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                                                                                                                      The Art of Floral Arranging
Eileen W. Johnson is the founder and owner of                                                                                                                           T H E    A R T    O F

FlowerSchool New York. She created the school after a life-                                                                                                       Floral Arranging
time love affair with flowers led her to attend a weekend                                                                                           Learning from the Master Florists at FlowerSchool   NEW YORK

floral design school in France. She returned to New York                                                                                            Eileen W. Johnson
with a vision for a business, and after pairing up with
Michael George, FlowerSchool New York was born.                                                                                                     Learn from the masters how to create breathtaking floral
Located in Midtown Manhattan, FlowerSchool New York                                                                                                 arrangements in this new book from Eileen W. Johnson of

offers classes from world-renowned florists. Visit                                                                                                  FlowerSchool New York.
                                                                                                                                                            Celebrity designer Michael George, whose high-
www.flowerschoolny.com for more information on the
                                                                                                                                                    profile clients include Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani,
school, instructors, and classes.
                                                                                                                                                    Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, joined forces with entrepreneur
                                                                                                                                                    Eileen W. Johnson to create this famed floral arranging
                                                                                                                                                    school located in Midtown Manhattan. They offer instruc-
                                                                                                                                                    tion and insight into the art and aesthetic of flower arrang-
                                                                                                                                                    ing taught by a faculty of world-renowned florists.
                                                                                                                                                    Discover how to handle and combine flowers and create
                                                                                                                                                    hand-tied bouquets, seasonal arrangements, flowers for
                                                                                                                                                    entertaining, and more.
                                                                                                                                                            The Art of Floral Arranging: Learning from the
                                                                                                                                                    Master Florists at FlowerSchool New York features chapters
                                                                                                                                                    on master florists Michael George, Chris Giftos, Remco
                                                                                                                                                    Van Vliet, Charles Masson, Cas Trap, Meredith Waga, and
                                                                                                                                                    Felipe Sastre. Filled with full-color photography and step-
                                                                                                                                                    by-step instructions, the book gives dozens of tips and
                                                                                                                                                    techniques and includes a resources section for flowers by
                                                                                                                                                    color, wholesale markets, trade publications, and much
                                                                                                                                                    more. Whether you are considering a career in floral
                                                                                                                                                    design, love to entertain, or just want to bring the joy and
                                                              Entertaining/Gardening                                                                beauty of fresh flowers into your own home, The Art of

                                    www.flowerschoolny.com                                                                                          Floral Arranging is the perfect place to start.

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Contents
 CHAPTER 1
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 Cas T and the Flower Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7


 CHAPTER 2
 Michael George, a Modernist Approach to Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23


 CHAPTER 3
 Chris Giftos, a House in Connecticut, Country Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39


 CHAPTER 4
 Charles Masson, La Grenouille, Artful Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52


 CHAPTER 5
 Remco Van Vliet, Grand Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76


 CHAPTER 6
 Meredith Waga of Belle Fleur, Romantic Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89


 CHAPTER 7
 Felipe Sastre, an Exotic Bridal Bouquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
              THE FIRST STEP,THE SELECTION OF FLOWERS


                         T h e f l owe r s we c h o s e f o r t h i s b o u q u e t we r e
                         10 stems of viburnum berries

                         20 stems of leucadendrum (safari sunset)

                         20 stems of rudbeckia

                         2 0 s t e m s o f m a m b o s p r ay r o s e s

                         20 stems of dahlias




       For Cas’s bouquet we wanted some bright                 orange family we chose one very beautiful
    colors. We also wanted to use different tex-               flower—in this instance, it was a mambo
    tures. Since it was a lovely autumn day, we                spray rose that caught his eye. The rest of the
    started with fall hues. It is important to                 flowers were chosen with regard to how they
    decide on a tone and stick with it—be it                   would go with that rose. We ended up with a
    blues, pinks, or reds. We decided on orange,               selection of yellows, oranges, browns, and
    which is the national color of Holland and                 reds—colors that work naturally together.
    consequently Cas’s favorite color. In the




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               TO CREATE THE DUTCH BOUQUET

    STEP 1
    What you will need is a good pair of garden       close to the flowers. Then he twists the bou-
    clippers and a rubber band.                       quet around in his hand and adds more of the
                                                      woody stems, always making sure that his
    STEP 2
                                                      grip is not too tight.
    You take all the flowers out of their wrappers
    and clean them of all their leaves up to
    about two inches below the flowers. Take
    most of the petals off the viburnum berries.
    Clean the roses of their thorns as well as
    their leaves. Separate the flowers into differ-
    ent groups on a clean worktable.

    STEP 3
    You need to make a base for your bouquet—
    some woody stemmed flowers. Here, Cas
    starts with the heaviest stemmed flowers—
    the viburnum berries. He makes a circle by
    bringing his thumb and index finger together
    and puts each stem through it, placing the
    stems in a circle holding the stems loosely



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