Changing Times

Changing Times

CHANGING TIMES    Latest sympathy trends reflect evolving traditions If your business includes sympathy flowers, then you know: Cremations have surpassed burials. In addition, more families are choosing life celebrations and other non-traditional ceremonies. And memorial services are often...Read more

Red Roses at Christmas

Red Roses at Christmas

(Not) Seeing Red at Christmas It is the Christmas season in your flower shop. You have crafted and curated a magical wonderland of holiday merchandising throughout. Everywhere you turn, there is a new yuletide treasure to behold – and to purchase. But your prospective customer looks vexed. She...Read more

International Design

International Design

By: Garrett Skupinski, CF Globe Trotting Traveling to Italy to compete at Arteflorando SAFIA E20   Recently I had the distinct privilege of representing the United States at Arteflorando SAFIA E20 in Leverano, Italy. Arteflorando SAFIA E20 is an international floral design competition...Read more

Flower Food: A Dosing Discourse

Flower Food: A Dosing Discourse

As British glam rockers The Sweet cautioned long ago, “Love is like oxygen. You get too much, you get too high. Not enough and you’re going to die.” And so it is with flower food. While beneficial in proper measure to a cut flower’s beauty and vitality, flower food used improperly can either be...Read more

Sanitation Nation

Sanitation Nation

So many products for sale to help us clean and sanitize. Never before in human history have we had so many potions, lotions, and gadgets readily available to keep our environment sterile. In most public places, for example grocery stores, schools, or hospitals, “sanitation stations” fully...Read more

To Cut or Not to Cut?

To Cut or Not to Cut?

We try to cut, or cut out, a lot of things from our day to day lives. We cut calories, we cut spending, we cut corners sometimes if we have to (which doesn’t always work out in our favor). Time seems to be our most valuable commodity. With it we can do so many things,Read more

Flowers are Foodies too!

Flowers are Foodies too!

We’ve all heard of Foodies, the people among us with discerning taste buds that truly savor every morsel.  If you have had the good fortune to receive an invitation to a Foodie’s dinner party, or you yourself are a Foodie, then you can appreciate that the key to creating a dish everyone will...Read more

A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

There is no argument, roses are hands down the “it” flower.  The rose is, throughout history, the most widely recognized and celebrated flower.  Across a broad spectrum of mediums you will find roses on display, a fantastic feast for the senses.  And the common theme in this multitude of...Read more

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