Unlocking Your Business Potential: A Guide to Creating Vision Boards for Business Ideas
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by Alicia
1M ago
Embarking on a journey of entrepreneurship requires not only strategic planning but also a clear vision of your goals and aspirations. One powerful and creative tool to shape your entrepreneurial vision is the use of vision boards. Let's explore the art of creating vision boards specifically tailored for nurturing and developing your business ideas. 1. Understanding the Power of Visualization: Visualization is a potent technique employed by many successful entrepreneurs and creatives. By translating your business ideas into visual representations, you engage your subconscious mind and e ..read more
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Blossoming Success: Strategies for Florists to Book More Weddings
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by Alicia
1M ago
  As we enter the new year, many of us have the same thought percolating in our minds — how to build our wedding focused floral businesses.  For florists, weddings are not just events; they are opportunities to weave dreams into reality, turning couples’ visions into stunning floral landscapes. However, in a competitive industry, securing more wedding bookings requires a combination of creativity, strategic marketing, and exceptional customer service. Together, let’s explore some proven strategies for florists to flourish and book more weddings for the coming season. Build an ..read more
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Blooms of Elegance: Enhancing Floral Arrangements with Cut Poinsettia Stems
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by Alicia
2M ago
As the holiday season is in full swing, floral arrangements take center stage in our homes and events. While many may associate poinsettias solely with festive plants, their vibrant red, pinks, salmon and green hues make them a versatile and stunning addition to floral compositions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the creative and elegant possibilities of using cut poinsettia stems in floral arrangements. The Poinsettia’s Allure: Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are renowned for their rich, velvety red bracts and deep green leaves, creating a striking contrast that captures the essence ..read more
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Visiting Puscina Flowers Farm in Tuscany, Italy
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by Alicia
5M ago
May of 2022 and May of 2023 we had the joy and privilege of visiting Puscina Flowers Farm as part of our Italian floral retreat.   An absolute pinnacle of our floral retreat in Italy is the day we spend at the @PuscinaFlowers farm. Perched atop a hill in Tuscany with beautiful sweeping views of the countryside sits this magical enclave, the first flower farm in Tuscany. Launched by three sisters in 2014, this incredible farm cultivates more than 200 species and 400 varieties of organic flowers and foliage. It had long been a dream of mine to see this remarkable farm and the opportun ..read more
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Floral Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
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by Alicia
6M ago
Tulips on Display at Puscina Flower Farm Immersed in the beauty of flowers and the incomparable Italian Countryside .. that’s exactly how it goes at the “FIORI DELLA TOSCANA with Alicia Schwede”  May of 2023 I had the pleasure of teaching floral design to a group of 12 delightful ladies who traveled to Italy from across America. The retreat began with a gathering on a Sunday afternoon and a walking tour of the historic center of the village Città della Pieve. Followed with an aperitivo and a delectable dinner at our boutique hotel.  On Monday morning we were whisked off ..read more
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Floral Art for Snohomish Art Showcase
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by Alicia
6M ago
Fleurs Creative Studio participated in the 2023 Snohomish Art Showcase. Fleurs Creative aspires to support and inspire floral designers while simultaneously sharing flowers as an art form with the public.  On display at this public event were the works of six local floral design artists. We are pleased to share them with you here, along with information on each designer and their artistic piece.       ??? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ??- Leigh Grossman Creative Director Fiori Floral Design @fiorifloraldesign ????? ???? ?????- From our Texture Collection: This extra la ..read more
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Check out the Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit
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by Alicia
8M ago
  Over the years that I’ve been a floral designer I have come to trust and rely on a few “Helper” products.  [Some of my absolute favorite helper products include Quick Dip and Finishing Touch.] FloraLife is now offering this great starter package where you can try out four of their products, it is called “Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit”. How to use these products: Finishing Touch — When your floral design is complete spray it lightly with Finishing Touch. This spray will help keep the flowers hydrated. I find this to be especially important with Wedding Work. Quick Dip — For thick st ..read more
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Tranquility Garden Rose
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by Alicia
8M ago
  Tranquility is easily my favorite white garden rose in the garden. It’s a great rose for cut floral arranging. Tranquility (Ausnoble) is an English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin and introduced in 2004. I find the stems to be strong and long, bloom clusters are showy and delightful. The plant is so healthy, I never seem to fight black spot on this plant (living in Washington state black spot is a concern). It was planted in 2019 and now the size of this plant is about 4′ tall and 3-4′ wide. It blooms throughout the season. Oh, and the fragrance is delightful. The cut stems las ..read more
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Details Flowers Software
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by Alicia
1y ago
Mandy Hess of MJM Designs interviews Corrine Heck founder of Details Flowers Software If you’re like me, having to calculate your own recipes with bloom counts is ever so daunting and time consuming. I was also pricing my designs incorrectly. Once my flowers came in I either had too many leftover or underestimated my counts – argh! Well, in comes Details! A software CRM (customer relationship management) that has so many features that assist a designer on their backend that there’s too much to list. I spoke with their CEO and founder, Corinne, to learn more about this hel ..read more
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From Floral Design to Natural Dye, Seed & Silk Curates Fresh Silk Creations
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by Alicia
1y ago
This interview with Abbie of Seed & Silk is brought to you by our dear friend, Mandy of MJM Designs in Denver, Colorado. When Mandy needed custom silk ribbon for clients she knew exactly who to go to! Abbie was a florist in the Vail area for years; during the pandemic she decided to jump into her other passion – dying silk ribbon. Silk ribbons soon allowed her to transition to other textiles and custom orders. Her ribbons are gorgeous and I love the natural prints she creates by using fresh flowers as a dye too! Can you share about Seed & Silk? Seed & Silk is a plant ..read more
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