May is here, which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s a little roundup of some fun flower-themed gift ideas for your mom, mother-in-law or other special ladies in your life: Flowers from your garden: Nothing...
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...
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...
Meg McCormick has opened Vera & Buck Floral Studio at 320 N. Main St. in downtown Bloomington, just in time for eclectic Valentine's Day arrangements. BLOOMINGTON — A new florist has taken root in downtown Bloomington and the owner...
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...
Ariel Cameron takes a breath and parts her hair away from her face in March 2017 at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual strawberry pie eating contest at the Floral City Strawberry Festival. The 31st Annual Floral...
Today Lori will be showing a technique using Design Master über matte Color finish.
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...
A free floral design class will be held in Muscatine very soon. The class will focus on fair flower designing. Barb Reesink, a floral superintendent for the Muscatine County Fair, stated that it will be an interactive demonstration...
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...
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop , she was finishing orders until two in the morning and...
Molecular Flor-ology

Molecular Flor-ology

Inspired by molecular structures, floral artist Arthur Williams, AIFD, EMC, owner of Babylon Floral Design in Denver, Colo., created a fruit-and-vegetable armature with wood skewers and toothpicks. The innovative creation serves a dual purpose: as an...
This Valentine’s Day season, SAF responded to 28 instances of harmful floral publicity to date. Here are a few of them. This Valentine’s Day season, the Society of American Florists responded to 28 instances of harmful floral publicity to...
Bright blooms at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, as they appeared in March 2014. Let the bursts of beautiful blooms come forth: the famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad will officially open Thursday for the 2018 spring season. The...
Field to Vase Dinner Tour

Field to Vase Dinner Tour

It wasn’t on a farm. It involved politicians, and it was held on the lawn of California’s State Capitol. This innovative mid-June version of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner series started with a reception during which guests...
Ellen Hoverkamp’s compositions of just-picked flowers, leaves and herbs are modern-day versions of 17th and 18th century herbarium studies – except, instead of pressing and preserving Dahlia petals that eventually yellow with age, she digitally captures three-dimensional blooms in...
The Conversation Special to The Weather Network The problem is that our pursuit of goodwill and affection towards humanity through the giving of cut flowers is hurting the number-one lady in all of our lives: Mother Nature. If those...
Pink roses bloom on a rose bush at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin. Roses come in a plethora of colors now, not just the traditional red. (Special Photo) On Valentine’s Day, the demand for...
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....
HARTFORD — Newtown will be well represented later this week during the 37th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. Peg Townsend of Bethel, a member of both The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown and The Garden Club...
As 49 white roses were looped one by one into a fence surrounding the gay nightclub Pulse, Jaime O'Dwyer wondered how it came to this. Steps away from her was the spot where 49 people were murdered by a...
Bill McKinley, director of Texas A&M’s Benz School of Floral Design, works on a wreath that was hung on the bridge to Barbara Bush’s grave site. Photo courtesy of Nicole McKinley Sympathy design work and tributes are part...
3-Dimensional Décor

3-Dimensional Décor

Inspired by the ruching technique of a seamstress, this embellishment is fast, easy and customizable for any floral combination with your choice of favorite ribbon. Here, designer Lori McNorton chose a striking black-and-white ribbon to embellish the front of...
The canvas for FloralFest 2018 in historic Istanbul, Turkey, was Küçükçiftlik Park, where the palette was a spectacular array of richly colored flowers arranged in just about every medium imaginable. A stroll through this year’s venue invited more than...
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