Oh how we love to grow, not only beautiful cut flowers but our own skills and knowledge so that we can bring you the best quality flowers and the most relevant and gorgeous flower arrangements possible.
What are we doing in 2019 to make this a high-impact year for professional development? Well first, we’re turning up the dial on our design skills and Sharon has enrolled in the Certified Floral Designer Program sponsored by the American Institute of Floral Designers. This intensive program includes a design evaluation program and sponsorship by members within the AIFD community. She’ll need the skills she will be learning from her enrollment in the New York Flower School Intensive and Advance Design series to help build the foundations for this program and further develop her intuitive skills with more formal training. While in NY, Sharon will also be participating in the New York Botanical Garden’s floral design program where she’ll develop new skills for mastering compote design, modernized sympathy arrangements and cascading bouquet construction from well-known designers. During these early months while the growing season is emerging, she plans to mix a little business with pleasure in her old stomping grounds in Center City Philly for the Philadelphia Flower show where she’ll be attending a design workshop with Master Frederic Dupre.
While the schedule is packed during these cold winter months, we won’t forget about our core cut-flower operation. We’ve already been engaged with Cornell’s Tri-County Extension program by attending the Cut-Flower Conference and Sharon’s fully immersed in the Western Massachusetts Master Garden program where she is a 2019 Master Gardener Program intern.
While it is a lot of work, its a great way to get through the winter. Before you know it we’ll be posting updates on the latest blooms and working around the clock to bring you the most beautiful flowers possible for your home, friend and events. Follow us on social media on Facebook (@sweethavenflowers) or Instagram (#sweethavenflowers) to see the inspiration we’re developing from expanding our minds and our skills during this early part of the year.