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Floral Design How-To: Summer's Bounty Floral Design

Learn to use summer's bounty of locally grown flowers—available from personal gardens, farmers's markets or local floral shops—to create a lavish summer floral arrangement.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, for this forty-five minute demonstration hosted via Zoom. This program includes an illustrated presentation on principles of floral design, along with a step-by-step guide to creating your own arrangement.  Ami will create an arrangement in real time, and participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions. 

This workshop is limited to 50 participants. Supplies are not included, but a materials list will be shared with all registered users prior to the program, should participants wish to follow along at home. 


Registered participants will receive a detailed materials list. Suggested blooms for this arrangement include: 

  • Focal flowers, such as: dahlias
  • Secondary flowers, such as: celosia, marigolds, zinnias
  • Touches of whimsy, such as: millet, cosmos
  • Greenery, such as: basil, mountain mint


This virtual workshop is presented live via Zoom. The online "waiting room" opens at 1 p.m. and the workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to join with video; questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this workshop will be recorded.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions


  • Welcome and Introduction 
  • Design Principles & Techniques
  • Guidance on Selecting Materials
  • Live demonstration of Ami in Action
  • Q&A and Conclusion


Ami WilberAmi Wilber became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibited her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.