Local Flower Shop News
Yep, those are giant bouquets of flowers popping up in public trash cans in the Triangle - WRAL.comThursday, May 02, 2019
The NCMA worked with Durham floral designers Pine State Flowers and Jennifer Wood and Raleigh-based floral designers E. W. Fulcher and Pam Reynolds of Bloom Works and Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist Studios to create the giant displays, the release says.“Art in Bloom encourages visitors to view art through a new lens,” said Museum Director Valerie Hillings in a news release. “We hope the trash can bouquets also offer a moment of pause and delight ahead of our annual festival of flowers.”You can follow @ncartmuseum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for installation information.Art in Bloom features the work of more than 50 floral designers from around the country, including the trash can bouquet creators, putting their creativity to the test to design floral installations based on works in the NCMA’s collection. More On This... https://www.wral.com/yep-those-are-giant-bouquets-of-flowers-popping-up-in-public-trash-cans-in-the-triangle/18241515/
Police suspect arson, burglary at burned Tecumseh florist, coin shop - MLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Monday, April 8.Police responded about 4:20 a.m. to a structure fire at 116 S. Evans St., which houses a florist and a rare coins business, Tecumseh police spokesman Officer Chad Rogers said in a statement released Tuesday.“The Tecumseh Fire Department arrived within minutes and began fire suppression operations,” Rogers said. “During the investigation into the cause of the fire later that morning, it was determined that valuables were missing from the businesses.” The affected businesses included Tecumseh Coins and Grey Fox Floral.A firefighter at the scene said the businesses were “pretty much a total loss,” the Monroe News reports.MLive couldn’t immediately reach representatives of either business for comment. State police were assisting with the arson investigation and the suspects remained at large.Anyone with information is asked to call Tecumseh police at 517-423-7494. https://www.mlive.com/crime/2019/04/police-suspect-arson-burglary-at-burned-tecumseh-florist-coin-shop.html
A little bit of the tropics comes to Moraga - LamorindaweeklyThursday, May 02, 2019
Ow, a 15-year member of the Lafayette Garden Club, has taken over the 49-year-old helm of her family-owned florist shop. If any proof was needed to confirm her skills as a master florist, Ow's creations have been featured in the de Young Museum's prestigious Bouquets to Art exhibit for 20 years. This year's museum exhibition marks the 35th anniversary, and according to the DeYoung it's "one of the Museum's most popular events." It's a "weeklong display of floral designs inspired by the works of art in the de Young's galleries." Explained Ow, "I didn't initially want to do the Bouquets to Art, because I'd have to drive into San Francisco every day to replenish the flowers." This year's displays feature the arrangements of 150 designers. Ow's assignment this year is to florally replicate painter Frederic Edwin Church's masterpiece "Rainy Season in the Tropics." "There are no awards or prizes," Ow said. "It's the thrill of being part of the event." During the luncheon, Ow recreated several of her previous Bouquets to Art entries which her daughter, Jacqueline Ow, compared with copies of the original works of art. When asked how a florist is chosen as a designer for the special exhibit, Ow informed the awestruck assemblage, "They go through your portfolio and visit your shop to make sure that you are equipped to handle the assignment and that your creations won't disappoint the patrons." To see Ow's upcoming creation, visit the Bouquets to Art exhibit at The de Young Museum, June 4-9. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. One of several centerpieces created by Moraga Garden Club members. http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1305/A-little-bit-of-the-tropics-comes-to-Moraga.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Linglestown Garden Club turns 75 - PennLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
I like gardening, but I’m dumb about it. I’m here to learn.'"The Linglestown Garden Club will mark its 75th anniversary on May 8, with a celebration luncheon at the fire company.Lewisburg florist Chuck Chatham will be the guest speaker doing a demonstration of floral arrangements that will then be gifts to the club.Nine past presidents of the club also will be in attendance.Most members are from in and around Linglestown, but that’s not a requirement. Anyone can join – including men. In its 75 years, Smith said, the club has never had one as a member.Male or otherwise, if you’re interested in joining the Linglestown club, more information is available from current President Edie Weistling at 717-545-5878 or from any member. https://www.pennlive.com/gardening/2019/05/linglestown-garden-club-turns-75.html