Getting your flowers to the show in best possible condition is the most important aspect for an exhibitor to complete successfully. There is a process to learn that really is a skill to master to ensure you get the best results for your blooms when delivering them to a flower show. Todd Alvis of the Red Stick Chapter of the American Hibicus Society has been doing this for many years and shares with us how he preps and transports his blooms to a flower show.
Cutting Your Blooms
The SCHS uses alligator clips on place card holder blocks to display blooms at a flower show. It is important when cutting your bloom that you leave enough of the bud stem so that your bloom has stem to deeply insert into the clip.
Prepping Your Bloom
In order to best preserve your bloom and keep it from getting any damage before and during transport here are some steps you can take.