Anemone: Daughter of the Wind

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The Anemone is a delicate beauty with a tragic origin. Legend says that Aphrodite’s mortal lover, Adonis, was killed by a wild boar. Her tears mixed with his blood and there, the anemone emerged. If you are going strictly by traditional flower protocol, Anemone – with its sad backstory – tends to symbolize heartbreak. So, let’s keep it light and concentrate on the Anemone’s beauty and how to maintain it, shall we? That’s the focus of the latest Floralife® article for LivRio: Anemones: The Wind Flowers

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Home Remedies No, Flower Food Yes!

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Home remedies… no matter what chore you’re doing around the house, somebody’s grandmother had a secret family recipe for doing it faster and better.  This includes cut flower care; we’ve all heard of one or more home remedies to make flowers last longer, usually something you add to the vase water. But we have to ask – and no offense to granny – do these really work? For answers, we turn to the latest Floralife® piece for Floriology: “Homemade Remedies: No Substitute for Flower Food.”

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Common Flower Problems: Be Proactive!

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Common flower problems are… common. In a big floral shipment, issues such as such as botrytis, ethylene-related issues, and others are hard to avoid. But if you’re proactive, you CAN keep these problems in check to help ensure (as the Osmond Brothers told us) that “one bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl.” This is the advice contained in the latest Floralife® article for Florists’ Review: Preventing Common Flower Problems.”

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The Cold Chain: Learn it, Love it, Live it!

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The Cold Chain – it’s hard to overstate its importance in the world of floral retail. One way to appreciate the contribution the Cold Chain makes to our livelihoods is to learn about all the various stops on a flower’s journey from farm to consumer. That’s the journey Floralife® makes in our latest piece for Florists’ Review, “The Best Floral Care Requires Keeping Cool.” 

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Outdoor Weddings, Canadian Style!

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Canadian outdoor weddings: for the uninitiated, this may conjure an image of building a snowman and pretending he is Parson Brown. Anyway…the season for them may be a bit shorter but outdoor weddings are a popular choice in Canada. And the experienced floral pro knows that wedding flowers need extra care to withstand their day in the sun. That’s the topic of a recent Floralife® article in Canadian Florist: “Outdoor Wedding Flowers that Shine!”

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