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Sierra Flower Finder Contributor

Name: Tom Leckman
Nickname: north of 45
Company: Sierra Flower Trading
Location: QC, Canada
Member Type: EComm Florist
Member Since: January-04-11
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/#!/tom.leckman
Twitter URL: tpl-online
LinkedIn URL: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=37442225&trk=tab_pro
Recently Added Varieties (Total: 17)
Baltica White
Added on: January-12-11
Vital
Added on: December-28-10
Orion
Added on: December-28-10
Alpinum
Added on: December-28-10
Arianna
Added on: December-28-10
Tropical Amazone
Added on: December-28-10
Recently Added Pictures (Total: 4)
Cumosum
Added on: October-06-11
Birds Of Paradise
Added on: May-28-11
Birds Of Paradise
Added on: May-28-11
Coco Grando
Added on: March-29-11
Recent Articles (Total: 4)
Black edges on roses
Gayle Smith gives a very concise explanation of the growing issues that produce black edging on roses. This was taken from the Flowers and Cents site, you can explore more through the link below.
February-02-12
Study Finds Flower Longevity Guarantee Plays Role in Purchasing Decisions
The American Floral Endowment has done consumer research that should be interesting to all florists. This article on vase life guarantees points to importance of long lasting flowers for consumers.
November-23-11
Montreal Flower Auction "Marche Floral"
Here's a short video of the Montreal Flower auction.
August-30-11
Quick tour of the Ontario Flower Grower Auction
Here's a short video produced by OFG. It gives you a quick 10 minute tour of the auction.
August-29-11
Recent Discussions (Total: 15)
Flower Finder Help / Support / FAQ Replied: I don't know of any official site that offers this service but I can suggest that you send us the picture at info@sierraflower.com and we will try to identify it.
On: I have been given a picture of a flower that a bride wants for bouonnier and I can't identify the flower.  Is there somewhere I could post the pic and get some help?& ...
April-10-12
Proteas and Leucadendrons Discussions Replied: As always, you need to buy them fresh. If the foliage is blackened, they may be old or have suffered from excessive cold storage.
We treat our proteas the same way as o ...
On: I love pink mink protea!  But they rarely open for me.  But when they do - WOW!  Is there a special trick in processing to encourage this?
November-19-11
Carnations Discussions Posted: Can someone explain the difference between Green Trick and Green Ball? Is it just the bloom size? Is the bloom size always related to the stem length? Are they exactly th ... October-12-11
General Topics Replied: Montreal has a fair sized jewish community. We see an small increase in demand in "special" flowers. Forget carns and minies, think lilies, exotics and other higher ...
On:

Is Rosh Hashanah considered to be a "Healthy" flower holiday?  Does the industry see a noticeable jump in consumption?  If so, what type of floral pr ...

August-29-11
Flowers and Fillers Discussions Replied: Peonies are a spring crop and right now the only place I know to get them is from Holland where they are artificially forced. Price is going to be an issue.
Try your Du ...
On: I'M PLANNING  A WEDDING FOR 9-10-11 AND IT'S IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THE BRIDE WANTS WHITE (POSSIBLY WITH A BLUSH OF PINK) PEONIES FOR HER BOUQUET? ANY SUGGESTIONS ...
August-23-11
Sierra Flower Finder is dedicated to the professional floral community by Sierra Flower Trading. Through this collaborative site, we are creating the opportunity for breeders, growers, wholesalers and florists to share their knowledge and passion for the incredible diversity of flowers that make our industry so unique.