This is Good Friday, which means Easter is right around the corner. As a floral professional, you have been preparing your business for Easter flowers since you closed the books on Valentine’s Day. Your retail space is teeming with Azaleas, Chrysanthemums, Daisies, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Tulips and, of course, Easter Lilies – all in preparation for North America’s 4th-biggest floral holiday of the year.
It’s Christmas Day 2015, and those who celebrate it are likely to be spending this day with family and friends, and not reading floral industry blogs. In fact, you may wish to take a break from the subject of holiday flowers; Christmas/Hanukkah is the peak time of the floral year, and you have probably been pretty busy lately. How busy is it? Let’s take a look!
Grab your wooden shoes and get ready to enjoy two of the world’s biggest floricultural trade shows – the International Floricultural Trade Fairs (IFTF) and FloraHolland Trade Fair in the Netherlands. The trade shows happen in a little over a month, and excitement is building. And Floralife and OASIS® Grower Solutions will be there!
Whichever industry you work in, it’s still a business, full of the usual pressures and hassles. If you’re lucky, your industry puts on a show once a year where you can meet with your colleagues, be refreshed, learn new trends and skills and, let’s be honest, have a little fun. The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention and Expo is one such place.
Floralife has expanded the Flower Care and Handling section of our website to offer a bunch of useful tips for the postharvest processing of many different varieties of cut flowers. Grower, wholesaler, retailer, enthusiast – there’s something for everybody. Let’s go down the list! Today’s star is the Anemone!