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) :

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



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



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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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



His camera is coming so very close to my arrangement!!

Are you too enjoying the Sakura petals dancing in the air​, it gives me butterfly feelings in my belly.😃

Last Saturday 31 March we took the last 2 arrangements videos 🙂 🙂 :)now Shimizu san is working with full power on editing and I am writing the text documents. This will be in English and Japanese.
I hope this videos will help you to make beautiful DFA arrangement by your self. I will ad a self check list so that you can evaluate your own arrangement.

You cant wait to see it I know >FROM 1 OCTOBER 2018 it will be ON-LINE.😃 Taking step by step photos of flower arrangement for my books is something total different then taking video!!!!

The video camera man has to do booth and taking video from all angles ..(his camera is coming so so so very very VERY close to me and my arrangement….) and he has to take step by step photos for the text documents.
I am very impressed by the skills of my just graduated fresh video camera man and director. This very exciting video project needs a great team spirit Hata Atsuko sensei EFDA DFA INSTRUCTOR was the director of the video project and closely watch each video shot from Tsuchiya Shodo kun – what is important and where to focus.
Standing up 4;00 am buying flowers at the flower auction market in Tokyo, driving to the atelier and put all the flowers in water with Chrysal. We love to take care of top quality flowers and make top quality DFA arrangement.
All the arrangement are exact as in the matrix of the international DFA examination, ready to put in the examination room be judged. 😃 and get 10 points!!?? We have a great job working with FRESH FLOWERS.
I am feeling blessed to be able to work with my great video crew.

As you can not wait to see the first video I can not wait to hear your comments!!! Will be continued.

Enjoy the Sakura dance !!! Love from Dorien

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Dear Flower Lover

Whooo Whooo Whooo Japan is HEAVEN now with all the FULLY BLOOMING PINK SAKURA trees !!!
And the temperature is so NICE with 25 degree, the energy and the fragrance whooo whooo whooo, this feels like HEAVEN!!!
All the kids are playing in the park and having BBQ, I could see many people making beautiful paintings of the pink Sakura trees.
Everybody looks so happy and that makes me HAPPY TOO.

p.s. Dorien Trendy workshops till summer are fully booked only one seat is still available, April 15 Sunday from 10;00 to 17;00.
You are going to make a trendy frame bouquet with Fresh flower in a special circle technique and in the afternoon a two in one design with 2 Dutch Trendy vases on one plate.
Lets enjoy and creating the flower powered designs & eating a fabulous home made luncheon in the atelier garden. Max 8 students.
Shall we meet on 15 April? One seat left first come first served; call for reservation . ​ 090-4028-1427 Dorien or 090-1660-4899 Hata.


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EFDA Teachers day 2018

2月28日、EFDA Teachers dayが世田谷市場で行われました。

ライセンス校のインストラクター、EFDA DFA1インストラクター、DFA1有資格者でDFA1の指導に興味のある方が集まり、審査方法についての勉強会でした。




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