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Florist trades LoHi for Wash Park - BusinessDenTuesday, October 24, 2017
The Highlands have changed,” she said. “It’s nice to have breathing room.”The florist moved to a 1,500-square-foot house with a front lawn and black fence near the corner of Pearl Street and Alameda Avenue. Hornstein said she liked the charm of the West Wash Park neighborhood and its central location.She owns the former two Highlands units and has started renting them out as residential.Hornstein purchased the property on Pearl Street in July for $485,000, according to property records. The former occupant was a marijuana grower, but now different kinds of plants fill the two-story house.The florist’s new location at 285 S. Pearl St. (Lynn Yen)Every Wednesday new flowers fill the workspace – a converted living room and dining room.Hornstein’s favorite flowers of the moment are dahlias, which are sourced form Arrowhead Dahlias in Platteville and CityGal Farms in Lakewood. She began arranging flowers part time at a floral shop while attending the University of Colorado Boulder.Now the company has grown to a staff of three full-time employees with 20 contracted workers.Hornstein said weddings make up 75 percent of the business, and can cost $5,000. Plum Sage does about 130 weddings annually. The company also decorated the Denver Debutant Ball at the Brown Palace Hotel last winter and will again this year.Another florist, Flower Power, is moving one block west of its current location at 2101 E. Virginia Ave. this November.About the author: Lynn Yen View all posts by Lynn YenLynn is a reporter who covers the restaurant industry, startups and real estate. Sh... http://www.businessden.com/2017/10/02/florist-gets-air-new-wash-park-digs/
Alternative gifts: Tips for meaningful holiday giving - San Jose Mercury NewsFriday, November 27, 2015
There he met fiber artist Amy Brown, who creates her plushy creations for her Jumbo Jibbles line in a studio at San Jose's Alameda Art Works. For a friend who loves succulents, Ramirez bought a "cactus" in a pot made of vintage fabric.Aaron Nipper received her whimsical ski mask with unicorn horns for Christmas and loves the idea of supporting local artists: "When you buy local, you're supporting people who make these (works), and you make your city a place where people live and stay."Practical romanceGloria Gates, of Fremont's Niles district, lost the last of her three children two years ago, so she prefers to keep the holiday low-key.Still, her husband, George, loves to treat her, so she lets him buy her something she regularly uses in the kitchen. He individually wraps up rolls of wax paper, often in different-sized boxes designed to "fool her," he jokes. He also buys her nonlatex gloves to wash dishes and stuffs a stocking with Hershey bars."I'm a big spender, as you can tell," he says. Gloria laughs, adding, "It's very romantic."Workplace philanthropyIf well-paid Bay Area workers feel a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses pressure to dazzle colleagues with stylish iPhone docks or $260 Ecuadorean chocolate, Point Richmond executive coach Donna Stoneham sends her clients gifts that she hopes lets them feel like they are making a true difference in people's lives. Stoneham makes don... http://www.mercurynews.com/spotlight/ci_29160634/alternative-gifts-tips-meaningful-holiday-giving
The Coolest Wedding Flower Inspo from New York Fashion Week FW18 - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
C-O-V-E-R-E-D. Whenever a fashion week comes around, there's something besides the new collections that we're falling over ourselves to see. Season after season, the genius set designers and florists manage to amaze and inspire us with their over-the-top, fantastical runway designs (see: the iconic Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show). And of course, all we can see when we look at said runways are ways you could take these whimsical ideas and turn them into something unique for your wedding! From floral pillars to "rambling rose hedges," prepare to get inspired.They've done it again. The Putnam's never cease to amaze us with their crazy-creative, lush, modern designs and this is no exception. Try using simple square pillars as aisle markers and having your florist create much smaller versions of these down the aisle. Bonus points for color-blocking as shown here.Absolutely dreamy, this runway was created by Miranda Brooks (a contributing editor at Vogue), using thousands of pink carnations. We don't want to say we told you so...but...we told y'all carnations are cool now! Not only that, they're one of the most cost-effective flowers you can use, and make an impact when used en masse. Translate this to your wedding by having your florist create a mini garden of carnations (not by planting, but by placing in foam) as a ceremony "structure," with an empty circle in the middle for ...
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...
This is how thousands of plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show bloom early and on time - LancasterOnlineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Convention Center in Philadelphia. The show runs through March 11.Planning for the show started months ago. At Meadowbrook Farm, the planning started back in September. For decades, renowned florist and landscape artist J. Liddon Pennock grew and forced plants for the flower show at Meadowbrook, formerly his estate. After Pennock’s death in 2003, the farm and greenhouses were given to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the nonprofit that organizes the flower show.These days, Meadowbrook’s small staff, along with society volunteers, grow plants for the show as well as for commercial customers. Roehrich talked about the operation to a small group of society members a few weeks before the flower show.His team grows annuals (like zinnias and snapdragons) from seed cuttings or plugs.They grow most of the perennials from plugs and buy larger plants like trees or shrubs, many of which need some time in a cold house to trick them into thinking it’s spring.Prep timeSince the show’s central feature takes visitors into a rainforest, many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like the escargot begonias with leaves curled like snails, several varieties of coleus and New Guinea impatiens. +10 The Philadelphia Flower Show’s central feature takes visitors into the rain forest, so many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like these escargot bego... http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/this-is-how-thousands-of-plants-at-the-philadelphia-flower/article_ac4ef9d2-1cbe-11e8-b76e-53ae7a3503de.html
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...