Anchorage Flower Shop News
Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish - Anchorage Daily NewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
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 something you were unfamiliar with? I had no background in how you source flowers in Alaska, which is really complicated. I had to learn about shipping and what things ship well and what things don't. What things I could grow here, seasonality of flowers, what's available when, is a lot to...
Caught on camera: a front porch flower theft, a warning from an Anchorage homeowner - KTUU.comTuesday, September 12, 2017
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Thursday, around 9:30 a.m., after returning from walking his dog, Joey Keeney said he noticed something missing from his front porch. One flower pot with flowers nailed to a post and a large flower urn were missing from his yard, according to KeeneyAfter checking his security camera footage, Keeney said he was shocked and disappointed.The footage from his security camera shows someone ripping out the nailed down potted plant from his doorstep. Channel 2 News has blurred the person's face in the video because they have not been charged with a crime."It is pots of flowers — it's not like it is a tremendous expense. However, it is that someone walking into your property and helping themselves to your personal possessions." says Keeney. After notifying his neighbors of the theft, a chiropractic office next to his house said they had two large hanging baskets stolen that same morning, according to Keeney.The Anchorage Police Department said they advise homeowners to re... http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Door-step-flower-theft--436211893.html
Flowers, wreaths, 10000 pennies: Anchorage honors America's fallen - KTUU.comTuesday, May 30, 2017
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Memorial Day, no matter the miles trekked, nor the method of travel, it's the memories that are important.Hundreds gathered at ceremonies across Anchorage Monday to honor the servicemen and women who gave their lives for America's freedom. But whether in downtown Anchorage, or somewhere else, laying flowers, wreaths, or simply pausing to remember the legacy of those who have been lost, sends a message loud and clear."It's much more legacy," said Brett Speck, a U.S. Coast Guard member visiting Fort Richardson cemetery with his family Monday. "We're here to show our kids what Memorial Day is, getting to why this country is as great as it is. These members are the ones who put us in that position."One man who visited Fort Richardson arrived with 10,000 pennies in tow, each headed for a tombstone at the cemetery."I'm putting pennies on the headstones to signify I visited each and every service member," said Zachary Rosenka, a member of the U.S. Army, "to make sure the... http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Memorial-Day-ceremonies-take-place-around-Anchorage-425190504.html
Seasonal advantage gives state peony market room to grow - Alaskajournal.comTuesday, March 14, 2017
Farming in Alaska continues, and sometimes even thrives, in small niche markets, said Arthur Keyes, the state agriculture director. The thriving weekend farmer’s markets in Anchorage and Fairbanks, where local growers sell fresh produce, testify to that.Keyes said resilient barley farmers near Delta, east of Fairbanks, who inherited problems of the state’s failed 1980s-era experiment in large state-sponsored barley farming, are developing new products, like a barley flour, and finding markets in the growing health food sector, though it is mainly within the state.Peony farming, a new industry, represents another niche, and perhaps ultimately a big one, he said. http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-07-13/seasonal-advantage-gives-state-peony-market-room-grow
New Homer florist injects fresh style and ideas - Homer TribuneTuesday, December 27, 2016
She realized, however, that she was still young and that logging 18 to 20 hours a day was too much.Woolard soon headed to Alaska's Kennecott Lodge for summer work, then moved to Anchorage where she worked at Anchorage Fine Flowers."It was a lovely shop with lovely people," said Woolard, "but it eventually had to close."Looking for a good-paying job in Alaska, she, as many newcomers do, found work on the North Slope."I met my husband, Don, there. He was the nicest man I had ever met," she said. "He was so supportive and encouraging and so skilled in building and wood-carving."They soon had a family of three boys in four years. During this time, Woolard worked as a free-lanced florist from her home in Copper Center, creating wedding and holiday arrangements. As the kids grew, the Woolards began their search for good schools."We love Homer," Woolard said. "We love the pace here, and we have had such a positive response from the community."She also said she feels a freedom here to express her design aesthetic. Florists are design professionals who can create unique looks to suit every occasion, and Woolard takes her design seriously.On Tuesday afternoon, she visited with a customer who requested a creative, modern piece featuring light green and purple hues designed to look as if it were growing out of a rock. Others came in for holiday centerpieces and arrangements for injured relatives."I stock a big variety," she said. "I love mixing textures, different things like sage, berries, and other seasonal things to my design. I am a young florist, I have new ideas, a different eye, a different perspective."Woolard said she continually researches and studies floral trends."You can bring in any photo and I can emulate it," she said. "We may not have the exact same flowers, but I can evoke the same design. In Alaska we have to be creative."Woolard said she's been encouraged by the reception she's received thus far in Homer since opening mid-November and said she looks forward to meeting more of the community in future months.Alaska Flower Mill is located at 345 Sterling Highway, Suite 103. Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 226-3626 for more information.Carey Restino contributed to this story. http://www.homertribune.com/article/1651new_homer_florist_injects_fresh_style_and
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...
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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