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Russian floristry championships held during FlowersExpo’2017

“Russian Florist Cup 2017”, the 18th Russian Championship on Professional Floristics being the major event for most local florists, will take place in the International Exhibition Center “Crocus Expo”, 12-13 September. The Championship will be held within the frameworks of the “FlowersExpo’2017”.Winners of.....

World’s largest flower globe created in Russia

Early April in Moscow saw a new world record for the largest globe ever made out of fresh flowers and plants. The frame of the four-meter objet d’art is built of wooden structures representing the planet's seas and oceans. All the continents and islands on this unique globe are made of a wide variety of.....

April 12-13, Astana

Kazakhstan: National floristry championship held at AstanaFloraExpo

12-14 April in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the international Exhibition AstanaFloraExpo-2017 will be held.The event gathers professionals from the flower industry and floristry, landscape architecture and design, specialists in garden construction and landscaping.In the frameworks of.....

US (TX): Oldest American florist dies at age 98

Believed to be the oldest living florist in America, Sammie Scott always said nothing could ever be sent in lieu of smile-inducing, room-softening flowers.Scott died in Amarillo at the age of 98. For his own services, his daughter Mary Ruth Albracht said he would love nothing but flowers.“He loved roses —.....

US (FL): ‘Showman’ Jeff Leatham brings flair to flower show

People go crazy over Jeff Leatham’s extravagant floral designs.In fact, the French have knighted him with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. As artistic director for the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, he had 12,000 fresh flowers driven in from Amsterdam every week to create two dozen.....

Florists Joop and Mariejan Hamersma:

"We get our inspiration from absolutely everything"

Joop and Mariejan Hamersma set up their flower shop 44 years ago in West Amsterdam. Mariejan stems from a true floriculture family, and Joop used to transport flowers by truck to France and Germany. “That’s how we met. In 1983, as many people were leaving West Amsterdam for new housing estates, we felt it.....

Canada: Florist sells plants from Elton John’s dressing room

A downtown florist is selling living mementos of Elton John’s sold-out concerts in Victoria last weekend.Potted ficus and palm trees from the legendary rocker’s dressing rooms are at Brown’s The Florist on Fort Street. They were rented for his concert nights on Saturday and Sunday. Rentals cost about a third.....

London boutique starts own delivery

Neill Strain introduces his new online ordering service designed for clients to purchase his new Collections of spring flowers including a selection of bouquets and arrangements for the upcoming International Women's Day, Mother's Day, Persian New Year and Arab Mother's Day, all in the month of March. With.....

"Florists need to innovate to compete with e-commerce"

The 'classic' consumer habit of just dropping by the florist to buy flowers before visiting someone is changing. Purchasing online has become ingrained.The changing consumption behaviour of the past few years has had a direct impact on florists, according to market specialist Erwin Sneiders. "The florist is.....

infographic Royal FloraHolland

"French and British florists mainly sell Dutch flowers"

Florists still buy a lot of flowers and plants from Holland. That goes especially for France and the UK. Germany is a little more self-sufficient and uses mainly home-grown products. These are some of the conclusions we can draw from the Royal FloraHolland Quarterly Florist Survey, held in 2016 in the.....

Floral mannequins come to Canadian malls

Fleurs de Villes is bringing its Floral Mannequin Series to five shopping centres across Canada this spring. The unique, five-day exhibition is Fleurs de Villes' signature event and the first of its kind in Canada, blending fashion design and fresh blooms with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins and a pop-up.....

US: Supreme Court won't review online florist sales tax

An online florist’s sales tax challenge won’t ripen at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the company’s attorneys urged justices to reshape sales tax law for the e-commerce age.American Business USA Corp., which has its headquarters in Florida, argued that the state Department of Revenue couldn’t require sales.....