s Day How-To Flo­ral Design with Ranun­cu­lus

How to Keep Lilacs Fresh in a Vase

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How To Design One Dozen Ros­es in a Vase

Flo­ral Design Book Review: The 50 Mile Bou­quet

Flo­ral Tool: How to Use a Florist’s Knife

May 2012 News
June 2012 News

2012 June Newsletter

Succulent Living WallEar­ly Sum­mer Flow­ers

Meet Your Cal­i­for­nia Flower Grow­er

Cre­ate a Liv­ing Art Piece with Flower Duet’s Pop Box­es

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How To Cre­ate a Long Din­ner Par­ty Cen­ter­piece

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Petal and Twig

Flo­ral Tool: Pop Box Liv­ing Art Wall Con­tain­er

June 2012 News
July 2012 News

2012 July Newsletter

Garden RosesBridal Wed­ding Trend: Gar­den Ros­es

July 4th Dec­o­ra­tion and Flower Ideas from Pin­ter­est

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How To Cre­ate a Tall High-Style Trop­i­cal Design

Flo­ral Design Book Review: The Com­plete Guide to Rib­bon Crafts

Flo­ral Tool: Florist Rib­bon Orga­niz­er

July 2012 News
August 2012 News

2012 August Newsletter

Yellow Grey BouquetsHow to Cre­ate an Olympic Bou­quet — Lon­don Style

Wed­ding Flo­ral Trend — Yel­low and Gray Bou­quets

Movies about Florists We Love to Watch

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — How To Cre­ate a Tall Vase using the Grid Method

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: A Flower Shop Mys­tery Book Series

Flo­ral Tool: Reversible Aprons by One Way or Anoth­er Designs

August 2012 News
Sep­tem­ber 2012 News

2012 September Newsletter

Coral Bridal Bouquets by Flower Duet

Flower Duet mix­es peach and corals with ivory col­ored ros­es for these love­ly wed­ding bou­quets.

Florist Best Prac­tices for Wed­ding Flower Set Up: A Check­list for You

Flo­ral Design on Tele­vi­sion

Watch a FREE Video on our YouTube Chan­nel — Flower Duet’s Wed­dings

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Every­day Flow­ers: Flow­ers to Beau­ti­fy and Dec­o­rate the Home

Flo­ral Tool: Bou­ton­nière Pins

Sep­tem­ber 2012 News
Octo­ber 2012 News

2012 October Newsletter

How to Cre­ate Pump­kin Vas­es

Make it a Black and White Hal­loween

More TV shows for Flower Duet

Watch a FREE Video — How Many Flow­ers to Fill a Flo­ral Sphere

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Martha Stewart’s Hand­made Hol­i­day Crafts

Flo­ral Tool: DIY Mer­cury Glass Paint

Octo­ber 2012 News
Novem­ber 2012 News

2012 November Newsletter

TablescapeCre­at­ing Cohe­sive Tablescapes with Flow­ers

Fall 2012 Col­ors for Enter­tain­ing

Flower Duet’s 2013 Flo­ral Design Work­shop Cal­en­dar

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — Win­ter White Trop­i­cal Flow­ers

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Beau­ti­ful Win­ter

Flo­ral Tool: Metal­lic Paint for Florists

Novem­ber 2012 News
Decem­ber 2012 News

2012 December Newsletter

Flocked Trees2012 Hol­i­day Gift Guide

How To Flock Branch­es, Trees and Flow­ers

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — Hol­i­day Poman­ders

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: The Flower Shop Christ­mas

Flo­ral Tool: Wreath Mak­ing Sup­plies

Decem­ber 2012 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 brownpapertickets.com.

  • 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!