Diane Citrowske



  • Ornamental Horticulture

Contact Info:

Email: Diane.Citrowske@gcccd.edu





OH 114  Floral Design I

Course Notes:

Theory and practice of basic geometric floral design, identification of flowers and foliages, and practical skills necessary for employment in the floral industry. Fresh, silk and dried flowers will be used. Theory/practice of basic and contemporary floral designs and business practices. $150 fresh flower fee allows students to keep their floral arrangements; payment plan available when registering.

OH 116  Floral Design II


OH 117  Wedding Design

Course Notes:

Theory and practice of numerous styles of wedding bouquets and corsages including church and reception floral designs. Emphasis is on the skills, mechanics and speed necessary in the floral industry.

OH 118  Special Occasions Floral Designs



BA – Industrial Art: Metals & Plastics Fabrication at San Diego State University

Floral Education: Self taught thru extensive study and experience in the floral industry. Studied with Gregor Lersch, German Master.


Design Manager at Adelaide, Inc. La Jolla CA from 1989 to 2009. With over 30 years of experience in the Floral Industry, Diane is the floral design instructor with the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cuyamaca Community College in Rancho San Diego, and UCSD Extension in La Jolla.


As a member of the American Institute of Floral Design, Diane 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. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Art, she embraces structural forms with distinct emphasis on organic European technique.


When she isn’t teaching floral workshops or classes, Diane freelances for several event and wedding companies throughout San Diego County.


Seeing the incredible amounts of flowers that are simply tossed away after special events, in 2011, Diane founded Heliotrope for Hospice, a small 501(c )(3) non-profit, with the sole purpose of providing bedside floral arrangements and plants to people in hospice care. 100% volunteer and through donations from wedding receptions, corporate events, grocery stores, retail shops or flowers procured with financial donations, Heliotrope for Hospice repurposes floral centerpieces into gifts of beauty. For more information, please check out the website, www.heliotropeforhospice.org or Facebook Page.