Fragile, Fragrant Freesia

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Delicate in appearance but with a prominent citrusy fragrance, Freesia presents the sort of contrast that floral pros and enthusiasts adore. Whether you are selling or giving (or keeping for yourself!) this African beauty, proper care and handling is essential. That’s the topic of our latest article for LivRio, “Freesia: A Fragrant Delight!”

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Red Roses at Christmas? 

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Red roses at Christmas… it seems such a natural fit. Red roses are popular anyway, and everything ELSE seems to be red at Christmas, so let’s pop into the florist’s and buy an arrangement for the dinner table! But you soon discover that, in North America, red roses at Christmas are as rare as legitimate Santa Claus sightings. In your frustration, you may say things that land you on the Naughty List. So, as a public service, Floralife and Florists’ Review present the informative holiday piece, “’Tis the Season.”

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Fall Flowers: Inspired by Nature

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Fall flowers take their inspiration from nature, at a time of year when summer’s humid grip is broken and winter’s gloom is still over the horizon. And that natural beauty is all around us! So why not capture that inspiration in your floral designs? This question is asked and answered in the latest Floralife article for Floriology: “Fall Care & Handling Tips.”

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Common Flower Problems: Prevention is Key

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Flower problems caused by disease, growing conditions, or handling are a profit killer! In the floral industry, you need a full complement of flowers in the best condition possible; flowers with diseases can ruin your business quickly! Recognizing and avoiding common flower maladies is the subject of the latest FLORALIFE® article in Canadian Florist entitled, aptly enough, “Preventing Common Flower Problems.”  

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Chrysanthemum: Pushing Back the Winter!

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Whether you call it Chrysanthemum, Mum, or Pompon, this bright, bouncy bloom has a special place in the heart of the cut flower or gardening enthusiast. It’s often one of the last blooms standing as winter’s gloom gathers. If you’re making a brave last stand for floral beauty, you’ll want to keep those mums looking good and lasting long. Floralife and LivRio have the care and handling info you need in “Chrysanthemums: Humble Yet Mighty!”

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