Local Flower Shop News
Obituary of Donald McNaught - The Union of Grass ValleyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Grass Valley to build their dream home, Don worked for several pharmacies in the area. Pharmacy was in his blood.Don was also a former member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, Fairbrae Tennis, Palo Alto Elks, CA Pilots Association, CA Pharmacist Association, Alta Sierra Country Club, Music in the Mountains, and a Nevada County Volunteer Deputy Sheriff.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla; children Jeffery and Lisa; grandson Brycen; and several nieces and nephews.The family wishes to thank Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. https://www.theunion.com/news/obituaries/obituary-of-donald-mcnaught/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Dinner series brings floriculture to the table - Greenhouse CanadaTuesday, March 19, 2019
You’re buying a feeling.”An experience is right. Starting with a cocktail reception and live music, guests are invited to make their own flower crowns as demonstrated by a local florist. The evening continues with a tour of the greenhouse, where guests are encouraged to ask any questions they have about the industry. Finally, the evening is concluded by a four-course dinner and introductions from the chef.Cultivating the next generation’s love for flowersThe first Petals & Plates was held at Rosa Flora in September 2017, with three others since then at CosMic Plants in Lincoln, Van Geest Bros in St. Catharines and Creekside Growers in Delhi. While the event is attended by people of all ages, they are starting to see more interest from the younger generations, which Kristan says is a great sign as the industry continues to develop the next generation’s relationship with flowers.“There’s a lot of gardeners, there’s a lot of flower lovers in the older generation,” he says. “But part of the fear is the newer generation, the millennial generation; they don’t have the same relationship with flowers.” Petals & Plates is one way to get people looking at flowers in a new light.For example, there’s the flower crown bar during the event. “It’s not your classic flower crown that you’re thinking of that has 100 flowers and maybe some fruit in it,” says Kristan. “These are very subdued.” People are keen to wear them as fashion accessories.Demonstrating the relevancy of floriculture is not the only goal of Petals & Plates, however. “There’s a lot of misconceptions with the industry,” says Kristan. By inviting people to see how flowers are grown and brought to the marketplace, Petals & Plates provides a venue for greenhouse operators to clarify misconceptions and instill pride in the industry. “Allowing people to come see what goes on in these greenhouses goes a long way to dispelling those rumours,” he says.According to Ed Vermolen, sales manager at Aldershot Greenhouses and volunteer member of... https://www.greenhousecanada.com/business/marketing/bringing-floriculture-to-the-table-32796
Longtime Waco florist dies at 97 - KWTXTuesday, March 19, 2019
Reed’s father Bert Reed, his mother Blanche Reed and his brother Tom Reed had been in the flower business in Waco since Tom learned the florist trade in 1912 while he was working for the Wolfe family at Wolfe’s Nursery. It was his uncle Tom who opened Reed’s Flowers in 1930 at 1025 Austin, just two doors down from the current location. Reed was a young man when he began working in the family business where he started by potting plants at the greenhouse just off the old Dallas Highway (U.S. Highway 81). It was his father Bert Reed who was in charge of the growing operations so it was a natural for Reed to pick up the trade just following his father around at the greenhouses in what is now Lacy Lakeview. His mother was in charge at the flower shop and at times he worked there building arrangements or delivering orders. Reed’s, though perhaps not intentionally, ended up doing business in the perfect location for a flower shop; within four or five blocks of the six largest churches in town at the time and two blocks from the two major funeral homes. Plus, back then, all the business being done in Waco, pretty much, was being done between 12th Street and the Brazos river, so the shop was right in the middle of the best traffic in town. Reed said as a young man his main job was “whatever was necessary.” Times were hard and business was tough to find but the shop survived the stock market crash and the years afterwards during the Great Depression. “We just had to get through some pretty tough years.” Reed would say in an oral history interview compiled by the Baylor University Oral History Project in 1990, the same year both his parents died. Reed said times were tough o... https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Well-known-downtown-businessman-Harry-Reed-passes-away-at-97-505939331.html
Top 3 Florists To Visit Right Now In Minneapolis - WCCO | CBS MinnesotaTuesday, March 19, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (Hoodline) — Looking to visit the best florists around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Minneapolis, 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.1. Chez BloomPhoto: chez bloom/YelpTopping the list is Chez Bloom. Located at 4310 Bryant Ave. South in East Harriet, the florist is the highest rated florist in Minneapolis, boasting five stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp.2. Spruce Flowers And HomePhoto: spruce flowers and home/YelpNext up is Southeast Como’s Spruce Flowers and Home, situated at 1621 E. Hennepin Ave., Suite 225. With 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Flowers By Miss BerthaPhoto: rima h./YelpThen there’s Whittier’s Flowers By Miss Bertha, located at 2100 Nicollet Ave., which is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.</body></html>... https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/02/13/top-3-florists-to-visit-right-now-in-minneapolis/
Spring is in the air year round with Floral Underground - UpNorthLive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Underground, based in Traverse City, can help by providing a custom box of flowers, sent right to your doorstep.The floral design company, owned and operated by Derek Woodruff, is unlike a retail florist or flower shop. It's subscription-based model allows people all over the Midwest to custom order flower boxes and then put their arrangements together with the help of Derek's quick and easy video tutorials.To sign up, people first select how frequently they would like to receive fresh flowers, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or on special occasions.Then fresh flowers are delivered free to homes along with a complimentary vase and video tutorial on Floral Underground's website. Woodruff, a Michigan native, has been in the floral design business for 18 years after discovering the career in a vocational class. Woodruff's passion and talent has taken him all over the country and even landed him a spot on the television show, The Arrangement, an advanced floral design competition elimination series on Logo TV. More recently, Woodruff competed in the FTD America's Cup in Washington D.C. over the summer. The national floral design competition selected ten competitors from across the U.S. to compete against each other for the chance to represent both FTD (Florists’ Transworld Delivery) and the United States in the FTD World Cup 2019 design competition. Among the top ten floral designers in t... http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/spring-is-in-the-air-year-round-with-floral-underground
Mexican man who generates $5million in annual sales could be deported after driving infraction - Daily MailTuesday, March 19, 2019
Undocumented immigrant florist who has lived in California for two decades could be deported after accidentally driving into Canada when got lost 18 years agoGualterio Santos emigrated from Oaxaca, Mexico, and settled in New York City where he sold flowers off a supermarket cart During a road trip in 2000 the Mexican businessman did not have a road map and got lost, driving across the Michigan-Canada border U.S. immigration officials briefly detained him and made him sign documents - he was to report to a Detroit ICE agency for a hearing but completely forgot Santos applied for a permanent residency in 2017 - he met with an immigration judge in August of last year and was informed of the deportation orderOn October 19, Santos was almost deported at the Tijuana-San Diego border but he was taken back to Los Angeles and released by ICE on October 23ICE has given Santos 60 to 90 days to leave the countryBy Adry Torres For Dailymail.com Published: 23:25 GMT, 9 November 2018 Updated: 00:13... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6372739/Mexican-man-generates-5million-annual-sales-deported-driving-infraction.html