Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How a Malaysian florist’s journey to Hollywood started with RM40

How a Malaysian florist’s journey to Hollywood started with RM40

Teo is the first and only person in South-East Asia, so far, to hold the title of American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) certified...
Letter from the Chairman

Letter from the Chairman

It is an exciting time to be in the floral industry, and I am looking forward to serving as the AFE Chairman of the...
Understanding Insights, Instagram’s Free Analytics Tool

Understanding Insights, Instagram’s Free Analytics Tool

Instagram can be a florist’s best friend. Our industry’s products are quite literally born to be shared and can create an instant emotional connection...
Members Soak Up Knowledge During Packed Day of Education

Members Soak Up Knowledge During Packed Day of Education

Madeline Bombardi of Sellwood Flower Company in Portland said SAF’s 1-Day Profit Blast energized her — she’s already shared much of what she picked...
Exclusive Interview: Mr. Flower Fantastic gives sneakers the floral touch

Exclusive Interview: Mr. Flower Fantastic gives sneakers the floral touch

Sneakerhead or not, a beautiful pair of shoes easily grabs attention, and when they are made completely of flowers you can’t help but do...
Tarleton to begin construction on Animal & Plant Sciences Center

Tarleton to begin construction on Animal & Plant Sciences Center

Hide caption Tarleton State University’s Agricultural Center is set to receive nearly $11 million in improvements, including funding for a new multipurpose facility and...
Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Epidendrum orchid Epidendrum ibaguense Planting areas: USDA Zones 10 to 11, Sunset Zones 17, 21 to 24 Size: 2 to 4 feet high, 3...
You have only about 24 hours to see this rare, smelly corpse flower at Sacramento State

You have only about 24 hours to see this rare, smelly corpse flower at...

One of the world’s rarest flowers is on view at Sacramento State University, but only until about Tuesday night. The university’s corpse flower started...
SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion

SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion

The Petal&Post team - from left to right - Janine Loubser, events manager; Kim du Plessis, founder; Maya le Maitre, posy manager. Photo by...
This “Flower Framer” Will Preserve a Meaningful Bouquet Forever

This “Flower Framer” Will Preserve a Meaningful Bouquet Forever

Given their ability to transform a space or moment, the saddest fact about flowers is their short lifespan. Whether situated in vases throughout the...
Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppers

Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppers

Waitrose & Partners launch surprise flowers delivery You can now treat yourself during your weekly shop at Waitrose & Partners because the supermarket has...
Origins Launches Blooming Lipstick and Sheer Lip Balm Made With Real Flowers

Origins Launches Blooming Lipstick and Sheer Lip Balm Made With Real Flowers

Origins, the brand behind some of our favorite skin-care picks , just became even further rooted in our affections with the launch of two...
San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

1 of 9A comparison chart is shown for bacterial growth rates as Hannah Taylor and Ashley WalkerPhoto: Tom Reel /Staff photographer 2 of 9Hannah...
FLORALIFE® offers Flower Food for Thought

FLORALIFE® offers Flower Food for Thought

New FLORALIFE ® “Flower Food for Thought” packet designs inspire consumers to engage with their floral purchases. The new program also educates and imparts...
SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

In response to a recent decision handed down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, SAF...
White Castle launches plant-based Impossible Slider nationwide

White Castle launches plant-based Impossible Slider nationwide

White Castle is known for many things, but serving up healthy fruits and vegetables is not necessarily one of them. But that’s changing, when...
Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mouth and no hands. They do not have a brain or a nervous system. Muscles? Forget them....
Star Valley Flowers Draws A Record-Breaking Crowd

Star Valley Flowers Draws A Record-Breaking Crowd

Photo by Kelleghan Productions Inc. The table was set for 200. That’s quite a table! Certified American Grown hosted a record-breaking crowd during this...
Have You Ordered Petal It Forward Flower Cards or T-Shirts?

Have You Ordered Petal It Forward Flower Cards or T-Shirts?

posted this photo on Facebook as a teaser for Alex Waldbart Florist’s Petal It Forward event last year. SAF provides members with template to...
Certified American Grown Leader to Serve on PMA’s Floral Council

Certified American Grown Leader to Serve on PMA’s Floral Council

Cronquist will serve on PMA’s Floral Council. Certified American Grown Administrator Kasey Cronquist has been selected to serve on the Produce Marketing Association’s 2018-19...
Mulkey’s Flowers & Gifts is all about family and great customer service

Mulkey’s Flowers & Gifts is all about family and great customer service

When Sharon Mulkey and her family noticed local flower shops were slowly being shuttered one by one, she decided to do something about it....
Atwater students developing work skills, one bouquet at a time

Atwater students developing work skills, one bouquet at a time

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- With a quick snip, Kathy Vargas is putting the finishing touches to her floral arrangement. In the classroom, the lessons...
Ten Flowers that Smell Delicious

Ten Flowers that Smell Delicious

Sure, we’ll admit it: Ranking the best-smelling flowers is extremely subjective — much like ranking Justin Bieber’s top hits. It’s tough sledding… But at...
Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

With increased numbers of both exhibitors and visitors, the second editions of Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia last week reached a successful conclusion in...
Retailers seek clarity on selling cannabis plant products

Retailers seek clarity on selling cannabis plant products

Clarence Laub stands on the edge of his hemp field outside Elgin, talking to attendees of a state hosted crop tour about the plant...

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