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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Mothers Day Florist on the Job


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  • 1. This Slide Show is brought to You by http://
  • 2. A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Mothers Day Florist on the Job A Mothers Day florist works tirelessly to ensure your floral gift is fresh, attractive, long-lasting and arrives on time. This is no small task, requiring hours of preparation, and proper timing. This is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a Mothers Day Florist from design to your doorstep.
  • 3. Selection and Ordering Plants A florist must be knowledgeable about the colors, longevity, availability and price of flowers. Daily, wholesale flower growers submit a list of available flowers from which the retail florist chooses. Some growers are local, but many are located worldwide. Timing the arrival of flower material in time for Mothers Day is crucial.
  • 4. Floral Arrangement A floral arrangement requires the use of line, mass, filler and form flowers. The retail Mothers Day florist must decide which flowers, together with what colors, and how they fit to make a pleasing Mothers Day arrangement, and hope those flowers are ready when the Mothers Day flower delivery person shows up.
  • 5. Conditioning of Cut Flowers Before your flowers arrived on your doorstep, they traveled through a chain of distribution including growers, shippers, and the wholesaler from whom the florist orders.
  • 6. Long-Lasting Flower Arrangement Naturally, flowers are affected by the shipping process. A long- lasting flower arrangement is key to customer satisfaction, so once the flowers arrive from the wholesale grower, immediate action is taken to delay any further deterioration caused during the shipping process.
  • 7. Retail Florist When the flowers arrive at the retail florist, most flower stems have been affected by air, bacteria, and perhaps blunt cutting instruments. It is the florist's job to open up the passageways in the stems to allow water and nutrients to be absorbed.
  • 8. Signs Of Decay Each and every flower is inspected for signs of decay, damaged stems, and overall appearance. Depending on the need, each flower is reconditioned by re-cutting the stems, and then re- hydrated in a tepid solution of water and preservative for a couple hours, then placed in a floral cooler until it is time to design an arrangement.
  • 9. Ensure Longevity Since not all flowers receive the same treatment upon arrival at the retail florist location, it is up to the Mothers Day florist to know how each and every type of flower is treated to ensure longevity and an attractive appearance. For instance, roses are treated differently as they are immediately placed in a cooler after conditioning. Poinsettias require special treatment as well, needing their stems to be submerged in boiling water for a few seconds.
  • 10. From Design to Your Doorstep On Mothers Day, the phone rings, and an order is placed. The Mothers Day florist takes the order, prepares the arrangement and gives it to the delivery person. It's all in a days work. Mothers Day work that is.
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