Registration & Refreshments 5:30pm Program 6:00pm
Tennessee Florist Supply
2713 John Deere Drive
Latest Trends and Techniques in Permanent Botanicals
The winner of last years Designer of the Year Competition, Keely Weems will be presenting a program with new and profitable techniques for your everyday permanent botanical work.
Currently working for Mott’s Florist in Oak Ridge, Keely is a Native of Knoxville and a seasoned designer starting her floral career in 1998. Always seeking out more knowledge, Keely has won scholarships and competitions and attended several renowned schools and classes to keep herself current in today’s society.
This is a great opportunity to learn from a talented fellow florist.
Designer of the year Competition 2016
Winner of this year’s competition will win up to $500 in cash and prizes and represent ETPFA in The Designer of the Year Competition at the State Convention in Franklin.
Whether you are a seasoned designer with years of experience or a new designer still training, competition is a great way to not only show off your talents but learn some new tricks as well and make great friends in the industry.
Contact Diane Storm, TCF at 865-588-7384
Deadline for Competition entry is July, 6
Tennessee Teleflora Unit
Host: Flowers Direct
Sympathy Designs By :Jim Ganger
Contact: Diane Storm
Garden Roses - Not all Garden Roses are Equal
From Alexandra Farms and other South American Farms
we will feature an array of Garden Roses. Garden Roses are becoming not only a luxury wedding item but a staple in many shops. If you are familiar with the colors, shapes and opening of these greatly demanded products you will increase your ability not only to offer them, but to also make money on them.
Mike Tallent will discuss product and best purchasing practices for these roses to maximize your dollar on these roses. With question & answer opportunities on purchasing and processing these great treasures.
Care and Handling - The difference between good product and great results.
Dean Knight is a leading expert on this subject. Many top farms and research teams seek out his experience and feed back on their products. He will be on hand to show how proper care and handling will maximize your product and minimize your flower loss.
If you have a great product and a really good mark up you are flying, right? Well, you need to know how to process that great product to get the best results. Whether it’s the wedding of a lifetime, a memorial or just a brighten your day bouquet, you will want your product to be the best on the market. Care and handling is essential to get the most from what we sell.
From the moment your flowers come in the door the clock is ticking on you.Cutting, hydrating and feeding your flowers properly you will see an incredible difference in how your flowers look.
Reservations call Dianne Storm at 865-588-7384
Hosted By: The Roy Houff Company 925
Twin Elms Court Nashville, TN 37210
Monday, March 14, 2016
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Design Sho
The Roy Houff Company invites you to their Spring Open House. Great incentives throughout the evening as they host CTPFA & TSFA’S Designer of the Year, Donny Johnson and his design show Spring Is In The Air.
Meal: $10 Education Contribution: $10
Metro Floral Wholesale
Central Tennessee Professional Florist Association meeting
Dean Knight aka “The Rose Guy”
Presenting a Minimalist Approach to Care and Handling
Care and handling of fresh flowers is one of the best ways to distance professional florists from Big Box, 1-800’s, online suppliers and grocery stores.
Dean will share simple ways to increase vase life by the use cut flower FOOD, sanitation, temperature, ethylene control to increase the LIFE of fresh FLOWERS
Dinner at 6:00 Program at 6:30
Door prizes provided by Floralife, Syndicate Sales and Rio Roses
Dinner provided by Metro Floral Wholesale
Suggested program donation $10.00
Flowers Direct, Inc. and ETPFA would like for you to join us for an evening of fun with TSFA Designer of the year, Donny Moore. Donny will be showing a touch of Fall, Christmas with some contemporary looks, and a touch of winter weddings while discussing new ideas, trends, and tricks for the trade.
For your convenience the TSFA Book Mart will be at Flowers Direct with great gift ideas available for purchase.
Light snacks & drinks will be available.
SPECIAL GUEST: Donny Moore
Donny joined Rebel Hill Florist in December. Before relocating to Nashville in 2014, Donny owned Bella Flora in Little Rock, Arkan-sas.
Donny discovered a passion for flowers and for business early on— his very first job was as a delivery driver in a Texas florist in 1997. Lasting only one day as a driver, he was quickly promoted to plant care and ultimately embarked upon floral design - beginning a near 20-year love affair with flowers.
Over the years, he has received numerous design accolades. In Ten-nessee for less than a year, Donny has already been named: Tennes-see State Florists’ Association (TSFA) “Designer of the Year” and “Iris Cup” winner. Just last week, representing TSFA, he was awarded 2nd Runner-Up in San Antonio, Texas’ NAFA.
During his tenure in Arkansas, he held board positions with the Ozark Florist Association; Arkansas Flower & Garden Show; and Teleflora’s Arkansas Unit. Dedicated to education and industry pro-motion, Donny capitalizes on every opportunity he can to share his knowledge and hone his craft.
Donny holds a degree in Secondary Education from Baylor Univer-sity. He is a certified “Arkansas Master Florist”, and currently pur-suing his AIFD certification.