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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Scabious: Frilly and Fun!

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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!

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Ranunculus: This “Little Frog” will Hop into Your Heart!

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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!

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Matsumoto Aster Takes the Cuteness Crown!

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The crown-like Matsumoto Aster adds a touch of playful whimsy to any bouquet. It’s known for its daisy-like heads full of soft purple, pink, red, or white florets that coyly reveal cheerful yellow centers as they open. In other words, it’s CUTE! Or as they say in Japan, “kawaii.”  And it’s the topic of the latest Floralife® article in LivRio: “Matsumoto Aster – the Kawaii Flower!”

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Birds of Paradise Bring the Drama!

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Birds of Paradise often come to mind whenever floral pros or enthusiasts are in the mood for “something different.” Hopefully, they aren’t SO different that their care and handling needs are foreign to you! But, if that’s the case, Floralife® invites you to check out an article we wrote for LivRio entitled “Birds of Paradise: Beauty and Drama Take Flight!”

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