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GARDEN TOOLS, ACCESSORIES & MORE

FLORISTRY Cutting Tools F.A.Q

Craft & Ribbon Scissors

Craft scissors have a large grip and shorter blade for a more precise and controlled cut for your flower stems and unwanted foliage. Ribbon scissors have much larger blades and odd-sized handles for a trigger-like grip.

Rose Strippers or “Dethorners”

Designed to “strip” your rose stem clear of thorns and foliage quickly, without damaging or scaring stems.  

Secateurs & Trimmers

Secateurs have a curved nose and corresponding blade that acts like a shear, typically used for thicker foliage. Trimmers have long handles and smaller noses to allow you to also cut through thicker foliage but are more agile than secateurs.

BOOGAARDEN TOOLS

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HOW TO USE A KENZAN/FLOWER FROG

The kenzan originates from ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. It is a heavy metal plate with needles to which flower stems can be affixed to hold them in place and upright.

1. Place the kenzan in a shallow bowl full of water. Optional: secure it with adhesive tape or clay.

2. Gather your stems and branches and cut the base on a slight angle to the desired length.

3. Place stems in between the metal pins or directly on a pin to hold floral stems upright. Move from outside in.

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HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT PLANT POT

1. Will your Plant be Indoors or Outdoors?

Outdoor plant pots need to be weatherproof and resist the elements whereas indoor pots do not need to be as hardy.

2. Does your plant pot require drainage holes and a pot plate?

Drainage holes are usually located at the bottom of a pot. A pot plate is the saucer under a pot that catches the overflow of water.

3. Is your plant small or large?

Consider what size the plant will grow in the future as the size and of the pot will control the growth. Large, heavy plant pots are best for outdoor plants. Small plant pots are good for indoor plants because they don’t take up large amounts of space. 

4. What material do you want, and is it right for your plant?

The material a plant pot is made from will determine its weight, durability, and how it may react to the elements.