Source: SAF 2018 Valentine’s Day Survey. Emailed Feb. 19. 11.7 percent response rate. A mid-week holiday, mild weather in much of the country, a strong economy — and a lot of blood, sweat and savvy marketing and promotion led...
Handmade paper anemones by Livia Cetti of the Green Vase ($38 per stem, shop.thegreenvase.com). (Kate Mathis) When then-first lady Michelle Obama wanted hibiscus garlands for a Korean state dinner, the fresh blossoms proved too fragile to string together....
It’s a day for lovers of love to behold, and it’s right around the corner. Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, and local residents were joining others across the nation in getting ready for the saintly celebration of romance. According to...
Tropical flowers bloom in both the exhibit inspired by the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and in pots by themselves on the showroom floor at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show. An after-hours party will be held amongst this year's lush...
Wondering what your customers are really thinking about your store, service, designs —even your flower selection? A social media contest may be the answer. In late January, Molly Meulenbroek, owner of Studley Flower Gardens in Rochester, New Hampshire asked...
Calling all florists and garden club members: Beverly Bootstraps will be holding a floral design competition as part of their Boots & Blooms Gala taking place on Friday, April 6. Guests at the Gala will vote for their favorite...
Tropical Nouveau

Tropical Nouveau

Tropical flower arrangements are often architectural, linear, formal-linear or free-form designs, and because of the sizes of some of the botanicals, often relatively large. They also frequently contain only botanicals that are native to the tropics.“Tropical Nouveau” is...
LA LA Life and style

LA LA Life and style

A crucial part of trend forecasting is to routinely analyze pop culture and its influence on color, design and décor. The importance of what is on our screens, from the theater to our phones, is one of our strongest...
Photo by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson. Danielle Sanchez, pictured in front of her business in El Cajon, The Floral Craft, designs custom bouquets and more out of her floral shop. Frog-leg beetle in that floral bouquet or terrarium? That...
I was invited to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf this March, and it was great to leave snowy London and land in 77 degrees. I was there to talk to 18 shop owners from...
“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...
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PRODUCTS IN BLOOM

Florists can learn how to design and market fresh flowers for weddings during a workshop April 9-11 in Verona. Jim DelPrince VERONA – Professional florists, farmer florists and others interested in the business can learn how to design and...
Whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a party, sending gifts on occasion or a festival, or simply decorating your living spaces with a bunch of floral beauties, here is all the inspiration that you need. Make sure your...
A man is accused of posing as a contractor or flower delivery person to get into senior living facilities, then stealing from senior citizens, according to state police, and authorities are trying to identify him. State police released...
If you’re itching for warmer weather — to be surrounded by colorful, fragrant flowers — the 37th annual spring preview in Hartford may help with cabin fever. The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show , running Thursday, Feb. 22, through...
The next time you go shopping for a handbag (or a sofa), there’s a chance that you might come home with a flower arrangement as well. Thanks to a design zeitgeist that’s currently flooded with florals (during this month’s...
Courtesy Of Jacquelyn Potter Erin Ostreicher Erin Ostreicher is living her childhood fantasy. The 32-year-old florist says that when she was a kid growing up in Westport, Conn., she dreamed of working with flowers. She made dolls out of...
BloomKonnect Company Profile

BloomKonnect Company Profile

BloomKonnect is a business-to-business online marketplace revolutionizing how flowers are bought and sold, offering more than 45,000 flower types available by color, variety, length, farm and country. “We provide a global marketplace and supply-chain infrastructure so florists can buy...
April showers will bring July’s joy as America celebrates American Grown Flowers Month to recognize the economic and cultural impact of cut flower and greens farmers. That’s why Certified American Grown is working with farmers and retailers nationwide...
If you talk with artists from any discipline and ask them their opinion on math or science, a common response is: “I went into a creative field so I don’t have to ‘do’ math.” Yet for a rare few,...
A ribbon cutting was held Friday, Jan. 26 for Bear River Floral and Gifts, located in the Kent's grocery store shopping center. Blaine and LeaAnn Potter opened the shop in Novebmer 2017. It was time for a new adventure...
When heavy rain pelted Central America, Shane Pliska couldn't get shipments of taupe-colored roses he needed for clients' weddings. "Of course, this was the season when everyone wanted champagne- and gold-themed weddings, and the champagne part was all taupe...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Valentine’s Day is the Super Bowl for florists. Ahead of the big day, WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz got a peek behind how local floral shops are preparing. The smell is incredible inside Associated Cut Flower...
Joseph Massie We’ve been running a special promotion called the Slow Flowers Luxury Package — offering anyone who registers for the Slow Flowers Summit this coming June 29th a bit of encouragement to register early. The promotion ended...
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