August 2014 Issue
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer  is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
- Theodore Roosevelt
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Variety Guide is available Online
Pictures of the Month
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"How Do You Say Corazon?" CONTEST!


This week on LivRio we are running a Corazon contest! Watch this video and then enter your own "How Do You Say Corazon?" video to win cash, t-shirts, and roses! 


"How do you say Corazon?" CONTEST!



ALS Ice-bucket Challenge


This month, the Rio Rose family took part in the ALS Ice-bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. We accepted the challenge from the Esprit Miami team and had a great time accomplishing our challenge and donating to the ALS Foundation. Please support this great cause and create a world without ALS.


Visit the ALS site here


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Rio Roses at Society of American Florists Annual Convention 2014

Rio Roses was proud to participate in the 2014 annual SAF convention, held this year in Marco Island, FL. We received outstanding varieties ribbons for our beautiful Saffina Pompons, Dianthus Hot Pink Star minis, Rose Hybrid Tea Confidential, Rose Hybrid Tea Pink Floyd!  


We also filmed our LivRio video at the convention, click on the video below to watch some highlights from the show

Rio at 2014 SAF Convention!
Rio at 2014 SAF Convention!


News and Events


Savvy Retailer Club

Are you a retail florist? Are you interested in getting more information on Rio Rose products? Join the Rio Roses Savvy Retailer Club! This is a special place where you can get our newest Rio Marketing Kits with special material to promote Rio Roses in your shop. As a member, you also get up-to-date information on everything within the world of design, color trends, home decor and the floral industry! 

Join the Savvy Retailer Club here

Denver Wholesale Florist - Flint, Open House

On Thursday, September 11, DWF-Flint is hosting an open house for local floral retailers. Susan will represent Rio Roses at this event and present our beautiful and newest floral products available!

From the news desk...

Sherwin-Williams released their 2014 Color Mix Color Forecast.

"What color is your happy place? Maybe it's a perfect balance of earthly hues or a magical alchemy of supernatural shimmer. Maybe you crave the lush shades of a tropical rainforest or a bold palette sampled and spun together from all over the world."

Buoyant: These colors are inspired by something we know well... florals. This palette can bring nature and flowers into any urban environment.


Unrestrained: These colors pulled inspiration from South Africa's colorful art scene, as well as the future 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Words to describe this collection are... Carnival, ethic-inspired and Bohemian. 


Voyage: As the name suggests, these colors appeal to the adventurer in all of us. Inspired by space, stars, the Northern Lights, blood moons, and even the sea. 

Chrysalis: These colors are inspired by the colors of the earth and sky. They focus on "natural" and creating an oasis and  tempo giusto (the "right time") 



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The Rio Rose Variety Guide is ONLINE!

Have you seen the latest Rio Roses Variety Guide?


You can access our Rio Roses Variety Guide online at any time. Please visit our BRAND NEW website at and click on "The Hive" tab and then on the "Savvy Retailers Club" page. You will find the link under the Rio Roses Variety Guide 2013-2014 section. 


You can also view our Variety Guide by clicking here! Please feel free to view, download or share!




Pictures of the Month 
Mears Floral Fall/Winter 2014 Show!