FloraLife® Finishing Touch Effects on Roses
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by Georgena Sampat
3w ago
Research Update March 2024, powered by FloraLife Erin Lisk – Postharvest & Technical Support Scientist – FloraLife Introduction: Roses are one of the most common flowers used in bouquets and floral arrangements. At FloraLife, we continually monitor and evaluate the efficacy of our products to make sure they are providing the intended postharvest care function. In this research update we share the results of an experiment that looked at the effects of FloraLife® Finishing Touch spray on roses grown in Colombia. Research: Roses were sourced from a farm in Colombia and shipped to the Flora ..read more
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Statice: An Easter Treat!
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by Georgena Sampat
1M ago
LivRio Magazine March 2024, powered by FloraLife Belonging to the family Plumbaginaceae, and specifically the genius Limonium, statice is a delightful filler flower which grows in a range of hues. There are about 600 different species of Limonium, but the ones grown for cut flower production are Limonium sinuatum, which is the one we know as statice, and Limonium latifolium which has a wispier appearance, and is simply known by its genus name, Limonium. Contrary to popular belief, the flowers are not the colorful parts on a stem of statice, but rather it is the showy calyx which provide the ..read more
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Carnations: The Perfect Lucky Charm!
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by Georgena Sampat
1M ago
LivRio Magazine February 2024, powered by FloraLife On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, many celebrate all things Irish, which is natural as St. Partick is the patron saint of Ireland. But did you know that St. Patrick was actually British? At age sixteen, he was kidnapped from Britain and taken to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped, trained as a priest and was called back to Ireland in a dream, eventually converting the population to Christianity. Contrary to popular belief, St. Patrick did not banish all snakes from Ireland, the isle is naturally free of them. However, it is believed that ..read more
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Red Roses: A Valentine
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by Georgena Sampat
3M ago
LivRio Magazine January 2024, powered by FloraLife If you’ve ever wondered why we gift red roses on Valentine’s Day, well, like so many other things, it’s thanks to those influential Victorians. In the language of flowers, which was initially developed by the Victorians, roses symbolize love, and a red rose in particular symbolizes true love. The number of roses that you gift also hides further meaning as a single rose conveys “Love at first sight” or “You’re still the one”, twelve signal “Be mine”, and gifting twenty-four is the perfect way to say “You are always on my mind”. For those of y ..read more
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Vase Life Study of Spray Roses
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by Georgena Sampat
3M ago
Research Update January 2023, powered by FloraLife Anil Ranwala, Ph.D – Manager Postharvest R&D – FloraLife Introduction Spray roses are popular as a component of cut-flower bouquets. There are many varieties with a range of colors and opening characteristics. We are often evaluating commercially important spray rose varieties to understand the postharvest characteristics and improve the quality. In this research update we share results of experiments done with spray roses grown in Colombia. Research Several experiments were conducted to evaluate the vase life performance of popular sp ..read more
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FloraLife Reduces Carbon Footprint of Its FloraLife® Express Ultra 200 by Nearly 30 Percent
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by Georgena Sampat
3M ago
January, 2024 powered by FloraLife Company attributes the improvement in the product’s carbon footprint to several factors including formula improvements, packaging and manufacturing efficiencies. WALTERBORO, S.C. – December 2023 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, and worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the flower journey from farm to vase, announces that its FloraLife® Express Ultra 200 carbon footprint has been reassessed and found to be reduced by nearly 30 percent since it was first assessed.   The nearly 30 percent reduction in the product’s embedded ..read more
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Ranunculus: Calm, Cool, and Collected
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by Georgena Sampat
4M ago
LivRio Magazine December 2023, powered by FloraLife It’s official! Pantone’s color of the year for 2024 is ‘Peach Fuzz’, a warm and cozy shade which creates a calming sanctuary in which we can safely foster feelings of togetherness, stillness, and focus inward. If your new year’s resolutions are to recalibrate your being, heal, and nurture yourself so you can flourish anew, this is the perfect hue for you, and a peach ranunculus is the perfect flower to help you recenter and refresh. Just like the Pantone ‘Peach Fuzz’, peach ranunculus is a quietly sophisticated and contemporary bloom, beaut ..read more
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Carnations: Versatility & Beauty Incarnate!
Floralife Blog
by Georgena Sampat
5M ago
LivRio Magazine November 2023, powered by FloraLife Carnations are hands down, one the most versatile flowers a florist can rely on over the holiday season. As one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world, they have been grown as far back as Roman times right up to the present day, carnations have been captivating humans for millennia and for good reason. Not only are they beautiful, but also long lasting, and often fragrant too. Like chrysanthemums, carnations are available as standards, which have one large bloom per stem, or as sprays consisting of multiple small flowers on branching ..read more
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FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap Effective at Maintaining Freshness at High Temperatures
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by Georgena Sampat
5M ago
Research Update November 2023, powered by FloraLife Garry Legnani, Ph.D. – Senior Postharvest Scientist – Smithers-Oasis Introduction Wrapping of bouquet stem ends in a water holding material prior to e-commerce shipping is often done to ensure that the bouquet arrives at its final destination looking fresh and hydrated. We wanted to evaluate the effects of FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap on fresh weight (FWT) loss, vase solution uptake, and vase life during simulated 48-hour shipping at two different temperatures 20C (68F) or 30C (86F). Methods ‘Freedom’, ‘Pink Floyd’, ‘Orange Crush’, and ‘Deep Pu ..read more
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Tinted Roses
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by Georgena Sampat
6M ago
LivRio Magazine October 2023, powered by FloraLife Let your roses be anything they want to be this spooky season! October is a magical time, as it not only kicks off the beginning of ‘sweater weather’, and all things ‘pumpkin spice’ but it also signals the start of Halloween, AKA the spooky season! This is the time of year when creativity gets unleashed, and anything can be transformed including roses. But how, I hear you say? Well by creating flower colors and combinations not seen in nature. This is done by tinting the flowers which can be achieved using three different methods: The ..read more
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