Flor Unikon Flower School – Summer Flower Workshops, May 2012

Flor Unikon’s London Flower School offers a wide spectrum of courses for both professional Florists who wish to deepen their floristry and design skills; and the hobbyists who feel creatively inspired to design their own flower decorations. The school also caters for corporate team events, e.g. these can be a creative way for team members to build confidence, stimulate effective communication, sound leadership and team working. We have even hosted courses for brides who want to have fun with their girlfriends away from the noisy and boozy club scene.

The Summer Flowers course is a new workshop in our Flower School’s Spring/Summer programme of educational events. The aim of this short course is to educate students in some basic techniques of cutting flowers, designing a table decoration with seasonal blooms and provide tips in selecting flowers and their aftercare.

Our students were taught by our leading Florist Pasi Jokinen-Carter whose relaxed and fun approach to floristry helped to create a lively workshop. Everyone created table centres using a selection of the following seasonal flowers such as avalanche roses, paeonies, lathyrus [sweet peas], myosotis [forget-me-not, with a hint of alchemilla.

We were amazed by the quality of work, especially as most of our students were working with flowers for the first time. They were very happy with the finished results. Some plan to use each decoration to decorate their homes. Others are planning to host summer parties and want something stylish to wow their guests.

We always hope that students feel inspired to create other floral designs, drawing on the variety of textures, colours and shapes that mother natures provides for us.

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