Ask the Expert – Flowers

Hello Christine, What is your opinion about using fresh flowers for open houses and staging work? – Bill, Minnesota Bill, Although fresh flowers are charming, I have a couple of […]

Hello Christine,

What is your opinion about using fresh flowers for open houses and staging work?

– Bill, Minnesota

Bill,

Although fresh flowers are charming, I have a couple of concerns about them. If you use fresh flowers, who will change the water and pick up the dropped petals? Also, many people are allergic to pollen, so professional stagers usually opt for good quality silk versions. (Silk is also ideal for durability, portability, and serviceability). Having said that Bill, you can find pollen-free flowers, which vary depending on where you live. If you really want to use fresh flowers, certain chrysanthemums, dahlias and asters (called formal doubles) are pollen free. You can add orchids, camellias, bougainvillea, and pots of blooming hydrangeas. Also, roses that are still in the bud to half open are generally safe. I hope that helps!

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About Christine Rae

Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: http://www.christineraelivingoils.com