For florists there are many conferences and educational opportunities but for me hands-on workshops are by far the most rewarding form of professional development. Hands-on is how I learn and retain skills the easiest. I love learning new design techniques, seeing new products demonstrated and finding new ways to utilize everyday products that makes them like new.
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly in the path to the best things that will ever happen to you. This is true of my journey to Dietz.
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Have you ever wanted to hit the restart button and just start over?!? After 18 years of making do and living with a less-than-ideal workspace we finally hit the restart button. It was a completely terrifying project in that we had to close down for 2 to 3 weeks!! We never close for anything other than the big holidays. Someone might need us.
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Grandma doesn’t want another Christmas sweater this year and some people are impossible to shop for. We get it! That is why we highly suggest giving the gift of flowers. Not only is it unexpected but flowers truly are a meaningful and thoughtful gift.
It’s not just for those with a sweet tooth! It’s the day to share romantic deeds or expressions with your loved ones. Did you know Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland? Yes, our very own Cleveland, Ohio in 1921! It’s a must you celebrate Sweetest Day not only to honor the fact this started so close to home, but to show the people to you care about, how much they mean to you.
Whether you like flowers in bouquets, beds, planters or pots, it’s always a treat to expand your gardens with a few flowers and plants you wouldn’t usually try. There’s nothing like experimenting with your garden or flower arrangement, adding colorful blossoms that celebrate the coming of spring and warmth of summer. Here’s a collection of springtime perennial flowers and greenery that will bring the joy of sweet smells and colors to your life after a long winter.
Have you ever received a lovely bouquet, only to have it begin to wilt far too soon? Petals begin to fall, leaves turn brown and crunchy, and within a day or two you are forced to toss the whole thing into the garbage. If this sounds familiar, then here are five tips on how to keep your flowers fresh for longer.
As winter sets in, activities come inside and preparations for the holidays begin. Indoor spaces are invigorated when the essence of the outdoors is brought along. Since ancient celebrations, evergreens have been used as a reminder that life will be sustained through the darker months and will return with the blossoming of spring. Their lasting green color helps keep spirits alive during this period.
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Poinsettias are a well-known and traditional holiday plant that can add beauty to your home during the holidays as well as year-round. They’ve gotten a bad reputation for being poisonous, but they are not as toxic as was once thought. You can enjoy these plants year-round by keeping a few tips in mind.
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I know many people talk about gratitude during November. Heck nearly everyone I know took part in that 3 days of gratitude challenge on social media a few years back.
For me, November is special because on November 1, 1999, I signed the papers to buy Dietz Falls Florist. I remember the lawyer grabbing me by the shoulders and shaking me saying “BREATH!
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