Ten of America’s most talented floral designers faced off in the FTD America’s Cup at AIFD National Symposium in Washington, D.C., in July. The winner will represent the United States in FTD World Cup, which will be held at...
When progressive and curious flower people come together, it’s no surprise that innovative ideas develop, align and reemerge with a new focus. That’s exactly what took place at the second annual Slow Flowers Summit on June 29, which drew...
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Podere La Rocca

Podere La Rocca is an 80-year-old farmhouse, situated amid acres of grapes, pears and wheat. Close to Montepulciano. Podere La Rocca is owned by second-generation family, Elena Alessio, Federico Alessandra and Marianna Alessandra. Florists's Review, Susan Mcleary and Hitomi Gilliam stopped...
Lavish floral décor by renowned designers to exhilarate and revitalize your creative processes. By Wendy Lee When you look at the glitzy and glamorous photos of someone else’s floral design work, do you ever feel envious? Do you wonder if...
At the 2018 edition of the International Floriculture Expo (IFE), held the last week in June in Chicago, more than 225 vendors showcased new products and services to the nearly 1,500 floral professionals in attendance. Many of the exhibitors...
La Fête de Jardins & Loisirs

La Fête de Jardins & Loisirs

Nestled among rolling green valleys and meandering rivers, Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne, about an hour southeast of Brussels, Belgium, was the enchanting setting for the 14th edition of La Fête de Jardins & Loisirs held May 27. Once an...
For the third year running, Certified American Grown Flowers worked with The Congressional Club to guarantee that all of the flowers and foliage featured at this year’s First Lady’s Luncheon, held May 15 in Washington, D.C, were American Grown. Every...
In the midst of one of the harshest winters on record, the Windy City offered a fresh breath of spring air to thousands of flower lovers and gardening veterans and families of all ages with the return of...
The Maple Leaf Cup

The Maple Leaf Cup

The third annual Maple Leaf Cup floral design competition was held on March 23 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Edmonton Home & Garden Show. This year, there were 20 competitors from across Canada competing for the huge opportunity...
Team Flower Conference

Team Flower Conference

Team Flower, a worldwide community serving the floral industry hosted its first annual conference in March. Sweet Root Village, la Musa de las Flores, Martha Stewart Weddings, Colonial House of Flowers, Mayesh Wholesale Florist, James Farmer Inc., Florists’ Review,...
On March 20-22, the 2018 World Floral Expo took place in Rosemont (Chicago), Ill. The event was well attended, with thousands of flower importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers from around the country visiting the show. Attendees represented nearly 30...
Nearly 900 delegates attended the highly anticipated World Balloon Convention (WBC) 2018, held March 14-17, in San Diego, Calif. Hosted by Pioneer Balloon Company, the event showcased balloon artists and creations from across the globe with delegates representing 52...
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show has been a beloved annual tradition since 1829. It is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event bringing the flower experience to more than 250,000 attendees every year. This year’s theme, “Wonders of Water,”...
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...
This year’s Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association ( WUMFA) convention combined hard-hitting business sessions with a variety of design presentations. The event was held April 6-8 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Derrick Myers, CPA,...
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...
ASTANA FLORA EXPO 2018

ASTANA FLORA EXPO 2018

Specialists from various flower, landscaping and greenhouse industries gathered April 11-13 in Astana, Kazakhstan (home of the 2017 World's Fair, Expo 2017 Astana), for the ninth annual Astana Flora Expo 2018 to explore products, developments and trends in floriculture...
In the past, if you asked someone to locate Dubai on a map, the common response would be a bewildered expression. Today, however, people are taking notice of this country’s modernization and global progress. One area gaining attention is...
"Fleuramour – Crystal & Flowers” traveled in April to the sparkling world of Val Saint Lambert, the venerable 192-year-old Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer in the historic Walloon municipality of Seraing, which lies along the Meuse River in the province...
A Mountain of Flowers and Fun Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, Fallbrook On April 7, the 2018 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour kicked off at Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Fallbrook, Calif., where 154 guests experienced a spectacular evening on...
It was a privilege to observe the Flora & Fauna Fashion Show at , Va., on May 2, both from behind the scenes and as an audience member. The best way to describe the event: a celebration! The floral couture...
Holiday Cheer: Noted for its Japanese motif inspiration and enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, “Hanami” is poised to transform holiday décor options to higher levels of luxury and sophistication this coming season. The trend’s palette of deep maroons...
RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gardens The Chelsea Flower Show 2018 is over for another year. The most anticipated horticultural event on the gardening calendar has graced us with the most beautiful, empowering and captivating gardens this year, all of...
A volunteer makes a small bouquet of flowers on Friday at The Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center in Jessup, for the many runners participating in Saturday’s annual Race of the Saints. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer Story by Frank...
We often hear the phrase, “Love is in the details.” If that’s the case, the flowered-chair-back detail is surely a favorite and able to convey an extra measure of beauty and love at a wedding or reception. The options...
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