Local Flower Shop News
Let a hundred flowers bloom in honor of Zeke the Sheik - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
Mostly newspaper reporters.And some judges, on down the line.That’s ‘cause Zeke, aka Tim Dundon of Altadena, was the proprietor of a famous heap of organic matter hard by Mountain View Cemetery that was 30 feet high and covered almost all of a 50-foot by 217-foot lot near his garden.Cemeteries throw off a lot of grass clippings, and Zeke’s chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese deposited what he liked to call a lot of doo-doo. Still, even for a prolific gardener like Zeke — tomatoes and whatnot, boring squash, but also plenty of weed, back when that was under Prohibition — there was more compost than a person knew what to do with. I mean, you can only fertilize so many zucchini. If the pile weren’t there, or were smaller, he could have grown a bushel and a peck more veg.But, as our Janette Williams noted in these pages nine years ago, Zeke saw the compost itself as his life’s work. When after much legal wrangling it was bulldozed on April 20, 2005 when the property was put on the market by the cemetery — the owner of the lot on which Zeke squatted — it was a traumatic experience Dundon told Janette he never gotten over.Janette, our beloved late longtime reporter and then city desk editor, was one of many journalists who made a tremendous amount of hay out ... https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/08/14/let-a-hundred-flowers-bloom-in-honor-of-zeke-the-sheik/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
The following morning, Bantz's floral creations landed at the Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View, where clients in the memory-care program could admire them and choose one to take home.
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 ag... https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/10/07/volunteers-band-together-to-revive-recycled-bouquet-program
Explore the 4 best budget-friendly florists in Santa Ana - Hoodline Los AngelesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Wondering where to find the top florists near you?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable flower shops in Santa Ana, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the most popular spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.1. South Coast Wholesale Flowersphoto: south coast wholesale flowers/yelpTopping the list is South Coast Wholesale Flowers. Located at 231 E. Dyer, Suite C, in Delhi, it's the highest-rated inexpensive florist in Santa Ana, boasting five stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp. The shop says it specializes in fresh flowers at a wholesale price, including Ecuadorian roses, Colombian hydrangeas and New Zealand premium cymbidiums.2. Aladdin Gift FlowersPhoto: aladdin Gift Flowers/YelpNext up is Aladdin Gift Flowers, at 2208 N. Main St. With four stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. The shop is a neighborhood staple, having been in business since 1954. 3. Magdas Flower Mar... https://hoodline.com/2019/08/explore-the-4-best-budget-friendly-florists-in-santa-ana
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
Wild Honey Flower Truck is a florist that can put the pedal to the metal. Or is that petal? Or maybe even peddle?Actually, all three apply.The baby blue 1963 Ford pickup truck is a pop-up florist able to travel to farmers markets, street festivals and any number of corporate events and public gatherings.It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We ... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/
How it is very easy to send flowers online - Times Square ChroniclesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Delivering beautiful Vancouver flowers onlineIt can greatly help those living away from relatives. International florists are offering beautiful and beautiful flower arrangements. You can even add some gifts and greetings cards to go along with the flowers. If you need information on ordering a flower delivery, these international flower delivery services can be contacted online, by phone or via email support.Ordering online is quite easyCompanies want to ensure a good reputation for their company. Can handle multiple orders are with professionalism. These online services are reliable and time-consuming in their delivery to ensure the highest class and performance of their services. You can select flowers in the online catalog and order them immediately. You have to make your payment but be assured because the payment is secure. Related Itemsflowers onlinesend flowers internationalsending flowers ... https://t2conline.com/how-it-is-very-easy-to-send-flowers-online/
Inside UrbanStems' Mission to Remake the Flower Delivery Business: 'There Are Great Days and There Are Horrible Days' - Inc.Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Jeff Sheely. They launched UrbanStems, a direct-to-consumer flower delivery company that bypasses the traditional model, in which consumers buy bouquets via national aggregators who then use local florists for delivery.The D.C.-based startup has had some growing pains--including a disastrous 2017 Valentine's Day-- but it's blossomed into a flower powerhouse, landing at No. 385 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies.At UrbanStem's D.C.-area warehouse, shown above, bouquets get a final trimming, packaged, and then handed to couriers for same-day local delivery. Prior to delivery, quality control workers remove any unhealthy flowers, but leave damaged outer-layer petals in place on buds that are otherwise in good shape. This helps protect healthy petals during transportation, and the customer can remove the damaged petals upon delivery.UrbanStems tries to make its customers feel like a community by engaging throughout the year. "In October, we did something for breast cancer awareness," says CEO Seth Goldman. "My wife was diagnosed in July, and I sent out a very personal letter. The response we got from people was amazing. We have the kind of product that allows us to have authentic, emotional conversations with our customers."Valentine's Day is an intense time for any flower company, but February 13, 2018, is a day that Goldman will always remember vividly. Having recovered from the disastrous Valentine's Day the year before, the company decided to partner wit... https://www.inc.com/magazine/201909/kate-rockwood/urbanstems-seth-goldman-ajay-kori-flower-bouquet-delivery-2019-inc5000.html
Miss Manners: Floral runaround could have been avoided - The Washington PostTuesday, September 10, 2019
I sent her a photo and video of the bouquet and card so that they could be temporarily enjoyed, at least visually.I was a bit stunned to get a call from her asking me to please call the florist, and ask if the flowers could be picked up and a new bouquet delivered upon her return, but I said “Of course.” So I called the local florist and they said they’d see what they could do.Apparently the florist then called their client, the sender, to ask if they’d like to pay to send a second bouquet. Somebody bears the cost of a second bouquet.It seems to me that a gracious person would have said, “Oh, those are beautiful; would someone in our office like to take them home and enjoy them?” Was her request a symptom of over-entitlement?Alive as Miss Manners is to the rudeness of others, she cannot help noticing that there would be less rudeness if we did not go around expecting to find it. What your boss did was unexpected, but not rude.What happened next created the mess, much like the actor who drops a prop that causes another actor to trip and fall into the lap of the gentleman in the front row.Your boss’s hope that the flower shop would reschedule the delivery after it had occurred was absurdly optimistic. But she is the boss. Your call to the flower shop should have been: “My apologies. I realize this is unusual, but my boss is out ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/miss-manners-floral-runaround-could-have-been-avoided/2019/08/20/a9d8ab7e-bd0f-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html