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Tom Bowling 2013 > Pink-Tober

October 13th, 2013

As you well know, October is the ‘official’ month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many races and other fund raisers have been established for the battle for women’s breast cancer. You too can do your part by doing some fund raising in your store by featuring pink flowers, vases, and accessories for the rest of the month. Perhaps you might want to consider donating a portion of every “Pinktober” arrangement or loose cut flower sale to your local cancer charity to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
The wide variety of pink flowers makes this project fun and easy to execute. Since pink is not such a high demand color for the October season, the availability is plentiful. You can go with any type of look to be able to showcase your individual design style.
Think about offering a combination of Pink Ginger, Pink Anthurium, Pink Mink Protea based with some pink carnations for a dramatic high style, contemporary design. What a great look for an office or commercial facility where lots of people can see your work. Be sure to include your business card for maximum exposure. Want a more residential presentation? Consider a combination of Roses, Carnations, & Alstroemeria accented with some pink Wax Flower styled in a pink vase or vintage Jardin jar. These work out well being more desk or table size appropriate. Stock, Spray Roses, Dahlias, Hydrangea, are some other excellent choices. You might even think of doing a promotion about October smelling Pink and do a combination of fragrant pink Oriental Lilies, Garden Roses and Freesia. Since these are all very fragrant flowers, you may want to consider limiting the flower to just one variety at a time or combining the high fragrance flowers with other flowers that do not have a strong fragrance such as Gerbera Daisies, Mini Callas, or Tulips.
Don’t forget to add some interesting foliage choices when you are considering the overall impact of your floral designs. Broad lead foliage’s such as Fatsia, Monstera and Aspidistra add beauty and interest because of their distinctive form. Line foliage such as Myrtle, Spiral Eucalyptus and Flax all add dramatic impact to establish or reinforce vertical lines. Foliage can also add textural interest too. Adding a judicious amount of Seeded Eucalyptus, Millet or Ming Fern can add just the right amount of accent to your floral styling.
Check the Florabundance web site or check with your Floral Consultant to find out what flowers and foliage’s are available for you to get on board and start yourself feeling a little more pinky.

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