Inspired and motivated by her grandparents and mother to join the floral business, Robin Fordham opened the doors to Robin’s Main Street Florist in January of 2016. Since her grandparents and mother were owners of a greenhouse and flower shop, it was inevitable that Robin would grow up with a passion for flowers. Always wanting to make something of this talent of hers, she finally pursued her dream and opened her very own flower shop in Marshville, NC. [Read more…]
The Poinsettia is an icon of Christmas and can be found in many homes across the United States during the holidays. Do you know why the Poinsettia is associated with Christmas? Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful flower and how it became so popular!
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a florist looks like? Sometimes it’s not as glamorous as you may think. Step into the life of Keira Lennox, a florist who shares what it is really like to run a flower shop.
Carnations are the second most popular cut flower in the world, right behind the rose! Keep reading to see what makes this prized flower so popular!
- Carnations come in a wide variety of colors, but white carnations will change their color in 24 hours if you add food coloring to the water. Just add a few drops and wait for the transformation!
- Europe used carnations for decoration but also as a flavoring agent for beer, wine and liquors.
- Carnations are actually bad luck in France and are used for funeral arrangements.
- The carnation is the birth flower of January.
- The scarlet carnation has been chosen as Ohio’s state flower.
Parkway Floral has raised the bar for flower shops with their going green initiatives and excellent customer service. Their dedicated staff and years of experience in the industry keeps customers coming back!
Parkway Floral proudly serves the South Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. They are a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated since 1951.
A large antique sign hangs above this flower shop that reads, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Trade old vases for a green plant.” Parkway Floral strives to make recycling and being green an important aspect in all of their business efforts. They even encourage customers to trade in their old vases for a free green plant!
Gerberas top the charts as the fifth most popular flower in the world. Their dramatic appearance and ability to last up to two weeks in a vase has made this flower famous. This bloom comes in a variety of bright and pastel colors, making it perfect for any occasion.
Origins & Symbolism
Gerberas are named after Trauggott Gerver, a botanist and physician from Germany in 1737. The flower originates from South Africa, Asia, and South America.
The Gerbera Daisy is a symbol of innocence, purity and cheerfulness. It is a member of the family of daisies, asters and sunflowers. Legend has it that the Gerbera is a symbol for modesty. According to the legend, a nymph, so incredibly beautiful, was never left alone by suitors. She was so tired of being followed that one day the nymph, in order to have peace, decided to turn herself into a Gerbera Daisy.
Laughter and smiles filled the Flower Shop Network order transfer room Friday afternoon when a dozen delicious cupcakes, a large box of cookies and candies, and a mouth-watering cake was delivered. The unexpected afternoon treats touched hearts and showed our FSN family once again how amazing our local florists are.
Skip and Esther Vergers are the proud owners of Lighthouse Point Flowers in Florida. Their flower shop has been in business for decades and they have been a part of the Flower Shop Network family for seven years.
Our FSN Order Transfer Department and Sales Representatives have helped Skip and Esther over the years and have developed strong relationships with the couple. A few weeks ago during a phone conversation, they learned that Skip was finishing his chemotherapy treatments in two weeks and was preparing for surgery. The department sent Skip and Esther a card along with an email to let them know that they are loved and cared for by their FSN family.
A Sweet Surprise
Much to everyone’s surprise, the next week a huge delivery of sweets arrived at the office. A note was taped to the top of the box that said, “Special thanks for all of your concern and best wishes! It means so much to us! Love y’all! – Skip and Esther.”
The entire office was absolutely blown away by the Vergers’ kindness and generosity. It is a day at the office that won’t be forgotten. To everyone that has spoken to this sweet couple, they are more than just members of FSN. They are dear friends, and one simple card of well wishes touched their hearts.
This type of relationship is what we are striving for at Flower Shop Network. Our goal is to be a true partner for local florists. Helping florists across the country with their needs and providing solutions to their problems without taking over their business.
Our vision is to see local flower shops across the country thriving. Stories like this encourage us and give us the motivation to continue making strides towards our goal.
The Kangaroo Paw may not be exactly what you’d expect to find in your flower arrangement, but this unique bloom can add a truly spectacular look to your bouquets. Find out more about this unusual flower and where it gets its name.
Origin & Symbolism
As you can imagine with a name like Kangaroo Paw, this flower originates from western Australia. Its genus name is Anigozanthos and is derived from the Greek words ‘anises’ meaning unequal, or oblique and ‘anthos’ meaning flower. The symbolism behind its name literally means unequal, which is how this flower appears. The flower is comprised of six uneven parts which gives it the characteristics of an outstretched Kangaroo paw. This is how it received the nickname Kangaroo Paw, and is also sometimes called Catspaw or Money Paw, depending on the shape of the flower.
We are excited to recognize Flowers By Emslie & Company for serving the Barre, Vermont area for almost 120 years! This local flower shop opened in 1897 and has been thriving ever since.
Two cousins originally opened the flower shop and grew their own vegetables and flowers. The cousins used a wooden sleigh pulled by horses to deliver their goods to customers. A coal burning stove was used during the winter time to keep everything warm. The sleigh remains in the shop today and is still used as a beautiful display shelf.