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A Modern Floral Design Presentation created for the Ann Arbor Public Library by Sweet Pea Floral Design.

A Modern Floral Design Presentation created for the Ann Arbor Public Library by Sweet Pea Floral Design.

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  • 1. Welcome To Flower School
  • 2. What we will cover in class today
  • 3.
    • Fashionable Flowers and where to find them
    • 4. Types of flowers and how they go together
    • 5. Great Containers and where to find them
    • 6. Flower Care and Handling
    • 7. Floral Foam Basics
    • 8. Floral Design Basics with demo
    • 9. Your Turn to design!!
  • Trends in floral Design and Fashion Flowers
  • 10. RanunculusAvailable at Trader Joe’s
  • 11. Dahlia
    Available at the Farmers Market,Through a Florist
    Or Grow your Own
  • 12. Scabiosa Pods (through a florist)
    Craspedia (through a florist)
    Uhule Fern Curls (through a florist)
  • 13. Maidenhair Fern (English Gardens)
    Seeded Eucalyptus (Whole Foods)
    Dusty Miller (English Gardens) Grow your own!!
  • 14. Anemone(Through A florist)
  • 15. HydrangeaWhole Foods Market
  • 16. PeonyFarmers market, Whole Foods, Grow your Own!
  • 17. EcheveriaThe Produce Station, English Gardens, Farmers Market, Grow your Own
  • 18. Garden RosesThrough A Florist or Online
  • 19. Feature Flowers
    Filler Flowers
  • 20. Foliage: Scented Geranium Leaf(English Gardens)
    Filler: Mini green Hydrangea
    (Whole Foods Market)
    Feature: Peony
  • 21. Foliage: Dusty Miller(English Gardens)
    Filler: Hydrangea &Ranunculus
    Feature: Peach Garden Rose
  • 22. Great Containers&Where to find them
  • 23. Milk GlassFound Kerrytown Second floorThe Bowerbird Mongo  Downtown YpsiTreasure Mart  Detroit St. A2PTO Thrift Shop Industrial Dr. A2
  • 24. Vintage Pharmacy BottlesFound  Kerrytown Second floorThe Bowerbird Mongo  Downtown YpsiTreasure Mart  Detroit St. A2
  • 25. Tea Cup and SaucerFound  Kerrytown Second floorThe Bowerbird Mongo  Downtown YpsiTreasure Mart  Detroit St. A2
  • 26. Tea TinsFound  Kerrytown Second floorBombay Grocers  Packard near PlattThe Bowerbird Mongo  Downtown YpsiTreasure Mart  Detroit St. A2
  • 27. Vintage SilverTreasure Mart  Detroit St. A2The Salvation Army  State St.The Bowerbird Mongo  Downtown Ypsi
  • 28. Just think outside the Vase
  • 29. Flower Care and Handling
  • 30. Getting Home Safe
    • Flowers can stay out of water for an hour or so
    • 31. For every hour out of water cut 1 inch off of the stem at home
    • 32. 35° is the ideal temperature for flowers out of water
    • 33. Do not leave in a car below 35 or above 70 degrees
    • 34. Protect flowers from the wind when walking from shops to your car
  • Caring for flowers at home
    • Thoroughly wash your container with chlorine based bleach.
    • 35. Fill Clean container with clean room temperature water 100-104° F
    • 36. Flower foods contain Biocide to prevent the growth of bacteria in your vase thereby extending the life of your flowers
    • 37. Mix flower food according to directions on the package. Not more or less.
    • 38. Strip flower stems so that no foliage will be submerged under the water
    • 39. Re cut your stems with clippers, sharp scissors, or a knife on an angle
    • 40. Immediately place flower into water
    • 41. Change water often and re-cut stems
  • Martha’s Flower Food Recipe
    Extend the life of flower arrangements using this simple mixture of ingredients found around the house.
    Tools and Materials
    1 gallon water
    2 cups corn syrup
    4 teaspoons bleach
    4 teaspoons white vinegar
    Jug for mixing
    Flower Food How-To1. In jug, combine water, corn syrup, bleach, and white vinegar. Gently mix. Use 1/4 cup per vase of flowers.
  • 42. Commercial Flower Food
    • SUGAR provides nourishment for the cut flowers
    • 43. BIOCIDE which inhibits the growth of fungi and bacteria
    • 44. ACIDIFER which lowers the pH of the water.
  • Floral Foam Basics
  • 45. Cut your foam block down to the right size for your container
    Soakyour foam in a bucket or large container
    Place foam in your vase or container and secure with tape if needed
  • 46. Cut Stems on an angle and strip off foliageLeave about 1” of clean stem to be inserted in foamInsert the stem into the foamIf you decide you do not like the placement of that stem Take it out and re cut Do not insert into the same hole make a new hole
  • 47. Begin by adding foliage to cover your foam as much as you canSecondly add filler to cover the remaining foam that is peeking throughTurn your arrangement and look for “holes” fill themFinally add your feature flowers to the bed of foliage and filler TA DA!!
  • 48. Your Turn To Design
    • One white recreations container
    • 49. One pre soaked brick of foam
    • 50. 3 feature flowers
    • 51. 3 filler flowers
    • 52. a hand full of foliage (5-8 stems ideally)
    • 53. Please share clippers with table