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The Effects Of Conflict On The Flower Industry

The Effects Of Conflict On The Flower Industry

5
min.
June 1, 2022
When we think of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe, it can be quite easy to feel as though we are all very far away from the issue and therefore not affected by what is going on. However, as we know all know from the recent hike in fuel prices worldwide, this is something that is affecting everyone and the flower industry is definitely no exception. The entire global economy is feeling the effects of what is happening in Eastern Europe at the moment. As we’re all aware from the history of the world, the ravages of conflict bring with it economic turmoil and this is no different.
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Fresh Cut Flowers in 2021: What’s new and trending in the floral industry?

Fresh Cut Flowers in 2021: What’s new and trending in the floral industry?

6
min.
August 11, 2021
Every day is a fantastic day to be surrounded by flowers. Whether they sit on your coffee table, as a centrepiece at your dinner parties, at your workstation or in your home-gardens, flowers remind us of the inherent beauty of life. They subtly make us more like them - effortlessly graceful and almost always blooming. With seasonal and perennial flowers always in the market, one could say they are ‘evergreen’.
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The Journey of a Single Flower

The Journey of a Single Flower

5
min.
June 23, 2021
Ever wondered how that lush bouquet of Ever Red roses, dreamy Baccarat carnations or tinkerbell-esque calla lilies made it to your hands or adorned the vases in your homes and workspaces? The mind goes to answer it quite simply, of course - from the garden to the florist to my hands by way of my wallet. Indeed, it could be that simple but it isn’t. The journeys of these flowers often span distances across cities, countries and even continents and pass delicately through various pit-stops to finally reach you. We’d like to give you a little glimpse of that journey right here.
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How The Red Rose Became The Ultimate Symbol Of Love

How The Red Rose Became The Ultimate Symbol Of Love

5
min.
March 10, 2021
There are some 400,000 species of flowers in the world, many of them just as beautiful as the rose, but none is such a timeless symbol of romance. Ever wondered why? We took a brief stroll through the history books to find out.
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An Industry Dominated by Men

An Industry Dominated by Men

4
min.
April 9, 2021
We live in a world that makes it difficult to merely be a woman with a dream. Well, I was an ambitious young lady living in a 3rd world country whom happened to be passionate about an industry that was dominated by men. I was determined, though. I was willing to take on that challenge - and that, I did.
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"Roses Are Red- Violets Are Blue": The Origin

"Roses Are Red- Violets Are Blue": The Origin

2
min.
May 14, 2020
We have all heard of the most famous poem of all that starts with ”Roses Are Red”- “Violets Are Blue”. The origin dates back further than we imagined!
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Post Harvest Management

Post Harvest Management

8
min.
February 3, 2021
In agriculture, post harvest handling is the stage of crop production immediately following harvest, including cooling, cleaning, sorting and packing. Post-harvest treatment largely determines final quality, whether a crop is sold for fresh consumption, or used as an ingredient in a processed food product.
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The Foolproof Trick For Removing Pollen Stains

The Foolproof Trick For Removing Pollen Stains

4
min.
February 19, 2021
Lilies may be timelessly beautiful, but have you ever bent down to inhale their glorious scent, only to be left with stubborn orange smears on your shirt? That’s pollen for you. There’s a foolproof trick for removing pollen stains from clothes faster than Mary Poppins could fold them.
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Delicate But Captivating

Delicate But Captivating

3
min.
March 15, 2021
Vibrant, beautiful, and full of life. A poem that illustrating one of the most beautiful personifications we've read.
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Supporting Local Flower Growers

Supporting Local Flower Growers

6
min.
February 18, 2021
This spring is like nothing any of us has ever experienced before, and while this time of year is typically filled with so many special celebrations and occasions like Mother’s Day, graduation, and Memorial Day, very few of us will be able to connect in the same way we always have.
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Your Valentine's Roses Probably Came from Kenya

Your Valentine's Roses Probably Came from Kenya

9
min.
January 20, 2021
The Kenya Flower Council says that an estimated 500,000 people, including more than 90,000 flower farm employees, depend on the country's floriculture industry.
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How To Keep Cut Roses Fresh Longer

How To Keep Cut Roses Fresh Longer

3
min.
February 10, 2021
Roses can last for one week but with so many emotions attached to your Valentine’s day roses, wouldn’t it be good to make them last longer? The good news is, roses can last longer than a week if you properly care for them. Follow these simple tips to extend the life of your Valentine’s Day roses so that they can remain a sight for sore eyes!
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Blooming As a Collective in the Fresh Cut Flower Sector, Africa

Blooming As a Collective in the Fresh Cut Flower Sector, Africa

6
min.
April 22, 2021
A personal note from Team Azalea: The ongoing pandemic has disrupted our sense of ‘normal’ in multiple facets of life all over the world. From world trade, education, socialization and mental health - it has been important for us to ground into our resilience and materialize new and dynamic solutions to this scale of disruption. We wanted to kick-start our blog by talking about a topic close to our heart - solidarity and the sense of community for the cut flower industry in Africa.
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Tips & Tricks
Wholesale Sanitation
Wholesale Sanitation
After receiving imported flowers, make sure your buckets, coolers or anything in contact are clean and free of any residue from the previous shipment.
Bananas: Little Murderers
Bananas: Little Murderers
Ripening fruit gives off a gas called ethylene that shortens a flower’s life. Get around this by moving your vase away from the fruit bowl.
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Wholesale Sanitation
Wholesale Sanitation
After receiving imported flowers, make sure your buckets, coolers or anything in contact are clean and free of any residue from the previous shipment.
Bananas: Little Murderers
Bananas: Little Murderers
Ripening fruit gives off a gas called ethylene that shortens a flower’s life. Get around this by moving your vase away from the fruit bowl.
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
Upon arrival, make sure all the boxes are opened and the flowers checked for humidity, botrytis, freshness, leaf yellowing and general appearance.
Tightly Packed
Tightly Packed
Over 20% of the flowers exported never reach the final consumer due to loss or damage. Minimize that risk by ensuring more careful Bunching and Packing.
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