Monthly Archives: August 2011

Working Designer Wednesday: Floral Cooler Care

Now here’s a blah subject…but, I think it might be worth discussing because I’m realizing how many florists have questions about their coolers…let’s face it, we would all rather spend our time designing than cleaning the walls of the cooler, right? So, let’s just hit the basics first…then you can email me with your own ideas and personal tales of cooler care…

1. Make sure the temperature inside your cooler stays between 34-36 degrees with 90% relative humidity.

2. Clean the inside walls, floor and shelves once/week. I know some people use a weak bleach/water solution to clean the cooler and others use a commercial cleaner like DCD. What do you use?

3. Do not store food in the cooler…especially fruits as they produce ethylene gas that shortens the life of cut flowers.

4. Change the preservative solution in your flower buckets regularly…at least every three days.

5.  Remove dead/dying flowers and foliage from cooler promptly.

6. Clean buckets and vases after every use.

Ok, here’s the part where you agree or disagree with my list…and leave us comments full of insightfulness on cooler care.

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image via Rountree Flowers

Happy Wednesday!

Poppies = Happiness

Can’t imagine looking at this flower and not smiling…

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image via Tic Tock Couture Florals and Kris Kan

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image via Honey and Poppies

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image via Flowerwild and Jose Villa Photography

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image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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image via Studio Choo

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image via Wildstyle Designs

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image via S.R. Hogue & Co and Jasmine Star Photography

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image via Heavenly Blooms

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image via Michael George

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image via Fleuri De Di

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image via McKenzie Powell

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image via Clementine Posy

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image via Dandelion Ranch

I have another post today, so keep reading….a little inspiration for Liz (Fleurology). And, I know the text is all off-center…one of the things I love about computers…it’s centered in the draft…go figure!


Grey + Yellow

…for my sweet friend Liz at Fleurology

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image via Bows and Arrows

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Bows and Arrows

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image via Blush Floral Design and Carla Ten Eyck Photography


image via Denise Fasanello 

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image via Punch 

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image via JL Designs

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image via La Partie Events

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images via Love and Splendor

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image via Courtenay Lambert Florals

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image via Style Me Pretty

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image via The Sweetest Occasion

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image via Heavenly Blooms

I know these aren’t flower pictures, but don’t you love them?

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image via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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image via Tracery

Have a great day, Liz!


Color Inspiration: Sunny Yellow

…because that’s all I’ve known this summer with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees for nearly 50 consecutive days…yesterday we hit an August record high of 109…so, let’s celebrate the sun with some amazing flowers…

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image via Bloomers Flowers

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image via Floral Occasions

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image via Into the Woods

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Nancy Liu Chin

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image via Grapevine Floral

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Lane Dittoe

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image via Tantawan Bloom

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image via Precious Pear

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image via Studio Choo

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image via La Partie Events

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image via Bella Flora

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image via Flora Fauna

Hope it’s cooler where you are! Thanks for starting off your week with me…you know how I love it when you visit…