Details for the 2018 Floral Designer of the Year Competition have recently been announced, and we are so excited about the Student Exhibition theme for this year: Topiary Jamboree!

Entering the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to flex your design muscles and develo...

All winter we wait for the day when the grass will be green the sun will warm us up and flowers will be everywhere. Lately, it has seemed like winter will never end, but for me, my beacon of hope is the Art in Bloom show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For those of...

Ok, so show of virtual hands, who had the privilege of being at the Koehler & Dramm wedding design show with Holly Heider Chapple?

If you’re sitting in front of your computer with your hand in the air, let me high five it for you! Yay! And if you’re not… sad face! See y...

We are proud to announce that Lynne Tischler, instructor at Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry, is now the ninth member in Minnesota in The American Academy of Floriculture!

Established in 1965, the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) recognizes industry members...

February 28, 2017

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of watching six of Minnesota’s top floral designers compete in the 18th Annual Koehler and Dramm Floral Designer of the Year competition, which was held at the Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

As many of you...

February 24, 2017

At the beginning of my career I lived in a small town and large events were few and far between. Valentine’s Day offered a large volume of flowers needing to be processed and designed. I loved how beautiful the cooler and trucks looked with all the arrangements lined u...

February 13, 2017

Every florist knows designing for events is hard work, and I can tell you from my own experience that the presidential inauguration was no exception. But with hard work comes great reward, and being given the opportunity to design for a Presidential Inauguration was on...

January 11, 2017

Change can be scary, but as we in the floral industry know, it can also be fun, refreshing, and invigorating! With that in mind, we are proud to present the new and improved Institute of Floristry website. We hope you love it as much as we do!

New stuff includes a fresh...

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