How To Guide

Owner and lead designer, Carlos Franco, has a passion for teaching. In this series of videos and tutorials, he shows the beginner all the tricks of the floral trade needed to do a floral project. Confused about air plants? Having trouble with your orchids? Check out our how-to guides below!

Cut Flower Arrangements 101

Carlos covers all the basics of arranging your favorite cut flowers. Learn about caring for cut tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, sweet peas, ranunculus, and freesia. Carlos reveals his secrets to creating a perfect table arrangement.

Simple Orchid Arrangement

Easily create a beautiful, simple arrangement using orchids. Carlos covers transplanting and repotting, lining vases, and using birch to stake your top heavy plants.

Indoor Gardening with Air Plants

Learn about the newest low maintenance trend in urban indoor gardens. Carlos describes containers, organic materials, and hanging terrariums. Air plants are also a great way to make a wall garden! With a frame, chicken wire, and some easy-care plants, you can make a truly unique piece of living art. Be sure to check out our DIY hanging terrarium kit.

Cut Flower Arrangements Step by Step

The Healing Bouquet: Scented geraniums, thyme, mint, oregano, dill, olive bay leaf, fever few, chamomile, rosemary, and lemon leaf.
This hand-tied bouquet has all the aromatherapy goodies that will heal and cheer anyone up. It can also be dried and used in teas or salads.

Tropical Sunset: Helicona Caribea, Heliconia Psittacorum, red ginger, Song of India, ti leaf, maraca ginger, echevaria succulents, and palm leaf.
Using florist foam, you can easily create this intricate, beautiful design.

Sunny Sherbert: pincushion proteas, billy balls or craspedia, dahlias, field tulips, gerbera daisies, garden roses, ranunculus, and kumquats.
This bright, sunny arrangement uses flowers and fruits in fun, inventive ways.

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