Our March Issue is Here!
- Make the Most of Mother’s Day
- Cut Rose Varieties You Should Try in 2023
- Florist Spotlight: Nancy Zimmerman
- Best in Blooms Winners
- Point-of-Sale Systems
- Are You A Great Manager?
- Creative Tutorials
- Coming Events and more
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WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference
By Nita Robertson AIFD, CFD From March 6-8, the WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference took place in Doral Miami, FL. This is a special event where suppliers and wholesalers meet for a unique experience that helps bridge the floral community together in order to...
Dianthus Week Colombia 2023
During the week between March 13 and 17, Colombia celebrates Dianthus Week, organized by 9 breeders who will open their showcases to receive visits from local and foreign buyers and flower growers who will be able to learn about the new carnation varieties setting the...
AFE Grow Pro Webinar Series Released
In these free webinars, nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through ever-changing growing challenges. Full Article Below Source American...
2023 Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo Recap
Another successful event for the Great Lakes Floral Association. The event was full of excitement with a full agenda including Business seminars, design classes, Main stage shows, the trade show floor as well as networking with fellow industry professionals, visitors...
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FROM OUR PAGES
Tips, hacks, advice, trends and more for making this prom season your most efficient and profitable ever. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Proms are important for florists for a couple of reasons. First, promoted well, they can generate hundreds or even thousands of...
Valentine’s Day Profit Planner
Tips for an organized, efficient and supremely profitable holiday. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Blue Jasmine Floral It will soon be time to start (or continue, hopefully) planning for Valentine’s Day, the first big holiday of a brand-new year. In fact, Valentine’s Day...
Balloons are popping up everywhere in event décor, so here are a few current trends and décor tips to help your balloon business bloom. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Celebrations and balloons have always gone hand in hand, but they have become extremely trendy again in...
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Wearable Flowers for Prom
A quick-and-easy coordinating trio of designs to boost your prom sales and profits. Floral design, photos and text by Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Presented by Reliant Ribbon To really boost your prom flower sales this year, excite your customers by showing them creative floral...
Women’s Day Brunch
A colorful tablescape for a gathering of women celebrating women. Floral design, photos, video and text by Paulina Nieliwocki, Blue Jasmine Floral, Berkeley Heights, N.J. Presented by Sun Valley Floral Farms Arcata, Calif. The vibrant rainbow-like hues of the...
Creative craftiness elevates the appeal of the quick-to-produce and easy-to-deliver Valentine’s Day arrangement. Floral design, text and photos by Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Inspired by the holiday of love, I wanted to create a fun design that has lots of consumer...
Convey a decidedly autumnal aesthetic in wedding designs—regardless of color palette—by combining dried botanicals with fresh. Floral design, text and photography by Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD The changing seasons inspired me to create a lush cascade-style bridal...
business AND Marketing
The Point of Point-of-Sale Systems
Having a POS system specific to your flower shop can help you save and make money while building customer satisfaction. By Andrew Joseph At one time, a point-of-sale (POS) system referred to the cash register within a retail shop. So, by that definition, pretty much every...
A great workplace, with staffers who enjoy their jobs, can drive both productivity and sales. By Phillip M. Perry “Hire motivated people who can help your business grow.” That popular mantra has always been easier said than done. And today, the challenge is tougher...
Email Marketing Guide
Some consider it low-tech, but if it works (and it does—still), who cares? By Andrew Joseph Some people, when considering ways to market their flower enterprises, are old school—newspapers, magazines, billboards, fliers and pamphlets while others believe the more...
The Perils and Pleasures of Transporting Flowers
Tips for getting your designs to their destinations safely and easily. By Jill Brooke Ask any florist the best part of his or her job, and the answer will be the same. It’s that time composing an arrangement and producing a symphony of color with lush roses, perky...
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CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION
Cut Rose Varieties You Should Try in 2023
By Tonneli Grüetter Believe it or not, winter is almost over. Florists everywhere can rejoice on March 20, the first day of spring 2023. As the days become longer, floral designers tune their focus to the distant sound of wedding bells, graduation marches and prom jams. With...
The family of new “taupe”-colored roses now have a connotation in the language of flowers. Red roses are getting some competition in the love department. Their new cultural rival? The new family of taupe-/sand-/tan-/beige-/toffee-/light-brown/earth-toned-colored...
Picture Perfect Weddings
Meet the winners of Florists’ Review’s 24th annual “Picture Perfect Weddings” contest. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD For 24 years, florists have eagerly sent submissions to our annual “Picture Perfect Weddings” contest. This year, once again, we received...
Oasis® Mache Products
The perfect forms for highlighting your creativity and design skills—and providing your clients with eye-catching works of art! Made with Deluxe OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife and compostable Mache backings, OASIS® Mache Products are quality accessories for...