From Executive Director and professor Calvert Crary and the master florists at FlowerSchool New York comes this gorgeous, inspiring, how-to handbook for the novice and expert alike. Flower School demystifies the art of flower arranging, offering insider tips and tricks that will teach readers everything they need to know to create the arrangements of their dreams for home, work, and special occasions.
FlowerSchool New York is one of the world’s premiere institutes for floral design and artistry, offering career development courses certified by the New York State Board of Education, and exclusive master class programs taught by celebrated master florists including Kiana Underwood, Remco Van Vliet, Lewis Miller, Emily Thompson, and Ingrid Carozzi.
Now, for the first time, FlowerSchool Executive Director Calvert Crary is publishing a book that will make it possible for even the greenest at-home arrangers to create gorgeous, Instagram worthy bouquets. This hands-on, comprehensive guide provides readers with step-by-step instructions that cover all the most crucial aspects of flower arranging, including:
How to buy the best flowers and how to get the best prices
Selecting your flowers based on texture, color, and seasonality
Conditioning your flowers to ensure they last as long as possible
Pairing your flowers with the right vase
Creating arrangements in a wide variety of styles that will work for any occasion
Including advice from the school’s well-respected master florists, and featuring beautiful color photographs of each unique arrangement, Flower School offers invaluable, insider tips and tricks that can only be gained through years of experience, providing readers with the fundamental tools and education they need to create homemade floral arrangements that are on par with any professional design.
Calvert Crary is the Executive Director of FlowerSchool New York and FlowerSchool Los Angeles. After over a decade as a professional photographer, shooting mostly lifestyles and fashion, Calvert made the transition to floral entrepreneur in 2006. Having opened and successfully run three flower businesses in New York City simultaneously, he not only knows his way around the camera but the cut flower world as well. Calvert has trained and coached many students on how to open shops and reorganize existing floral businesses into thriving careers.