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Floral Design classes by appointment

Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design.

Class size: 2 students
daytime-evening-some weekends

Payment by pay pal invoice
with any credit card, check or cash


Class topics:

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts

Tropical or succulents
2.5 hours training
includes plants & containers

Fall Door Design
3 hours training
all silk & dried materials included

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on

Holiday table design
Halloween-Fall-Christmas-New Years
4 hours training
fresh and permanent materials

Hand tied table garlands
4 hours training
fresh foliages & flowers

Have a topic that's not listed you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment for 2!


I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

10820 W. 64th st. suite 102B
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66203


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Pink Garden Rose Guide

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fabulous Fall Bridal Bouquets

Don't you just love Autumn weddings for their glorious colors? Luxurious, fragrant David Austin Wedding Roses are magnificent in a harvest bouquet.  
Here are four favorites that look breathtaking in today's fresh fall palettes.  
EdithTM _Auspluto_

Edith's sunset array of pale raspberry and golden apricot hues make this lovely, fragrant rose a perfect choice for fall florals. We adore Edith in the soft yellow and coral palette shown here. Try it also with dark honey, copper and maple hues. Edith's fresh, fruity aroma makes for an unforgettable Autumn display.
JulietTM _Ausjameson_

A year-round wedding favorite, Juliet's deeply cupped peach/blush blooms move effortlessly into fall with seasonal navy accents or cooler pastels like terra-cotta, lilac and dusky blue. 
BeatriceTM _Auslevity_

Opening from a ruffled cup into a well-defined, shapely rosette, Beatricereveals a heart of golden, buttery swirls ringed by outer petals of cool vanilla. Nestled against Autumn's strong copper and orange hues with hints of lilac, this graceful rose is simply radiant.    
CharityTM _Auswasher_

Charity's pale pink petals glow with translucency. Their understated color is complemented by a botanical twist of lime green central stamens. Large, luminous and full of fragrance, Charity's blooms are unmistakable. Textural green accents are the perfect way to highlight this exceptional beauty

Be inspired!
David Austin's gorgeous new Wedding Roses Book includes stunning new designs for each of our 14 luxury cut rose varieties. Order it now >
 Learn more. Visit our website > 
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David Austin Roses is Great Britain's internationally-acclaimed breeder of English garden roses. David Austin Wedding & Gift Roses is a luxury line of cut garden roses bred exclusively for floral decor and prized by top floral designers worldwide for their unique beauty, fragrance and romantic appeal.

For more information please visit our website,
or e-mail
Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Florists' Thoughts

Florists' Thoughts:
Hilarious Messages Written on Floral Arrangements

With the overwhelming response to our Most Ridiculous Things Said in our "Florists' Thoughts" blog series, we thought it would be fun to launch another survey to ask florists about the most bizarre and hilarious messages they have ever had to write on floral arrangements.

Click Here To Read The Top 10 Card Messages 

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Floral International Education Day 2018

IFE and Super Floral

The International Floriculture Expo and Super Floral are excited to announce a partnership to collaborate on “Education Day” at IFE in Chicago in June 2018. IFE is known for exceptional education sessions for the mass market floral retail industry while the experts at Super Floral deliver meaningful content year round. The partnership will provide even more industry insights for floral professionals to take back to their stores. Save the date for IFE, June 25-27, 2018 and get ready to discover more!

Read Press Release     Apply to Present

Submit an Idea     Subscribe to Super Floral

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

CMG Color Allert -- Attitude

Color Marketing Group presents "Attitude" from the 2017+ North America Forecast.

With a powerful punch, Attitude, strikes with a sharp orange red.  Discussed during CMG North American meetings in 2015, for emergence in 2017, this hue, with its strong influence, introduces visual vitality and strength not found in your glass of vegetable juice.

Attitude makes an audacious statement whether searing in full-on color in furnishings, as a quirky accent piece, or supporting other bright hues in a print. The bold hue is modern and sleek, and creates energy in velvet, voluptuousness in silk, and air cheating slickness in high gloss.

A color that declares strength and daring, it marries well with many colors, from muted olive and plum, to sharp blue and yellow. 

Make a color statement, with Attitude.

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Crazy Messages on Floral Arrangement Cards

Florist Thoughts
Craziest/Most Ridiculous
Messages Written On Floral Arrangements?

We have all been there before when customers want you to write crazy/ridiculous messages on floral arrangements, where you do not know what to say, do or laugh.  Take our short survey and share you funny floral card messages with our readers!

Click Here To Share Your Ridiculous Floral Card Messages!

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Simple Floral Marketing Strategies

Simple Floral Marketing Strategies


Marketing for your flower shop and online store does not have to be expensive or overwhelming.  We promise you that following the simple floral marketing strategies will give you a clear understanding of how simple floral business marketing can be without breaking the bank.

Click Here To start Marketing Your Floral Business Today!

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Oasis Idea Weekly

7 Tips to Think Outside the Pumpkin and Increase Sales

By Sharon McGukin AIFD, AAF, PFCI, Smithers-Oasis design director
Why should you think outside the Halloween pumpkins? As well as the Easter Lilies and Valentine roses?

Because while major floral event sales may keep your doors open, profits are made by increasing everyday sales.
To read all seven tips with two dozen arrangement photos, click the image above or green button below.
One approach? Promote transitional trends between seasons. Read on for this and the six other tips you can use to grow profits between now and the 2017 holidays.

As fall arrives, how can you use the look and feel of nature to increase your autumn sales? How can you inspire your customers to want more of these seasonal products?
This week's Floral Video IDEA
How to Glue Boutonnieres and Corsages
Tips for gluing homecoming and prom boutonnieres and corsages featuring flat wire designs with Smithers-Oasis Floral Design Director Sharon McGukin.
Share your inspiring designs: INSPIRE Design Showcase 2018
Share your most inspiring prom and spring floral designs in the 2018 INSPIRE Design Showcase. If selected as most inspirational, you and your design get some serious coverage: an IDEA Weekly blog article, a Smithers-Oasis North America print ad and our social media pages.

Spring entries due by midnight September 22

Prom entries due by midnight September 15, 2017
To see the eight most inspiring designs for last year with the ad and IDEA Weekly article, just click the showcase button below.
What's New this Week
New! The Northwoods Holiday and Winter Products Collection
Get ready to head north and explore the Northwoods Collection from OASIS Floral Products. Discover a mix of natural alpine textures, smooth metallic surfaces and weathered wooden objects. The collection includes round and oval tin pots, wooden crates and rings, bark logs and natural and glittery decorative accessories for your designs. Resources on the web page include recipes, videos and the Northwood Collection Holiday Catalog.
Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more! has the complete information you need on every available OASIS Floral Products product including sizes and colors. You'll all find floral recipes, how-to videos, design ideas and inspiration. If you have questions, ideas or concerns and for order support, contact customer service at 1-800-321-8286 or

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor