The essential guide to floristry marketing on a budget

Posted by scentandviolet on December 11, 2018

Most of the small businesses (including ours) struggle with allocating appropriate marketing budget. Truth to be told, not too many of us have a written marketing strategy in place (While definitions on what is marketing strategy keep changing over the years we are going to offer our simplified version: Marketing strategy is fully outlined plan on how to communicate products/services and company values to consumers, stakeholders and, public in general). Very often, small businesses confuse marketing and advertising (advertising is and should be just a small part of marketing strategy). Naturally, when I was approached by Pat from ECOMM  Tips offering his two cents on how to communicate on a budget I was interested to hear. While his tip column focuses on floral business, advices offered could be easily applied to many other small businesses. In hopes, that some of the advices offered will help my friends in the floral industry and other small business compatriots – please enjoy. S&V

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Plant care: China Doll

Posted by scentandviolet on December 9, 2018

China doll plant (lat. Radermachera sinica) is native to the subtropical mountain regions of southern China and Taiwan. We sell the dwarf version of this evergreen tree which can grow up to 9 feet.

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How long should roses last?

Posted by scentandviolet on December 4, 2018

The best selling flower, symbol of love and respect, rose is one of the most admired flowers. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most bashed flowers. How many times have we heard: “Why should I buy roses? They are going to die anyway…” To be honest, for anyone that loves flowers that question is no different than hearing: “Why should I eat or drink gourmet food? All of that is going down the drain anyway…” 

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Plant profile: Hibiscus

Posted by scentandviolet on November 11, 2018

The genus Hibiscus in the Malvaceae (mallow family) includes more than 200 species, including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Most of these do not make good houseplants. The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) though is by far the most popular species offered for indoor use.

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Flower Profile: Protea

Posted by scentandviolet on October 29, 2018

With over 1500 species, proteas come in different shapes and sizes, from shrubs to tall trees. Proteas are also known as sugarbushes, due to the excessive amount of nectar the flowers produce.

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