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April 27, 2018

Coolest idea for transporting miniature roses: floral foam (aka Oasistm). Yes, the ubiquitous floral foam not only holds your arrangements securely, it also transports miniature roses like a charm!

Let us review the essential rules for using floral foam:

Let the block of...

April 27, 2018

When well done, no two modern arrangements are alike. All of them are free of the geometric patterns and design rules that characterize traditional arrangements. This allows an almost infinite range of design possibilities. With this freedom, however, there comes a cha...

February 1, 2015

One of the most versatile materials in the arranger’s tool-kit is floral foam (commonly referred to as Oasis®, a brand name). Unfortunately, it seldom comes with instructions and is easily misused, with disappointing (if not disastrous) results. For these reasons, many...

March 1, 2011

A reader has requested clarification regarding the use of a floral conditioning solution (e.g. Chrysal RVB) vs. a floral preservative solution (e.g. Floralife, Oasis or Chrysal Cut Flower Food). The concern is well-founded because the terms are easily confused and some...

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