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How flowers inspire fashion

Flowers follow, compliment and inspire fashion and vice versa. We see runways filled with fresh flowers for fashion shows, who can forget Christian Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show with the walls of entire rooms lined with fresh flowers. Or the beautiful runway decorated with wild flowers by Adelaide.....

more people turned retail florists

US: Consumers spent more on floral Mother’s Day gifts this year

Feeling good about Mother’s Day? You’re probably not alone. About 35 percent of Americans reported buying fresh flowers and plants as Mother’s Day gifts this year. That figure is in line with 2015 results and comes from a new Society of American Florists-commissioned survey from Ipsos Public Affairs, which.....

UK: Hydrangeas in the spotlight at Chelsea Flower Show

Every year, during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Neill Strain focuses on a single flower type and creates an exceptional showcase at his Belgravia boutique for all to enjoy. This year, it is the Hydrangea that takes centre stage. Neill will host HELLO HYDRANGEA! - a definitive look at the new star of the.....

Tulipa Rebel Yellow

NL: New Bloomon tulip ready to conquer the world

Together with the growers of Remarkable Tulips, the Tulipa Rebel Yellow was introduced on May 3: the first Bloomon tulip. This brand new yellow-fringed species comes fresh from the Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands, and is ready to conquer the world.Dutch glory, yellow, with a rebel's edge: the first real.....

Canada: Slow flower movement blooming in Ontario

With vibrant buttercups and snapdragons bunched together with mint, pampas grass and branches poking through, Jennifer Fowlow’s bouquets look like they were picked fresh off farmland.And they were. The “slow flower” movement — a surge in homegrown flowers over imported grocery store bouquets — is the new.....

US (NJ): Flower shop owner caught stealing cemetery flowers

Pictures from a cemetery in Morris County show what police say is a local florist stealing flowers.CBS2’s Dave Carlin spoke exclusively to the woman Friday.Investigators say that woman is 59-year-old Lynda Wingate, who owns a nearby flower shop.“You’re innocent until proven guilty,” Wingate told Carlin.....

US (IL): International Floriculture Expo introduces Iron Designer Competitors

The International Floriculture Expo announces the 10 floral artists and designers who will compete to become the 2017 Iron Designer Champion.Selected competitors will compete live at IFE in front of a cheering audience. Fresh cut floral and accessories will be revealed moments before the competition starts.....

UK: Which of these brides has a £12 bouquet?

Anyone who has tied the knot or is planning their big day knows how quickly the cost can add up.In fact, according to research, the average wedding will set you back an eye-watering £30,000 - with brides spending an average of £638 on flowers alone.It's why one bride-to-be who didn't want to splash an.....

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.....