Author Archives: George Parker

Celebrate International Women’s Day!

It’s possible you haven’t heard of International Women’s Day even though it has been around since 1908. But you are bound to hear about it more and more as this day that honors the strength and accomplishments of women gains additional recognition every year. This is not just another version of Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

Wedding Wednesday :: Lavenders, Lilacs and Purples

Ariella Chezar White Magnolia Designs Belle Fleur Carolyne Roehm Clare Day Flowers Intertwine Martha Stewart Natural Beauties Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs Stemz

Q&A :: Discussing Ethics in the Flower Business

Hi Flower Friends, Today’s Q&A comes to us from Michigan. (you can read all the questions here ) ………………………………………… Hi There! I am in a quandary that seems to always resurface and I would LOVE to hear what others have to say about the topic of event/floral design ethics and code of conduct

FSN Baby Shower

There’s only one thing better than having a baby, and that’s having two! That’s what happened to Flower Shop Network employee Joe Teasley and his wife Kelly. They were recently blessed with two beautiful additions to their family in Brody (boy) and Kodie (girl). To celebrate, Flower Shop Network decided to host a baby shower in their honor! (I have it on good authority that no babies were actually showered at the event.) A cake of congratulations! You can’t see from this photo, but the cake itself was half blue and half pink

Friday Florist Recap 2/22 – 2/28: For All Those Special Occasions

We have a varied mix for you in this week’s recap. From Valentine’s Day flowers to some gorgeous arrangements used for special events, there is no dearth of talent in the hands which created these amazing florals. It is the fragile beauty that the local florist can tease out of a handful of flowers and some greenery that inspire us to buy flowers for all those special occasions

Sweet Bridal Bouquets From Instragram

As florists everywhere are preparing for the busy bridal season just around the corner, we wanted to share some beautiful bouquet inspiration from Instagram. We love the variety of florals found on this popular photo-sharing site and just had to show you what talented florists from all over the world are creating for some very lucky brides.

Wedding Wednesday :: Coral Floral Inspiration

I’m having a lot of fun with the new series – Wedding Wednesday! Such a fun way to get to showcase a lot of floral designers and lots of pretty flowers!! Today it’s all about Coral Florals, enjoy! Stemz Stemz Stemz Stemz Oak & The Owl Laura Miller Design Ava Flora Ed Libby Events Dolce Design Studios Botanic Art – Hochzeitsfloristik, Eventfloristik The Green Vase Southern Blooms Brown Paper Design Ariella Chezar

Friday Florist Recap 2/15 – 2/21: Load’s of Floral Love

With Valentine’s Day in the books (and I hope yours was a successful one), we have a ton of exciting arrangements for you this week! Florists wanted to show off some of their more creative holiday pieces, and we are starting to see a trickle of wedding bouquets making their way back into the line-up! So scroll down and enjoy the load’s of floral love! Wedding Flowers A wedding arrangement from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI Wedding bouquet from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI Gorgeous hand-held bouquet from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL A spring bouquet from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL Special Occasion Flowers A beautiful design from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO A 3ft tall martini glass and a dozen roses from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greenville, OH Beautiful arrangement from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM Elegant design from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO Some Valentine flowers from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greeville, OH A lovely piece by La Petite Jaune Fleur of Red Deer, AB Excellent design from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM A touch of passion with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL Showing some Valentine’s Day love with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM A Valentine’s Day mix from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL Pinks and purples in a cube from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL Sympathy Flowers A gorgeous casket spray from Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, VT Elegant standing spray from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL Who knows what next week will bring?