Author Archives: Leanne Kesler, Floral Design Institute

February Rose

Proteas are such an amazing flower. Native to South Africa, the flower can easily live 7-10 days in a fresh arrangement. And, better yet, as it matures, it will dry and look fabulous for months. It keeps its color and … Continue reading

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The Feminine Touch

Check out the fashion runways for the perfect Valentine’s arrangement. I am loving all the feminine touches in the shows this year. Lacy, textured, beaded and ruffled… dresses, skirts and flowing fabrics…It’s fun to be a girl!!!. Dress up your … Continue reading

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The message is in the flowers

February is the month of love and nothing says, “I love you” better than flowers. The whisper of a single rose is so romantic. Or, an exuberant vase of roses and other fragrant flowers shouts to the world, I LOVE … Continue reading

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Contemporary Beauty

Orchids and roses are so elegant together. My favorite, the Black Magic rose is stunning with the garnet red Arachnid orchid. Designed in unique, wired cylinders, they are sure to be the center of attention and topic of conversation. I’ll … Continue reading

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Floral Handbag

The haute couture trend of the moment is oh, so feminine! Clothing and accessories are filled with floral accents, lace, ruffles, pearls and beads for detailing…all the feminine touches that we know and love. Why not add ‘real’ flowers to … Continue reading

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Paperwhite Fragrance

Do you miss the scent of pine when you take out all the holiday decorations?  I do!  The house seems so empty and the fabulous holiday fragrance is gone.  Paperwhites are the best floral “quick fix”.  A single plant can … Continue reading

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Green Pavé

The busy holiday season just flies by. It seems there is not a spare moment for rest and reflection. Then, January arrives and time stands still. At least we hope so! Finally, a moment for you to meditate and focus … Continue reading

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Amaryllis Snowflake

Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful! And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. January snow is such a treat for the skier. For those of … Continue reading

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Embrace the change this New Year

The stark, bare branches with just a few leaves (Nandina) that change color before falling signify the inevitable change which is an integral part of life. This bewitching ensemble fills one with optimism and sets the tone for the events … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! In my world, New Year’s celebrations scream for white.  After all the chaos and bright colors (I do love red!) of December, white is a welcome relief before the red returns with Valentine’s Day. (Yes, it is … Continue reading

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