During the biggest floral holiday the silent psychologists known as Florists will be biting their tongues and holding back while writing the personal messages that will accompany the gorgeous designs.  We asked fun florists worldwide to help us collect some of the funniest cards they had to write out.  The responses were hilarious, crude and honestly not suitable for a company blog (although the whole office had a blast reading them, we are all adults).

After much deliberation & counting the always scientific “likes” of facebook, we decided to share the ones that seem PG-13.

We hope you enjoy & have a successful holiday season!

“Darling Girl, she’s just a friend. Believe me, if I was going to cheat on you, I wouldn’t take her to a Harry Potter movie.”

Delivered one dozen roses with a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day a couple years back. The sender wanted the card to read: “They say it takes one hour of sex to burn off two pieces of chocolate. Eat the whole box, I’ve got plans!”

“Come near my husband again and I will be sending you funeral flowers”

On a sympathy card. “Sorry you won’t be at Christmas.”

“Happy Mothers day, With lots of love from your favorite, not the mistake!”

“Drop your drawers and the flowers are yours.”

“Happy 30th anniversary! Thanks for the best 26 years of my life!”

 

“No card needed, I’m sending these anniversary flowers to myself as I know my husband won’t!”

“Sorry I threw up. XXX”

“I’m sorry it is your fault.”

 

Thank you to all the florist who participated, we would love to give you all credit but we understand your client/ florist confidentially agreement.


Last year an estimated $1.9 billion dollars were spent on flowers for Valentine’s Day. With such a large amount of money being spent on this holiday, it is important that your flowers are being properly handled. Ensure your investment and provide the customer with the highest quality possible by following these proven rose handling techniques.
GENERAL
                                                        • Do not drop boxes on pallet or floor in order to avoid impact damage and internal bruising
                                                        • Stack boxes on top of pallets in cooler to maximize air flow and also prevent soggy bottoms
                                                        • Allow roses to drink water 1 – 2 hours before sales display
                                                        • Place roses to top shelves away from drip areas to lessen the chance of Botrytis
                                                        • Soak foam, fill vases with Chrysal Rose Pro Vase so flowers stand tall to the end

DRY PACK PROCESSING

                                                          • Store boxes at 34 – 38F. Avoid fluctuating temperatures in order to reduce excessive condensation
                                                          • Remove ONLY as many boxes as you can process within 30 – 60 minutes
                                                          • Fill buckets with Chrysal Professional #1 or Professional #2
                                                          • Measure when mixing solutions
                                                          • Clean buckets, clean cutters, clean solution
                                                          • Let bunches sit outside cooler (in sleeves) for 30 minutes to allow condensation to evaporate
                                                          • Remove only foliage and thorns below water level
                                                          • Hydrate roses for a minimum of 2 – 4 hours before displaying or designing

WET PACK PROCESSING

                                                          • Follow same guidelines as dry pack processing
                                                          • Check solution level on arrival
                                                          • Top up with fresh solution (not tap water), if needed
                                                          • Do not drip on flowers
                                                          • Remove any diseased flowers (Botrytis etc.) 

CUT ROSE CARE TIPS


Flower preparation is just as important as the flower handling itself. Here are 12 flower care tips for Valentine’s, that will ensure longer vase life…

  • Start off with a clean work space and clean materials (buckets, cutters, vases, etc). 
  • Always measure out your solutions correctly. Overdosing or under-dosing wastes time and money.
  • Prep your buckets with COLD water. Pre-chilling buckets a day ahead will work even better.
  • Fill bucket 1/3 full. During holidays, mark bucket with tape for quick filling. 
  • Do not use ice since it dilutes the dosage.
  • Use sharp, clean tools to prevent contamination and maximize solution efficacy.
  • Get stems into solution quickly to reduce air bubbles entering the system. 
  • Never combine the old solution with the fresh new solution.
  • Top-up with flower food solution and not water.
  • Give a fresh cut when you prepare fresh bucket solutions.
  • Keep leaves out of vase water. 
  • Avoid dripping any solution or water on petals and flowers. Try to keep them as dry as possible.
According to the National Retail Federation adults intended to spend an average of $40.20 on flowers for Valentine’s Day. Following these tips and using floral nutrients is a great financial investment and more importantly necessary to preserve your floral reputation.
CUT ROSE CARE TIPS