MORE Movers and Shakers at IFE 2019 – Check out your Flower Friends HERE

Over 60,000 square feet of floral exhibits, PLUS new educational events, merchandising awards, speed networking, an epic cruise, the Iron Designer Contest, a buyer roundtable and the Annual Flower Naming Award…..all in an action-packed week! The established Key Buyer Program attracts hundreds of the industry’s highest-volume buyers, offering special incentives to make IFE more productive…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/more-movers-and-shakers-at-ife-2019-check-out-your-flower-friends-here/

Why Every Business Leader Needs to Experience How a Customer Feels

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion” — Dale Carnegie.   When was the last time, as a business leader, you stepped into your own customers’ shoes? Have you attended a focus group or met personally with an end-user or customer recently? How much…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/why-every-business-leader-needs-to-experience-how-a-customer-feels/

Fleuramour 2019; September 27-30; Alden Biesen Castle; Belgium

Space goggles on! Space boots on. Fleuramour is going on an extraordinary mission this year: we are going to travel through time! We’re following the example of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown in the 80’s film classic “Back to the Future” and are going to visit the past, the present and the future. How…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/fleuramour-2019-september-27-30-alden-biesen-castle-belgium/

Eerie Before and After Images Reveal What Our Planet Would Look If Bees Became Extinct

It reveals some shocking truths.   What would happen to our world if bees were to become extinct? Letterbox florist Bloom & Wild has investigated exactly this with a new campaign — and the outcome depicts some very eerie images. Without bees pollinating, our trees and plants would seriously struggle to grow. New research published…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/eerie-before-and-after-images-reveal-what-our-planet-would-look-if-bees-became-extinct/

PHOTO GALLERY: The Bleeding Mushroom? The World’s Strangest Plants and Where to Find Them

You might think you’ve stumbled on to the set of the 1986 musical horror film Little Shop of Horrors looking at these larger-than-life plants. But these monstrous specimens actually exist. MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for some of the strangest plant species, with some boasting giant petals and others the odour of rancid cheese….

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/photo-gallery-the-bleeding-mushroom-the-worlds-strangest-plants-and-where-to-find-them/

The Blooms That Make a Fall Wedding Dramatic in the Best Way

All other drama is unnecessary.   There’s a certain intimacy to a fall wedding. Following the frenzy of summer nuptials, an autumn “I do” seems to carry a much-needed atmosphere of calm and comfort. But that isn’t to say that fall weddings are a snooze. In fact, because that time of year is known for…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/the-blooms-that-make-a-fall-wedding-dramatic-in-the-best-way/

Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Wreaths To Preserve The Tradition

It scares me to think how much awesome stuff has been lost to history already, but thanks to photographer Ula Kóska and makeup artist Beata Bojda, one more of these beautiful things will be preserved for longer. The Polish artists collaborated on a project where a couple of models were dressed in traditional Slavic attires,…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/polish-artists-recreate-traditional-slavic-wreaths-to-preserve-the-tradition/

She Drives a Tiny Flower Truck and Business is Blooming

‘I’ve had this in my dream box for quite a few years now’   Laura Crawley is hauling some unusual summer cargo in her tiny turquoise truck. The canvas-covered flatbed of her vintage Subaru Mini is full of freshly-cut flowers — roses, gerbera daisies, peonies and sage — all ready to be arranged into made-to-order…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/07/she-drives-a-tiny-flower-truck-and-business-is-blooming/