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Episode 210- Everything’s Coming up Roses

By |July 12th, 2020|

Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Host J Schwanke shares some history behind the beloved rose and why this flower is so much more than a Valentine’s Day gesture. Learn to make rose tea, a rose-inspired veggie tart, and visit a rose farm in South America… everything’s coming up roses!

The History of Roses

Roses are the favorite flower

Ikebana Flower Arranging

By |May 17th, 2020|

This week, we take time to increase our health and wellness with the Japanese Flower Art of Ikebana. There are so many different schools of Ikebana Flower Arranging. I studied the school of Ikenoba in Japan in the late 70s. This project has the 3 basic elements of Ikebana and a ‘nod’ to Moribana…by

Episode 203- Beauty from the Flower Farm – Flowers in Season

By |May 10th, 2020|

Episode 203- Beauty from the Flower Farm- Flowers in Season

Host J Schwanke shares how Flower Farms can broaden the range of flowers in your life. Flowers make us happier and give us hope. J shows you how to brighten your home through flower crafts, garden cooking, and more.

This is a fun episode and features

Dahlia Arranging Tips – #FlowerArranging

By |May 10th, 2020|

It’s no secret – I love arranging flowers! That’s the whole reason- I created “J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom” – I love to arrange flowers and I love to share my passion for arranging flowers. I’ve traveled the world- giving demonstrations in all 50 states- many countries in North America, South America and Europe…

Colorful Dahlia Bottles- #FlowerCraft

By |May 10th, 2020|

Colorful Dahlia Bottles- #FowerCraft

This simple craft is an ideal way to recycle or re-purpose clear glass bottles with Design Master’s Tint-IT®! I love Tint-IT®- this translucent paint helps you create magical beauty when it comes to glass. I love saving, cleaning, and collecting different types of bottles. I look for interesting shapes, or printing

Mary and Jill from Crane Dance Farm

By |April 30th, 2020|

I can’t tell you exactly when I met these two amazing ladies- I’m sure it was at the Fulton Farmers Market- and I’m fairly positive I was enthralled with their local offerings of meat… (The Pork is Amazing!!!) or it could have been the eggs… although as I mention in this week’s show- the

Flowers for me from Holland America?? The Experience!

By |April 7th, 2020|

I grew up in a flower family business. I was literally – sleeping in flower boxes under the tables in the flower shop. I worked – as soon as I was old enough- being a runner on the delivery truck- I would ride along with the delivery man- and take the flowers up to

Message of Hope- Let’s Learn about Eufloria Flowers!

By |March 22nd, 2020|

We’re doing something a little different this week on uBloom- I’ve created this blog post with 10 uBloom Favorite Eufloria Flowers Episodes… (they are listed below in RED)
Let me give you a little background… here’s how this all  came about…

Wednesday Morning- March 18, 2020- I got a text from my friend Chad Nelson at

Eufloria Flowers- my First Flower Crush!

By |March 19th, 2020|

UPDATE* A Message of Hope – from Chad Nelson- GM of Eufloria Flowers

“I want to first thank J for his kind post and story. The last few days have been very emotional and stressful for everyone at our company. We are all trying to determine how to make it through this nightmare we are

Natural Color Shifting with Design Master!

By |March 8th, 2020|

Today’s project on Fun with Flowers and J calls for a little Natural Color Shifting…and who better to help than Design Master Color Tool! Using the NEW Honeycomb and Peachy, I’m able to take a limited amount of flowers and expand my color palette with Design Master. The great part about the colors from