Author(s): Rod Jones
Many florists and consumers stil believe in old myths such as burning, bashing or boiling stems and adding aspirin to vase water. Scientific trials now show that such methods rarely help and some are actually damaging. Caring for Cut Flowers aims to show florists and growers how to make cut flowers last longer. While proper postharvest techniques will not magically transform poor quality flowers into first class material, a few basic, inexpensive techniques can maximize the vase life of good quality material. The author outlines in simple terms what to look for when buying and provides specific care instructions on what to do and what to avoid in handling, storing and displaying numerous common flower varieties. The book outlines care techniques for a wide range of flowers; contains the latest research from Australia, America and Europe; tells how to select prime quality flowers, and how to increase their vase life; explains in simple terms the science behind cut flower care; and provides specific care instructions for more than 100 flower varieties, including Australian natives and common garden flowers.
Outlines care techniques for a wide range of flowers
“In my opinion anyone concerned with the growing, handling and selling of cut flowers should have a copy of this book. Growers and florists should have a copy available for all staff to borrow and study.”
Colin Fleming, Secretary, Flower Industry Association – Tasmania