In celebration of our new sleek look, we are giving away Flower Strippers to the first 500 individuals who Share The Shine. Just follow the steps below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility

Share The Shine Giveaway (the Giveaway) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Chrysal Americas and other companies associated with the promotion of the Giveaway, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Giveaway is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The Giveaway is sponsored by Chrysal Americas, located at 3063 NW 107th Ave, Doral, Florida 33172.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Giveaway constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Giveaway Period

The Giveaway begins on June 01, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST and ends on August 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST (the Giveaway Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Giveaway Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Giveaway using any of the following methods: 1) Post a picture of the new Chrysal Leafshine can on either Facebook or Instagram. 2) Hash-tag #chrysal and #leafshine by August 31, 2015.

 

5. How to Enter

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Giveaway Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

6. Giveaway Distribution

On or about June 01, 2015 – August 31, 2015, the Sponsor will select 500 recipients from the first eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about June 01, 2015 – August 31, 2015. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7. Notification

The recipient will be notified by email, mail or phone.  Prizes will be fulfilled weekly and can take up to 3 weeks after the conclusion of the Giveaway.

8. Giveaways

First 500 entries will receive a FREE Flower Stripper(only one entry per person allowed).

 



Chrysal Leafshine new look, same shine!

Chrysal International announced that they plan to refresh their packaging of the Chrysal brand in 2015. Since 1929 the Pokon and Chrysal brand has been an international leader in flower and plant care.

In 2007 the Pokon brand was divested and products began to be marketed under the Chrysal brand. In doing so, Pokon leafshine was rebranded under the Chrysal name.  “Pokon green or Chrysal blue, the shine has been fine since 1929!” says Jim Kaplan, President of Chrysal Americas.

Chrysal leafshine is oil free, includes no CFC’s and adds an instant natural gloss to leaves of plants and cut foliage. It removes water spots and calcium deposits and it gives a protective shiny layer, which keeps dust away. Furthermore, the evaporation of water is reduced, which will prolong the lifetime of the plants and cut foliage.

The refreshed look will be introduced around the summer and will be available throughout local Wholesalers and Chrysal Distributors globally.

Be sure to look for our signature 25% Free can with the bright blue top.


 

How to maximize the cool berries available for holiday designs—think holly, callicarpa (beauty berry), symphoricarpos (coral berry), rose hips, seeded eucalyptus, privet, mistletoe…

 

Holly:

  • Store really cold (33-34F) at temps higher than 35F, it starts deteriorating fast
  • Don’t spray wholly with oil-based shines—causes black berries
  • Chrysal Leaf Shine is silicon-based or water based. Works fine on holly!
  • Berries turn black and fall off when exposed to ethylene. Use Ethylene Buster in coolers for protection

Symphoricarpos and Callicarpa:

  • Treat these gems as cuts and process into Chrysal Professional #2.
  • Both products are ethylene sensitive (berries fall off). Italian research shows that treating with Ethylene Buster (1MCP) improves vase life from 5 to 9 days.

Rose Hips:

  • Store dry and cold. Studies at NC State found neither hydration or flower flood solutions resulted in significant vase life improvement when hips are treated

Eucalyptus:

  • Hold cold and dry unless you plan on extended rotation. In that case, hydrate bunches in Professional #1 or Professional #2.
  • Leaves discolor if sugar level is over 2%
  • Eucalyptus produces LOTS of ethylene when dehydrated.

Times are tough and so are wedding budgets.  Recently our friend Brett at Forever Blossoms was asked to do a small wedding for a friend.  The wedding was intimate and took place at a private home with only 20 guest.  The bride originally wanted white phaleonopsis orchids, but being on a budget, couldn’t afford the cost.  She opted for green and white dendrobium orchids instead, keeping her cost down without sacrificing the simple and elegant look she wanted to achieve.  An assortment of tropical greens including ti leaves, aspidistra, and bear grass helped give the arrangements volume and texture.

Brett took a sticky situation and made these marvelous arrangements, our favorite was the elegant and fun bouquet.  We often hear brides asking for expensive varieties like Callas, Hydrangeas and Orchids but tend to get sticker shock when they hear the price.  Several florist told us that they use color schemes to keep the customer happy when substituting flowers due to budgets.

Click below to watch a funny video made by a florist:

How much do your wedding flowers cost.