Last month, I had the pleasure of attending The Flower Council of Holland‘s 2018 Trends Event, ‘The Blank Canvas Project’. And here’s the lowdown on the three predictions by international trend watcher, Aafje Nijman, with stunning floral designs created by Gillian O’Brien and her team at The Flower Laboratory.… Read more
I’m delighted to let you know that New Covent Garden Market has announced this year’s British Flowers Week dates. This celebration of homegrown blooms and the people who grow them, sell them and create stunning designs using them will take place from June 18th-24th, 2018.
Now in its sixth year, the week-long event is set to raise awareness of the enviable array of flowers and foliage the UK is home to, as well as the phenomenal talent of the country’s floral industry, bringing together florists, wholesalers, flower growers and floristry lovers alike.… Read more
Escape to South Africa on a Botanical Journey with Cape Lily & Passionflower | March 12th – 21st, 2018
I’m delighted to feature an interview with floral designer Sylvia Lukach from Cape Lily (pictured above) about a new kind of floral retreat she’s calling a ‘Botanical Journey’ this March in South Africa. The emphasis being not just on floral design but also personal growth. And the incredibly talented Susan McLeary from Passionflower is one of the guest teachers!
Read on to discover what inspired Sylvia to create this experience plus a very special offer for Flowerona readers…… Read more
If you’re wondering what the hottest trends are flowers, foliage, plants and sundries wise for 2018, head over to the New Covent Garden Flower Market website for my latest report!
Having recently interviewed the traders, I share with you their insights as to what’s going to be in demand over the coming twelve months.
(Image : New Covent Garden Flower Market | Julian Winslow)… Read more
Over the Christmas holiday, I read this blog post by Monica at The Elgin Avenue. It references an aptly named technique for the floristry community called Rose, Thorn, Bud!
The idea is to decide on the highlight of your day (Rose), what went wrong during your day (Thorn) and what you’re looking forward to tomorrow (Bud). The method can be equally applied to a year. And I thought you may find it useful for reviewing your last 12 months, plus looking forward to 2018.… Read more