What is the definition of a florist? Webster's has it wrong

Posted by Michelle Hughes on

A florist is not merely someone who sells flowers and plants as the Merriam-Webster dictionary states.  A florist is a flower designer, even a floral artist.  A florist purchases flowers from floral wholesalers and local growers and then designs and creates floral arrangements.  Independent florists create their own unique designs while florists in a network like FTD or Teleflora copy designs that the network approves.

It isn't very often that a full time, brick and mortar florist is also a flower grower.  There just simply isn't enough time to do both jobs well. Flower farming is a full time just just as running a florist shop is.  Some flower farms sell at farmer's markets and from stalls but very few of them are able to maintain a full-time florist shop.

Some traditional florists also sell plants, but many modern florists do not.  Most plants that are sold by florists are tropical and a florist shop needs to stay cool, and those two things don't mix well.  

Therefor floristry isn't merely the practice of selling flowers and plants, it is its own art form. 

If you are in need of floral design near Columbia, Tennessee for pickup or delivery, or if you are in need of wedding floral design anywhere in middle Tennessee, please consider Bloomstall Flower Boutique in Columbia.


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