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Michael Gaffney In Your Home

Join Michael in class with monthly videos from school and learn from the comfort of your home. Videos include class projects and clips from Michael's journey in the floral industry. Tour flower farms, explore the local markets and watch classroom videos for just $8.99 per month. Enter your email below and we’ll notify you when and how you can sign up. Be sure to check out Michael’s Online Classes and receive all of your flowers and accessories Fedexed overnight direct to your door. See our Online Classes page for details.

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January 19, 2016

mike-falling-off-ladderFlower Power available now!The markets are sleepy and quiet now, all in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. I usually start getting nervous around October in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.

My new book Flower Power: Lessons from the Los Angeles School of Flower Design is out and available at Amazon and as a Barnes & Noble Nook Book .

house-jan-2016We are hosting a one week comprehensive Masters’ Class in San Francisco starting February 1st the class will be by Juan Vasquez my new assistant in San Francisco.
He’s a wonderful teacher who has been designing with flowers since he worked with his mother as a little boy in Puerto Rico. Juan is a freelance floral designer in the Bay and Napa Valley region doing floral arrangements for large events and weddings. His enthusiasm for designing flowers and motivating his floral design students is engaging
It will be a Monday through Friday day or evening class teaching all large events. Large sprays and pieces will be mastered. Call 414-617-7162 or contact us if you are interested in joining us.

Valentine’s Day Tips
If you are going to be selling flowers during Valentine’s Day here’s my 3 big tips:
1. Have everything designed 3 days prior to the holiday
2. On the day of Valentine’s Day your job is to ring up sales and nothing else unless you have a few private customers who come in and want a custom order.
3. Have enough help around to get rid of boxes, sweep, last minute deliveries, etc..
It’ll be well worth it at the end of this craziest of floral holidays.mike-in-group-w-flowers-and-kids