I had the pleasure of doing an interview over at Katy Elliott: Home, Garden, and Craft in New England. We also held a book event last Saturday to celebrate the publication of Field, Flower, Vase : Arranging and Crafting with Seasonal and Wild Blooms. and Katy’s relaunched blog. Thank you to everyone who attended the event on Saturday! You can check out my interview and a look at the book right here.
Photo copyright Chelsea Fuss. Reprinted with permission from Abrams Books. Please do not use without written permission.
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!
Let me know any questions you might have about getting started with flowers by sending me a DM on Instagram or contacting me here.
You can check out more free floral resources and information right here:
Sourcing, edible flower, and floral career free packets
Tutorials and articles
Today is the day! Field, Flower, Vase publishes in the USA today and in the UK on Thursday, March 4th!
You can read an excerpt of the book at Martha Stewart!
Order the book through any of the links here.
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!