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Flower Question on Snowberry

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I recently received a question regarding snowberry.  Someone wanted to know if it should be stored in the cooler and was wondering why the foliage often turns black.  If you were wondering the same thing, please see the response below that David Dahlson provided to me.

 

Snowberry is a persistent berry, but unfortunately the leaves tend to dry out and shed, long before the drupes go bad.
At the peak of season they will remain, but remember this is a fall product (currently it has been coming from the Southern hemisphere where it is fall going into winter) and thus natural for the leaves to drop off. The berries themselves like cold conditions, so best kept in water in the cooler. Discard plastic sleeve as this may trap moisture that could cause spots on berries. Remove the odd drupe that goes brown.

 
Hope this helps!!  If you have any other questions that we can help with, please let me know in the comments below.

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Wholesale Flowers: Jumbo Antique Hydrangea

We recently posted the picture below on Facebook and it lit up people’s feeds with hundreds of likes (444 at the time of this post), thousands of people reached and lots of comments.  These jumbo antique hydrangea hail from New Zealand and we received some great questions that I thought I could answer here on the blog.

 

Availability: January through May (Mother’s Day is usually the end of the season).  When ordering please allow 10 days advanced notice.
Cost:  These are much more pricier than your typical hydrangea, but these aren’t a typical size.
Care: A fresh cut and hydrate with cool water. If they seem limp, you can submerge the heads in water for a bit and harden off in the cooler.

 

So if you would love to try utilizing these jumbo flowers be sure to mark your calendars for the beginning of next year so that you may inquire with your rep!

 

Jumbo Antique Hydrangea

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Are Peonies Available in September?

 

We just received this question on Facebook: “I have a September bride who would love to have white peonies! Is this possible?”  I wanted to make sure that this particular subject made it onto our blog so that the answer is easier to find.  As you know Mother Nature plays a big factor in what is available when, so I checked with our purchasing department and here is the current status on peonies:

 

We will start with peonies next around the second week of Oct  from Chile and New Zealand.

Alaska had a heat wave this year that pushed all of their crop to bloom early, so they are already done.

There may be some stored stuff still around from Holland but the quality cannot be ensured.

 

If you have a client, bride, or groom, for that matter, who really want peonies when they aren’t available one substitute that could be recommended is white garden roses.

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