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!
As grim as this winter has been, spring is right around the corner. Of course, for the floral pro, it won’t truly be spring until those first bulb flowers make their way into your shop. To help you get ready, Floralife® has penned another care and handling piece for our friends at Florists’ Review entitled “Bulb Flowers: Preserving the First Smiles of Spring.”
The versatile Stock flower has something that its friends in the floral cooler don’t: natural floral scent! “In a cut flower world that breeds for visual appeal and longevity over floral aroma, the plucky little Stock flower is a sweetly-scented exception.” And that’s the jumping-off point for a recent article Floralife® wrote for LivRio, entitled “Stock: An Aromatic Treat for the Senses.”
Sanitation in your floral cooler, work areas, buckets, tools – basically everywhere and everything – is one way to help ensure the health and vitality of the cut flowers you present to the customer. That’s the gist of a recent article Floralife® penned for our friends at Floriology, entitled “Sanitation Nation.”
Flower food dosing is a critical – yet sometimes overlooked – aspect of maintaining the vitality of cut flowers. Not enough flower food in your vase solution is ineffective. Too much is…too much and can cause damage to your flowers. The importance of striking a dosing balance, and how to do it, is the topic of Floralife’s latest care and handling piece in the September/October issue of Floriology.