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DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL SUCCULENT PLANTER - TIPS & TECHNIQUES WITH HITOMI ...

Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tip of the week...a blowout of your blooms


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Florists Review tip of the week....

October 14, 2013
A blowout for your blooms 


Sometimes you just need those roses open right now – perhaps for party work or when shooting photos for your shop.

You can help speed up Mother Nature by blowing into the blooms to force the petals to open wider. Slowly and carefully spreading the petals of roses and carnations wider with your hands can be effective, too.

Try these techniques out some slow afternoon before using them in a high-pressure situation to be sure they work for you. And keep in mind that opening flowers faster than natural will generally reduce vase life, so this technique works best when the flowers are being displayed just for a short time.

Have these roses at room temperature this is important when trying to reflex & open them.

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