Flowers are inalienable participants in any celebration and special events. Important meetings with a big number of guests also need to be decorated with flowers. Flower compositions are made by flower specialists, i.e. florists. This job requires excellent design skills and creativity. Florist work can be demanded on various occasions, so flower compositions vary as well. Florists should be aware of different issues related to flowers, such as various styles of flower arrangements, special flower maintenance tricks, flowers compatibility, etc. - these are all part of the florist work.
Of course, the main florist's work is to arrange flowers into displays, but tasks performed by florists on a regular basis are much more numerous. Florist work may include many different assignments - from making bouquets to pretty rare things, such as foliages and herbs compositions (these compositions look simply amazing).
There is a usual misconception about the florist work - many people think that it is related to growing flowers. But, in fact, a florist works almost at the final stage of flowers arrangement before they are actually sold.
One of the well-known examples of the florist work is ikebana. This is an old Japanese art of making compositions with the cut live dry or silk flowers. Ikebana represents an Oriental style in floral design and is closely related to oriental philosophy. The popularity of this kind of floral design is high all over the world - almost every country has its own ikebana school. Old traditions play an important role in the Japanese art; so many people consider ikebana as an expression of creativity and the rich Japanese cultural heritage. Therefore, people yearning for more freedom may turn to the floral design, such as the European flower arrangement.
But the situation with the floral design in general is not as good as with ikebana. European style in the floral design is not so widely spread. And the number of schools and training courses where people can learn florist work is not so big. You can check for all the available florist's programs in the Internet.
The amount of information on floral design that can be found in special magazines and in the Internet is impressive. So you can easily learn everything by yourself without attending special training courses. The florist work can become an interesting hobby - you can learn to make compositions to decorate your home with. It is also a wonderful opportunity to fully express your artistic abilities.
You can start with ikebana and dry flowers - this art and the materials are easy to work with. There are many web sites in the Internet dedicated to that subject, so you will easily find all the needed information. These sites display amazing floral works. That is a great opportunity to develop your skills. Talking to other people on web forums can also be very entertaining and informative. In many cases, such discussions can turn to be more effective than special floral design courses.