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Florist Spotlight: Forget Me Not Florist

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists and we want to share their stories with you! This month, we’re highlighting Forget Me Not Florist. Owner Rebecca Fitzgerald has been in the floral business for 22 years. Learn about Forget Me Not Florist and what advice they have for other florists! [Read more…]

Why You Should Petal It Forward

For the past five years, florists around the nation have taken part in SAF’s goodwill initiative, Petal It Forward. While this year has been different in more ways than imagined, Petal It Forward is still happening and is more important than ever. In mid-July, 53% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively affected due to COVID-19. Flowers have been scientifically proven to positively affect emotional and mental health. That’s why participating in Petal It Forward has never been more critical than in 2020. If that wasn’t enough, here are a few other reasons why you should Petal It Forward on October 21st: [Read more…]

Florist Spotlight: Buds ‘n Bows

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists and we want to share their stories with you! This month, we’re highlighting one of our first members, Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop! Owners Keith and Paula Wognon started Buds ‘n Bows in January 1995, but have been in the floral business since 1978. Learn about Buds ‘n Bows and what advice they have for other florists! [Read more…]

Florist Spotlight: Allan’s Flowers

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists—including Allan’s Flowers! Since the start of COVID-19, Allan’s Flowers has been working to provide flowers to their community and keep their employees and customers safe. They partnered with a local restaurant, providing delivery services to those customers as well as their own. Check out more about what they’ve been doing and what tips they have for other florists during this time! [Read more…]

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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