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How to keep fresh cut flowers fresher longer?

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One of the most commonly asked questions of florists is "How do I make my bouquet/arrangement last longer?" Here are some tips that will help to extend the life of your flower arrangement. If you are buying a wrapped bouquet take it straight home and don't leave it in the car for an extended period.  It's going without water and can wilt quickly.  Snip ALL of the stems about a quarter of an inch and at an angle, you can use a pair of scissors.  The angle is to prevent the stems from lying flat on the bottom of your vessel,...

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How do you spell boutineer? How do you spell boutonniere?

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How do you spell boutineer?  How do you spell boutonniere?

How do you spell boutineer?A boutonnière is a small floral decoration worn in a buttonhole or on the lapel of a suit jacket. Grooms and groomsmen often wear boutonnieres at weddings. You will often find the word spelled as “boutineer” on American websites but the proper spelling is actually boutonnière.Boutonnières are normally held in place with a florist's pin. They can be made of fresh or artificial flowers and often contain a flower bud instead of a fully opened flower.According to Wikipedia the word Boutonniere derives from the french word; "Buttonhole Flower." Similar to a wedding bouquet, in the 16th...

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Commonly searched questions about Florists, Floristry, and Flower Design on Google

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Commonly searched questions about Florists, Floristry, and Flower Design on Google

Here are the most often asked questions about floristry, according to Google search. The answers given below are from our own experience running a flower shop in Columbia, Tennessee.   Do florists make a lot of money? Probably not as much as you think. While flowers can be expensive, the florist is the last person in the supply chain before you receive flowers. There are growers, flower markets, shippers, wholesalers and distributors that all tack on their fees before a florist ever marks up those flowers to sell to you. Florists also incur high electric bills to run floral coolers,...

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Bloomstall Flowers Printable Wedding Flowers Checklist

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The Bloomstall Complete Wedding Flower Checklist Download a printable PDF Wedding Participant Flowers   For the Bride ☐ Bridal Bouquet ☐ Bridal Flower Crown ☐ Bridal Wrist Corsage ☐ Bridal Gown Corsage ☐ Bridal Hair Comb   For the Groom ☐ Groom Boutonniere ☐ Suit Corsage ☐ Groom Bouquet    For the Parents ☐ Mother's Wrist Corsage ☐ Mother's Gown Corsage ☐ Grandmother's Wrist Corsage ☐ Grandmother's Gown Corsage ☐ Father's Boutonniere ☐ Grandfather's Boutonniere ☐ Parent, Grandparent, Family member Remembrance Flowers for Reserved Chair    For the Maid of Honor ☐ Maid of Honor Bouquet ☐ Maid of Honor Flower Crown ☐ Maid of Honor Wrist Corsage ☐ Maid of Honor Gown Corsage ☐ Maid of Honor Hair Comb   For...

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Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Florist

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Questions To Ask Your Potential Wedding Florist   Are you available for my wedding date?   Can you provide images of your past wedding flower work?   Can you work within my wedding flower budget?   Do you have a minimum budget for wedding floral design?   Do you offer free wedding flower design consultations?   Do you offer a wedding flower checklist?   Do you travel to local wedding venues and install flowers?   What forms of payment do you accept?   Do you require a deposit for wedding flowers?   How soon in advance should I book your floral...

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