Art of Floristry 101

Origins of Flowers and the Industry

In this article, we look into the history of the art of floristry. We cover how it became a booming industry today. Then, we explain you the roles florists play in their communities. This will help you understand their impact on both clients and gift recipients. As florists, we dedicate our efforts to help you express yourself. We help you find the best bouquet for all events. Whether it's a birthday, romantic date, company events, or funerals - you got it!

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A Brief History on Floristry

In the mid-19th century, floristry came about in the Netherlands. It began with selling floral arrangements to serve as decorations. Later on, it incorporated wholesale orders of bulk flowers. It also promoted supplies for the care and treatment of tender blooms. Floral shops offered fresh flowers and arrangements, both pre- and custom-made. Floristry involves cultivating and caring for flowers. It also includes the process of picking and setting them into creative arrangements. Soon, this led to the business of marketing them to local customers. Floristry is creating a variety of blooms and plants into a beautiful arrangement. Then, florists place them in vases, bowls, baskets, and pots. Of course, they base this all on each customer's tastes and needs. This is why most people regard it "floral design" or "floral arts".

Since the late 19th century, schools have approved floristry as a formal course. Colleges opened up across Dutch islands with programs in floristry. Florist schools also turned up in Europe. They later crossed over to the U.S., giving birth to the florist industry. Soon enough, floral shops set about making frequent and amazing developments to their process. As a result, floristry surfaced in the market across America and around the world. To keep up, most flower shops deliver direct to the customer or their receiver. They also offer the choice of placing orders online for convenience. Today, floristry has come to be an important part of people's lives. In fact, flowers have become vital in the decoration and motif of different events. Many organizations have come up as sources of help and advice for the floral industry. Among these is the American Floral Endowment. Next is the Society of American Florists and the Flower Shop Network. They are terrific sources of news and ongoing trends in the industry. They suggest assorted arrangements for all kinds of events. They also lead customers to other flower shops based on their needs.

What Does A Florist Do?

As florists, we are part of many of the most important moments in people's lives. Because of that, our team of experts commit to providing top quality service at all times. We strive to help our clients get the most amazing arrangement for their needs. As florists, we help people share themselves through custom bouquets and arrangements. This way, they can honor important events and milestones in their lives. As florists, we help people:

  • Show love with classic long-stemmed roses for Valentine's Day
  • Welcome a new baby into the world
  • Honor a mother with a beautiful bouquet on Mother's Day
  • Celebrate a wedding with custom arrangements and other flowers
  • Brighten someone's stay in a hospital
  • Add the fantastic touch to parties and other events
  • Remember loved ones with beautiful floral tributes at their wake and funeral
  • Make any event excellent with floral arrangements matched to their style and design

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