June has arrived. This means wedding season is upon us, and with it comes the demand for wedding flowers! Some say that the “June Bride” tradition is evolving, with weddings spreading out more evenly over the entire summer. However you slice it, there will be a lot of money changing hands for wedding flowers in 2015. But how much money?
As we said last time, florists are happy people. And many people dream of owning their own business. So why not open a floral business? What does it take? Whether you are a flower enthusiast looking to “go pro”, a floral business employee looking to go out on your own, or an entrepreneur looking for an investment, here are some numbers to help clarify the picture.
In a report that has been making the rounds in the Floriculture press (you’ll see why) a UK economist and behavioral scientist says he has found the secret to happiness: choosing your job carefully. He has done the research and it turns out that the happiest professions are florist and gardener.
Say, would you like to boost your morning mood; increase feelings of compassion and kindness for others; banish anxieties, worries and the blues; and provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work? Researchers in University studies have the answer: Flowers!
I wasn’t much of a Mother’s Day flower-giver. At age 5, I pulled all of the bulbs in my mother’s garden and presented them to her. It didn’t go well. Even so, I have always believed in Mother’s Day flowers and wonder why some competing retailers seem to be so against them. SAF shares this concern. Read more 〉