Monthly Archives: January 2014

Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Presents: Master Class Series & Seed Giveaway

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One of my favorite farmer florists, Jennie Love (I love her name so much, I always want to say her whole name), has announced her 2014 Master Class series called From Seed to Centerpiece. Jennie says, “It is geared towards experienced florists looking to add or increase the use of locally-grown materials in their design work and learn valuable marketing skills as well to better sell their businesses. I’m hoping this new master class series helps more traditional florists tap into the Farm-to-Centerpiece movement by learning to grow their own or connect more successfully with nearby flower farmers.”

You can see the dates and topics below. From Seed to Centerpiece is a curriculum tailored for experienced floral designers and farmer florists. Equal parts horticulture intensive, business review, and artistic retreat, these topic-specific, concentrated courses enable students to connect more deeply with the natural seasons and tap into their customer’s deep-seated desire to support a creative and authentic business.

All classes will be held at the Love ‘n Fresh Flower Farm and studio (unless otherwise noted). Jennie keeps the class size intimate and feeds you a gourmet seasonal lunch.  Sounds like a dream…

Love N Fresh Flowers Master Class Poster

For more information on the Master Class series, check out Jennie’s website here.

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And, now, guess what? Jennie has offered to hand-select a collection of seeds for the cutting garden of one lucky Botanical Brouhaha reader! All you have to do is leave a comment below…then wait for the winner to be announced next Wednesday (Jan. 29th). We’ll also let you in on another exciting opportunity next Wednesday, so be sure to meet Jennie and me back here for that!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Lovely Lace

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Flowerwild and Jose Villa Photography 

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Glorious Twelve and Sarah Morris Photography

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Sebesta Design 

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Tinge 

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Foret Design Studio

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Jo Flowers 

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Tamara Menges Designs and Holly Hoyt Photography

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Tulip 

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Studio Choo and Leo Patrone Photography 

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Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Leo Patrone Photography

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Designs by Hemingway and Jayson Tanega Photography

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Foret Design Studio

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Flora Organica Designs 

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Floresie and Elisabeth Perotin Photography

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Petal Pusher and Stephanie Fay Photography

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Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Britt Chudleigh Photography

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Ashley Fox Design and Erin Bell Photography

Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday

I’m sure some of you are wondering where the Expert Panel has been lately. They’ve been on a much deserved hiatus during the holidays and will return to Botanical Brouhaha on Wed., Feb 5th to kick off the new year. I can’t wait to have them back!

In the meantime, here are some things I’ve been meaning to share with you…

1. Growers make the floral world go round…thank them when you have the opportunity…

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Bathtub Gardens

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Floret Flower Farm

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Janet Foss Garden Flowers

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Jello Mold Farm

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Wild Acre

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Texas Specialty Cut Flowers


2. And just in case you think that growing beautiful flowers is “rosy” all the time…

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Makes you appreciate our flower farmers even more, doesn’t it? Sorry…but this photo intrigued me.

(photo from Jello Mold Farm)


3. Beautiful labeling ideas…

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Blush Floral Design and Julia Jane Studios

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Hothouse Design Studio and Stacy Richardson Photography

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Studio 3 Floral Design and Rennard Photography

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Springwell Gardens

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Poppy Figue Flower


4. I’m in love with his shop…Odorantes

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shop Odorantes in paris


5. Some of my favorite dahlia varieties grown by Floret Flower Farm

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‘Suncrest’

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‘Hamari Gold’

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‘Shiloh Noel’


Have a great Wednesday!

Pantone Color Inspiration: Cayenne

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Lilla Bello

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Botanique

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Chestnut & Vine and Jerry Yoon Photography

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Denise Fasanello Flowers

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Three Sisters

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Tinge and Ciara Richardson Photography

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design

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Florali

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Fleur

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Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Britt Chudleigh Photography

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Floret Flower Farm

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Beautiful Blooms Events and Marie Labbancz Photography

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Blossom Sweet

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Laura Murray Photography

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Sullivan Owen and Jillian McGrath Photography

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Hacman Floral and Codrean Photography

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White Lilac Inc.

Happy Tuesday!

Anemone

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Bella Flora and Caroline + Ben Photography

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Valley Flower Company

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Oak and the Owl and Sara Press Photography

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Fleuriste

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Anna Jones Photography

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Francoise Weeks

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Pollen Floral Art

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Holly Flora

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Bow Street Flowers

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Floret Flower Farm

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Elegant by Design and Lane Dittoe

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Rosegolden Flowers and Amanda Pair Photography

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Floret Flower Farm

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Isari

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Floret Flower Farm

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Studio Choo and Leo Patrone Photography

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Valley Flower Company

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Kate Foley Designs

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Camelback Flowershop

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Lilla Bello

Happy Monday!