The market place for fresh flowers and ornamental plants was a rich source of fresh ideas that buyers from supermarkets, home improvement stores, garden centres, florists, furniture stores, furnishing shops, gift boutiques, event planners, hotels and restaurants can use...
Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom

Like pink tulips or yellow daffodils that spring up every year and add a short burst of color to the season, “Art in Bloom” events sprouted anew again this year at museums and flower-focused venues across the country....
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs When we...
Local Inspiration: the genius of the Bowery Project via periwinkleflowers.blogspot.com I came across the Bowery project last summer. The shop is in midtown but I live directly south of it by the waterfront. My commute was taking me...
Spring is almost here! But, in all the excitement leading up to it, we here at KaBloom cannot ignore one of our favorite holidays! Did you know that February 28 th is National Floral Design Day? Look around you,...
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Fun with Succulents

Watch as Lori selects a variety of succulents to plant in dimensional containers, and the use of mosses and decorative rock help showcase how different textures can create a fun and long-lasting display to enjoy with very little care.
One Albany flower shop owner says there are many benefits to shopping locally rather than online. (Source: WALB) Lynn Terry (Source: WALB) ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but before you place that order...
Miss Daisy can easily spot when something is blooming or drying out. Since 2014, the local female-owned-and-operated floral studio has created modern bouquets and arrangements for every type of event. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we sought out Miss...
products in bloom

PRODUCTS IN BLOOM

1. Accent Décor, Tribeca stoneware vases, (770) 346-0707, accentdecor.com 2. Alexandra Farms, ‘Rosa Loves Me Just a Little Bit More’ Deluxe Garden Rose, (305) 528-3657, alexandrafarms.com 3. Equiflor Corporation / Rio Roses, ‘Ilse’ Baby Rio Spray Rose, (866) RIO-ROSE...
Mother’s Day is a very special time for us here at Teleflora. We love playing a big role in making sure that moms and motherly figures across the country are treated to an extra special day to thank...
Courtesy Salt & Straw PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers – so Salt & Straw has created a bouquet of new ice cream flavors for the month. Starting Friday, Salt &...
fabulous cake flowers

Fabulous Cake Flowers

1. Were the flowers grown organically, or were they treated with chemicals/pesticides? A gentle rinse of cool water will help rid the petals, leaves and stems of soil, chemicals and bacteria. Follow up with an effective display technique to prevent...
Let’s talk about COGS. One of the most important things to master as a florist is how your business turns a profit. Floral designers (whether owners or employees) must have a clear understanding of how to price by...
Creating extraordinary flower arrangements starts with a good base. That’s why every florist should have all necessary knowledge and technical floral skills. Flower Factor wants to provide florists with just those essential elements and bundled all basic floral...
35 Under 35

35 Under 35

Every year when we call for nominations for our “35 under 35” honorees, I inevitably get emails and posts to social media complaining that we are discriminating against older members of the floral industry. To this, I simply smile,...
Woodland Couture

Woodland Couture

In Montana, flower farmers and florists who adhere to the Slow Flowers mission have learned to broaden their definition of what’s seasonal. For Carly Jenkins, of Killing Frost Farm, a farmer-florist-forager based in Missoula, Mont., that means viewing every...
Happy Easter! (No eggs were hidden in this picture) Watermelon coleus! In unrelated news, I’m ready for spring. Makes a very dry greyhound. Such are the light-hearted and funny captions that Liz Carter adorns her colorful and intriguing photos...
A business leader recently interviewed several candidates for a customer-service position. All were capable, but the leader said none of them “wowed” him. He asked, “We need to fill the role ASAP; what should we do?” My mind...
INSTAGRAMMER OF THE MONTH

INSTAGRAMMER OF THE MONTH

If not for his niece, Antonio Valente might never had dabbled in the world of Instagram. Back in 2015, this grower of organic cut flowers, in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, had been reluctant to join yet another social media platform,...
Valentine's Day flowers (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week this year, but preparations are already underway. There is a lot behind the scenes before key gifts like flowers are...
The “In the Making” wedding show was part of an incredible series of events last March at United Floral Inc. (UFI) in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. UFI General Manager Tony Graaf worked with Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD, EMC, to put...
Director of Floral Design Training Center and Floral Shop Roger Dennis loads flowers into a truck for delivery on Feb. 14. The Floral Shop's phone was ringing constantly on Valentine's Day as customers called in to place orders....
A backdrop created by New York florists Putnam & Putnam for a Cartier photo shoot. In 2014, New York-based couple Darroch and Michael Putnam started florist Putnam & Putnam. “It’s been a wild and beautiful few years …...
Iowa City florist tries to buy stock from area farms Angela Barnett (from left), co-owner, and Amber Neville, co-owner, work on flower arrangements at Willow and Stock in Iowa City on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)...

Hanging Garden

Take your floral design to new heights with this dramatic but easy-to-execute floral tower, which can be suspended from any sturdy anchor for ceremony or special-event décor. Designer Susan McLeary says she added flowers in a “purposely random” fashion...
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