I created Flower Arrangement Ideas to share my flower journey and help those who want to start their own flower business.
I love the creative process of designing with flowers.
The work of the floral designer challenges your inner creativity and allures those seeking to become one.
In 1986 I started my first flower venture (Flower Dreams) in Florida USA. The flower mood was "Victorian" and dried flowers were the Floral Vogue.
With talented floral designer Keiko Nakamura, we imported dried flowers from Holland and created original dried floral designs.
Today I create custom floral arrangements with artificial silk flowers and real preserved fresh flowers.
Thanks to Joy's Florist in FT Lauderdale I will share wedding floral arrangement ideas, wedding floral centerpieces ideas and wedding planner resources.
The flower business is not easy. If you are considering starting a florist business, I wrote on the subject including my favorite florist business guide to purchase.
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Even though only a few flower designers will ever achieve a world wide fame, there are master designers within our midst. In every town there are great floral designers.
In my flower journey I marveled at the unique creations I observed.
This website is about my 30 year flower journey. Here is where I share my ideas, resources, wisdom and mistakes.
The Flower market has gone through drastic changes. In today's economic crisis, only the few and the smart will survive. I hope you find my tips valuable.
If you are considering starting a floral business please read starting a flower business guide to prevent you costly mistakes when purchasing or starting a floral business.
If you are considering buying a florist business in South Florida, or if you have one for sale, please contact me. Your questions are welcome and help is one e-mail away.
South Florida is the main importing center for flowers coming from South and Central America. After clearing customs, they are then redirected via truck or via plane to wholesalers and retail shops.
To learn how to keep fresh cut roses longer check my rose guide.
You can discover about roses and their meaning.
Or have fun with roses are red poems.
From the World Flower Expo in Miami you can see Pictures of Roses
For lucky bamboo wholesale information check: Bamboo price List
For taking care of your plant I prepared a lucky bamboo guide.
I can obtain fresh cut orchids from Holland and potted orchids grown in South Florida.
Cymbidium, Vanda, Oncidium, Dendrobium, and more.
To find out all the orchids I can obtain check:
If you are looking for tropical flowers and foliage like heliconias, birds of paradise, ginger, bananas and more check Wholesale tropical flowers
I love to mix silk flowers with real preserved botanical.
Most people have hard time to distinguish fresh from artificial or preserved.
To learn about the different products available check my:
To get tips on designing permanent floral designs and resources you can explore my
I can obtain artificial bamboo trees and many other varieties. Some trees have natural trunks, others are man made. Prices depend on height and number of leaves.
My associates and I have installed artificial trees and designed custom artificial flowers for various Restaurants, Hotels, Offices, Country Clubs, Yachts and Private Homes in the South Florida Community.
Most trees can be shipped all over the USA, and I can give quotes for your specific requirements.
To find availability of other trees and plants please visit: Artificial Bamboo Trees.
Many of the flower importers, wholesalers and florists in USA have gone out of business since the economic recession of 2008. The flower companies who are surviving are keeping their operations lean and developing new markets and ways to do business.
With yearly sales of 8 billion dollars in fresh cut flower and over 25 billion dollars in related floral products, there is a market for the savvy floral entrepreneurs or companies to carve a niche within.
As the world changes, the importer-wholesaler-florist-consumer cycle is being surpassed by the Internet and big box stores entering the floral competition.
As Internet based companies are bypassing the florist, I am hearing that wire companies are trying to buy them to prevent their own fall.
Future and fellow flower entrepreneurs please check Start a Business FAQ
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If I can assist you please Contact Me.