Fun Flower Facts
When cutting floral stems, is it best to use scissors or a knife?
The most important thing to remember is that you want the cut to be clean. We always recommend a sharp knife but sometimes sharp scissors can provide just as sharp of a cut. If the scissors are too dull, the stem can get crimped, causing the passageway to be blocked.
I need to send sympathy flowers. What should I send?
It is never easy comforting a relative, friend or associate who has lost a loved one. People are often uncertain as to the best way to show their sympathy. Adding to this uncertainty are changing trends in how Americans commemorate the death of a loved one. Services are simpler and shorter. Viewing periods are now typically limited to one day, if they occur at all. A greater number of cremations have resulted in shorter or no memorial services. Flowers have traditionally been sent to the funeral home for display during the viewing and service. However, this does not mean that there should be no show of sympathy if no service is held. Grief therapists agree that the rituals surrounding death are an aid in the grieving process. In instances where there is no service, experts recommend sending condolences to the bereaved person or family's home.