Where do you start once you know you are interested in working with flowers? Maybe you are just interested in adding more floral joy to your home or maybe you are thinking about a career with flowers. Here are a few ways to get started working with flowers.
-Start learning ID. Peruse flower market catalogs, seed catalogs, and encyclopedias to understand the flower ID. Botanical drawings are the best way to ID a flower but it also helps to see photos and to have real life interaction with the varieties as well. In our Floral Foundations coursework, we have 6 page ID guides for 50 flowers to get you started.
-Peruse your local farmer’s market, flower shops, and landscape and start noticing what is available seasons to season. Begin getting familiar with the flowers, the shop owners, and farmers.
-Start making one flower arrangement a week so that you can get used to working with flowers as a medium.
-Read all the books you can! I will do a blog post soon about some of my favorites! My book is great for the novice flower lover as it starts with the basics!
Thank you for all the sweet support. I truly hope this book inspires your own foraging and flower creations at home! I always love seeing your projects, so if you make any of the projects in the book or want to share your copy, I would love to see it. Just share under our hashtag on Instagram.
If you pre-ordered the book, you can still get a code for 15% off of our classes at the flower school (live classes not included). Just send over your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. The coupon expires today!
I really hope this book will inspire flower arrangements throughout your home from season to season.
Remember if you pre-order the book, just send over your receipt today for a code (valid for purchases until March 2nd for purchase of any class in our flower school (live classes not included). Send your receipt to me at email@example.com or DM me on Instagram.
If you make a project in the book, or you receive your book this week, I would love to see! You can post on Instagram under the hashtag: #fieldflowervase!
Happy Flower Arranging!
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