Flower Arrangement Ideas

Paolo Calvenzani and Keiko Nakamura first Flower ventureFloral Entrepreneurs Paolo Calvenzani and Keiko Nakamura


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.

Have a great day!


Floral Entrepreneur

Flower Arrangement Ideas 

Flower arrangement modern styleModern flower arrangement with cabbage roses

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

With this maxim in mind, we can appreciate learning of different design styles.

From modern flower arrangements ideas to traditional. From the East, the West and Down Under.

Flower Style.

Modern Flower Style.

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 flower arrangement ideas, resources, wisdom and mistakes while building a business.

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.
Your questions are welcome and help is one e-mail away.

Wholesale Roses

Ecudorian rosePurple Rose from Ecuador

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.

Fresh Roses Wholesale

Garden Roses retail and wholesale

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

Lucky Bamboo

For lucky bamboo wholesale information check: Bamboo price List

For taking care of your plant I prepared a lucky bamboo guide.

Orchid Species.

Wholesale Tropical Wholesale Flowers.

Orchids South FloridaPotted orchid from South Florida

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

Silk Flower Arrangement Ideas

Silk flower centerpieceSilk flower centerpiece by Paolo

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:

Wholesale and products silk flower guide.

To get tips on designing permanent floral designs and resources you can explore my

Artificial Bamboo Trees and more.

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.

Flower arrangement ideas  Business Questions

Future and fellow flower entrepreneurs please check Start a Business FAQ

Thanks again for stopping by.

If I can assist you please Contact Me.

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To see a world in a grain of sand,

And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And eternity in an hour.

William Blake (1757-1827)

English poet

Flower Design and Trade Resources

Fresh and Silk Flowers

Rose ball designPreserved rose creation by Paolo
Cymbidium orchid fairyCymbidium orchid with flower fairy
Preserved protea flowerProtea arrangement in ceramic dish
Topiary of shellsCone topiary tree decorated with moss and shells. By Paolo
Fairy GourdFlower fairy inside jeweled gourd.