Hypericum Casts a Spell!

Posted on Categories At the Farm, Cut Flower Care, Flower Science, Processing FlowersTags , , Leave a comment
 

Hypericum has grown in popularity as a non-traditional accent flower. In its berry form, it definitely adds a Christmas-y touch to floral arrangements during the holiday season, but is generally available (and popular!) year-round. Hypericum’s impact, however, goes beyond mere dramatic flair; for centuries it has been renowned for its healing powers in scientific AND superstitious circles. That’s the journey FloraLife and LivRio take in our latest piece, “Hypericum: The Spiritual Protector.”

  Read more

Common Flower Problems: Prevention is Key

Posted on Categories At the Farm, Cut Flower Care, Processing FlowersTags , , , , , Leave a comment
 

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.”  

  Read more

Anemone: Daughter of the Wind

Posted on Categories Cut Flower Care, Processing FlowersTags , , , Leave a comment
 

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

  Read more

Home Remedies No, Flower Food Yes!

Posted on Categories Cut Flower Care, Flower Science, Processing FlowersTags , , , , Leave a comment
 

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.”

  Read more

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

Posted on Categories Cut Flower Care, Processing Flowers, uncategorizedTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment
 

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!

  Read more