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Friday Florist Recap 11/15 – 11/21: Artistic Expressions

This week brings many instances of unbridled floral beauty. From gorgeous wedding pictures to breathtaking special occasion and elegant sympathy, I think you’ll agree that all of our featured florists have really outdone themselves. Sit back and enjoy these beautiful instances of artistic expression!

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Gorgeous wedding show work from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Gorgeous wedding show work from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 11/8 – 11/14: A Fondness For Fall

Temperatures continue to fall, and autumn has never looked better than it does in the hands of these florists. This week showcases a gorgeous collection of floral arrangements and designs you’re sure to love. So sit back, relax and in the beauty you find you’re sure to discover a fondness for fall.

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Stunning colors and textures from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Stunning colors and textures from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 11/1 – 11/7: Stunning Fall Arrangements

This week takes us ever deeper into fall as we received some absolutely stunning fall-themed arrangements. These florists have taken an already gorgeous time of year and added creative flair and style as well as unbelievable beauty. Enjoy your photographic journey through these amazing fall flowers.

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Magnificent bouquet from Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Magnificent bouquet from Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 10/25 – 10/31: Spooktacular Floral Display

We have an explosion of fall arrangements for you this week that range from excellently designed Halloween-themes to a beautiful tapestry of oranges, reds and yellows. Sit back, relax and enjoy this spooktacular floral display!

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Wedding table decoration from River Birch Florist in Locust Hill, VA

Wedding table decoration from River Birch Florist in Locust Hill, VA

Exquisite bouquet from Robyn at Flowers and More in Fresno, CA

Exquisite bouquet from Robyn at Flowers and More in Fresno, CA [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 10/18 – 10/24: Fall Floral Fabulousness

Fall is in full bloom at your local flower shop as the entries this week illustrate perfectly. We have amazing arrangements this week evoking the spirit of the season, paying tribute to those who have passed on and celebrating the beauty and celebration of life found in love. Scroll on through and enjoy this display of fall floral fabulousness.

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Stunning bridal bouquet from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Stunning bridal bouquet from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Special Occasion Flowers

Breathtaking donation to a local hospice from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Breathtaking donation to a local hospice from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Seasonal arrangement from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Seasonal arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Elegant fall table design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Elegant fall table design from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Some Boss's Day flowers from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Some Boss’s Day flowers from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Sympathy Flowers

Lovely spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Beautiful sympathy piece from Bud's In Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful sympathy piece from Bud’s In Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Lovely design from Crow River Floral and Gifts in Hutchinson, MN

Lovely design from Crow River Floral and Gifts in Hutchinson, MN

Funeral tribute for an outdoorsman from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Funeral tribute for an outdoorsman from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Lovely standing spray from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

Sympathy spray from Bud's In Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Sympathy spray from Bud’s In Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Sympathy tribute for a military husband and father from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Sympathy tribute for a military husband and father from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!

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Friday Florist Recap 10/11 – 10/17: Fragrance of Fall

Fall wedding season is beautiful, as is any other floral arrangement made this time of year. The oranges and reds, the explosions of color, it all comes together to make some of the most gorgeous floral work you’ll see all year, and we have it right here! Scroll through and imagine the delicate fragrance of fall.

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A beautiful bridal bouquet from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

A beautiful bridal bouquet from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

Breathtaking bouquet from All Occasion Silk Creations in Imperial, PA

Breathtaking bouquet from All Occasion Silk Creations in Imperial, PA [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 10/4 – 10/10: Creativity Abounds

We have a magnificent selection for you this week. Our florists have done an amazing job and have brought you as abundance of creative beauty evoking everything from the beauty of fall to a floral depiction of love. Enjoy this scenic tour through floral beauty where creativity abounds!

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Gorgeous wedding bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Gorgeous wedding bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 9/27 – 10/3: Falling Into Autumn

Our florists really pulled out the stops this week as they presented us with absolutely stunning designs for every category. Immerse yourself in the elegant beauty of fall wedding season, prepare for some darker imagery contained in special occasions and be blown away by the creativity and care taken for each sympathy piece. Come with us as we fall into autumn!

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Gorgeous wedding bouquet from River Birch Florist in Locust Hill, VA

Gorgeous wedding bouquet from River Birch Florist in Locust Hill, VA [Read more…]

Friday Florist Recap 9/20 – 9/26: A Bastion of Beauty

Autumn has arrived, and a few of our florists were obviously prepared to celebrate the changing season. This week’s post is a gorgeous collection of floral elegance with pics that celebrate both the last days of summer and the first moments of fall. Whichever season is represented, there’s no doubt that they stand strong as a bastion of beauty!

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Amazing bouquet from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Amazing bouquet from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Exquisite bridal bouquet from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Exquisite bridal bouquet from Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd. in Victoria, BC [Read more…]

Win 4 Complete FloralStrategies Webinars in FSN’s ‘Tips for Training’ Giveaway!

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Yes, you read that right!

The Prize

Flower Shop Network and FloralStrategies are offering 4 complete webinars which feature the one and only Tim Huckabee* FREE to the florist who submits the best and most useful tip or trick. Here is a list of the webinars in the offing:

  1. Easy Sales Skills

  2. Handle Complaints Better

  3. Flower Shop Management

  4. SuperCharge Your Designs

Each of these webinars retails for approximately $100. But you can win all of them, a $400 value!

Tips for Training Contest

So how do you win? Easy. Starting September 22, 2014, submit an industry tip or trick that you find helpful in the daily running of your business. It can be a flower care or preparation tip, a marketing tip, an organization tip or anything else that you find helpful in the running of a successful flower shop!

If you want to win, you’ll need to dig deep into your bag of tricks and come up with something unique and helpful!

On October 22, Flower Shop Network will compile the submitted entries, read them thoroughly and select the top 3. Those 3 entries will then be placed on the Bloomin’ Blog and we will will conduct an anonymous poll on Facebook starting October 24, so YOU can pick the winner! The poll numbers will be tallied and a winner announced on October 31. (If you haven’t already, go here and click Like on our Facebook page so you can vote when the time comes.)

No purchase necessary, no monetary commitments, just submit a helpful tip designed to make the lives of your fellow florists easier. What are you waiting for? Send your video or written submission to our online form. One submission per shop, please.

* Tim Huckabee, AIFSE, founded FloralStrategies in 1997. He learned every aspect of the flower business while working at Surroundings in New York City. Looking for more challenge, he decided to start a company to meet an unfulfilled need in the industry: on-site customized training for florists. He crafted the process to factor in the variables of the local market, regional prices and design styles and personalities of the staff. There truly is no flower shop too small or large to benefit from FloralStrategies training.