Talmage McLaurin is the publisher at Florists’ Review Enterprises, the floral industry’s oldest and only independent publishing house. His floral career began in a family-owned flower business, and he became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 1988. He has made seven presentations to the institute at their annual national symposium, which he co-chaired in 2003. In 2008, McLaurin received the AIFD award for distinguished service to the floral industry. McLaurin’s trends column and designs appear regularly in Florists’ Review Magazine. His work is also featured in a number of books, including Wedding Flowers: Ideas and Inspirations, Flower Styling, Flowers for the Table, Wedding Bouquets, Winning Bouquet Combinations, 101 Great Displays, and Christmas Traditions.