Floral Arranging as Art & Therapy

June 12, 2019

EP #94: Floral Arranging as Art & Therapy with Morgan Anderson

In this episode, I talk with Morgan Anderson of The Flori.Culture about a culture of all things flowers, and how flower design can be an art as well as therapy.  She offers 3 botanical art/therapy practices that you can do at home to immediately bring the joy of flowers and plants into your life.

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We talk about:

  • Horticulture therapy vs. flower arranging
  • How floral design cures our "plant blindness"
  • 3 botanical art exercises you can do at home to bring the joy of nature back into your life: slow flowers, foraging + ikebana⠀
  • Why her floral classes are so popular among CEO's
  • Floral design as a creative art form + wellness practice
  • How working in art department at ASU has expanded her teachings of horticulture therapy, biomimicry, forest bathing, the art of flower arranging + caring for plants
More about Morgan Anderson:

Morgan Anderson adores flowers and foliage.  Her deep appreciation for nature, keen eye for all things beautiful, and love for education has provided her with a distinctive aesthetic and unique perspective to the field of botanical artistry. Morgan has a Master's degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. She has been published in the peer-reviewed academic journal HortTechnologyPostharvest, Cut Flower Quarterly, and the OFA Bulletin for her research. While earning her degrees, she became passionate for teaching while instructing the HORT 210: Concepts of Floral Design course (K-State) and the HORT 203: Floral Design labs (Texas A&M).  Her first book, titled Design School is now in its second edition.


Her words to describe mint, which also perfectly describe how she brings her gifts into the world: 

Spicy, fresh + calm.


Follow her on Instagram: @theflori.culture
Visit her Website!


Follow her on Instagram: @iamkatiehess @lotuswei
LinkedIn: Katie Hess
Media Kit: Katie Hess, International

Happy listening,

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