Our Holiday Gift to YOU!!!

Our Christmas Gift to you from all of us at Rittners Floral School in Boston….Here is a fun video created here at Rittners Floral School in Boston, showing you how to make a very neat Christmas floral design.

It is called a “reverse proportion design.” It is contemporary. It is funky.
It is easy to make.

We just uploaded it to Youtube and thought you might enjoy it! 

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas From Rittners Floral School


The Christmas season is extra special here at Rittners Floral School in Boston. We enjoy the colors,  the special foliages, and the very unique symbols of the holiday season.

It is said that Christmas means many different things to many different people.

The multidimensionality of this holiday is so evident in floral art expressions that can be created. There are a wide range of different kinds of floral techniques and approaches that may be incorporated into Christmas floral art.  We enjoy sharing many of these ideas with both our Day and Evening Courses that are present at this time of year.  

From all of us at Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas….

Happy Chanukah From Rittners Floral School


Happy Chanukah from all of us at Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston.

Chanukah is an eight day Jewish festival commemorating religious freedom. It celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greco Syrians and their King Antiochus. Around 2200-2300 years ago, the Jews were ordered by Antiochus to give up their religion and their customs. This brought about a war for religious and cultural freedom. After years of fighting, the Syrians were driven out of (what is today) Israel, and the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated. Oil that was supposed to last only around one night, burned for eight nights. This is why the holiday is celebrated for eight days and additional candles are added to the Menorah on each of those days. 

The Floral Menorah that you see above is a design that we made at Rittners Floral School a few years ago. To our knowledge it is the first Floral Menorah of its kind! 

We hope that it inspires you to try making a Floral Menorah of your own!

From all of us at Rittners Floral School, have a very happy and joyous Chanukah!

New Mascots at Rittners Floral School



Rittner people know that that when you graduate from our school you become part of our extended family of graduates that spans over sixty years. Our grads aren’t just customers. They are friends as well…..As this blog is one way we can communicate with our friends, it is appropriate to use it to share news, both good and bad……Unfortunately some months back we reported the passing of our school mascot, Jean Tunney.

Jeannie was the most recent in a succession of Boxer dogs that have had the position of “Official Rittner Floral School Mascot.” We have been fortunate to have some wonderful Boxers—Corporal, Pepsi, Tov, Kelley, Marvelous Marvin, Sugar Ray & Jeannie  as mascots over the past sixty+ years. Many of you have fond memories of the problem solving pursuits of some of our mascots (like trying to get into the garbage), their gourmet tastes (attempting to “share” cake, cookies and ice cream) and their keen interest in our lectures (snoring). 


We are delighted to share some good news with you  today.

We are thrilled to announce the pitter patter of little feet at Rittners Floral School…..Yes…..New mascots have arrived at Rittners. Meet DavidEdward and Dempsey! Two months old, eighteen pounds of Boxer energy and already planning world domination! Dempsey is the cute one on the right….. While they don’t wander around the school, they are available to students who would like to greet them!

We chose the Boxer Dog as our floral school mascot for we feel that the breed displays outstanding personality traits, many of which are important for people planning to be floral designers. They are  friendly and outgoing. They enjoy people and being with others. They easily make  friends. They are intelligent and warm hearted. They are very optimistic animals and have a very positive zest for life. They are  loyal and quite enthusiastic in all activities. They are quite creative in her play, always seeking new and different ways to accomplish things. They can be stubborn and tenacious, yet, at the same time, quite practical and adaptable. They are very unique dogs with a very distinctive independent personality….. We have a feeling that these two guys will display every one of these traits…..

Now with all of those qualities, if we can only get these guys housebroken quickly!