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Check Out Our Cooler Favorites For This Week

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:

Kale

Cooler Favorites 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.

Protea

Cooler Favorites This Week

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

Cooler Favorites This Week

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!

Don’t Fear the Valentine’s Day Rush

We all know that Valentine’s Day is the busiest and most stressful time of year for wholesale florists and retailers. This holiday is the season where people want to express their love for others by giving gorgeous flowers. Here are some tips to help manage this crazy holiday:

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1. Get orders in early:

Place your Valentine’s orders sooner than later. Here’s the scenario:¬†everyone is looking for red flowers but all of a sudden red roses could become impossible to source. Wholesale florists know this problem all too well. Wholesale florists need to place their orders as far in advance as possible with their growers to ensure that there will be plenty of products in stock to satisfy the high demand. Retailers must also get their orders in with reasonable time to their wholesalers for the same exact reason. Sometimes the availability of red roses is out of the wholesale florist’s control and they will have to come up with other options to offer in its place. Have a backup plan!

2. Try to offer flowers other than the standard staples:

This seems like a no brainer as not everyone is looking for Red Freedom roses or carnations during Valentine’s. Many retail florists come to their wholesale florist looking for something unique to offer to their customers. Don’t just offer the standard red flower. Offer different varieties of flowers in pink, white, cream, lavender, and even burgundy. Many Valentine’s Day customers are searching for colorful and happy looking products to show people how much they love them.

3. The craziness only lasts for a short while:

Sure, this holiday can get busy and unpredictable. However, like most things, the stress will subside. Wholesale florists are here to make Valentine’s Day easier by offering high-quality products that anyone would love to display.

Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we are thrilled to share advice and answer questions regarding your Valentine’s Day needs. Click here to learn about our Flower Express Service and have your wholesale Valentine’s Day flowers shipped directly to your retail location.

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Wholesale Carnations

Carnations which are known for their incredibly long vase life, have always been a staple for Wholesale Florists to keep stock of. Their vast array of colors and textures is what draws people to this sensational and sometimes overlooked flower. Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we carry a beautiful selection of both standard and mini wholesale carnations!

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However, if not treated properly after being cut these strong survivor’s vase lives can be severely compromised. Terrill Nell, Ph.D., AAF, PFCI and professor at University of Florida talks about two major ways to maximize the carnation’s vase life in SAF’s December Issue of Floral Management.

The first tip Nell states is to stock carnations that have already been pretreated with anti-ethylene products such as STS or 1-MCP. Ethylene is an odorless and colorless gas. Flowers naturally give off this gas so using an anti-ethylene product can help prevent flowers from producing it and also protect them from any further exposure. Ethylene can make wholesale carnations revert to a state of sleepiness which means that their blooms will not open fully. It is as if they have no pep and will ultimately begin to droop and die much quicker than if treated. As the wholesale Florist, it is our responsibility to provide good quality products!

Another tip that may seem like common sense but is often overlooked is the addition of flower food while rehydrating. Nell says, “Flower food will help carnations to open fully and last longer.” Sugars that are present in the food will give the carnations energy to help their stems force water up to their blooms. It will also lower the acidity levels in the water and kill any microbes. Flower foods are not only inexpensive but they are also extremely easy to use.

Follow these steps and your wholesale carnations will most certainly have a long-lasting vase life! These hardy favorites are available all year long, so stock up! Click here to learn about our Flower Express Service and have your wholesale carnations and other flowers shipped directly to your retail location.

Featured Main Wholesale Florist Grower – Gardens America

By now you must know that Main Wholesale Florist is dedicated to premium quality product at the most cost effective prices. So, it probably does not shock you that one of our top growers includes Gardens America! It is markedly important that we only bring in product from the top suppliers in the world, let us prove to you why Gardens America fits the bill.

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1. They are a family owned and operated business, yes just like us. Main Wholesale Florist has been run by the Gambuti family since it’s origin. Gardens America models themselves in the same family owned and operated precision that we value so much. This business model has allowed the company to expand to a network of 30 growers securing the most prodigious products.

2. The prime location. Gardens America was able to situate the main location in Miami FL. The biggest import hub for fresh cut flowers in the world. Their direct access to their local and international flowers creates the best situation for providing extremely fresh products.

3. Huge Selection. Many florists and floral designers want to incorporate interesting elements in their designs. We can always count on them to provide interesting and beautiful new flowers that we put on display for you to choose from.

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If you are interested in shopping Main Wholesale Florist’s wide variety of flowers from a vast number of growers sign up today! Go to www.mainwholesaleflorist.com. We ship all over the United States with our Flowers Express Service as well as make local deliveries to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. If you would like to shop in person come visit our locations in New Jersey of New York! We look forward to hearing from you.