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The Floral Coach™️ Amy Balsters

The Flower Podcast

Release Date: 11/23/2020

Setting Boundaries and More with Jenn Sanchez show art Setting Boundaries and More with Jenn Sanchez

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Our guest this week is Jenn Sanchez located in Oxnard, California producing work from her home studio as well as taking jobs on the road to destination events, photoshoots, and workshops across the country and around the world. Drawn to curious flowers and foliages, she sources from an array of unexpected places to achieve her imagined designs. Farmers market fruits as edible accompaniments to centerpieces, overgrown forgotten grasses in back alleyways, and trimmings from her home garden that add just the thing to make the bridal bouquet sing. If you’re a wedding florist or farmer florist,...

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Floral Educator and Legend, Phil Rulloda show art Floral Educator and Legend, Phil Rulloda

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My guest this week is Phil Rulloda, widely acclaimed leading floral designer, educator, and commentators with AIFD, AAF, and PFCI certifications. He has been a featured speaker and designer for the floral industry all over the world. His record of first place wins in national and international floral design competitions is unmatched by his peers. At the age of 79 he still shares everything he knows with his students at his school the Southern California School of Floral Design. Phil was invited to the White House to assist in Christmas decorating and has visited many foreign countries at the...

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Naturally Dried Flowers and More with Charles LIttle and Company show art Naturally Dried Flowers and More with Charles LIttle and Company

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Our guest this week is Bethany and Charles Little of Charles Little and Company. Charles began farming his 35 acres in 1986 and Bethany became the Co-owner in 1998.  Their farm is located in Eugene, Oregon.   It was great to chat about how the business started by growing and supply naturally dried flowers to florists all over the US. This week we chat about: - the basics of how to dry flowers - cut stages for drying flowers - why grow perennials and woody’s - what to look for when you choose your flowers to grow - and so much more Learn more about Charles and Bethany Little and all...

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Exploring Botanical Art with Kristen Alpaugh show art Exploring Botanical Art with Kristen Alpaugh

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In 2017, Kristen Alpaugh stepped away from the corporate world to pursue her passion as an artist. Inspired by the impermanent beauty of flowers, Kristen's colorful and boundary-bending work is redefining the space where floristry and botanical art meet. You've probably seen Kristen's work on Season 1 of HBO's Full Bloom, on multiple celebrity instagrams and in some of your favorite music videos with artists like SZA, Katy Perry and Doja Cat donning her wearable floral designs. Kristen is also the founder of Haus of Stems, a botanical art company that sells Irithurium (that's iridescent...

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Dave Dowling: Helping Flower Farmers! show art Dave Dowling: Helping Flower Farmers!

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Today’s guest this week is no stranger to the cut flower industry! Dave Dowling began flower farming in Maryland 20 years with field, high tunnel, and greenhouse production, producing flowers year round. Dave closed his flower business and began working for Ednie Flower Bulb in 2014, which then became a division of Gloeckner in 2016, and now works for Ball ColorLink as an advisor to cut flower growers across North America for small to medium sized farms. In addition he’s been a very active member of the ASCFG for many years and today we’re really glad to be back with Dave Dowling on The...

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Creating Multiple Streams of Income with Amy Marella show art Creating Multiple Streams of Income with Amy Marella

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Our guest this week is Amy Marella, owner of The Hidden Garden in LA, California. She started her business in 1999 and this week she shares her story about starting her business and grown it to what it is today. We talk about hiring the right people to support the business, growing several revenue streams, the importance of networking, flower guarantees, and so much more. Learn more about Amy and all of our past guests on Subscribe to our for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras. Also Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple...

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Innovations in Cut Flower Farming show art Innovations in Cut Flower Farming

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This week on The Flower Podcast, we’re chatting with Sarah Daken and Tom Precht, Founders of Grateful Gardeners. Disenchanted with their corporate careers, Sarah and Tom desired to go back to the basics and to be stewards of the environment and have committed themselves to farming beautiful flowers through sustainable practices. Learn more about Sarah and Tom and all of our past guests on Subscribe to our for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras. Also Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon...

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Trends in Floristry with Jackie Lacey AIFD show art Trends in Floristry with Jackie Lacey AIFD

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With over thirty years of experience in the retail floral market and floral education field and now utilizing his experience to provide education and instructional design programs, Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CFD discusses the benefits of becoming certified through AIFD and floral education, the state of the floral industry and adapting your business, being profitable, and much more. Learn more about Jackie and all of our past guests on our website Subscribe to our for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras. Also Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform....

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Texas Flower Farming Pioneers: Frank and Pamela Arnosky show art Texas Flower Farming Pioneers: Frank and Pamela Arnosky

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We’re excited to share our interview with Pamela and Frank Arnosky. They bought their farm in 1989 and began growing cut flowers in 1993 in the Texas Hill Country. They have been sharing their story and experience with flower farmers for almost 30 years. We discuss why it’s so important to practice good post harvest methods, growing flowers year round, and so much more! Learn more about The Arnosky’s and all of our guests on . Subscribe to The Flower Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Gaana, Amazon Music, Audible, and more. It’s free and we want to help encourage you in your flower...

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How to find your style with Jean-Pascal Lemire show art How to find your style with Jean-Pascal Lemire

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How to find your style! Our guest this week is Jean-Pascal Lemire and he founded his floral company in the fall of 2010 in Montreal, CA. He was recognized for his talent and breathtaking designs. In 2017 he moved to Southern California and started Jean-Pascal Florist, where he now creates beautiful designs for the upscale Los Angeles area. I was excited to see the opening of his new store when I was in California last month and this week Jean-Pascal is on The Flower Podcast. Jean-Pascal discusses: -People have different learning styles. -It’s good to work for different florists for...

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This weeks episode is a replay of our interview with Amy Balsters, The Floral Coach™️. Amy, owns Amy Nicole Floral and has been in the retail floristry and special event industry for over 20 years and now uses this experience to teach others. Amy and Scott chat about how the importance of learning the fundamentals, hiring, teaching, and how to change mindsets.

We're excited to have Amy as our guest this week on The Flower Podcast!

You can learn more about Amy Nicole Floral, and all of our past guests at www.theflowerpodcast.com !

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Did you know that you can also visit our Youtube channel if you would like to watch my chats with guests via Zoom. Follow the link to our YouTube channel for more information.

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