Cut Flower Care and Handling: Alstroemeria

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alstro picFloralife has been doing a bit of spring cleaning around our website, rearranging things and sprucing up. We have expanded our Care and Handling section to offer a bunch of great useful tips for postharvest processing of many different varieties of cut flowers. Let’s go down the list! Today’s star is the Alstroemeria!

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Floral Foam Fundamentals

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foamFlorists and designers have known it forever (well, at least since 1954)… For long-lasting hydration, and physical support for floral arrangements, it’s hard to beat floral foam. Let’s take a moment to appreciate this workhorse of the floral industry, find out what’s new, and learn how Floralife products interact with floral foam.

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Social Media for Floral Pros

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socialmediaSomeone recently pointed out that Floralife (and Oasis!) had popped up in a conversation among floral professionals on LinkedIn. Just in case you don’t know, LinkedIn is a social media outlet like Facebook, but generally thought to be “more professional” in nature. And it sparked a question: are floral pros using social media to their best advantage?   Read more

Scent Free Leafshine: the Nose Knows!

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leafshineScent sensitivity is a real thing. Sometimes, a scent is simply displeasing. Other times, it triggers reactions in people, from headaches to rashes. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are at least 5,000 fragrances in use in modern products. Maybe we could stand to lose a few? That’s what Floralife customers said, and we responded with new Scent-free Leafshine!

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Ethylene and the Apple Test

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apple ethyleneHave you heard of Floralife’s apple test? It’s an experiment that illustrates the harmful effects that ethylene perpetrates on helpless cut flowers and flowering potted plants. It also illustrates the effectiveness of ethylene inhibiting products such as our EthylBloc™ Technology. So put on your lab coat and let’s take a look!

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