In today’s post, I’d like to tell you about a great website which I discovered when I started learning about floristry at an evening class in 2004.
It’s the Flowers & Plants Association website.
Back then, I was still working in the corporate world and my lunchtimes were spent surfing the internet looking for all things floristry related. And this website very soon became one of my favourites!
The Flowers & Plants Association is the UK’s promotional organisation for all commercially grown cut flowers and indoor plants. It’s an unbiased, non-commercial source of expert advice and represents the whole floriculture industry.
To access the website, simply click here and then click on ‘For The Public’, which will take you to the page below:
The Flower Facts Index helped me find out more about the flowers which I was buying for my evening class.
And it also helped me identify flowers when I was a Saturday girl in a local florist shop… and not continue to get bouvardia and phlox mixed up!
There’s a Plant Facts Index, where you can look up useful information, including care tips, about houseplants.
And if any of my friends are getting married, I always point them to the Help! I’m Getting Married section.
There are details on flower availability by month, so you can find out whether your favourite flower is in season when you’re getting married.
Plus there’s a handy guide on what to ask your florist when you’re planning your wedding blooms.
So if you’re interested in flowers and plants, are studying floristry or planning your wedding flowers, I’d definitely recommend that you take a look at this great floral resource…which I continue to refer to.
(Images : Flowers & Plants Association)