Local Flower Shop News
Buying flowers for Mother's Day? Florists say do your research - WHECThursday, May 02, 2019
Here's how it works.You find a florist online that you think is local but they take a fee. Then they send your order to a middle man who also takes a cut. The florist you thought you were contacting in the first place then finally receives your order. However, because both parties take fees, the big bouquet you thought you were sending winds up not being so big."They spend $100, they get a $50 arrangement," said Melanie Longhitano, florist. "They're literally just there to take your order and after that, they have nothing to do with it." Flower shop owners say if you want to order online, make sure it's from a reputable site or go to the florists' actual website. ... https://www.whec.com/news/buying-flowers-for-mothers-day-florists-say-do-your-research/5334311/
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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Julia Briones McCollum, 79, employed as a nurse with Sentara Norfolk General for 18 years - Southside DailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Saturday, April 6, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. For flowers, please consider ordering from Julia’s friends at Walker Florist, Virginia Beach.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/04/05/julia-briones-mccollum-79-employed-as-a-nurse-with-sentara-norfolk-general-for-18-years/
Perspective | This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostThursday, May 02, 2019
Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Washington PostPhil Caruso, right, and his son Michael Caruso at the family business, Caruso Florist, which was started in Washington in 1903. It is one of Washington’s most durable businesses. I lope with my Tumi backpack east down M Street NW across Connecticut Avenue on a humid August morning in Washington. On the sidewalk in front of me is an eruption of petunias, roses and sunflowers that make me think I am on the way to Emerald City.“It’s so people know we are open,” owner Phil Caruso says as I arrive. Caruso, 86, his fist full of roses, plants himself amid the melange and hands out singles to passersby.“To brighten your day,” he says as he hands a rose to a woman, who performs a balancing act with her coffee thermos and rolled-up newspaper. His Caruso Florist is a Washington institution, a 114-year-old family business that sells $2 million worth of flowers and fruit boxes each year. Caruso products launch some marriages and rescue others. Their flowers celebrate lives well lived. They grace law firms and dentist offices, taking the sting out of both. Their arran... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
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/