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2018年08月09日

GROEN FLORA in Bilthoven

Dear Flower Lover

Very much happy surprised I was to see so many flower bouquets and so many fresh flowers in the flower shop; Groen Flora in Bilthoven
Summer holiday season 4 August and 30 degrees outside and in the shop 7 flower designers making arrangements and bouquets.

It was so nice to see papa Joop Groen (83) again still working, making bouquets and going to the Aalsmeer flower action market.
I worked for him in this beautiful flower shop in 1988, just before I went to Japan.
Mr. Willem Groen start this shop in 1934, his son and wife Joop & Lenie Groen took over in 1978 and since 1993 John & Marcel Groen.

High level, super quality and many arrangement are ready for the costumers in Bilthoven what is a very wealthy town with many huge houses.
John Groen his son 15 years old was painting one part in the shop, a really family flower shop. www.groen-flora.nl
Thank you Family Groen and all flower designers for the warm welcome with coffee and coffee broodje!!!

more photos → FB

Relax, Smile and Enjoy the Flower Power.

Love Dorien Roling


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2018年08月04日

Flower shop ALOHA BLOEMEN

Dear Flower Lover

Her dream came true: Tara Vos (the lady on the photo) opened her flower shop on her birthday 15 June 2018. Aloha Bloemen, what stand for Love + Gratitude + Compassion 3 ingredients with flowers.
She has a nice outside presentation with pot plants and the fresh flowers, hand tied bouquet are inside the shop.
Her husband Sel Vos (on photo) (carpenter) helped her with the renewal of the shop interior and painting. For flower arrangements photos please visit her website : www.alohabloemen.com Thank you very much for your time Tara and success with your flower shop!

Relax, Smile and Enjoy the Flower Power.
Love from the Netherlands 🇳🇱

Dorien Röling

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2018年06月28日

17 Directors of Hospitals in my class

Dear Flower Lover

Sharing flower power ​and passion for flowers became ​my​​ lifetime work.
The love for flowers I got from my grandfather.
Knowing that flowers makes people​​ happy​ and warms their hearts,​ ​is my drive to continue teaching it gives me great satisfaction.
Flowers for​ happy weddings​,​ flowers for grieve, flowers for new born babies​ for graduation, opening new business, birthday, wedding anniversary, valentines, mother’s day​.
Flower tells I love you​, I care about you​.
How great it is to receive flowers!!!
Once I had to teach ​17 ​directors from hospitals all male- first time for them to make a flower arrangement.
Being creative – using ​their​ sense , a great way to massage ​their​ brains creativity!!
Later we heard that their wife’s where so surprised and happy with the hand made flower arrangements by their husband.​!!

Lets keep sharing our beautiful flower power job to make as much as possible people happy. Please get my FREE E-BOOK how to SPEED up your working time to make flower arrangement. Free download; https://dorien-flowerdesign.jp/ebook/

Relax, Smile and Enjoy the Flower Power.​

​Love Dorien Roling​


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2018年06月21日

How is your SPEED??

Dear Flower Lover

Time =Money inspired me to make a e-book about SPEED.
#Speed in your flower shop; Making a hand tied bouquet – in front of your customer 🙁 :):)
#Speed in a flower examination; Can you make it in the time frame.
#Speed in your demonstration; making a hand tied bouquet in no time always give your students/ audiences a “WHOOOO” moment !!!
You are the expertise and have to show that!!

I made a e-book about my SPEEDY points that I use every day. hope this tips will help you to speed up!! Of course practice every day is the main key point for our SPEED.

Here’s the link to my free e-book https://dorien-flowerdesign.jp/ebook/

1)Please let me know which tips you liked most?
2) Do you have other SPEED UP tips? Please let me know!!

Let’s keep sharing the flower power to make our heart warm and 😃 happy.

Love Dorien Roling


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2018年06月12日

Flowers & video message

Dear Flower Lover

​​​Tokyo & Amsterdam ​10.000 km​.​ between us​.​
She LOVES flowers and that is easy to arrange for me.
My florist friend make a flower bouquet with my mothers favorite flowers.
She deliver them, and instead of the message card I make a video message.
So my mother get fresh flowers and a short video. What a great way to make her happy​​!

Flower power makes people happy.
Do you like to study Dutch Flower Arrangement?
Last call for our OPEN LESSON day 16 June.
In the morning I will show you what kind of beautiful flower design you are going to master, and in the afternoon you will make a hand tied bouquet . Welcome to join !!

Relax, Smile and Enjoy the Flower Power.
Love Dorien.

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2018年06月03日

what is you favorite transportation on you wedding day?

Dear flower lovers;

For me to use Horse with carriage on my wedding day is most romantic.
Being picked up from my house (I can hear the click clack from the horse shoes :):):):)drive to the town hall decorated with beautiful flower arrangement to marry and then take a nice tour with the 🐎 carriage in nature to make some great photos.
Can you imagine the carriage decorated with beautiful fresh flowers!!!
This is for me no 1. Their are also other options: antique car or your own car, motorcycles, bicycle or 🚣🏻‍♀️ boat. All unique transportation options in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 for the wedding day.
And all decorated with fresh 💐 !!!! Which one you like to use on your wedding day? Please let me know🙏.

1) horse & carriage 🐎
2) antique car 🚙
3) you own car 🚗
4) motorcycle 🏍
5) bicycle 🚲

Students make this modern car 🚗 decoration in the ADFA Advance Dutch Flower arrangement lesson.

Are you already follow me on Instagram? https://www.instagram.com/dorienflowerdesign/

Relax, smile and enjoy the flower power!!

Love Dorien Roling


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2018年05月24日

Flower Power & Warm Heart

Dear Flower Lover

Are you sharing the FLOWER POWER?

When I was 12 years old my teacher asked me ; What is your biggest dream Dorien?
My answer was; To make ALL PEOPLE in the whole world SMILE. 😃
Now 45 years later this is still my biggest dream to make people happy and smiling with FLOWERS.

Unbelievable experience for me was with the Warm Heart Project for the Children in Tohoku after the earth quick 2011.
FLOWER POWER did made the CHILDREN SMILE even after this tragedy.
This children showed me the power of the flowers, the warm heart and the beautiful smiles.
You can find photos and videos of the warm heart project (atatakai kokoro) :
http://www.facebook.com/ATATAKAIKOKORO

I am so grateful to be a flower designer, through the flowers we can touch peoples hearts.

Follow your dreams.
Follow your heart.
Take one step today to realize your dream!!
Please let me know your dream !!

Love Dorien Roling


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2018年05月16日

Mother’s day in The Netherlands 🇳🇱 & Japan

Dear Flower Lover

Even in our bed room you could find pot plants ready to sell in our flower shop for Mothe’s day.
Mother’s day is the No.1 busiest day of the year🌱.
When I was 6 years old I ask the florist: what can I buy for my mama and show her my savings ( I had only 50 cent=30 yen. )
Proud with a plant full with flowers I stepped out of the shop 😊.
With Mother’s day we give flowers 💐, flower bouquet, pot plant. All kinds of flowers all kinds of pot plants. This is so different than in 🇯🇵 Japan where the red Dianthus are popular.
With Mother’s day we visit our mother and give her flowers and other presents 🎁.
As for me I live in japan 🇯🇵 I ask my friend to deliver flowers to my mother in the Netherlands.
Flowers are in our daily life, many people buy every Saturday fresh flowers for enjoy the weekend. It’s our culture:)
Let’s enjoy the flower power !!!

Love and appreciation to all Mothers 🙏🌹🙏🌹🇳🇱❤️🇯🇵

Dorien Roling


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2018年04月26日

Free Download E-Book

Dear Flower Lovers,

Your time is the most precious item in your life.
If you learn HOW to SPEED UP your working time you will have less stress and even have time to drink a cup of coffee between making flower arrangements.
Time is money, time frames limits are set all over in our flower business. Students using this SPEED UP technique for their flower arrangement examination. And all our students passed their examination last February 2018.
For our Dutch Flower Arrangement examination SPEED is a big factor of passing the examination. With this diploma you are a Dutch Flower Arranger and capable of working in a (Dutch) flower shop – and then you can make arrangements in a SPEEDY way.

I am making a E-BOOK with 15 TIPS How to SPEED UP Your Working Time. This E-Book will give you the biggest eye opener ever on how to SPEED UP your Flower Arrangement.
The E-Book what will come out SOON will be in Japanese and English.

We will keep you informed when this FREE E-Book is available to download.

Relax Smile and Enjoy the Flower Power.

Love Dorien


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2018年04月12日

YOU DID IT!!!

Dear Flower lover

Time for celebrating from YOU CAN DO IT to YOU DID IT !!!
The Dutch Flower Arrangement examination is not easy, technique, design and the time limit need a lot of practice to succeed this examination.

All the new fresh Dutch Flower Arrangers and the Advance Dutch Flower Arrangers got their Diploma from agriculture counselor Dr.Evert Jan Krajenbrink at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo 10 April.
The students are so happy and I am so proud of them. One year study and a lot of homework – 100% passed !!

Since 1994 we organize the professional Dutch Flower Arrangement examination in Tokyo.
This diploma is recognized by the Netherlands government and the VBW national florist organization.
The next step can be our Advance DFA course and or join the EFDA Instructor course what I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are a teacher!!

You are welcome to join our newly Dutch Flower Arrangement course in our Yokohama atelier on June 16 DFA OPEN SCHOOL.
For info; http://dorien-flowerdesign.jp or e-mail; info@dorien-flowerdesign.jp or call; 090-4028-1427 Dorien.

Lets enjoy the flower power and learn new techniques and designs. Looking forwards seeing you in our atelier.

Love Dorien Roling