We trust you know we love everything about flowers here at The Carousel and recommend you all visit the Sydney Flower Market for an experience that you won’t forget. And for fellow lovers of beautiful blooms, here is Everything You Need To Know About Fresh Flowers
Yvette Timmins, CEO of multi-platform florist school, Bloom College, is one of Australia’s top floral artists, a regular on the floral speaking circuit including a mainstay at the Melbourne International Flower Show, as well as a keen entrepreneur.
Here are her top tips for keeping fresh flowers alive and creating spectacular flower displays.
- The fresh 5: The five fresh cut flowers that will last longer than a week. The biggest objection we hear to why people won’t buy flowers is the short vase lifespan. For many of us, it’s part of what makes them so special. But for those who need the extra length of time in the case here are 5 guaranteed to looking good after 7 days. 1. Protea 2. Orchids 3. Heliconia 4. Oriental lilies 5. Anthurium.
- How to create a floral display, rather than simply putting your flowers in a vase. Yvette can create an amazing display with just a couple of bunches of inexpensive market flowers and some interesting, mismatched glassware.
- Insta-bloom-able– how to create Insta-worthy floral creations with just three types of blooms
- Florist Insiders tips What day’s the best day to buy flowers to ensure the freshest produce and how/where to display them and maintain them for maximum longevity.
About Yvette Timmins
Yvette Timmins is an award-winning Australian florist and CEO and founder of Bloom College, who is innovating the floristry industry by leveraging technology to educate students on the art of flowers.
Launched in March 2013, Bloom College offers a range of virtual and in-classroom courses from beginners to professionals, an online community, an app and YouTube channel.
Bloom College has educated more than 3000 students, through more than 350 workshops, created more than 10,000 floral arrangements, amassed over 260,000 views on the YouTube channel and had over 1,000 app downloads.
Yvette is also a regular speaker at the Melbourne International Flower Show and author of two soon-to-be published books, Feed Your Soul Flowers and Blooming Business.
With sustainability at its core, Bloom College is the first floristry school to ban the use of floral foam, the toxic, non-biodegradable, non-reusable product that is commonly used within the industry.