Local Flower Shop News
Red Deer art exhibit: Flowers symbolize “essence of life” for cancer survivorTuesday, August 28, 2018
A “celebration of life” exhibit by an Alberta cancer survivor speaks to the therapeutic value of art.Close-Up: Paintings by Donna Gallant, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, reveals the magnificent colours, shapes and textures of roses, irises, gladiolas, tulips and begonias.The striking show, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, appears to put flowers under a magnifying glass so that viewers’ eyes can take in their interior “drama,” said the artist, Gallant.Up close, the stamens, filaments and petals she’s painted take on an abstract perspective. But when viewed from across the room, they come together in intricate, floral detail.Gallant compares this to life: Sometimes you don’t know why you are experiencing something in the moment its happening. But you eventually gain a big-picture view with the passage of time.The Lethbridge-based painter recalled being initially drawn to ominous dark colours and spiky shapes at the centre of flowers when she began painting this series a decade ago.Shortly after, Gallant was diagnosed with early-stage uterine cancer in 2010. It made her wonder if her preoccupat... https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/red-deer-art-exhibit-flowers-symbolize-essence-of-life-for-cancer-survivor/
Special delivery for Fort Mac moms - Lethbridge HeraldMonday, May 23, 2016
Later Saturday afternoon, Braun, her husband, 13-year-old daughter Keara, and Braun’s mother filled the backseat of Braun’s SUV with the flowers and began the drive up north. When they reached Red Deer, the group needed a place to sleep for the night, and the manager at the Super 8 happily donated two rooms when it was learned what they were doing.They continued the drive to Edmonton on Mother’s Day, to deliver the flowers to the evacuees at the Northlands Expo Centre. Standing outside the front door, they handed them to mothers as they walked out.“It was super sweet. There were a couple kids and husbands or dads that came up and asked for flowers for their moms or wives,” said Braun. “We got lots of hugs, smiles, some tears from people. So many people took the time to talk for a couple minutes to express their thanks.”What really stood out to Braun was the reaction they received from the men, who appeared grateful to have something to give their loved one when they had no other means.“The look in their eyes… when they said thank you…I think because their wife or their mom was still getting recognized in a way that maybe they couldn’t have done it and they just seemed so appreciative of it.”For Braun, it really hit her hard when they shared stories of losing their homes. One man told her how he and his wife were evacuated to separate areas.“It had been six days and he still hadn’t talked to her. I just teared up right away,” said Braun. “When the safe list came out, he looked on it and saw her name, so he knows that she’s safe, but he still wasn’t able to talk to her.”Braun said it all wouldn’t have been possible without her family members and sponsors who helped along the way.“They were a really big help with organizing it, and picking things up, and doing everything that needed to be done,” said Braun.She is also grateful to Preston from National Car and Truck Rental who offered to donate a vehicle if hers wasn’t big enough to fit the flowers.“There are so many necessities people need, and I know there are a lot of organizations donating… but for moms on Mother’s Day to be without their homes and uncertain of the future, sometimes a little bit of flowers goes a long way,” said Sharon Ulrich, owner of Flowers on 9th.That’s why she didn’t hesitate to donate when Braun phoned. Ulrich chipped in some spider mums, sunflowers, alstromeria and potted plants.“I think it’s really nice what they did, to give to other people and try and make them feel better at a difficult time,” said Ulrich. “It’s not a necessity, but just something to brighten their days.”Follow @MelissaVHerald on TwitterLeave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/05/11/special-delivery-for-fort-mac-moms/
6 tips on buying flowers onlineTuesday, October 30, 2018
Most people don’t have flowers in their gardens that they can pick as it takes a lot of discipline to grow them. The easiest way to give someone flower is to order it at the online florist shop. The following are 6 tips on what you should do before buying flowers online. Find Out Whether the Flower is in SeasonIf you want to give someone flower, you would first think what flowers she likes. However, before ordering the flowers, you must first check whether the flower is in season. If the flower is in season, it will be cheaper as they don’t have to be imported. For example, poinsetta is always available in Christmas season. Tulip comes to mind when it is in the spring season. Roses, dahlias, peonies and snapdragons are some of the flowers of summer season. Usually, you can check the seasonal flowers at the online florist site. Buy Flowers that Matches Her PersonalityIf you have no idea what types of flower she likes, you can just buy flowers that matches her personality. Every flower carries a different meaning. You can search online for the meaning of these flowers and order a custom bouquet containing the flowers that carries the meaning you want to tell her. A custom flower bouquet like this will make the recipient feel more special. Use the Category Navigation to Find a Flower for the OccasionYou can also navigate the site using the category to find ... https://augustafreepress.com/6-tips-on-buying-flowers-online/
Flower shop petals for a good causeTuesday, October 30, 2018
CAIRO — A Cairo florist plans to participate in a nationwide random of act of kindness by handing out flowers across Greene County today. Karen’s Flower Shoppe at 271 Main St. is part of Petal It Forward, started by the Society of American Florists. In 2017, Karen’s handed out bouquets of flowers to 100 people. This year, shop employees plan to hand out 300 bouquets to 150 people, owner Karen Gallo said.“When we were out giving these away people, thought it was the most fantastic thing they ever heard of,” Gallo said. “We were going to get more involved and spread more flowers this year.” Petal It Forward’s mission is to hand out two bouquets of flowers per person — one for them to keep and the other to give away, National Society of American Florists Marketing Vice President Jennifer Sparks said.“I consider it to be a gesture of communication — some people just need human connection,” Sparks said. “We want to give people the surp... https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/flower-shop-%E2%80%98petals%E2%80%99-good-cause
Fashion Industry Favorite FLOOM Brings Its Same Day Online Artisanal Flower Delivery Experience StatesideTuesday, October 30, 2018
Floom is the product of my life-long love of flowers and the frustration that the floral industry didn’t have a beautifully curated, easy to use service that brought together all the amazing florists operating under the radar of most people,’ says Elie. Floom is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become the most-trusted place to send extraordinary flowers from the best independent florists around the globe. Our website’s seamless curatorial-like shopping experience, blends creative and inspiring content and exceptional customer service to create a marketplace like no other, offering a truly unique floral delivery experience. Floom has been voted one of the top UK 100 startups two years in a row, created long-lasting relationships with florists across all of the UK and New York, and sent flowers to over 120 different countries.Created out of the conundrum of trying to find beautifully crafted bouquets online or at the local grocery store, Floom believes that last minute bouquets should be just as beautiful as the ones you spent a little bit more time arranging. Striving to be a platform where shoppers can find a stylish selection of speedily available bouquets – a sort of Farfetch for independent florists if you like – Floom gives florists the tools connect to our discerning online community. Florists receive a backend management tool, and customers receive more options, in more areas, from carefully vetted florists, with the ultimate convenience of a seamless check-out and fresh, uniquely designed bouquets delivered stat whether it’s Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Hump Day. Continuing on their mission to spread floral joy, Floom is now working with the most sought-after, independent, green fingered artisans in Los Angeles including Eric Buterbaugh, Fiore Designs and Juicy ... http://nbherard.com/pr/fashion-industry-favorite-floom-brings-its-same-day-online-artisanal-flower-delivery-experience-stateside/232992
Florist Fire outgrows Hyde Park Village, relocates to Davis IslandsTuesday, October 30, 2018
TAMPA -- Florist Fire Design House creates award-winning florals for any special occasion: weddings, corporate parties, charity events “and just because flowers make everyone happy,” said Gayle Zerr, the owner/lead designer who relocated the floral shop to downtown Davis Islands last month.“We outgrew our space in Hyde Park Village,” Zerr said. “I really like the sense of community on Davis Islands and felt it needed a neighborhood flower shop.”Weddings keep the business busy year round and account for 75 percent of the work.“I love weddings,” Zerr said. “We’ve done themes from traditional to Bollywood, a really fun one with exotic flowers, incense and lanterns.”Corporate and charitable clients, including Wine, Women and Shoes and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital gala can take 80 hours of planning and preparing, she said.“We did a Dali event where we copied his paintings and portrayed them in florals... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/city-times/florist-fire-outgrows-hyde-park-village-relocates-to-davis-island-20181011/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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