Weeds in the Floristry Industry – STUDENT POSTER

Weeds in the Floristry Industry – STUDENT POSTER

The Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) in partnership with Griffith University has chosen to commence the creation of a booklet aid for members of the floral industry, that will help them to select viable, alternative species which are not invasive or weed species. … Continued
AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

Forty years after the poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term fl ower power (1965), research proves that flowers actually do spread the happiness and joy the hippies once believed. Several university studies conducted between 2000 and 2005 point to the psychological, emotional, … Continued
Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Ever since its discovery, plastic has become an integrated part of human life. In conjunction with the Flower Association of Queensland, an investigation has been conducted into the potential to reduce the amount of plastic used in the cut flower … Continued
Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

In summary, continuous vase application of citric-Kathon, soda, or citric-Greenshield resulted in the best postharvest performance of marigold and sunflower, and continuous treatment with citric-Al or pulsing with citric-Kathon resulted in the best postharvest performance of cut roses; all of the aforementioned … Continued
The environmental portrait

The environmental portrait

The environmental portrait is sometimes referred to as the location portrait. In the last issue, we talked about having a clean and clear headshot against a plain background. This time, we are bringing the full and wonderful environment in which … Continued
Flower Industry Careers Guide

Flower Industry Careers Guide

The aim of this project was to develop a freely available public resource to address the current lack of career-based information for the floriculture industry and to encourage new entrants into the industry. This was achieved with the development of … Continued
AFI – The realities of marketing for florists

AFI – The realities of marketing for florists

Marketing is something that a lot of small business people, including florists, do not fully understand, enjoy or feel confident in. It can (but does not need to) get expensive, doesn’t always work and requires an input of time and energy when … Continued
National Floriculture Magazine

National Floriculture Magazine

The AFI magazine is now a vibrant and informative publication for the floriculture industry which works as a very successful communication tool to provide information and advice that will assist flower growers from both the traditional and native/wildflower sector in expanding and … Continued
The realities of marketing for florists

The realities of marketing for florists

Marketing is something that a lot of small business people, including florists, do not fully understand, enjoy or feel confident in. It can (but does not need to) get expensive, doesn’t always work and requires an input of time and … Continued
Walking on the Wildside 2014

Walking on the Wildside 2014

A flyer providing the details of a floristry demonstration evening and two half-day workshops in March 2014, including bio information on the demonstrators, Gail Anderson and David Berger.