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/
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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Michigan Floral Association is now Great Lakes Floral Association - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
FA office (517) 575-0110 or visit our newly redesigned website at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.orgThe Great Lakes Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, and wholesalers. Located in Haslett, Michigan, GLFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing and supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the GLFA web site, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on MFA, visit their web site at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/michigan-floral-association-is-now-great-lakes-floral-association/
The 5 best florists in Kansas City - HoodlineThursday, May 02, 2019
Looking to explore the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Kansas City, 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. The Fiddly FigPhoto: kelly b.YelpTopping the list is The Fiddly Fig. Located at 22 W. 63rd St. in Morningside, the florist and floral designer is the highest rated business of its kind in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp.2. Beco FlowersPhoto: courtney x./YelpBeco Flowers, located at 1922 Baltimore Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist and event planning spot 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.3. Toblers FlowersPhoto: randy m./YelpToblers Flowers, a florist in Wendell Phillips, is another go-to, with four stars out of 30 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2010 E. 19th St. to see for yourself.4. Trapp And CompanyPhoto: trapp and company/YelpOver in Old Westport, check out Trapp And Company, which... https://hoodline.com/2019/04/the-5-best-florists-in-kansas-city
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
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