Flower Arrangement Ideas

I created Flower Arrangement Ideas  to share my flower journey and help those who want to start their own flower business.

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 for the retail and wholesale flower market. 

I later worked in the fresh flowers business with many great floral designers. 
I love the creative process of designing with flowers. Becoming a floral designer challenges your inner creativity and allures those seeking to become one.

If you are considering starting a florist business please read starting a flower business guide to prevent you costly mistakes when purchasing or starting a floral business.

Have a great day!


Flower Entrepreneur

Flower Arrangement Styles

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 flower styles.

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

Wholesale Tropical Wholesale Flowers.

 If you are looking for tropical flowers and foliage like heliconias, birds of paradise, ginger, bananas and more check: Wholesale tropical flowers

Orchid Species.

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:

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 get tips on designing permanent floral designs and resources you explore further.

Flower arrangement ideas  Business Questions

Future and fellow flower entrepreneurs please check Start a Business FAQ

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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.