Local Flower Shop News
From the Ground Up: Secret Gardens unveiled in upcoming Fundraiser Tour - SouthCoastToday.comTuesday, July 18, 2017
SouthCoastToday.comFrom the Ground Up: Secret Gardens unveiled in upcoming Fundraiser TourSouthCoastToday.comDartmouth plantsman Jim Perry's "Jardim Escondido" (Portuguese for "hidden garden") stimulates the senses with a series of formal and informal views. His property will be ... Lots of beautiful flowers and bushes will be blooming on July 15th!” Garden ... http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20170709/from-ground-up-secret-gardens-unveiled-in-upcoming-fundraiser-tour
Honey beers go beyond sweet with pure flower power - Los Altos Town CrierTuesday, September 20, 2016
The flavor highlights more malt than honey, and the finish is soft and subtle, with a hint of hop bitterness persisting throughout.• Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA, produced by Stone Brewing in Escondido, is a Double IPA featuring Citra hops and avocado flower honey. The beer is copper-colored with a relatively short-lived tan head, and fresh gooseberry and grapefruit notes of Citra hops dominate the aroma. On the palate, sharp hop bitterness hits up front, followed by a predominantly piney hop flavor (in addition to Citra, Citracado also includes Nugget, El Dorado and Centennial hops), with malt relegated to a supporting role. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, yet resinous bitterness persists through the finish, where it is joined by mild herbal, earthy and floral characteristics. The avocado honey adds an interesting complexity without drawing attention to itself.• Mandarin Nectar, from Alpine Beer Co. in San Diego, includes coriander and orange zest in addition to orange blossom honey, so it seems appropriate that the beer is orange-colored as well. The beer has a moderate white head, and the aroma is dominated by the coriander addition, with mild hints of citrus also present. The flavor mirrors the aroma, with citrus character overwhelmed by the coriander, and the delicate floral essence of orange blossom honey is difficult to detect. With medium sweetness, the beer calls out for more carbonation and more hop bitterness to provide balance.• San Jose’s Almanac Beer Co. added wildflower honey, lavender and cara cara oranges to its Lavender Honey de Brettaville, an oak-aged blonde ale fermented with Brettanomyces yeast. The beer pours a murky golden color with almost no head, and the aroma showcases a complex bouquet of lavender, lemon and pineapple tartness, vanilla and earthy funk. (It sounds strange, but it all works together!) The lavender and tart acidity take over on the palate, and the beer completely avoids the “soapy” character that can come from herb additions. The finish is crisp, bright and floral – I wouldn’t have known honey was an ingredient if the label didn’t say so, but it definitely contributes to the complex profile of this unique brew.Derek Wolfgram is a Certified Beer Judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program and an officer of the Silicon Valley Sudzers homebrew club. For more information, visit sudzers.org. http://www.losaltosonline.com/special-sections2/sections/food-a-wine/53675-honey-beers-go-beyond-sweet-with-pure-flower-power
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
How a Mining Boom Led a Mormon Florist to Invent the Pisco Sour - Atlas ObscuraWednesday, March 14, 2018
Once a florist in Utah, Victor V. Morris lived half his life in Peru and opened a famous bar. Femke de JongOn the first Saturday of February, Peruvians raise a glass to their country’s most well-known cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Since 2003, this simple twist on the classic Whiskey Sour has had its own national holiday. But while the drink evokes a sense of pride in Peru, the Pisco Sour is largely considered the invention of an unlikely figure: a Mormon man from Salt Lake City named Victor V. Morris.The curious path that led Morris from Utah to the Peruvian Andes began not in spirits but in flowers. Born into a large and well-respected Welsh Mormon family, Morris co-ran a floral shop with two of his brothers. But tragedy struck in 1900, when Morris’s older brother, Burton, got into a fight while on a date and was killed by two bullets through his heart. Worse, the assailant was acquitted in a high-profile case after pleading self-defense. An outraged Morris told a reporter that the legislature “...
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
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760