Floral design is a rewarding and fun way to be creative with flowers and accessories. Programs within this category are typically just a few hours in duration. They offer educational information and often, hands-on practice creating a floral arrangement. Floral Enthusiast workshops are available throughout the year at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. Register for classes.
Click here for a list of counties that have agents and MSU Extension volunteers who have received floral design training. They can offer demonstrations and/or workshops on topics such as design principles and how to make a bow, a seasonal wreath, and a fresh floral arrangement. Check with your local Extension office to find out if workshops are available in your area.
Master Floral Designer
Master Floral Designers learn all the basics of floral design, including proper care and use of fresh flowers, dried flowers and numerous mechanics and accessories. Discover and understand what makes a floral design beautiful! This statewide program is offered in two formats, face-to-face at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, or a hybrid version with both video and face-to-face formats. Both of these formats are identical and maximize learning of design principles and elements, basic floral designs, care and handling information and much more. The MFD Program is open to beginners, including consumers, professional florists, and producers. Professional florists will find the program helpful in training new employees. All will find it both educational and enjoyable. Register for classes.
This program is designed for those who arrange and sell flowers for a profit. If you are engaged in floral business—or aspire to be—these classes are for you. Register for classes.
Never grow a flower for commercial sale until you are sure where it will sell! Mississippi is a verdant state, ripe for the production of cut ornamental foliage and flowers, and demand for them is high. MSU Extension floral programs highlight the features and benefits of Mississippi-grown flowers and greenery, offering programs that pull these products through the marketplace. For more information, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Floral enthusiasts can learn how to make a basic floral arrangement in the Sweet Mississippi Flower Bowl workshops this summer.
People of all ages and experience levels can learn to make various floral arrangements during the spring series of floral design workshops beginning Feb. 19.
Let’s face it. Sometimes we need a quick, inexpensive bouquet of flowers to give to a friend or family member or to freshen up our own spaces.
Jim DelPrince, Extension horticulture specialist, shows you how to use landscape materials to supplement those pretty bouquets you see at the supermarket and get more bang for your buck. (Photo credit: Zac Ashmore/Cindy Callahan)
Magnolias are synonymous with Mississippi, and the leaves and flowers are popular materials for all kinds of floral arrangements – wreaths, swags, table runners and other seasonal arrangements. (Photo by Zac Ashmore)