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Have May Day Flowers Wilted Away?

Posted on April 24th, 2019
Blog, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History
The unique and beautiful traditions of May Day have sadly become lost and wilted over time—is it time to bring them back? Spring is finally here! This time of year is often associated with floral holidays like Easter and Mother's Day, but years ago, the season used to start in earnest with May Day. When Did May Day Start? The earliest known history of May celebrations began with the Floralia, the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. This festival…

Add a Twist of Floral to Your Cocktail: Flower-Infused Drinks

Posted on March 20th, 2019
Blog, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, photos
flower-infused-drinks Flower-infused drinks have been around for centuries, but they're enjoying new popularity today! Over the last couple years you may have seen flower-infused drinks popping up more frequently at bars and restaurants, and on television, social media and more. Flowers like rose, lavender, hibiscus, and daisy are leaving their mark on the shelves, but is this beneficial for florists? With Spring just now arriving, why not learn how to floral infuse not only food but beverages as well! …

2019 Unexpected Floral Trend – Dried Flowers

Posted on February 6th, 2019
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, photos, Stunning Photo Galleries
2019-trends-dried-flowers A 4,000-year-old trend is making its rounds again! That's right—preserving or drying flowers date back 4,000 years ago to the Egyptians. These dried flowers were presented in funeral ceremonies, with each flower being chosen for a symbolic meaning within their religion. From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, dried flowers are making their way back in 2019. The growing DIY movement and popularity of natural products is allowing dried florals to see a new light. This is a great opportunity to let customers know after receiving or purchasing a fresh…

We’re Thankful for Florists!

Posted on November 21st, 2018
Floral Design, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop
The world as we know it could never manage without florists. With the holiday season on our doorstep and all the long days it entails, we want to remind you how your work brings warmth to your community and all humankind! It may sound a bit cheesy but it's a sentiment we feel is worth exploring. Florists are behind bringing so much beauty and sweet memories into the world, and your passion for the floral industry is recognized and very deeply needed.   [caption id="attachment_12223" align="aligncenter"…

The History of Valentine’s Day

Posted on January 24th, 2018
Blog, florals for Valentines, Flower History, Valentine's Day
Ever wonder how we came to celebrate Valentine's Day with roses? Valentine's Day is observed all across the world, and many consider this one of their favorite holidays. Celebrating romantic love, friendship, kindness and sweetness with flowers as the #2 most gifted, candy-chocolate #3 and greeting cards being #1. How Valentine's Day…

The Priciest Flowers in the World

Posted on January 2nd, 2018
Blog, Expensive Flowers, Flower Fun, Flower History, Uncategorized
Flowers are an alluring gift from nature, with their amazing aroma and natural in-depth beauty. Although flowers are commonly very affordable, there are some that can get pricey. Let’s review some of the world’s most expensive blooms. …

Florists’ Thoughts: Three Generations of Flowers

Posted on September 27th, 2017
Blog, Florists for Change, Florists' Thoughts, Flower History, Opening a Flower Shop, weddings
florist-generations Family-owned floral businesses rarely survive the transition from the first generation to the second. As a matter of fact, in this day and age, they are becoming more and more obsolete. Many studies have shown that there is a high impact on family-owned and run businesses on our economy. In the floral industry, there was a time when this was the norm: a local flower shop stayed in the family, resulting in a local staple, while the whole family was able to live comfortably from running the family-owned flower shop. There was…

10 Mind-Blowing Flower Facts!

Posted on September 20th, 2017
Blog, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History
mindblowing-flower-facts Flowers are impactful, beautiful and full of awesome fun facts. Some of you may already know and others you may just learn about today, either way, you can never know enough fun flower facts. Not only do flowers offer us visual and emotional well-being they have amazing appeal and history. Let's dive right into these mind-blowing flower facts.   …