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Fall Harvest Floral Inspiration

Have you been searching for the perfect fall decor for your home? The table, your porch, or front yard, fall flowers can steal the show with their bright colors. The fall harvest gives us cooler temperatures, funky design elements, and beautiful foliage that lasts through November (if we’re lucky). [Read more…]

October ’17 Card Messages

It’s a spooky time of year. Instead of handing out tricks this October, send the ones you love a few treats! There are lots of gorgeous flowers that bloom in the fall, like chrysanthemums and dahlias. Embrace the fall foliage and send an arrangement in shades of red, orange, and yellow. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, send a vase of pink roses and don’t forget to add a pink ribbon! Now that the flowers are taken care of, check out these card messages to make things even sweeter. [Read more…]

Making Magic at Mannes Petals

Florists often wear many hats. They are an integral part of the major moments in our lives and embrace this important place with pride. Mannes Petals and Patchwork in Freeman, South Dakota is certainly one of those florists. Owned by Mary and Ken Mannes, Mannes Petals and Patchwork is a trend-forward shop that loves to create designer florals. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers October ’17

It’s October, and that means the return of pumpkin everything, leaves falling, and friends gathering together. Flowers in season are also changing, but there are still plenty of gorgeous blooms to be found. Now you just need a reason to send them!  If these 5 aren’t enough, here are a couple of extras: Boss’s day is October 16th, and Sweetest day is October 21st. [Read more…]

Together We Bloom

In the last several weeks, natural disasters have racked our country. There have been wildfires burning in the Northwest. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on the Texas Gulf and Florida, and there has been subsequent flooding and storms related to them.

Heartbreaking may be the first word to come to mind when you think of all the homes and businesses that have been destroyed. Lives have been interrupted, uprooted, and lost. [Read more…]

Get Ready to Petal it Forward!

Mark your calendars! October 11, 2017, is the date set for Society of American Florists‘ third annual “Petal It Forward” event. So far there are florists in 44 states participating. [Read more…]

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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