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Binding Short Stems with J’s Bouquet- “Blooms-a-Go-Go”

Today on At Home with Flowers- I’ll share the simple trick – to fitting a tall bouquet into a short vase! It’s simple to gather the stems together in your hand- and then bind the stems together- using craft covered wire! Then you have a “Bound Bouquet” that can be cut short- and placed

By |September 20th, 2020|At Home with Flowers, J's Complete Video Archive|0 Comments

Book & Card Combo

*Includes 2 Books (Fun with Flowers and Bloom 365), J’s Color Card (2), Flower Care Card (2) and set of (6) buttons
Get both of J’s Award Winning Books, 2 Color Cards, 2 Flower Care Cards and a set of 6 collectible “Life in Bloom” buttons (Sorry, no cover choices on Bloom 365 books)
$70 VALUE! This

By |September 19th, 2020|Books, Cards, JTV Productions, Publications- Books, Brochures, Cards|0 Comments

Behind the Bloom: Flowers to Wear with Angela Cunningham!

Let’s go behind the bloom with my friend Angela Cunningham…with ideas for Flowers to Wear! My friend Angela is a newscaster for the local ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI and reports early every morning…
Angela joined me in the studio to create unique flowers to wear which are different from the typical corsage or

By |September 13th, 2020|Episode Guide, Flower Friends, Life In Bloom|0 Comments

At Home with Flowers – How long should I cut my Flowers?

Today on At Home with Flowers, I share one of the most common questions I get about flower arranging: How LONG should I cut my Flowers?
This question links directly to one of the elements and principles of Flower design…Proportion. Proportion is determined by the size of the vase so the answer to this week’s

By |September 6th, 2020|At Home with Flowers, J's Complete Video Archive|0 Comments

At Home with Flowers – Tools for Arranging Flowers

One of the most popular questions I get is about what tools to use for arranging flowers… and I answer that question today in this episode of At Home with Flowers!
My Go-To Tool is the ColorPoint Bypass Pruner by Dramm Lawn & Garden Tools. I love the ColorPoint Tools! They come in 6 vibrant

By |August 23rd, 2020|At Home with Flowers, J's Complete Video Archive|0 Comments

At Home with Flowers – Let’s Start at the Beginning…

I’ve created over 2000 Videos about arranging flowers for Weddings, Holidays, Professionals and Hobbyists. I’ve also created documentaries about Flower and Foliage Farms in California, Florida and even South America…as well as my new National Public Education Television show “J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom”…you can watch it online here: https://ubloom.com/flowers/life-in-bloom/episode-guide/ or choose by your favorite

By |August 9th, 2020|At Home with Flowers, J's Complete Video Archive|0 Comments

Coat Hanger Mechanic

The Mechanic for this project is a simple coat hanger…It provides a heavy wire that serves as support to anchor the willow podocarpus and blush calla lilies.

A coat hanger also provides a hook and it’s a simple mechanic to paint with Design Master Color Tool. I chose a blush color for this project…

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How to make a Calla Lily Hoop

This is a fun project…and Calla Lilies are the perfect flower to add to our American Grown Willow Podocarpus from FernTrust.
I painted the coat hanger with Blush Design Master Color Tool…and then I use Oasis Bind Wire as the mechanic to create this event accessory. It’s a simple process and the same method I

By |July 26th, 2020|DIY, Flower Crafts, Fun With Flowers & J, Wedding Flowers|0 Comments

Behind the Bloom: Rose Parade Floats

Let’s go behind the bloom at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California. The history of the Roses Parade is interesting and colorful…The Parade was established to share the bounty of California with the Rest of the nation that is inspired by the Parade on New Year’s Day. It showcases the beautiful weather

By |July 24th, 2020|Episode Guide, Flower Friends, Life In Bloom|0 Comments