I logged onto yahoo.com earlier this evening and was clicking through the “Today” stories section and came across this article on flowers and florists. It is called “13 Things Your Florist Won’t Tell You.” This story is a spin on an article featured in Reader’s Digest by the same title “13 Things Your Florist Won’t Tell You.”
Some of the points in the articles are very helpful and informative and some of the points are a little silly. To highlight a few points:
1. It is true that a lot of roses lack the distinct rose fragrance due to particular breeding methods.
2. Yes, we will recycle your vases for you!
3. It is definitely important to keep some varieties of flowers away from fruit!
I suppose my overall advice to you would be: shop local and don’t be afraid to ask questions (most floral designers love to talk about flowers)!