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"Living walls can enhance the retail experience"

In the face of Covid-19 and the convenience of online shopping, retailers are having to work harder than ever to entice people back into stores. For many people, shopping is not just about getting what they need, it is an immersive experience. Creating a pleasant and enjoyable environment for shoppers is…

Flower named after Leonor Briones ‘never stopped blooming’

Education Secretary Leonor Briones is filled with joy and wonder thanks to the new hybrid gumamela named after her. The former national treasurer wrote on Facebook that the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Leonor Magtolis Biones” never stopped blooming since it was given to her last October. The University of the…

US: Making preserved roses available for any occasion

“We take our roses seriously, and we have given it all the love and care just as the consumer would for their gift. Our farmers tend them and care for the roses even after they bloom for two extra weeks than others. Then after harvesting, our artisans extend more care, making them special,” said the…

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US (OH): Rejuvenated greenhouse hosts sale and open house

John Slanina waxed nostalgic as he recalled having visited the former Briel’s Flowers & Greenhouse as a child. A large smile then beamed on his face while he explained part of his role in helping to revive the building from which many happy childhood memories occurred. In late July, the nonprofit…

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NZ: "Champion rose is an eye-popping surprise"

Irish rose breeder David Kenny has won top honors in the New Zealand Rose Society international rose trial ground awards for a rather different kind of rose. His winning new rose, grown and judged at the Esplanade gardens in Palmerston North over the last two years, is FLORANZA Eye Popping, one of an…

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West Oak Lane flower shop marks 50 years of serving the community

Paul Beale’s Flowers has marked 50 years of serving as a community staple. The business was launched May 1, 1971, by Paul Beale Sr. and his wife Altermese. He worked as a manager for Stein’s Florist for 15 years before branching out on his own. Altermese Beale recalled the days when she and her husband…

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NZ: Why life is blooming good for Country Calendar couple

Supported by their families, Gemma and Ben McDougall took on a new challenge two years ago. The couple, who run a dairy farm in Kimbolton, Manawatu, added a flower farm to their agricultural business. “It has been a big, big learning curve,” says Gemma. “I’ve actually got a nursing degree – kind of…

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Phipps Conservatory brings 'Sparkle and Shine' to winter flower show

'Sparkle and Shine' is the theme for the 'Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden', running through January 9 at the facility in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section. “After our whimsical summer and fall flower shows that featured our original troll characters, we wanted our Winter Flower Show to…

Uber Eats is now also delivering flowers in Canada

Trying to send flowers to loved ones this holiday season? There is a new player in the market that everyone is already accustomed to. Uber Eats is partnering with Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) to enable on-demand flower delivery to clients all across Canada through FTD’s affiliate ProFlowers.…

Scottish florists wants to share love of flowers and teach floristry

A newflower shop has opened in Henley. Lorna Dunlop launched the Henley Florist in an alleyway off Hart Street on Thursday last week. The store is in Jimmy Cuba’s old “secret record store”, which closed in August. Miss Dunlop, who ran a flower shop in Edinburgh for 10 years, decided to move to Henley at…

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Florist leaves ‘lonely bouquets’ in random places to make strangers smile

A florist has been leaving free flower arrangements in public places in a bid to brighten people’s days. Amanda Meese, the 44-year-old owner of Amanda’s Flowers in Oldbury, West Midlands, has gifted strangers with almost 20 bouquets since she started carrying out the small acts of kindness in June. Meese…

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Flower shop blossoms from community roots

Small-town spirit and a willingness to lend a helping hand led to Summerland’s newest flower shop, Bella Vita Flowers at 10122A Main Street. “It all started when I was getting my hair done at Tone’s Beauty Salon by Michelle. She told me the elderly couple who owned Martin’s Flowers just around the corner…

How digital marketing can boost floral sales

The floral industry has been flourishing lately, with online flower shops and floral e-commerce doing especially well. Research has shown that online flower shops in the U.S. are growing faster than the economy itself. As floral e-commerce is becoming increasingly popular, and even brick-and-mortar…

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An eco-friendly solution to floral foam

While florists worldwide have relied on green floral foam in the past to keep their arrangements together, a sustainable replacement has been created: the FloraGUPPY. The product can be moulded in warm water and fitted in vases of different shapes and sizes. And recently, there have been several comments…

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Pandemic cannot stop NZ roses from blooming

The double celebration for rose enthusiasts in Palmerston North this weekend has been pruned back while Covid-19 restrictions keep many would-be participants at home. Saturday’s planned national Rose Show coinciding with the city’s 150th anniversary has been pared back to a regional show, while…

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"Innovation and preparedness are the keys to success"

In the past 18 months, industries around the globe have been facing uncertainty and a myriad of other challenges, and like any other business, the crisis has affected the floral industry including Floward. In the beginning, there was a lot of uncertainty on how demand will look like and what implications…

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Havant florist helps domestic abuse charity

Claire’s Floristry is running a charity campaign that uses selfies to raise money for a domestic abuse charity. Owner Claire Lester initially set up an autumnal selfie station, complete with a handmade scarecrow and lots of autumn floral décor at the start of September.She encouraged passers-by to take a…

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A Roanoke florist is decorating for the White House this holiday season

A local Roanoke business has been selected to serve as a volunteer holiday decorator at the White House. Creative Occasions Events Flowers & Gifts, located in Vinton, will help design the White House Christmas tree and other displays for the 2021 holiday season. Comments congratulate the florist saying,…

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"First large-scale customer satisfaction survey on flower shops in Japan"

The Japan Flower Vase Life Improvement Council has conducted a large-scale customer satisfaction (CS) survey of Japanese flower retailers (specialist shops and mass merchandising chains). Six flower stores were selected: Aoyama Flower Market (AFM), Hibiya Kadan (Flower specialty stores), Cainz (Home…

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Behind the roses at Oprah’s home while interviewing Adele

"Who couldn’t notice the magnificent white roses enveloping Adele while being interviewed at Oprah’s Montecito, California home?" says Jill Brooke in her latest article.  "Turns out that over 10 million people who tuned into the interview also saw this beautiful garden." "To create this paradise, Winfrey hired…

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India: Youth aim to turn Naag Kalan into a floriculture hub

Jaspreet Singh of Naag Kalan village, who adopted floriculture, has set an example for many by making horticulture profitable. After completing his graduation in 2010, Jaspreet decided to venture into progressive farming. He contacted the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)’s Farm Advisory Service…

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US (TX): Supply shortages impact area florists

Dustin May, owner of The Flower Basket in Floresville, shared that there is a great demand for floral supplies, but supply is not meeting that demand. “People are starting to hoard supplies,” he said. To prevent this, May’s wholesaler is rationing supplies among local florists, “to make sure people get…

Interview with Peter Ilsink (2nd generation) about the birth of sprayroses

“We are always working on developing new rose varieties, and the job is never done”

At the moment, the popularity of sprayroses is increasing rapidly. This is not surprising, as the product is highly versatile with its typical trademark of multiple rose blooms growing on a single stem. Strangely enough, the sprayrose was not always that popular. This article takes you back to the early…

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US: "Having my own flower shop in the US is a dream come true"

Dirk Sure tried retirement, but after two years, his passion for creating with flowers took control and he told his husband, Denis Peters, he wanted to get back to work and open a new shop — his first since moving from Brussels to the Coachella Valley. “I told Denis, I need my flowers,” said Sure, a…

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London flower couriers favor electric cargo bikes over vans for deliveries

The main distribution center for Freddie’s Flowers — a floral delivery business focused on London — looks, in most respects, exactly as might be expected. Big stacks of long cardboard delivery boxes stand in one corner of the unit in a high-ceilinged former factory by the River Wandle in Earlsfield, in…

Three florists talk about the best garden roses for weddings

Let’s start with the premise that a wedding must have garden roses. Maybe one particular variety has been selected as a signature flower, a keynote for the wedding’s theme and color scheme. What do you combine with that rose — in the bridal bouquet and wherever else it may appear — to make the most of…

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AU: Bloom & Bush scheduling flower arranging classes

As Australia leaves lockdown and loosens quarantine restrictions for travel between states and territories, Australians are looking ahead and starting to plan small gatherings once more. Small weddings are back on track, and events like bachelorette parties are rescheduled. Bloom & Bush, a florist…

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'Smiles heal': 8-year-old Tennessee girl spreads hope with flower business

Perched on a sturdy chair, 8-year-old Emery Elkins of Murfreesboro leans over her kitchen table and reaches into a large bucket to select a handful of sunflowers. "I usually put small flowers like lavender in, too," said Emery, balancing herself as she gingerly places each sunflower onto a bed of fern…

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New flower varieties make their debut in Taipei exhibition

A promotional exhibition is taking place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center between November 11 and 13, featuring some of the newest floral varieties in Taiwan as the country emerges from months-long Covid-19 woes. Jointly organized by the Agriculture and Food Agency Council (AFAC) and local flower…

Southeastern Grocers launches Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquets to fight hunger in Florida

Southeastern Grocers has launched its Bloomin’ 4 Good program to help fight hunger across the Florida communities that Winn-Dixie stores serve. The new community giving program provides a way for customers to easily give back to local neighbors in need with every Bloomin’ 4 Good floral bouquet sold at…

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Kingsley (MI) floral store grows new roots

Even a growing business needs a transplant. A pair of blossoming stores in downtown Kingsley, Michigan intersected over the weekend. Kingsley Floral & Gifts closed Friday under the direction of co-owners Karla Blackmer and Stephanie Bugai. On Monday, the store reopened as Olds Floral & Design under the…

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Retired school teacher revives interest in chrysanthemums

Retired elementary school teacher Joan Matthews is on a mission to “Save the Chrysanthemum.” After realizing that many cultivars of these beautiful exhibition-style mums, once wildly popular in American culture, were disappearing from home gardens and facing extinction, she suddenly felt compelled to…

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A bride's nightmare: flower shortages "uproot" brides' original plans

Covid-19's lasting effect infiltrated supply chains and the labor industry, causing shortages of a variety of products, including flowers.  Like most brides, Haley Herry envisioned walking down the aisle with her dream bridal bouquet months in advance. “Flowers that I wanted were blue, blush, and white,“ Herry…

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US (CA): Local organization gives flowers a new life and recipients

Who has time to repurpose a bunch of flowers? Anne Bell makes time. A floral designer who has worked in the floral and design department at Pebble Beach, Bell arranged the flowers for her daughter’s 2019 wedding at Asilomar and could not bear to throw away the still-fresh hydrangeas and garden roses at…

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Ely florist 'really excited' to turn dream into reality with new shop

It has been an idea in the pipeline for three years, and for one florist, her ambition is to become a reality.  Florist Alli Clover has wanted to open her own flower shop near Ely, having gained experience working in and around Cambridge in the floristry industry.  “I’ve always wanted to have my own flower shop…

CalFlowers prepares major consumer-direct marketing campaign

At the Member Appreciation Event in August, CalFlowers presented a new marketing initiative to attendees. CalFlowers’ aspirational goal is “More Americans enjoying more flowers more often” and they are excited to launch this high-impact campaign on behalf of the broader floral industry. In the first two…

Special guest Dmitry Turcan launches inspiration book World of Sprayroses

During the Flower Bazar at Floriworld Aalsmeer, none other than floral artist Dmitry Turcan will receive the first copy of the ‘Endless possibilities of sparkling sprayroses’,…

Iberflora applauds that the appointment of All Saints returns with force for the flower sector

The flower sector, very present in all editions of Iberflora, hopes to reach the pre-pandemic sales in the 'All Saints' Day' again this year. This important holiday represents between 15 and 20% of cut flower sales for the whole year. Flowers are the perfect element to show respect and affection to the…

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Floward launches breast cancer awareness campaign in Oman

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in MENA and UK has launched its Pink October campaign aimed at raising awareness for early detection across Muscat. Through this campaign, Floward collaborated with Oman Cancer Association to host a booth at Muscat City Centre where it…

"Floral arrangement collaboration sharpens consumer connection to locally grown flowers"

"Our statewide floral design training program aimed to raise consumer awareness and appreciation of locally grown fresh flowers and to promote extension floral programs…

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For decades, bouquets of flowers have passed through NASA's Mission Control

As NASA prepared to launch its STS-26 mission in 1988, a special delivery arrived at Mission Control in Houston: a bouquet of roses, one for each astronaut taking part in the mission, and a white rose to honor astronauts "whose lives have been lost in NASA's exploration of space." Tucked inside was a…

"The only liquid flower food that can be attached automatically"

Chrysal introduces Liquid Sachet on String, the only liquid flower food that can be attached automatically to bouquets. For this innovation, Chrysal worked closely together with Bercomex, who developed the application machine for this concept. This total solution aims to reduce production, storage, and…

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"Instead of 100 cases of flower vases, we can now only order 10"

By now, everyone is aware that there is a flower shortage, but did you know there is a shortage of glass vases right now too? Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market needs help and in return is helping Children’s of Alabama. Covid-19 seems to be affecting all aspects of our lives. Glass vases are another thing…

The importance of SEO for wholesale florists

The U.S. has over 33,069 floral businesses, and competition in the floral industry is becoming fiercer every single day. With so many businesses and varied market shares, it is integral for businesses to stand out and use every resource at their disposal. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one such…

Wax roses: enjoying the flowers longer

In autumn, we like to surround ourselves with warmth, light, and a touch of glitter. The wax roses of Berg RoseS are atmospheric and colorful every day. Jan Doeze works at the family business and talks about the fairytale look that the rose gets with wax. Growers’ blood runs in the Van den Berg familyAt…

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Japanese flower designers find niche in Nairobi

Long before twin sisters Ikuyo and Michiyo Suzuki decided to leave Japan and settle in Kenya, they had been annual tourists. What caught their attention was the numerous flower farms. Floral designers by profession, Ikuyo and Michiyo made noticed that there were a lot of flowers with heavenly scents, but…

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Growing organic Australian flowers on the Sunshine Coast

Since 1996, Lodi and Yucca Pameijer have experimented with different Australian native and wildflower crops, farming methods, and processing systems to enable them to harvest the best flowers. Located near the town of Maleny on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, they started growing flowers conventionally…

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150-million-flower Dubai Miracle Garden opens with fairy-tale attractions

Dubai Miracle Garden, a large natural flower garden, has returned for its 10th season today. To mark the opening of the new season, the garden has been decked up with a range of never-before-seen floral installations. Dubai Miracle Garden features over 150 million natural flowers and plants from more…

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Budget news: points UK florists should be aware of

The Chancellors budget announcements can appear complicated and do not always directly relate to you and your florist business. Below are a few important points you should be aware of. National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW)Following the recommendations of the independent Low Pay…

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UK: Blackburn florist who collaborated with Vogue is expanding business

A Blackburn florist, who collaborated with Vogue and makes flower arrangements for celebrities, is expanding their business. Raysa Farah, the owner of Blackburn-based LK Verdant, has released some new merchandise. The brand new products are grey, oversized sweatshirts with a hand-drawn, illustrated…

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David City FFA floriculture team goes to nationals

David City is currently home to one of the best floriculture teams in the country - good enough to be one of 20 teams competing at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis this month. The David City four-member floriculture team - part of a local chapter of the National FFA Organization…

New grant provides support for retail-focused educational programs

The newly established Meinders Retail Florist Education Grant Fund will provide financial support for retail florist education. Established through contributions from longtime industry members, and AFE supporters Herman and LaDonna Meinders, this new fund combines with the first-ever AFE Named Fund…

Flower shortage 2021-2022: what florists need to know

The flower shortage of 2021 is an unprecedented event in our industry. There is a lot to know about the shortage and we are sure that you, like many, have questions. There are a few factors at play that led to this unprecedented flower shortage.  First, one of the contributing factors to the flower shortage…

Growing flowers earns Newark FFA member national finalist award

Growing flowers for his FFA project was an easy decision for Ty Steffen. “I have been around flowers ever since I can remember,” Steffen said. “I started working with flowers when I was in early grade school, so I knew where I was going to start my supervised agricultural experience.” Steffen’s SAE…

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Banbury florist feeds dried flowers fashion with wreath-making craft kits

Mary Elizabeth Snee has combined her professional floristry training with her love of nature and craft to come up with a range of wreath-making kits for summer, autumn and Christmas. This new idea is part of Ms. Snee's business Mary Elizabeth Flowers. "Floristry is really trending, Connecting nature and…

US: Trends in retail floristry

This article discusses the current trends in retail floristry. Since they change every year, keeping up with them is important to know where to focus your efforts to ensure your business blooms. Floral E-Commerce While it is true that floral e-commerce is not just a trend and is here to stay, it is important to point out…

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"We paid much for wedding flowers, but didn't get any"

Newlywed Jacqueline Ruby envisioned a fairy tale wedding. Her search for the perfect floral designer led her to Jason Saunders, owner of Jason’s Creations Wedding & Event Floristry LLC. “His name kept popping up everywhere; every bridal shop was recommending him,” Ruby said. According to her contract…

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Building owned by women activists in the 60s turns into women-owned florist

The building that formerly housed the Newton Centre Woman's Club is now a local, women-owned flower shop that is restoring historic garden-inspired influence to the Piccadilly Square building.Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, a European-style florist and gift shop in East Arlington owned by Sonia Lackey and…

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Fresh flowers that last a whole year? Apparently, it is possible

Perfect flowers that stay perfect for 12 months? No stem trimming, no watering (in fact they must not be — key to preserving their look is the removal of their water content), no dropping stalks, no browning or falling petals. It sounds too good to be true, but it is not, and it is no wonder the idea has…

"Ornamental peppers have use as holiday decoration"

"As an ornamental horticulture guy, I’m always thinking about how to expand or extend the usefulness of our landscape and garden plants. I’ve been toying with a nontraditional use for ornamental peppers," writes Dr. Gary R. Bachman with MSU Extension Service.  "This is a group of attractive plants many of…

A week at Yorkshire Edible Flowers

Hannah and Martin Lamb give an insight into a busy time of year on their farm, when the pressure is on to get through the to-do list before the winter wet and cold arrive in earnest. "October always feels to us like a point where two seasons collide. We’ve had a busy week both finishing off the work of…

Luz Flora elevates flower delivery with Ecuadorian blooms

A new Miami-based service has reinvented the traditional concept of floral delivery to convey a sentiment that lasts long beyond its peak. Luz Flora offers premium stems, harvested by skilled caretakers in the depths of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador before being handpicked and delivered right at their…

Toptom (PA) flower shop closes after 90 years business

'We hope that all people think that we tried to do our best for them'

The world was a far different place when a flower shop in Berks County first opened its doors, but similar to a flower's fate, this local staple is wilting away. "With this virus and supply-demand problem, it's time," said Wilda Trexler, co-owner and the last of three generations to run Trexler Florist…

Malpas Flower Club experiences flora of Lancashire at latest meeting

Malpas Flower Club have picked a side in the War of the Roses, after hearing a talk all about the flora of Lancashire. At the club's October meeting, members welcomed Linda Hardman from Goosnargh, with her talk titled ‘Love Lancashire’. June Davies, from the club, said members enjoyed the talk and were…

A flower truck to cheer up weddings and events with long-lasting flowers

A mobile flower truck is making weddings — and every other party you can think of — bloom throughout the greater Philly area. Dubbed Roots Mobile Greenhouse and based in Wilmington, it is the brainchild of Alexis Clifford. She imported the Japanese mini truck in 2019 with the goal of adding a second…

Beautiful people of the flower industry: Amy Barene

In this episode, Val chats with Amy Barene of Capital Blooms in Olympia, WA. They talk about her journey into the flower industry, being purposeful and intentional in choosing…

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US (NY): supply chain issues cause delays and rising prices

Retail establishments in Hyde Park are experiencing serious issues as a result of the global supply chain disruption, even as the public health crisis improves. Proprietors are uncertain whether they will be able to get certain wares they need in stock from their suppliers, and increasing wholesale…

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Influence of solution combination for postharvest treatment stage on vase life of cut hydrangea flowers

Vase life is one of the most important factors that determine the marketability of cut flowers and is greatly affected by the water balance. The vase life of cut hydrangea flowers varies greatly depending on the postharvest solution management. Therefore, this study investigated the vase life of freshly harvested…

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Do eco-friendly floral preservative solutions prolong vase life better than chemical solutions?

Cut flowers have become an export income in the global floriculture market. They have multiple uses, such as for home beautification, in ceremonies (including weddings and funerals), and as symbols of love, appreciation, respect, etc., in society. Each type of cut flower has a different vase life and the…

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How to price premium roses

"The markup should reflect the perceived value of the flower"

Pricing systems differ, and so do markups - and they should, because every florist’s market situation is different. Some florists first apply a markup to the flowers that are intended to cover overhead and profit; then they add a labor charge percentage on top of that. Others apply a higher markup that…

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Becoming a florist during the pandemic

Laura Sousa spent eight years as vice-president of enterprise project management at TD. When she started working remotely, she lost her passion for her work, so, last June, she resigned to become a florist.  “I spent much of my career in executive roles, and in 2013, I joined TD as an associate VP, and five…

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Luxury florist (who has the Royal Family as customers) is expanding services

Moyses Stevens is one of London’s oldest and most prestigious florists. They supply the nation with high-quality flowers and plants, many of which are sourced locally from the UK. Moyses Stevens has recently launched new collections and services, making them a destination for all your floristry needs.  Established…

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Kentucky Florist opens shop "in response to a need in the community"

Deb Willoughby has opened a full-service florist and gift shop right out of her home in Boyle County. She started a website on Oct. 1 bearing the name of the new business, Lavender Blooms Florist and Gifts, and it is up and ready for online and phone orders. She started the business in response to a need…

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak in NZ: Tulip tour in doubt, but exports flourishing

An annual tour of the tulip fields will wilt this year if Southland remains in Alert Level 2, an event organizer says. Tulip grower Triflor NZ was set to open its colorful fields in Edendale to thousands of people on Labour Day. However, tour coordinator Jean Kirby, of Seaward Downs, said the event would…

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Floward expands further and launches in Jordan

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA and UK launched its services in Jordan earlier in October, making it its 9th country and 24th city to launch in. They will operate in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and As-Salt as steppingstones to gradually launch in other cities and…

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Malaysian florists showered with bridal orders

With churches and temples allowed to hold marriage ceremonies beginning today, orders are piling up for florists. FarEastFlora.com manager Abby Beti Philip said business had picked up as soon as the government made the announcement. “We have been getting many inquiries and orders, so it looks like it’s…

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Gerbera flower of the year to highlight Czech's grandparents day

This year's Grandparents' Day focused on the prevention of loneliness and connecting generations. In 2021, Grandparents' Day was celebrated on Friday, October 1, and the following day, October 2, belongs, in the Christian calendar, to guardian angels. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and the Embassy in…

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India: Wholesale rate of flowers drop as heavy rains play spoilsport

The festival season is not bringing much cheer to either flower growers or wholesalers who were banking on the volume of sales to tide them through Dasara. While farmers are struggling with crop loss, the lack of supply has done little to increase prices as demand has also dropped considerably. Since…

Labor and supply shortages impacting Omaha floral businesses

Businesses across the country and world have been impacted by labor and supply shortages as a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Omaha’s floral businesses are just one of many. “A lot of floral designers are experiencing shortages among specialty flowers, the flowers that brides are looking for, what…

Growers and exporter connected by Celosia cristata

This summer, W.K. Heyl, the specialist for the German florist, was the first to present the Celosia Jack series. This new series, exclusively grown by Aris de Koning in 2021, is characterized by an elegant cock’s comb and many colorful flowers along the stem. To ensure good coordination and knowledge…

How Suelo & Faa turned Hastings-Sunrise into their own flower farm

“When we were talking through what it is about who we are that is rooted in growing flowers, we came up with suelo, Spanish for soil, and faa, Cantonese for flower,” says Chantelle Chan, explaining how she and her Argentinian friend, Teresa Porter, named their pandemic side hustle. “We got to know each…

Order your gerbera catalogue for 2022

It is here: Schreurs' new gerbera catalog for 2022. In the past year, they have expanded their existing gerbera assortment with unique, special, and improved varieties. Furthermore, the catalog provides a fantastic range of specials, including a selection of spider gerberas. A sneak preview of some new…

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Florists and growers urge Aucklanders to keep buying flowers during lockdown

Auckland florists are back in business after the weeks of level 4 lockdown that saw them lose countless bookings and stock go to waste, and they are still calling on Aucklanders to support them by sending flowers to their mums, friends, and colleagues. Floral studio Isadia opened nearly a year ago after…

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Grower determined to grow sunflowers after losing previous patch

‘It’s hard to see your crop destroyed’

We all have been there: you put all of yourself into a project only to see it wiped out in what feels like seconds. That happened to Kevin Gray, the owner of Hickory Creek Farm in Guilford County, North Carolina. But, instead of giving up, he was even more determined to make this year’s sunflower patch…

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Texas students, florists prepare for annual homecoming tradition

It’s homecoming season for many high schools in the Rio Grande Valley, and with that comes the tradition of homecoming mums. "It’s about expressing yourself, I feel that it just makes everyone excited and it’s once a year,” said Milagros Rodriguez, a senior at Harlingen High School. Homecoming mums are…

‘A lot of people say the dried flowers remind them of their granny’

Seonaid Renton is a cut-flower gardener who specializes in wedding arrangements and dried flower bouquets. In this article, Janine Kennedy explains how she got her start. "We live in between Borris and Bagenalstown in Co Carlow and we have a field next to the house, so we’re not short of room for growing…

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Climate change is changing the gardening game in Queensland's flower capital

The Queensland city of Toowoomba boasts Australia's longest and proudest floral histories, but a new breed of green thumbs has to get savvy and adapt to a changing climate. Participants in the springtime Carnival of Flowers say seasons are shifting, and the traditional "nana" gardens filled with fragile…

American floral company unveils creative rebrand

FTD announced the launch of a full creative rebrand. Over the next several months, consumers and florist partners will see the new creative rollout across FTD touchpoints, including a redesigned version of its iconic Mercury Man® logo and updated branding across packaging, as well as fresh and focused…


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