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OASIS® Black Floral Foam Changing Floral Designs

OASIS® Black Floral Foam Changing Floral Designs

Black Floral Foam Changing your Design Possibilities With one simple yet brilliant why-didn’t-someone-think-of-this-before change, your floral design possibilities will expand this Spring. How? Black floral foam. Specifically, OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam, which has similar properties to other OASIS® Floral Foam but is black, the colour every other colour seems to want to displace. With Noir, [...]

How do outdoor weddings differ from indoor?

How do outdoor weddings differ from indoor?

Backyard, Outdoor & Micro Wedding Flower Planning Tips How do outdoor weddings differ from indoor? Due to Covid-19 restrictions for public gatherings, florists are finding themselves planning and installing more outdoor wedding flowers. Unlike designing for indoor events, there’s direct sun, rain, and heat to consider with backyard or garden weddings.With guest lists limited to [...]

4 Wedding Flower Styles Adapted for Micro Weddings

4 Wedding Flower Styles Adapted for Micro Weddings

4 Wedding Flower Styles Adapted for Micro Weddings Do you want maximum flower style for your micro weddings in 2020 and 2021? We know that fresh flower designs provide the refresh-your-spirit calming and healing qualities we all need due to Covid-19 restrictions. We also know we need to refresh our design styles to meet today’s [...]

Vertical Floral Design Mechanics

Vertical Floral Design Mechanics

Height is fascinating, Don't you think? There are skyscrapers, sky diving also of course the stiletto heel! Floral designs are no exception to this fascination. This year vertical arrangements are surging in popularity. Height in floral designs commands attention furthermore the practical benefit of using less surface space. Buildings and shoes, require solving mechanical challenges. [...]

Can flowers help heal the world when this is all over?

Can flowers help heal the world when this is all over?

Laura Daluga Wednesday, May 6, 2020 We’ve all seen the meme running making the rounds on Facebook that reads, “When this is all over, I’m throwing the biggest St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo of July party anyone’s ever seen!” As a major cog in the special events industry, florists’ work adds that special touch to [...]

Richard Go – MIFGS 2020

Richard Go – MIFGS 2020

Richard Go - MIFGS 2020 Blooms will fill the air with perfume and awaken your senses at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in 2020, hosted in the stunning heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. Showcasing the best floral talent from Australia and around the world, join us in a celebration of flowers. Are you [...]

ROSE CARE & HANDLING

ROSE CARE & HANDLING

ROSE CARE & HANDLING VALENTINE’S DAY ROSE CARE & HANDLING BY SHARON MIKULINSKI, GLOBAL MARKETING DIRECTOR, FLORALIFE Valentine’s day is just around the corner and the staple item in every flower cooler?  Roses of course!  Generally, shipments of fresh cut roses are received 5-7 days prior to Valentine’s. With the biggest volume being picked up [...]

A Floral Challenge

A Floral Challenge

A Floral Challenge – Working Outside your Comfort Zone October 8, 2019 Love a design challenge? Enjoy connecting with floral designers who are equally passionate about learning new techniques? Patience Pickner AIFD, PFCI, SDCF and Ace Berry AIFD, PFCI not only love a A Floral Challenge & design challenge, they love challenging other designers. The [...]

2017 Designz® Cup National Winner

2017 Designz® Cup National Winner

2017 Designz® Cup National Winner 2017 Designz® Cup National Winner Theme: Marquee Madness National Winner - Stephanie Ho Congratulations to Stephanie Ho from Western Australia on becoming the 2017 National Winner. She used vibrant colours when interpreting the racing theme and was especially inspired by the Winner's Trophy and striving to win. The Schweppes Bar was also inspirational with its strong use [...]

2016 Designz® Cup National Winner

2016 Designz® Cup National Winner

2016 Designz® Cup National Winner 2016 Designz® Cup National Winner Theme: Tribute to a Painter National Winner - Kathleen Horton Congratulations to Kathleen Horton from Marjorie Milner College in North Balwyn, Victoria for obtaining the highest Designz® Cup score in 2016. Kathleen based her design on a painting entitled Circles in a Circle and painted by Kandinsky in 1923. She spent hours wrapping [...]

2015 Designz® Cup National Winner

2015 Designz® Cup National Winner

2015 Designz® Cup National Winner Theme: Beauty Down Under National Winner - Sarah Lawrence Congratulations to Sarah Lawrence from Southbank Institute of Technology in Queensland for obtaining the highest Designz® Cup score in 2015. She created a nest that demonstrated the architectural prowess of the Satin Bower Bird. Her design was crafted out of vines and twigs while eggshells were carved [...]

2014 Designz® Cup National Winner

2014 Designz® Cup National Winner

2014 Designz® Cup National Winner Theme:Bring a Book to Life National Winner - Bettina Van Dijk Congratulations to Bettina Van Dijk from Challenger Institute of TAFE in Western Australia for obtaining the highest Designz® Cup score in 2014. ​ She interpreted the Ned Kelly story by Peter FitzSimons when she brought a book life at [...]