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What Are Different Artificial Flowers Made From?

What Are Different Artificial Flowers Made From?

Summary:

  • Artificial flowers are also known as silk flowers, fake flowers, paper flowers, permanent botanicals, and faux flowers.
  • Traditionally, artificial flowers were made from silk or paper materials.
  • Advances in technology have allowed for amazing detail to be added to artificial flowers.
  • Due to quality improvement, artificial flowers have become increasingly popular for home décor and event decoration.
  • Today artificial flowers are mainly produced from silk fabrics, velvet fabrics, natural textures, flocked materials, plastic fabrics, and real touch technology. 

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What Is The Best Way To Manage Fresh Cut Roses?

What Is The Best Way To Manage Fresh Cut Roses?

Summary:

  • The flower distribution chain has to be carefully managed to ensure the correct care of fresh-cut roses. 
  • Growers need to take key sanitation and hydration steps before the flowers leave the farm, or they will not survive the trip to the florist.
  • Once delivered to the florist, key hydration and nourishment steps are needed to ensure the quality of the flowers.
  • When designing bouquets, florists need to be properly conditioning the flowers for further storage and transport.
  • Good florists should provide consistent flower care advice and support to customers after they have purchased their product.

Fresh cut roses are one of the world’s most popular flowers and often take the spotlight on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. During these special occasions, the demand for fresh cut roses skyrockets and superior care is required to get them from the farm to the customer, while still looking their best.

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What Will The New Normal Be For The Florist Industry After Covid?

What Will The New Normal Be For The Florist Industry After Covid?

Most flower business owners are constantly trying to build a creative team to ensure that their businesses are successful. But this is not always easy. Most of the time a florists main goal can be solely focused on the selling and delivery of flower arrangements. Unfortunately, this means in a fast-paced world of technology and trends it is easy for a business to get left behind if they don’t invest in a dedicated team to help push them forward.

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Candle Holders & Decoration Buying Guide

Candle Holders & Decoration Buying Guide

Candle Sand or Candle Sand Wax provides an easy-to-use alternative to traditional candles. Featuring the warm glow of natural candlelight, Candle Sand is an inexpensive and reusable option, especially for event professionals.

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Three Unknown Factors That Affect The Life Of Fresh Cut Flowers

Three Unknown Factors That Affect The Life Of Fresh Cut Flowers

Summary:

  • Flower food sustains flowers, decreases the presence of microorganisms, and helps them absorb water and nutrients more effectively. Combined, these factors keep your flowers looking and smelling better, for longer. 
  • The three key components of flower food are citric acid, sugar, and an antibacterial agent.  
  • Flower food is easy to make at home using household items.  
  • Many DIY recipes use bleach, so take care to ALWAYS MIX THE OTHER INGREDIENTS FIRST, THEN ADD BLEACH AS THE FINAL STEP.  
  • When your vase water becomes cloudy, change out your water and make a new batch of flower food. 
  • Trim your stems, pick out dying vegetation, and remove any wet leaves or buds from your arrangement and water.  
  • If DIY flower food is not for you, check out our ready-made range at Koch & Co.  

A bouquet is always something special to give or receive, whether it’s from the corner shop or a boutique florist. To keep your flowers fresher for longer, we have some simple DIY flower food recipes below that can be made with simple household items.  

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Vase Fillers And Décor Buying Guide

Vase Fillers And Décor Buying Guide

Summary

  • Decorative candles are one of the most cost-effective ways to decorate an event space.
  • Consider the position of your candles and what candle holder materials would complement the rest of your décor.
  • Tealight, votive, and pillar candle holders are the most popular choices for event decoration.
  • If decorating a dinner table with candles always choose unscented candles as the aroma from the candles won’t interfere with the smell of the food.
  • Unlike tealight candles that are contained in a cup, votive candles are bare and will burn onto the surface of the holder.
  • Pillar candles are designed to burn inwards, making them great for church services and event spaces.
  • LED Candles have a beautiful natural glow and are safe to use in any event display.
  • Adding decorative sand or stones to the bottom of your candle holder can help stabilise the candle.

Decorative candles create an ambience of natural light that invites a peaceful calm into any event. They are also one of the most cost-effective ways to decorate an event space. But with a huge selection of candle holders to choose from, how do you select the right ones? This helpful guide will explain the different selections of candles holders, and give you some simple styling tips to help inspire you.

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A Guide On How To Use Our Helium Tanks

A Guide On How To Use Our Helium Tanks

Managing a safe and healthy workplace for your florist business should be front of mind during peak season trading, as well as slower times of the year. Keeping up to date with things like workplace risks and safety is not only something you should like to do but it is also required by Australian law. Floristry is certainly not a risky business, but if things go wrong, it puts your reputation and livelihood at stake.

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A Guide On How To Care For Your Pot Plants

A Guide On How To Care For Your Pot Plants

Bomboniere is the quintessential way to say ‘thank you’ to guests who have come to share a special occasion with you. An old tradition with a long history, bombonieres are small party favours that can take any shape and come at any price point. Read on and we’ll share all you need to know about bombonieres to help you choose your bomboniere gifts.

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Plant Pot Buying Guide – How To Select The Best Plant Pot For You

Plant Pot Buying Guide – How To Select The Best Plant Pot For You

Summary:

  • Taking the time to buy healthy plants will ensure the plant lasts longer.
  • Read your plants care label and become aware of what it needs as every plant is different. 
  • Keep your plant away from strong draughts and artificial heat.
  • Don’t overwater your plants. A ‘cup of kindness’ kills more plants than any other element.
  • Putting your plant out in the rain can help dissolve the salts and other minerals found in hard tap water.
  • Regularly remove any dead leaves or flowers from your plant.
  • Using leaf shine sprays can help protect your plant from disease.
  • Outdoor plant pots will need drainage holes and a pot plate to catch the excess water.
  • Some indoor plant pots will have an internal water well step to lift the pot and prevent root rot.

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