Christmas Is Here At Last
We couldn’t possibly have a newsletter in December without making it all about the holidays! Here, we have highlighted some of our favorite posts from this month. So keep reading for great Christmas ideas, tips and fun!
FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement For December
At Christmas, All Roads Lead Home — Don’t Forget To Bring Flowers! This Christmas, take home a gorgeous flower arrangement, in a style everyone will love! Whether it’s for mom, the wife, girlfriend, family or friends — everyone is sure to love Seasonal Style. This is our hands-down favorite for this month! It’s unique colors and shiny Christmas ornaments make this a holiday flower arrangement you won’t soon forget!
If you can’t make it home for Christmas, flowers make the perfect gift! Simply call up your hometown, local florist, or use Flower Shop Network’s handy local florist directory to find a local florist. They will create a spectacular design, (this one’s great, but pick your favorite!) and deliver it right on time to the one you love!
Glitz & Glam: This Ain’t Your Momma’s Christmas Decor
Are you tired of the traditional red and green we see every year at this time? You’re not alone. Many people are opting for a more quirky Christmas look. This year, opt for the Glitz & Glam Christmas!
For this outrageous look, channel your inner child and go wild and crazy when selecting your Christmas decorations and ornaments. Pick bright and playful contemporary colors like hot pink and electric blue. Use over-sized Christmas ornaments and trendy Christmas tree picks to take your look to the next level (literally).
See more Glitz & Glam Christmas Decor…
Point The Way To Christmas With Beautiful Poinsettias!
Poinsettias are hands-down THE Christmas houseplant. Point yourself towards your holiday florist to find the best selection AND the most varieties of Christmas poinsettias. Poinsettias that come from your local florist are often far better quality and come in a LOT more colors than you would normally find at a department store.
Read More About Christmas Poinsettias…
The Modern Flower Shop: Bay Bouquet
Last week, I was able to interview Tony Swick, from Bay Bouquet in Tampa, about their recent relocation to a larger, more urban-style store. One step inside this store and you will notice it’s unlike any flower shop you’ve ever seen. There is a high level of comfort: couch, seating area, refreshments. The store has a very urban spa-like feeling. This definitely isn’t your grandma’s flower shop, and will give Bay Bouquet a big step ahead in attracting younger clients.
“When people go to a flower shop, they go for flowers, and that’s what we do — flowers.”
Find out more about The Modern Flower Shop: Bay Bouquet…
AMARYLLIS: The Show-Stopping Diva of Houseplants
The Amaryllis is quickly becoming a favorite, trendy houseplant for Christmas. Rivaling the larger, more traditional poinsettias. But there is far more to the Amaryllis than just being a Christmas decoration. Read all about this fascinating flower in this article!
Find out more about the Amaryllis
Every week our Plant Expert answers YOUR most challenging plant care & identification questions.
Flower Shop Network‘s Plant Expert Reply: Yes, you do continue watering your poinsettia as normal during those months. Water only when the soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to over-water it and don’t allow it to stand in water.
How To Make Poinsettias Re-Bloom
Poinsettia flowering is “photoperiodcally” induced, meaning they flower when the nights are long enough. From October 1st through mid-December, poinsettias must have 12-14 hours of darkness and 10-12 hours of natural light daily. Complete darkness is imperative to blooming. Once the bract begins to show color, continue with normal poinsettia care.
Read more about poinsettia care…
The toxicity level of the Christmas poinsettia has been completely blown out of proportion. Believe it or not, the poinsettia is actually quite harmless to both children and pets. No plant has been tested more than the poinsettia for toxicity, but all tests come up negative or very low. Even so, you should never place a plant on the same level as small kids and pets. Although the plant might not hurt them; they can sure do a number on the plant! Read More
JUST FOR FLORISTS
Florist Tips: 5 Facebook Things To Do For The Holidays
For local florists, it’s a good idea to keep your Facebook friends updated with your latest specials and promotions, and this is especially important as we near the holidays. By keeping the interest of your followers, you are sure to increase your shops productivity in the upcoming season.
FSN’s Holiday Orders Checklist
Remember to keep this checklist in mind when processing your orders this holiday season.
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