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Phone: 619.660.4023


Diane is currently the floral design instructor with the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cuyamaca Community College in Rancho San Diego, and UCSD Extension. As a member of the American Institute of Floral Design since 1989, she is an advocate of continuing education and professionalism in the floral industry. Sharing her passion for floral design, she teaches at all skill levels- in casual, business, academic and vocational settings. Diane enjoys exploring trends in floral design, with a distinct emphasis on organic European techniques. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Art, she embraces the structural forms of armatures and grids as an eco-friendly alternative to floral foam. When she isn’t teaching floral workshops or vocational floral design classes, Diane freelances for several event and wedding companies throughout San Diego County. As Founder and Director of the non-profit organization, Heliotrope for Hospice, Diane believes in celebrating life with flowers, by repurposing floral donations from event and retail businesses into bedside arrangements for people in hospice care.

diane citrowske 

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Industrial Art at San Diego State University Emphasis in Metals and Plastics Fabrication
  • Self Taught Floral Design –independent study/design in extensive European Floral Design Technique
  • Workshops with Gregor Lersch, world renowned German Master Florist

Courses I have taught

  • OH 114 - Floral Design I
  • OH 116 - Floral Design II
  • OH 117 - Wedding Floristry
  • OH 118 - Special Occasion Floristry

Professional Experience

  • 30+ years in the Floral Industry: specializing in High End Retail, Event Design Freelance, and Floral Industry Education.
  • Member of the American Institute of Floral Design since 1989.
  • Design Manager/Senior Designer at Adelaide’s, La Jolla CA (1989-2009.
  • Art Alive Presentations with Rene’ van Rems, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Instructor: Floral Design at UCSD Extention.
  • Private Workshops / Presentations: beginning/advanced floral design technique.
  • Founder/Director of Heliotrope for Hospice.
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Revised  September 04, 2013
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