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Selection, Conditioning, Storage of Cut Flowers and Foliage

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Bactericide
an agent added to a preservative that kills bacteria in the water
Conditioning
the technique of treating flowers to extend their life
Ethylene gas
a naturally occurring gas in flowers that hastens maturity and causes rapid deterioration of cut flowers
Filler flowers
used to fill in the gaps between mass flowers and to give depth to a design
Form flowers
have unusual, distinctive shapes and add emphasis to an arrangement
Hydration
the process of a plant's capillaries carrying water and nutrients up the stem to the leaves and flowers; keeps the flowers fresh
Line flowers
long, slender spikes or blossoms with florets blooming along the stem; bare twigs or other similar type materials are also classified as line flowers; these flowers are used to establish the skeleton of the arrangement
Mass flowers
long-stemmed flowers with large rounded heads and are used inside the framework of the linear flowers toward the focal point