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Virtual Floral Design | Parisian Romance

Screenshot of Ami Wilbur creating a floral arrangement over Zoom

"The French consider floral arrangements a unique work of art filled with passion, movement, texture, and whimsy."

French Blooms: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Paris and Beyond by Sandra Sigman

Ami Wilber shares a step-by-step guide to create your own Parisian-inspired arrangement with plenty of time to ask questions. Supplies are not included, but a materials list is included below, should participants wish to follow along at home:

  • Blooms:
    • 5 stems hyacinth
    • 5 stems clematis
    • 5-7 stem roses
    • 5 stems stock
  • Greens:
    • 1 bunch pittosporum
    • 1 bunch bupleurum
  • Materials:
    • Chicken wire: 6" x 10"
    • Floral tape
    • Floral sheers
    • Glass compote bowl: 6" x 6"


This virtual workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and is presented live via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to share their arrangements when complete via 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.


Ami Wilber (she/her) 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 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, D.C.