Quick And Easy Floral Designing Using Floralgrids

One of the biggest problems with floral designing in water based media is the issue of control. How do you tastefully arrange your flowers so that they will look nice, and yet control the angle of placement when the water itself is sloshing around? ….. Many solutions have been proposed through the years.

At Rittners Floral School we believe that floral designing should be quick,and easy. The folks at floralgrid have sent us some wonderful materials to play with that make floral art in water based media, quick easy and fun.

We hope you enjoy this floral demonstration from Rittners Floral School in Boston, MA. and use these materials to make your own floral designing, quick, easy and fun!

Flower Arrangements For July 4th– From Rittners Floral School

July 4th or Independence Day means different things to different folks. For some it is the historical significance. For others it is a day for parties and celebration. Regardless, flowers and floral designs may enhance your celebrations or those of your floral customers.

In this inspirational video we show ten floral designs appropriate to the holiday theme. Sit back. Eat those barbecued goodies and Enjoy!

Along with the many July 4th still photos on our Facebook page, you have quite a lot of floral ideas from which to draw for this neat holiday.

Those Amazing Flowers of June From Rittners Floral School

Normally we associate June with florals like roses and hydrangea.

But there are some marvelous botanicals available to the floral designer who is willing and able to step out of the box. Incredible resources like viburnum, willow, alliums and eremurus.

In this inspirational video we explore some of “The Amazing Flowers of June.” Enjoy!

Free Guide To Floral Designing With Pennycress

Pennycress is a wonderful material that can be used in just about any kind of floral designing… It is linear. It is a filler. It can transform an everyday design into something unusual and different. It is great stuff.

For your viewing enjoyment, here is a free ebook —A Guide to Floral Designing With Pennycress….

You may download it at:


Fun With Lilacs from Rittners Floral School, Boston, MA

We normally associate the spring with flowers like daffodils and tulips, but there are other wonderful flowering materials available at this time.

In this inspirational video, we concentrate on Lilacs.

In our earlier video “Quick and Easy Lilac and Viburnum,” we showed just how easy it is to get great results with these materials. In this inspirational video, we present ten floral designs featuring lilacs, to show just how versatile this wonderful botanical can be in floral art…..

At Rittners Floral School we believe that anyone can create floral designing. We love to teach how floral art can be quick and easy! We hope that you enjoy this video! And from all of us at Rittners Floral School, have fun incorporating these ideas into your own floral designing!


Allium Poodle Dog From Rittners Floral School



Those of you who are our graduates know that Dr. Steve loves to create flower novelties. In fact, one reason many people take our various diploma classes is that we routinely incorporate flower novelties as part of our instruction into all of our diploma courses……

One of the lovely parts of designing with flowers during the spring is that we get easy access to all kinds of incredible spring botanicals…

These would include of course daffodils, tulips and iris…

But there are so many other wonderful materials that are available at this time of year…. Viburnum, lilacs and yes, one of my personal favorites… Allium!

So we hope that you enjoy this cute little pet made from only four allium flowers….

Ways To Express Romance With Flowers From Rittners Floral School


Flowers= Romance…. And at Rittners Floral School, in Boston, we definitely enjoy teaching our students various ways that you can translate romantic feelings into floral art….

Many people think that the way to express romance with flowers is the classical arrangement of roses in water. There is nothing wrong with that. It is but one time honored approach. And for many it works well.

But the contemporary floral designer can do so much more.

There are many wonderful ways to express romance and love through floral art.

This inspirational video features ten floral designs ranging from classical expressions, to contemporary and even novelty floral art–all with the purpose of expressing romance with florals…

We hope that it inspires you to think of many different ways that you can express love and romance with flowers.

Enjoy! And from all of us at Rittners Floral School, good luck in your romantic expressions using floral art…..

We hope that you enjoy this addition to the Rittners Floral School Video Series.

Wonderful Christmas Floral Designs Using Everyday Materials

Hi Everyone!

At Rittners Floral School in Boston we definitely enjoy the Christmas Season.

In many of our videos we have featured unusual floral items such as unusual berries or interesting imports from Israel.

In this video we take a different approach. Instead of using elaborate or expensive materials we show that  you can take everyday, inexpensive and easy to get materials, and use them to come up with a wide range of beautiful floral designs for the Christmas season. This inspirational video features floral designing both large and small.

We hope that you enjoy this addition to the Rittners Floral School Video Series!

And from all of us at Rittners Floral School, we hope that you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season.

How To Make A Great Christmas Floral Basket–Quickly and Easily!!!

At Rittners Floral School, in Boston, we definitely enjoy the Christmas season. The colors, symbols and scents are wonderful!

In this video we show you how to create a beautiful basket of flowers using seasonal colors and materials…

Quick! Easy! And magnificent!

Enjoy! And from all of us at Rittners Floral School, have a lovely holiday season!

Gourd-y Inspirations for Floral Designing

Sometimes inspiration for floral art can come from all kinds of places.

Take for example all the wonderful gourds that we find in the fall. Each year we look forward to checking out the various gourds. The sizes, colors and textures are truly awesome!

Many gourds, of course, can be used as containers or bases for our floral art.

But once in a while you find a gourd with special personality!

Add a couple of eyes and you have a funny looking little fall gourd creature that can be integrated into your fall floral art……

Quick and easy!