Flowers by Datie - Who is Datie Gahran?

Originally from the Philippines, I was formerly a nurse in Chicago, New York, and San Diego.  My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we have two beautiful children, Emily and Nathaniel.  Our home is in sunny Escondido, California.

Flowers by Datie - Professional Qualifications

•    Instructor in Basic Floral Design at Escondido Community Recreation and Activity Center
•    Owner of Floral Bouquet and Lei Design (last 7 years)
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Flowers by Datie - Recent Awards
Flowers by Datie - Awards

•    Tri-Color Award, Dos Valles Garden Club flower show
•    Design Excellence Award, Dos Valles Garden Club flower show
•    Best of the Show Award, Dos Valles Garden Club flower show
•    Fireworks Award (second place), Del Mar Fair Flower and Garden show.

Flowers by Datie - Member

•    Floral Design Forum (Carlsbad, CA)
•    Dos Valles Garden Club (Valley Center, CA)
•    Ikebana International San Diego, Chapter #119
•    Southern California Plumeria Association
•    Rancho Santa Fe and Professional Women’s Association
•    North County Women’s in Networking (San Marcos, CA).

Flowers by Datie - Coursework in Floral Design Industry

•    Mira-Costa Community College (Oceanside, CA)
•    Palomar Community College (San Marcos, CA).

Flowers by Datie - Professional Design Workshops

•    Rene Van Rems, AIFD, world-renowned Ambassador of the Floral Industry
•    Velma West, Design Awareness and retired instructor at Palomar Community College
•    Robert Gordon, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, owner, Gordon’s Floral Design Studio (San Luis Obispo, CA).

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