Abby will share how she prioritizes artistry without sacrificing profitability and efficiency in her flower shop. Her blend of established/proven methods along with her progressive practices have made her a success in her own market. Abby is an emerging educator leading the way in retail floristry education. She will explore . . .
The numbers are in: 270,190 guests attended the Carolina Classic Fair—including 16,805 attendees on Friday, September 29, the largest opening day since 2013. Overall attendance was up 18% over 2022’s Carolina Classic Fair, which had a total attendance of 229,761. In addition to an uptick in attendees, the Carolina Classic Fair also experienced an increase in the number of competitive entries, which includes everything from livestock and produce to canned food items, flowers and arts & crafts . . .
CELEBRATE . . . it’s what we do! Another year has passed and another successful NCSFA convention is in the record books. Read our blog post that includes all the design competition winners with some images attached. More images to be posted at a later date . . . . .
The NC State Florist Association working with Teleflora and Cyn-Mar are proud to bring you two exciting design programs across the state. Highlight either image below and print them out for further reference or to email to your business associates and/or friends. Please share to your allied associations to offer them the chance to further educate themselves.
The NCSFA 2023 Pre-Convention Competition Workshop held at Lihmil Wholesale Flowers on Sunday July 16th was a Great success. We want to give a special thanks to our Mentor and talented Instructor Stephanie Garrett, NCCPF AIFD CFD for coordinating the event. Everyone who participated in the workshop absolutely enjoyed it and showed off their creative talents.
The graded design was a cascading bridal bouquet made in a holder. The final day of class was more relaxed and students were allowed to utilize their creativity and design floral jewelry. Great creativity!! We had rings, earrings, bracelets, flower crowns, necklaces! Awesome job by all in attendance.
2022 NCSFA Pre-Competition Workshop Date: Sunday July 17th — Noon until 4:00pm Where: Fresh Affairs 4724 Hargrove Rd. #116 Raleigh, NC 27616 Several previous DOY, Headdress, Mask and Body Flowers winners are coming together to support competitors for this year’s 2022 Convention competitions. Please bring all your flowers, hardgoods and tools and receive coaching for
The AIFD Guide to Floral Design is the floral designers ultimate reference guide. Everything from Plant Physiology to Design Elements to Cut Flower Care and Handling is covered in this meticulously complied compendium. Don’t expect a lot of pretty pictures, do expect the most complete collection of floral design information available in one book. This book is a must for every serious floral designer.