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Growing up on a farm in Texas, Ashton Lucas always figured she’d do something related to agriculture. But it wasn’t until she was a sophomore in high school that she considered the idea of being a retail florist. That’s the…

Get to know Smithers-Oasis

Since our earliest days in 1954, when V.L. Smithers revolutionized the floral industry with the creation of water-absorbing foam for florists, Smithers-Oasis has grown into a leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessory products, cellular growing media,…

Halloween History and Symbols

Halloween dates back 2,000 years to now present-day Ireland, northern France, and the United Kingdom, where the Celts celebrated the ancient festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Held on their new year, November 1, the festival marked the end of harvest…