Local Flower Shop News
Upcoming Freezing Temperatures Could Harm Budding Flowers - 5newsonline.comTuesday, March 14, 2017
I'd say we are running about two weeks earlier than normal," Gerald Klingaman, operations director at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks said.Klingaman said the expected cold front over the weekend could be fatal for flowers and plants."What it'll do is.. it'll kill most open flowers. If the flower bud is swollen and not open, most of them will survive down to the neighborhood of 25 degrees without any injury," Klingaman said.He also said there's a small window of hope for early bloomers facing these freezing temperatures."It depends a lot on how long it last. If it's just a quick down and then back up it's not as damaging as going down and spending three or four hours there at that low temperature," Klingaman said.Depending on the size of your plants, there are a few things you can do to protect them."If it's something that is newly planted, you might be able to cover it with a cardboard box," Klingaman said.For any plants that are damaged during the weekend freeze, he said the damage will only slow down the leafing process. You can expect new buds to appear come springs. http://5newsonline.com/2017/02/24/upcoming-freezing-temperatures-could-harm-budding-flowers/
ConsumerQs - Learn what flowering trees will grow in Georgia ... - Henry HeraldTuesday, January 17, 2017
A few alternatives to consider include American witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), Ozark witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and other witch-hazels, Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina), flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa), blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium), sarvisberry/serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), chaste tree (Vitex negundo and Vitex agnus-castus), pomegranate (Punica granatum), Eastern redbud/American Judas tree (Cercis canadensis), Chinese redbud (Cercis chinensis), wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana), star magnolia (Magnolia stellata), grancy graybeard/American fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) and Chinese fringe tree (Chionanthus retusus). Some of these are larger than crape myrtles and some, such as pomegranate, are more shrub-like but can be trained as small trees.American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) and common smoke tree (Cotinus coggyria) do not have typical “showy” flowers, but they are attractive nonetheless. They cover the trees with a misty, smoky haze.Don’t limit yourself to trees with showy flowers. Consider small trees with colorful fruits. Two examples are winterberry (Ilex verticillata) and possumhaw (Ilex decidua). These native deciduous hollies light up the winter landscape with red berries and can make a display as bright as a tree covered with flowers.A horticulturist at your l... http://www.henryherald.com/features/consumerqs---learn-what-flowering-trees-will-grow-in/article_c3e89e1c-d72d-5416-a75b-8d9077f98076.html
Justices won't hear case of anti-gay-marriage floristTuesday, July 03, 2018
SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices' recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker.The order means the Supreme Court is again, for now, passing on the key issue in both cases: whether business owners citing their faith can refuse to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.The 73-year-old florist, Barronelle Stutzman, appealed after Washington's Supreme Court ruled unanimously last year that she broke the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing on religious grounds to provide flowers for the wedding of a customer at her Richland shop, Arlene's Flowers, in 2013.Early this month, the Supreme Court issued a limited ruling in favor of Jack Phillips, the proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo.In an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 7-2 majority found that comments by a member of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission displayed an anti-religious bias — depriving Phillips of the ... http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jun/25/justices-wont-hear-case-anti-gay-marriage-florist/
Everett Floral Closing – Building Sold To Insurance AgencyTuesday, July 03, 2018
They too have been waiting to begin the next chapters in their lives. We want to make sure that you will be able to order flowers from some of our closest florist friends in the area who will provide the same quality and customer service you are accustom to. Please be careful to avoid any of the online services who will take a large percentage of your flower money and send the order to a less than desired flower shop. We recommend Barbara’s Flower in the Everett and Mukilteo area. They can be reached at 1-800-345-2272. In Everett and Mill Creek we recommend North Creek Florist. They can be reached at 1-800-313-7100. For flowers going to Snohomish, Monroe or Lake Stevens call Snohomish Flower company 360-568-7195. In the Marysville and Arlington area we recommend Flowers by George at 360-435-5789. To send flower to the Seattle area we recommend Ballard Blossom at 206-782-4213. Ernie and Cindy will be in the flower shop for the next few weeks so if you are in the area If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you for your support and remember “Don’t forget to smell the flowers”. Ernie and Cindy FredericksonEverett Floral Everett Floral About myeverettnews My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett. View all posts by myeverettnews → ... https://myeverettnews.com/2018/06/26/everett-floral-closing-building-sold-to-insurance-agency/
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
Lexington nursery business that has found new ways to serve a changing marketplace of regional consumers.
Tucked away on Maxwell Street near downtown Lexington, Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses and Garden Design has been a peaceful one-acre respite for gardening enthusiasts for more than a century. The property was purchased in 1903 by the great grandfather of John Michler, and the surrounding neighborhood grew up around it. In recent years, John’s son, Robin, has taken on more of the management responsibilities, along with his sister, Jessamine, who oversees the floral business.
Although its location hasn’t changed, Michler’s has had to adapt and reinvent itself multiple times over its 115-year history. Today, the greenhouse specializes in a year-round selection of native and flowering plants, with a wide selection of perennials in addition to annuals, herbs and specialty shrubs.
As both grower and retailer for much of its perennial stock, Michler’s carries a wider selection year-round than garden centers at typical big-box stores, which generally stock a seasonal rotation. Doing so gives the family business a better knowledge and control over how the plants are grown, Robin Michler said. Michler’s also handles garden design and installation for customers who want the added services.
“We’ve tried to help people think in terms of plant collections,” Robin Michler said. “We like to hear what their project is and offer a grouping of plants to fit the concept.”
More of today’s gardening consumers are looking to do something different with their lawns and gardens, Robin Michler said, and to create functional outdoor spaces that they can enjoy. That spirit has been brought to life at Michler’s in the Kentucky Native Café, which was created four years ago from an underutilized greenhouse and a former composting site at the back of the property.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multiple times.” —Robin Michler
Patrons can linger at picnic seating and cafe tables set among lush plantings beneath a tall canopy of shade trees anytime the greenhouse is open, and enjoy beer and wine along with nonalcoholic spritzers, cheese plates and salads when the café opens evenings and weekends from April to October.
“It gives people a way to enjoy a garden space right here, using the same concepts we employ in other people’s gardens,” Robin Michler said.
While boosting the company’s already solid greenhouse business wasn’t the café’s primary intent, both businesses have helped the other grow, Robin Michler said. He has noticed that customers tend to wander between the café and the greenhouse, especially on weekends, and the café has also brought more floral business clients, who typically place orders by phone or online, onto Michler’s premises.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multiple times,” Robin Michler said. “It’s not just one reinvention.”
Five new grants, one CVSG, but no Arlene's FlowersTuesday, July 03, 2018
U.S. solicitor general in a challenge to California’s ban on foie gras, but they did not act on Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, the case of a florist who argues that requiring her to create custom floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding would violate her religious beliefs.The justices agreed to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in an important antitrust case against computer giant Apple. The plaintiffs in the case, purchasers of iPhones and iPhone apps, argue that Apple monopolized the market for the apps by requiring app developers to sell their apps exclusively to Apple’s App Store and then charging those developers a 30-percent commission on each sale. The iPhone users contend that, as a result, they paid more for the apps than if they had bought them elsewhere, and they asked a federal court in California to award them, under federal antitrust law, three times the amount that Apple allegedly overcharged them.The district court turned them down, relying on a 1977 Supreme Court decision holding that courts cannot award triple damages to plaintiffs whose claim is that the defendant overcharged someone else, who then passed that charge on to the plaintiffs. The district court explained that in this case, app developers were paying the 30-percent commission to Apple and then passing the charges on to the plaintiffs. A federal ... http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/06/five-new-grants-one-cvsg-but-no-arlenes-flowers/
Greenleaf Wholesale Florist seeks $82294 paymentTuesday, July 03, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Greenleaf Wholesale Florist Inc. claims it is owed more than $80,000. Greenleaf Wholesale filed a lawsuit June 22 against Meade Wenzel, doing business as Meade Wensel Florists, in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. According to the complaint, Meade Wenzel owes $82,293.90 plus interest and has failed to pay off the balance due. The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney's fees and all appropriate relief. It is represented by Joseph Fick of Newman, Mathis, Brady & Spedale in Metairie. The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney Cates. Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 18-6184... https://louisianarecord.com/stories/511470871-greenleaf-wholesale-florist-seeks-82-294-payment