Alaska Flower Shop News
Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish - Anchorage Daily NewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
This is an installment of Shop Talk, an occasional series of interviews with business owners in Alaska, typically focusing on the state economy and how it is affecting them. Dallas Wildeve didn't have a background as a florist when she decided to open up floral studio Bloomsbury Blooms in Anchorage in 2012. She studied art in college, but gardening and plants had always been a part of her life. So she decided to jump into the industry, and learned along the way the challenges of sourcing flowers in Alaska. At Bloomsbury Blooms' small shop downtown on Fourth Avenue one recent morning, Wildeve arranged foraged birch branches and spruce along with California roses, poppies and other flowers at a table in the back of the studio for a customer order. One goal at Bloomsbury is to use a foraged item — mostly from the shop's Sutton farm, called Bloomsbury Gardens at Eska Ridge — in all arrangements. The studio also focuses on locally made pottery for the vases. Wildeve talked to the Anchorage Daily News about her business.How did it go in the beginning with this business, with...
Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Opened Huge Ftd Companies, Inc Position - BZ WeeklySunday, February 11, 2018
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What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Brownsville florist has deep roots - Bowling Green Daily NewsTuesday, September 26, 2017
The less I think about it, the better it’ll turn out.”Anthony, after filling a separate vase with greenery, arranged a dozen roses and filled in with hypernicum berries and Alaskan aster.“The basic designs I guess is based on geometrics,” he said. “You have kind of a starting point and then as you work, you go from A to B to C and then you fill in what you like, what looks good in that certain arrangement.”In the decades his shop has been open, Anthony has relied very little on traditional advertising, he said, adding that word of mouth “helps more than anything else.”When families come back to his store for more floral arrangements and bouquets for events like weddings and funerals, Anthony knows he’s doing a good job.“That’s when you know if you’re doing good,” he said. “If you serve a family and they keep coming back to you, you know you’re doing good.”... http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/brownsville-florist-has-deep-roots/article_ecec9632-b146-593f-8c92-b416818b60f0.html
It's time to stop and smell the wildflowers - Kenai Peninsula OnlineTuesday, June 27, 2017
It’s easy to find yourself among the wildflowers in Alaska.The approach of summer solstice brings peak wildflower season on the Kenai Peninsula. The roadways are already brightened by the deep purple of the lupine. It’s hard, though, to predict exactly when the bloom will reach its height.“The question will be when they peak this year,” Kenai Wildlife Refuge Park Ranger Leah Eskelin said. “I wouldn’t even be able to put my finger on it because it’s different throughout the peninsula.”Eskelin said she saw all the wild roses and Labrador tea flowers out by the Swanson River in full bloom Monday and she saw the same in the Skilak area this weekend.“Those flowers are all blooming and then, here, around town, nothing,” Eskelin said.But the wildflower wait will end soon, leading to a wide array of flowers that create a palette of color.Alaska’s state flower, the sky-blue forget-me-not, can be found in alpine meadows, or as written in the margin of the 1917 bill that approved the flower as the Alaska Territory’s official floral emblem — “a lit... http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/local/2017-06-15/it-s-time-stop-and-smell-wildflowers