Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Language of Flowers

So I have been meaning to tell you the scientifically accurate floral industry approved words and terms we use here at DFFD. (ha)

Nodules- the place where the leaf and stem meet

Nubbins - similiar to Nodules
CaCa- dead yucky flower or foliage
Wonky - off kilter 
Fug - ugly
Fugalug - even uglier
to "zhuzh" - to fix up and "fluff up" the flowers in the vase
to "want to eat it" - the flowers look good
Delicious - very pretty


flwrjane said...

That is one delicious arrangement.

At our shop:
PITA (refers to customer who is a pain in the a-- ) just had to deal with one.

So Eighties, when someone wants babies breath in their roses or a fan shaped arrangement

Looks like it could be in a magazine. when someone does something spectacular.

Basura Trash or a trashy arrangement.

Denise Fasanello said...

LOL! I am SO using these

cepaquette said...

Let's not forget "don't fear the gardenia" - in the vein of Blue Oyster Cult's famous tune. Though this only applied to once working with gardenias, it was an amusing phrase of the day...

webb said...

I so want to eat those peonies!

red ticking said...

love these beauties... and your blog is fabulous... xx pam

Kate said...

hmm... i'm totally going to try to incorporate zhuzh into my vocabulary... love it.