Totally Texture Spotlight: Celosia
Texture is an important element of floral design. As the retail florist, you will want to keep stock of flowers that come in all shapes and sizes. Texture can many times be a huge selling point to your customers. There are a vast amount of wholesale flowers that will give gorgeous texture or value to any arrangement. Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we want to help you select the best quality products for your shop.
Currently, one of our favorite textural flowers is celosia. Nicknamed Wolf Flower, this trendy wholesale flower looks great in almost any design! It especially looks wonderful in fall themed arrangements. This flower provides divergence from your typical designs with its unique shape and wildflower appearance. Its velvety texture is sure to attract customers as seen in its coxcomb variety.
Besides its distinctive look, celosia has also proven to be a versatile and long lasting flower with a vase life of up to fourteen days. Be sure to pair this flowers with poppies, hydrangeas, dusty miller, lilies, and roses to name a few. Celosia also can be dried out and then misted with floral color spray to enhance its vibrancy. Use their dried stems to create beautiful permanent arrangements that your customers will swoon over.
Come and visit us at our New York and New Jersey locations and see what is available in our coolers! Our inventory of fresh flowers changes daily! We also provide the convenience of delivering items directly to your retail location using our Flower Express Service. You might see these flowers available in orange, yellow, red and even pink! Your customer will thank you, trust us!
Have you ever used Celosia in your designs? Share your creations with us and offer some helpful tips on our Facebook page. We look forward to it!
Check Out Our Cooler Favorites For This Week
Have you ever visited our New York or New Jersey locations? We love to stock up on the highest quality and freshest wholesale flowers. We encourage all our customers to check out our coolers as often as possible! Our inventory changes frequently with many new additions and with great selections. Check out our cooler favorites for this week:
Flowering kale is a must have for your shop! It has a very large bloom and its foliage adds depth to any arrangement. You can find kale in green, white, pink, purple, and sometimes multi- colored varieties.
We love Protea! This tropical flower works great as a focal point! It’s unique look and shape makes it an awesome choice when trying to add texture or depth. These particular protea resemble pincushions with their intricate petals and green foliage. You can find this variety in orange, red, and many times yellow here at Main Wholesale Florist.
Gerbera daisies are great because they add that pop of color many of your customers are looking for! Their look is reminiscent of sunflowers and other daisies. This awesome flower even comes in a mini size. You can find these in colors ranging from red, pink, orange, peach, yellow, white, as well as cream. You should always keep this flower on hand in your shop because of its popularity among people.
We hope to see you soon at both of our locations. You can also have your beautiful wholesale flowers delivered directly to your retail location when you use our Flower Express service. This is a quick and convenient service. We are happy to answer any of your questions and offer other helpful suggestions. Reach out to us on our Facebook. We look forward to meeting you in person!
Main Wholesale Florist at the Teleflora Event & Wedding Design Show
Main Wholesale Florist was proud to participate in the September 21, 2016 Teleflora Event & Wedding Design show that took place in North Haven, Connecticut.
The flower design workshops are hosted by Teleflora around the US for members of its florist network. It offers members the opportunity to learn about trends in floral design, the floral design industry, and to participate in design workshops. John Hosek, AIFD, the owner of Surroundings Events and Florals in Verona, NJ, led the event. It was a great day of learning and enjoying each workshop offered!
Main Wholesale Florists displayed some of the premier flowers and greens it offers to florists throughout the New Jersey and New York area. Have you ever attended an event hosted by Teleflora? Let us know what you thought!
Petal It Forward 2016
Last October, the Society of American Florists (SAF) held an inspiring event called Petal It Forward. Read about it here. This day was all about giving back and bringing happiness to others. How did they accomplish this? Volunteers handed out bouquets of flowers to unsuspecting strangers. They are then told to pay it forward and give away another bouquet to pass on the kindness. What a great way to show compassion and to spread joy!
This year SAF is throwing another Petal It Forward across the country on October 19th. Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we want to help you as the retail florist to get ready for this amazing event! Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Plan your own local event. Talk to other shops and businesses about participating in the giveaway.
- Advertise the event on your social media accounts and website to reach customers. Post signage around and outside your shop to publicize the event. People will want to participate after viewing such content.
- Prepare beautiful and simple bouquets. You will have walk-in customers looking for small bouquets for this special day. Make sure to include cards with your business’ name so that recipients know where the flowers came from.
- Visit us at our New Jersey and New York locations to stock your shop with gorgeous wholesale flowers. Choose from our selection of high-quality and in season flowers. We are very happy to answer any questions and make suggestions in order to get ready for this event. We can also ship flowers directly to your retail location with our Flower Express Service.
With these tips in mind, this year’s Petal It Forward event is sure to be a success! Share photos from the day with us on Facebook. Tell us what made the day flourish and offer some tips for next year! Be sure to continue to spread the cheer!
Simply Spray Roses
Today we are giving a huge shout out to the spray rose. This is one of our favorite wholesale flowers!
Why do we love these little beauties?
Wholesale spray roses resemble tiny rose bushes. Florists love to stock their shops with this flower because many of their customers are looking for that garden theme which is perfectly exemplified with these. Sometimes standard size roses are too large for specific arrangements. A spray rose is a beautiful option in its place.
Not only are spray roses available year-round, but they also come in a multitude of colors. This gives a florist the ability to offer more variety and a range of options to their customers. What could be better than that? Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we are happy to help make color selections and suggest which varieties to stock in your retail shops.
However, perhaps the top reason why we admire this flower is that they can help you save a lot of money for your business in the long run. These flowers have sprays of multiple blooms per stem which can add depth and fullness to any arrangement. You can also break apart the stems to create many tiny arrangements such as boutonnieres for weddings, proms, and other special events.
Have you fallen in love with this wholesale flower just like we have? Join us at our New Jersey and New York locations to see these lovelies in person. You can also get the bunches delivered directly to your retail location with our Flower Express Service. Stock your shop with this staple and you will begin to reap from the benefits that this flowers offers!