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Community Minded Florists

On March 3rd, devastation hit the people living in Southeast Alabama. Strong tornadoes tore through the area leaving destruction everywhere it went. Sadly, twenty-three people were killed in the path of the tornadoes, and many more were injured. Over the next two weeks, the community has come together to bring to heal. [Read more…]

FSN Bids Farewell to Love at First Sight Floral & Design

In our lives, we are often gifted with a specific set of skills. Some are inventors and mathematicians, others are musicians, artists, and writers. For Suzanne Farmmartino, the owner of Love at First Sight Floral & Design, designing is in her blood. From fashion designing to flowers, she has always found herself creating. Over the last 28 years, Suzanne has successfully built what can only be described as a floral empire. But as they say, all good things must come to an end, and for Suzanne, she has decided now is the time to retire and pass her dynasty on to someone new. [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…]

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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For the Love of Floral Design

Floral design day takes place each year on February 28th. It is a day dedicated to floral design as an art form. To celebrate this year, we are bringing you some tips to help create your own floral artwork! [Read more…]

Why Gamble? Order Local!

“I can’t thank Poplarville Floral enough for the beautiful flowers my brother and sister-in-law received. I tried to go through [online floral retailer] but had to do a $100 order to get them delivered. So, I took a chance and ordered local. I will be ordering Christmas arrangements from this shop in the future.” – Dorothy Tasker

“So, I took a chance and ordered local…” [Read more…]

Florists are Planning to Spread Smiles Nationwide!

“Paying it forward” is a movement that has swept across the United States. Receiving something unexpected brings smiles, joy and sometimes even tears. This year local florists are taking part in the movement to spread happiness nationwide.

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Flowers Are the Environment

As Olympians were awarded their medals on the prestigious Olympic podium, many people noticed that they were not receiving flowers as usual but a small statue instead. A Rio 2016 spokesperson stated that the change was a part of the committee’s bigger mission to limit the environmental damage from the 2016 games, claiming that flowers are not environmentally responsible. This statement angered many organic flower farmers and florists around the world who strive to always sell environmentally friendly flowers.

Many people were confused by this decision and turned to social media to voice their opinion. [Read more…]