One question I hear a lot is, “Is it ok for me to be a florist? When can I call myself a florist?”
Before you can call yourself a florist, you need at least these 3 things:
1. Give yourself permission to explore this career! I notice a lot of people just want permission. It’s ok to call yourself a floral designer if you have the interest and the passion for it!
2. You need to know Flower ID. A working knowledge of at least 75 flower varieties is imperative. That said, we are always learning as florists. You’ll never know every flower species, but you should have a good handle on the most common cut flowers.
3. Be comfortable with floral mechanics. You should be able to make a flower arrangement with ease.
For more about this topic, join us for Kickstart your Floristry Career. The conference begins tomorrow! We delve into these issues, and more to help you identify the next steps you need to take to get your floristry career launched.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Arranging with Plant Cuttings workshop last Saturday! We arranged with plant cuttings, talked about how to plant them after the flower arrangement has faded, and compared notes on our climates and different cuttings that work for us. Students received a list of the most successful plant cuttings to work with as well as instructions on planting and designing with the cuttings.
I am inspired to continue working with plant cuttings in flower arrangements!
September Flower School wraps up this week! We will be holding our 3 day, Kickstart your Floristry Career conference! Book your spot in class here if you haven’t already!