Scabiosa, or Scabious, may be delicate-looking but it’s actually a tough little survivor. It is native to several rugged terrains across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Scabious heads are not single flowers, but rather a collection of small florets arranged in a sort of spiky ball. Likely, this is the origin of its (definitely) more inviting name, Pincushion Flower. Which is the topic of Floralife’s aptly-titled piece, “Scabiosa – the Pincushion Flower” in this month’s LivRio!Read more 〉
Ranunculus – for a flower so pretty, its name certainly stumbles across the tongue, doesn’t it? Apparently, these affordable, long lasting blooms take their name from the Latin word for Little Frog, perhaps named for the many varieties that flourish near water. Ranunculus care and handling is the topic of the latest Floralife® article in July’s LivRio Magazine!
Flower opening in time for the big event… Will it happen? Can I (safely) nudge them along? Flower opening is a big concern – and a leading cause of stress in the floral realm. There’s a lot of folk wisdom on the topic, for better or worse. Fortunately, there is also reliable care and handling science, and this is the topic of the latest Floralife® article for Florists’ Review entitled “Tips to Expedite Fresh Flower Opening.”Read more 〉
Online Floral Retail: some flower pros love it and some consider it a Necessary Evil. Whatever your attitude may be, know that online retail success is available to you. They key is to give it every bit of the care and attention you give to your brick-and-mortar store – with QUALITY at the top of your list. That’s the topic of the latest Floralife® piece for Super Floral, “Quality: The Key to Successful Online Floral Retail.”Read more 〉
A rose is not a rose. Sounds like the beginning of some cosmic riddle, eh? Actually, it’s kind of a simple concept: basically, no rose is exactly like another. Sizes, colors, behaviors… each is different. These exciting differences are part of the reason we love roses! And it’s the subject of the latest Floralife® article in the pages of Floriology. Keep reading, won’t you?Read more 〉