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Design School Closes

After twelve years the South Florida Center for Floral Studies will close. I will be taking a new position as manager of Carlstedt’s Fresh Flower Market. Please stop by to see me at 360 South Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach. Our phone is 561-684-8555. And visit our website at www.flowergeneral.com Looking forward to seeing...

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Carlstedt Fresh Flower Market to Open in January

After you’ve celebrated the holidays, put away the decorations and want to kick off 2015 with beautiful fresh flowers for yourself , or as a gift, please come visit me at Carlstedt’s Fresh Flower Market–Wholesale to the Public. I will be there in my new role as manager. We will offer all types of fresh flowers...

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Publication of Thorn Boy is available on Amazon

I am proud and excited to tell you that, after four long, committed years, my murder/mystery novel, THORN BOY is finally published.   I hope you will find it as fulfilling to read as I did to write. “Florist turned novelist, John Klingel, cultivated a prickly tale in THORN BOY. Flower power I’ve never ...

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The Frugal Florist

The Frugal Florist

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Today I presented the students with their autographed copy of The Frugal Florist today.  The book basically launches a beginner’s career in the industry of flowers.  The most important first step in pursuing a new venture is to begin.  Don’t be afraid! Many people began their businesses in their kitchens, garages,...

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Instructional Books and DVDs

Instructional Books and DVDs

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Students interested in ordering books or DVDs should contact the school directly at 561-684-8100 or 800-765-8523, or email John Klingel at john@centerforfloralstudies.com...

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Interflora World Cup

Interflora World Cup

Posted by admin in Floral Design, Flowers

Flowers Around the Globe John Klingel, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, judges the Interflora World Cup By Heidi Anderson, editor The 13th Interflora World Cup was held March 26-28, 2010, in Shanghai, China. The prestigious floral art competition, held every four years, showcases the highest standard of domestic floristry. Aiming to advance the...

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Taking Care of Your Fresh Flower Arrangement

Taking Care of Your Fresh Flower Arrangement

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Fresh flowers are generally received arranged in 3 different ways: Vase of clear water Basket or container with floral foam Boxed or wrapped in cellophane or florist paper. Fresh flowers need care and the better you care for them the longer they last. Never leave the arrangement in direct sun or in a hot or...

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