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Why Florists Should Embrace Software for Wedding Proposals

Why Florists Should Embrace Software for Wedding Proposals

By Nita Robertson AIFD, CFD In the intricate world of wedding planning, every detail matters. For florists, creating stunning wedding proposals is an art form that requires precision, creativity, and attention to detail. In today's digital age, the integration of...

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Sun Valley Shares Valentine’s Day Update

Sun Valley Shares Valentine’s Day Update

Bill Prescott, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sun Valley Floral Farms, reports strong sales, particularly for tulips, lily, and Iris this Valentine's Day season. See Full Article Below Source Floraldaily.com Bill Prescott, Sun Valley Floral Farms, gives...

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JLO Makes Waves with Flower Coat from 7000 Rose Petals

JLO Makes Waves with Flower Coat from 7000 Rose Petals

JLO, or Jennifer Lopez, understands the allure of floral fashion. This was evident at the Paris fashion shows where she donned a striking ensemble: a coat crafted from 7,000 real rose petals, meticulously preserved with sugar water. Source Flowerpowerdaily Read Full...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Your guide to marketing ideas, a social media template and other resources that you can use to generate enthusiasm—and sales—for this often under-promoted annual worldwide holiday honoring women and their contributions to society By Tonneli Grüetter International...

25th Annual “Picture Perfect Weddings Contest”

See the incredible floral creations that vied for Florists’ Review’s “silver jubilee” wedding design awards. By Nita Robertson, AIFD Sponsored by Alexandra Farms, Fitz Design, and True Client Pro A “picture-perfect wedding” refers to floral décor for a wedding...

Free International Women’s Day Marketing Plan

Our goal is to establish International Women’s Day as a significant occasion for honoring women through the tradition of giving flowers. March 8th, IWD, is an excellent opportunity to express our gratitude to mentors, teachers, friends, family, and all the...

How Important is Being Sustainable for Your Business? VERY!

By Jill Brooke It is becoming not only a feeling but also a certified fact that caring about sustainability practices as a florist is good for business—as well as the world. Let’s start with the results from a  recent consumer research study titled “U.S. Consumer...

Houseplants for Profit

The latest info on today’s houseplant market, along with the hottest trends and marketing ideas. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Selling plants can be profitable; however, choosing the right niche is critical. That niche can include green houseplants, flowering plants,...

FEATURES

Fabulous Foliages (and More) for Fall

Fabulous Foliages (and More) for Fall

By Nita Robertson AIFD, CFD For florists, “fall” foliages and fruit-bearing branches can provide a rich and diverse palette of colors, textures and shapes to incorporate into flower arrangements, bouquets and other decorative creations. They also add depth and...

Florists’ Review’s Autumn Wedding Contest 2023

Florists’ Review’s Autumn Wedding Contest 2023

Meet the winners of our annual seasonal design competition. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD The autumn season provides an enchanting environment for weddings—particularly outdoor events—with its unique blend of natural beauty and comfortable weather. The season’s turning...

10 Florists to Know in London

10 Florists to Know in London

The capital city of England and the United Kingdom boasts an embarrassment of riches when it comes to luxury florist companies—from revered institutions to newer cutting-edge trendsetters. Here are 10 that are worthy of knowing and following on social media. By Jill...

Florists’ Review’s Wreath Design Contest

Florists’ Review’s Wreath Design Contest

By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD The wreath business is big business. But has your company fully tapped into this popular niche? Consumers are shopping for creative fresh, permanent and dried wreaths all year long, but especially for the fall and winter seasons. So, if...

Florists’ Review Acquires Flora Magazine

Florists’ Review Acquires Flora Magazine

We are thrilled to announce that Florists' Review Media Group has acquired Flora Magazine. We are excited to expand our passion for the floral industry with this amazing quarterly publication and expand our reach across the pond. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today...

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TRENDS

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American Floral Trends Forecast 2024

A study of five major trends influencing floral design this year Anthologized by Tonneli Grüetter...

The Beauty of Dried and Preserved Flowers

A crash-course on these once-again-fashionable botanicals By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Dried...

Holiday Trends 2023

Tips for decorating residential and commercial spaces in the latest styles. By Jill Brooke Holiday...

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DESIGN TUTORIALS

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Eco-Friendly Suspended Arrangement

Eco-Friendly Suspended Arrangement

NYC floral designer Juan Villanueva shares a dramatic design idea that is considerate of the environment Floral design, photos and text by Juan M. Villanueva Villanueva Designs New York, N.Y. At Villanueva Designs, we often incorporate dramatic suspended floral designs into our...

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Elevated Statement Centerpiece

Elevated Statement Centerpiece

Large flower arrangements and installations are made easier with the sturdy new OASIS® Event Saddle Floral design, photos, video and text by Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Presented by Smithers-Oasis North America The new OASIS® Event Saddle provides a stable foundation...

Diaphanous Bridal Tapestry

Diaphanous Bridal Tapestry

An artistic collage of blooms for a contemporary bride. Floral design by Yassi Taheri Yassi Taheri Floral Design Tehran, Iran Photos by Karu Solutions For weddings and other special events, Iranian floral designer Yassi Taheri is often inspired by the elegance of...

Young-at-heart Roses

Young-at-heart Roses

A modern and youthful approach to arranging a dozen red roses for Valentine’s Day Floral design, photos and text by Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Wow your customers this Valentine’s Day with a creative approach to an arrangement of a dozen roses. Many consumers don’t know...

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BUSINESS AND MARKETING

Pricing for Profit

Pricing for Profit

Tips and strategies for establishing retail pricing structures that will ensure your business’s profitability and financial stability. By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD Effective pricing is essential for the success of your florist business. By understanding your costs, the market...

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Managing Online Reviews of Your Business

Managing Online Reviews of Your Business

Tips for responding to comments posted about your business—both good and bad reviews By Andrew Joseph According to no less an authority on not being ignored, famed author and bon vivant Oscar Wilde once said, “There’s only one thing in the world worse than being...

Step Up Your Game with Podcasts

Step Up Your Game with Podcasts

Discover how flower industry podcasts can help you learn, grow, and create and build a business that will reward you financially, creatively and emotionally By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD For consumers and businesspeople alike, podcasts can be a great source of...

What’s New in Florist Website Design?

What’s New in Florist Website Design?

A look at current trends to spruce up your website for eye-catching attention By Andrew Joseph If you have ever visited a website and clicked to travel further inside—and it takes longer than you expect it to take—you’ve probably said “Forget it!” and sought your...

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CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION

Four Simple Steps for Long-lasting Valentine’s Day Roses

Four Simple Steps for Long-lasting Valentine’s Day Roses

By Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., AAF Research Coordinator at the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Professor Emeritus of Floriculture at the University of Florida Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts of flowers, candy, cards and more, creating the largest retail sales day of...

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Singular Sensations

Singular Sensations

A deep dive into the trend of monobotanical flower arrangements By Jill Brooke At New York Design Center’s recent home furnishings trade show, the Baker | McGuire showroom had distinctive flower arrangements placed throughout. These weren’t vases filled with a variety...

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

By Nita Robertson, AIFD, CFD For the upcoming Valentine’s Day, which, in 2024, will be on a Wednesday, we want to help inspire you to develop artistic unique designs that appeal to your customer base while giving that wow factor. For Florists' Reviews 2023 Valentine's...

Holiday Tables

Holiday Tables

Inspiring seasonal settings from florists around the country By Jill Brooke It is no secret that people entertain at home more during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas holidays. This becomes an opportunity for florists to customize experiences for their...

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