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Flower Blog Posts

A reliable and integral part of the Pearsons School team, Debra Van Breda is an inspiring and nurturing trainer for the Certificate III students as they begin their floristry journey. Among the vast floristry experience Deb has had in her many years in the industry, she provides a wealth of knowledge to our students. Having worked for numerous florists within the South of Sydney over the years as well as freelancing on wedding and event work – even having completed flowers for the Sydney Town Hall 25 years ago. Here is her story…
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Interesting facts on one of the worlds most loved spring flowers!

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Sue McLeary is a floral designer, three-dimensional artist and instructor who creates unique and uncommon boundary-pushing floral art including elaborate headpieces, floral wearable's, and her signature succulent jewellery. Sue's intricate, seasonally-inspired creations and wearable floral pieces have been described as exquisite "living artwork."
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Inspired by the lovely sentiment and creative challenges of what floristry brings, Brigitte Northover discovered her passion at an early age with beautiful memories of how flowers have changed who she has now become today. For the past 5 years, Pearsons School has had the pleasure of having her share her talents and passion of floristry with her many students that walk through the school doors to embark on their Certificate III training. Here is her story..
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After tuning in with the millions of other viewers around the world over the weekend to witness the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we share the details of all of the beautiful floral work!
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We couldn't be more excited and thrilled for our upcoming Master Class collaboration with the amazingly talented John Emmanuel Floral Events and official media partner Wedded Wonderland.
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A florist for almost 20 years, Christina has done a lot in that time to be proud of. Among being a well loved 'Short Course' trainer with the PSF team, Christina has also owned and managed a thriving floristry business for 14 years in her past, creating flowers for numerous high profile clients including the 2000 Olympics. With this it is our pleasure to share her story with you all.
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John Emmanuel has generously agreed to share his skills, knowledge and industry insights of high-end wedding design with a passionate group of florists and wedding professionals.
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21ST - 25TH MARCH 2018 ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING & CARLTON GARDENS - MELBOURNE
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With one week left until Valentine's Day (a florists busiest time of year) we thought we'd show off some off our students and what they have designed ready for the big day!
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With more than 35 years’ experience in the floristry industry it is fair to say that Debra Dwyer knows a thing or two about being a florist, hence why she is our Commercial Course Manager. Over the years Debra has clocked up her fair share of achievements participating in numerous Interflora competitions, Sydney Royal Easter show talks and parades as well as demonstrating with the PFA. We would love to share Debra’s story with you all..
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After a lovely break shared with family and friends the Pearsons School team are back and ready for a cracker of a year, celebrating our 20 years in Floristry education! In 2018 we have so many things lined up that we cannot wait to share with you.
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It's almost that time of year again, and what better way to celebrate than to show off what our past and present Certificate III students have been producing to celebrate the festive season!

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For over 20 years Lynne Dallas has been inspiring florists and flower enthusiasts with her passion for all things floral. This year Lynne returned to the PSF team to oversee creative development across all facets of the school program and creative projects. With this it is our pleasure to share Lynne’s story with you all.
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We know spring is here when we see Ranunculus! Coming in a vibrant array of colours this is sure to be on every florists favourites lists.
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Our first 'Whimiscal Wedding' Master class went off with a bang this week!
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Pearsons School of Floristry and Pearsons Florist proudly support marriage equality.
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Florists from around the globe came together in a week of learning and a floral collaboration!
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Excited is an understatement to be spending this week with our International guests, McQueens from London. During their stay our very own Barbara Pollak sat down with McQueens Duncan McCabe to discuss how Pearsons School all started and the reasons why we chose to bring out McQueens for a once in a life time collaboration..
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To celebrate we are giving away a 'Full Day Workshop' voucher with PSF simply by following our Instagram!
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For the past 6 years Lee Cavender has been an essential part of the Pearsons School teaching team for our Certificate III students. Her infectious creativity and passion for all things nature are displayed through her artistic background in not only floristry but painting, fibre sculpture, basket weaving and jewellery making. Here is her story..
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July sure has been a busy month for Pearsons School of Floristry. We recently held our first Master Class of this year - Hanging Installations and Feature Pieces. It was a fantastic course and the students created some amazing designs including a stunning nature scape inspired wedding seat and arbour and a luxurious table runner with matching chandeliers!
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Our feet have finally touched the ground after the last couple of eventful weeks at Pearsons school of Floristry. Our collaboration event with Flowers Vasette, Melbourne was an absolute hit and we were thrilled to share it with so many of you.
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Pearsons are delighted to host an exciting collaboration with London florists from McQueens Flower School.

This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the McQueens world and learn from London’s premier Florist. They will share their unique flower philosophy based on their founding principles of Style, Simplicity and Skill.

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We are so excited to announce our upcoming Floral Master Classes!
Kicking off the series in style is a rare opportunity to be part of an exciting collaboration between PSF and the undeniably cool, Flowers Vasette from Melbourne.
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Congratulations to our April Cert III students finishing up on their studies over the past week.
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Have you ever wondered what the meanings of different coloured roses meant?.. With Valentine's Day fast approaching we thought we would explain for you!
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The NSW Christmas bush is generally a large shrub or small tree and in cultivation it rarely grows to more than four to five metres high. The leaves are up to 70mm long and are divided into three leaflets which are finely serrated and the new growth is often pink or bronze coloured.
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With only 6 sleeps to go until Christmas we thought why not celebrate the count down with some of our favourite wreaths created by our past and present Certificate III students.....
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WOW!! We're in awe of 2014 Cert III graduate, Jasmine Christie’s entry in to the Tesselaar "wearable flowers" category competition for 2016

We've gotten behind her and would love for you to vote too!....

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Peony, Peony rose

Paeonia lactiflora hybrids and cvv.

These days it seems that nothing is as beautiful as the peony flower.....

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LILAC – Syringa Vulgaris

Originating from South-eastern Europe and parts of Asia, Lilacs are old-fashioned garden plants, highly prized for their attractive fragrant flowers. They bloom from spring to early summer, and are ideal plants for cool-climate gardens.

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We are so excited to share the news that recent Pearsons graduate Sammy Bate has won “NSW Floristry Student of The Year”. This was awarded by the Flower Growers Group of NSW and sponsored by the Department of Education and Training. Pearsons School of Floristry were also awarded “Floristry School of the Year"
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The Waratah has for a long time been one of Australia's most admired flowers. It is the state floral emblem of New South Wales. The Waratah is a large, long-lived shrub or tree that generally grows to 3m in height. 

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Last week we had the pleasure of catching up with some of our past students to see what they were up to in the industry and we couldn't be prouder! So many fantastic student stories to tell coming soon to our website. For now here’s a sneak peak of what to expect!
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Chinese Valentine’s Day – Tuesday, August 9th

Did you know that Chinese Valentine's Day is fast approaching?

Read all about the fascinating history of this day.....

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Our latest group of Certificate III students have just finished their classroom components for the course and with this demonstrated their newly learnt skills with their group displays for their final class.
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The poppy bearing large satiny flowers makes one of the loveliest cut flowers, unravelling from tight buds and lasting surprisingly well in a vase. The bowl-shaped flowers feature in a wide range of pastel shades and bicolours, with especially large blooms. Best bought when the hooded calyx has just split to reveal the colour of the petals inside.
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It’s the florist’s must-have flower in winter. Perfectly suited to cooler weather, cut stems can last well over a month in the right conditions. Originally hybridised from wild varieties from the mountain regions of India and South East Asia it has been enjoyed by the western world for over 100 years.

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This past week has been a busy one for Pearsons School coming off the back end of Mother’s Day and jumping straight back into the swing of things!
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Tulips are one of the most popular flowers used by a florist today with over 150 species and over 3000 cultivars. The natural season is late winter to spring, but tulips grown out of season are available during autumn, winter and spring.
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ANZAC day is celebrated in Australia and New Zealand annually on April 25th. It is a day to remember all service men and women who have taken part in war, conflicts and peace-keeping operations around the world. On ANZAC Day ceremonies are held in cities and towns across Australia to acknowledge the service of our veterans.
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One of Autumn's loveliest flowers, the dahlia is widely available in Sydney in April. Dahlia's are available commercially to florists in a wide variety of fabulous colours from blushing white through to deepest burgundy and many shades of pinks, yellow, red and orange.

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Widely available in Sydney in March the Gloriosa is a showy bloom prized by florist for it's vivid colours and exotic shape. Gloriosa flowers look amazing in a vase or as part of an arrangement mixed with other complimentary flowers.
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