All Saints' Day; Palmetto
All Saints’ Day, on the 1st of November, is one of the biggest flower days in Southern Europe. At this day Catholics throughout the whole world commemorate all Saints; martyrs and other people who have gone to heaven. Many people visit the graves of friends and loved ones and cover their graves with flowers. That’s why the demand of flowers is very high around this day. Also in Eastern-Europe many people celebrate All Saints’ Day. There, especially Palmetto is very popular. We would like to provide some more information about this beautiful leaf.
Palmetto (Chaemerops humilis) has its origin in the Western Mediterranean areas of South Afrika and Europe. The generally small Palm tree also grows very well in Florida, where our supplier Grayson Puckett Ferneries is situated. There Palmetto grows, just as Salal, in the natural shadow of large forests. Pickers go through the forests, collecting Palm in large bales. The big Palmetto bales are brought to the warehouse of Grayson Puckett, where the employees select the leaves on size, pack with ten stems a bunch and in boxes. The available Palmetto leaf lengths are 45, 55, 65 and 75 centimeters. Palmetto is packed with 35, 25, 20 and 15 bunches, with less bunches a box for bigger leaf sizes. Because of its good preservation and high resistance it is a very suitable product for in ornamental flower decorations that are exhibited outside. In flower arrangements for All Saints Day, the full core of the Palmetto leaves with the radial ends can give an extraordinary look similar to the holy halo.
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