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Everyday style statements Pg 28 Year-round party profit-makers Pg 40


features JUNE 2013

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Grower Profile: Royal Flowers Choice Ecuadorian roses and more.

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Style Statements, Every Day Showcase a signature style with all-occasion design. Floral design by Jim Ganger AIFD Photography by Ron Derhacopian

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Party On! Creative concepts for festive celebrations. Floral design by Lorraine Cooper AIFD Photography by Ron Derhacopian

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An International Homecoming The World Flower Council celebrates 30 years.

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On the Cover A collection of pink and blue bouquets in mercury glass vases makes a versatile table decoration; the bouquets can also serve as party favors for special guests. For more party designs by Lorraine Cooper AIFD, see pages 40-52.


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Focus on Design Party Design with Everyday Components By Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI

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Creative Edge Product Series: Birch Bark By Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

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Fresh Focus Scabiosa By Bill McKinley AIFD and Bruce Wright

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Industry Events

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Where to Buy

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What’s In Store

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Net Effects

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BUYERS’ GUIDE 2013-2014 61 Index to Products and Services 62 Products and Services 74 Suppliers and Resources 95 Wholesale Florists 104 Floral Schools 106 Floral Industry Associations

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focus on design Floral design by Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI

Photography by Ron Derhacopian

For product information, see Where to Buy, page 56.

A horizontal armature puts flowers and glittering pendants on display. Some curly willow and Bind Wire is all it takes to convert three standard glass vases—the kind you probably already have on your shelves—into a dramatic party decoration for a long table or mantel. Fashioned into an armature, the willow supports an elongated floral display that makes the most of calla stems and dangling pendants, with spheres made of gold bullion to enhance the look. 1. Choose a trio of vases like these, with a narrow, flared neck. Attach curly willow tips (here, two bunches) to both sides of the vases with UGlu; this holds them in place while you secure the armature with Bind Wire at the ends of the curly willow tips and

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between the vases. Push additional curly willow tips down into the vases to serve as stem support for the flowers. 2. Add about five gold bullion small spheres to the armature. To make the spheres, pull off about eight or ten arm lengths from the spool, wind it around the fingers of one hand, and roll the wire in your hands to make a ball, like making a meatball. It’s very quick and easy. Leave a loose end that you can later wrap around a branch or stem to secure the sphere. 3. Diamond Dreams are glittering medallions, each with three pendant chains. Use Bind Wire to add the medallions to the armature in a controlled fashion so the medallions face front. Finally, add flowers into the vases. Here, variegated ivy and foxtail fern were placed first, to follow the lines of the armature, along with yellow mini callas, snowberry, Gerrondo gerberas, and scabiosa pods. b


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creative edge Floral design by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Photography by Philippe Martin-Morice

For product information, see Where to Buy, page 56.

For a naturalistic, organic and woodsy feel, birch bark most certainly fills the bill. It is available from various suppliers in squares, in tubes, or (as seen here) in natural coils. In each of these designs, the bark efficiently covers a great deal of floral foam, creating a clean and uncluttered look in the final design.

Rings Rings of bark can be used to create a simple grid or armature through which stems are inserted into wet floral foam in the container. The bark rings are nicely complemented with lily grass and with curly willow tips that have begun to sprout. The flowers were designed in loose groupings to create a color and texture story. This woodsy design is ideal to be used as a low table centerpiece, with enjoyable aspects to be viewed from all directions.

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Divider A strip of bark straddles a foamed container and divides a woodsy stand of flowers into two unequal sections. The flowers are styled in a way that is popular in Europe: First, a multitude of stripped, uniformly cut willow twigs were inserted upright into foam to create a thick forest. Into this structure flowers, cut to a uniform height (scilla, freesia, snowball viburnum, anemones), were placed to create a floral plateau. Coral fern floats loosely around the perimeter, like clouds, to lighten this layer of flowers. The gap in the design created by the placement of the birch bark splits the design in a pleasingly asymmetrical way.

Log A coil of birch bark was placed over the top of a ceramic container filled with wet floral foam, covering it completely, with only slits left in the bark for inserting stems into the foam. The psittacorum heliconias and pincushion proteas were then inserted first, through the bark. Succulents and tillandsias can be inserted through slits in the bark or glued directly to it. Either way, they look as though they were growing right on top of a birch log.

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fresh focus By Bill McKinley AIFD and Bruce Wright

Scabiosa is the trendy summer flower that comes in more variety than you thought. Scabiosa, pincushion flower Maybe you think of scabiosa as having a delicate, gardenScabiosa spp. flower look—or maybe you think of it as a summer field flower, a little on the scrappy side. You might rely on it, espeAvailability cially in wedding work, for a certain shade of blue that can be Late May through hard to come by, especially in round, mass flowers—but then September again, you might know it as a flower that comes in a range of Bunch size hues, from ivory to burgundy to salmon-pink. You might as10 stems sume that it is short-lived in the vase, or you might have found Vase life that it can last as long as 10 or 12 days. 7 to 12 days The classic scabiosa is a perennial, Scabiosa It’s not surprising if florists entertain contradictory notions caucasica, available in varying shades of blue about scabiosa. In most markets, it is still a bit of a fringe and white. The photos seen here are courtesy of Ocean View flower. There are at least three types of scabiosa available, with differing characteristics—but you might have experienced only one of them. Flowers (www.oceanviewflowers.com). 14 www.flowersandmagazine.com 26 www.flowersand


fresh focus And as with any cut flower, much depends on your supplier and how the flower has been handled on its way to you. Since scabiosa is ethylene-sensitive, appropriate treatments will do much to prolong its vase life. Typically available from the end of May through the end of September, scabiosa may come from growers in California—including fields in Baja California, in Mexico. But it’s also a popular specialty crop in summer with local growers in the Midwest and on the East Coast. “Anyone with the seed and the warm weather can grow it,” says designer, instructor, and floral expert René van Rems AIFD, PFCI, “and they do, because it’s got that typical English cottage-garden look that is so popular now.” Lately, premium scabiosa is also available in certain markets—Montreal, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C.—as an import from Japan, in exquisite varieties and quality that seem to redefine this flower.

It takes all kinds For many florists, the most familiar, “traditional” type of scabiosa is a perennial, Scabiosa caucasica. This is the classic type that comes in shades of blue and ivory. Another type, Scabiosa atropurpurea, is an annual—and is typically longer-lasting than the perennial. The flowers of S. atropurpurea are denser, with more petals, and come in a wider variety of colors, from crimson to beet red and dusty pink. The premium scabiosa that is coming from Japan is labeled Scabiosa japonica, but seems more closely related to the annual S. atropurpurea than to the perennial S. caucasica, with richly ruffled blooms in delicate hues from lavender to apricot. A completely different type of scabiosa is now finding favor in the marketplace: Scabiosa stellata, often referred to as “scabiosa pods,” though this is not quite accurate in botanical terms. Also called the drumstick plant, S. stellata is harvested after the petals have fallen. What remains is a pale green globe (it may be edged with brownish red) formed of funnel-shaped, papery bracts. Inside each funnel is the flower’s dark, star-shaped fruit. The “pods” can be dried; however, they are typically supplied as fresh cuts that last anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on 16 www.flowersandmagazine.com 26 www.flowersand

Double flowers, a wider range of colors, and a longer vase life are available with Scabiosa atropurpurea and its cousins in the species S. japonica. The latter were on lavish display at this year’s World Floral Expo (www.worldfloralexpo.com), shipped from Naniwa Flower Auction in Osaka, Japan to upscale markets in North America. According to Naniwa’s Haruna Nishiyama, two factors account for the high quality of these premium blooms: breeding and the fact that Japanese flower farms are typically small, boutique operations, focused on perfection. Among the many varieties shown were ‘Green Apple’, a compact, egg-shaped inflorescence; ‘Nana Scarlet’, with white stamens in sharp contrast to the disk florets, like candy sprinkles; bright pink ‘Andalucia’; lavender ‘Nana Viola’; and ‘Nana Deep Purple’, with variegated petals and a contrasting green center. Look for Naniwa Flower Auction on Facebook: www.facebook.com/naniwaflowerauction.osaka.japan.


fresh focus handling and the environment. “It does have that dried feel to it, but soft, like a strawflower,” says Dan Vordale of California grower Ocean View Flowers, where “stellata pods” have been a very successful crop. “But we cut it fresh, give it a drink, and put it in the cooler” before shipping it. “The color and texture makes it very popular.” Because “stellata pods” are harvested at the end of the flowering cycle, the peak season for them comes a little later than for flowering scabiosa—from late July or mid August through late October. That’s convenient, actually, because demand rises in the fall. The first flush produces taller stems with larger globes; as the season progresses, the stems get shorter and the pods smaller.

caretips scabiosa

derwater, recut the stems, and place them in a fresh flower-food solution. A high-sugar solution is recommended to achieve the longest possible vase life for scabiosa. Keep an eye on water levels, as scabiosa is a thirsty flower.

• In purchasing scabiosa, look for buds

• Scabiosa is heat-sensitive and ethyl-

with outer petals showing color or open

ene-sensitive and should be kept away

blooms in which the stamens are not yet

from sources of heat and ethylene. The

unfurled, along with turgid, blemish-free

flowers can also produce high amounts

stems and leaves.

of ethylene and should be treated with

• Remove any leaves that will be un-

an anti-ethylene product.

Buying smart While some kinds of scabiosa typically last longer than others, it’s still important to buy this flower, especially perennial S. caucasica, from a supplier you trust, and to use it quickly. “They can hold up well in the cooler, but then lose their petals when you bring them out if they’ve been stored too long,” says René. Avoid buying or selling flowering scabiosa with transparent, veiny petals. (If scabiosa flowers lose their outer petals, however, you may still use the centers as a way of adding textural interest to bouquets.) Popular with brides today, scabiosa lend themselves to design in the classic English style popularized by Sheila McQueen, René advises: “a glamorous garden look, formal, usually round or triangular, but done with country flowers,” as though for a grand English country house with its own extensive cutting gardens. The English may refer to scabiosa as “scabious,” a name that seems unfortunate, since it can also mean, “having scabs or scabies”—a contagious skin infection. Scabiosa does indeed get its name from the Latin word scabies, which means simply, “an itch”—because rubbing an itch with the rough leaves of scabiosa was thought to cure it. Whether scabiosa has any true medicinal value is doubtful; but it’s certainly true that brides and other discriminating customers are “itching” for this up-and-coming flower in all its many varieties. b 18 www.flowersandmagazine.com 26 www.flowersand

Scabiosa “pods” are currently popular, favored by brides and other trendsensitive customers for their intriguing texture and delicate colors. Though not pods in the botanical sense, these pale globes, composed of papery, funnelshaped bracts, do have a dried-flower look. The species is Scabiosa stellata, and the spherical inflorescences are marketed as “stellata pods” from late July to late October by Ocean View Flowers (www.oceanviewflowers.com).


Grower Profile:

Royal Flowers With choice Ecuadorian roses, quality starts at the farm—but it doesn’t stop there.

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WHAT’S THE KEY to cut-flower quality? Is it the grower who selects the very best varieties, follows all the right practices to produce healthy plants, and then processes the cut flowers with care? What about the cargo agency that receives the flowers, keeps them chilled, and makes sure they get onto the very next flight into Miami? Or is it the importer and distributor who handles the flowers from the time they leave the plane until they’re safely on a truck bound for your local wholesaler? The answer, of course, is that any and all of these can make the difference—as can several other types of flower handlers, depending on the precise path taken in a complex chain of distribution. It’s the perennial challenge faced by those in the flower business: how to assure quality when quality depends on so many partners in the dance? Here’s one way to meet the challenge: create a chain of sister companies to provide the necessary, specific expertise for each step along the way. That’s the solution that Royal Flowers has come up with over the 20-plus years since the company began as a grower of fine Ecuadorian roses. “The bottom line is dependability,” says Edwin Verdezoto, president of Royal Flowers. “For example, the reason we decided to form our own cargo agency, Royal Cargo, is that we have a high standard of delivering at a certain temperature—and unfortunately, we saw that many times our


grower profile WATERING At top right, a worker waters rose plants using a hose with an extended nozzle adapter, which runs all the way to the ground so that he doesn’t have to bend down. Water pressure is set to run at a very low rate, so as not to increase humidity on the leaves or pack down the soil. CONSERVING At lower right, greenhouse tents are constructed with peaked roofs to catch rainwater; the rainwater runs off the roofs through conduits to a ditch where it is recycled and pumped back into the fields. Royal Farms has received the highest possible certification from the Dutch environmental body MPS for its conservation and recycling efforts. GRADING Below, at Continex, the larger of Royal Flowers’ two rose farms in Ecuador, a worker visually inspects the head of a rose while she also grades it by stem length.

Royal Farms Locations: Quito; Miami Founded: 1992 Specialties: Ecuadorian roses Size: 110 hectares (about 272 acres) on the farms in Ecuador; 200 employees President: Edwin Verdezoto www.royalfarmsecuador.com product, direct from our farms, wass left outside of coolers because the coolers maintained by other cargo agencies were full.” With two substantial farms—one in each of the major growing areas north and south of Quito—Royal Flowers is the largest rose grower in Ecuador. The first farm was established in 1992, the second in 1996. Early on, these farms grew so rapidly that “we outgrew the people servicing us,” Edwin explains. “There’s no point in growing bestquality roses unless you know that you can rely on shipping services that will meet the 22 www.flowersandmagazine.com

same standards.” “It really is about maintaining the cold chain all the way through,” adds Rex Thompson, director of sales and marketing for Royal Flowers in North America. (For a cargo agency in Quito, quite frankly, it’s also about having the relationships with airlines and the clout to secure space when you need it, like at busy holiday times. Otherwise, you could miss an important connection and your flowers could be held in storage for an extra two or three days.)

Rex is based at Royal Flowers Miami—the exclusive North American distributor for Royal Flowers’ Ecuadorian roses. But Royal Flowers Miami also acts as as a broker: it supplies customers with cut flowers in 30 other product groups, from callas to carnations to spray mums, known as the Royal Collection, from prequalified farms in Colombia, Costa Rica, and other countries. “At a certain point, customers began to ask us, ‘Can’t you also supply these other flowers?’ ” Rex explains. “What makes us different is that while we act as a broker, we think like a grower. We’re really a hybrid, but we try to control for quality at every step along the chain.” That includes, in Miami, exquisite care of cut flowers right up to the point where they are handed over to local shippers—usually, whatever trucking line serves a particular wholesale florist customer. That is the point at which control passes to a reputable partner


grower profile PRUNING Pruning by hand is essential to the production of perfect roses. Royal rose plants are clipped back when they reach 60 centimeters, to force the growth of two duplicate stems, which are then repeatedly clipped to maintain a single stem until harvest. GRAFTING As in any rose farm, varieties selected for color and other characteristics are grafted onto a sturdy rootstock. The rootstock is bent over and the grafted rose cane grows straight upward, toward the light. Royal Flowers grows its own rootstocks, which are renewed every three years or so. The particular rootstock used on the farms is one that thrives in Ecuador, absorbing plenty of water and nutrition, which helps to give a more intense color to the bloom. STAGING “We use racking systems in the staging area where we receive flowers in Miami,” says Royal’s Rex Thompson, seen here in the photo. “We could just stack them in pallets, but the additional air circulation is better for the roses.” The staging area is kept at 33 degrees F; trucks and loading bays have vacuum seals so the temperature never varies. in the chain. (For a big-picture look at the cut-flower chain of distribution, see “A Rose’s Journey” in the December 2012 issue of Flowers&.) THE SPICE OF LIFE Two things make a rose grower’s reputation. One is dependable quality; the other is the ability to offer a wide range of varieties in trend-sensitive colors. With over 160 varieties, Royal Flowers is certainly ahead of the pack. “Varieties are always being transitioned,” says Rex. But it’s a delicate balance, because as much as people always want something new, they also become attached to familiar varieties. Ideally, from a rose grower’s point of view, the transitioning of varieties more or less coincides with the life cycle of the rose plant—but it doesn’t always work out that way. When a new rose variety is introduced, 24 www.flowersandmagazine.com

those plants will have a productive life somewhere between seven and 12 years; the cycle depends on how densely they are planted, among other things. “When plants are young, they yield shorter stems. As they mature, the stems get longer,” notes Rex. “Generally the market is going to be looking for a new variety in that same color faster than the plants work through their life cycle,” he continues. “But reds tend to retain their popularity longer than ‘color’ roses. ‘Freedom’, for example, has had very strong, worldwide acceptance for eight to ten years already. Before that it was ‘Madame Delbard’, prior to that, ‘Visa’. “In colors, people not only want new varieties faster, they seem to always want more. There used to be really just two orange varieties on the market; now people want to choose from among five or ten. Once, for lavender roses, there was only ‘Sterling Silver’; now we have ten lavenders.” It may happen that demand for a particular variety begins to wane before those plants have reached the end of their the life cycle—if the variety is superseded, for example, by a similar but superior variety. Then, the plants may be taken out and replaced—an opera-

tion that requires considerable investment on the part of rose growers who want to keep ahead of the market. “Today, since customers have more choices, they’re less tolerant if a variety doesn’t perform,” Rex observes. Last year, Royal Flowers introduced more than 20 rose varieties—not as a breeder, but as a leading grower working in close collaboration with breeders. To bring a new variety to full production for all of Royal Flowers’ many markets takes a year or two. But that’s fast! “We have an advantage because we do propagation ourselves,” Rex explains. Most growers purchase their young plants (later grafted onto rootstock) from propagators. The propagators, in turn, produce them in quantity from a small sampling provided by the breeder. As in other aspects of the business, at a certain point Royal Flowers’ sheer size and success meant that the company could no longer rely on the services of outside propagators, Edwin explains: “We needed a million plants at one shot.” Today Royal Flowers also provides propagation services for other growers. Among other advantages, “doing our own propagation speeds up the process of introducing new varieties by three to six months, which


grower profile

Fresher roses with “Fresh Harvest” What if you could receive plump, fully

stage. They are well ventilated with

hydrated Ecuadorian roses in your

holes in the top, which helps to prevent

shop that arrive in buckets, having

the buildup of heat or condensation.

never been out of water since the day they were cut—made retail-ready when

floral solutions for the Fresh Harvest

they were harvested, and after that,

program. “We have a key partnership

barely touched by human hands? Actually, you can. Royal Flowers

‘Hearts’, among others. means we can be more responsive to trends,” says Rex. Even with all the advantages enjoyed by Royal Flowers, it remains a matter of master planning and sophisticated forecasting to provide the market with the roses that will be most in demand. Like other growers, Royal “pinches” red roses to secure higher production for Valentine’s Day. But Royal might also pinch orange roses in the summer to produce a flush in September. “But what do you do if there is also high demand for orange roses in the summer?” asks Rex. It’s a good problem to have. b 26 www.flowersandmagazine.com

with Chrysal,” says Edwin Verdezoto. “We use a proprietary formula, made

has been test-marketing a program

with Chrysal, for the first hydration

called Fresh Harvest, where fresh-cut

process at the farm, then Chrysal Clear

roses are shipped in Proconas, all the

Professional 2 for transportation, right

way from Ecuador. Most florists are fa-

through to the retailer. This is not like

miliar with the Procona system—which

the wetpack done for supermarkets,”

is already used by premium growers

he cautions, where flowers are first

in California and the Netherlands for

shipped dry to Miami, then processed

ground shipping within North America

and shipped in water. “This starts from

and continental Europe.

the very beginning.”

What Royal Flowers is doing that’s

GARDEN ROSES Of all the 160-plus varieties grown by Royal Flowers, “the group we’re probably most excited about is our garden roses,” says Royal’s Rex Thompson, which include gold ‘Crème Brulee’ and red

Naturally, Royal uses professional

Roses shipped in water do tend

new is putting Proconas on planes.

to arrive a little more open than dry-

Composed of strong, aerated buckets

packed flowers. Though kept cold

and sturdy cardboard surrounds to pro-

and in a holding solution, they are

tect the flowers, Proconas are designed

still receiving some nutrients, and

to be stackable. For air shipping, the

their metabolism is not completely in

stacked Proconas are strapped together

check. Their vase life, however, is not

on a pallet. Once arrived in Miami, they

thereby diminished, Edwin assures.

continue their journey on refrigerated

Studies have clearly demonstrated that

trucks, just as boxes of dry-packed

shipping in Proconas—even as far as

flowers generally do.

from Ecuador to Moscow—results in

The same Proconas that left the farm are used to deliver the flow-

extended vase life. The benefits of the Fresh Harvest

ers to the retailer, who removes the

program are clear: roses of optimal

cardboard surround and voilà! The

quality arrive without any need for

roses are ready for resale. Flowers are

immediate processing. So far, the

processed and prepared at the farm for

fledgling program has met with limited

retail use, and that is how they arrive.

acceptance—probably because of the

They do not have to be wrapped in

additional cost, which Royal’s Rex

tight bunches with PVC or cardboard.

Thompson estimates at 15 or 20 cents

The foliage remains intact and turgid.

per stem (the actual amount depends

The Proconas can’t be thrown around,

on the wholesaler). Like many floral in-

the way flower boxes can—and some-

novations, however, it may simply take

times are. They remain upright at every

time for this one to find a market.


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Style tatements, S EveryDay Use all-occasion arrangements to develop a signature style. For product information,

Floral design by Jim Ganger AIFD

Photography by Ron Derhacopian

see Where to Buy, page 56.

WHAT KIND OF LOOK do customers associate with you and with your shop? Sure, it’s great to have a wide range, so that you can confidently offer clients anything from classic to contemporary design. But it’s also important to have your own style: a look that sets you apart. Year-round, everyday designing is precisely the arena for developing that style. These are the readymade arrangements you have on display. Your style might be, as demonstrated here, a mostly monochromatic look with creative use of exotic foliage, lending a sophisticated feel to distinctive yet affordable flowers and containers—or it might be something quite different. Whatever it is, make a statement with it, loud and clear!

MELLOW YELLOW A layering of sphagnum moss, a few river rocks, touches of craspedia and a dramatic collar of fatsia leaves and staghorn fern turn a stand of mini sunflowers into an earthy sculpture. The sunflowers drink from floral foam in a plastic liner buried inside the moss. Key to the look is the graceful footed vase and the feeling it gives of seeing below the surface of the design.

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LONG-LASTING CHIC Monochromatic designs become even more versatile and stylish when they are created with all-green materials. The cymbidiums at left, like the anthuriums and immature hydrangea at right, all come in a fresh light green that is matched by the inner veins of fatsia leaves. At left, Jim has placed one of the fatsia leaves low in the green glass cube so that it forms an upright backdrop to focus attention on the orchid blooms. The orchids, inserted with wooden picks, are also framed with curly willow sprouting tiny leaves of light, fresh green. In the taller all-green design at right, the radial drama of fatsia leaves is reinforced with light green midollino. The wavy anthuriums, placed horizontally, shelter the base of the design and echo the wavy horizontal lines in the glass vase. A gold Lomey collar repeats the undulating lines once more, like ripples in a pond, and lends a jeweled brightness to the arrangement. At lower left, orange pincushions with red centers offer fascinating depth and form. They combine beautifully with red hypericum and ‘Xanadu’ philodendron leaves in an orange glass cube banded with red flat wire. Jim fit the flat wire into the indentation on the lip of the cube and tucked the cut ends into the foam in the back to get the sharp edges out of the way.

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BLACK CHERRY Purple and deep pink can usually find a place in today’s interiors, whether they blend or contrast with the dominant color scheme. At left, the arching spines of tall sago palm leaves echo the curve of calla stems; at the base, galax leaves mirror the round petals of purple hydrangea. At right, rolled aspidistra leaves imitate the tips of uluhe fern curls, while the unfurled leaves provide a foil for the long, graceful stems. Mokara orchids, ‘Pink Ice’ proteas, eucalyptus pods, and heather all celebrate the color pink, each in its own way, underscored by a pleated glass vase.

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CUPCAKES What’s a more tempting impulse gift—or indulgence—than a cupcake? Three in a row more than triples the charm. These hardy, affordable designs incorporate stemmed jewels (color-coordinated with the monochromatic bouquets) as keepsakes. At left, freesia and statice fill in the center of a cupcake collared with salal leaves. The stems of the leaves are inserted into fresh foam, but also need to be pinned with greening pins, or with florist wire bent into a U shape, to make them point downward. At right, peacock feathers bring their iridescent hues to the center cupcake, overlapping galax leaves. On the bottom tier, the collar is made with Calathea insignis leaves, rolled under and held in place with UGlu Dashes.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The typical “floral birthday cake” is made by filling the cake-shaped foam with shortstemmed flowers. For an alternative look, the sides of the cake can be covered with overlapping leaves. At left, the Aquafoam Cake Kit is covered as seen below, then finished off on top and around the base with insertions made through the leaves into the foam; Jim made slits in the leaves with his knife first to accommodate the insertions. Above, baby’s breath and a tiara adapt the cake concept to a sweet-sixteen party—or for anyone who wants to be “queen for a day.” The galax leaves are pinned on first with greening pins, which are hidden with overlapping leaves for a ruffled effect.

COVERING THE CAKE FORM

To cover the Aquafoam Cake Kit (used in the completed design at left) with foliage, insert the cut stem ends of the leaves into the foam at the base, then pull the leaves over and pin the tips into place with greening pins. Jim used a double layer of pinstripe ginger leaves, pulled all the way across the top, then shorter Calathea insignis leaves, pinned to the center and then trimmed. JUNE 2013 37


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PLAIN SAILING

Simplicity and ingenuity go hand in hand with these two designs, each based in a different version of the elegant Catalina vase. In both designs, the light color of the rocks harmonizes with the white vase. At left, papyrus cleverly simulates the basal foliage of many bulb flowers, paired with purple freesia. The resulting vegetative composition nicely balances straight with curving lines and radial with vertical or horizontal lines. Below, Jim massaged the stems of two aspidistra leaves until they were flexible, laid the leaves into the bowl, placed a chunk of wet floral foam on top, and bent the stems to insert them into the foam. In this design, the foam is not glued into the vase; the rocks weigh it down securely. Callas extend the lines of the vase; moss fills in a few spaces not covered by the rocks. “Look carefully at your containers,” says Jim: “they can tell you what they want.” b

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SWEET SIXTEEN “Sweet sixteen” parties are becoming more and more popular, perhaps influenced by the quinceañera tradition. For a teenage girl, shopping bags and gift boxes—wrapped with ribbon to reinforce the color scheme—make especially appealing containers. The bags could even show the names of her favorite stores: “When her mom comes in to arrange for the party, ask ‘Where does she like to shop?’,” Lorraine suggests. Flowers, arranged in plastic Lomey trays nestled in cellophane, are grouped for color impact.

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Party On!

Creative concepts for festive celebrations.

Floral design by Lorraine Cooper AIFD Photography by Ron Derhacopian

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EVEN SWEETER For a look that’s youthful and feminine but not babyish, Lorraine chose a palette of strong pink and blue. To decorate the candy station table, she anchored turquoise mitsumata inside Teleflora’s wavy, beveled-glass Beautiful Vases using pink crushed glass. Fluffy, playful pink gerberas are added in water tubes tied on with pink ribbon, while the number 16 is made using wired Glitter Stems in blue and fuchsia, twisted together and wrapped with bullion.

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DIAMOND MEMORIES With the aging of the population, Diamond Anniversary celebrations could become more common—but of course, designs in black and white, with silver and “diamond” accessories, fit many occasions. At left, Lorraine converted a silver candelabrum that comes with hanging crystals into a tall pedestal by securing a clear 18-inch Lomey dish to the top of the candle holders with UGlu. The arrangement of orchids, roses, callas, and ostrich feathers is built in another Lomey dish of the same size, so it can be transported separately and then simply nestled into the first dish. Above, a receptacle for gift cards and envelopes sits on top of a Sculpting Sheet filled with flowers, which rests in turn on a matching platform. Black ribbon covers the lower, Styrofoam part of the Sculpting Sheet, pinned in place with black pearl-headed pins.

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Party On! JUNGLE STORY The vogue for animal prints ties in beautifully with tropical flowers and foliages— especially those with intriguing textures and variegated patterns, like striped and spotted cymbidium and James Storey orchids, ‘Pink Mink’ proteas, Calathea insignis foliage, pinstripe ginger leaves, and zebra grass. At left, Lorraine built a tall design based in a low glass cylinder covered with brown velvet-textured ribbon and banded with zebra-pattern ribbon. In the center of the cylinder, a wrought-iron plant stand supports and stabilizes a trellis of rivercane bamboo, bound together with Bind Wire. On this page, a composite centerpiece presents a medley of patterns and textures in solid color blocks, arranged in bamboo containers.

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QUEEN FOR A DAY At left, a jeweled crown sets the tone for an elegant—and playful—bridal shower. The crown has been glitzed up with the addition of pink jewels and sections cut from sparkling costume bracelets. It comes with a design tray inside, made for adding flowers. Most of the flowers, however, are arranged in a foam-filled Lomey tray, with the crown lowered into the center. Above, a mini crown is slipped around the stem bundle of a handtied bouquet, a gift for the bride. At right, the “crown” theme is subtly echoed in a tall design that ingeniously combines a glass bubble bowl and double trumpet vase with sculpted metal accessories: a branching pedestal bowl on top and a shallow bowl that Lorraine has overturned to form a convex, decorative base. Flower stems are woven through both accessories; pink tulips drink from a clear Lomey dish hidden at the base and swirl inside the bubble bowl at the top. Some of the ‘Picasso’ callas are out of water, as are the phalaenopsis blooms, suspended with bullion wire.

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TAMING THE WILD WEST A rustic theme gets an upscale interpretation here with floral materials that, in combination, evoke a stylized version of the Southwestern desert—cowboy country. The tall buffet arrangement at left relies on a stand that comes equipped with hangers for clear glass votive cups—here filled with mini succulents and suspended with copper flat wire. The base of the stand is a hollow ring that fits perfectly inside a nine-inch Lomey dish; it’s very easy to fill the dish with wet foam, lower the stand over it, and flower the foam. The flowers at the top are arranged and transported separately in a large bamboo cube. The centerpiece at right takes its character from a pair of highly detailed boots made of lightweight resin. “I’m all about props,” says Lorraine. “A lot of florists are afraid to buy them, but if you do party work, you can make a lot of money from rentals.”

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Party On! YOU’RE IN BUSINESS Corporate events generally call for a bold, graphic style—much like the style generally adopted for a company logo. In fact, designs that play off the colors and motifs in a client’s logo usually find favor. A podium— usually bearing the company logo—is a ubiquitous feature of meal functions at corporate events. “I tell the customer that I can arrange flowers rising up the front of the podium to frame the logo and call attention to it,” says Lorraine. Oasis Raquettes holders make the design job quick and easy. Here, green mitsumata extends the strong vertical established with ‘Sexy Pink’ heliconias. Note that if the podium sits at the edge of the stage, flowers can be designed to hang over the edge. Below, for a simple centerpiece with high visual impact, Lorraine trimmed areca palm leaves and used them to line a glass bubble bowl, so that they fill the bowl with their evocative geometric pattern. Two ‘Pink Ice’ proteas and a gloriosa blossom draw the eye inside. Mitsumata is simply laid across the top of the bowl—it could be trimmed to whatever length is appropriate for the table—and accented with gloriosa blooms wired to the branches. b

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industry events For the most recent additions to Teleflora Unit Programs, go to www.MyTeleflora.com and click on Design Education to access the Floral Event Calendar in the Unit Program section.

National and International

Central Region

June 3-28, Atlanta, GA

June 5, Sioux Falls, SD

FloraMart 2014 Spring/Summer Market. Contact event@floramart.com for details.

Minndakota Unit, Wedding Designs with Tim Farrell, North American Wholesale. Call Renee Polreis at 605-998-8188.

June 6, Alexandria, VA American Horticultural Society, Annual Gala, River Farm. Call 800-777-7931 or visit www.ahs.org.

June 11-12, St. Louis, MO SAF Retail Growth Solutions, St. Louis Airport Marriott. Call Laura Weaver at the Society of American Florists, 800-336-4743, or visit www.safnow.org/retail-growth-solutions.

June 19-25, Dallas, TX Holiday and Home Expo, Dallas Market Center. Call 800-DAL-MKTS or visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.

June 28-July 2, Las Vegas, NV AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) National Symposium, Paris Hotel. Call 410-7523318 or visit www.aifd.org.

June 12, Royal Oak, MI Michigan Unit, Tropical Designs with Gerard Toh, Import Connection. Call Marva Lawrence at 313-342-6392.

June 19, Dayton, OH Ohio Buckeye Unit, Wedding Designs with Joyce Mason-Monheim, Cleveland Plant & Flower Company. Call Meghan Matthews at 937-223-1213.

July 14, St. Louis, MO Lewis & Clark Unit, Wedding Designs with Hitomi Gilliam, Baisch & Skinner. Call Jenny Thomasson at 314-972-7836.

Northeast Region

June 11, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma Unit, Everyday Designs with Darla Pawlak, Greenleaf Wholesale. Call Jan Wear at 580-623-2223.

June 18, Phoenix, AZ Arizona Unit, Everyday Designs with Julie Poeltler, S&S Floral Wholesale. Call Martha Deyden at 480-430-8833.

June 30, Austin, TX Central Texas Unit, Sympathy Designs with Jim Ganger, Pikes Peak Wholesale. Call Becky Sternkorb at 800-758-3727.

July 12-14, Mesquite, TX Texas State Florists’ Association, Annual Convention, program includes Finale Program (7/14) with Marie Ackerman, The Hampton Inn & Conference Center. Call Dianna Nordman at 512834-0361 or visit www.tsfa.org.

Southeast Region June 7-9, Tampa, FL

July 8-19, Atlanta, GA

June 12, North Tonawanda, NY

FloraMart 2014 Spring/Summer Market. Contact event@floramart.com for details.

Upstate New York Unit, Wedding Designs with Hitomi Gilliam, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. Call Julie Donovan-Hallgren at 716-838-1123.

Florida State Florists Association, program includes Sympathy Designs (6/9) with Kevin Ylvisaker, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk. Call Darenda DarnellGarbarz at 305-245-4355.

July 17, Pittsburgh, PA

June 11, Raleigh, NC

Western Pennsylvania Unit, Sympathy Designs with Tom Bowling, Pittsburgh Cut Flower Co. Call Janet Woloszyk at 412-367-8708.

North Carolina Unit, Everyday Designs with Julie Poeltler, Cleveland Plant & Flower Co. Call Bill McPhail at 910-867-2900.

South Central Region

June 13, Orlando, FL

July 10-17, Atlanta, GA Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Americasmart. Call 800-ATL-MART or visit www.americasmart.com.

July 13-16, Columbus, OH OFA Short Course, program includes Design and Proper Prep of Flowers (7/14) with Darla Pawlak, Greater Columbus Convention Center. Call 614-487-1117 or visit www.ofa.org.

July 17-20, Santa Barbara, CA California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers (NORCAL), Fun ’N Sun Weekend, Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort. Call 831-479-4912 or visit www.cafgs.org.

July 18-23, Chicago, IL Chicago Market, Merchandise Mart Plaza. Call 312-527-7561 or visit www.shopchicagomarket.com.

August 17-21, New York, NY NY NOW (formerly New York International Gift Fair), Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Piers 92 & 94. Call 800-272-SHOW or visit www.nyigf.com. 54 www.flowersandmagazine.com

June 1-2, Lafayette, LA Louisiana State Florists’ Association, “Weddings, Parties & Proms! Oh, My!,” program includes Wedding Designs (6/2) with Kevin Ylvisaker, Holiday Inn Holidome. Call Lucinda Peltier at 337-247-2761 or visit www.lsfaonline.com.

North Florida Unit, Sympathy Designs with Cindy Tole, Pennock Company. Call Pat Reed at 321-626-4806.

July 16, Knoxville, TN Tennessee Unit, Wedding Designs with John Hosek, Tennessee Florist Supply. Call Phil Chandler at 615-336-9470.

June 4, Houston, TX South Texas Unit, Everyday Designs with Jerome Raska, Pikes Peak of Texas. Call Christina Swanson at 281-852-2332.

June 6-7, Jackson, MS Mississippi Market Wholesale Show, Mississippi Trade Mart. Call 888-886-3323 or visit www.mississippimarket.org.

Western Region July 17-20, Santa Barbara, CA California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers (NORCAL), Fun ’N Sun Weekend, Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort. Call 831-479-4912 or visit www.cafgs.org.


An International Homecoming This September, Japan will be the place to celebrate flowers—and the cause of peace. THIRTY YEARS AGO, the renowned teacher and designer Juzaburo Sekiye founded the World Flower Council—a nonprofit, nonreligious, and nonpolitical organization dedicated to promoting world peace through flowers. This fall, floral professionals from five continents and 30-plus countries will gather for the WFC annual summit, which returns for the anniversary to the land of its origin. Held in Sapporo, Japan, September 5-8, the summit will offer unique opportunities for learning and cultural exchange, including workshops and demonstrations of ikebana. Of special interest, Ikuyo Nakase AIFD, daughter of Juzaburo Sekiye and an internationally recognized designer and teacher in her own right, will demonstrate zikamori, a type of floral art that has been practiced in Japan for more than a century. Originating in the imperial court during the Meiji era, when formal European-style dining was introduced to Japan, zikamori began as an art of table decoration that re-creates the feeling of a Japanese garden or landscape in miniature (as in the example on this page, by Ikuyo). As the author of the best-known book on the subject, Juzaburo Sekiye promoted a deeper appreciation for zikamori during his lifetime—and Ikuyo has taken it to new heights. For more information on the World Flower Council and its summit, visit www.worldflowercouncil.org.

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where to buy For more information on merchandise featured in Flowers&, contact the supplier directly. Direct links to most suppliers can be found on the Flowers& website, www.flowersandmagazine.com. Use the links under “Advertisers in this Issue” or the link to our searchable, online Buyers’ Guide at the top of the Flowers& home page.

Calathea insignis, pinstripe ginger and ti leaves, Green Point. Zebra ribbon, Lion Ribbon. Bamboo containers, Teleflora.

ON THE COVER Mercury glass containers, Teleflora.

FOCUS ON DESIGN,

Allstate Floral.

pages 10-11

Gerrondo gerberas, Green Valley. Bullion wire, Smithers-Oasis. Diamond Dreams medallion with pendant chains, Fitz Design.

STYLE STATEMENTS, EVERY DAY, pages 28-39

Tropical flowers and foliage throughout, including anthuriums and calathea, staghorn fern, sago palm, and pinstripe ginger leaves, Green Point. MELLOW YELLOW, page 28 13-inch footed glass Mia vase, Syndicate Sales. LONG-LASTING CHIC, pages 30-31 Glass cubes and Rose Vase (from assortment), Syndicate Sales. Lomey collar, Smithers-Oasis. BLACK CHERRY, pages 32-33 Colored glass rose vases, Syndicate Sales.

Call 800-433-4056 or visit www.allstatefloral.com. DCI (Designs Combined Inc.).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pages 36-37 Aquafoam Cake Kit, Syndicate Sales. OASIS® Floral Cake Foam Maxlife, Smithers-Oasis. Tiara and jeweled garland, Fitz Design. PLAIN SAILING, pages 38-39 Catalina vases, Syndicate Sales.

PARTY ON!, pages 40-52

SWEET SIXTEEN and EVEN SWEETER, pages 40-43 Chloe organza overlay in fuchsia and Matte satin Tiffany blue tablecloth, Wildflower Linen. Beautiful Vases, Teleflora. Mitsumata and crushed glass, Accent Décor. Glitter Stems, Syndicate Sales. DIAMOND MEMORIES, pages 44-45 Organza solid black tablecloth, paillette ivory and pink overlay, and diamond organza black overlay, Wildflower Linen. Gift card holder and flared stand with crystals, SNK. Nikki silver candelabrum hung with crystals, Accent Décor. Ostrich feathers, Pioneer Imports and Wholesale. Sculpting Sheet, SmithersOasis.

CUPCAKES, pages 34-35 Ribbed plastic Parasol vases, Syndicate Sales. Royal Pavé stemmed Bouquet Jewels in Dazzle, Peridot (green), and Sapphire, Fitz Design. 56 www.flowersandmagazine.com

Accent Décor.

Call 800-385-5114 or visit www.accentdecor.com.

JUNGLE STORY, pages 46-47 Zebra brown and suede oakwood stripe tablecloth, Wildflower Linen. Permanent zebra grass, Sullivans.

Call 916-381-6886 or visit www.shopdci.com. D. Stevens LLC.

QUEEN FOR A DAY, pages 48-49 Hime Lavender tablecloth, Wildflower Linen. Large crown in centerpiece, DCI. Small crown around the stem bundle of the hand-tied bouquet, Allstate Floral. Bracelets, Fitz Design. Pink jewels, D. Stevens. Clarinet Vase, Accent Décor. Sculpted metal accessories (branching pedestal bowl and wide shallow bowl), SNK. TAMING THE WILD WEST, pages 50-51 Punched ultra suede tablecloth in chocolate with gold snakeskin overlay with grommets, Wildflower Linen. Western Cowboy Boot Planter, Temptation Gardens. Buffet stand and clear glass hanging votive cups, SNK. Large bamboo cube, Teleflora.

Call 888-582-9915 or visit www.dstevensllc.com. Fitz Design.

Call 800-500-2120 or visit www.creationsbyfitzdesign.com. Green Point Nurseries.

Call 800-717-4456 or visit www.greenpointnursery.com. Green Valley Floral.

Call 800-228-1255 or visit www.greenvalleyfloral.com. Lion Ribbon.

Call 800-551-LION or visit www.lionribbon.com. Pioneer Imports & Wholesale.

Call 888-234-5400 or visit www.pioneerwholesaleco.com. Smithers-Oasis.

Call 800-321-8286 or visit www.oasisfloral.com. SNK Enterprises.

Call 800-531-5375 or visit www.snkenterprises.com. Sullivans, Inc.

Call 800-456-4568 or visit www.sullivangift.com. Syndicate Sales.

Call 800-428-0515 or visit www.syndicatesales.com. Teleflora.

Call 800-333-0205 or visit www.myteleflora.com. Temptation Gardens.

YOU’RE IN BUSINESS, page 52 Matte satin Baja turquoise tablecloth, Wildflower Linen. OASIS® Floral Foam Raquettes Holder, Smithers-Oasis.

Call 956-624-1744 or visit www.temptationgardens.com. Wildflower Linen.

Call 866-965-7775 or visit www.wildflowerlinens.com.


what’s in store

THE COLORS OF CUBISM Did you know that Teleflora’s contemporary glass cube vase comes omes in nine colors colors, from red and green to pink pink, orange, and plum? The colored cubes bring out the best in your flowers—and make great candleholders, too. Call 800-333-0205 or visit www.myteleflora.com.

STYLISHLY SWEET The latest additions to the Kane Candy line of chocolate cups suggest new possibilities for integrating floral décor with what’s on the plate. They include White and Pink Chocolate Celebration Cups and Pink Magnolia Chocolate Dessert Cups, among others. To see the full line, visit www.kanecandy.com.

A SIZE FOR EVERYONE Whether you’re planting orchards or tending African violets, the original SUPERthrive® replenishes depleted soil with vitamins that promote growth and health. Free trial bottles are sent with first-time orders; if the trial bottles do not produce impressive results, the full-size bottle may be returned. Call 800-441-VITA (8482) or visit www.superthrive.com.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE New tools for designers from FloraCraft® include floral shears with ergonomic handles and steel blades that make clean cuts without crushing stems. Also new is a floral foam knife, perfect for shaping and trimming wet or dry floral foam. Ask your local wholesaler, call 800-253-0409, or visit www.floracraft.com.

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net effects By Sarah Botchick

When it comes to internet marketing, social is popular—but search is where the money is. In the past few years, it seems that we hear endlessly about social networking and social media marketing. While these are great tools for internet marketers, there is one fact that cannot be ignored. People socialize on social media, and shop using search engines. Think about this: the last time you needed to purchase something, did you turn to Facebook or did you hop onto Google or Bing and search? With the increased use of smartphones, this is becoming even more true. According to www.searchenginewatch.com, 77% of smartphone users use their device for search, and 88% of people who search for local info on their smartphone take action within a day. For a small business, social media is a great tool for cultivating existing customers—but for reaching new customers, nothing tops search. Every business wants their website to be found by potential customers who search for their products. To make your site rank higher in the organic (not paid advertising) search results, we must first understand how websites and search engines work. Websites are made up of “code”: a set of commands written in a specific computer programming language that tell the browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) how to display your web page. The search engines have “spiders”: computers that “crawl” through the billions of pages on the internet, read that code, and index it. When a search engine user enters a topic in the search box, the search engine instantly goes 58 www.flowersandmagazine.com

through its massive indexes and comes out with results that it thinks best match what the user is looking for. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a term that means adjusting your website so that the search engines can better see it and index it, therefore improving the chances of your site appearing in the search results when your target customer is searching. To completely explain search engine optimization I would need to write a book instead of an article. A good starting point is Google’s Webmaster Tools site: www.google.com/webmasters/tools Here are a few search engine optimization techniques taken from Google’s recommendations, as well as other sources. • Make sure the site’s navigation is clear. It should use text links to take users from one page to another. • Create a sitemap document. This is a page on your website that shows the site navigation (how to get from page to page). This helps both your users rs and the search engine crawlers. s. If you don’t know how to do this, ask your web developer er or website host about ut it. If you are using a template-based websitee system, they will pro-vide this option for you.. • Think about the words ds users will use to find d your page, and make sure these wordss are included in your content. ontent. Remember that the way you think users will search and the way they actually will are often different. Use the Google Keyword Research Tool to learn what terms your users are searching for: http://adwords.google.com/o/keywordtool • Set up a title tag for each page of the site. Make sure it is something specific and descriptive—don’t just say “Flowers” on each page. For example, if you are a florist located in Cleveland, Ohio, on your Wedding Bouquets page your page title could be “Wedding Bouquets by Sarah’s Flower Shop in Cleveland, Ohio.”

• Be sure that your location and areas that you want to serve are listed for local search optimization. • Use “alt-tags” for each image on the site. Regardless of the website system that you use, when you are uploading images, there is almost always an option for “alt” text. This serves two purposes: 1) If for some reason the user’s internet browser cannot display your photo, this tells the user what it is a photo of. 2) Search engine crawlers don’t have eyes—they cannot “see” pictures like a human can. They can only read words. By entering the “alt” text you give a description that they can read and index. The more the search engines can index, the better your search engine rankings become. • When you have finished optimizing your site, resubmit it to Google, in effect saying, “Hey, look at me again.” Submit your website by going to: www.google.com/submityourcontent Submit your sitemap using Subm the link in the Google Webmaster Tools page. We As I said earlier, these are just a few the ideas. If you can afford idea it, you may want to look at hiring an SEO lo company to optimize your site for you. Just be wary of who guarantees high anyone w rankings. ran ra nkings. There is no such thing as a guarengine optimization! If you antee in search engin are going to try to work on it yourself, don’t be overwhelmed. My mom had a saying she always told me as a kid, “By the inch it’s a cinch, by the yard it’s hard.” Take these suggestions, one by one, explore them, and then practice. Above all, be patient. It can take up to six months to see the results of your SEO—but they will come in time.

Sarah Botchick is Marketing Director for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale in Berea, Ohio and the owner of Stellar Marketing & Consulting (www.stellarmarketingconsulting.com). b


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BUYERS’ GUIDE 2013 –2014


Index to Products and Services BALLOONS AND BALLOON SUPPLIES BALLOON ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT ...................................62 BALLOON DESIGN INSTRUCTION.....62 BALLOONS ....................................62 BOOKS AND VIDEOS BOOKS & VIDEOS, INSTRUCTIONAL .............................62 BOOKS, FLORAL DESIGN ................62 BOOKS, FLOWER CARE & HANDLING.....................................62 FLOWER BUYERS’ GUIDES..............62 BUSINESS SERVICES BUSINESS FORMS ..........................62 BUSINESS SERVICES ......................62 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ......62 FLORIST CONSULTANTS..................62 INCORPORATION AND RELATED SERVICES ......................................62 INSURANCE SERVICES....................62 TRAINING, SALES & SERVICE ..........62 CANDLES CANDLEHOLDERS & CANDELABRA ................................62 CANDLES.......................................62 CANDLES, FLOATING ......................62 CANDLES, MECHANICAL.................62 CARDS AND STATIONERY CARDS, ENCLOSURE ......................62 CARDS, GREETING & SPECIAL OCCASION .....................................62 CARDS, MULTICULTURAL ................62 STATIONERY PRODUCTS FOR RESALE ..................................62 CARE AND HANDLING ETHYLENE FILTERS & INHIBITORS ...62 FLOWER FOODS, HYDRATION SOLUTIONS, ANTITRANSPIRANTS ....62 LEAF SHINES .................................62 ROSE CLEANING MACHINES ...........62 CHOCOLATES ..............................62 CHRISTMAS PRODUCTS ARTIFICIAL SNOW ..........................62 CHRISTMAS CONTAINERS ...............62 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS & ORNAMENTS .................................62 CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS....................62 CHRISTMAS FIGURINES & NOVELTIES ....................................62 CHRISTMAS GARLANDS, FRESH ......62 CHRISTMAS GREENS, ARTIFICIAL ....64 CHRISTMAS GREENS, FRESH CUT ...64 CHRISTMAS TREES, ARTIFICIAL .......64 CHRISTMAS TREES, FRESH CUT ......64 CHRISTMAS WREATHS ...................64 HOLLY...........................................64 PINE CONES ..................................64 POINSETTIA TREE DISPLAY RACKS ..........................................64 WREATH HANGERS, SEE DESIGN ACCESSORIES COMPUTERS,

SEE TECHNOLOGY CONTAINERS BABY NOVELTIES ...........................64 BASKETS .......................................64 BASKETS, METAL & WIRE ...............64 BUD VASES....................................64 CONTAINERS, CERAMIC..................64 CONTAINERS, CRYSTAL ..................64 CONTAINERS, GLASS......................64 CONTAINERS, MÂCHÉ ....................64 CONTAINERS, METAL .....................64 CONTAINERS, NOVELTY..................64

CONTAINERS, PLASTIC ...................64 CONTAINERS, WOODEN .................64 LINERS ..........................................64 PLANTERS .....................................64 DELIVERY DELIVERY SYSTEMS, TRAYS, ACCESSORIES ................................64 DELIVERY VEHICLE GRAPHICS ........64 DELIVERY VEHICLES.......................64 DESIGN ACCESSORIES BEADS & BEADED WIRES...............64 FEATHERS .....................................64 GEL BEADS & CUBES .....................64 GLASS MARBLES AND CHIPS..........64 PICKS, DECORATIVE FLORAL ..........64 ROCKS, ARTIFICIAL.........................64 SAND, COLORED ...........................64 STONES, COLORED ........................64 WIRE ACCESSORIES .......................64 WIRES, DECORATIVE ......................64 WOOL AND FELT ...........................64 WREATH HANGERS........................66 DESIGN TOOLS ADHESIVES ....................................66 BOW MAKERS ...............................66 CUTTING TOOLS.............................66 FROGS & NEEDLEPOINT HOLDERS ......................................66 FLOWER STEM CLEANING MACHINES.....................................66 FLOWER STEM STRIPPERS, HANDHELD....................................66 FOIL ..............................................66 GARLAND MAKING MACHINES ........66 HOT GLUE & GLUE GUNS ...............66 PAINTS, FLORAL.............................66 PICKS, STEEL.................................66 PICKS, WATER ...............................66 PICKS, WOOD ...............................66 STEMMING MACHINES & SUPPLIES ......................................66 STEM WRAP ..................................66 WATER TUBES ...............................66 DISPLAY CARTS, FLOWER DISPLAY ..............66 DISPLAY EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES ................................66 LAMPS & LIGHTING........................66 PEDESTALS ...................................66 PROPS, DISPLAY ...........................66 DRIED AND PRESERVED DRIED FLOWERS & MATERIALS ......66 DRIED GRAINS & GRASSES ............66 DRIED LAVENDER ..........................66 DRIFTWOOD ..................................66 MANZANITA ...................................66 PODS ............................................66 PRESERVED FLOWERS & FOLIAGE.....................................66 WREATHS, DRIED & PRESERVED....66 FOAM PRODUCTS FLORAL FOAMS..............................66 FOAM FORMS ................................66 STYROFOAM & STYROFOAM FORMS ......................66 FRESH FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE ALSTROEMERIA ..............................66 ANTHURIUMS.................................66 ASTERS, MATSUMOTO ....................66 BIRDS OF PARADISE ......................66 BRANCHES, BERRIED AND FLOWERING...........................66 CALLAS..........................................66 CARNATIONS .................................66

CLEMATIS, CUT ..............................66 DELPHINIUM & LARKSPUR .............66 ENVIRONMENTAL & FAIR TRADE PROGRAMS ...................................66 FERNS, CUT...................................66 FREESIA.........................................66 FRESH FLOWERS ...........................66 GARDEN ROSES.............................66 GARLANDS, FRESH ........................68 GERBERAS ....................................68 GINGERS .......................................68 GREENS, CUT ................................68 HELICONIAS...................................68 HYACINTHS ...................................68 HYDRANGEAS ................................68 IRIS ...............................................68 LEIS ..............................................68 LILIES ............................................68 ONLINE FLOWER BUYING ...............68 ORCHIDS.......................................68 PROTEAS.......................................68 ROSES...........................................68 RUSCUS ........................................68 SARRACENIA ..................................68 STOCK...........................................68 SUCCULENTS .................................68 SUCCULENT WREATHS...................68 TROPICAL FLOWERS & FOLIAGE .....68 TULIPS ..........................................68 WAXFLOWER .................................68 GIFT AND GOURMET BASKETS BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS..........68 GIFT BASKET DROP-SHIPPING SERVICE ........................................68 GIFT BASKET SUPPLIES ..................68 GOURMET FOODS ..........................68 SHRINK FILM WRAP & EQUIPMENT ...................................68 GIFTS AND WRAP GIFT WRAP AND SUPPLIES ............68 GIFT WRAP CUTTERS & DISPENSERS..................................68 GIFTS ...........................................68 GREENHOUSE SUPPLIES ..............68 HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS .........68 HOME DÉCOR DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES ............68 GARDEN ACCENTS .........................70 LABELS ........................................70 LETTERING, ADHESIVE,

SEE SYMPATHY MARKETING ADVERTISING MATERIALS ...............70 DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS ...............70 PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS ............70 MATS, WORKSTATION ..................70 MOSS ..........................................70 PACKAGING BAGS & BOXES, FLORAL PACKAGING ......................70 BAGS & BOXES, GIFT AND DECORATIVE ..........................70 CELLOPHANE ................................70 FLORAL WRAP ...............................70 PACKAGING, FLORAL .....................70 PLANT SLEEVES & WRAP ...............70 PARTY SUPPLIES LIGHTS, NOVELTY ..........................70 LINENS..........................................70 PARTY DECORATIONS & FAVORS ....70 PARTY RISERS ...............................70 PROPS, PARTY ..............................70

PERMANENT FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE PERMANENT ARRANGEMENTS........70 PERMANENT FLOWERS & FOLIAGE ........................................70 PERMANENT FRUITS & VEGETABLES..................................70 PERMANENT PLANTS & TREES .......70 PLANTS AND PLANT SUPPLIES PLANT CARE SUPPLIES ..................70 PLANT FOOD .................................70 PLANTS .........................................70 POT COVERS .................................70 TOPIARY FORMS ............................70 WATERING SYSTEMS......................70 PLUSH ANIMALS AND TOYS .........70 PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT .........70 PRINTING SERVICES .....................70 REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS FOR HOLIDAY RENTAL ..........................70 REFRIGERATORS ...........................70 RIBBON AND RIBBON SUPPLIES BOWS ...........................................70 RIBBON PRINTERS & SUPPLIES ......70 RIBBON RACKS..............................70 RIBBON, CURLING .........................70 RIBBONS .......................................70 RIBBONS, CUSTOM IMPRINTING .....72 SHELLS .........................................72 SIGNS...........................................72 SYMPATHY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CASKET SADDLES ..........................72 EASELS..........................................72 FUNERAL SUPPLIES .......................72 LETTERING, ADHESIVE ...................72 SYMPATHY KEEPSAKES..................72 TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS.......................................72 MOBILE APPS ................................72 PROMOTIONAL TEXT MESSAGING...................................72 WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & E-COMMERCE................................72 TRADE SHOWS .............................72 WEDDING AND PROM, SEE ALSO PARTY SUPPLIES AISLE RUNNERS.............................72 ARCHES ........................................72 BOUQUET ACCESSORIES ................72 BOUQUET HOLDERS.......................72 BOUQUET STANDS .........................72 BOUTONNIERE PINS & MAGNETS ...72 CANOPIES .....................................72 CORSAGE ACCESSORIES ................72 CORSAGES, PREMADE ...................72 GARLANDS, FRESH ........................72 GAZEBOS, PORTABLE.....................72 GEMS, FAUX, & GEMMED ACCESSORIES ................................72 GUEST BOOK STANDS....................72 INVITATIONS ..................................72 LATTICE .........................................72 PEW HOLDERS ..............................72 WEDDING ACCESSORIES................72 WEDDING SERVICES, SPECIALTY ....72 WHOLESALE FLORISTS WITH NATIONAL DELIVERY .....................72

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Products and Services

Search here for suppliers who specialize in providing a particular product or service. Refer to the Suppliers and Resources section, pages 74-94, for more information on each supplier. Suppliers advertising in this issue are shown in BOLD TYPE, and their advertisements are cross-referenced in the suppliers’ section.

BUSINESS SERVICES

CANDLES, FLOATING

ROSE CLEANING MACHINES

BALLOONS AND BALLOON SUPPLIES

THE COMPANY CORPORATION FLOWERHANDLERS, INC

WHIZ STRIP

BALLOON ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC CANDLE ARTISANS, INC CREATIVE CANDLES SYNDICATE SALES, INC

CANDLES, MECHANICAL

KANE CANDY SWEET SHOP USA

FLORASEARCH, INC

BETALLIC LLC CREATIVE BALLOONS® MFG, INC CTI INDUSTRIES JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC MSR WHOLESALE BALLOONS PREMIUM BALLOON ACCESSORIES U.S. BALLOON

FLORIST CONSULTANTS

CARDS AND STATIONERY

BALLOON DESIGN INSTRUCTION

INCORPORATION AND RELATED SERVICES THE COMPANY CORPORATION

CARDS, ENCLOSURE

INSURANCE SERVICES

CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING IT TAKES TWO, INC THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC RAY HOOPER DESIGN

BETALLIC LLC JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC PIONEER BALLOON CO / QUALATEX

BALLOONS BARGAIN BALLOONS BETALLIC LLC BURTON + BURTON CREATIVE BALLOONS® MFG, INC CTI INDUSTRIES DOLLAR TREE DIRECT JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC MSR WHOLESALE BALLOONS PETE GARCIA COMPANY PIONEER BALLOON CO / QUALATEX PROGRESSIVE BALLOONS & GIFTS U.S. BALLOON

BOOKS AND VIDEOS BOOKS & VIDEOS, INSTRUCTIONAL AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR FLORAL STUDIES

BOOKS, FLORAL DESIGN DESIGN358 THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY RENE VAN REMS FLORAL TRAINING CENTER

BOOKS, FLOWER CARE & HANDLING SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS

FLOWER BUYERS’ GUIDES ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALTY CUT FLOWER GROWERS DESIGN358 PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION

BUSINESS SERVICES BUSINESS FORMS CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY 62 www.flowersandmagazine.com

RENE VAN REMS FLORAL TRAINING CENTER TEAMFLORAL TRIM INTERNATIONAL FLORAL SCHOOL

HORTICA INSURANCE & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS TEXAS STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION

TRAINING, SALES & SERVICE FLORALSTRATEGIES TEAMFLORAL

CANDLES CANDLEHOLDERS & CANDELABRA

ACOLYTE TECHNOLOGIES CORP CANDLE ARTISANS, INC FLORA-LITE CO PARADISE CANDLES

CHOCOLATES

CHRISTMAS PRODUCTS ARTIFICIAL SNOW

CARDS, GREETING & SPECIAL OCCASION DESIGN DESIGN, INC INTERGREET.COM IT TAKES TWO, INC MIKWRIGHT, LTD RAY HOOPER DESIGN TILIA PRESS UNIQUE CUSTOM CARDS

ACCENT DECOR, INC APEX FOUNTAIN SALES BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC D&D INTERNATIONAL, INC DOLLAR TREE DIRECT THE GALLERY HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES KAY BERRY PARADISE CANDLES PLUS ONE IMPORTS SNK ENTERPRISES SYNDICATE SALES, INC TRILIGHTS

CARDS, MULTICULTURAL

CANDLES

CARE AND HANDLING

BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC CANDLE ARTISANS, INC CREATIVE CANDLES DESIGN DESIGN, INC JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES KNORR BEESWAX LILLIAN ROSE PARADISE CANDLES PETE GARCIA COMPANY SCENT SHOP SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS SYNDICATE SALES, INC TRILIGHTS T.R. MCTAGGART VILLAGE CANDLE, INC YOUNGER AND SON, INC

ETHYLENE FILTERS & INHIBITORS

INTERGREET.COM

STATIONERY PRODUCTS FOR RESALE CARLSON CRAFT CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING DESIGN DESIGN, INC FLORALNOTES.COM IT TAKES TWO, INC JEREMIAH JUNCTION LADY JAYNE LTD RAY HOOPER DESIGN

ETHYLENE CONTROL, INC FLORALIFE, INC

FLOWER FOODS, HYDRATION SOLUTIONS, ANTITRANSPIRANTS ARRIVE ALIVE BY CHRYSAL CHRYSAL AMERICAS FLORALIFE, INC SMITHERS-OASIS SUPERTHRIVE® SYNDICATE SALES, INC

LEAF SHINES CHRYSAL AMERICAS DESIGN MASTER COLOR TOOL, INC SMITHERS-OASIS

ACCENT DECOR, INC FLORACRAFT CORPORATION JRM CHEMICAL, INC SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS

CHRISTMAS CONTAINERS PLUS ONE IMPORTS TELEFLORA

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS & ORNAMENTS ACCENT DECOR, INC BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC FLORA-LITE CO FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES JEREMIAH JUNCTION KNORR BEESWAX KURT S. ADLER, INC MERAVIC PETE GARCIA COMPANY PLUS ONE IMPORTS RAZ IMPORTS, INC RELIANT RIBBON CORP THE ROSE LADY SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY SULLIVANS

CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS CREATIVE DISPLAYS KURT S. ADLER, INC PLUS ONE IMPORTS

CHRISTMAS FIGURINES & NOVELTIES CARRUTH STUDIO KURT S. ADLER, INC PLUS ONE IMPORTS REGENCY INTERNATIONAL SULLIVANS

CHRISTMAS GARLANDS, FRESH FLORA PACIFICA, INC OREGON HOLLY PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND


Products and Services CHRISTMAS GREENS, ARTIFICIAL

CONTAINERS, GLASS

COMPUTERS, SEE TECHNOLOGY

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION

PACIFIC WIRE & SUPPLY

ACCENT DECOR, INC ARTIFLOR BENEVA SOLUTIONS D&D INTERNATIONAL, INC DOLLAR TREE DIRECT DON HAUSLIK FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE GIFTWARES COMPANY HOFLAND HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES LONGHORN IMPORTS PETE GARCIA COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS SNK ENTERPRISES SYNDICATE SALES, INC TELEFLORA UCI UNLIMITED CONTAINERS, INC VASESOURCE WHOLESALE GLASS VASES INTERNATIONAL YOUNGER AND SON, INC

BUD VASES

CONTAINERS, MÂCHÉ

CHRISTMAS WREATHS

D&D INTERNATIONAL, INC JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES JOSTER INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE SALES, INC TELEFLORA

MERAVIC SELECT ARTIFICIALS, INC SULLIVANS

CHRISTMAS GREENS, FRESH CUT BERGH’S HOLLY FARM FLORA PACIFICA, INC OREGON HOLLY OREGON ROSES, INC PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND

CHRISTMAS TREES, ARTIFICIAL KURT S. ADLER, INC RAZ IMPORTS, INC REGENCY INTERNATIONAL SELECT ARTIFICIALS, INC SULLIVANS

CHRISTMAS TREES, FRESH CUT

COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS FLORA PACIFICA, INC OREGON ROSES, INC PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY SCHUBERT NURSERY, INC SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND SULLIVANS THE WREATH DEPOT

HOLLY BERGH’S HOLLY FARM COLUMBIA GORGE HOLLY FARMS OREGON HOLLY

PINE CONES COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS MOSS’S UNLIMITED OREGON ROSES, INC SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC

POINSETTIA TREE DISPLAY RACKS CREATIVE DISPLAYS

WREATH HANGERS, SEE DESIGN ACCESSORIES

CONTAINERS BABY NOVELTIES TELEFLORA

BASKETS AVERY IMPORTS BURTON + BURTON DBC WHOLESALE FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC GIFTWARES COMPANY HOFLAND JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES LONGHORN IMPORTS MID ISLAND FLORAL SUPPLY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE SYNDICATE SALES, INC

BASKETS, METAL & WIRE

CONTAINERS, CERAMIC ACCENT DECOR, INC ARTIFLOR BENEVA SOLUTIONS BURTON + BURTON D&D INTERNATIONAL, INC GEORGETOWN POTTERY GIFTWARES COMPANY HOFLAND JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES MERAVIC MODERN COLLECTIONS SULLIVANS SYNDICATE SALES, INC TELEFLORA UCI UNLIMITED CONTAINERS, INC VASESOURCE YOUNGER AND SON, INC

CONTAINERS, CRYSTAL SYNDICATE SALES, INC TELEFLORA

WESTERN PULP PRODUCTS

CONTAINERS, METAL ACCENT DECOR, INC APEX FOUNTAIN SALES AVERY IMPORTS BURTON + BURTON FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC GIFTWARES COMPANY HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES LONGHORN IMPORTS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

CONTAINERS, NOVELTY JOSTER INTERNATIONAL PLUS ONE IMPORTS

CONTAINERS, PLASTIC AMERICAN FLORAL CONTAINER, INC CONTAINER SOURCE FLAMBEAU / VLCHEK FLORACRAFT CORPORATION JOSTER INTERNATIONAL PETE GARCIA COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC WESTERN PULP PRODUCTS

CONTAINERS, WOODEN MODERN COLLECTIONS MOSS’S UNLIMITED

LINERS AVERY IMPORTS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

PLANTERS AMERICAN FLORAL CONTAINER, INC AVERY IMPORTS

DELIVERY DELIVERY SYSTEMS, TRAYS, ACCESSORIES ARRIVE ALIVE BY CHRYSAL FLORAL DELIVER EASE FLOWERTOTE JETRAM, INC KDC ENTERPRISES SEMINOLE VASE VALET ENTERPRISES, LTD

DELIVERY VEHICLE GRAPHICS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS TELEFLORA

DELIVERY VEHICLES MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC

DESIGN ACCESSORIES BEADS & BEADED WIRES HARVEST IMPORT SMITHERS-OASIS TK RIBBONS AND MORE

FEATHERS SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC

GEL BEADS & CUBES ACCENT DECOR, INC JRM CHEMICAL, INC WHOLESALE GLASS VASES INTERNATIONAL

GLASS MARBLES AND CHIPS BRIGHT SIDE CRAFTS DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS, INC SYNDICATE SALES, INC

PICKS, DECORATIVE FLORAL BERWICK OFFRAY LLC FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC HOFLAND LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY U.S. BALLOON

ROCKS, ARTIFICIAL AMERICAN FLORAL CONTAINER, INC

SAND, COLORED SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS, INC

STONES, COLORED ACCENT DECOR, INC DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE

WIRE ACCESSORIES ACCENT DECOR, INC PACIFIC WIRE & SUPPLY

WIRES, DECORATIVE BERWICK OFFRAY LLC DOLLAR TREE DIRECT LION RIBBON COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

WOOL AND FELT ACCENT DECOR, INC ARTIFLOR 64 www.flowersandmagazine.com


Products and Services WREATH HANGERS THE WREATH DEPOT

DISPLAY CARTS, FLOWER DISPLAY

DESIGN TOOLS

B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

ADHESIVES

DISPLAY EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

DESIGN MASTER COLOR TOOL, INC MILTON ADLER COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS

BOW MAKERS

BETALLIC LLC BUSH REFRIGERATION CREATIVE DISPLAYS PROMOLUX LIGHTING INT’L

PRO BOW THE HAND

LAMPS & LIGHTING

CUTTING TOOLS

ACOLYTE TECHNOLOGIES CORP PROMOLUX LIGHTING INT’L

DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE FLORACRAFT CORPORATION SMITHERS-OASIS

FROGS & NEEDLEPOINT HOLDERS DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE

FLOWER STEM CLEANING MACHINES WHIZ STRIP

FLOWER STEM STRIPPERS, HANDHELD DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE FITZ DESIGN

FOIL

PEDESTALS APEX FOUNTAIN SALES ARTESIAN DESIGNS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS EASY PEDESTAL, INC

PROPS, DISPLAY APEX FOUNTAIN SALES ARTESIAN DESIGNS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS PARADISE CANDLES

WREATHS, DRIED & PRESERVED EGRAPEVINESTORE.COM FLORA PACIFICA, INC RIGHT CHOICE USA FARMS SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC THE WREATH DEPOT

CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS MOSS’S UNLIMITED

FLORACRAFT CORPORATION SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC YOUNGER AND SON, INC

FOAM FORMS FLORACRAFT CORPORATION SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

STYROFOAM & STYROFOAM FORMS FLORACRAFT CORPORATION SMITHERS-OASIS

FRESH FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

GARLAND MAKING MACHINES CLASSICO MFG CO

COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS EGRAPEVINESTORE.COM KNUD NIELSEN COMPANY LOVEJOY FARMS RIGHT CHOICE USA FARMS SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC

CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC ESMERALDA FARMS GOLDEN FLOWERS

PICKS, STEEL SYNDICATE SALES, INC

PICKS, WATER DAKOTA PLASTICS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

PICKS, WOOD DIXON PRODUCTS PETE GARCIA COMPANY

STEMMING MACHINES & SUPPLIES

DRIED GRAINS & GRASSES LOVEJOY FARMS RIGHT CHOICE USA FARMS SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS

KNUD NIELSEN COMPANY SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC

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GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC

BRANCHES, BERRIED AND FLOWERING

CALLAS

STEM WRAP

DAKOTA PLASTICS SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

BIRDS OF PARADISE

MANZANITA

DRIFTWOOD

SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS

WATER TUBES

GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC ASTERS, MATSUMOTO FARMERS WEST THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

MOSS’S UNLIMITED

LOVEJOY FARMS

STEMSON’S SYNDICATE SALES, INC BEMIS COMPANY, INC HOFLAND MILTON ADLER COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS

ANTHURIUMS

BLOOMING OF BELOIT FLORABUNDANCE, INC OREGON HOLLY OREGON ROSES, INC THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

DRIED LAVENDER

PODS

PRESERVED FLOWERS & FOLIAGE COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS FLORA PACIFICA, INC RIGHT CHOICE USA FARMS ROSECORSAGES.COM THE ROSE LADY SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS

ENVIRONMENTAL & FAIR TRADE PROGRAMS

FERNS, CUT

ALSTROEMERIA

DESIGN MASTER COLOR TOOL, INC

OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS

FLORAL FOAMS

DRIED FLOWERS & MATERIALS

PAINTS, FLORAL

DELPHINIUM & LARKSPUR

FOAM PRODUCTS

DRIED AND PRESERVED

SMITHERS-OASIS

FLORABUNDANCE, INC ROSEVILLE FARMS

ASOCOLFLORES VERIFLORA®

LION RIBBON COMPANY

HOT GLUE & GLUE GUNS

CLEMATIS, CUT

CALLA CO CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC DRAMM & ECHTER, INC ESMERALDA FARMS FLORABUNDANCE, INC FLOWERSANDFRESHNESS.COM LLC

CARNATIONS CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC FLORIGENE FLOWERS GOLDEN FLOWERS

FREESIA THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

FRESH FLOWERS ALEXANDRA FARMS AQUASCAPES UNLIMITED CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC CUT FLOWER WHOLESALE, INC DANZIGER FLOWER FARM DAVID AUSTIN ROSES DELAWARE VALLEY (DV FLORA) DRAMM & ECHTER, INC ENCHANTED ORCHIDS ESMERALDA FARMS ESPRIT MIAMI FARMERS WEST FLORABUNDANCE, INC FLORIGENE FLOWERS FLOWERBUYER.COM FLOWERSANDFRESHNESS.COM LLC FRESCA FARMS GLAD-A-WAY GARDENS GOLDEN FLOWERS GREEN VALLEY FLORAL THE GROWER’S BOX INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC THE QUEEN’S FLOWERS CORP RIO ROSES ROSA FLORA LIMITED ROYAL FLOWERS STEMS AND BUNCHES TRANSFLORA VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT YOUNGER AND SON, INC

GARDEN ROSES ALEXANDRA FARMS DAVID AUSTIN ROSES FLORABUNDANCE, INC GREEN VALLEY FLORAL ROYAL FLOWERS VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT


Products and Services GARLANDS, FRESH

LILIES

ENCHANTED ORCHIDS FLORA PACIFICA, INC

CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC DRAMM & ECHTER, INC ESMERALDA FARMS FARMERS WEST GREEN VALLEY FLORAL ROSA FLORA LIMITED THE SUN VALLEY GROUP VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT

GERBERAS CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC DRAMM & ECHTER, INC ESMERALDA FARMS FARMERS WEST GREEN VALLEY FLORAL ROSA FLORA LIMITED

GINGERS GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC

GREENS, CUT BLOOMING OF BELOIT CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS DELAWARE VALLEY (DV FLORA) FLOWERBUYER.COM GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC OREGON HOLLY STEMS AND BUNCHES SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND THE SUN VALLEY GROUP WM F. PUCKETT, INC

HELICONIAS GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC

ONLINE FLOWER BUYING

TROPICAL FLOWERS & FOLIAGE CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS FLOWERBUYER.COM GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC THE GROWER’S BOX HAWAII’S FLOWERS ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC STEMS AND BUNCHES TAYAMA GREENHOUSES, INC

GREENHOUSE SUPPLIES

BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS

SUPERTHRIVE®

DRAMM & ECHTER, INC OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS

AROMA CRYSTAL THERAPY LADY JAYNE LTD

GIFT BASKET DROP-SHIPPING SERVICE

THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

HYDRANGEAS

ROSES

ALEXANDRA FARMS CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC ESMERALDA FARMS FLORABUNDANCE, INC FLORA PACIFICA, INC FLOWERSANDFRESHNESS.COM LLC THE GROWER’S BOX OREGON ROSES, INC STEMS AND BUNCHES THE SUN VALLEY GROUP VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT

ALEXANDRA FARMS CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC DAVID AUSTIN ROSES DRAMM & ECHTER, INC ESMERALDA FARMS EUFLORIA FLOWERS FLOWERSANDFRESHNESS.COM LLC GOLDEN FLOWERS GREEN VALLEY FLORAL THE GROWER’S BOX RIO ROSES ROSA FLORA LIMITED ROYAL FLOWERS STEMS AND BUNCHES VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT

ENCHANTED ORCHIDS FLORABUNDANCE, INC GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC

RUSCUS CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS WM F. PUCKETT, INC

SARRACENIA AQUASCAPES UNLIMITED

STOCK OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS

SUCCULENTS DRAMM & ECHTER, INC

SUCCULENT WREATHS FLORA PACIFICA, INC

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BULMAN PRODUCTS, INC NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC

GIFT AND GOURMET BASKETS

ENCHANTED ORCHIDS FLORABUNDANCE, INC GALLUP & STRIBLING ORCHIDS GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC STEMS AND BUNCHES TAYAMA GREENHOUSES, INC

WAXFLOWER

GIFT BASKET SUPPLIES

LEIS

GIFT WRAP CUTTERS & DISPENSERS

ORCHIDS

DRAMM & ECHTER, INC THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

GIFT MARKETING ALLIANCE

DRAMM & ECHTER, INC FARMERS WEST THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

DESIGN DESIGN, INC NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC SYNDICATE SALES, INC

TULIPS

GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS

IRIS

GIFT WRAP & SUPPLIES

EPICFLOWERS.COM ESMERALDA FARMS FGMARKET.COM - FLORAL AND GIFT FLOWERBUYER.COM THE GROWER’S BOX STEMS AND BUNCHES TRANSFLORA

PROTEAS

HYACINTHS

GIFTS AND WRAP

BAGS & BOXES 2, INC HAMPSHIRE PAPER IMPERIAL FOODS NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE RELIANT RIBBON CORP U.S. BALLOON

GOURMET FOODS AMERICAN VINTAGE WINE BISCUITS IMPERIAL FOODS KANE CANDY SAKSCO GOURMET BASKET SUPPLIES SWEET SHOP USA

SHRINK FILM WRAP & EQUIPMENT JETRAM, INC NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC

GIFTS KAY BERRY LADY JAYNE LTD LILLIAN ROSE LOOM CRAFT, INC MANUAL WOODWORKERS & WEAVERS

HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC REGENCY INTERNATIONAL U.S. BALLOON

HOME DÉCOR DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES ARTIFLOR BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC CARRUTH STUDIO D. STEVENS LLC FGMARKET.COM - FLORAL AND GIFT THE GALLERY GEORGETOWN POTTERY HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES HOPE GLASS JEREMIAH JUNCTION KNORR BEESWAX LOOM CRAFT, INC MANUAL WOODWORKERS & WEAVERS MERAVIC PETE GARCIA COMPANY PLUS ONE IMPORTS RAZ IMPORTS, INC REGENCY INTERNATIONAL SULLIVANS UCI UNLIMITED CONTAINERS, INC


Products and Services GARDEN ACCENTS

FLORAL WRAP

CARRUTH STUDIO JEREMIAH JUNCTION KAY BERRY REGENCY INTERNATIONAL

FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC HAMPSHIRE PAPER

PERMANENT FRUITS & VEGETABLES PLUS ONE IMPORTS

REFRIGERATORS

PACKAGING, FLORAL

PERMANENT PLANTS & TREES

ARRIVE ALIVE BY CHRYSAL HAMPSHIRE PAPER JETRAM, INC LION RIBBON COMPANY LUETZOW INDUSTRIES RELIANT RIBBON CORP VASE VALET ENTERPRISES, LTD

PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE SULLIVANS

BARR REFRIGERATION BUSH REFRIGERATION FLOT-AIRE REFRIGERATORS SRC REFRIGERATION

PLANTS AND PLANT SUPPLIES

RIBBON AND RIBBON SUPPLIES

PLANT SLEEVES & WRAP

PLANT CARE SUPPLIES

BOWS

CATHYSWRAPS LLC JETRAM, INC

JRM CHEMICAL, INC SUPERMOSS SUPERTHRIVE® TANKS-A-LOT

ADVERTISING MATERIALS

PARTY SUPPLIES

PLANT FOOD

BENEVA SOLUTIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS TELEFLORA

LIGHTS, NOVELTY

BERWICK OFFRAY LLC HARVEST IMPORT MOREX CORP NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC RELIANT RIBBON CORP SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY TK RIBBONS AND MORE U.S. BALLOON

LABELS CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING

LETTERING, ADHESIVE, SEE SYMPATHY MARKETING

DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS BENEVA SOLUTIONS TELEFLORA

PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS BENEVA SOLUTIONS FLOWERHANDLERS, INC IBULB SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS TELEFLORA

MATS, WORKSTATION KDC ENTERPRISES

MOSS COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS MOSS’S UNLIMITED SUPERMOSS

ACOLYTE TECHNOLOGIES CORP BRIGHT SIDE CRAFTS FLORA-LITE CO KURT S. ADLER, INC WHOLESALE GLASS VASES INTERNATIONAL

LINENS BBJ - TABLE FASHIONS GRACEFUL TABLES JOHN TOOMEY COMPANY LINEN N’ CHAIR COVERS WILDFLOWER LINEN

PARTY DECORATIONS & FAVORS CATHYSWRAPS LLC CREATIVE BALLOONS® MFG, INC DOLLAR TREE DIRECT JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC JOSTER INTERNATIONAL LILLIAN ROSE PETE GARCIA COMPANY RELIANT RIBBON CORP SNK ENTERPRISES

SUPERTHRIVE®

PLANTS ALLIED GROWERS, INC AQUASCAPES UNLIMITED DELAWARE VALLEY (DV FLORA) ENCHANTED ORCHIDS GALLUP & STRIBLING ORCHIDS GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC ROSA FLORA LIMITED SCHUBERT NURSERY, INC

POT COVERS AVERY IMPORTS CATHYSWRAPS LLC CONTAINER SOURCE HAMPSHIRE PAPER LION RIBBON COMPANY SYNDICATE SALES, INC

TOPIARY FORMS PACIFIC WIRE & SUPPLY SCHUBERT NURSERY, INC TOPIARY, INC

WATERING SYSTEMS TANKS-A-LOT

PARTY RISERS

PACKAGING

AMERICAN FLORAL CONTAINER, INC

PLUSH ANIMALS AND TOYS

BAGS & BOXES, FLORAL PACKAGING

PROPS, PARTY

AURORA WORLD, INC PROGRESSIVE BALLOONS & GIFTS U.S. BALLOON

BAGS & BOXES 2, INC JETRAM, INC LUETZOW INDUSTRIES SYNDICATE SALES, INC VASE VALET ENTERPRISES, LTD

BAGS & BOXES, GIFT AND DECORATIVE BAGS & BOXES 2, INC BETALLIC LLC HARVEST IMPORT INTERGREET.COM NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC PROGRESSIVE BALLOONS & GIFTS

CELLOPHANE FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE JETRAM, INC NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC

SYNDICATE SALES, INC

PERMANENT FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE PERMANENT ARRANGEMENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

NDI NATURAL DECORATIONS, INC

TABLE TOP STUDIO

PERMANENT FLOWERS & FOLIAGE MERAVIC NDI NATURAL DECORATIONS, INC PETE GARCIA COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE PLUS ONE IMPORTS RAZ IMPORTS, INC SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY SELECT ARTIFICIALS, INC SULLIVANS

PRINTING SERVICES CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY

REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS FOR HOLIDAY RENTAL RAVA GROUP

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RIBBON PRINTERS & SUPPLIES TECNIFLORA, INC

RIBBON RACKS BULMAN PRODUCTS, INC U.S. BALLOON

RIBBON, CURLING CREATIVE BALLOONS® MFG, INC

RIBBONS BAGS & BOXES 2, INC BERWICK OFFRAY LLC BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN BURTON + BURTON DBC WHOLESALE DOLLAR TREE DIRECT D. STEVENS LLC FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC HARVEST IMPORT LION RIBBON COMPANY MOREX CORP NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC NATIONAL RIBBON COMPANY PETE GARCIA COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE RELIANT RIBBON CORP SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY SYNDICATE SALES, INC TECNIFLORA, INC TK RIBBONS AND MORE U.S. BALLOON YOUNGER AND SON, INC


Products and Services RIBBONS, CUSTOM IMPRINTING

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & E-COMMERCE

BOUTONNIERE PINS & MAGNETS

BAGS & BOXES 2, INC BERWICK OFFRAY LLC LION RIBBON COMPANY MOREX CORP NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC RELIANT RIBBON CORP TK RIBBONS AND MORE

BENEVA SOLUTIONS EPICFLOWERS.COM TELEFLORA

BOUTONNIERE BUDDY BOUTSTIX FLORAL MAGNETS CORSAGE BUDDY EASY PIN CORPORATION FITZ DESIGN LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE SMITHERS-OASIS STEMSON’S SUREPIN™

SHELLS COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS

SIGNS THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY

SYMPATHY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

TRADE SHOWS AMERICASMART ATLANTA ASOCOLFLORES ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER CONNECTICUT FLORIST ASSOC. DALLAS MARKET CENTER GLM HPP EXHIBITIONS MARKET SQUARE SHOWS MISSISSIPPI MARKET WHOLESALE SHOW TEXAS STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION WESTERN EXHIBITORS

CASKET SADDLES FLAMBEAU / VLCHEK FLORACRAFT CORPORATION FLORAL INNOVATIONS, INC THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC TENNESSEE EASEL WESTERN PULP PRODUCTS

EASELS FLORACRAFT CORPORATION KAY BERRY TENNESSEE EASEL

FUNERAL SUPPLIES FLORAL INNOVATIONS, INC MILTON ADLER COMPANY RELIANT RIBBON CORP SMITHERS-OASIS TENNESSEE EASEL YOUNGER AND SON, INC

LETTERING, ADHESIVE COLORCO

SYMPATHY KEEPSAKES CARRUTH STUDIO HOPE GLASS KAY BERRY LOOM CRAFT, INC MANUAL WOODWORKERS & WEAVERS

TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS BENEVA SOLUTIONS TELEFLORA

MOBILE APPS

WEDDING AND PROM (SEE ALSO PARTY SUPPLIES) AISLE RUNNERS JOHN TOOMEY COMPANY LINEN N’ CHAIR COVERS THE ORIGINAL RUNNER COMPANY

ARCHES B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS PARADISE CANDLES

BOUQUET ACCESSORIES BERWICK OFFRAY LLC BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN FITZ DESIGN HARVEST IMPORT LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN SMITHERS-OASIS

BOUQUET HOLDERS BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN FLORACRAFT CORPORATION POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN SMITHERS-OASIS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

CANOPIES ARTESIAN DESIGNS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

CORSAGE ACCESSORIES ACOLYTE TECHNOLOGIES CORP BERWICK OFFRAY LLC BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN BOUTONNIERE BUDDY BOUTSTIX FLORAL MAGNETS CORSAGE BUDDY EASY PIN CORPORATION FITZ DESIGN HARVEST IMPORT LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY NATIONAL RIBBON COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE RELIANT RIBBON CORP SMITHERS-OASIS STEMSON’S SUREPIN™ SYNDICATE SALES, INC

CORSAGES, PREMADE ROSECORSAGES.COM

GARLANDS, FRESH FLORABUNDANCE, INC GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND ARTESIAN DESIGNS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

GEMS, FAUX, & GEMMED ACCESSORIES

BOUQUET STANDS

BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN FITZ DESIGN LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN SYNDICATE SALES, INC

POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN

GUEST BOOK STANDS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

INVITATIONS

PROMOTIONAL TEXT MESSAGING

LATTICE

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DAKOTA PLASTICS SYNDICATE SALES, INC

WEDDING ACCESSORIES APEX FOUNTAIN SALES ARTESIAN DESIGNS B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS BERWICK OFFRAY LLC BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN CARLSON CRAFT CATHYSWRAPS LLC DAKOTA PLASTICS FITZ DESIGN FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE HARVEST IMPORT HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES HORTENSE B. HEWITT CO. JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES KNORR BEESWAX LILLIAN ROSE LINEN N’ CHAIR COVERS LION RIBBON COMPANY MILTON ADLER COMPANY THE ORIGINAL RUNNER COMPANY PETE GARCIA COMPANY PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN RELIANT RIBBON CORP SIMPLY CHARMING SMITHERS-OASIS SNK ENTERPRISES STEMSON’S SYNDICATE SALES, INC TK RIBBONS AND MORE YOUNGER AND SON, INC

WEDDING SERVICES, SPECIALTY FLORALNOTES.COM IN LIFE WE SPIN

GAZEBOS, PORTABLE

BENEVA SOLUTIONS TELEFLORA

BENEVA SOLUTIONS

PEW HOLDERS

CARLSON CRAFT B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

WHOLESALE FLORISTS WITH NATIONAL DELIVERY DBC WHOLESALE DELAWARE VALLEY (DV FLORA) FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE FLOWERBUYER.COM INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS KOEHLER & DRAMM WHOLESALE FLORIST MICHAEL’S FLORAL SUPPLY MID ISLAND FLORAL SUPPLY ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE YOUNGER AND SON, INC


Suppliers and Resources Here is contact information for all the suppliers in the Products & Services section on pages 62-72. In addition, brief descriptions accompany listings for Flowers& advertisers. Companies advertising in this issue are listed in COLOR TYPE and their ads are cross-referenced.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD)

ACCENT DECOR, INC

720 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230-3818 aifd@assnhqtrs.com www.aifd.org 410-752-3318 fax: 410-752-8295

6550-A Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30071 custserv@accentdecor.com www.accentdecor.com 770-346-0707 800-385-5114 fax: 770-346-0888 Leading-edge, high-quality products for the floral, event, and home accent industries. Glass, ceramic, and basket containers and accessories. Accent on value and price. Website is open to shop 24/7. See ad on page 79. ACOLYTE TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

44 E 32nd St, 9th floor New York, NY 10016 info@888acolyte.com www.888acolyte.com 212-629-3239 888-ACOLYTE fax: 212-629-6931 Acolyte designs and manufactures LED lighting products to the floral, event and catering industries. ALEXANDRA FARMS

1311 98th St Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 marketing@alexandrafarms.com www.alexandrafarms.com 305-528-3657 Garden roses, now including David Austin roses, and color hydrangeas, grown high in the Andes mountains, hand cut, graded and packed and sold to select importers and wholesalers; email for more information on how to obtain Alexandra Farms roses. See ad on page 91. ALLIED GROWERS, INC

The American Institute of Floral Designers, a membership organization that promotes education and excellence, offers educational tools to the industry, including a guide to floral design and videos of its annual Symposium event. It further recognizes those who excel in the art of floral design through its accreditation and Certified Floral Designer designations. See ad on page 67. AMERICAN VINTAGE WINE BISCUITS

40-03 27th St Long Island City, NY 11101 info@americanvintage.com www.americanvintage.com 718-361-1003 fax: 718-361-0204 AMERICASMART ATLANTA

240 Peachtree St NW, Ste 2200 Atlanta, GA 30303-1327 webmaster@americasmart.com www.americasmart.com 404-220-2114 800-ATL-MART fax: 404-220-3030 APEX FOUNTAIN SALES

1140 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19123 sales@apexfountains.com www.apexfountains.com 215-627-4526 800-523-4586 fax: 215-627-7877

800 Cypress Creek Rd W, Ste 335 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 alliedgrowersinc@aol.com www.alliedgrowers.com 954-493-9222 800-321-GROW fax: 954-772-3857

AQUASCAPES UNLIMITED

AMERICAN FLORAL CONTAINER, INC

AROMA CRYSTAL THERAPY

14 American Way Dawsonville, GA 30534-6131 afcont@windstream.net www.americanfloralcontainer.com 706-531-1580 800-448-0843 fax: 706-531-1585

2400 Canoe Ave Coquitlam, BC V3K 6C2 Canada info@aromacrystal.com www.aromacrystal.com 250-537-9211 877-537-9211 fax: 877-552-9035

PO Box 364 Pipersville, PA 18947 info@aquascapesunlimited.com www.aquascapesunlimited.com 215-766-8151 fax: 215-766-8986

Aromatherapy bath and body products made with 100% pure essential oils.

ARRIVE ALIVE BY CHRYSAL

AVERY IMPORTS

3063 NW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33172 arrivealive@chrysalusa.com www.arrivealiveproducts.com 888-280-3509 fax: 305-477-1284

Eastside Business Center 34 Clinton St Batavia, NY 14020 customerservice@willowgroupltd. com www.averyimports.com 585-344-2900 800-272-3727 fax: 888-942-5373

Makers of the Transporter 10® delivery system and Arrive Alive Packaging® for florists, wholesalers and growers to hydrate cut flowers in shipment. See ad on page 75. ARTESIAN DESIGNS

B&C MORTENSEN WOOD PRODUCTS

3337 W 161st St N Skiatook, OK 74070 sales@artesiandesigns.com www.artesiandesigns.com 918-396-2222 866-461-7978 fax: 918-396-7702

1238 E Highway 2 Oldtown, ID 83822 gazbros@povn.com www.weddingequipment.com 208-437-5665 fax: 208-437-3884

Producer of lightweight yet durable, decorative Roman columns, available in custom heights. See ad in Emporium section.

Portable wedding, party, and display equipment, including gazebos, canopies, arches, backdrops, and more. See ad on page 93.

ARTIFLOR

BAGS & BOXES 2, INC

5610 Maple Ave Dallas, TX 75235 www.artiflor.com 305-495-2666

205 N Second St St. Joseph, MO 64501 customerservice@bagbox2.com www.bagbox2.com 816-233-5050 800-800-5532 fax: 816-233-5199

ASOCOLFLORES

Carrera 9A No. 90-53 Bogota, Colombia comunicaciones@asocolflores.org www.asocolflores.org, www.proflora.org.co 57-1-257-9311 fax: 57-1-218-3693 ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS

56 Danbury Rd, Ste 11 New Milford, CT 06776 www.bridalassn.com 860-355-7000 fax: 860-354-1404

Packaging suppliers with a wide range of bags, boxes, gift wrap, shred, tissue, ribbon and more. Custom printing available for bags, boxes, ribbon and labels. BARGAIN BALLOONS

3909 Witmer Rd, Ste 862 Niagara Falls, NY 14305 balloonquestions@bargainballoons. com www.bargainballoons.com, www.bargainballoon.ca 866-330-1272 fax: 805-357-5944

ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALTY CUT FLOWER GROWERS

BARR REFRIGERATION

MPO Box 268 Oberlin, OH 44074 ascfg@oberlin.net www.ascfg.org 440-774-2887 fax: 440-774-2435

1423 Planeview Dr Oshkosh, WI 54904 info@barrinc.com www.barrinc.com 920-231-1711 888-661-0871 fax: 920-231-1701

AURORA WORLD, INC

World’s largest inventory of new and used coolers and new and reconditioned refrigeration equipment. All equipment is sold with a warranty. Online inventory at the website is updated daily. In business since 1978. Free quotations.

8820 Mercury Ln Pico Rivera, CA 90660 info@auroragift.com www.auroragift.com 562-205-1222 888-AURORA2 fax: 562-948-1661 A leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. See ad on page 2.

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Suppliers and Resources BBJ - TABLE FASHIONS

BIEDERMANN & SONS, INC

BRIGHT SIDE CRAFTS

CANDLE ARTISANS, INC

7855 Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL 60077 contactus@bbjlinen.com www.bbjlinen.com 847-329-8400 800-592-2414 fax: 847-933-5228

190 Northfield Rd Northfield, IL 60093 bisons@flash.net www.biedermannandsons.com 847-446-8150 800-446-8150 fax: 847-446-8528

PO Box 756 Rigby, ID 83442 208-932-0205 fax: 888-737-6681 www.brightsidecrafts.com

PO Box 190 Washington, NJ 07882 sales@candleartisans.com www.candleartisans.com 908-689-2000 fax: 908-689-2387 800-422-6357

BEMIS COMPANY, INC

BLOOMING OF BELOIT

PO Box 2968 Oshkosh, WI 54903-2968 dpburian@bemis.com www.floratape.com 920-527-7930 800-558-6420 fax: 920-527-6235

PO Box 604 Wilmette, IL 60091 info@da-sh.com www.da-sh.com 847-441-8074 fax: 847-441-8076

Makers of Floratape, the original self-sealing stem wrap available in a variety of colors, and Parafilm stem wrap. BENEVA SOLUTIONS

6981 Curtiss Ave, Ste 8 Sarasota, FL 34231 lindsay@beneva.com www.benevasolutions.com 941-308-3138 866-768-2420 fax: 941-308-3119 Contact Beneva’s team of floral marketing specialists to discover how they can help develop a strategy to meet your unique needs. Tools include holiday print, brand-name products, floralapp®, an online florist directory, the Floral Prodigy ad tracking system, coaching and more. See ad on page 25. BERGH’S HOLLY FARM

28926 SE Chase Rd Gresham, OR 97080 berghshollyfarm@yahoo.com 503-663-9091 866-843-1847 fax: 503-663-3421 BERWICK OFFRAY LLC

2015 W Front St PO Box 428 Berwick, PA 18603 custserv@berwickoffray.com www.berwickoffray.com 570-759-7210 800-BERWICK fax: 570-759-0889 BETALLIC LLC

2326 Grissom Dr St. Louis, MO 63146 marketing@betallic.com www.betallic.com 314-991-8800 800-325-0185 fax: 314-991-1943

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BOUQUET JEWELS BY FITZ DESIGN

3853 Acline Rd, Ste 119 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 service@creationsbyfitzdesign.com www.creationsbyfitzdesign.com 941-555-1801 800-590-4970 fax: 800-500-2126 Formerly Bouquet Jewels by Flora Europa, now part of the Fitz Design group, Bouquet Jewels by Fitz Design offers Swarovski crystals and faux diamonds ready for insertion into bouquets and stephanotis. Also available: jeweled dragonflies, butterflies, rhinestone monograms, pearls, beach novelties, bracelets, buckles, self-adhesive rhinestones. BOUTONNIERE BUDDY

360 E First St #676 Tustin, CA 92780 www.boutonnierebuddy.com 714-206-4055 888-907-7755 The Boutonniere Buddy Magnet is a high-powered magnet stick that is easily wrapped within a boutonniere or corsage. The patented design allows easy attachment without wire, glue, or pins, and without risk of damage to fine fabrics. The Boutonniere Buddy Pin is a floral stick with a tie-clasp pin embedded into it, available in several sizes to accommodate different types of flowers. BOUTSTIX FLORAL MAGNETS

314-222 Baseline Rd Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1S8 Canada nancy@boutstix.com www.boutstix.com 888-910-STIX (7849) Designed by a florist for florists, BoutStix Floral Magnets include one of the strongest magnets in the industry, embedded at the top of a patented hourglass-shaped stick, which is simply wrapped within a corsage or boutonniere with floral tape. No pins, no glue, no wire or assembly required. See ad on page 8.

Suppliers of floral vase fillers, portable light bases, and LED lights, including the Bright Lights high-output LED Ball Light, ideally sized for floral applications in weddings and special events. See ad on page 63. BULMAN PRODUCTS, INC

1650 McReynolds Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 bulman@bulmanproducts.com www.bulmanproducts.com 616-363-4416 fax: 616-363-0380 BURTON + BURTON

325 Cleveland Rd Bogart, GA 30622 balloons@burtonandburton.com www.burtonandburton.com 706-548-1588 800-241-2094 fax: 800-880-9759 One of the world’s largest suppliers of balloons and coordinating gifts as well as floral supplies, gift basket and wedding accessories, and home accents. Shipping within 24 hours Monday-Friday. See ad on INSIDE FRONT COVER. BUSH REFRIGERATION

Makers of the Patrician brand. Represented by the Pete Garcia Company. CARLSON CRAFT

PO Box 8700 North Mankato, MN 56002 newaccounts@carlsoncraft.com www.carlsoncraft.com 507-625-0500 800-292-9207 fax: 800-580-1701 CARRUTH STUDIO

1178 Farnsworth Rd Waterville, OH 43566 info@carruthstudio.com www.carruthstudio.com 419-878-3060 800-225-1178 fax: 419-878-3261 CATHYSWRAPS LLC

2463 Westmont Way W Seattle, WA 98199 cathy@cathyswraps.com www.cathyswraps.com 206-284-8268 800-435-3813 fax: 206-284-8268

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CathysWraps aisle-to-table wedding vases can decorate church pews, chairs and shepherd’s hooks one minute and double as reception centerpieces the next. Filled with flowers or plants, these budget-savvy containers can also be given away as favors. Each versatile vase combines a watertight pot with a decorative sleeve.

CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER

CHRYSAL AMERICAS

1700 Admiral Wilson Blvd Camden, NJ 08109 info@bushrefrigeration.com www.bushrefrigeration.com 856-963-1800 877-907-8388 fax: 856-963-0770

110 E 9th St Los Angeles, CA 90079 info@californiamarketcenter.com www.californiamarketcenter.com 213-630-3600 fax: 213-630-3708 CALLA CO

1260 Highway 1 Moss Landing, CA 95039 info@callaco.com www.callaco.com 831-728-5392 fax: 831-728-2422

3063 NW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33172 info@chrysalusa.com www.chrysalusa.com 305-477-0112 800-247-9725 fax: 305-477-1284 An international company offering products for the care and handling of fresh cut flowers in every segment of the distribution channel, including hydration, shipping and vase solutions, consumer packets, pretreatments, and leaf shine.


Suppliers and Resources CLASSICO MFG CO

CONTAINER SOURCE

CREATIVE ARTS PRINTING

PO Box 660656 Arcadia, CA 91066 www.garlandmaker.com 626-355-4600 877-688-6889 fax: 626-355-0431

2690 S Kings Rd W Palm Springs, CA 92264 sales@containersource.com www.containersource.com 760-416-6740 800-499-6128 fax: 800-499-6820

2428 Hwy 231 S Shelbyville, TN 37160 ed.creativearts@live.com www.creativeartsprinting.com, www.enclosurecardenvelopes.com 931-684-0692 800-729-4211 fax: 931-684-0662

Make quality garland expertly, quickly and cheaply with the Classico system. COLORCO

PO Box 551055 Dallas, TX 75355-1055 sales@colorcoletters.com www.colorcoletters.com 972-644-5050 800-683-3331 fax: 800-683-3333 COLUMBIA GORGE HOLLY FARMS

102 Prindle Rd Washougal, WA 98671 kbajema@pacifier.com www.columbiagorgehollyfarms.com 360-837-3273 COLUMBIA PINE CONES AND BOTANICALS

PO Box 2077 Columbia, CA 95310 coneguys@aol.com www.pinecones.com 209-533-0408 888-470-6989 fax: 209-533-2515 Specimen-quality pine cones, manzanita branches, other branches, wreaths, mosses, lichens, pods, and pebbles. THE COMPANY CORPORATION

2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400 Wilmington, DE 19808 www.incorporate.com 302-636-5440 800-818-6082 fax: 302-636-5454 Providing business services nationwide, from incorporation to establishing business credit and following government regulations. CONNECTICUT FLORIST ASSOC.

590 Main St, Bart Center Monroe, CT 06468 ctflorists@aol.com www.connecticutflorist.com, www.northeastfloralexpo.com 203-268-9000 800-352-6946 fax: 203-261-5429 The Northeast Floral Expo in March draws over 1,000 florists from more than nine states with a large trade fair, design shows, hands-on workshops, and business seminars.

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Offering an affordable resource of unique containers to the floral industry. A wide range of design containers, perfect to showcase contemporary, event and party projects. See ad on page 55.

Invoice/sales slips, enclosure card envelopes, labels, sympathy cards, tags, business cards, statements, single-sheet invoices, envelopes and other printing supplies for florists.

CONTINENTAL FLORAL GREENS

CREATIVE BALLOONS® MFG, INC

11122 Iota Dr San Antonio, TX 78217 psjewett@cfg-greens.com www.cfgfloral.com 210-654-6543 877-234-4767 fax: 210-654-8329

200 Clocktower Pl Suite 201-A PO Box 22726 Carmel, CA 93922 sales@creativeballoonsmfg.com www.creativeballoonsmfg.com 831-622-5210 800-538-5800 fax: 831-622-5250

CONTINENTAL FLOWERS, INC

8175 NW 31st St Miami, FL 33122 info@continentalflowers.com www.continentalflowers.com 305-594-4214 800-327-2715 fax: 305-594-4215 Leading grower, importer and distributor of fresh cut flowers, bouquets and consumer bunches. Specialties include Alstroejewels® alstroemeria varieties and roses of all colors, including red (Forever Young and bright red Freedom). As importers, Continental Flowers selects a wide variety of flowers from partner farms that are best at cultivating them. In operation since 1974, Continental Flowers has a strong presence with wholesale florists throughout the United States and Canada. See ad on page 77. CORSAGE BUDDY

360 E First St #676 Tustin, CA 92780 info@corsagebuddy.com www.corsagebuddy.com 888-907-7755 The Corsage Buddy is a high-powered magnet stick that includes an easygrip handle. The patented design allows easy attachment of a corsage or boutonniere without pins, glue, or wire, and without risk of damage to fine fabrics.

CREATIVE CANDLES

PO Box 412514 Kansas City, MO 64141 mail@creativecandles.com www.creativecandles.com 816-474-9711 800-237-9711 fax: 816-474-1307 CREATIVE DISPLAYS

1401 Air Rail Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23455 info@creativedisplaycenter.com www.creativedisplaycenter.com 757-363-9000 800-984-7984 fax: 757-460-6523 Display racks designed to hold flowering potted plants. Made of powder-coated steel, easy to assemble. Perfect for poinsettias, azaleas, Easter lilies, and mums. CTI INDUSTRIES

22160 N Pepper Rd Lake Barrington, IL 60010 balloons@ctiindustries.com www.ctiindustries.com 847-620-1360 fax: 847-382-1219 800-284-5605 CUT FLOWER WHOLESALE, INC

2122 Faulkner Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30324 www.cutflower.com 404-320-1619 888-99-STEMS fax: 404-634-7922

D D&D INTERNATIONAL, INC

2770 Leonis Blvd, #109-111 Vernon, CA 90058 dndgi@sbcglobal.net 323-583-3949 fax: 323-582-8565 DAKOTA PLASTICS

PO Box 52 Watertown, SD 57201 dakotaplastics@hotmail.com www.dakotaplastics.com 605-886-6851 800-888-7457 fax: 605-886-6899 Manufacturer of quality plastic water tubes, water picks and pew clips, available through wholesale florists. DALLAS MARKET CENTER

2100 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 info@mcmcmail.com www.dallasmarketcenter.com 214-655-6100 Home to the nation’s largest concentration of permanent botanicals, seasonal trim and related decorative accessories. Hosts Holiday and Home Expo in January and June. DANZIGER FLOWER FARM

Moshav Mishmar Hashiva PO Box 24 Beit Dagan, Israel danziger@danziger.co.il www.danziger.co.il 972-3-960-2525 fax: 972-3-960-5896 Breeder, grower and marketer of award-winning cut flowers including ‘Million Stars’ gypsophila and now the new extra-large, extra-white gypsophila variety, Xlence™. DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

15059 State Hwy 64 W Tyler, TX 75704 customerservice@davidaustinroses. com www.davidaustinroses.com 903-526-1800 800-328-8893 fax: 903-526-1900 David Austin’s luxury roses, bred especially for discerning floral designers, have quickly become some of the world’s most highly desired flowers. They combine the beauty and charm of David Austin’s garden roses with the year-round availability of modern cut roses. Available through your local wholesaler.


Suppliers and Resources DBC WHOLESALE

DOLLAR TREE DIRECT

EASY PIN CORPORATION

ETHYLENE CONTROL, INC

1107 Pilgrim Rd Churchville, MD 21028 dbcwholesale@comcast.net www.dbcwholesale.com 410-734-7800

500 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 www.dollartree.com 757-321-5403 877-530-TREE (8733)

Wholesale floral and craft supplies from a family-owned and -operated supplier, with a wide selection and personalized service.

Shop online for glass vases and candleholders, glass gems, wire, ribbon, favors and more—or order by phone with 24/7 customer support. See ad on page 27.

Champaign, IL 61821-6414 www.easypin.net 217-351-6199 For distribution and purchase information, please contact: Fitz Design 800-500-2121 fax: 800-500-2126

8232 E Dinuba Ave Selma, CA 93662 info@ethylenecontrol.com www.ethylenecontrol.com 559-896-1909 800-200-1909 fax: 559-896-3232

EGRAPEVINESTORE.COM

885 Mesa Rd PO Box 979 Nipomo, CA 93444 chad@eufloriaflowers.com www.eufloriaflowers.com 805-929-4683 866-929-4683 fax: 805-929-1843

DELAWARE VALLEY (DV FLORA)

520 N Mantua Blvd Sewell, NJ 08080-1022 www.dvflora.com 856-468-7000 800-676-1212 fax: 856-464-2754

DON HAUSLIK

DESIGN DESIGN, INC

Manufacturer of pressed and blown glassware, including the classic swan bud vase. Call for free samples. See ad in Emporium section.

PO Box 2266 Grand Rapids, MI 49501 cs@designdesign.us www.designdesign.us 616-774-2448 800-334-3348 fax: 616-774-2448 DESIGN MASTER COLOR TOOL, INC

PO Box 601 Boulder, CO 80306 info@dmcolor.com www.dmcolor.com 303-443-5214 800-525-2644 fax: 303-443-5217 The professional’s source for innovative color sprays to use on fresh flowers and almost any surface, plus a full line of sealers, spray adhesives and leaf shines to enhance and protect designs. DESIGN358

4323 W 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V6R 2P9 Canada info@design358.com www.design358.com 604-302-4992 DIXON PRODUCTS

PO Box 6814 Marietta, GA 30065 info@dixonpins.com www.dixonpins.com 800-671-7570 fax: 866-320-4658 Suppliers of Dixon® Pins, widely used by knowledgeable florists for attaching foam to easels, frames, and wicker baskets.

1502 San Vicente Rd Ramona, CA 92065 swanvase@hotmail.com 760-787-9664 800-537-0273 fax: 760-789-5517

DOROTHY BIDDLE SERVICE

348 Greeley Lake Rd Greeley, PA 18425-9799 info@dorothybiddle.com www.dorothybiddle.com 570-226-3239 fax: 570-226-0349

Products of all sizes, handmade with grapevines: wreaths, trees, baskets, grapevine balls, angels, arches, swags, bee hives, garlands, deer, hearts and more!

F FARMERS WEST

ENCHANTED ORCHIDS

3450 Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013 sales@enchanted-orchids.com www.enchanted-orchids.com 805-729-7141 fax: 805-684-8744

5300 Foothill Rd Carpinteria, CA 93013 sales@farmerswest.com www.farmerswest.com 805-684-5531 800-549-0085 fax: 805-684-1528

EPICFLOWERS.COM

Consumer-packaged florists’ supplies; flower holders (frogs); cutting tools; houseplant accessories (coasters, tools, watering cans, misters); gardening accessories (gloves, knee pads, tools).

FGMARKET.COM - FLORAL AND GIFT

1411 Lithia Way Talent, OR 97540 epic@epicflowers.com www.epicflowers.com, www.epicapple.com 541-326-5837

DRAMM & ECHTER, INC

A one-stop online shopping experience for florists and a state-of-the-art selling venue for floral merchants. Includes a classified section where florists can sell to other florists. Also on offer: a range of internet marketing services including website design.

103 West Monroe PO Box 786 Paragould, AR 72451 www.fgmarket.com 870-215-0642 800-845-4016 fax: 870-215-5443

1150 Quail Gardens Dr Encinitas, CA 92024 www.drammechter.com 760-436-0188 800-854-7021 fax: 760-436-2974 Grower and shipper specializing in gerberas, lilies, roses, wax flower, mini callas, succulents and more, known for custom packing and multiple choices of transportation. See ad on page 87. D. STEVENS LLC

21420 N 15th Ln, Ste 108 Phoenix, AZ 85027 dstevensllc@q.com www.dstevensllc.com 623-582-9915 888-582-9915 Designer and manufacturer of home decor-style ribbon, pillows, and trims, featuring exclusive embroideries on taffeta, burlap, sheers, velvet, and Dupioni silk.

E EASY PEDESTAL, INC

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1316 W Haley Creek Rd Centerville, TN 37033 www.egrapevinestore.com 931-729-1621 800-364-2530

EUFLORIA FLOWERS

8962 Torcello Way Boynton Beach, FL 33472 info@easypedestal.com www.easypedestal.com 561-732-2787 888-350-1325 fax: 888-350-1347

ESMERALDA FARMS

1800 NW 89th Pl Miami, FL 33172 www.esmeraldafarms.com 305-629-4097 800-888-8994 fax: 305-592-7544 This Miami-based importer sells only fresh flowers that have been grown on its own farms, wholly owned and directly operated, in Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Peru, insuring consistent quality control at each step. ESPRIT MIAMI

3043 NW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33172 flowers@espritmiami.com www.espritmiami.com 305-591-2244 800-327-2320 fax: 305-591-2603

FITZ DESIGN

3853 Acline Rd, Ste 119 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 service@creationsbyfitzdesign.com www.creationsbyfitzdesign.com 941-555-1801 800-500-2120 fax: 941-505-1806 Bracelets, jewelry, boutonniere holders and other accessories designed to have flowers added. Fitz Design offers an array of keepsake items for proms, weddings, and special events. See ad on page 60. FLAMBEAU / VLCHEK

15981 Valplast Rd Middlefield, OH 44062 info@flambeau.com www.flambeau.com 440-632-1631 800-457-5252 fax: 440-632-1581 FLORABUNDANCE, INC

1296 Cravens Ln Carpinteria, CA 93013 info@florabundance.com www.florabundance.com 805-566-6607 800-201-3597 fax: 805-566-9728 Direct shipper of quality fresh-cut flowers and greens, specializing in unusual varieties.


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www.schustersoftexas.com

Tel. 800-351-1493

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Suppliers and Resources FLORACRAFT CORPORATION

FLORALNOTES.COM

FLOWERBUYER.COM

GALLUP & STRIBLING ORCHIDS

One Longfellow Pl Ludington, MI 49431 postmaster@floracraft.com www.floracraft.com 231-845-5127 800-253-0409 fax: 231-845-0240

2765 Lasalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 www.floralnotes.com 314-633-8876 866-280-8537 fax: 314-633-8715

700 Dorval Dr, Ste 405 Oakville, ON L6K 3V3 Canada info@flowerbuyer.com www.flowerbuyer.com 905-849-1343 877-625-3243 fax: 905-849-9545

3450 Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013 sales@gallup-stribling.com www.gallup-stribling.com 805-684-1998 800-222-7450 fax: 805-684-3227

One 66-year-old company offers six innovative brands of floral supplies and accessories including wettable foams and STYROFOAM™ forms. See ad on page 21. FLORAL DELIVER EASE

10648 Charlamar Ln St Louis, MO 63128 www.floraldeliverease.com 314-431-5428 877-740-3273 fax: 314-849-6098 Floral delivery stabilizers, 100% made in America, invented in 1986 by an engineer whose wife owned a flower shop. Lightweight, water resistant, easy to use and store. Comes with a 30-day guarantee. FLORA-LITE CO

19 S Neptune Ave Clearwater, FL 33765 floralit@tampabay.rr.com www.flora-lite.com 727-443-0369 800-411-7381 fax: 727-447-0196 Decorative lighting of various kinds (battery operated, AC powered, fiber optic, LED bulbs, and candles) for table centerpieces, bridal bouquets, party décor, pew decorations and holiday projects. See ad on page 101. FLORAL INNOVATIONS, INC

Foot of Broad St Stratford, CT 06615 www.neverwilt.com 203-380-1300 fax: 203-380-0632 Creators of the patented Never-Wilt line of casket saddles and spray bars, Snap-Fit forms and wreath kits, plus satin containers and pillows, all distributed by The John Henry Company. FLORALIFE, INC

751 Thunderbolt Dr Walterboro, SC 29488 info@floralife.com www.floralife.com 843-538-3839 800-323-3689 fax: 843-538-3949 A premier manufacturer of postharvest products for the floriculture industry. Product lines include flower foods, hydration solutions, cleaning solutions, cutlery, EthylBloc™ Technology, and adhesives.

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FLORALSTRATEGIES

133 Seaman Ave, Ste 5A New York, NY 10034 contact@floralstrategies.com www.floralstrategies.com 917-257-9927 fax: 212-937-3590 FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE

3800 Via Pescador Camarillo, CA 93012 www.fss.com 805-389-1141 800-347-9994 fax: 888-899-7504 FLORA PACIFICA, INC

PO Box 1104 15447 Ocean View Dr Brookings, OR 97415 info@florapacifica.com www.florapacifica.com, www.preservedfloral.com 541-469-9741 800-877-9741 fax: 541-469-2278 FLORASEARCH, INC

1740 Lake Markham Rd Sanford, FL 32771 search@florasearch.com www.florasearch.com 407-320-8177 fax: 407-320-8083 Employee search firm for the floral industry and allied trades. Free and confidential for the candidate. See ad in Emporium section. FLORIGENE FLOWERS

3350 SW 148th Ave, Ste 110 Miramar, FL 33027 csanchez@florigene.com www.florigene.com 954-874-1647 fax: 954-874-1699 Home of Moon carnations (the only range of mauve and purple carnations available), Florigene uses genetic technology to deliver valuable improvements to flower species, whether in shape, color, or vase life. See ad on page 65. FLOT-AIRE REFRIGERATORS

5937 Highway O Rolla, MO 65401 flotaire@gmail.com www.flotaire.com 573-729-5964 800-729-5964 Leader in custom floral refrigeration, with reach-ins, walk-ins, custom and and standard shapes, standard sizessizes and and shapes, refrigeration refrigeration equipment, doors equipment, glass doors glass and windows. and See windows. ad in Emporium section. See ad in Emporium section.

FLOWERHANDLERS, INC

17601 Queen Anne Rd Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 dottie@flowerhandlers.com www.theflowergodmother.com 301-249-1669 FLOWERSANDFRESHNESS.COM LLC

7801 NW 37th St Miami, FL 33166 sales@flowersandfreshness.com www.flowersandfreshness.com 866-978-6222 Grower-direct fresh flowers from Ecuador, 100 percent guaranteed, with free shipping: roses, callas, carnations, gerberas, hydrangeas, fillers, foliage and more.

Growers and suppliers of quality cymbidium orchids, available in potted plants, cut flowers, corsages and gift arrangements. Available to florists and wholesalers. Mass volume capabilities. GEORGETOWN POTTERY

Route 127 Georgetown, ME 04548 www.georgetownpottery.com/ wholesale 866-936-7687 GIFT MARKETING ALLIANCE

4474 Faraone Ct San Jose, CA 95136 alex@giftmarketingalliance.com www.giftmarketingalliance.com 408-622-0148 fax: 408-448-1516

FLOWERTOTE

www.flowertote.com 415-967-2240 FRESCA FARMS

3095 NW 77th Ave Miami, FL 33122 sales@frescafarms.com www.frescafarms.com 305-591-1990 877-9FRESCA fax: 305-591-1991

GIFTWARES COMPANY

436 First Ave Royersford, PA 19468 sales@giftwaresco.com www.giftwaresco.com 610-948-1111 800-535-1300 fax: 610-948-6878 Represented by the Pete Garcia Company. GLAD-A-WAY GARDENS

12534 Raymer St North Hollywood, CA 91605 frontierimports@yahoo.com www.frontierimports.com 818-503-9300 fax: 818-503-9323

2669 E Clark Ave Santa Maria, CA 93455 sales@gladaway.net www.gladaway.net 805-938-0569 800-874-6770 fax: 805-938-0470

G

GLM

FRONTIER IMPORTS, INC

THE GALLERY

4057 Route 9 N Howell, NJ 07731 gallery840@yahoo.com www.gallery87.com 732-751-8688 877-885-0510 A wide range of home furnishings and decorative accessories, including chandeliers, candelabras, and Capodimonte figurines.

1133 Westchester Ave, Ste N136 White Plains, NY 10604 customerrelations@glmshows.com www.glmshows.com 914-421-3200 800-272-SHOW fax: 914-948-6286 GLM is a leading producer and marketer of trade shows including NY NOW ®: the Market for Home and Lifestyle (formerly the New York International Gift Fair or NYIGF) and Creative and Lifestyle Arts, co-located with the National Stationery Show.


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Suppliers and Resources GOLDEN FLOWERS

2600 NW 79th Ave Miami, FL 33122 sales@goldenflowers.com www.goldenflowers.com 305-599-0193 800-333-9929 fax: 305-477-0616 Located in Miami, Florida, Golden Flowers is a distributor of fresh cut flowers, representing more than 35 farms, mainly from Colombia, with more than 25 different products and 500 varieties. See ad on INSIDE BUYERS’ GUIDE COVER. GRACEFUL TABLES

1419 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37217 bharmon@gracefultables.com www.gracefultables.com 615-891-7469 877-652-2414 fax: 615-891-7531 GREEN POINT NURSERIES, INC

PO Box 4400 811 Kealakai St Hilo, HI 96720 gpn@greenpointnursery.com www.greenpointnursery.com 808-959-3535 800-717-4456 fax: 808-959-7780 Growers and shippers of premium anthuriums and other tropical flowers and foliage. See ad on page 97. GREEN VALLEY FLORAL

24999 Potter Rd Salinas, CA 93908 sales@greenvalleyfloral.com www.greenvalleyfloral.com 831-424-7691 800-228-1255 fax: 831-424-4473

H HAMPSHIRE PAPER

Sales Office 28 Jones Rd Milford, NH 03055 www.hampshirepaper.com fax: 603-673-5502 Over 30 years’ experience as a manufacturer of packaging products in decorative floral and gift basket accessories. Custom products available. HARVEST IMPORT

1651 Browning Ave Irvine, CA 92606 info@harvestimport.com www.harvestimport.com 949-833-7738 fax: 949-833-7736 Packaging supplies from bags and boxes to wraps, ribbons, sheets, shred, and much more, in burlap, linen, lace, jute, cotton and other materials. Wholesale only, factory direct. See ad on page 103. HAWAII’S FLOWERS

PO Box 4306 Hilo, HI 96720 info@hawaiisflowers.com www.hawaiisflowers.com HOFLAND

6695 Pacific Cir Mississauga, ON L5T 1V6 Canada info@hofland.com www.hofland.com 905-670-8220 800-387-6760 fax: 800-385-5113 HOME DECORATION ACCESSORIES

Premier grower and shipper of fine cut flowers, specializing in David Austin roses, garden roses, roses, gerbera daisies, and Oriental and hybrid lilies. See ad on page 89.

N116 W81500 Morse Dr Germantown, WI 53022 info@hdaltd.com www.hdaltd.com 262-253-6550 800-827-2772 fax: 262-253-6544

THE GROWER’S BOX

HOPE GLASS

353 Jonestown Rd, #160 Winston Salem, NC 27104-4620 sales@growersbox.com www.growersbox.com 336-602-1947 888-297-3000

15597 County Rd 614 Dexter, MO 63841 sales@hopeglass.com www.hopeglass.com 573-820-3308 888-618-5870 Gifts of inspiration include hand-blown glass crosses, created with the same techniques as Depression glass, candles and jewelry that incorporates sea glass, Swarovski crystals, pearls, and silver accents.

HORTENSE B. HEWITT CO

IN LIFE WE SPIN

1730 James Dr North Mankato, MN 56003 cshbh@hbh.zgate.com www.hbhwedding.com 507-386-3298 800-821-2504 fax: 800-535-1033

3426 Keystone Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 inlifewespin@yahoo.com www.inlifewespin.com, www.facebook.com/inlifewespin 310-621-7755

HORTICA INSURANCE & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

1 Horticultural Ln PO Box 428 Edwardsville, IL 62025 sales@hortica-insurance.com www.hortica.com 618-656-4240 800-851-7740 fax: 800-233-3642 Mutual insurance company uniquely focused on the floral industry, a trusted partner for business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance for more than 125 years. See ad on page 15. HPP EXHIBITIONS

PO Box 625 1000 AP Amsterdam The Netherlands www.hppexhibitions.com 31-20-662-2482 Organizers of floral trade exhibitions around the world, including shows in Holland, Ecuador and Ethiopia, and the World Floral Expo in the USA, which welcomes all floral buyers to view the newest and best cut flower varieties from all over the globe.

I IBULB

PO Box 170 2180 AD Hillegom The Netherlands www.lilyoccasions.com 31-25-253-5090 fax: 31 (0)252 535 088 The iBulb lily campaign promotes the use of lilies, gladiolus and irises through U.S. marketing programs on behalf of the Dutch flower-bulb sector. This diverse and committed group of companies has devoted its time, knowledge and financial support to educating and inspiring our customers with bouquet ideas, marketing materials, and new occasions for using these flowers throughout the year. IMPERIAL FOODS

115 N Brandon Dr Glendale Heights, IL 60139 info@imperial-foods.com www.imperial-foods.com 630-924-1950 800-729-8116 fax: 877-467-3003

Mobile DJ service and entertainment company provides music for weddings or any occasion. See ad in Emporium section. INTERGREET.COM

PO Box 9830 Anaheim, CA 92812 www.intergreet.com 714-956-8706 888-600-9354 fax: 714-956-8709 INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS

PO Box 8004 Richmond, IN 47375 www.ifd-inc.org 765-973-9600 fax: 765-973-9605 IT TAKES TWO, INC

100 Minnesota Ave Le Sueur, MN 56058 4info@ittakestwo.com www.ittwholesale.com 507-665-6271 800-331-9843 fax: 507-665-3473

J JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES

149 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 orders@jamaligarden.com www.jamaligarden.com 212-996-5534 fax: 718-559-4765 Floral, garden, wedding, event and holiday décor, from bamboo to bud vases, crystal to candles, fishbowls to feathers, seaglass to sea shells, to picks and planters. JEREMIAH JUNCTION

PO Box 180 Quakertown, PA 18951 service@jeremiahjunction.com www.jeremiahjunction.com 215-529-6430 800-231-8108 fax: 215-529-6434 JETRAM, INC

1507 Fairview Ave St. Louis, MO 63132 customerservice@jetraminc.com www.jetraminc.com 314-428-2410 800-551-2626 fax: 314-428-2460 Floral and gift packaging: boxes, sleeves, shrink bags, and much more.

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Suppliers and Resources THE JOHN HENRY COMPANY

KAY BERRY

5800 W Grand River Ave Lansing, MI 48906-9111 mail@jhc.com www.jhc.com 517-323-9000 800-748-0517 fax: 800-968-5646

6301 N Noah Dr Saxonburg, PA 16056 info@kayberry.com www.kayberry.com 724-352-0370 800-426-1932 fax: 724-352-0350

JOHN TOOMEY COMPANY

Leading manufacturer and distributor of quality cast stone for the floral, gift, garden and pet industries.

35 Park Ave Worcester, MA 01605 info@johntoomeyco.com www.johntoomeyco.com 508-791-2385 800-421-0052 fax: 508-798-6610 White cloth (100% cotton) aisle runners for weddings. Lengths include 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 feet. See ad in Emporium section. JOKER PARTY SUPPLY, INC

1512 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90021 inquiries@jokerpartysupply.com www.jokerpartysupply.com 213-627-1840 877-JOKER-P-S fax: 213-627-1614 JOSTER INTERNATIONAL

1752 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 info@josterinternational.com www.josterinternational.com 206-501-4560 fax: 206-607-6421 Creators of Fleur Daily™ Cupcake Vases and of Vaselets™, stick-on flower bud vases with original artwork, designed to mount on mirrors, windows, computer monitors, and dashboards. JRM CHEMICAL, INC

4881 Neo Parkway Cleveland, OH 44128 jrmdc@en.com www.soilmoist.com 216-475-8488 800-962-4010 fax: 216-475-6517 Decorative, water-storing gel beads and cubes that can be used like stones or marbles in a clear glass vase. See ad on page 69.

K KANE CANDY

533 NE 27th Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 info@kanecandy.com www.kanecandy.com 954-489-3100 800-875-5557 Makers of decorative, party-themed candies and chocolates, including fun and elegant chocolate dessert cups. See ad on INSIDE BACK COVER.

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KDC ENTERPRISES

L LADY JAYNE LTD

PO Box 847 Cypress, CA 90630 sales@ladyjayneltd.com www.ladyjayneltd.com 714-891-2802 800-274-7685 fax: 714-891-7841 LILLIAN ROSE

PO Box 4203 Blue Jay, CA 92317 www.floracubes.com 858-864-9099 800-448-5679 fax: 858-408-3520

PO Box 182 Mukwonago, WI 53149 sales@lillianrose.com www.lillianrose.com 262-363-5287 800-521-8760 fax: 262-363-3864

KNORR BEESWAX

LINEN N’ CHAIR COVERS

14906 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 info@knorrbeeswax.com www.knorrbeeswax.com 760-431-2007 800-807-BEES fax: 760-431-8977 KNUD NIELSEN COMPANY

PO Box 746 Evergreen, AL 36401 melissa@knudnielsen.com www.knudnielsen.com 251-578-2900 800-633-1682 fax: 251-578-1887 KOEHLER & DRAMM WHOLESALE FLORIST

2407 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55413 www.koehlerdramm.com 612-331-4141 877-KOEHLER fax: 612-331-5066

906 Vista Mesa Ct Duarte, CA 91010 inquiry@linennchaircovers.com www.linennchaircovers.com 626-239-1812 855-546-3671 fax: 626-239-1813 Linens and chair covers, in a variety of fabrics and colors, for rental and sale. Nationwide shipping. LION RIBBON COMPANY

350 Clark Dr, Ste 201 Budd Lake, NJ 07828 customerservice@lionribbon.com www.lionribbon.com 570-752-5934 800-551-LION fax: 570-752-4264 Manufacturer, importer, and supplier of high-quality ribbons, floral accessories, and packaging products. Brands include Sea Maid ® acetate ribbon, Kwik-Cover ® pot covers, Avalon and Castle foils and Simply Sheer Asiana ribbon, among others.

KURT S. ADLER, INC

7 W 34th St New York, NY 10001 info@kurtadler.com www.kurtadler.com 212-924-0900 800-243-9627 fax: 212-807-0575 A leading importer of holiday decorations, accessories and collectibles for over 60 years. See ad on page 73.

LONGHORN IMPORTS

2202 E Union Bower Irving, TX 75061 info@longhornimports.com www.longhornimports.com 972-721-9102 800-641-8348 fax: 972-579-4890 LOOM CRAFT, INC

500 Guthrie Rd PO Box 825 Belton, SC 29627 sales@loomcraftinc.com www.loomcraftinc.com 864-338-3064 800-770-7809 fax: 864-338-3067 Woven tapestry throws and other tapestry items used for funeral floral tributes. Each one is created with words of encouragement to comfort loved ones in times of mourning.

LOVEJOY FARMS

PO Box 58 Eltopia, WA 99330 diann@lovejoyfarms.com www.lovejoyfarms.com 509-297-4282 fax: 509-297-4211 Grower of premium air-dried flowers, herbs, grains and ornamental grasses, catering to small and large buyers, specializing in lavender, larkspur (four colors), aveena, oregano (three types), globe thistle, German statice, lemon mint, ammobium, achillea, celosia, red peppers, sweet annie, sage, silver king artemesia, safflower, tansy, yarrow, globe amaranthus, black bearded wheat, and small gourds. LUETZOW INDUSTRIES

1105 Davis Ave South Milwaukee, WI 53172 luetzow.poly@gmail.com www.luetzowind.com 414-762-0410 800-558-6055 fax: 414-762-0943

M MANUAL WOODWORKERS & WEAVERS

3737 Howard Gap Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792 www.manualww.com 828-692-7333 800-542-3139 fax: 828-696-8237 MARKET SQUARE SHOWS

PO Box 899 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 mktsqr@epix.net www.marketsquareshows.com 717-796-2377 fax: 717-796-2384 MERAVIC

1780 S Buckner-Tarsney Rd Grain Valley, MO 64029 customerservice@meravic.com www.meravic.com 816-228-7455 800-637-2842 fax: 816-228-6799


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Suppliers and Resources MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC

1 Mercedes Dr Montvale, NJ 07645 mbusa_cac@mbusa.com www.mbsprinterusa.com 877-762-8267 fax: 201-476-2875 The 2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van offers room for five and an adaptable cargo area combined with impressive power and superior fuel economy. Judged Best in Class for payload capacity and many other features by Automotive News in comparison with other full-size commercial vans. MICHAEL’S FLORAL SUPPLY

MISSISSIPPI MARKET WHOLESALE SHOW

PO Box 849 Jackson, MS 39205-0849 msmarket@mississippi.org www.mississippimarket.org 601-359-3593 888-886-3323 fax: 601-359-2116 The South’s premier wholesale show featuring Mississippi companies designing, producing and selling merchandise exclusively to credentialed retail buyers from all over the Southeast. MODERN COLLECTIONS

5652 Maryland Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55428 sales@michaelsfloralsupply.com www.michaelsfloralsupply.com 612-251-1814

9606 Owensmouth Ave Chatsworth, CA 91311 info@themoderncollections.com www.themoderncollections.com 818-718-1400 fax: 818-718-1401

MID ISLAND FLORAL SUPPLY

MOREX CORP

602 Pine Aire Dr Bay Shore, NY 11706 info@mifloral.com www.basketswholesale.com 631-586-6111 fax: 631-586-6120 MIKWRIGHT, LTD

603 Memory Ln York, PA 17402 customerservice@morexcorp.com www.morexcorp.com 717-852-7771 800-466-7393 fax: 866-466-7393

1111 Central Ave, Ste 230 Charlotte, NC 28204 sales@mikwright.com www.mikwright.com/retailerinquiries 704-555-5555 888-629-0695 fax: 704-335-0331

MOSS’S UNLIMITED

MILTON ADLER COMPANY

MSR WHOLESALE BALLOONS

207 Old Turnpike, Ste B Pleasantville, NJ 08232-2544 corsagepin@miltonadler.com www.miltonadler.com 800-651-0113 Milton Adler Company has been supplying the industry with their trusted Atlantic Brand ® floral supplies for over 80 years. Products include popular Atlantic Brand ® pins, tape and Miss Petite wristlets, and vintage decorative pins. Recent additions include exclusive Atlantic Brand ® Metallic Stem Wrap, high-quality corsage leaves and Pixie Pins®. See ad on page 101.

PO Box 2681 Forks, WA 98331 mossunlimited@centurytel.net www.mossesunlimited.com 360-327-3722 800-755-2981 fax: 360-327-3752 7706 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 info@msrballoons.com www.msrballoons.com 206-523-1010 800-984-1159 fax: 206-523-1037

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PO Box 268 Coventry, CT 06238 sales@nationalribbon.com www.nationalribbon.com 860-742-6966 800-523-9324 fax: 860-742-6646 NDI NATURAL DECORATIONS, INC

PO Box 847 Brewton, AL 36427 ndi@ndi.com www.ndi.com 251-867-7077 800-522-2627 fax: 877-578-5101

O OCEAN VIEW FLOWERS

1105 Union Sugar Ave Lompoc, CA 93436 sales@oceanviewflowers.com www.oceanviewflowers.com 805-736-5608 800-736-5608 fax: 805-880-1557 ORCHIDS AND MORE, INC

287 Chute Rd Bear River, NS B0S 1B0 Canada sales@orchidsandmore.net www.orchidsandmore.net 902-467-0777 866-877-2966 fax: 902-467-0776 Importer of fresh cut orchids from around the globe, also with fresh quality products daily from the Holland auction. OREGON HOLLY

32934 Pittsburg Rd St. Helens, OR 97051 oregon@ipns.com www.oregonholly.com 503-397-3547 fax: 503-397-6358 Fresh holly and fragrant greens. OREGON ROSES, INC

NASHVILLE WRAPS, LLC

242 Molly Walton Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075 info@nashvillewraps.com www.nashvillewraps.com 615-338-3200 800-547-9727 fax: 800-646-0046 Custom printing specialists and a leader in eco-friendly gift and gourmet packaging, including the Green Way™ line of coordinated shopping and gift bags, tissue paper, gift wrap, basket boxes, candy boxes, ribbon and more.

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NATIONAL RIBBON COMPANY

1804 NW Martin Rd Forest Grove, OR 97116 info@oregonroses.com www.oregonroses.com 503-648-8551 888-292-7404 fax: 503-648-9851 Grower of cut flowers, greens, and Christmas products, including premade wreaths and swags. THE ORIGINAL RUNNER COMPANY

151 Forest St Montclair, NJ 07042 info@originalrunners.com www.originalrunners.com 973-744-7070 fax: 973-744-7033

P PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION

PO Box 3366 Salem, OR 97302 www.nwchristmastrees.org 503-364-2942 fax: 503-581-6819 PACIFIC WIRE & SUPPLY

1526 Sterling Ct Escondido, CA 92029 sales@etopiary.com www.etopiary.com 760-738-9336 fax: 760-738-9319 PARADISE CANDLES

PO Box 338 Paradise, PA 17562 kelly@paradisecandles.com www.paradisecandles.com 717-687-8753 800-632-4264 fax: 717-687-3511 PETE GARCIA COMPANY

5154 Peachtree Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341 pgsales@floramart.com www.floramart.com 770-458-8888 800-241-3733 fax: 770-458-1718 Representing many well-known industry brands, the Pete Garcia Company’s FloraMart ® showroom offers one-stop shopping under one roof. It is home to the FloraColor ® program for coordinating palettes. Retail florists can make an appointment to visit the showroom through their local wholesaler. Ask your local wholesaler or e-mail pgsales@floramart.com. See ad on page 19. PIONEER BALLOON CO / QUALATEX

5000 E 29th St N Wichita, KS 67220-2111 www.qualatex.com 316-685-2266 800-803-3315 fax: 316-685-0187 PIONEER IMPORTS & WHOLESALE

500 W Bagley Rd Berea, OH 44017 info@pioneerwholesaleco.com www.pioneerwholesaleco.com 440-234-5400 888-234-5400 fax: 440-234-5403 Nationwide importer and wholesaler featuring over 4,000 items in permanent botanicals; glass vases; fruit, flower and gift baskets; gift basket supplies; ribbons; containers; wedding and event décor, and all Fitz Design products. Huge inventory and selection, personal assistance.


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Suppliers and Resources PLUS ONE IMPORTS

Pete Garcia Company 5154 Peachtree Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341 pgsales@floramart.com www.floramart.com 770-458-8888 800-262-9329 fax: 770-458-1718 Designer line of permanent flowers, foliages, and decorative accessories, as well as a complete line of Christmas and seasonal products, available through your wholesale florist. See ad on page 19. POSY POCKETS / CAMEO MACGUFFIN

PO Box 515 Pendleton, SC 29670 posypockets@gmail.com www.posypockets.com 864-654-6977 Decorative rhinestone bouquet holders and floral accessories, with or without trims (pearls and lace). Many sizes, colors, and trims. Wholesale direct. Custom orders welcome. See ad on page 103. PREMIUM BALLOON ACCESSORIES

6935 Ridge Rd PO Box 352 Sharon Center, OH 44274 www.premiumballoon.com 330-239-4547 800-239-4547 fax: 330-239-4488 PRO BOW THE HAND

323 Joshua Reed Dr Houma, LA 70360 www.probowthehand.com 985-853-0350 Pro Bow is a sturdy, commercialgrade product that allows you to create beautiful multicolored bows with no strain, using multiple strands of ribbon. Two sizes accommodate No. 9 and No. 40 ribbon. PROGRESSIVE BALLOONS & GIFTS

3100 Industrial Park Pl W St. Peters, MO 63376 www.progressiveballoons.com 636-240-0444 800-843-0517 fax: 800-843-0518 Supplying quality balloons and gifts, including plush items, containers, and floral accessories, to retailers for over 25 years. PROMOLUX LIGHTING INTERNATIONAL

Box 40 Shawnigan Lake, BC VOR 2WO Canada www.promolux.com 250-743-1222 800-519-1222 fax: 250-743-1221 90 www.flowersandmagazine.com

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RENE VAN REMS FLORAL TRAINING CENTER

THE QUEEN’S FLOWERS CORP.

5451 Avenida Encinas, Ste F Carlsbad, CA 92008 rene@renevanrems.com www.renevanrems.com 760-804-5800 fax: 760-804-5808

2750 NW 79th Ave Doral, FL 33122 info@queensflowers.com www.queensflowers.com 305-591-2113 800-888-1777 fax: 305-591-8876

R RAVA GROUP

11149 NW 122 St, Bay #5 Medley, FL 33178 info@ravagroupcontainers.com www.ravagroup.com/flowers 305-805-6938 800-836-4047 Specialist in rentals, sales and service for refrigerated containers, gensets (generator sets), and chassis. Fullsize 20- or 40-foot containers are available to give the extra space needed for holiday expansion. See ad on page 17. RAY HOOPER DESIGN

134 W 26th St, Ste 1005 New York, NY 10001 info@rayhooperdesign.com www.rayhooperdesign.com 212-414-1387 fax: 212-414-1396 RAZ IMPORTS, INC

1020 Eden Rd Arlington, TX 76001 raz@razimports.com www.razimports.com 817-466-4729 800-443-3540 fax: 817-375-6208 REGENCY INTERNATIONAL

RIGHT CHOICE USA FARMS

4228 St Lawrence Ave Reading, PA 19606 info@rightchoiceusafarms.com www.rightchoiceusafarms.com 610-779-7422 800-371-2338 fax: 610-779-9012 RIO ROSES

10200 NW 21st St, Ste 112 Miami, FL 33172 info@equiflor.com www.rioroses.com 305-594-4445 866-RIO-ROSE fax: 305-594-0924 ROSA FLORA LIMITED

Growers and distributors of fine Ecuadorian roses, offering over 160 innovative varieties. Certified for environmental and social responsibility. Call for a wholesaler near you. See ad on page 1.

S SAKSCO GOURMET BASKET SUPPLIES

6430 Inducon Dr Sanborn, NY 14132 orders@saksco.com www.saksco.com 716-731-3333 866-439-7421 fax: 716-731-3332 SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS, INC

ROSECORSAGES.COM

Providers of over 70 colors of sand and 13 colors of premium glass chips related to the arts and craft and professional floral design industries. See ad on page 89.

601 Del Norte Blvd Oxnard, CA 93030 www.rosecorsages.com 805-983-1508 fax: 805-491-3430 THE ROSE LADY

10621 Bloomfield St #16 PO Box 251 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 goldrose@msn.com www.theroselady.com 562-596-0072 800-767-3155 fax: 877-767-3523

RELIANT RIBBON CORP

ROSEVILLE FARMS

Forty-five-year-old manufacturer, importer and distributor of decorative ribbon, with more than 18,000 items stocked at wholesale prices. Fill-rate and turnaround time (within 24-48 hours) from the company’s New Jersey distribution center are tops in the industry. Contact Jessica in customer service. See ad on page 9.

2020 NW 89th Pl Miami, FL 33172 info@royalcorp.net www.royalflowersecuador.com 305-477-4483 800-977-4483 fax: 305-392-6249

717 Diltz Rd Dunnville, ON N1A 2W2 Canada info@rosaflora.com www.rosaflora.com 905-774-8044 877-774-8044 fax: 905-774-0644

11 E 26th St New York, NY 10010 hq@regency-rib.com www.regency-rib.com 212-947-7500 800-782-7810 fax: 212-685-2062 838 21st Ave Paterson, NJ 07513 info@reliantribbon.com www.reliantribbon.com 973-881-0404 fax: 888-221-4686

ROYAL FLOWERS

3251 Ponkan Pines Rd Apopka, FL 32712 sales@rosevillefarms.com www.rosevillefarms.com 407-884-4559 fax: 407-884-1650 800-370-9403 Suppliers of large flowering vine-type clematis as cut flowers, produced in modern greenhouse facilities and shipped all over North America and Europe. Available in five colors, January through September. See ad on page 23.

58 Prosperity Ave Port Colborne, ON L3K 5X9 Canada info@sandtastik.com www.sandtastik.com 905-734-7340 800-845-3845 fax: 905-734-7733

SANTA’S WHOLESALE SUPPLY

N 9678 N Summit Ln Summit Lake, WI 54485 rbjeske@newnorth.net www.santasupplies.com 715-275-4188 800-772-6827 fax: 715-275-5052 SCENT SHOP

2614 National Pl Garland, TX 75041 customerservice@scentshop.com www.scentshop.com 972-271-4661 800-527-4190 fax: 972-271-5727 SCHUBERT NURSERY, INC

PO Box 1451 Salinas, CA 93902 sales@schubertnursery.com www.schubertnursery.com 831-753-0144 800-410-7111 fax: 888-883-5040


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Suppliers and Resources SCHUSTERS OF TEXAS

SNK ENTERPRISES

PO Box 97 Goldthwaite, TX 76844 flowers@centex.net www.schustersoftexas.com 325-648-2267 800-351-1493 fax: 325-648-3194

PO Box 6702 Chesterfield, MO 63006 services@snkenterprises.com www.snkenterprises.com 314-991-8570 800-531-5375 fax: 314-991-6098

The largest supply of dried flowers in the industry, with the ability to custom-pack and -color. See ad on page 81.

Décor products for the home and for special events, with a special emphasis on glass and crystal in brilliant metallic finishes and colors. Wholesale to the trade only. See ad on page 87.

SELECT ARTIFICIALS, INC

701 N 15th St #39 St Louis, MO 63103-1925 info@selectartificials.com www.selectartificials.com 314-621-3050 800-930-5688 fax: 314-621-6172

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS

SEMINOLE

1601 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 info@safnow.org www.safnow.org 703-836-8700 800-336-4743 fax: 703-836-8705

3710 Sipes Ave Sanford, FL 32773 info@seminoleds.com www.seminoleds.com 407-321-4310 800-638-3378 fax: 407-322-6668

The only trade association that represents all segments of the US floral industry. Services to retail members include marketing and advertising materials and the definitive guide to cut-flower care and handling. See ad on page 85.

An adjustable grid to hold flower arrangements in place in the florist delivery vehicle. See ad on page 97.

SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR FLORAL STUDIES

SIMPLY CHARMING

2741 Plaza Del Amo #203 Torrance, CA 90503 scharming@aol.com www.simplycharming.com 310-328-4182 800-222-9530 fax: 310-328-4152 SMITHERS-OASIS

919 Marvin Ave PO Box 790 Kent, OH 44240 usainfo@smithersoasis.com www.oasisfloral.com 330-673-5831 800-321-8286 fax: 800-447-0813 Manufacturer and marketer of floral design products including OASIS ® brand floral foams, OASIS® RAINBOW ® Foam, LOMEY ® brand wedding products, Floralife® products, decorative wires, adhesives, tapes, containers, and more. See ad on page 5.

360 S Congress Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33406 john@centerforfloralstudies.com www.frugalflorist.biz, www.centerforfloralstudies.com 561-684-8100 fax: 561-684-9388 SRC REFRIGERATION

6620 Nineteen Mile Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48314 sales@src.us www.src.us 586-254-0610 800-521-0398 fax: 586-254-0485 STEMS AND BUNCHES

11444 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.stemsandbunches.com 800-794-8288 Access to thousands of varieties of premium-quality flowers, all direct from the grower. STEMSON’S

PO Box 215 Ayer, MA 01432 sales@stemsons.com www.stemsons.com 978-772-3612 800-447-8367 fax: 978-772-4086 Makers of essential tools for floral designers, including Stay-Fresh® stems for corsages and stephanotis, corsage magnets, gerbera sleeves and wires, bouquet holders, table clips, and more.

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SUGAR MOUNTAIN NURSERY, WREATH AND GARLAND

PO Box 788 Newland, NC 28657 www.sugarmtnnursery.com 828-733-2819 800-892-7440 fax: 828-733-5997 SULLIVANS

PO Box 5361 Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5361 info@sullivangift.com www.sullivangift.com 605-339-4274 800-456-4568 fax: 605-338-2689 A wholesaler providing over 11,000 accounts across the country with Sullivans permanent florals and greenery, gifts, home décor, and a complete line of Christmas trimmery. THE SUN VALLEY GROUP

3160 Upper Bay Rd Arcata, CA 95521 sales@tsvg.com www.thesunvalleygroup.com 707-826-8700 800-747-0396 fax: 707-826-8708 Sun Valley’s premium flowers are sustainably grown in northern and southern California and St. Catherine’s, Ontario, utilizing the diverse range of climate for yearround supply. SUPERMOSS

PO Box 30352 Santa Barbara, CA 93130 info@supermoss.com www.supermoss.com 805-933-4888 800-677-5777 fax: 805-933-4890 SuperMoss specializes in premiumquality decorative mosses and moss products, including preserved sheet and reindeer moss, moss runners and mats, spheres, planters, and specialty containers. ®

SUPERTHRIVE

12610 Saticoy St S North Hollywood, CA 91605 www.superthrive.com 323-877-5186 800-441-VITA fax: 818-766-8482 Supplied by Vitamin Institute, the company founded by inventor and biochemist John A.A. Thomson, Superthrive® includes 50 vitamins and hormones in an easy-to-use liquid for reviving stressed flowers or plants and as a supplement to fertilizer for regular maintenance. See ad on page 7.

SUREPIN™

PO Box 780 Worcester, PA 19490-0780 www.thesurepin.com 267-613-8634 fax: 267-613-8557 An innovative pinning solution for boutonnieres and corsages. Sharp at both ends and with spring-like action, Surepin works effectively in many creative design tasks. SWEET SHOP USA

1316 Industrial Rd Mount Pleasant, TX 75455 www.sweetshopusa.com 903-575-0033 800-222-2269 fax: 903-575-0050 Family-owned producer of handmade chocolates. SYNDICATE SALES, INC

2025 N Wabash St PO Box 756 Kokomo, IN 46903-0756 www.syndicatesales.com 765-457-7277 800-428-0515 fax: 765-454-2316 As a leading supplier to the floral industry for over 65 years, Syndicate Sales is a manufacturer, distributor, and importer of more than 1,500 products. The company produces a wide range of products including floral containers, floral foam, care and handling products, wedding accessories, creative accessories, basic supplies, and a variety of plastic containers and pot covers. Syndicate Sales also provides the industry with one of the largest selections of glass containers in a full spectrum of colors and shapes ranging from votive holders to classic bouquet vases to large event pieces. See ad on BACK COVER.

T TABLE TOP STUDIO

555 Maple St Carpinteria, CA 93013-1918 stephen@tabletopstudio.com www.tabletopstudio.com 805-566-0315 800-655-5870 fax: 805-566-0327 TANKS-A-LOT

PO Box 8349 Spokane, WA 99203 sales@tanks-a-lot.net www.tanks-a-lot.net 800-948-2657 509-893-2634


TAYAMA GREENHOUSES, INC

710 Requeza St Encinitas, CA 92024 tayama.mike@gmail.com www.tayama.com 760-753-6206 fax: 760-753-8861 TEAMFLORAL

10302 S Quebec Pl Tulsa, OK 74137 dan@teamfloral.com www.teamfloral.com 918-299-2292 800-342-2251 fax: 800-342-2259 A service that helps you achieve maximum profitability and growth for your shop, using profit analysis, cluster groups, and business coaching. See ad on page 83. TECNIFLORA, INC

130 Westmore Dr, Unit 16-17 Toronto, ON M9V 5E2 Canada guy@tecniflora.com www.tecniflora.com 416-745-7045 800-461-4825 fax: 416-745-7195 Thermal-transfer printers for floral ribbons and banners, plus ribbons, film, and accessories. In business for over 10 years. TELEFLORA

11444 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.myteleflora.com 800-333-0205 fax: 405-440-6000 The world’s largest provider of essential services to retail florists, including marketing assistance, cutting-edge technologies, and best-selling floral products supported by national advertising. See ads on pages 3, 53. TENNESSEE EASEL

220 Hutchins Rd Mc Minnville, TN 37110 tneasel@blomand.net www.tennesseeeasel.com, www.floraleasel.com 931-815-9473 fax: 931-507-1210 Factory-direct easels, monument saddles and casket plaques. See ad in Emporium section. TEXAS STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION

PO Box 170767 Austin, TX 78717 www.tsfa.org 512-834-0361 fax: 512-834-2150 A professional trade association that develops and implements programs to help members grow. Services include a credit union, job bank, insurance programs, the Texas Certified Florist program and the Texas Master Florist advanced certification program. See ad on page 99.

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Suppliers and Resources TILIA PRESS

T.R. MCTAGGART

VERIFLORA®

WHIZ STRIP

110 N Fulton St Bloomfield, NJ 07003 ahammes@tiliapress.com www.tiliapress.com 973-707-7319 888-836-8063 fax: 888-836-8063

219 N Front St Standish, MI 48658 jrudberg@trmctaggart.com www.trmctaggart.com 989-846-9577 800-433-0983 fax: 989-846-9610

c/o Scientific Certification Systems 2000 Powell St, Ste 600 Emeryville, CA 94608 www.veriflora.com 510-452-8000 fax: 510-452-8001

PO Box 321 Castaic, CA 91310 info@whizstrip.com www.whizstrip.com 661-702-1977 fax: 661-702-1977

Artist Anne Hammes creates colorful, modern note cards and invitations, printed in the USA on 100% postconsumer waste paper that is FSC certified and created with renewable energy sources.

Manufacturer of the Kristin & Company candle line, made with 100% soy, offering over 50 fragrances along with several hutch programs. See ad on page 91.

When growers are certified with the Veriflora Certified Sustainably Grown label, it means their cut flowers and potted plants are guaranteed to have been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and with high quality standards. The label is managed by SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems), which also offers a Veriflora Preferred Retailer Program.

The Whiz Strip Flower Stem Cleaning Machine cleans one bunch of straightstemmed flowers in seven seconds. Made of stainless steel, no plastic parts. See ad in Emporium section.

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TK RIBBONS AND MORE

800 E Dalton Ave Glendora, CA 91741 contact@tkribbonsandmore.com www.tkribbonsandmore.com 626-862-2037 877-862-2037 fax: 866-268-8144

UCI UNLIMITED CONTAINERS, INC

14850 Don Julian Rd City of Industry, CA 91746 sales@unlimitedcontainers.com www.unlimitedcontainers.com 626-855-8888 888-880-8998 fax: 626-855-8889

TOPIARY, INC

4520 W Watrous Ave Tampa, FL 33629 www.topiaryinc.com 813-839-1547 fax: 813-282-9345 TRANSFLORA

1480 NW 94th Ave Miami, FL 33172 www.transflora.net 305-593-8098 866-997-8367 fax: 305-593-9108 TRILIGHTS

17 US Highway 289 Comfort, TX 78013 customerservice@trilights.com www.trilights.com 830-995-5594 800-386-0924 fax: 830-995-5596 Classic yet distinctive candles, handmade with a blend of high-quality paraffin and a hint of beeswax that imparts a rich patina. Wood and metal candleholders fashioned in antique style. TRIM INTERNATIONAL FLORAL SCHOOL

4800 Dahlia Denver, CO 80216 trimifs2@aol.com www.floralschools.com 303-388-7377 800-858-9854 Shop consulting with a well-known industry educator to help you trim costs and take home more money. Also offered is floral design training for the professional, in the classroom or as a home study program, with yearround classes and enrollment.

UNIQUE CUSTOM CARDS

1609 8th St NE, Ste 107 Auburn, WA 98002 scott@uniquecustomcards.com www.uniquecustomcards.com 253-939-7070 800-277-2404 fax: 253-333-7452 U.S. BALLOON

140 58th St, Ste 4-D Brooklyn, NY 11220 csdept@usballoon.net www.usballoon.com 718-492-9700 800-285-4000 fax: 800-832-9872

V VASESOURCE

49-27 31st St Long Island City, NY 11101 website@vasesource.com www.vasesource.com 718-752-0424 888-269-6056 fax: 718-228-9593 VASE VALET ENTERPRISES, LTD

301 E First St Douglass, KS 67039 info@vasevalet.com www.vasevalet.com 316-747-2579 fax: 316-747-2480 A secure delivery system for your floral vase arrangements, wedding bouquets and plants. Designed for floral customers to transport their arrangements. One size supports twoinch up to seven-inch round vases. See ad on page 103.

VILLAGE CANDLE, INC

PO Box 889 Wells, ME 04090 cs@villagecandle.com www.villagecandle.com 207-251-4800 800-203-9569 fax: 207-251-4906 VIRGIN FARMS DIRECT

8475 NW 66th St Miami, FL 33166 sales@virginfarms.com www.virginfarms.com 305-436-8703 888-548-ROSE fax: 305-436-8711 A leading, worldwide distributor of premium roses from Ecuador, offering over 100 varieties, and of other floral products including tropical flowers and foliage.

W WESTERN EXHIBITORS

2181 Greenwich St San Francisco, CA 94123 showinfo@weshows.com www.weshows.com 415-346-6666 fax: 415-346-4965 WESTERN PULP PRODUCTS

PO Box 968 Corvallis, OR 97339 sales@westernpulp.com www.westernpulp.com 541-757-1151 800-547-3407 fax: 541-757-8613

WHOLESALE GLASS VASES INTERNATIONAL

4063 Temple City Blvd, Bldg C El Monte, CA 91731 sales@wholesaleglassvasesint.com www.wholesaleglassvasesint.com 626-452-8268 866-678-8273 fax: 626-452-0899 WILDFLOWER LINEN

6901 8th St Buena Park, CA 90620 www.wildflowerlinens.com 714-522-2777 fax: 714-522-2224 WM F. PUCKETT, INC

PO Box 298 Barberville, FL 32105 www.puckettfern.com 386-749-4035 800-426-3376 fax: 386-749-0126 WOODCREEK DRIEDS, INC

10824 Pemberville Rd Wayne, OH 43466 sales@woodcreekdrieds.com www.woodcreekdrieds.com 419-288-0802 800-664-1630 fax: 419-288-8203 Grower, broker, and wholesaler of dried and paper flowers, including branches, pods and cones, and seasonal items, plus wreaths and craft supplies. THE WREATH DEPOT

PO Box 1794 Asheville, NC 28802 info@thewreathdepot.com www.thewreathdepot.com 888-837-3376

Y YOUNGER AND SON, INC

595 Maple Ave Lansdale, PA 19446 ask@youngerson.com www.floralsupplier.com 215-362-2828 800-989-2157 fax: 215-362-6068 Quality wholesale fresh flowers and supplies since 1962.

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Floral Wholesalers The following list includes wholesale florist members of the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA), as well as Flowers& advertisers and distributors and other leading wholesale florists. Wholesalers listed with a í¶§ are distributors of Flowers& magazine. ALABAMA OPELIKA HALL’S OPELIKA, INC PO Box 2100 1510 McCoy St Opelika, AL 36801 334-745-5754 fax: 334-745-3575

ALASKA ANCHORAGE CEDARS IMPORT WHOLESALE 6151 B St Anchorage, AK 99518 907-563-5566 fax: 907-561-5566

ARIZONA CHANDLER MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 3365 N Nevada St Chandler, AZ 85225 480-627-3400 www.mayesh.com

GILBERT ARIZONA FLORAL EXCHANGE, INC 1245 N Hobson St Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-539-9007 fax: 480-539-9123

PHOENIX

í¶§ CONROY WHOLESALE FLORIST 713 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-258-2701 fax: 602-258-2709 www.conroywf.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 3322 E Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-431-1772 fax: 602-431-1758 www.fss.com GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 909 E Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-3781 fax: 602 230-0922 www.greenleafwholesale.com

MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1805 W Crest Ln Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-582-1290 www.mayesh.com

í¶§ THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY 1606 S First Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-256-7666 fax: 602-254-9497 www.royhouff.com

LOS ANGELES FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 740 Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-624-3982 fax: 213-624-3920 www.fss.com MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 755 Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-622-6697 www.mayesh.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 1127 Fee Dr Sacramento, CA 95815 916-649-9593 fax: 916-649-9597 www.fss.com

SAN BERNARDINO FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 199 E Central Ave San Bernardino, CA 92408 909-890-2393 fax: 909-890-2392 www.fss.com

TUCSON SAV-ON FLOWERS, INC PO Box 42770 Tucson, AZ 85733-2770 520-903-2252 fax: 520-903-2261

ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 5401 W 104th St Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-342-0980 fax: 310-348-4935 www.mayesh.com

í¶§ INLAND WHOLESALE FLOWERS 759 S Allen St San Bernardino, CA 92408 909-888-0161 fax: 909-381-2085 www.inlandwholesaleflowers.com

SAN DIEGO MELLANO & CO 766 S Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-622-0796 fax: 213-622-4942 www.mellano.com

í¶§ SAN DIEGO FLORIST SUPPLIES

CALIFORNIA BAKERSFIELD

OAKLAND

SAN FRANCISCO

MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 2119 Q St Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-833-1474 www.mayesh.com

FLORAL 821 Jefferson St Oakland, CA 94607 510-836-2200

SOUTHERN WHOLESALE FLORISTS 7501 Fluid Dr Little Rock, AR 72206 501-372-4747 fax: 501-376-8109

CAMARILLO FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 3800 Via Pescador Camarillo, CA 93012 805-389-1141 fax: 805-389-1232 www.fss.com

CARLSBAD MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 5600 Avenida Encinas #41 Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-438-5636 www.mayesh.com

FRESNO

í¶§ DESIGNER FLOWER CENTER 3450 W Gettysburg Fresno, CA 93722 559-228-3300 fax: 559-228-3305 www.designerflowercenter.com

í¶§ PIAZZA INTERNATIONAL

2550 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92104 619-260-8080 fax: 619-298-9819 www.sdfsinc.com

BRANNAN ST WHOLESALE FLORIST 634 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 888-284-4668 fax: 415-543-5454 www.brannanst.com

PALM SPRINGS CONTAINER SOURCE, INC 2690 Kings Rd W Palm Springs, CA 92264-9426 760-416-6740

RIVERSIDE MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 2295 Eastridge Ave Riverside, CA 92507 951-571-9560 www.mayesh.com

SACRAMENTO

í¶§ FLORA FRESH, INC

1127 Fee Dr Sacramento, CA 95815 916-927-9767 fax: 916-927-9788 www.florafreshinc.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 670 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-986-5443 fax: 415-442-0386 www.fss.com SHIBATA FLORAL COMPANY 620 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-543-9880 fax: 415-495-6303 www.shibatafc.com

SAN JOSE FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 1992 Junction Ave San Jose, CA 95131 408-452-1883 fax: 408-452-1039 www.fss.com

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Floral Wholesalers MT. EDEN FLORAL COMPANY LLC 2124 Bering Dr San Jose, CA 95131 650-903-5020 fax: 650-903-3251 www.mteden.com UNITED WHOLESALE FLOWERS 2510 Channing Ave San Jose, CA 95131 408-277-0502 fax: 408-295-6590 www.unitedwholesaleflowers.com

SAN LEANDRO PRIME SOURCE FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS 2044 Edison Ave San Leandro, CA 94577 510-430-0434 fax: 510-430-1182

SANTA ANA MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 3241 Halladay Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-668-2120 www.mayesh.com FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 1605 E McFadden Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-541-1233 fax: 714-541-2623 www.fss.com

SANTA ROSA

í¶§ SEQUOIA FLORAL INTERNATIONAL 3245 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-525-0780 fax: 707-525-0719 www.sequoiafloral.com

TORRANCE MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1947 Del Amo Blvd Torrance, CA 90501 310-212-0490 www.mayesh.com

UPLAND FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 2075 W Arrow Route Upland, CA 91786 909-946-7226 fax: 909-946-6399 www.fss.com

VAN NUYS FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 16717 Roscoe Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91343 818-895-2220 fax: 818-895-2235 www.fss.com MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 15001 Raymer St Van Nuys, CA 91405 818-901-6240 www.mayesh.com

COLORADO ARVADA STEVENS & SON 14022 W 54th Ave Arvada, CO 80002 303-279-6254 fax: 303-279-3794 www.stevensandson.com

BRIGHTON GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 540 E Bridge, Ste A Brighton, CO 80601 303-659-8000 fax: 303-659-4022 www.greenleafwholesale.com

COLORADO SPRINGS

CONNECTICUT NORWALK EAST COAST WHOLESALE FLORIST LLC 1 Muller Ave Norwalk, CT 06851 203-847-8218 fax: 203-847-8219

STAMFORD PETER’S WHOLESALE FLORIST 47 Irving Ave Stamford, CT 06902 203-325-2608 fax: 203-325-1097 www.peterswholesaleflorist.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MCCALLUM SAUBER FLORISTS, INC 1619 Eckington Pl NE Washington, DC 20002 202-526-5253 fax: 202-526-9137 www.mccallumsauber.com

FLORIDA BARBERVILLE JOHN A. PUCKETT FERNERIES LLC PO Box 262 Barberville, FL 32105 386-749-2301 fax: 386-749-2834

MIAMI BERKELEY FLORAL SUPPLY CO 2360 NW 23rd St Miami, FL 33142 305-638-4141 fax: 305-633-3258 www.berkeleyfloristsupply.com MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1406 NW 82nd Ave Miami, FL 33126 305-468-8225 www.mayesh.com

PENSACOLA

í¶§ HALL’S PENSACOLA WHOLESALE FLORIST 9 Clarinda Ln Pensacola, FL 32505 850-432-8466 fax: 850-435-9120

í¶§ OSCAR G. CARLSTEDT COMPANY 1001 W Garden St Pensacola, FL 32591 850-453-4812 fax: 850-438-4206 www.carlstedts.com

GEORGIA ATLANTA CUT FLOWER WHOLESALE, INC PO Box 14143 2122 Faulkner Rd Atlanta, GA 30324 404-320-1619 fax: 404-634-7922 www.cutflower.com

COLORADO SPRINGS WHOLESALE FLORIST 548 E Costilla St PO Box 1412 Colorado Springs, CO 80901 719-632-4673 fax: 719-634-4087 www.cswholesaleflorist.com

BRADENTON

DENVER

JACKSONVILLE

ASSOCIATED WHOLESALE FLORIST 2100 W Mississippi Ave Denver, CO 80223 303-937-1222 fax: 303-936-3884

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 145 Watts St Jacksonville, FL 32204 904-355-0707 fax: 904-355-3277 www.fss.com

GEORGIA STATE FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS 2913 Washington Rd Augusta, GA 30909 706-724-9686 fax: 706-724-2031 www.georgiastatefloral.com

MELBOURNE

OMEGA

COASTAL WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1300 Morningside Dr Melbourne, FL 32901 321-723-3070 fax: 321-723-4932

í¶§HORNBUCKLE WHOLESALE

DENVER WHOLESALE FLORIST CORPORATE OFFICE PO Box 173354 Denver, CO 80217-3354 303-399-0970 fax: 303-376-3116 www.dwfwholesale.com FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 6021 Washington St, Unit A Denver, CO 80216 303-289-1134 fax: 303-289-1144 www.fss.com

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KINGS WHOLESALE FLORIST 3022 1st St Bradenton, FL 34208 941-748-3553 fax: 941-748-0870 www.kingsdirect.com

AUGUSTA

FLORIST 1528 Georgia Ave Omega, GA 31775 229-528-4215 fax: 229-528-4490 www.hornbucklewholesale.com


WOODSTOCK REEVES FLORAL PRODUCTS, INC 10288 Highway 92 Woodstock, GA 30188

770-924-5230 fax: 770-924-5238 www.reevesfloral.com HAWAII

� FLORA-DEC SALES, INC

373 N Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817 808-537-6194 fax: 808-528-1854 www.floradec.com

ROCKFORD BILL DORAN COMPANY

619 W Jefferson St Rockford, IL 61103 815-965-6042 fax: 815-968-3223 www.billdoran.com WESTMONT FLOWER PAK, INC

529 N Grant St Westmont, IL 60559 630-719-2298 fax: 630-719-2299 www.flower-pak.com WHEELING

ILLINOIS ALSIP VANS, INC 3730 W 131st St Alsip, IL 60803

708-371-0372 fax: 708-371-2947 www.vansinc.com CHICAGO

� BILL DORAN COMPANY

1956 W 17th St Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-0164 fax: 312-666-1567 www.billdoran.com

� THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY

250 Alderman Ln Wheeling, IL 60090 847-520-2620 fax: 847-520-9799 www.rayhouff.com INDIANA EVANSVILLE

ZEIDLER WHOLESALE FLORAL CO PO Box 6970 Evansville, IN 47719-0970

812-425-1234 fax: 812-421-5977 www.zeidlers.com FORT WAYNE

KENNICOTT BROTHERS COMPANY 1638 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL 60622

312-492-8200 fax: 312-492-8202 www.kennicott.com

� ROY HOUFF COMPANY

6200 S Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60638 773-586-8118 fax: 773-586-8786 www.royhouff.com MILAN

BONNETT WHOLESALE FLORIST PO Box 79 Milan, IL 61264-0079

309-787-4401

GASSAFY WHOLESALE, INC

318 Racquet Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46825 260-482-9993 fax: 260-482-8790

� BILL DORAN COMPANY

3710 N Boulevard Ave Peoria Heights, IL 61616 309-681-7922 fax: 309-681-0869 www.billdoran.com

LIGHT WEIGHT

317-267-0660

IOWA DES MOINES FLORIST DISTRIBUTING, INC

Des Moines, IA 50321 515-243-5228 fax: 515-282-9241

PEORIA HEIGHTS

NO SPILL

fax: 317-267-0667 www.marvinsflowers.com

NORMAL

www.royhouff.com

EASY LOAD

MARVIN'S FLOWERS 1407 N Harding Indianapolis, IN 46202

2403 Bell Ave

2032 Warehouse Rd Normal, IL 61761 309-862-0066 fax: 309-888-4683

Floral Delivery Trays

INDIANAPOLIS

www.bonnettwholesale.com

� THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY

Florist's Best Friend-

www.gassafy.com

www.fdionline.net

Floral Delivery Tray or Floral Carrier! One carrier holds an average of 20 to 30 arrangements.

KANSAS WICHITA

� VALLEY FLORAL COMPANY

4619 N Arkansas PO Box 2884 Wichita, KS 67204 316-838-3355 fax: 316-832-1068

www.valleyfloral.com

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SEMINOLE

3710 Sipes Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

'-800-638-3378 • Fax 407-322-6668 outside U.S.A. 407-321-4310 PATENTED 30 Day Mfg. Satisfaction Guarantee! www.seminoleds.com

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Floral Wholesalers KENTUCKY HOPKINSVILLE METCALFE WHOLESALE FLORISTS, INC PO Box 8 Hopkinsville, KY 42241-0008 270-886-3391 fax: 270-886-0317

NEW ORLEANS

HADLEY

PLYMOUTH

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 2801 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA 70115 504-897-5100 fax: 504 897-5167 www.greenleafwholesale.com

MONTGOMERY WHOLESALE FLORIST 319 River Dr PO Box 599 Hadley, MA 01035 413-548-3956 fax: 413-585-0022 www.montgomeryrose.com

LEN BUSCH ROSES 4045 Highway 101 Plymouth, MN 55446 763-478-6077 fax: 763-478-6009 www.lenbuschroses.com

SHREVEPORT LANCASTER MOSS WHOLESALE FLOWERS, INC PO Box 134 Lancaster, KY 40444 859-792-3057 fax: 859-792-2095

LOUISVILLE DREISBACH WHOLESALE FLORISTS PO Box 7547 Louisville, KY 40257 502-425-5842 fax: 502-425-3129 www.dreisbachs.com

í¶§ THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY 3791 Newburg Rd Louisville, KY 40218 502-479-1033 fax: 502-479-5866 www.royhouff.com

PADUCAH RIVERSIDE WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1029 S 6th St Paducah, KY 42003 270-444-0120 fax: 270-442-0811

LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE

í¶§ LOUISIANA WHOLESALE

LOUISIANA FLORAL EXCHANGE, INC 6579 Line Ave Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861-4070 fax: 318-868-7080 SHREVEPORT FLOWER MARKET, INC 1425 Wilkinson St Shreveport, LA 71103 318-221-5172 fax: 318-424-3919

MARYLAND BALTIMORE CLAYMORE C. SIECK 311 E Chase St Baltimore, MD 21202 410-685-4660 fax: 410-685-1547 www.sieck.com FLORAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING GROUP LLC 1708 Whitehead Rd, Ste 102B Baltimore, MD 21207 855-356-2667 fax: 410-630-8064 www.floralcoop.com

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

FLORISTS 12016 Industriplex Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-756-1100 fax: 225-756-1129 www.louisianawholesaleflorists. com

í¶§ JACOBSON FLORAL SUPPLY,

LAFAYETTE

FALL RIVER

í¶§ LOUISIANA WHOLESALE FLORISTS 151 High Meadows Blvd Lafayette, LA 70507 337-237-6010 fax: 337-261-4935 www.louisianawholesaleflorists. com

INC 500 Albany St Boston, MA 02118 617-426-4200 fax: 617-426-1994 www.jacobsonfloral.com

FALL RIVER FLORIST SUPPLY CO, INC 119 Cove St Fall River, MA 02720 508-678-9077 fax: 508-646-1540 www.fallriverfloristsupply.com

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SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD FLORIST’S SUPPLY 18 Morgan St Springfield, MA 01107 413-734-3177 fax: 413-734-0510 www.sfsflowers.com

WILMINGTON BAY STATE FARM DIRECT FLOWERS One Progress Way Wilmington, MA 01887 978-658-2400 xt. 6315 fax: 978-657-0653 www.baystateflowers.com

MICHIGAN DETROIT MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 35935 Ecorse Rd Romulus, MI 48174 734-728-6570 www.mayesh.com

SAGINAW

ROSEVILLE

í¶§ NORTH AMERICAN WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 3115 Long Lake Rd Roseville, MN 55113 651-633-6090 toll-free: 855-633-6090 www.nawfi.com

MISSISSIPPI JACKSON GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 2107 Wightman St Jackson, MS. 39202 601-353-2731 fax: 601-948-2930 www.greenleafwholesale.com

TUPELO GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 2659A Old Belden Cir Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-8632 fax: 662-842-0972 www.greenleafwholesale.com

MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

SAGINAW VALLEY FLOWER EXCHANGE 1400 Tittabawassee Rd Saginaw, MI 48604 989-752-3173 fax: 989-752-7905 www.saginawvalleyflowers.com

SCHMIDT & KLAUS, INC 1620 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108 816-421-3666 fax: 816-471-2706

WARREN

MEARS FLORAL PRODUCTS 1222 S Scenic PO Box 4347 Springfield, MO 65808 417-862-4394 fax: 417-862-9478 www.mearsfloral.com

í¶§ NORDLIE, INC

25300 Guenther Warren, MI 48091 586-755-4200 fax: 586-755-0979 www.nordlie.com

SPRINGFIELD

ST. LOUIS MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS

í¶§ KOEHLER & DRAMM WHOLESALE FLORIST 2407 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-331-4141 fax: 612-331-5066 www.koehlerdramm.com

BAISCH AND SKINNER WHOLESALE FLORAL DISTRIBUTOR 2721 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-664-1212 fax: 314-664-2750 www.baischandskinner.com FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 2728 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-772-1152 fax: 314-772-1135 www.fss.com


HAROLD’S WHOLESALE 2765 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63123 314-633-8845 fax: 314-633-8796

í¶§ LA SALLE WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 2744 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-771-2282 fax: 314-771-2284 www.lasallewholesaleflorist. com

NEVADA LAS VEGAS FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 3861 S Highland Dr Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-222-0453 fax: 702-252-8469 www.fss.com MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 3950 W Diablo #B11 Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-739-0418 www.mayesh.com

RENO / SPARKS FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 255 Greg St Sparks, NV 89431 775-331-2955 fax: 775-331-1310 www.fss.com GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 605 Glendale Ave, Ste 101 Sparks, NV 89431 775-356-3700 fax: 775-356-2040 www.greenleafwholesale.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE DOVER C & F FLORAL, INC 38 Littleworth Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-740-6439 fax: 603-740-8645

NEW JERSEY CLIFTON MAIN WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 312 Clifton Ave Clifton, NJ 07011 973-472-3500 fax: 973-472-7771 www.mainwholesaleflorist.com

PARAMUS

JAMESTOWN

HILLCREST GARDEN, INC 95 W Century Rd Paramus, NJ 07652-1428 201-599-3030 fax: 201-599-3064 www.hillcrestgarden.com

B.W. WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 223 Fluvanna Ave Jamestown, NY 14701-2050 716-665-5409 fax: 716-665-3959

ROCHELLE PARK

LATHAM

ASSOCIATED WHOLESALE FLORIST PO Box 116 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-843-1111 xt. 227 fax: 201-843-3036 www.associatednj.com

SEAGROATT RICCARDI, LTD 5 Avis Dr Latham, NY 12110 518-785-8900 fax: 518-785-3601 www.seagroattriccardi.com

NEW YORK CITY SADDLE BROOK G & G DISTRIBUTING 275 Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-971-1330 fax: 201-791-9568 www.gandgweb.com

SEWELL DELAWARE VALLEY FLORAL GROUP 520 Mantua Blvd N Sewell, NJ 08080 856-468-7000 fax: 856-464-2762 www.dvflora.com

NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 3712 Edith NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-344-2331 fax: 505 345-8572 www.greenleafwholesale.com

NEW YORK CAMPBELL HALL

í¶§ HENRY C. ALDERS WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 110 Egbertson Rd PO Box 276 Campbell Hall, NY 10916 845-496-9191 fax: 845-496-5487 www.alderswholesaleflorist.com

ASSOCIATED CUT FLOWER CO, INC 131 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 212-695-6100 fax: 212-216-0667 www.associatedcutflower.com DUTCH FLOWER LINE, INC 150 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 212-727-8600 fax: 212-727-7198 www.dutchflowerline.com GEORGE RALLIS, INC 803 6th Ave New York, NY 10001 212-989-4747 fax: 212-633-1628 www.grwf.com

PLAINVIEW J. MERULLO IMPORTS, INC 240 Newtown Rd Plainview, NY 11803 516-586-6262 fax: 516-586-6265 www.jmerulloimports.com

RONKONKOMA A. PERRI FARMS 865 Marconi Ave Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631-471-3060 fax: 631-981-3918 www.perrifarms.com

ELMSFORD

NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

MRS. BLOOM’S DIRECT, INC 175 Clearbrook Rd, Ste 153 Elmsford, NY 10523 914-345-1700 fax: 914-345-3125 www.mrsblooms.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 1500 Continental Blvd, Ste N Charlotte, NC 28273 704-583-9303 fax: 704-583-5314 www.fss.com

JAMAICA METZ USA 148-36 Guy Brewer Blvd Jamaica, NY 11434 646-479-4966 fax: 800-532-1774 www.metz.com

MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 129 W Summit Ave Charlotte, NC 28203 704-376-0900 www.mayesh.com

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Floral Wholesalers KERNERSVILLE

GARFIELD HEIGHTS

FOREST GROVE

PHILADELPHIA

LIHMIL WHOLESALE FLOWERS 735A Indeneer Dr Kernersville, NC 27284 336-993-1008 fax: 336-993-4982

NORDLIE, INC 9550 Granger Rd Garfield Heights, OH 44125 216-662-4200 fax: 216-662-3647 www.nordlie.com

OREGON ROSES, INC 1804 NW Martin Rd Forest Grove, OR 97116 503-648-8551 fax: 503-601-3111 www.orerosesproducts.com

ZIEGER & SONS, INC 6215 Ardleigh St Philadelphia, PA 19138 215-438-7060 fax: 215-438-8729 www.zieger.com

NORTH CANTON

PORTLAND

PITTSBURGH

í¶§ CANTON WHOLESALE FLORAL,

BILLINGSLEY WHOLESALE FLORAL, INC 3620 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-289-9831 fax: 503-289-9846 www.billingsleywf.com

í¶§ KEYSTONE RIBBON & FLORAL

KINSTON ALCOCK WHOLESALE FLOWERS 1185 British Rd Kinston, NC 28501 252-523-9000 fax: 252-523-7828

LIBERTY HARDIN’S WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 329 W Bowman Ave Liberty, NC 27298 336-622-3035 fax: 336-622-5443 www.hardins.com

OHIO BEREA

í¶§ PIONEER IMPORTS &

INC 7575 Supreme Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720 330-494-5564 fax: 330-494-7316

YOUNGSTOWN YOUNGSTOWN PLANT & FLOWER, INC 150 W Rayen Ave Youngstown, OH 44503 330-746-4611 fax: 330-746-6851

OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA CITY

WHOLESALE 500 W Bagley Rd Berea, OH 44017 888-234-5400 fax: 440-234-5403 www.pioneerwholesaleco.com

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 4100 Will Rogers Pkwy, Ste 900 Oklahoma City, OK 73108 405-236-1551 fax: 405-235-9597 www.greenleafwholesale.com

CLEVELAND / PARMA

SOONER WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 625 N Mac Arthur Blvd, Ste 500 Oklahoma City, OK 73127 405-787-6800 fax: 405-787-6815 www.soonerwholesaleflorist.com

í¶§ CLEVELAND PLANT & FLOWER 12920 Corporate Dr Parma, OH 44130 216-898-3510 fax: 216-898-1070 www.cpfco.com

MAYESH WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 12631 Plaza Dr Parma, OH 44130 216-539-3364 www.mayesh.com

COLUMBUS ROMAN J CLAPROOD CO 242 N Grant Ave Columbus, OH 43215 614-221-5515 fax: 614-221-0681

DAYTON

í¶§ NORDLIE, INC

1331 Troy St Dayton, OH 45404 937-222-2201 fax: 937-222-4247 www.nordlie.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 3628 N Leverman St Portland, OR 97217 503-737-1900 fax: 503-737-1905 www.fss.com FRANK ADAMS WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 3626 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-286-8990 fax: 503-286-7950 www.frankadamswf.com GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 3628 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-285-3900 fax: 503 285-4537 www.greenleafwholesale.com

PENNSYLVANIA BLOOMSBURG

THE OKLAHOMA FLOWER MARKET, INC 36 N Broadway Cir Oklahoma City, OK 73103 405-232-3143 fax: 405-232-1865 www.okflowermarket.com

DILLON FLORAL CORPORATION PO Box 180 Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-784-5770 fax: 570-387-8135 www.dillonfloral.com

TULSA

PENNOCK COMPANY PO Box 327 Edgemount, PA 19028 215-492-7900 fax: 215-492-7901 www.pennock.com

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 10520 E 12th St S Tulsa, OK 74128 918-437-0333 fax: 918-234-7552 www.greenleafwholesale.com

OREGON EUGENE THE FLOWER MARKET, INC 2150 Medina St Eugene, OR 97401 541-579-9400 fax: 541-342-2448

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SUPPLY 2815 Penn Ave Pittsburg, PA 15222 412-261-4242 fax: 412-261-0397

í¶§ PITTSBURGH CUT FLOWER COMPANY 1901 Liberty Ave Pittsburg, PA 15222 412-355-7051 fax: 412-391-0649 www.pittsburghcutflower.com

PLAINS GALLAGHER FLORAL SUPPLY, INC 10 Gallagher Dr Plains, PA 18705 570-822-4911 fax: 570-822-2265

WARMINSTER JOHN W. COX, INC WHOLESALE FLORIST 1725 Stout Dr Warminster, PA 18974 215-675-3400 fax: 215-675-8840 www.coxfloral.com

YORK SCHAEFER WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 2635 Springwood Rd York, PA 17402 717-741-4688 fax: 717-741-4770 www.swflorist.com

EDGEMOUNT

LANSDALE YOUNGER AND SON, INC 595 Maple Ave Lansdale, PA 19446 215-362-2828 fax: 215-362-6068 www.youngerson.com

RHODE ISLAND CRANSTON CARBONE FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS One Goddard Dr Cranston, RI 02920 401-463-3333 fax: 401-463-5787 www.rjcarbone.com

SOUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON CAROLINA FLORIST SUPPLY 1131 Plantation Rd Anderson, SC 29621 864-226-8806 www.carolinafloristsupply.com


FLORENCE TOMMY’S WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 2106 E National Cemetary Rd Florence, SC 29506 843-669-8211 fax: 843-662-1262 www.twfonline.biz

SOUTH DAKOTA SIOUX FALLS

휧 NORTH AMERICAN WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 715 S 7th Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-338-4871 fax: 605-373-0228 www.nawfi.com

TENNESSEE BRISTOL TENNESSEE FLORIST SUPPLY 2215 Volunteer Parkway PO Box 3329 Bristol, TN 37625 423-968-1177 fax: 423-968-7488

MARTIN MIDWAY WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 743 Gardner Hyndsver Rd Martin, TN 38237 731-587-4772 fax: 731-587-0079 www.midwayfloristsupply.com

MEMPHIS SHAMROCK WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 4400 S Mendenhall, Ste 6 Memphis, TN 38141 901-547-1201 fax: 901-547-1258

19 S. Neptune Ave. Clearwater, FL 33765 1-800-411-7381 Fax: 727-447-0196 email: floralit@tampabay.rr.com www.flora-lite.com

NASHVILLE METRO FLORAL WHOLESALE, INC 1121 3rd Ave N Nashville, TN 37208 615-244-7067 fax: 615-244-5805

Full line of battery-operated grain of wheat lites, LED bulbs, candles, fiber optics, and rice lights.

AC powered lighting products available! Ideal For: • Centerpieces • Bridal Bouquets • Special Event Parties • Balloons • Gift Baskets

휧 THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY 925 Twin Elms Ct Nashville, TN 37210 615-254-0688 fax: 615-254-0679 www.royhouff.com

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Floral Wholesalers BEAUMONT JOHNSEN’S WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC 1170 Lindbergh Dr Beaumont, TX 77707 409-842-5044 fax: 409-434-0287 www.johnsenflorist.com

DALLAS

í¶§ AMERICAN AGROPRODUCTS, INC 1880 Regal Row Dallas, TX 75235 214-920-8405 fax: 214-951-0416 www.americanagroproducts.com FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 1322 N Riverfront Blvd Dallas, TX 75207 214-744-3636 fax: 214-744-3640 www.fss.com GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 2777 Irving Blvd, Ste 100 Dallas, TX 75207 214-631-7949 fax: 214 637-5652 www.greenleafwholesale.com J.B. PARKS WHOLESALE FLORIST, INC PO Box 720728 Dallas, TX 75372 214-821-1488 fax: 214-821-6460 www.jbparks.com

EL PASO EL PASO FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS 1930 E Yandell El Paso, TX 79903 915-533-5554 fax: 915-533-4021 www.elpasofloraldistributors.com

FORT WORTH GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 7429 Tower St Fort Worth, TX 76118 817-284-0478 fax: 817 284-0514 www.greenleafwholesale.com

HOUSTON COMMERCE PARK FLORAL & CRAFT WHOLESALE 8500 Commerce Park Dr #110 Houston, TX 77036 713-271-8998 fax: 713-271-8973 www.cpfloral.com

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 2112 Leeland Houston, TX 77003 713-223-0299 fax: 713 223-2173 www.greenleafwholesale.com L & G WHOLESALE 3643 Willowbend #610 Houston, TX 77054 713-667-0101 fax: 713-667-0151

í¶§ PIKES PEAK OF TEXAS, INC 4340 Directors Row Houston, TX 77092 713-686-4500 fax: 713-686-4136 www.pikespeakfloral.com

í¶§ SOUTHERN FLORAL CO, INC 1313 W 20th St PO Box 1313 Houston, TX 77008 713-880-1300 fax: 713-867-0211 www.southernfloral.tripod.com TAYLOR WHOLESALE FLORIST 1601 W 21st St Houston, TX 77008 713-869-7481 fax: 713-869-7380 www.taylorwholesale.com

IRVING BOTANICA WHOLESALE FLORIST, LLC 3208 International Pl Irving, TX 75062 972-313-9445 fax: 972-573-2673

LUBBOCK

í¶§ LUBBOCK WHOLESALE FLORIST 1601 Ave F PO Box 1828 Lubbock, TX 79408 806-762-5276 fax: 806-762-2301 www.lubbockwf.com

ODESSA HARRISON WHOLESALE FLORAL, INC 610 N Hancock PO Box 3364 Odessa, TX 79760 432-332-0627 fax: 432-335-9104 www.hwf-inc.com

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SAN ANTONIO

NORFOLK

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 1540 W Poplar San Antonio, TX 78207 210-732-2008 fax: 210 732-2160 www.greenleafwholesale.com

í¶§ THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY

TEXARKANA

RICHMOND

GREENLEAF WHOLESALE FLORIST 304 Spruce St Texarkana, TX 75501 903-792-8291 fax: 903-793-4007 www.greenleafwholesale.com

í¶§ THE ROY HOUFF COMPANY

1124 Kingwood Ave Norfolk, VA 23502 757-857-5400 fax: 757-857-6933 www.royhouff.com

2414 Anniston St Richmond, VA 23223 804-788-4848 fax: 804-783-1513 www.royhouff.com

WACO WOLFE WHOLESALE FLORIST 1500 Primrose Dr Waco, TX 76706 254-752-3351 fax: 254-754-7793

UTAH PROVO RED MOUNTAIN WHOLESALE 1109 W 100 S Provo, UT 84601 801-356-8200 fax: 801-356-7993

WASHINGTON SEATTLE FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 560 S Michigan St Seattle, WA 98108 206-343-1690 fax: 206-343-1696 www.fss.com

SPOKANE VALLEY

SALT LAKE CITY

ROSES & MORE, INC 1015 N Dyer Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99212 509-838-2944 fax: 509-536-6326 www.rosesandmoreinc.com

í¶§ ENSIGN WHOLESALE FLORAL

TACOMA

461 S 600 E Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-359-8746 fax: 801-359-5801 www.ensignfloral.com

FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE 4415 S 500 W Murray, UT 84123 801-262-6630 fax: 801-262-5911 www.fss.com

VERMONT SOUTH BURLINGTON GREEN MOUNTAIN FLORIST SUPPLY 45 Swift St South Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-4447 fax: 802-863-8351 www.gmfsi.com

VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG WHOLESALE FLORAL CORPORATION PO Box 1235 Lynchburg, VA 24505 434-845-9095 fax: 434-845-5223 www.lynchburgwholesale.com

í¶§ WASHINGTON FLORAL SERVICE, INC 2701 S 35th St Tacoma, WA 98409 253-472-8343 fax: 253-472-9758 www.washingtonfloral.com

WISCONSIN GERMANTOWN KARTHAUSER & SON’S, INC W147 N11100 Fond Du Lac Ave Germantown, WI 53022 262-255-7815 fax: 262-255-6920 www.karthauser.net

MILWAUKEE ROJAHN & MALANEY CO PO Box 410 1005 N Edison St Milwaukee, WI 53202-6601 414-276-7316 fax: 414-276-7846 www.rojahnmalaney.com


ROTHSCHILD

MISSISSAUGA

KRUEGER WHOLESALE, INC 10706 Tesch Ln Rothschild, WI 54474 715-359-7202 fax: 715-359-0657 www.kruegerfloral.com

HIGHLAND EVERGREEN SUPPLY, LTD 7125 Pacific Cir Unit #4 Mississauga, ON L5T 2A5 905-670-7125 fax: 905-670-6652 www.highlandevergreen.com

CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA BURNABY

í¶§ SIGNATURE FLORAL SUPPLY (DIVISION OF KIRBY FLORAL, INC) 3737 Marine Way Burnaby, BC V5J 5A7 604-438-3535 fax: 604-433-2325 www.kirbyfloral.com

VANCOUVER THE MEYER FLORAL CO, INC 1209 Adarac St Vancouver, BC V6A 2C8 604-255-1333 fax: 604-255-9242

MANITOBA WINNIPEG FLORISTS SUPPLY, LTD 35 Airport Rd Winnipeg, MB R3H 0V5 204-632-1210 fax: 204- 694-6858 www.floristssupply.com

NOVA SCOTIA FALMOUTH AVON VALLEY FLORAL 285 Town Rd Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0 902-798-8381 fax: 902-798-8272 www.avonvalleyfloral.com

ONTARIO GRIMSBY WESTBROOK FLORAL, LTD 270 Hunter Rd PO Box 99 Grimsby, ON L3M 4G1 905-945-9611 fax: 800-263-5679 www.westbrookfloral.com

JORDAN STATION BAYVIEW FLOWERS 3764 Jordan Rd PO Box 2 Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0 905-562-7321 fax: 905-562-0955 www.bayviewflowers.com

JOHN G. HOFLAND, LTD 6695 Pacific Cir Mississauga, ON L5T 1V6 905-670-8220 fax: 905-670-8257 www.hofland.com WATERDALE, INC 1303 Aerowood Dr Mississauga, ON L4W 2P6 905-624-2600 fax: 905-624-1609 www.waterdale.com

STONEY CREEK STAALDUINEN FLORAL, LTD 600 Arvin Ave Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P1 905-643-2002 fax: 905-643-2377 www.flowerpower.ca

QUEBEC QUEBEC CITY FLEURIGOS, INC 2365 Watt Sainte-Foy Quebec City, QC G1P 3X2 418-654-2888 fax: 418-654-2890 www.fleurigros.ca

MONTREAL MARSOLAIS ENTERPRISES, INC 5045 Ontario E Montreal, QC H1V 1M7 514-254-7171 fax: 514-254-5013 www.marsolais.ca

MALAYSIA SELANGOR

í¶§ WORLDWIDE FLORAL SERVICES No. 6, Jalan 21/11B SEA Park Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46300 603-7877-3366 fax: 603-7874-0276 www.worldwidefloralservices. blogspot.com

SINGAPORE

í¶§ WORLDWIDE FLORAL SERVICES Lodge 77, Upper East Rd #02-03, Singapore 45218 06-9385-2474 JUNE 2013 103


Floral Schools

Advertisers in this issue of Flowers& are designated with a f. Ads are cross-referenced; please see the ad for more information. For information on classes at the Teleflora Education Center and on educational programs sponsored by Teleflora Units, see next page. CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY Horticulture and Crop Science Dept. Building 11, Room 230 San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 aeps@calpoly.edu www.aeps.calpoly.edu 805-756-2279 fax: 805-756-6504 CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO Environmental Horticulture / Floristry Dept. 50 Phelan Ave San Francisco, CA 94112 www.ccsf.edu 415-239-3140 fax: 415-239-3962 EDEN AREA REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM Judi Kauffman 26316 Hesperian Blvd Hayward, CA 94545 judik@edenrop.org www.edenrop.org/courses/retail-floraldesign-event-planning 510-293-2962 fax: 510-293-8325 LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE Suzanne Skorheim 1305 E Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90806 sskorheim@lbcc.edu www.floraldesign.lbcc.edu 562-938-4949, ext 6477 RENE VAN REMS FLORAL TRAINING CENTER 5451 Avenida Encinas, Ste F Carlsbad, CA 92008 www.renevanrems.com 760-804-5800 fax: 760-804-5808 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN Phil Rulloda 843 S State College Blvd Anaheim, CA 92806 info@philrulloda.com www.philrulloda.com 714-776-7445 or 800-981-PHIL

COLORADO EMILY GRIFFITH TECHNICAL COLLEGE Michael Kessler Floral Design Program 1250 Welton St Denver, CO 80204 lefleur2000@hotmail.com www.egos-school.com 303-929-7161 fax: 720-423-4840 PALMER SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN Angela Palmer AIFD, AAF, CPF 3710 Mitchell Dr Fort Collins, CO 80525 info@psfd.net www.palmerschooloffloraldesign.com 970-207-9476

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fTRIM INTERNATIONAL FLORAL SCHOOL Susie Carr AIFD 4800 Dahlia St Denver, CO 80216 trimifs2@aol.com www.floralschools.com 303-388-7377 or 800-858-9854 See ad in Emporium section. CONNECTICUT CONNECTICUT FLORISTS ASSOCIATION FLORAL DESIGN SCHOOL 590 Main St Bart Center Monroe, CT 06268 ctflorists@aol.com www.cfafloralschool.org 203-268-9000 or 800-352-6946 fax: 203-261-5429 DESIGN358 CENTER 4 PROFESSIONAL FLORAL EDUCATION Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Director of Education c/o East Coast Wholesale Flowers 1 Mueller Ave Norwalk, CT 06851 info@design358.com www.design358.com 561-578-7736 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Dorene Willey, Administrative Assistant Dept. of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture 1376 Storrs Rd, Unit 4067 Storrs, CT 06269-4067 dorene.willey@uconn.edu www.psla.uconn.edu 860-486-2924 fax: 860-486-0682

FLORIDA ERWIN TECHNICAL CENTER Dept. of Floral Design 2010 E Hillsborough Ave Tampa, FL 33610 info@erwin.edu www.erwin.edu 813-231-1800, ext 1823 fax: 813-231-1918 SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR FLORAL STUDIES John Klingel AIFD, AAF, PFCI 360 S Congress Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33406 john@centerforfloralstudies.com www.centerforfloralstudies.com 561-684-8100 or 800-765-8523 fax: 561-684-9388

fSOUTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN J. Walter Metz, Jr. 1612 S Dixie Hwy Lake Worth, FL 33460-5856 floridaconnect@live.com www.floralinstruction.com 800-585-9491 See ad in Emporium section.

ILLINOIS AMERICAN FLORAL ART SCHOOL James Moretz AIFD 2519 W Altgeld St, Ste 100 Chicago, IL 60647 jamesflowerman@aol.com www.americanfloralartschool.com 312-922-9328

RITTNERS SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN Dr. Steve Rittner 345 Marlborough St Boston, MA 02115 stevrt@tiac.net www.floralschool.com 617-267-3824

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE Donna Theimer AIFD, ICPF Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences 1215 Houbolt Rd Joliet, IL 60431 dtheimer@jjc.edu www.jjc.edu 815-280-2276 fax: 815-280-6650

MINNESOTA

KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE Janet Gallagher AIFD, CFD Horticulture/Floral Design Program 21193 Malta Rd Malta, IL 60150 janet.gallagher@kishwaukeecollege.edu www.kishwaukeecollege.edu 815-825-2086, ext 4610 fax: 815-825-2072

MISSISSIPPI

TRITON COLLEGE John Bushman Horticulture Department 2000 Fifth Ave, Room R205 River Grove, IL 60171 horticulture@triton.edu www.triton.edu 708-456-0300, ext 3550 fax: 708-583-3778 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Dianne Noland Horticulture Curriculum 1201 S Dorner Dr 1125 Plant Sciences Lab Urbana, IL 61801 dnoland@illinois.edu www.cropsci.illinois.edu 217-333-8074 fax: 217-244-3469

KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Business Division 12345 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210-1283 dgryan@jccc.edu www.jccc.edu/floriculture 913-469-8500

MASSACHUSETTS CASS SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN Faith Cass AIFD, Director 531 Mt. Auburn St Watertown, MA 02472 info@cassflowers.com www.cassflowers.com 617-926-CASS (2277) or 800-9201222 fax: 617-924-2277

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Robin Fruth-Dugstad 851 30th Ave SE Rochester, MN 55904 getinfo@rctc.roch.edu www.rctc.edu/program/hort 507-285-8631 MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY James DelPrince AIFD University Florist PO Box HM Mississippi State, MS 39762 jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu www.theuniversityflorist.com 662-325-3585 fax: 662-325-1964

NEBRASKA UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA— LINCOLN Anne Streich Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture 202 Keim Hall Lincoln, NE 68583 astreich2@unl.edu www.agronomy.unl.edu 402-472-2811 fax: 402-472-7904

NEVADA COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA School of Advanced & Design Technologies Floral Design Program 333 S Pavillion Center Dr Las Vegas, NV 89144 chieko.fukushima@csn.edu www.csn.edu 702-651-4207 fax: 702-651-4919

NEW JERSEY MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Amy Iseneker Ricco, Program Coordinator Horticulture and Plant Science Dept 1200 Old Trenton Rd West Windsor, NJ 08550 riccoa@mccc.edu www.mccc.edu/horticulture 609-570-3372 fax: 609-570-3831


OHIO

BRAZIL

IRELAND

MEXICO

DAVID CURTIS SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN 209 N Main St Centerville, OH 45459 937-433-0566 or 800-437-7894 www.david-curtis-school.com

FIORISSIMA INTERNACIONAL SCHOOL OF ART AND FLORAL DESIGN Ricardo Da Costa AIFD Rua Irmãos dangelo #45 / 401 Petropolis/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil rcostaflorista@hotmail.com www.fiorissimainternacional.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-55-2478353232 fax: 011-55-2422430570

KAY’S SCHOOL OF FLORISTRY Kay O’Rourke 465 S Circular Rd 1st Floor Dublin, 8 Ireland info@kaysschool.com www.kaysschool.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-353-01-4538649

FIORISSIMA INTERNACIONAL SCHOOL OF ART AND FLORAL DESIGN Ricardo Da Costa AIFD Circunvalación Sur #45 int 06 Colonia Las Fuentes Zapopan, Jalisco , Mexico rcostaflorista@hotmail.com www.fiorissimainternacional.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-52-33-37201548

CANADA

MAMI FLOWER DESIGN SCHOOL 2-11-6 Sanno, Ota-ku Tokyo 143-0023, Japan school@mamifds.co.jp www.mamifds.co.jp telephone from the U.S.: 011-81-3-3774-3986 fax: 011-81-3-3774-3910

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATI Teresa P. Lanker, Chair Division of Horticultural Technologies Floral Design and Marketing 1328 Dover Rd Wooster, OH 44691 lanker.2@osu.edu www.ati.osu.edu 330-287-1242 fax: 330-287-1333

OREGON fFLORAL DESIGN INSTITUTE

David Kesler 1500 NW 18th Ave #109 Portland, OR 97209 leanne@floraldesigninstitute.com www.floraldesigninstitute.com or www.flowerschool.com 800-819-8089 See ad in Emporium section.

PENNSYLVANIA PENN FOSTER CAREER SCHOOL Mary Ann Riccardella 925 Oak St Scranton, PA 18515 maryann.riccardella@pennfoster.edu www.pennfoster.edu 570-961-4628 or 800-572-1685 fax: 570-702-8380

TEXAS BENZ SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Bill McKinley AIFD, CFD, ICPF PO Box 9909 College Station, TX 77842 a-boney@tamu.edu aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/benz-school 979-845-3841

VERMONT VERMONT ACADEMY OF FLORAL DESIGN Ned Davis AIFD, CFD, CMLFD 32 Hunger Mountain View PO Box 205 Waterbury Center, VT 05677 ndavis@vafd.com www.vafd.com 802-244-8322 fax: 802-244-1684

WISCONSIN GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE Kathleen Field 2328 11th St Kenosha, WI 53144 fieldk@gtc.edu www.gtc.edu/horticulture 262-551-8311

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGN 2794-A Lakeshore Blvd W, Unit 3 Toronto, ON M8V 1H5 Canada info@proflorists.net www.proflorists.net 416-733-9968 or 877-285-1931 DESIGN358 CENTER 4 PROFESSIONAL FLORAL EDUCATION Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Director of Education c/o Kirby Signature Floral 3737 Marine Way Burnaby, BC V5J 5A7 Canada info@design358.com www.design358.com 604-302-4992 INTERNATIONAL FLORIST ACADEMY AND SCHOOL 5491 Victoria Ave Montreal, QC H3W 2P9 Canada info@interfloristschool.com www.interfloristschool.com 514-739-7152 or 888-739-7152 fax: 514-419-5313 SENECA COLLEGE Marianne Suess Floral Design Program 1750 Finch Ave E Toronto, ON M2J 2X5 Canada marianne.suess@senecac.on.ca www.senecac.on.ca/fashion/fdn 416-491-5050, ext 4090

JAPAN

UNITED KINGDOM JUDITH BLACKLOCK FLOWER SCHOOL, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 4/5 Kinnerton Pl S London SW1X 8EH, United Kingdom school@judithblacklock.com www.judithblacklock.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-44-207-235-6235 fax: 011-44-207-235-6335

The Teleflora Education Center Students come from across North America and around the world to study at Teleflora’s Education Center. Centrally located in Oklahoma City, the center offers florists the opportunity to develop their skills through in-depth learning sessions with highly qualified instructors in a state-of-the-art facility. Approximately ten classes a year are taught at the center, typically three days in length. Class size is limited in order to provide students with important one-on-one time with the instructors. The Education Center is open to Teleflora members and non-members alike. For more information on upcoming classes, visit www.myteleflora.com or call 800-456-7890.

HOLLAND BOERMA INSTITUUT, INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN SCHOOL HOLLAND Jacqueline Boerma Legmeerdijk 227 1432 KA Aalsmeer, The Netherlands info@boerma.nl www.dutchfloraldesign.com or www.floraldesignsupplies.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-31-20-4415306 fax: 011-31-20-4415315

HONG KONG B&A (BRITISH AND AMERICAN) FLORAL ART SCHOOL Room 1931, 19/F Star House 3 Salisbury Rd T.S.T., Kowloon, Hong Kong info@bafloral.com www.bafloral.com telephone from the U.S.: 011-8522730-9873 or 852-2730-4361 fax: 011-852-2730-7406

The Teleflora Units Program Teleflora Units are located all across the country. Through the Units Program, Teleflora florists work with the company’s Industry Relations department to sponsor educational programs that are open to all florists. These programs are led by Teleflora’s renowned Education Specialists and designed to provide local florists with the latest trends in business, floral design, marketing, and merchandising. To find out more about Unit events in your area, check the monthly listings in the Flowers& Industry Events column, visit www.myteleflora.com, or call Teleflora at 800-321-2654 and ask for Industry Relations, extension 4606.

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Floral Associations NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL, AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT Debi Aker, Executive Director 1601 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 afe@endowment.org www.endowment.org 703-838-5211 fax: 703-838-5212

AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 7931 E Boulevard Dr Alexandria, VA 22308 membership@ahs.org www.ahs.org 703-768-5700 or 800-777-7931 fax: 703-768-8700 Annual Gala: June 6, 2013, River Farm, Alexandria, VA

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) Thomas C. Shaner, Executive Director 720 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230-3816 aifd@assnhqtrs.com www.aifd.org 410-752-3318 fax: 410-752-8295 National Symposium 2013: June 28-July 2, 2013, Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV National Symposium 2014: July 3-7, 2014, Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

ASOCOLFLORES: COLOMBIAN ASSOCIATION OF FLOWER EXPORTERS Carrera 9A, No. 90-53 Bogota, Colombia info@asocolflores.org www.colombianflowers.com, www.asocolflores.org telephone from the U.S.: 011-571-257-9311 fax: 011-571-218-3693

ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS 56 Danbury Rd, Ste 11 New Milford, CT 06776 info@bridalassn.com www.bridalassn.com 860-355-7000 fax: 860-354-1404 Annual Conference: November 10-12, 2013, West Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALTY CUT FLOWER GROWERS Judy Laushman, Executive Director MPO Box 268 Oberlin, OH 44074 ascfg@oberlin.net 440-774-2887 fax: 440-774-2435 www.ascfg.org National Conference: November 3-4, 2013, Location TBD

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FLOWER COUNCIL OF HOLLAND Schipholweg 1 2316 XB Leiden, The Netherlands info@flowercouncil.org www.flowercouncil.org telephone from the U.S.: 011-31-71-565-9565 fax: 011-31-71-565-9555

FLOWERS CANADA / FLEURS CANADA 99 Fifth Ave, Ste 305 Ottowa, ON K1S 5P5 Canada flowers@flowerscanada.org www.flowerscanada.org 800-447-5147 fax: 866-671-8091

HEARTLAND FLORAL ASSOCIATION Sylvia Samuel, President 1828 Van Camp Ave Omaha, NE 68108 ssamuel1@cox.net 402-731-5253

HOLIDAY & DECORATIVE ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY AMERICAN FLORAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION) PO Box 420244 Dallas, TX 75342-0244 hda@hdanow.org www.hdanow.org 214-742-2747 fax: 214-742-2648 Holiday and Home Expo: June 19-25, 2013, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX Holiday and Home Expo: January (dates TBD) 2014, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX

INTERNATIONAL FREEZE-DRY FLORAL ASSOCIATION 888-554-9706 info@ifdfa.org www.ifdfa.org

MID ATLANTIC FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Christi Lopez, President 7702-A Backlick Rd Springfield, VA 22150 midatlanticflorists@gmail.com www.mymafa.com 703-455-0220 or 800-854-2265

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF FLORAL ASSOCIATIONS Bob Heffernan, President c/o CFA, 590 Main St Bart Center Monroe, CT 06468 ctflorists@aol.com www.aboutnafa.org 203-268-9000 Annual Meeting: October 4-6, 2013, Location TBD

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION PO Box 3366 Salem, OR 97302 www.nwtrees.com 503-364-2942 fax: 503-581-6819 Christmas Tree Fair and Trade Show: September 6-7, 2013, Red Lion on the River, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL FLORAL COMMUNICATORS-INTERNATIONAL c/o Society of American Florists 1601 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 pfci@safnow.org www.safnow.org/pfci 800-336-4743; in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia: 703-836-8700 “You’re On in 3, YouTube, 1”: July 2, 2013 (in conjunction with AIFD Symposium), Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Sylvia Cup Design Competition: September 21, 2013 (in conjunction with SAF Annual Convention), Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, AZ

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS (SAF) 1601 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 info@safnow.org www.safnow.org; www.aboutflowers.com 800-336-4743; in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia: 703-836-8700 fax: 703-836-8705 Retail Growth Solutions Conference: June 11-12, 2013, Airport Marriott, St. Louis, MO Annual Convention: September 18-21, 2013, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, AZ

WHOLESALE FLORIST AND FLORIST SUPPLIER ASSOCIATION Patricia A. Lilly, Executive Vice President 105 Eastern Ave, Ste 104 Annapolis, MD 21403 info@wffsa.org www.wffsa.org 888-289-3372 or 410-940-6580 fax: 410-263-1659 Floral Distribution Conference: October 23-25, 2013, Doral Resort, Miami, FL

WORLD FLOWER COUNCIL Lynn Hoffman, International Chairman 1608 Tyler St Hollywood, FL 33020 lynnhoffman@worldflowercouncil.org www.worldflowercouncil.org 954-444-6445 fax: 954-921-0924 Annual Summit: September 5-8, 2013, Sapporo Park Hotel, Sapporo, Japan

OFA - THE ASSOCIATION OF FLORICULTURE PROFESSIONALS

ALABAMA

2130 Stella Ct Columbus, OH 43215 ofa@ofa.org www.ofa.org 614-487-1117 fax: 614-487-1216 OFA Short Course: July 13-16, 2013, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

c/o Jackie Johns 123 Oak Meadow Ln Oneonta, AL 35121 info@alabamaflorists.org www.alabamaflorists.org 205-438-1898 or 800-633-4722 Annual Convention: September 8, 2013, Embassy Suites, Montgomery, AL

ALABAMA STATE FLORIST ASSOCIATION


ARIZONA ARIZONA STATE FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Brian Vetter 4840 E Dale Ln Cave Creek, AZ 85331 bvetter.aifd@yahoo.com www.azflorists.org 602-908-9024 Annual Expo: July 28, 2013, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

ARKANSAS ARKANSAS FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Bill Plummer, General Chairman PO Box 500 Plumerville, AR 72127 wcplummer@tcworks.net www.arflorists.org 501-208-2882 fax: 501-354-2309 Convention and Trade Show: August 16-18, 2013, Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR

OZARK FLORIST ASSOCIATION Pat Phillips 2303 S Campbell Springfield, MO 65807 phillipspat@att.net www.aboutozark.com 417-883-8580 fax: 417-883-0583 Convention: September 13-15, 2013, Downstream Casino, Quapaw, OK

SAN DIEGO COUNTY FLOWER & PLANT ASSOCIATION 5600 Avenida Encinas, Ste 108 Carlsbad, CA 92008 info@flowerandplant.org www.flowerandplant.org 760-431-2572 fax: 760-431-8834

SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION 644 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-781-8410 fax: 415-495-7510

SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER MART 6th & Brannan Streets San Francisco, CA 94107 cfm@sfflmart.com www.sfflmart.com, www.sanfranciscoflowermart.com 415-392-7944 fax: 415-392-1298

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA NURSERY AND FLORICULTURE ALLIANCE (UCNFA) Linda Dodge, Program Representative UC Davis Plant Sciences Dept., Mailstop 6 One Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616 lldodge@ucdavis.edu www.ucanr.edu/sites/ucnfa 530-752-8419 fax: 530-752-8419

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF FLOWER GROWERS AND SHIPPERS (NORCAL)

COLORADO NURSERY & GREENHOUSE ASSOCIATION

2901 Park Ave, Ste D-3 Soquel, CA 95073 info@cafgs.org www.cafgs.org 831-479-4912 fax: 831-479-4914 Fun ’N Sun Weekend: July 17-20, 2013, Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort, Santa Barbara, CA

CALIFORNIA CUT FLOWER COMMISSION PO Box 90225 Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0225 ccfc@ccfc.org www.ccfc.org 916-441-1701 fax: 925-905-4489

CALIFORNIA PROTEA ASSOCIATION PO Box 2553 Valley Center, CA 92082-2533 proteainfo@californiaprotea.org www.californiaprotea.org 760-742-1830

Sharon Harris, Executive Director 959 S Kipling Pkwy, Ste 200 Lakewood, CO 80226 info@coloradonga.org www.coloradonga.org 888-758-6672 or 303-758-6672 fax: 303-758-6805

CONNECTICUT CONNECTICUT FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION, INC Bob Heffernan, Executive Director 590 Main St Bart Center Monroe, CT 06468 ctflorists@aol.com www.connecticutflorist.com, www.northeastfloralexpo.com 800-352-6946 or 203-268-9000 fax: 203-261-5429

FLORIDA

GEORGIA GEORGIA STATE FLORIST ASSOCIATION Randy Wooten, President 205 N Peterson Ave Douglas, GA 31533 info@georgiastateflorist.com www.georgiastateflorist.com 912-384-7288 Summer Symposium: Date and Location TBD

HAWAII HAWAII EXPORT NURSERY ASSOCIATION Judy Schilling, Administrator PO Box 11120 Hilo, HI 96721 info@hena.org www.hena.org 808-969-2088 fax: 808-969-2088 MIDPAC Horticultural Conference: July 26, 2013, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Waikoloa, HI

HAWAII TROPICAL FLOWER COUNCIL Michael Inouye, President PO Box 4306 Hilo, HI 96720 info@hawaiisflowers.com or htfc@ymail.com www.hawaiisflowers.com 808-965-0800

MAUI FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION 176 Mehani Cir Kihei, HI 96753 info@mauiflower.com www.mauiflower.com 800-805-2758 or 808-573-5878 fax: 808-573-5878

ILLINOIS ILLINOIS STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION Frankie Peltiere, President c/o Festive Atmospheres 8314 Olive Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132 isfaflorists@yahoo.com www.isfaflorists.com 866-421-9776 or 314-740-0338 Spring Conference 2014: March 7-9, 2014, Location TBD

IOWA IOWA FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION Marcia Goodman IMF 132 17th St SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 iowafloristsassociation@gmail.com www.iowafloristassociation.com 319-399-1023

KENTUCKY

CALIFORNIA STATE FLORAL ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF FLORAL IMPORTERS OF FLORIDA

Ann Quinn, Executive Vice President 1521 “I” St Sacramento, CA 95814 aquinn@cgfa.org www.calstatefloral.com 916-448-5266 fax: 916-446-1063

Christine Boldt, Executive Vice President 8725 NW 18th Ter #106 Miami, FL 33172 christine@afifnet.org www.afifnet.org 305-593-2383 fax: 305-593-0309

810 S 7th St Louisville, KY 40203 kyflorists@gmail.com www.kyflorists.com 859-331-7673 Annual Convention: July 28, 2013, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Frankfort, KY

LOS ANGELES FLOWER DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

FLORIDA STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION

LOUISIANA

Russ Barley, Executive Secretary PO Box 1030 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 executivesecretary@ floridastatefloristsassociation.com www.floridastatefloristsassociation.com 866-900-FSFA fax: 850-267-0981 Annual Convention: June 7-9, 2013, Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel, Tampa, FL

LOUISIANA STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION

766 Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 info@laflowerdistrict.com www.laflowerdistrict.com 213-627-3696 fax: 213-624-5527

KENTUCKY FLORISTS ASSOCIATION

Bob Peden, Secretary/Treasurer 224 Hodges Rd Ruston, LA 71270 lsfa@lsfaonline.com www.lsfaonline.com 318-255-2671 fax: 318-255-2671 Annual Convention and Trade Show: June 1-2, 2013, Holiday Inn Holidome, Lafayette, LA

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Floral Associations MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS FLOWER GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION Bob Luczai 8 Gould Rd Bedford, MA 01730 bluczai@massflowergrowers.com www.massflowergrowers.com 781-275-4811 fax: 781-275-8668

MASSACHUSETTS PROFESSIONAL FLORIST ASSOCIATION Stephen Capano 23 Crystal Cir Burlington, MA 01803 steve@tectrix.info www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=445306725091&v 617-299-9379

MICHIGAN MICHIGAN FLORAL ASSOCIATION Rod Crittenden, Executive Vice-President 1152 Haslett Rd Haslett, MI 48840 rod@michiganfloral.org www.michiganfloral.org, www.greatlakesfloralexpo.com 517-575-0110 fax: 517-575-0115 Great Lakes Floral Expo 2014: Dates TBD, Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI

WISCONSIN & UPPER MICHIGAN FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION 6737 W Washington Ave, Ste 1300 Milwaukee, WI 53214 info@wumfa.org www.wumfa.org 414-755-6290 fax: 414-276-7704

MONTANA MONTANA FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Kari Johnson, Secretary 319 Central Great Falls, MT 59403 mtfloristassc@gmail.com www.mtfloristassc.com 406-771-6828 Annual Convention: September 28-29, 2013, Great Northern Inn, Helena, MT

NEBRASKA NEBRASKA FLORISTS SOCIETY Diane Nitz, Executive Secretary 310 S Main Friend, NE 68359 nebraskaflorists@yahoo.com www.mynfs.org 402-947-7611

NEW MEXICO NEW MEXICO STATE FLORISTS ASSOCIATION PO Box 3342 Roswell, NM 88202 www.facebook.com/pages/NewMexico-State-Regional-FloristAssociation/113632655329587?sk 505-265-1019 or 505-257-2812 Convention: September 29, 2013, Carousel Convention Center, Carlsbad, NM 108 www.flowersandmagazine.com

WEST TEXAS NEW MEXICO FLORIST ASSOCIATION Katrina Holloway, Executive Secretary 3404 54th St Lubbock, TX 79413 800-753-1142 or 806-797-7582 fax: 806-793-6428 Convention: August 3-4, 2013, Ruidoso Convention Center, Ruidoso, NM

NORTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION PO Box 41368 Raleigh, NC 27629 elaine@execman.net www.ncflorist.org 800-889-7118 or 919-876-0687 fax: 919-878-7413 Annual Convention: August 17, 2013, Embassy Suites, Greensboro, NC

NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION James Lowe, Treasurer Lowe’s Floral 1640 4th Ave NE Minot, ND 58703 ndsfa@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=58626932993 701-839-2000 Annual Convention: September 7-8, 2013, Jamestown Civic Center, Jamestown, ND

OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION PO Box 75003 Oklahoma City, OK 73147 info@osfa.org www.osfa.org 405-602-5511 fax: 405-605-0491 Annual Conference: July 27-28, 2013, Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman, OK

OREGON OREGON FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND PORTLAND FLOWER MARKET 3624 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 ofga@eschelon.com www.pdxflowermarket.com 503-289-1500 fax: 503-285-9833

SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Bud Homburg, President PO Box 2003 West Columbia, SC 29169 scfloristassoc@aol.com www.facebook.com/pages/South-CarolinaFlorist-Association/256614349352 843-450-9804 Convention: August 2-4, 2013, Location TBD, Columbia, SC

SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Jenny Behlings, President c/o Jenny’s Floral 528 Mt. Rushmore Rd Custer, SD 57730 jennysfloral@goldenwest.net www.facebook.com/pages/South-DakotaFlorists-Association/183317556466 605-673-3549 fax: 605-772-5185

TENNESSEE TENNESSEE STATE FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION Deb Hooper, Treasurer 4858 Main St Jasper, TN 37347 debhooper37397@yahoo.com www.tennesseestatefloristsassociation.com 800-643-7112 or 423-942-1419 Annual Convention: August 2-4, 2013, Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

TEXAS TEXAS STATE FLORISTS ASSOCIATION Dianna Nordman AAF, Executive Director PO Box 170760 Austin, TX 78717 txsfa@sbcglobal.net www.tsfa.org 512-834-0361 Convention: July 12-14, 2013, Hampton Suites and Conference Center, Mesquite, TX

WEST TEXAS NEW MEXICO FLORIST ASSOCIATION Katrina Holloway, Executive Secretary 3404 54th St Lubbock, TX 79413 800-753-1142 or 806-797-7582 fax: 806-793-6428 Convention: August 3-4, 2013, Ruidoso Convention Center, Ruidoso, NM

UTAH UTAH PROFESSIONAL FLORIST ASSOCIATION PO Box 1498 Salt Lake City, UT 84110 utahflorists@gmail.com www.myupfa.com Convention: October 19-20, 2013, Ogden Convention Center, Ogden, UT

VIRGINIA VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL FLORIST ASSOCIATION Cindy Reynolds Strange’s Florist 3313 Mechanicsville Pike Richmond, VA 23223 info@vpfa.net www.vpfa.net 800-421-4070 or 804-321-2200 fax: 804-648-2702

WISCONSIN WISCONSIN & UPPER MICHIGAN FLORISTS’ ASSOCIATION 6737 W Washington Ave, Ste 1300 Milwaukee, WI 53214 info@wumfa.org www.wumfa.org 414-755-6290 fax: 414-276-7704


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