Local Flower Shop News
Dozens Gather in Washington to Lobby for Key Industry Issues - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
Lobbying can be a force for good,” said Cheryl Denham, AzMF, of Arizona Family Florist in Phoenix, an SAF volunteer leader and longtime CAD participant who introduced many of the expert speakers for the two-day event.To read the rest of the story, please go to: Society of American Florists ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/dozens-gather-in-washington-to-lobby-for-key-industry-issues/
Wedding in a gym: Las Cruces couple married at Crunch Fitness share story of love, recovery - El Paso TimesTuesday, April 16, 2019
And, with the upcoming wedding date of Feb. 14, they launched into a frenzy of event planning. Daniel and Andi also were preparing for an obstacle-course-style Spartan Race on Feb. 9 in Phoenix, making life doubly hectic. Crunch Fitness, meanwhile, started rounding up businesses to donate catering or services for the wedding. Food was provided by Lorenzo's, St. Clair Winery, Santa Fe Grill and Roberto's. Gigachip Photography took the photos. The cake and DJ services were also donated. Andi and Daniel's family chipped in, too. Her mom bought the dress. His step-dad paid for the tuxedos, and his aunt created the table centerpieces. Their counselor bought Andi's bouquet. Cross of Christ Church loaned some chairs. "It was really not a lot of out-of-pocket stuff for us," he said. The big day On their wedding day, Daniel said he spent a lot of time setting up for the event and felt "completely overwhelmed." Andi said she was excited, and while driving to the gym, she realized she forgot her ring. She had to borrow one of her mom's as a stand-in. "I almost forgot my bouquet," she said with a smile. Fortunately, she remembered the flowers at the last minute, picking them up... https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2019/03/04/wedding-gym-las-cruces-nm-couple-married-crunch-fitness/3055027002/
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
Florist Society's Solution to Stress: A Little Flower Power - Associations NowThursday, May 02, 2019
The Society of American Florists is embracing its product’s ties to ‘60s hippie culture in a new chill-out marketing campaign.The Society of American Florists has a message for America: “Flower power” is back in style.This week, SAF kicked off a new campaign with the help of an old Volkswagen bus—christened the “Flower Power Mobile”—in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, home of the 1960s hippie movement. But while its styling is a little retro, its message is up to date for stressed-out times. In a nutshell: Flowers are a good for your mood and mental well-being.That’s particularly true among women, according to research from the University of North Florida. Women who received flowers had lower stress levels than those who didn’t, according to the Perceived Stress Questionnaire, a standardized way of measuring a person’s stress levels.“Our findings are important from a public health perspective because adding flowers to reduce stress does not require tremendous effort to generate a meaningful effec... https://associationsnow.com/2019/04/florist-societys-solution-to-stress-a-little-flower-power/
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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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
Thursday's Top 7: Best flower shops in metro Detroit - WXYZ DetroitThursday, May 02, 2019
BLUMZ BY JRDESIGNSAt number 5 is Blumz by FR Designs, a floral shop and so much more. They also do weddings and events. You can find them in Detroit, Ferndale and Holly. #4 CARDWELL FLORISTLivonia-based Cardwell florist comes in the fourth spot. Want to tell someone you love them? Cardwell florist says they can help you share the love.#3 VIVIANO FLOWERS SHOPViviano Flowers shop started serving mainly Italian families in Detroit, but as the area grew, so has Viviano. They now have has six locations in metro Detroit.#2 CODEN FLOWERSThe second spot goes to Coden flowers. They're based in Southfield and say they can do traditional, modern and luxury high-styled arrangements. They've been family owned for nearly 60 years.#1 THRIFTY FLORISTAnd the top spot goes to Thrifty Florist. Owner Christopher Rea says there is no bigger day on the calendar for florists. "Like a typical retailer, Christmas is the holiday. For florists. It's Valentine's Day," Rea said. Thrifty Florist has been gearing up for valentines at their 16 metro Detroit locations and say you'll love their prices, but the true flower power behind this business is freshness and customer service.Now, if you want still need to get flowers to someone special in your life, you probably have to go pick them up. But you're in luck, many florists have extended hours today. https://www.wxyz.com/news/thursdays-top-7-best-flower-shops-in-metro-detroit