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US: "Cool combo containers to consider"

Combination containers are popular among consumers for instant color. Let’s see some cool combinations at garden centers in West Michigan during the spring of 2021 to inspire you for the next season. All photos by Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension.  Combination planters are popular for consumers who want instant color…

Huiberts turns organic tulip petals into confetti

"Throwing petals for every party"

Confetti made from organic tulip petals. That is the latest product by Huibert organic flower bulbs in the Dutch town of Sint Maartensbrug. “We have developed a new product: confetti made from organic tulip petals, for which we dry the tulip petals from our company. Throwing petals for every party. An…

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US (CA): End of pandemic restrictions brings boom in weddings

California is back open for business, and that means weddings can resume at total capacity. Kayla Teague owns Simply Gorgeous Events. She helps couples plan their wedding. She had to have many difficult conversations over the last year. "To have a conversation with them, hey, we need to postpone your…

Danziger:

"Green Dragon: not just a filler flower"

  It would be unfair to categorize Danziger’s Lepidium ‘Green Dragon’ as an ordinary filler flower. Sure, this latest breeding breakthrough from Israel looks great with almost any type of flower and adds volume, texture, and whimsey in mixed bouquets, but Green Dragon is so much more than a simple leafy green. Here’s the bigger story behind Lepidium’s quick rise to prominence. In our pre-Covid world, we saw a growing demand for flowers. The early days of the global…

Mornings with Mayesh: floral marketing with Hafsa Lewis

What is floral marketing? Hafsa Lewis of Hafsa & Co joined Mayesh live on Wednesday to answer that very question. They also chatted about working with other companies, brand…

US: Details Flowers Software launches new partnership with Haus of Stems

Details Flowers Software announces its new partnership with Haus of Stems LLC. This partnership will give the opportunity for Details users to utilize the unique, hand-painted…

Singapore: Windflower Florist announces new brand story and product offerings

Windflower Florist, one of Singapore's leading online florists, unveiled a new brand story along with fresh product offerings in response to changing tides in the industry of…

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Artisan florist wins battle for Interflora’s Great British Bloom Off

A florist from Abergavenny has won Interflora’s Great British Bloom Off – a national floristry competition to find the best of the best in UK floristry. Charlotte Davies, 34, who works at Hilary’s Floral Design in Abergavenny, took the title of Bloom Off champion after impressing the judges week after…

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US: Two days, 100 florists, one million flowers

Florists, like many other small businesses, suffered financially during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Month to month was very scary for us," Aurea Sanabria Molaei,…

AU: Florist reveals which flowers thrive in winter

Bright and beautiful flowers can still bloom in winter and are sure to cheer up a gloomy day. Whether looking to add a pop of colour to the living space or putting together the perfect bridal bouquet, local flower delivery Melbourne business Amazing Graze says there's plenty of choices when it comes to…

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“In this way, we keep the auction as strong as possible”

Last year, Royal FloraHolland launched the Nationwide Auctioning Cut Anthurium pilot. Marco Oosterom from ‘Kwekerij Oosterzon’ (Oosterzon Nursery) talks about the pilot that was set up with growers and auctioneers. What benefits has it brought? Royal FloraHolland highlights its members in a series of…

NL: Peony time is finally here

The peony time has at long last begun, the quality of which is excellent, and there is a plentiful supply as Henk van den Berg of Summerflowers writes in his latest blog. The peony time is a period to enjoy this queen of seasonal flowers. The assortment of peonies almost seems endless. However, the variety of peonies found in…

Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever explains:

Pot, garden and patio roses, how are they doing?

For over 25 years, Roses Forever is breeding roses. It all started with breeding pot roses and over the years, they expanded the assortment with garden, cut, edible and most recently fragrant pot roses and patio roses. But how is the demand for roses developing? Together with breeder and owner Rosa…

China: Profitable flower industry in Lianyungang helps local farmers

When walking into the two Venlo greenhouses that were just built in Gangbu Fumin Science and Technology Park, Haizhou District, Lianyungang City, you will see the lilies are…

US (MT): How a nationwide flower shortage has impacted Butte florists

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a nationwide shortage of flowers and house plants in the United States. Florists are scrambling to keep up with the increase in demand. "Since…

Ukraine: A virtual visit to Dobropark, an arboretum just outside Kiev

With the tulip season coming to an end, Dobropark, an arboretum just outside of Kiev, still presents a wide array of Dutch tulips in their prime.Dobropark is a private arboretum for family recreation. It was created by Mr. & Mrs. Dobrutsky, who felt inspired by the world’s greatest parks, their dreams…

Chrysal offers a complete range of specialized flower food:

"Special care to special flowers"

Chrysal Universal ensures that customers can enjoy flowers up to 60% longer by providing all the necessary ingredients. However, some flowers need special care and that is why Chrysal offers specialized flower food to support the flower in developing as if it were still on the plant. They have flower…

US: What is a cloud florist or dark florist?

You have probably heard the term “dark kitchen” or “cloud kitchen” during the recent Covid lockdowns. These are examples of traditional sit down restaurants shifting operations to “production only” facilities to service delivery and pick up customers. The same principles apply with floral, plant and gift…

Local flowers in demand as Covid transforms French flower industry

The vast majority of cut flowers sold in France come from abroad, grown in warmer climes or greenhouses in Holland. A growing number of florists are tapping into an increased interest in local products and finding success selling only flowers grown in France. And the Covid-19 pandemic has also boosted…

Greece: Athens florist talks business operations among pandemic and flower shortage

Flowers are a beautiful yet simple way to give loved ones a token of appreciation. As gifts, flowers can be bought from grocery stores, online shops and local vendors like The…

NZ: Florists feeling the sting of rising flower prices

Florists are feeling the pinch of higher prices for flowers. A number of retailers say the price for both a stem or a bunch has been steadily rising in the past seven years. Owner of Snickel Lane Florist in Auckland Amanda Brown told Mike Hosking she saw prices for roses around Valentines Day soar to $35…

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US: Flower shortage causes some local florists to make changes

A nationwide flower shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to higher prices and increased demand for flowers this past Mother's Day.  "I would say on average about $10 more than the normal price. So if you walked in wanting to spend $50, we were telling people it would likely be closer to $60 and then…

US (GA): Nationwide flower shortage impacts florists’ business on Mother’s Day

Flower shops were busy on Sunday as shoppers grabbed something special for the mothers in their lives. While florists are seeing tons of business on Mother’s Day, many are also struggling on one of their busiest holidays due to a nationwide flower shortage. “We haven’t slept. We ate, trust me, we’ve…

2022 Ball FloraPlant Catalog is now available

Ball FloraPlant is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2022 Ball FloraPlant catalog. It is available now online as a digital resource, and printed copies are shipping soon to greenhouse customers in the coming weeks. This 170-page annual catalog showcases the full assortment of vegetative annuals from…

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CAN: "Price pressures in the floral industry"

The floral industry has had relatively stable pricing in cut flowers and supplies since the start of the pandemic in 2020, explains Laurie Nesbitt, Florists Supply President…

Support people in horticulture by sending a Perennial greeting card

The Perennial online shop has a wide variety of greetings cards available, and every time you shop, you will be helping build better futures for people in horticulture and their families. With cards for every occasion from birthday cards, to thank you and sympathy cards. A new collection of wonderful…

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Immigrant entrepreneur turned door-to-door sales into $20 million subscription business

An immigrant from Colombia, Juan Palacio arrived in Miami at the age of 25 with a heavy accent and limited knowledge of English. Undeterred, he began selling flowers to hotels door-to-door, eventually starting a couple of companies, including his most recent, BloomsyBox.com. Juan launched BloomsyBox in…

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"Online flower retailers mislead customers and gouge local partners"

The CEO of a major online flower ordering service says they’ve “lost their way” with their partnership with local florists and has committed to making it better.  The disconnection between larger companies and smaller local vendors is a big reason for cutting ties for a florist in New Prague. “Ordering online…

UK: Dried flower demand changed due to pandemic

HJ, the founder of the Little Ant Store, a UK-based dried flower label, has noticed a development in the demand for dried flowers as a result of the pandemic. She explains: "People have become far more aware of the environment, particularly over the last year with the pandemic. The majority of people are…

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Fukushima flower grower ready to make Tokyo Olympics bloom

Ever since Japan won the right to host the Olympics, Yukari Shimizu, who grows flowers in a Fukushima town that was once entirely off-limits due to the serious nuclear accident that befell the region, has been determined to seize the golden opportunity. Even as the coronavirus pandemic has caused doubts…

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US: Awaiting shipments from around the world, florist gears up for Mother's Day

Julia Testa's two florist locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn have remained busy through the entire pandemic.  "Being a florist is an interesting career choice because you get to be part of people's emotional moments, their highs and lows,” said Testa, the owner and lead designer of both shops. “We know when…

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North Alabama florists seeing increase in customers

Florists are starting to see more customers come by compared to a year ago when the coronavirus pandemic started. More people are coming into the store for weddings, proms and funerals. Jessa Harris is the manager at The Flower Shoppe of Providence. She says more people are coming into the store because…

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UK: florist hopes new town center business can bloom as lockdown eases

A former estate agent turned florist is anticipating her new East Kilbride business venture will bloom with lockdown restrictions being eased this week. Melanie Smith and husband Martin bought over Main Street florists Buds n' Blooms earlier this year – one of the worst times for trading for any town…

New Bloom Solutions

6 benefits of floral industry marketing

Marketing doesn’t just refer to advertising, but encompasses things like branding, sales, and distribution. It can also be extremely beneficial and put businesses or industries on the map. One of the industries that can benefit from increased marketing is the floral industry. 1. ExposureOne of the main…

US: Phoenix flower shop finds business blooming during pandemic

A Valley woman says the pandemic didn't scare her away from opening a new store, instead it served as a motivating factor. Click here to see the video published on…

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"Spring flowers boost your mood"

A survey by Wakefield Research revealed that 68 percent of people are stressed on a weekly basis and 32 percent are stressed every single day. So, how can you combat that stress during April Stress Awareness Month and beyond? One simple answer that can help boost your mood: Spring flowers! Flowers and foliage are not only…

6 tips for the best-ever Mother's Day floral sales

Mother’s Day has always been a major income-maker for the entire retail industry: Since 2007, Mother’s Day spending in the US has increased by 70%, to $26.7 billion in 2020 — and 2021 seems to be on track to continue that high-spending trend. As vaccinations roll out and communities open up, it’s likely…

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Japan confirms participation in Floriade 2022

A new international participant has joined Floriade Expo 2022: Japan. Floriade is delighted with this official confirmation of the country’s participation. Japan, like the other participants, will exhibit its vision of a healthy green city and its culture at the Expo in Almere in 2022. Japanese…

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Business is blooming for Prague-based flower delivery service

In addition to traditional occasions such as birthdays, name days, and anniversaries, increasing numbers of people in the Czech Republic are sending flowers to express affection at a time when they cannot physically be together. Flower delivery service Flora Květiny has reported that flower sales have…

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US: Floral shops need customers amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep families and loved ones apart, the disease is making it harder for people to perform a simple act of kindness — sending someone flowers. “Hardly anybody wants flowers anymore, especially the real ones, so I don’t even sell them anymore,” said Jay Osburn, owner…

Washington florist builds booming business

Is she the future for florists post-COVID?

This year has been tough for many in the floral business, but it's booming for a Washington area floral "rockstar", while she delights her 45,000 followers with 4,000 posts of distinctive arrangements by Warren Michaels. What is Washington, D.C. area florist Michaela Gosar doing right? Just about…

New approach Floriday in consultation with parties involved

In February, the end date of 100% Digital was suspended after feedback from the market on the Floriday platform and its implementation. On the advice of the Members' Council,…


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