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Floral design lesson-Focus on centerpieces with winter flowers

Those who love flowers and floral arrangements must have enjoyed a variety of Christmas floral decorations during holidays. It has been really nice to find a broad range of plant decorations from Christmas tree to holiday wreaths and finely arranged interior flower decorations . If you have not yet earned practical skill of floral arrangements, you must have thought about learning flower designs in the hope that you will be able to work on DIY project for decorating next year’s Christmas season with your own floral arrangements.

winter holiday flower arrangement
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centerpiece table arrangement
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Although Christmas is over, you still have opportunities of enjoying floral decorations during the remaining winter season in January and February. Followings are just some of flowers that are popular during the winter season. How about making floral arrangement with such winter flowers ?

To make it easy in the way of arrangement and also budget, just a simple and tiny centerpiece decoration is recommended. The decorations can be displayed on the dining table, mantel over a fireplace in the living room or on the console table in the foyer.

*Poinsettia……………very famous for its beautiful leaves which look like petals. Majority of poinsettias’ leaves are in red color although we sometimes find white and yellow and white leaves as well.

*Chrysanthemum….Very strong flower that can be found even under snow during a winter season. This flower is a symbol of Japanese royal family.

*Amaryllis………………This flower is as famous as poinsettia as a winter flower. Red amaryllis is often used for a main element of table arrangements.

*Carnation……………..How about making a pomander with red color carnation that can be displayed on the table or mantel ?

*Rose……………………..White roses with evergreen elements are often used for winter decorations.

For these types of floral arrangements, you can use a small cubic glass container as well as a regular kind of vase according to your taste. Tiny arrangements will make a big change in the room atmosphere during winter season.

If you would like to earn practical skills of floral arranging, California Flower Art Academy can help. No matter what kind of floral designs you want to learn, European arrangement or Japanese traditional Ikebana, wedding or funeral decorations, beginner or professional levels, why not join classes offered by California Flower Art Academy that has classrooms at San Jose (Santa Clara County) and also Burlingame (San Mateo County close to San Francisco Airport). You can enjoy friendly hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions by well experienced instructors. You can start from Introductory Program for less than $100. For more information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com