Monthly Archives: June 2013

Succulent Saturday

And….this concludes our Succulent Saturday series. Hope you’ve enjoyed it…

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Ashley Fox Designs 

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Modern Bouquet 

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Twigg Botanicals 

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Hens and Chicks

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Lila B 

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Robin Wood Flowers 

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Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic and Delesie Photography


Sullivan Owen 

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Pink Twig 

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Precious Pear 

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JL Designs 

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Stems and The Nichols 

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Design for Serenity and Bob Wigand Photography

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Pixies Petals and Honey Honey Photography

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers 

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Honey and Poppies

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Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry

Have a great weekend!

King Protea

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Aartsappel and Natural Light Photography

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Anne Robert Photography

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Sullivan Owen

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Bare Root Flora

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Sullivan Owen

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Primary Petals 

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Primary Petals 

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La Petite Fleur

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Sullivan Owen

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The Little Branch and Brandon Kidd Photography

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Sullivan Owen and The Wedding Artists Collective (Gary Ashley)

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Primary Petals and Jose Villa Photography 

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Katie Stoops Photography 

Affair with George and Lara Hotz Photography 

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Primary Petals and Robyn Preston Photography


Sullivan Owen

Happy Thursday!

Great Summer Opportunity at The New York Botanical Garden

Summer Intensive Certificate programs at The New York Botanical Garden will begin in July. These programs offer concentrated sessions which allow students to complete up to half of all NYBG certification requirements in just two weeks for Gardening…and just five weeks for Floral and Landscape Design.

The Landscape Design Summer Intensive runs July 8-August 9. Starting with a historical overview, the course covers each step of the design process: landscape analysis, site-specific design, planting plans that are both beautiful and sustainable, site engineering, graphics, preparing proposals and professional presentations.. Find more information here.

Courses include:

Landscape Design History
Graphics I
Graphics II
Landscape Design I
Landscape Design II
Site Materials and Details
Plants for Landscaping
Site Visits
Portfolio Presentations


The Gardening Summer Intensive runs July 15-26. The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden makes a magnificent classroom, where regional experts guide you through the art and science of plant selection and care for home or small-scale residential and community gardens. Find more information here.

Courses include:

Fundamentals of Gardening
Soil Science for Gardeners
Integrated Pest Management
Plants for Landscaping

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The Floral Design Summer Intensive runs July 8- August 9.  One-on-one training from real-world professionals provides the skills needed to create fresh arrangements, design for weddings or parties, or manage your own shop. Find more information here.

Courses include:

Floral Design Fundamentals: Form
Floral Design Fundamentals: Style
The Language of Color
Flower ID form A to Z
Interior Plantscapes
Shopping the New York Market
Flowers to Wear
Basics of Wedding Design
Basics of Sympathy Design
Arranging with Silk and Dried Flowers
Practical Planning for Floral Designers
Advanced Wedding Design
Grand Scale Arrangements
Event Planning for the Floral Designer
A Variety of Specialty Electives

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You might also want to check out NYBG Adult Education on Facebook and Twitter.

Would love to know if any of you Botanical Brouhaha readers have attended or taught classes at The New York Botanical Garden….

Meet you back here tomorrow with more flowers!

Working Designer Wednesday

Got some goodies for you today!

1. Blog posts I think you might enjoy…

Learn how to make hammered flower and leaf prints


Discover why your iPhone or iPad might be the only camera you need for photographing your flowers…

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Read some thoughts on rebranding from Jay Archer Floral Design…and while you’re at it, check out the gorgeous gallery


See which flowers Jackie (Just Bloomed) chose when designing her own 10 year vow renewal ceremony


2. Behind the scenes with some great design studios…

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Soiree Floral 

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Jeff Leatham 

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David Kurio Designs 

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Wild at Heart 

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Spike Greens

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David Kurio Designs 

3. Designers to watch…

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Lora @ Sophisticated Floral

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Eatherley @ Floressence

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Jody @ The Moss & Rose 

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Lori @ Blossom Alliance 

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4. When your flowers end up in the hands of the famous…

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Khloe Kardashian and Floral Crush Studio 

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Duchess of Cornwall and Wild at Heart 

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Her Majesty the Queen and Rebel Rebel 

5. Don’t forget:  (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Day is right around the corner! Hope you’ll join the fun on June 30th. Many have gotten a head start…check out the stories on The Lonely Bouquet Facebook page

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Hope your Wednesday is WONDERFUL!