Red Roses: The Iconic Valentine’s Day Flower
Floralife Blog
by Georgena Sampat
1w ago
LivRio Magazine January 2022, powered by FloraLife No flower symbolizes Valentine’s Day more than a classic red rose, and it’s no surprise as in the language of flowers red roses mean ‘I love you’. Knowing this, rose growers will have been managing their crops for months in order to produce the 250 million red rose stems that will be purchased on Valentine’s Day around the world. If you are wondering how and when Valentine’s Day became the celebration it is today, well it has several purported origins. February 14th was officially declared St Valentine’s Day at the end of the 5th centur ..read more
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Reduced plastic usage EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
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by Georgena Sampat
2w ago
As part of the FloraLife Sustainability Plan 2025, we have been looking at our product line’s packaging with magnifying glasses and have been making changes wherever possible. Plastic usage across our full global product range has been a big focus area of improvement. Following the reduce, reuse and recycle principles, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to reduce our plastic usage for our North American EthylBloc Truck Kit product by 10.11% and reduced emissions from freight by 20%. This is an immediate improvement. There is no change to the use instruction or great efficacy you ..read more
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Spray Roses: Zinging in the New Year!
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by Georgena Sampat
1M ago
LivRio Magazine December 2022, powered by FloraLife If you follow Pantone’s color of the year, then you’ll already know that the color for 2023 is ‘Viva Magenta’, a beautiful jewel tone drawn from nature that vibrates with joy, vitality, and confidence. It holds the ability to inspire, empower and spark self-expression. So, if you’re looking for a vivacious floral antidote for the post-holiday’s ennui, look no further than a hot pink spray rose, such as ‘Lovely Lydia’. These beauties are the perfect tonic for ringing in the new year in style. Just like their classic cousins, spray roses ..read more
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FloraLife Offers New Floral Care Products for Flower Enthusiasts
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by Georgena Sampat
1M ago
December , 2022 powered by FloraLife FloraLife launches #yourbudsbestie flower care kit to inspire flower fanatics. WALTERBORO, S.C. – December 15, 2022 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, and worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the flower journey from propagation to presentation, is offering its new line of FloraLife®  flower care products for consumers. Leveraging the hashtag #yourbudsbestie, the new line consists of FloraLife® Surface Cleaner, FloraLife® Quick Dip, FloraLife® Flower Food, FloraLife® Finishing Touch and the four products packaged together ..read more
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New, Improved FloraLife® ForEver Green Solution and Spray Safely Adds Moisture to Evergreens, Reduces Needle Drop and Preserves Green Color
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by Georgena Sampat
2M ago
December , 2022 powered by FloraLife FloraLife improves formulation of its evergreen hydrating spray with launch of new FloraLife® ForEver Green hydrating liquid shield solution and spray. WALTERBORO, S.C. – December 1, 2022 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, and worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the flower journey from propagation to presentation, is offering its new, improved FloraLife®  ForEver Green solution and spray, a hydrating liquid shield spray for cut evergreens, wreaths, garlands, Christmas trees and leather leaf ferns. FloraLife® ForEver Gree ..read more
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Carnations: The Perfect Holiday Bloom!
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by Georgena Sampat
2M ago
LivRio Magazine November 2022, powered by FloraLife Carnations are one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world. Records show that they were grown by the Romans and Greeks, and in Tudor times were used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They are also reported to have been one of Shakespeare’s favorite flowers supported by how often they appear in his plays. But don’t let their ancient history fool you into thinking Carnations are passé. Despite their popularity suffering a dip in recent times, rest assured that carnations are back and with a fabulous vengeance! Gone are the bright ..read more
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Anemones: No Tricks, All Treats
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by Georgena Sampat
3M ago
LivRio Magazine October 2022, powered by FloraLife As the nights begin to draw in and the leaves start to turn color, we are reminded that Halloween will soon be upon us, and we should begin planning our festive flowers. Although Halloween is traditionally celebrated in shades of orange and black, todays’ florists are not constrained to this color pallet as beautifully dramatic Halloween arrangements now include shades of purple, bright pink, red, blue, or white. One of the best flowers to deliver these pops of colorful drama are anemones. With their luscious black centers surrounded by ..read more
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Effects of FloraLife® Shield Ultra on Cut Rose Opening, Color Vibrancy, and Vase Life
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by Georgena Sampat
3M ago
Research Update October 2022, powered by FloraLife Ashley Blackwell – Postharvest & QA Scientist – FloraLife Background: FloraLife® Shield Ultra is a postharvest dip or spray product designed to protect cut flowers from adverse conditions as they travel from farms to the end consumer. FloraLife® Shield Ultra is engineered to maintain the quality and consistency of cut flowers throughout the distribution chain. It is a concentrated product which results in less water usage, packaging, transport, and reduced waste. In this research update, we present data collected on the vase life, degree ..read more
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Sunflowers: Stars of the Fall
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by Georgena Sampat
4M ago
LivRio Magazine September 2022, powered by FloraLife Mainly native to the Americas, sunflowers belong to the same plant family as Chrysanthemums, and Gerberas. Their Latin name, Helianthus, comes from the Greek words for sun, Helios, and flower, Anthos. This is due to the Sunflower’s habit of facing towards the sun and tracking its path throughout the day. This movement only occurs in young plants, and as Sunflowers reach maturity, the stems become fixed, permanently facing eastward. This habit is called heliotropism and is the reason you will see fields of Sunflowers all facing the same ..read more
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Ethylene Sensitivity of Popular Rose Varieties
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by Georgena Sampat
4M ago
Research Update September 2022, powered by FloraLife Sanal Krishnan, Ph.D – Research Scientist – FloraLife. Background: Flower senescence is coordinated at the tissue and cellular levels, regulated by plant hormonal signals and environmental factors. Ethylene is a gaseous hormone that regulates growth and senescence depending on the concentration and plant species. Ethylene plays a major role in plant ageing including fruit ripening, and flower and leaf senescence. During post-harvest phase of cut flowers, ethylene could adversely affect the quality and ornamental value of cut flowers. Sensit ..read more
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