Read this month’s FULL Creative Edge at, there you’ll see multiple images of all 3 designs along with the accompanying article for more insight as well as the list of botanicals and supplies used to create each of the 3 pieces. Tropical Flowers and I have history…… Tropicals were my CREATIVE EDGE – I used them as the difference maker in my early years in floristry especially in competition work. In this ‘Tropical Creative’ article, I decided to reintroduce some of my early favorite ideas and techniques blended with today’s methods and sensibility to bring to life a new evolved version that may have a place in today’s flower business. Tropical flowers from Hawaii are not grown the same way as those grown elsewhere. They are grown with Aloha Spirit, ‘LOVE’… it defines a force that holds together existence. The energy that you feel in their flowers come from cultivating in clean and pure volcanic cinder. Hawaii claims 8 of the 14 world climate zones. This tropical island archipelago is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. It provides the ideal conditions to grow the most amazing range of species, varieties and cultivars of exotic flowers and plants. Be sure to watch out for more content throughout the rest of the week relating to the article! – A quick tutorial on how I created the ‘Pele’s Paradise’ Lava Vertical Mechanics. Coming this Saturday, October 3rd! – Then, watch for my Flower Canvas Construction tutorial coming Monday, October 5th. I’ll break down the construction and mechanics used to create the frame in my ‘Neotropica Hawaii’ Flower Canvas. I hope you enjoy this month’s overview video from this month’s article! #CreativeEdge #Tropical #Flowers Thanks again and keep on look out for future videos!! (and Make SURE TO SUBSCRIBE!) If you’d like to support this channel even further and receive some great perks like monthly Virtual Workshops or monthly ‘Creative Edge’ Meet-Ups, visit me on PATREON at You can also follow me on… Instagram – Facebook – Website – Photographed, filmed, and edited by Colin Gilliam: Instagram – Music provided by Artlist ( Songs used in the video… ‘Hawaiian Nights’ – by Paper Planes ‘Laurel Leaves’ (Instrumental) – by Modern Aquatic