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US (AZ): Local flower shop shares story of surviving the pandemic on Small Business Saturday

"Very proud to have this shop, very proud every day," said Lori Williams, owner of Flowers by Renee at the corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads in Chandler in the broadcast video of ABC15 Arizona.  

Poland: New dates for the European Floristry Championship are 25 to 27 June 2021

Florint’s upcoming EUROPA CUP was originally scheduled for June of 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The safety of the participants in and…

UK: "New Covent Garden Market is an Instagrammer's dream"

If you've ever seen "My Fair Lady," you're likely familiar with London's world-famous New Covent Garden Market, the place Audrey Hepburn's character buys the "flahers" she…

Indian florists celebrate Ghabad Shasti

On Friday 20th November, in the Hindu month of Kartik, sixth day is being celebrated by all 27 wholesale flower vendors and florists in the newly started flower market this year in Pimpri, Pune (India). All flower vendors and florists are very busy selling and decorating for others shops and offices in Deepavali…

New Chrysal Bag-in-Box packaging in 10 litres

The growing challenge of plastics in the environment means it is more urgent than ever to find solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. With our Chrysal Professional 2…

NZ: Florists feel pressure as flower shortage pushes up prices

Wholesale cut flower prices more than doubled this year, cutting retail margins to the bone, florists say. Supply fell earlier in the year when alert level 4 lockdown restrictions made it hard for growers to work. Some abandoned crops completely because they were unable to tend them. Flowers are sold at…

South Australian florists say COVID-19 measures have been both good and bad for business

Just hours before South Australia went into a hard lockdown last week, Adelaide Hills wedding florist Emmy Kiely was busy finding homes for more than $1,000 worth of flowers.…

India: Mandi Samiti to start flower trade from next month

The Dehradun Mandi Samiti is likely to commence floral business in Niranjanpur Mandi from December once they get the approval from their head office in Rudrapur. The president…

Mayesh

Beautiful people of the flower industry: Mabel M Florals

In the tenth episode of Mayesh series Beautiful People of the Flower Industry, Val sits down with Mabel Maposa of Mabel M Florals in Cape Town, South Africa. They discuss her journey as a self-taught florist, some unexpected positive outcomes of quarantine and being forced to slow down, and an exciting…

Mellano & Company

Mellano & Company takes center stage on HBO Max's "Full Bloom"

The latest floral design competition show is set to 'bloom' into people's homes by way of HBO Max's newest reality show Full Bloom. Launching on November 12th with eight full-feature episodes, the show will feature some of America's top florists and designers from all around the nation. Each contestant…

Photography & Videography in mornings with Mayesh

In Mornings with Mayesh, Clarey of Nicole Clarey Photography and Logan Martin of Good Notion joined Yvonne to chat about visual storytelling using photography and videography. With the digitization of business, photos and videos have become even more important.  See below the recording. For more information:Mayeshwww.mayesh.com  

Flower Circus

Flower Magician reveals the secret of unboxing Anthuriums

A well-known problem for many florists for years is finally revealed by one of the Flower Magicians of Flower Circus. The Anthurium is a beautiful flower which stands out in every arrangement. A real eye-catcher without any doubt. This is what all florists worldwide have known for ages. The only thing…

Are florists open during lockdown:

Rules about florists opening during lockdown in England

Non-essential businesses have been forced to close in England under the second national lockdown. Certain firms, which are deemed 'non-essential', must remain shut until December 2, when the lockdown is lifted and replaced by a regional tiered approach. However, the rules have resulted in many grey…

NL: "This is our best year yet"

From their box at the auction in Aalsmeer, Willem and Dennis Liefting supply a large number of Dutch florists. And in terms of revenue, this is their best year yet: in addition to Dutch florists remaining open for business (in contrast to many of their colleagues in Europe), trade has continued at an unusually high level. While…

NL: 2Design presents virtual Lisianthus Christmas Show

Inspired by Wham's Last Christmas, it's about to happen: It's Christmas time with Lisianthus. In cooperation with 2Dezign, four leading floral designers set to work with the Lisianthus. Subsequently, not only the end results were shown, also the complete making off of the Lisianthus Christmas Show. "This…

UK: British Florist Association answers Covid-19 questions

"We have taken on board as much factual information as we can, by following Government updates, speaking to other associations, wholesalers, and our florist industry…

J Schwanke recognized as ‘Living Vanguard’

Produce Business announced in their October 2020 issue, they are celebrating 35 years in print by paying tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. J Schwanke is the single floral industry professional among those recognized. The publication defined a Vanguard as “those who helped to build a better…

Kelly Vandellen | Dreamstime.com

Amsterdam to use flowers to stop cyclists chaining bikes to bridges

Amsterdam prides itself on being one of the world’s most cyclist-friendly cities. But even the Dutch capital has its limits. The municipality has complained that the views of some of the most beautiful canals are being blighted while pedestrians are being forced into the street by the accumulation of…

Wistinghausen Florist & Greenhouse

US (OH): Wistinghausen Florist & Greenhouse marks 105 years of serving Ottawa County

Bob and Kim Wistinghausen are fourth generation florists. Bob’s great grandparents, John and Mary Wistinghausen, started Wistinghausen Florist & Greenhouse in Oak Harbor, and it has been passed on through the family over the last 105 years. Grandparents Lewis and Dorothy succeeded John and Mary, and…

Flower Circus

Flower Circus Talks: Alison Bradley

Last Friday Alison Bradley was a guest at Flower Circus Talks. They talked about the dos and don'ts in promotion for growers and breeders. With her great experience, Alison has seen many good and bad practices in terms of promotion. She explains what in her opinion should be done. An important factor there…

Yauheni Labanau | Dreamstime.com

US: Industry members share Christmas expectations, design trends

Judging from springtime holiday sales and early indicators for the fall and winter season, consumers are eager to show friends and families the love this holiday season. Knowing the latest floral design styles and trends can help you stand apart from the competition — and getting the inside track on how…

SAF

US: Floral pros share powerful messages during Petal It Forward

Floral industry members from 44 states and three countries staged some 565 flower giveaways this year for the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward. The feel-good initiative has a simple format — surprised consumers keep one bouquet or flower for themselves and pass a second along to someone…

Bloom

UK: Florist launches sustainable on-line flowers

It is no surprise that Larry Walshe was on the shortlist of floral artists the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) tapped to present for its first online Chelsea Flower Show. In London, Walshe is the Roger Federer of flowers with clients including Rihanna, Adele, Stella McCartney, Vogue editor Edward…

Poppy

D.C. company transforming floral industry with DIY kits

'Flower shop in a box'

Cameron Hardesty is the CEO of Poppy, a flower shop in a box concept that connects floral designers with potential clients. "So the box comes to your house directly from the farms in Ecuador," said Hardesty. "We handle all the parts of the business that frankly they don't want to handle like generating leads and marketing and…

United By Blooms

US (PA): Florists make voting by mail more fun

It’s a coincidence that the election season rushes toward its finish at the same time fall flowers do. Just as politicians are squeezing their sound and fury into the remaining days before November 3, the season’s foliage is wrapping itself up for the winter. United By Blooms leverages that coincidence.…

US: Memorial tribute established in memory of Arthur Brentwood Humphrey

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Arthur Brentwood Humphrey, a longtime friend of the floral industry who died on October 6, 2020, at the age of 74. The $1,000 fund was established by the Mayme Leong Family of Ah Sam Florist and Ken & Lynn Young of Phoenix…

MENAbytes

Kuwaiti: How online flower platform Floward built a $30 million annual business in 3 years

Abdulaziz Al Loughani is a Kuwaiti entrepreneur who had previously led Talabat before passing on the baton to his partner Mohammed Jaffar (who then sold the company to Rocket Internet for $170 million in 2015). He’s also a tech investor and has been investing in startups across the region through Faith…

Postal Petals

Flower farm-direct platform is also an engine for social change

A new entry into the online floral marketplace, Postal Petals is result of one woman’s search for flowers in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Talia Boone is the CEO of Los Angeles-based INTER:SECT, a creative tactical solutions agency leveraging brand activism & accountability for tangible social…

Reuters

Brazil: Selling flowers out of her VW Beetle helps Rio woman survive COVID-19

You can’t miss the green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open bonnet, sunflowers sticking out of windows, potted plants on the roof. Turning her car into a flower shop was Valcineia Machado’s survival plan after her business collapsed in the COVID-19 pandemic…

UK: Finalists announced for BFA Industry Awards

This year the BFA once again saw a record number of votes with 13,675 people having their say, resulting in the following nominees for the BFA Industry Awards. IoPF FLORISTRY…

Cinefleur Magazine discovers latest floral trends in Berlin

An explosion of colour in the heart of Berlin

Last week the latest edition of Cinefleur magazine was released. Cinefleur, the digital magazine about flowers and plants, visits a different city in Europe every two months to show the latest floral trends, innovations and inspirations. Cinefleur tells inspiring stories from local florists, who spread…

Asocolflores, in alliance with the Colombian training agency – SENA

Colombia: Inauguration of the first school of abilities and skills for flower workers

This project was proposed by Asocolflores to the government three years ago. Finally, the government was able to make available the required funds to start operations. Here, flower workers can acquire the required knowledge to become professionals in this field. During 2020, all school instructors received…

Cactus Flower Florists in Scottsdale, Arizona

US: Announcing AFE and Rio Roses Virtual Mask-erade Photo Contest winner

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the American Floral Endowment transformed their Annual Fundraising Dinner into a Virtual Mask-erade, which featured a photo contest sponsored by Rio Roses. The contest ran from August until mid-September and encouraged participants to use their Giving to Grow event mask…

Melbourne Fresh Flowers:

"Flower business is booming in Australia"

Flowers are the inevitable essence of our lives, and Australia celebrates blossoms like no other country. Be it gatherings, family brunch or weddings, the love of Australians for flowers is eternal. The floral industry here is growing at an exponential rate, and it has developed in a matured and…

Yupiramos Group | Dreamstime.com

Grandparents Day: added value for the world of floristry

Are you familiar with Grandparent’s Day? This memorable holiday honours grandmothers and grandfathers, and brings the generations closer together through the universal message of flowers and plants. For florists, the celebration offers an excellent opportunity to promote their added value. The day is an…

Celeste Macintosh/SBS News

AU: More people have been buying flowers for themselves to get through the pandemic

Many Australian florists have been hurt by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on weddings and events, but some say they have seen a positive side with customers wanting to treat themselves. Born in the Netherlands, Anja Seebus grew up in a culture in which flowers were always on the table.  But when she…

AFE

US: Four industry members earn AAF designation

Four floral industry members with varied and distinguished experience are set to be inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF). The honorees have earned the prestigious rank by committing their time and energy to both the floral industry and their local communities. The 2020 AAF inductees…

Baker Florist

Ohio florist eager to spread smiles next month

The pandemic has cancelled so many events and rites of passages this year, but it won’t stand in the way of one of Dalene Baker’s most treasured days: Petal It Forward. The owner of Baker Florist briefly debated participating in the Society of American Florists’ annual goodwill project on Wed., Oct. 21,…

Brian Wills-Pope, BFA:

"Time to take action on British tariffs"

"I am sure you are aware that Brexit has raised it head with the media lately. You may also be aware that if no deal is forthcoming with the European Community by the 31st December the government is intending to add an…

Maffboy | Dreamstime.com

Ever wondered why brides carry a wedding bouquet?

A bridal bouquet is used to enhance the bride’s beauty and to give her something to hold while walking down the aisle. But have you ever wondered where the tradition of carrying a wedding bouquet came from? Although the origin is not completely clear, Florismart have summarised the most common reasons…

Flower Circus

J Schwanke featured in Flower Circus Talks

J Schwanke provided a boost of positive floral energy as a guest during the Flower Circus Talks. They talked with J about his television show 'Life in Bloom', his website uBloom.com, and of course about promoting flowers, inspiration, and his way (and that of other flower designers) to get people…

The Bud Connection

US (ME): Florist delivers thousands of flowers to teachers

Back to school is always an adjustment, but this year, it's been extra tough. That's why one florist in Maine is trying to make it just a little brighter for teachers. "I'm so glad I'm not a teacher, but I would like to thank them," Florist Barbara Courschesne said. It's not even 7:30 a.m. on a Friday…

Der Blütenwald / Zweigstelle Atelier

Understanding the opportunities of Oasis® BLACK floral foam

Black foam is about much more than funeral floristry. In fact, arrangements can be made with Oasis® BLACK Floral Foam for any season, and virtually any occasion. To illustrate that, Florint highlights some unusually colourful designs that use this foam. One of the big advantages of the new Oasis® BLACK…

Deliflor

"Online show Chrysanthemum Day was a party"

The online show Deliflor has organised together with Flower Circus to celebrate has turned into a nice, worldwide party. Floral Arranger Geertje Stienstra made several different astonishing chrysanthemum arrangements. “The chrysanthemum has so many different varieties, that vary in colour, shape and…

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Dedicated florist honors 9/11 victims with white roses

Every Sept. 11, Michael Collarone, a Brooklyn-bred florist who goes by Mikey Flowers, has the same routine. In the hours before 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center 19 years ago, he parks his truck in downtown Manhattan and, bearing buckets of angelic white roses, walks to…

Mayesh

Beautiful People of the Flower Industry: Lily Greenthumb's

In this episode of Mayesh show Beautiful People of the Flower Industry, Val talks to Karen Greenoe, owner of Lily Greenthumb's in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fresh off of her first full wedding weekend since March, Karen & Val reflect on the past few months and discuss the various ways Karen pivoted her…

Flower Circus

Flower Circus Online Show

Indian Summer arrangements by Stefan van Berlo

Friday the 4th of September it was already time for the 5th Magical Online Flower Show. This time it was Flower Magician Stefan van Berlo who inspired and surprised with beautiful Indian Summer inspired arrangements. Stefan started the show with a Styrofoam bowl wrapped in wool. To decorate it he used…

Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun

US (MD): Baltimore florists embrace arid new design trend

You know the old story. Shell out a bunch of money for a big, gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Take it home and the clock starts ticking. You have a few days. Maybe longer, if you can slice the stems right and remember to stir in the mysterious packet of plant food. Fortunately for the cost-conscious…

Sneh Florist places display in front of shop

No flowers for Teacher's Day in India

Last Saturday, 5th of September, Teacher's Day was celebrated in India. It is the date of the birthday of the country's former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This year, unfortunately, students could not give flowers or bouquets to their teachers.Therefore a florist designed a special display and…

Gypsy Blooms Flower Truck

Man bought out flower truck so senior citizens could build bouquets

Early on, we learned that the elderly population was one of the most at risk for contracting COVID. Activities that were often difficult for seniors in pre-COVID times like going grocery shopping became increasingly complicated, and seniors living alone had to find safe ways of coping with loneliness and…

Alexandra Farms announces Garden Rose Design Contest winners

Alexandra Farm's 3rd Garden Rose Design Contest has been held and the winners have been selected. Entries were received between May 1st and June 28th on their website. This year the GRDC was held with only one category: 'Beautiful designs with Garden Roses!' Bridal Bouquets, Vase arrangements, large…

Slow Flowers

Where we Bloom: Call for submissions

Slow Flowers has announced their newest publishing project, “Where we Bloom,” a collection of inspiring and creative spaces where floral design occurs. This new book will collect the best floral studios, workshops and other creative spaces showcasing design environments of Slow Flowers florists,…

SAF

73 percent of SAF survey respondents ‘confident’ they’ll make it through crisis

The global pandemic has created many new challenges for floral industry businesses — and disruptions will be long lasting. But a new Society of American Florists Mid-Year Economic Outlook Survey that queried association members across segments found floral industry businesses that have been able to push…

www.retailgazette.co.uk

UK: Morrisons doubles number of in-store professional florists

Morrisons has announced plans to double the number of fully-qualified, expert florists in its stores to 300 this autumn. The supermarket is expanding its in-store florist shops, which will see a further 60 florist stations installed across the UK – to take the total to over 100. Morrisons said the new…

Southside Blooms

Chicago florist converts vacant lots into flower farms and employs at-risk youth

Quilen Blackwell didn't set out to be an urban farmer or a florist. Back in 2011, he relocated from Madison, Wisconsin, to Chicago to attend ministry school, which is when he started tutoring at-risk high school students in Englewood. He was so deeply impacted by the experience that he completely changed…


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