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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 2013 News

2013 January Newsletter

baby's breath weddingsBaby’s Breath Wed­ding Flower Trend

Win­ter White Flow­ers That Wow

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — How to Wire Basic Flow­ers

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Bring­ing Nature Home

Flo­ral Tool: Quick Dip®

Jan­u­ary 2013 News
Feb­ru­ary 2013 News

2013 February Newsletter

Emer­ald Green: 2013 Col­or of the Year

His­to­ry of Valentine’s Flow­ers

Chi­nese New Year Cul­tur­al and Flo­ral Tra­di­tions

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — How to Cre­ate a Tussie Mussie or Posy

Flo­ral Design Book Reviews: Flower Arrang­ing for Begin­ners

Flo­ral Tool: Rose Stem Clean­ing Tool

Feb­ru­ary 2013 News
March 2013 News

2013 March Newsletter

Mossy Green Cov­ered Flo­ral Con­tain­ers

Green Jew­el­ry and DIY Craft Ideas

Keep­ing Tulips Unob­tru­sive: Flow­ers for the Gram­my Awards

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — How to Cre­ate Sun­ny Sun­flower Flo­ral Design

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Bel­la Bou­quets

Flo­ral Tool: Moss Con­tain­er Cov­er­ing Sup­plies

March 2013 News
April 2013 News

2013 April Newsletter

debra prinzingEco-Friend­ly Flow­ers with Debra Prinz­ing

Tips for Earth-Friend­ly Flo­ral Design

How to Rehy­drate Boxed Cut Hydrangeas

Watch a FREE Video from Casey of Flower Duet — How to “Gath­er, Drop and Fill”

Flo­ral Design Book Review: Slow Flow­ers: Four Sea­sons of Local­ly Grown Bou­quets from the Gar­den, Mead­ow and Farm

Flo­ral Tool: Aspen­wood Excel­sior

April 2013 News
May 2013 News

2013 May Newsletter

Mother’s Day Flower Design Recipe Ideas

Flow­ers in the Media

Slow Flow­ers Recep­tion

VIDEO: Flower Duet’s Bun­dle and Place Tech­nique

Tor­rance Bak­ery Redesigns Wed­ding Cake Show­room

Flo­ral Duet Appears at The Grove for The GAP

Flo­ral Tool: the knot ulti­mate wed­ding look­book

Flo­ral Tool: Deco-Hold­er Cake Top­pers

May 2013 News
June 2013 News

2013 June Newsletter

Send Flow­ers for 46 Cents

Mono­chro­mat­ic Flower Arrang­ing

How to Choose, Care For and Revive Flow­ers

How to Pick Fresh Flow­ers

It’s All About Con­di­tion­ing

Five Flower Reviv­er Tips for Prob­lem­at­ic Flow­ers

Video: Quick Dip Flow­ers to Pre­vent Wilt­ed Blooms

Flo­ral Book: The Flower Recipe Book

Flo­ral Tool: Vas­es

June 2013 News
July 2013 News

2013 July Newsletter

Around the World in 80 days Flo­ral Style..Paris, Lon­don, Hong Kong

Wrist Cor­sage in Five Min­utes

Video: How to Make a Florist Bow

Flo­ral Book: Cook­ing with Flow­ers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Laven­der, and Oth­er Edi­ble Flow­ers

Flo­ral Tool: Flow­er­wheel App for iPhone and iPad

July 2013 News
August 2013 News

2013 August Newsletter

Flo­ral Design Lec­ture on August 11, 2013 at South Coast Botan­ic Gar­den

All-in-One Wed­ding Venues in Palos Verdes

The Sea­son­al Bou­quet Project LIVE

Flo­ral Book: Suc­cu­lents Sim­pli­fied

Flo­ral Tool: Bud Vase Trans­port Idea

August 2013 News
Sep­tem­ber 2013 News

2013 September Newsletter

Beach Cen­ter­piece How-To Video for Mayesh Design Star Chal­lenge

Wed­ding and Event Flow­ers from Recent Area Cel­e­bra­tions by Flower Duet

Flo­ral Book: To Have and To Hold Book

Flo­ral Tool: Imi­ta­tion Cast-Resin Coral, Drift­wood and Sea Shells

Sep­tem­ber 2013 News
Octo­ber 2013 News

2013 October Newsletter

Gilded Namecard PumpkinFall Col­or and Flo­ral Trends for 2013

Pur­ple Flow­ers

Owls for Fall, Hal­loween and the Hol­i­days

Using Metal­lic Vas­es and Gild­ing Seed­pods, Gourds and Pump­kins for Fall Dec­o­rat­ing

Rus­tic Flo­ral Design: Loose­ly Designed Flow­ers with Wood Accents

Wed­ding Gallery — Fuch­sia Wed­ding Flow­ers

2014 Flower Arrang­ing Class Sched­ule

Flo­ral Book: Beau­ti­ful Win­ter

Flo­ral Tool: Sier­ra Flower Find­er

Octo­ber 2013 News
Novem­ber 2013 News

2013 November Newsletter

Succulent PumpkinsHow-to Cre­ate a Suc­cu­lent Pump­kin Planter Cen­ter­piece

Wed­ding Flower Jour­nal: Pinks, Peach­es and Creams Wed­ding

Hanukkah Flo­ral Design Ideas

Flo­ral Book: Sim­ple Stun­ning Par­ties

Flo­ral Tool: Craft Glue

Novem­ber 2013 News
Decem­ber 2013 News

2013 December Newsletter

December 2013 NewsletterIdeas to Add Bling to Wed­ding Flow­ers: From Brooches to Crys­tal Gar­lands

Hol­i­day Flower Cock­tails inspired by Botan­i­cal Ingre­di­ents

Flo­ral Design Col­or The­o­ry Using Col­lege Foot­ball Teams for Inspi­ra­tion

Flo­ral Book: The Drunk­en Botanist

Flo­ral Tool: Hand-Made Reversible Aprons in Prints for Every­one

Decem­ber 2013 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!