Florists have a lot to offer. They are skilled at arranging flowers and caring for them. We talked to some of them about the details, such as how they select the best blooms and which household fruits are detrimental to long-lasting bouquets. Also, why do they ache during the holidays?
- They’re (Very) Early Risers.
Being a florist is about getting up early. Randwick Florist also uses these early morning hours to cut flowers, process orders, prioritize the arrangements they are working on, and organize overnight orders. When they purchase flowers from wholesale flower markets, florists often get up early to make sure they have the best flowers available before they sell out.
- Finding The Right Flowers Can Take A Lot Of Time.
For complex floral arrangements, florists will need to look for plants and flowers from multiple sources. Based on the season and the client’s wishes, the florist can order flowers directly from local farms, wholesalers, or flower sales.
- Timing Is Everything
Florists have to be fast because flowers will wilt and eventually die. They have to accurately time deliveries and purchases, making sure the flowers arrive at their client’s doorstep in bloom. Florists have several ways to speed up or slow down blooming. They may condition flowers (make them ready to display), by cutting or splitting stems. Also, keep them out of direct sunlight.
- Holidays Have A Harsh Impact On Their Feet.
Florists cannot get ahead of florists when making arrangements for high-volume days like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day because flowers are fragile. According to the Randwick Florist team, “During high seasons, every florist becomes a factory where we’re trying to get as many arrangements on as possible.” While working with flowers is generally a relaxing job for most florists, holiday work requires them to stand up for 8-12 hours per day and sometimes for multiple days.
- Allergy Meds Are Their Secret Weapon.
It’s not ideal to have a life dedicated to flowers. Although most florists have no allergy to pollen or plants, some do. How do they deal? Some people use daily allergy meds, others get shots from their doctor or avoid working with certain flowers. Most people find the benefits outweigh any sneezing.
- Summer Is The Best Time To Purchase From Them.
People may associate Valentine’s Day with flowers, but February is not the right time to order flowers. The summer months are the best time for florists to be open. According to Randwick Florist, “They’ll use fresher flowers, take their time making something beautiful, and they’ll give you a better discount.” This is good news for anyone who has a summer birthday.
- Flowers May Be Used In The Kitchen
Flowers are not only beautiful in a vase; they can also be used in your bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. Flower-lovers may make flower tea from chamomile and hibiscus flowers, make soap with oil, or decorate candles with pressed flowers. For some recipes, florists may use tulips instead of onions.
- They Work With More Than Flowers.
Florists don’t just focus on creating flower arrangements. They take orders over the telephone, answer customer questions, as well as make sales. They must hire staff, complete tax paperwork, manage finances, and run their florist shop. Some florists may also teach flower-crafting classes, work with wedding planners, or interior designers, or write articles about flower care or arrangement.