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Flower Jewelry

2/10/2018 8:38 AM

2017 saw hundreds of new floral products introduced as many new looks and trends have begun to establish themselves, not the least of these is a fairly new trend... FLORAL JEWELRY.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

Pantone is a company that has created and published a system for registering colors, inks, tints, and virtually anything to do with colorization. They are the "granddaddy" in this industry. Virtually ANYONE or any company dealing with color - as we in the floral industry do every day - uses (or at least refers to) the Pantone color system, which leads me to my point....

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

Recently, I read an article by a shop owner in midwest America who said "I look forward to continuing to capitalize on the Instagram trend to grow my network and audience for my work...".  There is this mistaken impression out there that this media is "the future" for networking and business expansion.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

Integrity in your work

11/26/2017 10:32 AM

So many businesses are closing their doors- even with Obama gone. It is sad because the reason lies, most generalloy, with their own business practices, and not the economy.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

The Wedding use of Hydrangeas

10/17/2017 3:54 PM

Hydrangeas are underused in today's wedding scene. They offer a blend of elegance and affordability that's hard to find in most of today's selection of flowers.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

The Use of Metal

10/9/2017 9:27 AM

For many years, florists have looked for floral containers in unique shapes and colors. They have usually settled for glass or ceramic because of the availability. Plastics have been shunned due to the attitude that they were and looked cheap.  BUT NO LONGER.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

Have you ever received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and wondered how to best display them in a vase? Or tried to create the perfect floral arrangements for a big celebration, such as a wedding?

While it sounds simple, creating the ideal centerpiece takes a bit more thought than simply sticking the stems in water and hoping they last.

Today, we're giving you six tips to help you turn ordinary flower vases into vessels of beauty sure to add a special touch the next time you decorate a table.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

The type of vase you recommend will make a huge difference in the final appearance of your customer's display.

On top of that, practicality needs to be a consideration. There's no point in recommending a miniature vase to a shopper with a huge bouquet, or a very delicate vase to a customer with several dogs or cats.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

The Farm and Flowers Guide

8/27/2017 6:37 PM

Many of you do not know that there is a great American floral organization known as American Grown Flowers. Their brand promotes the Certified American Grown program. Their program has just proudly made available their first "American Grown Farm and Flower Guide". The guide is designed to provide both retail and wholesale florists as well as floral designers with an annual resource for sourcing and purchasing American Grown Flowers.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett

Augist 20-Metal Baskets

8/20/2017 3:56 PM

When people think of baskets, they usually think of wicker baskets, rattan or bamboo baskets. But as you consider it, the floral industry is home of basket floral containers  made from many different and decorative materials.

The past couple of years, we have seen a lot of new floral related items, floral containers, wall pieces and the like, being made from all kinds of metal.  The typical basket uses as a base construction, ribs of bamboo, willow, rattan and rope. Now we are seeing hundreds of styles of metal baskets and metal vases made with strips of steel, heavy wire, and even some molded metals. Then, the covering of the metal basket is of woven metal in the case of higher-priced metal baskets, or might be finished with something as simple and as rustic as chicken wire.

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Posted By Lynn Eggett
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