• Tis' the Season for Tulips (Free Resource from Rittners School of Floral Design)

     We are beginning to see the tulips pop up around my house right now. This flower was always a favorite of my students, but it sometimes was difficult to work with. I have compiled some resources you can use as you be...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith
  • Easter Fun Floral Arrangements

    In just two short weeks, Easter will be here!  This time of year we have daffodils blooming outside and the smell of spring time creeping into our classrooms.  This is usually when we all get the itch to get outside. ...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith
  • St. Patty's Day Arrangements

    St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday that you can really do some neat things in your Floral Design class.  I use this holiday as a time to talk about color and how to change the color of flowers.  I usually do a bud...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith
  • Floral Design Day is on February 28th

    The original idea behind Floral Design Day was an unique way to celebrate a special birthday of Carl Rittner, who founded the Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston almost sixty years ago. Rittner was a pioneer in...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith
  • Valentine's Day is Right Around the Corner-How do you integrate it into your class?

    With the beginning of the New Year, there are lots of things to work on in your classrooms.  It is also the best time to begin preparing to teach about the biggest floral holiday of the year, Valentine's Day.  Bel...
    Alissa Smith
    created by Alissa Smith
  • Edible Flower Arrangements

    After looking through several posts for floral design, I came upon a great suggestion of creating edible flower arrangements in your floral design class. Now is a great time to do this with you students since good we...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith
  • Floriculture I.D.

    A great way to get your students familiar with floriculture identification is to have a "Flower of the Week". You can use the floriculture i.d. list from the National FFA Floriculture Judging CDE as a way for ...
    Alissa Smith
    last modified by Alissa Smith