Local Flower Shop News
Mesa's top 5 florists, ranked - HoodlineThursday, May 02, 2019
Looking to explore the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists. [embedded content] 1. Lighthouse Flower ShopPhoto: Lighthouse Flower Shop/YelpTopping the list is Lighthouse Flower Shop. Located at 1007 E. Southern Ave. in Sherwood Manor, the florist is the highest rated florist in Mesa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews on Yelp.2. Karen's FlowersPhoto: Terri F./YelpNext up is Karen's Flowers, situated at 2048 E. Baseline Road, Suite 9. With 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Watson Flower ShopsPhoto: Watson Flower Shops/YelpWatson Flower Shops, located at 2525 W. Main St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews.4. Razzle Dazzle Flowers and GiftsPhoto: Rick H./YelpRazzle Dazzle Flowers and Gifts, a florist, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 18 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7528 E. https://hoodline.com/2019/05/mesa-s-top-5-florists-ranked
Steve's Valencia Florist closing after 45 years - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, April 16, 2019
Penny is Hanauer’s companion of the past 19 months, adopted after the death of Steve Hanauer, namesake of the flower shop and Jan’s husband. Steve hit his head one day, she recalls, and the resulting blood clot in his brain meant he never awakened.So Jan Hanauer took it upon herself to carry on his legacy. She wanted to keep open the business that had once brought flowers from a local grower up the coast in Carpinteria, to the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.“It just used to be much easier to be in the flower business,” she said. “People would call you for all occasions, or no occasions. And nowadays, maybe they call you twice a year.”Florists welcomeBefore Santa Clarita became a city, the florists were welcomed left and right. Hanauer remembers Steve, a Saugus resident for many years, making deliveries every weekend, to destinations including the Catholic church just down the street.That church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Newhall, got its final delivery last weekend, with one of the many small cards Hanauer spent the last few weeks typing up.Every other business that had had Steve’s flowers adorn their front desks for years got the same message: Steve’s Valencia Florist was giving out its swan songs this week.It was time, as competition was edging them out. The economy was turning, telling Hanauer it was time to close shop. It wasn’t even just the farmer’s markets that sold day-old flowers people would rather pick up — now you could even order flowers online.Hanauer didn’t want to stop selling for a while. She wanted to honor her husband’s memory, even when the bills started adding up and the variety started dwindling down.“I can’t continue putting money into it on a weekly basis and not making money, you know,” she said. “And yeah, it’s the availability of flowers, it’s the economy. The quality isn’t the same elsewhere as you get in the florist, but it is what it is.”She couldn’t help but think of how sad Steve would be if he were alive. That part is what hurts, more than the fact that she has to find a new job now to support herself and Penny.It is time to go, but not just for Hanauer. What is Penny going to do?“She’ll be sad,” Hanauer said. “She enjoys coming down to see everyone every day. She’ll miss the people.”Advertisement Let's block ads!... https://signalscv.com/2019/01/steves-valencia-florist-closing-after-45-years/
This is how the Easter lily became the holiday's flower - NOLA.comThursday, May 02, 2019
The Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, is native to the Ryukyu Islands off the southern end of Japan. In the 1880's this lily was widely cultivated in Bermuda, and bulbs were shipped from there to the florist industry in this country. Around 1900, the Japanese took over the annual growing and exportation of Easter lily bulbs to the United States, and continued to dominate the U. S. import market until the start of World War II. Current U. S. production of Easter lily bulbs for the florist market began with a World War I soldier, Louis Houghton, who brought bulbs to the south coast of Oregon in 1919. Houghton freely distributed bulbs to his horticultural friends and neighbors.When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese source of bulbs was abruptly cut off. As a result, the value of lily bulbs sky-rocketed and many who were growing the lilies as a hobby decided to go into business. By 1945, there were about 1,200 growers producing bulbs up and down the Pacific coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Long Beach, California. And, believe it or not, right here in southeast Louisiana.The following information is quoted from Louisiana – A Guide to the State compiled by Workers of the Writer’s Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Louisiana, first printed in 1941.“Between Junior and Venice, interspersed by orange groves, are small farms devoted to a new and interesting industry – the cultivation of the Creole li... https://www.nola.com/homegarden/2019/04/this-is-how-the-easter-lily-became-the-holidays-flower.html
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
Paint artists’ materials and framing, Eyes All Over eye care, Securian Financial, Tongue in Cheek restaurant, the Hmong Elders Center and and the Highland Business Association.A. Johnson & Sons Florist at 1738 Grand Ave. was recognized in the “Traditions” category, which honors a business that has been active in St. Paul for at least 20 years. The florists, now in their fourth generation, have operated a family-run shop on Grand Avenue since 1936. The store donates 10 percent of its sales to good causes, and proprietor Tom Johnson has been involved in the local district council and other civic efforts.“It’s really fun to see us go on and become a legacy,” Johnson told the council. “We also have a lot of customers that are second- and third-generation.”Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery at 445 Smith Ave. N. won the “New Kid on the Block” category, which recognizes a business that opened in St. Paul within the Past five years. After a historic building restoration that took five years, Tom Schroeder opened the brewery and restaurant in a former German lager saloon that dates back to 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state.Schroeder thanked city staff and former City Council Member Dave Thune, who helped him navigate 14 public hearings and rewrite city code to allow a commercial use within a historic building on a residential street. “Dave, without your support, we would not have opened,” Schroeder said.Brake Bread at 1174 West Seventh St. won the “Good Neighbor” award, which honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. The bakery and cafe, which opened in 2014, uses local ingredients and delivers baked bread to subscribers by bicycle. Owners Nate Houge and Micah Taylor frequently participate in charitable fundraisers and offer a “Share the Loaf” program where subscribers can buy bread for others.Information on how to nominate a business for recognition is online at stpaul.gov/bizawards. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
Planning a Wedding in Ocean City, Maryland - Ocean City TodayThursday, May 02, 2019
Ocean City. Small, intimate affairs and huge gatherings are both welcome; from restaurants to country clubs to hotels with stunning views, plus florists, photographers, and houses of worship, you’ll find all the necessities in Ocean City, Maryland. All you have to do is close your eyes and jump right into the wedding planning process. These suggestions might make the process just a tiny bit less daunting. Find a wedding plannerIf you feel like your head’s already swimming and you might need a little extra help, the first step is to find a trusted, local wedding planner. Do your homework. A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but be sure to research each individual planner and compare the photos of past weddings they’ve organized to your own wedding vision. Some venues come equipped with their own version of a wedding planner. The wedding organizer at a big venue might not be able to guide you along every step of the way, so it’s important to find out how involved they may or may not be. They may also, at the very least, provide you with references to their favorite wedding service providers in the area.Planners“Life’s Celebrations from Concept to Reality” Welcome to Encore Events, your visionary event designer. Specializing in unique creations using natural elements. From the very first time we meet,…That’s why this first step coincides with…Pick your venueIf you’d like to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. Consider where your reception will be, however, as so... https://www.oceancity.com/planning-wedding-ocean-city/
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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New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
Pam Smillow of New York and Barbara Lanier of Boston. She carries rock ’n’ roll photography by Robert Landau ($1,500 and up), and one clever new product is a collaboration with florist David Brown, when Gust had Brown bring in flowers that were photographed, then manipulated in a variety of colors and backgrounds for prints with bold pops of color ($250, framed). 5338 Cornish; by appointment, call 713-202-0552... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php