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  • Celebrating, Promoting and Selling American Grown Flowers and Foliage
  • Best in Blooms Contest Finalists and Winner
  • The Therapeutic Power of Flowers
  • Flower Farming: Challenges and Rewards
  • Floristry as a Second Career
  • Business of Farmer Markets
  • Creative Tutorials
  • Coming Events and Much More!

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Chrysanthemums for summer vibes

Chrysanthemums for summer vibes

Chrysanthemum styling ideas tailored to the summer trends of 2024. Full Article Below Source Chrysanthemums for summer vibes These are the summer trends of 2024 Manfred Hoffman - creative director of the German florists' association FDF - and floral arranger Oliver...

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AIFD Symposium Emerge

AIFD Symposium Emerge

 The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) successfully concluded its highly anticipated Emerge Symposium, held from July 2-6, 2024, at the Signia by Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. The event attracted over 700 attendees from numerous...

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Dutch Lily Days 2024

Dutch Lily Days 2024

From June 4 to 7, thirteen lily bulb exporters opened their doors to the international lily trade, giving visitors insight into the quality and characteristics of the large number of diverse varieties. Full Article Below Source Impressive Dutch Lily Days 2024 From...

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New Fund Established Honoring Kathleen Kennicott

New Fund Established Honoring Kathleen Kennicott

In October of 2023, the Katie Kennicott Memorial Tribute was established, honoring Katie's life. Through months of continued contributions and additional funds from Katie's loving husband, Harrison "Red" Kennicott, the fund has grown from a tribute fund (under...

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Celebrating, Promoting and Selling American-grown Flowers and Foliage

By Nita Robertson, AIFD Throughout the American countryside, there exists a community of cut flower farmers whose passion blooms as brightly as the petals they cultivate. Their dedication goes beyond just growing flowers; it’s about fostering a connection with the...

Pets and Petals

By Nita Robertson, AIFD Welcome to the whimsical world where pets and petals intertwine! In our 2024 “Pets and Petals Design Contest,” nearly 60 talented floral designers showcased their creative and clever floral designs crafted specifically for animals. From elegant...

International Floral Design Stars

Our annual spotlight on artists who are delivering innovative performances on the global stage with flowers. By Tonneli Grüetter It is with great excitement we share our curation of rising “International Design Stars” for 2024. Each year, we prepare this feature with...

Flowers in Your Hair and Everywhere

The Renaissance of Wearable Flowers By Molly Lucille Presented by Boutstix Magnets Throughout history, people have adorned themselves with flowers. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans adorned their champions and gods with head wreaths of blossoms, laurel and olive;...

55 Top Event Florists of 2024

By Tonneli Grüetter Florists’ Review is proud to share our “55 Top Event Florists of 2024,” selected from regions across America. These industry leaders represent the bright future of event florals. Standing on a level all their own, these talented designers blend...

FEATURES

Pets and Petals

Pets and Petals

By Nita Robertson, AIFD Welcome to the whimsical world where pets and petals intertwine! In our 2024 “Pets and Petals Design Contest,” nearly 60 talented floral designers showcased their creative and clever floral designs crafted specifically for animals. From elegant...

International Floral Design Stars

International Floral Design Stars

Our annual spotlight on artists who are delivering innovative performances on the global stage with flowers. By Tonneli Grüetter It is with great excitement we share our curation of rising “International Design Stars” for 2024. Each year, we prepare this feature with...

Flowers in Your Hair and Everywhere

Flowers in Your Hair and Everywhere

The Renaissance of Wearable Flowers By Molly Lucille Presented by Boutstix Magnets Throughout history, people have adorned themselves with flowers. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans adorned their champions and gods with head wreaths of blossoms, laurel and olive;...

55 Top Event Florists of 2024

55 Top Event Florists of 2024

By Tonneli Grüetter Florists’ Review is proud to share our “55 Top Event Florists of 2024,” selected from regions across America. These industry leaders represent the bright future of event florals. Standing on a level all their own, these talented designers blend...

Mother’s Day Success

Mother’s Day Success

Ideas and strategies for making the coming holiday your most efficient and profitable ever By Nita Robertson, AIFD Flowers and plants have long been the top gifts to express love and appreciation on Mother’s Day—cut flowers and arrangements, outdoor bedding and garden...

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Faux Flowers Are Fabulous and Good for Business

Today’s ultra-realistic permanent botanicals are taking the world by storm, most notably trendy,...

European Floral Trends 2024

EMC identifies four trends in European floristry and advises how you can incorporate them to...

Elevating Petals and Pastries

The Art of Upselling a Moment Ideas for safely decorating wedding cakes and cake tables in keeping...

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DESIGN TUTORIALS

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Serpentine Memorial Arrangement

Serpentine Memorial Arrangement

A graceful “S”-shaped design offers both symbolism and functionality Floral design, photos and text by Nita Robertson, AIFD Presented by Smithers Oasis North America Designing flower arrangements to surround cremation urns is an increasingly common request for florists, as the...

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Settings in a Snap

Settings in a Snap

An easy and versatile idea for creating fun yet effortless environments at weddings, parties and other events Floral design by Taylor Doyle, The Floral Eclectic located in Dallas Texas Photos by Opal & Onyx Photography, Haley Katherine Photography and Lexie Krug...

Lush Spring Tablescape

Lush Spring Tablescape

An unpretentious but verdant composite centerpiece with a spring spirit Floral design, photography and text by Cara Fitch Trille Floral Rothesay, N.B., Canada Presented by Rosaprima When I saw these stunning varieties of roses and Ranunculus from Rosaprima, I decided...

Lush Natural Garden Arch

Lush Natural Garden Arch

The luxuriant look of untamed growth captured in a sustainably designed floral structure Floral design, photography and text by Paulina Nieliwocki Blue Jasmine Floral, Berkeley Heights, N.J. Presented by Danziger Inspired by the enchanting beauty of Danziger’s new...

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BUSINESS AND MARKETING

Using Gift and Home Markets to Enrich Your Flower Business

Using Gift and Home Markets to Enrich Your Flower Business

By ANDMORE (formerly International Market Centers) As you know, the flowers aren’t the only things that make an arrangement special. The vessel and accouterments add distinguishing qualities to a design. However, finding truly unique and unusual accents can be difficult, and...

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Creating Great Working Relationships with Wholesale Florists

Creating Great Working Relationships with Wholesale Florists

Establishing successful partnerships with your suppliers is built on understanding, effective communication, trust, and a mutual commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Here are some insights on doing just that. Florabundance By Nita Robertson, AIFD Working...

Software for Wedding and Event Florists

Software for Wedding and Event Florists

A look at three companies that offer wedding and event planning software developed specifically for florists—by florists. By Andrew Joseph Until about 25 years ago, keeping track of one’s inventory, revenue and expenses was all done by hand, written on accounting...

AI and Your Flower Business

AI and Your Flower Business

Can artificial intelligence help your retail business? Let’s find out. By Andrew Joseph For the past few years, the initialism “AI”—artificial intelligence—has been played out across all media platforms. For most people, AI has been a part of pop-culture lore for...

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CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION

“Best in Blooms”

“Best in Blooms”

Meet the winner and finalists in the “Certified American Grown” edition of FR’s flower design contest. By Nita Robertson, AIFD Sponsored by Certified American Grown Florists’ Review is delighted to present the winner and finalists in our annual “Best in Blooms” contest...

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Unveiling the Beauty of Hydrangea

Unveiling the Beauty of Hydrangea

By Nita Robertson, AIFD Hydrangea, with voluminous blooms, a range of bloom types and a broad color palette, have long been cherished by florists for their versatility as mass flowers that add texture, stunning color and modern elegance to any design. With year-round...

The Enchantment of Cut Flower Breeding

The Enchantment of Cut Flower Breeding

Insights into the lengthy, painstaking and expensive process of developing new flower varieties. By Nita Robertson, AIFD It all begins with the seed. Around the world, plant breeders are working in labs and greenhouses to develop better cut flowers for florists and...

Bucket-list Floral Experiences

Bucket-list Floral Experiences

The top flower and garden shows, exhibitions, festivals and tours across the world that, once attended, will be among the highlights of one’s life. By Jill Brooke When thinking about bucket-list flower experiences, some obvious choices come to mind. However, there are...

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