How to forage for flowers

Happy New Year!

Today I have a free gift for you to assist you with your flower pursuits.

There’s a lot of talk about foraging in the floral design world these days but is foraging really sustainable? It’s great to have a handle on some rules and techniques before you head out.

Foraging for flowers, greens, twigs, and branches is one of my favorite ways to bring floral compositions to the next level. These wild ingredients offer movement, texture, and wildness that is almost impossible to get from cultivated floral ingredients.

Check out my new foraging guide below to help you with your foraging adventures, and to make sure you are following all the rules.


Photo by Sanda Vuckovic.

Becoming a Florist: How to Get Work Experience

If you’ve already taken some floral design classes and are ready to gain work experience in a shop or studio, sometimes it can be tough to get your foot in the door. Maybe you’ve even done flowers for a few events but you can’t seem to land a job or freelance gig.

In this video, I explain a few things you might want to do to ensure that you are presenting your work in the best manner for employment or freelancing.

-Create a portfolio of your best floral design work with well-lit photography

-Reach out to florists that have a style you admire

-Reach out in a professional and direct way through email (email template provided in the download below)


-Keep honing your floral design skills and finding your voice

I cover more tips and ideas in the video and through this free download, which provides you with a checklist to make sure you are doing all the right things in your approach to landing a floral design job. The download includes a fillable template for you to use in your reach-out emails to florists. 

Remember, we post jobs over on the flower school account on Instagram. Click on the “Job Listings” story highlight.

Good luck!

Make a No-Waste Wreath

Follow this tutorial to make a no-waste wreath this holiday season! Learn how to make a compostable wreath, using a few simple ingredients. This tutorial teaches you some pro-tips for making your composition secure and tidy.

Learn how to keep your holiday greens fresh with our free holiday greens care packet. Download it here.

Learn more wreath making techniques in the Wreath Masterclass!

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