Local Flower Shop News
Show your love with local flowers - The San Diego Union-TribuneSunday, February 11, 2018
Slowflowers.com network who grow and design with local flowers. California is one of the most abundant sources of beautiful blooms, thanks to the state’s vibrant floral agriculture scene. San Diego’s flowers and plants are among the best. Here are some of my favorite local and statewide sources for keeping it local at Valentine’s Day:Protea bouquets: Based in Fallbrook, Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers produces a dazzling selection of proteas and other plants in the exotic Protaceae family. In the past, only florists could purchase their gorgeous crops, but now the company has a consumer site called The Protea Store. Bouquets and gift-boxes begin at $40 plus shipping, including my favorite choice: “Love at First Bloom.” And what about a protea wreath for your beloved? I adore the “Fuschia Fire Wreath” for $150 — an unexpected alternative to a vase of flowers. P.S., cut proteas last a lot longer than cut roses, just sayin’!Succulent bouquets: Marialuisa Kaprielian is a San Diego floral designer who specializes in all things succulent — from bridal bouquets and floral crowns to planted succulent gifts. Her site, Urban Succulents, will change the way you see this ubiquitous Southern California plant. Check out the perfect Valentine’s Day offerings, from one-of-a-kind, heart-shaped wreaths to succulent-filled heart planters to a full bouquet of succulents, with prices ranging from $20.50 to $200. But don’t wait until the last minute, because each piece is custom made to order.California-grown ranunculuses: Producing multiple layers of petals in a huge palette of spring colors, the ranunculus flower is another awesome alternative to imported roses at Valentine’s Day. Since it’s a little too early to visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad (the ranunculus display there opens on March 1), order California-grown ranunculuses from Fabulous Florals, an online seller based in Carpinteria. Prices range from $25.50 to $70, depending on variety and quantity.The tulip is the new rose: I’m convinced that tulips are eclipsing the predictable ... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/sd-hm-slow-valentine-20180208-story.html
Fallbrook florist delivers hope during Lilac Fire devastation - 10NewsTuesday, January 30, 2018
Robyn Dahlson, owner of The Social Flower, had to evacuate her home and her flower shop when the fire spread through northern San Diego County. Meanwhile, she also needed to deliver a pair of bouquets.One was for the funeral of 19 year old Kevin Rodriguez. He had been stabbed to death in a Wal-Mart Parking lot last month. Dahlson has offered to donate the flowers for his ceremony.The other bouquet was for a wedding, for a Marine who was about to deploy."It was never an option to not have it happen," she told 10News. "We were going to deliver even if the place was falling down behind us."But all the roads back to the shop were closed. Dahlson begged a deputy for help."I said to him, 'I don't want to be the one that tells a young marine he doesn't get to have flowers at his wedding.'" The plea worked, a deputy let her through the road block to her shop for one hour. She was able to make her deliveries."Everything felt so normal," she says. "You finish your day at work and you just want to put your feet up at home and relax."But I didn't have a home to go to."Dahlson had seen on the news last week that her home had burned down. It wasn't until after making the deliveries that the enormity of what happened started to s...
Local florist beats breast cancer, opens own floral shop after being fired - Fox 4Wednesday, March 14, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop, she was finishing orders until two in the morning and returned to open her shop for Valentine's day just a few hours later.She's been busy, but she says it's a good kind of busy compared to last year around the same time."We had to stop taking deliveries today because I had so many", she told Four In Your Corner. When Fox 4 stopped by Renee's shop, she was putting together bouquets for last minute Valentine's Day orders. But this time last year, she was in a completely different space. Mason had just been let go from her job at another flower shop. She says she was told her treatment schedule was hurting their bottom line. At the time, she had a grueling chemotherapy schedule and was in the middle of battling breast cancer. "My first thought was, 'oh my God! What am I gonna do? How am I gonna pay my bill? I'm going into treatment!'".Thankfully, Mason ha...
5 Great Places to Get Flowers - WLKY LouisvilleWednesday, March 14, 2018
WLKY Louisville5 Great Places to Get FlowersWLKY LouisvilleWith three locations in Louisville (St. Matthews, East End and Dixie Highway), Nanz & Kraft is a full-service florist. They are also one of Louisville's oldest businesses, dating back to 1850. There are many options here for flowers. You can walk in a ...and more »... http://www.wlky.com/article/5-great-places-to-get-flowers/16758231
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 ...
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
Broomfield couple starts eco-friendly floral business - Broomfield EnterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018
S. Taylor Ave., Suite D-2 in Louisville.Leah, who runs the shop and who used to be an anatomy and physiology professor, said she is learning from Kim Green, the company's florist."Kim is the flower boss," Leah said. "She's taught me a lot."Green, who has been in floral design for 20 years, said she selects flowers based on how they feel and whether the colors are found in nature. Since the flowers are made from materials, including latex covered fabric and polyether polyurethane foam, they can stand up to extreme heat or cold. She also enjoys making flower crowns and flower collars for pets, including Mijo, the two-year-old shop dog.Compass Rose Floral got its name from Leah's father, a man who loved to travel and who died of cancer before their wedding. She and her husband held a smaller ceremony at a friend's Mediterranean restaurant before the big ceremony so he could participate.AdvertisementJaysin Anderson, a project manager, said he and Leah got into the business after they learned now expensive their own wedding flowers could be.The company uses high-end faux flowers that they arrange, rent out for events and then strip down to be used again."Everything we clip off — the stems and leaves — we use it again," Leah said. That wish to be kinder to the environment translates to their home where they compost and recycle. Solar panels designed by Elon Musk and a Tesla are on their list for future purchases.Faux flowers line a display case at Compass Rose Floral. (Jennifer Rios / Enterprise Staff)Jaysin Anderson said the company charges about half of what a typ... http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31717907/broomfield-couple-starts-eco-friendly-floral-business