My parents house was a traditional home that had the typical Japanese garden in the back with various different trees, plants and many seasonal flowers. I grew up playing around our Japanese black pine, Japanese plum, loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) and pomegranate trees, all the while enjoying the azaleas, camellias and many other flowers that my father nurtured with so much love and dedication. I also remember that we had flowers that were originally introduced in Japan from foreign countries, such as Amaryllis (Belladonna Lily), roses, daisies, and dahlias. So while our garden was very Japanese in style, I can now see how it was more like a display of universal nature.
The goal for a designer is to create arrangements that meet customer requirements. This will ultimately help to minimize or eliminate any negative judgements. To reinforce this point, the most important element that a designer must take into account is designing to the customer requirements. Other skills that help a flower designer to receive positive ratings are having a passion for flowers,and combining that love with lots of creativity and artistic talents to design incredible floral arrangements.