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Episode 7- Out on a Limb- with Fruit and Flowers!

By |May 14th, 2019|

Host J Schwanke pairs fruit with flowers because it’s fun! J gets creative with the abundance of the season, and uses fruit and flowers in simple, unexpected ways in arrangements, recipes, and crafts.

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Fruit and flowers are a natural combination- and I’ve learned many techniques over the years

Orange Roughy with Lemon & Chives #RecipeinBloom

By |May 13th, 2019|

Orange Roughy with Lemon and Chives – This is one of my favorite recipes- it’s Light- and the prep is so Easy! I fell in love with Orange Roughy many years ago- but you can use just about any type of white fish fillets. I love the way the Chive Blossoms look when the

Freesia Farming at Holland America Flowers!

By |April 21st, 2019|

My Friend Benno Dobbe- at Holland America Flowers in Arroyo Grande California- grows Freesia. When I’m pressed about my favorite flower- (and that happens a lot)…I have to admit- that I truly love FREESIA! It is one of my favorites! Certain colors of Freesia have really incredible fragrance… the Yellow, The Reddish Rust Color

Episode 2- Protea: Long-Term Beauty

By |April 8th, 2019|

Host J Schwanke explores protea, one of the oldest flowers in the world. Visit a protea farm, and learn how to incorporate this exotic flower into crafts, cocktails, and entertaining.

*There’s Bonus Content- just follow the Blue Links!

The Prehistoric Protea Flower
J explores the Popular and Prehistoric Protea on this week’s Life in Bloom show. There

Cloche’ Wedding Arrangement with Chrysanthemums from DeliFlor

By |March 31st, 2019|

For this week’s project, I’m featuring the Award Winning Chrysanthemums from DeliFlor Latin America! Magnum (the Huge White Standard Chrysanthemum), ALMA (the Best in Show Flower at the Society of American Florists New Varieties Exhibition in 2018) and Yin-Yang…to create a magical Event Centerpiece using a Silver Footed Vessel and Cloche from Accent Décor.

Cozy Trend for 2019

By |March 24th, 2019|

This week, I feature the first Trend for 2019…the Cozy Trend!
Comfort, including physical, emotional and spiritual is what Cozy is all about. Cocoon in luxurious softness, lose yourself in feelings of warmth and gratitude. Diffuse some essential oils, grab a cup of tea, catch up with a friend. Escape from everyday life…even if only

Age Container Surfaces with überMatte

By |March 10th, 2019|

Design Master Color Tools come to the rescue so often in the design room…This week, I use überMatte Mist to age two different types of containers, a wooden crate and a metal cylinder!
Many of you may remember a “throw-back” product from Design Master called “White-Wash”…and Mist überMatte provides a similar result. With just a

Everyday Rose Arrangements from Esprit Miami

By |February 3rd, 2019|

Esprit Miami has an amazing selection of Roses and for today’s project, we’ll create a couple of arrangements for everyday use. Some people get caught up in having roses for JUST special occasions…but at Esprit Miami, they want us to enjoy roses every day in every way!
For this week’s project, I’ll be using 3

Yin Yang Chrysanthemum Hand tied Bouquet

By |October 14th, 2018|

The Black and White Yin Yang Chrysanthemums from DeliFlor are so popular! It’s awe inspring to see a Black and White Flower…Everyone loves this spray Chrysanthemum!

That’s the reason behind Deliflor improving this great flower with a NEW Hybrid…Yin Yang PLUS that has more durable flowers and longer laterals…But that wasn’t enough…they wanted to add

Moongate Mechanics_Part 3- Adding Flowers

By |September 16th, 2018|

In this 21 minute video, J discusses how to add flowers to the Moongate Armature he created at the Dallas Market Center in June of 2018. Included are how to add Shimmer and Marsipan Roses and Spray Roses from Esprit Miami, including Antique Green Hydrangea (also from Esprit Miami) along with Incredible White Phaleanopsis