We are sharing the blog as scheduled because the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) urges travelers to keep and pursue their vacations to the islands that were not affected and remain… read more
“When the market crashed, I looked for extra revenue to help my
situation,” says retail florist Eileen Cheng AIFD. She charted a new
course by selling flowers to a different niche of the market.
Decorating yachts with fresh flowers and plants brought in a
wave of new clients. Soon her business was ‘going places’ again.
Why yacht flowers?
“Yachts are… read more
Sending flowers to express love and support has always been a vital part of our funeral tradition. Customs are changing.
Across the country, cremations are on the rise – traditional funerals and funeral flower orders are in decline.
Has your sympathy business been affected?
To grow a thriving sympathy flower business for… read more
The ancient Greeks used the term ‘takes the cake’ to mean ‘wins the prize’. Jeanna’s innovative cake table runner idea ‘takes the cake’. It won lots of praise from their wedding guests.
Photo: Mark Garber Photography
“Our daughter, Kristi, wanted wedding flowers… read more
black-tie, backyard wedding reception.
Some brides dream of getting married in the spaces they grew
Kelly and Aaron exchanged wedding vows in her childhood church.
Their reception was hosted in her family’s backyard. Both events were
celebrated with beautiful flowers.
How do destination designers make these flower dreams come
Photo: Tim Willoughby
Designing wedding flowers in another… read more
Plant enthusiasts are intrigued by the little greenhouses. Millennials love the retro vibe. Urban gardeners enjoy the hands-on ‘playing in the dirt’ experience.
Miniature plants under glass are perfect for consumers who want a low maintenance plant that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Glass… read more
Gardening has long been the world’s most popular pastime. This healthy hobby is trending-up once again as millennials dig growing their own food and flowers.
In the US alone, at least 75 percent of the… read more
Here are some insider tips about what was showing in the Smithers-Oasis showroom in Atlanta.
If you attended the July show in Atlanta, you may have noticed lots of buyers carrying fingertip bouquets… read more
mechanic, Donald Yim AIFD, PFCI sees it as intriguing art material. Child’s
play. Having fun with flowers.
“Everyone knows how to use floral foam – put your everyday flowers in to cover the foam. That’s it, right?” asks Donald, the newest member of Smithers-Oasis team of design directors.
“What if you took the time –… read more
Pop-ups are a hot topic right now. The buzz is both positive and perplexing.
Some florists say it’s “a great way to connect with potential customers … direct traffic to your brick and mortar flower shop … have off-site… read more