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The Bloom Journal

Florist Talk | When superannuation becomes a situation

There are some large, colourful and fascinating egos in the floristry game. And I love watching them fly as close as they can to the sun, thinking ...

Florist Talk | The letter your boss should have give you by now

As part of the four-yearly review of Modern Awards that is currently underway, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) determined that as of 1 October 2018,...

Florist Talk | Lunch Breaks - Your Right

One of the things that surprises us most is when new employees start with us is that they are a little shocked that we insist that they take a 30 m...

Florist Talk | It pays to declare

It’s not uncommon to hear of unscrupulous florist operators paying their staff wages in cash, off the books. Generally it’s when penalty rates come...

Florist Talk | 10 European Florists You Should be Following on Insta

When it comes to design, it’s fairly safe to generalise that Europeans 'do it’ better. They rightly lay claim to the best design in just about ever...

Florist Talk | Standing Safe

Claims are currently being made by health experts that sitting is the new smoking in the workplace so it’s great to know that as florists we are go...

Florist Talk | To foam or not to foam

An interesting topic I hear florists in Melbourne talking about at the moment is the use and production of the green spongy foam that has been used...

Florist Talk | Snips - Most just don’t make the cut

If there is one tool that we all punish like no other, it’s our snips. And just like a good chef wouldn’t use blunt, low quality knives, a florist ...

Florist Talk | Should I just move on?

Dear Kate, I’ve just completed my study (finally!) and am just starting out as a florist and I am not really enjoying my work place. There is a lo...

Florist Talk | Starting a career in floristry

We are approached almost every day by creatives who are wanting to know the best way to commence a career as a florist so I thought it would be val...