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Flower Spotlight: Anemone

Anemones, not to be confused with the sea creatures, are a mysterious flower with many meanings. You won’t find them growing in the ocean, but they can be found all across the globe. There are more than 100 different varieties and they come in many different colors.  [Read more…]

September ’17 Card Messages

You’ve narrowed down which bouquet to send. If you’re not sure what message should go on the card, we have a few ideas. From belated birthdays to letting your neighbor know they’re the greatest, we have your September card messages covered. [Read more…]

Floral Industry Prepares for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, the floral industry is bracing for a hit to one of the most important floral hubs in the industry: Miami. All flowers coming from South America are imported through Miami. Hurricane Irma is likely to shut down the airport for several days, but many wholesalers and florists are already preparing for the worst. After the airport re-opens, there will still be an issue with product being delivered to wholesalers by truck because there is no way to know how significant the damage from the storm will be.  [Read more…]

Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources for Florists

The following is a list of resources for anyone in the floral community who is looking for assistance, and also a list of members of the floral community who are assisting in the relief efforts if you are looking for a way to help the people of Houston who have been affected. We will try to keep this list updated to the best of our abilities.

For Florists

Texas State Floral Association/AIFD
Accepting donations for the Hurricane Harvey Florist Fund. 100% of donations will go towards rebuilding the Texas floral industry.
http://www.aifdfoundation.org/index.php
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Arkansas Florists Association Annual Convention 2017

On August 19th, I had the pleasure of attending the 65th annual Arkansas Florists Association Annual Convention. With a theme like Wild Wilde Masquerade, I had no doubts that the florals would be gorgeous. And they did not disappoint. In fact, the designs were breathtaking. Take a look at a few the centerpieces for the banquet:

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Your Favorite Flowers That Are Acutally Shrubs

Sure, all flowers grow from the ground, but many of your favorites come from shrubs and aren’t your standard annuals or perennials. These flowering shrubs can be a highlight to your landscape as well as your flower arrangements. [Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Sunflower

The sunflower isn’t unusual. It’s normally not a flower that people go bonkers over trying to get. It’s actually quite common, and some may wonder how it even finds its way from the field into arrangements. Those who overlook its beauty don’t realize that they are missing out on a pretty awesome flower! [Read more…]

Fun Ideas for Back to School Flowers

The time has come to start a new school year. Some will be starting school for the very first time, while others will only be settling into a new classroom. After a summer packed full of fun, getting back into a routine can be stressful for kids and teachers alike. Send them a little something to brighten up the day, and remind them that you are thinking of them, even while they are at school. [Read more…]

Flowers and Ice Cream

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Tennessee State Florists’ Association Floral Expo. During the show, the association hosted an awesome luncheon filled with some amazing floral arrangements of all kinds. However, there was only one arrangement that really got me thinking, “I need a strawberry milkshake, ASAP!” [Read more…]

August ’17 Card Messages

Need some inspiration for National Tell a Joke Day? We have that and more in our August card messages!

Back to School

It’s a brand new year. Make some new friends, create new memories, and have fun!

ABC’s and 123’s, science and geography…You’ve learned them all. Now you’re beginning your next big journey, college! Good luck! [Read more…]