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Apr 29

Blooms We Love: HydrangeaYvette

floristry melbourne geelong

This weekend, Bloom College is once again teaming up with Porter Davis World of Style. This time, attendees will learn to make a beautiful ‘Tea Cups & Roses” arrangement – keeping in line with a Mother’s Day theme (that’s coming up very soon!). In preparation for this event, we’ve had these gorgeous hydrangea’s delivered today. Read more

Apr 01

Bloom LIVE: Flower WallYvette

flower school melbourne geelong

This week we held a free presentation for our flower loving community – the first of the monthly Bloom Live Events. Attendees joined us in person in our Port Melbourne classroom – and online – and were treated to a presentation on how to build a flower wall.  In just under 2 hours teachers fromRead more

Jul 27

Flower Spotlight….the LilyYvette

flower design school

Whether they are doing a floristry course, or one of our flower workshops, students at Bloom College all have one thing in common: a love of flowers.  We are lucky to have many types of flowers available to us in Australia – and in this post, we look at the ever-popular lily. Common name: Lily,Read more

May 27

Bloom College App – Learn From HomeYvette

how to arrange flowers at home

The Bloom College App was created for those of you who aren’t able to attend one of our floristry courses or workshops in Geelong or Melbourne, but would still love to learn more about arranging flowers. Set out in a DIY video tutorial & recipe card form, the 10 classes offer simple step-by-step instructions toRead more

May 14

Event Styling with FlowersYvette

style your own wedding

Flowers form a crucial role in enhancing the look and feel of any event. So, whether you’re a florist that’s been asked to provide the flowers for an event, or planning an event or wedding – and have an interest in flower arranging – there are some important things for you to consider (and do):Read more

Jun 06

Terrariums – how to care for them..Yvette

Terrariums What’s old is new. Terrariums in all different styles and sizes have made a big comeback in the last few years. A terrarium is the ultimate, low-maintenance indoor garden; it’s perfect for apartments, office spaces and gifts. Think about the room where you will display your terrarium and how much light it gets. RememberRead more

Jun 05

How to wrap flowers – Cone wrapped flowersYvette

There are so many ways to wrap flowers and each time I meet a new florist I learn there is yet another way.  Everyone seems to have their own sometimes quirky, way of doing it. Some florists make it look simple yet stunning other times awkward and still stunning and then sometimes it looks rushedRead more

Feb 27

Posy bouquetsYvette

Bouquet flower basics course

Posies are one of the most traditional floral arrangements. They have been used since at least medieval times when they were carried to disguise the unpleasant smells of the era. In particular the brides who carried them. Their popularity is timeless, no doubt due to the versatility of their use and the varied materials thatRead more

Dec 16

DIY Christmas flower gift boxesYvette

DIY flowerbox

How to make a flower gift box Ingredients 2 bunches Chrysanthemum – glasshouse variety Pearl headed pins – approx 40 1/2 brick of Oasis floral foam 1 metre of ribbon 1 bottle top (can be a jar lid or pizza dividers are great!) Glue Plastic tray, dish or plate of your choice Step 1 –Read more

Dec 06

How to dry Oranges for Christmas flower decoratingYvette

Christmas decorating

How to dry Oranges for Christmas flower decorating  Pre-heat the oven at 100 degrees celsius Slice your oranges into 3 and put aside the ends Place the slices onto baking paper Sift or sprinkle caster sugar over the slices Place the slices onto an oven rack Leave for 1.5 hours then turn each one LeaveRead more