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Petal it Forward 2019

SAF’s annual nation-wide petal it forward event will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. It’s a wonderful event that we always encourage all our customers to take part in.

What is Petal it forward?

 Petal it forward is a day where local florists can hand out beautiful bouquets to worthy recipients. It is an event to raise awareness of the joy of flowers as well as a way to gain potential new customers. We think this a lovely way to gain new customers, flowers are always a wonderful surprise especially when unsuspected! Petal it forward often makes local news headlines as well as people’s day!

How can you participate?

The best part of petal it forward is that you choose how much you’d like to participate. You can make the event as big or small as you’d like. Whether you are handing out a few stems of flowers, or a bunch of beautiful bouquets, the point of petal it forward is to spread awareness of the wonderful effects flowers can bring to people so even making one person’s day will make it all worth it! SAF has a sign-up sheet on their website that you can find more information and list your flower shop as a participating shop.

Why petal it forward?

We all know how much flowers mean to us, since we are in the business however, it is always nice to remind people of the importance of flowers. We are a wonderful industry and most local shops could always use their community support; this is a way to show how we can support our community! The event is also fun and exciting for your employees! If you choose to participate, you can give your employees the task of finding unsuspecting recipients for the flowers and everyone enjoys bringing a smile to someone’s face!

We do hope you will take part in this wonderful event and be sure to share the fun on your social media!

Sunflower Season!

The end of summer into early fall boasts the most beautiful sunflowers of the season. As we approach that season, here is an inside look at all things sunflower!

Sunflowers are native to the U.S. and due to that, a large portion of the sunflowers we sell here at Main Wholesale Florist at this time of year are from local growers. They vary in size and shape but the stems can be up to a whopping 30”! The flower heads themselves range from about 3”-5”. They are usually all yellow or have the traditional brown center that people love so much. They symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity which make them wonderful for a wide array of occasions.

Sunflowers are also hardy which makes them a great selection. They can last up to a week which customers always love. They are also perfect for a summer or autumn wildflower wedding. These make great accompaniments to other seasonal, local favorites such as gomphrena, and celosia. Try pairing them with bright colors such as purple or hot pink!

Sunflowers are celebrated especially around harvest season as they have been for centuries. We love a good sunflower arrangement for fall! Whether you love sunflowers because of their bright, bold color’s or because they symbolize the start of autumn and harvest season, one thing is for sure, you’re not alone in that! Everyone loves sunflowers and with their versatility, it’s not hard to see why.

Shop wholesale sunflowers from Main Wholesale Florist and be sure to check out our flowers express program so you can have beautiful sunflowers shipped directly to you!