Floristry Environmental Scan

Floristry Environmental Scan

The Floristry Sector is mainly engaged in the retailing, creation and designing of flower and foliage products. Businesses in this industry purchase flowers from growers, arrange them and sell them directly to consumers. Many businesses are owner operated and the … Continued
Plastics and the flower industry

Plastics and the flower industry

The Flower Association initiated a project in partnership with Griffith University to look into the use of plastics in the flower industry. The aim was to investigate environmentally-friendly floral sundries and packaging substitutes and make initial price comparisons to determine their … Continued
Profit, breakeven or loss!

Profit, breakeven or loss!

It wasn’t my intention to re-visit a previous article, but I feel I must. Recently, in Hobart, I visited a number of florists. The main discussion was wedding work and the role of ‘back yarders’ eroding their profit margin. In … Continued
Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … Continued
Weeds and the floral industry

Weeds and the floral industry

Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued
Unlocking the full potential of Australia’s service industries

Unlocking the full potential of Australia’s service industries

Environmental Scans are produced annually by Australia’s Indu stry Skills Councils and analyse existing and emerging trends in the service industries, focusing on their implications for workforce development. They form a key piece of advice to the government on skill … Continued
Wildflower Marketing Workshop

Wildflower Marketing Workshop

While production of cultivated wildflowers has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, sales of wildflowers on the domestic market have not kept pace with this increase. Market research, commissioned by AFPGA,  and supported by RIRDC, was carried out in November 1999 … Continued
Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

The report describes biochemical, tissue type and temporal (time) nature of scent (volatiles) emissions from native Australian Ptilotus nobilis Passion and Purity flowers. It also reports on the desirability of Ptilotus nobilis Passion scent to consumers who may perceive fragrance as a … Continued