Valley Flower Shop News
Top Flower Shops Near Woodland Hills - Woodland Hills MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
HK’s online ordering system 24 hours a day. Established in 1997, HK Flowers has proudly served the San Fernando Valley for 20 years, providing floral arrangements for everything from weddings and birthdays to graduations, funerals and more. The shop is located at 19755 Vanowen Street Suite A-22 in Winnetka.Abbey’s Flower Garden was established in 1990 and has been family-owned and operated since, with staff wholly committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Abbey’s specializes in high-end wedding arrangements at a reasonable price, and its staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant and memorable one. The shop is located at 22037 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.Woodland Warner Flowers proudly serves Woodland Hills and surrounding areas, remaining committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by friendly and prompt service. Branding itself a “local family florist,” Woodland Warner Flowers goes out of its way to make every experience a pleasant one with hand-arranged flowers that are fresh and expertly handled by professional florists to give each gift that special, personal touch. Amongst the top flower shops near Woodland Hills, Woodland Warner Flowers boasts an assortment of lovely plants and dazzling gift baskets for any occasion. The store is located at 21212 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.Any of the shops mentioned above will definitely redefine “flower power” when you’re looking for that perfect bouquet this year, no matter the occasion. http://woodlandhillsmagazine.com/top-flower-shops-near-woodland-hills/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Krause, Bantz and the other volunteers came together earlier this year to form the group when the nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers of Silicon Valley called it quits after its monthly rent doubled to $8,000. During its three years of operation, the nonproft — which was part of the national Random Acts of Flowers organization that is still in operation elsewhere — delivered nearly 32,000 bouquets and recycled more than 39,000 vases, according to its website.
The Silicon Valley group also developed a cadre of exceptionally enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom were working as many as four days a week and participating in every step, from picking up leftover flowers, rearranging them and personally delivering them to the bedside.
"When it closed its doors, people were broken hearted," said Klause, who had been four-day-a-week volunteer. "It was awful, just awful. There were several people who said, 'We've got to keep this up. Even if we make only five bouquets and deliver them to the VA once a week, that's what we'll do.'"
Klause was among the volunteers who came knocking on the door of nonprofit senior services agency Avenidas in a bid to find a new home for the activity.
"We heard about (the closure of Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of 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 ... https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/10/07/volunteers-band-together-to-revive-recycled-bouquet-program
Flowers Done Green - local flower shop keeps it unexpected - Volume OneMonday, December 17, 2018
Sarah Lambert Freeman’s Hive & Hollow, it’s the perfect chance to show locals what makes her floral services unique in the Valley.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful. We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.” – Sarah Lambert, Hive & Hollow“What I’m trying to do that’s different is having all of my flowers sourced as locally as possible,” Sarah said. In the spring and summer that means using supplies from her own greenhouse and garden and supporting local flower growers. When the winter months restrict local options to willow branches, pine cones, and evergreens, rather than ordering carnations and roses from Central American farms, she brings out the best of the seasonal options, accentuating them with plants from a Minnesota greenhouse.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful,” Sarah said. “We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.”Sarah is also celebrating sustainability through her choices in product. She recalls a conversation with a fellow florist from ten years ago, when her coworker expressed concern the effect of floral industry chemicals on fertility. Before then, she hadn’t realized the proliferation of carcinogenic chemicals i... https://volumeone.org/articles/2018/11/28/27005_flowers_done_green
Perspective | This D.C. florists secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostMonday, December 17, 2018
Phil orders most of the flowers and is the ambassador and face of the company.Everything about Phil is flowers. He lives in a Montgomery County neighborhood called (I am not making this up) Flower Valley. His house is on Jasmine Drive. He wore a green flower-print Brooks Brothers silk tie when I saw him.Phil doesn’t take a salary. He and Peg, his wife of 63 years, live on Social Security and stock investments.“We bought a new truck with my salary [instead... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
A Film Producer's Vibrant Estate Wedding in Napa Valley - BridesMonday, December 17, 2018
Molly's Nashville-based siblings at dinner.Don't let the innocuous proposal fool you, though—Molly and Bron tied the knot in an epically elegant Napa Valley ceremony on July 7, 2018. Incomparably fitting for the bride's profession, Molly describes the stunning venue of choice, a private estate in St. Helena, as "something out of a movie." "Once we saw it, we knew it was meant for us," she adds. "The manicured gardens and property are just gorgeous." And, after planning fell under way, the couple's wedding invitations actually inspired the overall vision for the vibrant, flower-filled big day itself. "I love, love color—and lots of it," Molly emphasizes.Read on to see the bride's affinity for bright hues at work in this vibrant estate wedding, as captured by Jesse Leake and planned by Bash Please.Photo by Jesse LeakePhoto by Jesse LeakePhoto by Jesse LeakeMolly kicked the white wedding dress tradition to the curb and instead sought to showcase the wedding's overarching floral motif with her fashion choices. To accomplish that, she looked to Monique Lhuillier's ready-to-wear collection and selected a strapless evening-gown-turned-wedding-dress that kept up a romantic, florid appearance while still feeling classic. "When I saw it and the colorful flowers, I just knew it was so unique and exactly what I wanted," she says.Molly later added a pink belt to her look at the reception, but namely accessorized with pink and green Manolo Blahnik heels, her mother's vintage diamond three-ring hoop earrings, and a bracelet inscribed with her late sister's initials.Photo by Jesse LeakeBron and Molly's wedding stationery (aka the design that started it all!) melded pink and purple hues with pretty blooms. "It was ... https://www.brides.com/story/a-film-producers-vibrant-estate-wedding-in-napa-valley
Forget Flower Girls Chic “Flower Grannies” Led the Way Down the Aisle at this WeddingTuesday, October 16, 2018
Joseph Garrity, a junior on the baseball team, had noticed her from the dugout. However, Chelsea transferred schools after her freshman year, switching to a college in Alabama. Even though Chelsea and Joseph were now at two different schools in two different states, they exchanged numbers over Twitter. For the next year they spoke to one another non-stop. Chelsea’s mysterious instinct about Joseph deepened: it felt meant to be.Though they had been talking for months, it had been a while since their first mutual year at Frostburg. For the couple’s first official date they settled on a restaurant neighboring the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, Maryland, called the Tidewater Grill. Chelsea and Joseph strolled together down the pier sharing life stories and inside jokes. By the time they reached the Concord Point Lighthouse, it felt as though the stars had aligned. For the next four years, the couple took turns traveling to each other’s homes every weekend.div class="eic-image eic-image-0" data-size-x="516"... https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/09/26/wedding-flower-grannies-not-flower-girls/
New florist in Foley offers Just Perfect arrangementsTuesday, August 28, 2018
Smith said. It's Just Perfect is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The shop is located at 15213 Alabama Highway 59 in Foley. For more information, call 251-943-5765 or visit itsjustperfectflowers.com. Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2018/08/12/new-floral-shop-its-just-perfect-opens-foley/957658002/
Agribusiness accolades: Grinter Farms featured in Country LIving; Next to Nature Farms in 435 MagazineTuesday, July 17, 2018
Other fields making the list criss-crossed the country: Ohio, New Jersey, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Alabama, New York (2), Florida, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, North Carolina (2), Tennessee and Minnesota.Georgia had two fields on the list and, of course Grinter Farms wasn’t alone in the Sunflower State.The other is in Lyndon, which is south of Topeka on U.S. Highway 75.The Lyndon Leader 4-H Sunflowers are “organized and managed by the local Lyndon Leaders 4H Club,” according to Mattern. “This sunflower field in Lyndon, Kansas is open to visitors for photos and flower picking. Donations are accepted on site and are often donated to local charities, making this attraction well worth the visit.”To see the full list, go to countryliving.com.Next to Nature FarmThis month’s 435 Magazine features a story called “The Business of Bees,” which profiles Next to Nature Farm, a local operation just northwest of Tonganoxie.The farm, established in 2008, offers honey for food consumption, honey-based skin care products, fruit (apples, peaches, plums and pears) and eggs.Owner Chad Gilliland, an avid beekeeper, and his family have taken a “chemical-free” approach to their farm, as they do not use pesticides and rely on sticky traps and other means to combat insects.According to Sherry Kuehl’s story about the farm in her 435 Magazine feature, the Gillilands launched their Next to Nature line of skin products for the first time after extensive research between Chad and his wife.Current best-sellers, according to the story, are the Comfrey Salve, Healing Salve and lotion bars.“My wife and I did a ton of research on the medicinal and healing properties of natural herbs and essential oils,” Gilliland said in the 435 story. “We spent countless hours making sure that each and every ingredient component would work well and offer the specific medicinal properties we desired as well as the right natural moisturizing ingredient components that would complement the recipe.”After Friday’s Tonganoxie Business Association meeting, Gilliland told The Mirror that his family stays pretty busy throughout the year with selling at markets and other events. He also hopes to eventually open a store at the farm.To read the 435 story, visit 435mag.com. http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/news/2018/jul/11/agribusiness-accolades-grinter-farms-featured-coun/
Business is blooming at House of FlowersTuesday, July 03, 2018
Everything needs its own identity,” he said. “I started running everything like I was a large shop in a large metro area. What I’ve been termed in the Alabama State Florist Association is ‘the biggest little shop in the state.” Although the summer months are the slowest for flower sales, business is still in full swing. Sorrell runs the store with floral design help from Amber Tucker and the occasional hand from his father.“It would be my hope for the Valley area that they know they can turn to me to turn their emotions into something presentable to another person,” Sorrell said. “Whether it’s congratulations or happy birthday or ‘We are sorry your mom died,’ any kind of emotion that you feel, there’s a flower we can send for it.” ... https://www.valleytimes-news.com/2018/06/business-is-blooming-at-house-of-flowers/