Photographs and Flowers.
How are you getting into floristry? I want to so bad, but am scared because I don't have experience.
I also had no experience when I started and had the same feelings. I put myself out there. Emailed all the florists I loved the work of. I am also working towards being a flower farmer and contacted Rosehill Flower Farm here in Portland. She is really who started referring me to people and helped me out. Just keep looking until someone is willing to train you. Until then, learn flower names and try arranging on your own. I study floral arrangements, to see what I like and don’t like.
I actually asked many designers questions similar to this. One replied and she said this, “If you want to get a lot of floral experience fast, often grocery stores or “bucket shops” like Sammy’s Flowers are good since the sheer quantity of product to work with lends itself to a lot of exploration and learning. I know, not so glamorous, but it is how ——-, ——, and ——- Flowers all started out. We all paid our dues there first, like 5-10 years each chopping stems, learning the seasons and building our styles. It’s a tough industry, and an expensive artistic medium, but very rewarding once you get a foot hold.”
Best of luck to you!
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