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We’re Moving!

We’re happy to announce the upcoming launch of our new website. Including the debut of our fresh Fall 2010 sneak preview, next week you’ll notice changes big and small throughout the site to help make your experience visiting flower as enjoyable and inspiring as possible. Our blog will be fully integrated into our main site and will have a new address. So update your bookmarks and blogrolls to and tell your friends to do the same!

Happy Labor Day weekend!
Love, the flower girls


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YWCA 11th Annual Purse & Passion Luncheon

flower loves to be involved with our local YWCA of Central Alabama. We held a workshop for local women at the YW last summer (view post here) and also help out with their Mother’s Day Flower Sale each May. Contributing time to charities in our area is very important to us flower girls, and what better way to help than to spread love and cheer with the beauty of what we know best—flowers.

On April 8th the Central Alabama chapter of the YWCA is having their 11th annual Purse & Passion Luncheon. Held at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel ballroom, the luncheon is expected to have over 1,200 attendees. In addition to all of the money raised for such a great cause (last year’s luncheon raised over $500,000!), another great (and beautiful) aspect of the event will be the décor. We can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Dorothy McDaniel of Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market designed the floral décor for last year’s Purse & Passion luncheon. Below are some photos courtesy of the YW that show some of last year’s table centerpieces. We love Dorothy’s use of green apples in her arrangements; it makes the orange Gerber Daisies really pop!

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A flower Family Affair

This past Saturday, all the flower girls were happy to celebrate the marriage of two dear friends, Michael and Callie. A former flower girl herself, Callie was every bit the joyful bride this weekend!

Claire, Melissa, Callie, Josie, Abby, Valerie

We were so happy to be able to participate in such a beautiful, happy day that signals the start of Michael and Callie’s life together.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hanson!

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flower magazine Workshop Weekend!

Schedule in some floral fun with your friends at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa and reserve your spot at flower‘s very first workshop weekend on January 15-17, 2010. Get inspired by taking part in two floral workshops conducted by Sybil Sylvester, unwind with a floral painting workshop hosted by Art Buzz, and enjoy exclusive spa discounts. Included in your package for two, you will enjoy a culinary presentation and dinner, as well as a breakfast buffet at Brock’s. Don’t miss out on this fun weekend opportunity! For more information, visit and secure your reservation today.

To read more about Sybil Sylvester and to see some of her exquisite floral arrangements, check out this recent interview she had with one of our flower girls.

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‘Tis the Season…to Give flower!

What a whirl we’ve all been in at flower these past few weeks! What with putting the finishing touches on our winter issue and the holiday season getting into gear, the flurry around the flower headquarters seems to be non-stop. Looking at our winter cover, I can’t help but feel like the extra work has paid off. So before you run off to partake in all the wonderful Thanksgiving food and festivities, feast your eyes on this:

While the Winter 2009 issue won’t come out until next month, you can go to and sift through all the sneak peeks right now while you wait for your issue to show up at your doorstep. Not a subscriber? Keep your eyes peeled next month for our stunning Winter 2009 cover to pop up on newsstands near you.

Looking for the perfect gift for loved ones this holiday season? Visit our website and take advantage of our fabulous new holiday promotion! For a limited time, purchase one subscription to our magazine and receive the second subscription FREE.
Can gift giving get any easier?

We like to think not.

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Back to School!

Looking for a flower school near you?

Well, these may not be exactly near where you live, but learning the art of floral design from talented individuals in the industry just might be worth a trip. Or, why not plan a mini vacation around taking a floral design class?

via Little Flower School

via Little Flower School

Kindred spirits in the art of the unexpected, Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua and Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille have joined their immense creative forces to offer flower classes. Follow their new joint blog, to find out about upcoming opportunities. The next available class is December 6 and will be held at Saipua’s whimsical studio in Brooklyn, NY. Hurry and reserve your space, as the class size is intimate and will fill up quickly!

via Ink & Peat

via Ink & Peat

Pam Zsori of Ink & Peat in Portland, Oregon, is offering her very first floral workshop — and very soon (October 25)! Here’s hoping she plans more for the near future, because who wouldn’t want to learn how to achieve her natural, eclectic designs at home?

Via Flora Therapie

Via Flora Therapie

Brooke Howsley of Pollen Floral Art in Austin, Texas, is headlining a fall floral workshop on November 15 with a pair of other designers. Brooke’s blog has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it earlier this year. Visit her brand new flower school blog for the 411 on this venture.

via flower Archives

via flower Archives

The always-inspirational FlowerSchoolNY features a rotating roster of some of the biggest names in floral design. Ariella Chezar (whose organic, ethereal designs were featured in flower’s Summer 2009 issue “Flower Show”) will teach the evening Master Class on October 29th.

Want more? Here’s a (by-no-means-complete) list:

School of Flowers (Boca Raton, FL)
Flower Duet (Los Angeles, CA)
Huckleberry Karen Designs (San Francisco, CA)
Benz School of Floral Design (College Station, TX)
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Memphis, TN)
Floral Design Institute (Portland, OR)

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Get Ready!

Our new Fall 2009 issue will start being distributed to subscribers next week, so keep a steady eye on that mailbox!  We cannot wait to share our new issue with you.

Want a taste of what’s to come? Here’s a small slice of our cover:


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