Local Flower Shop News
Oscars business blooming for Sherman Oaks florist - LA Daily NewsTuesday, February 28, 2017
Mark’s Garden,” says floral designer and co-owner Mark Held, a twinkle in his eye matching his silver hair. • RELATED PHOTOS: Mark’s Garden creates floral arrangements for the OscarsFor 25 years, the Sherman Oaks florist has designed dramatic centerpieces for the Governors Ball, the official after-party of the Academy Awards. Sunday’s bash in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center will feature a mid-century modern theme, which challenged Held to create a more streamlined, architectural look than the lush landscapes of years past. “We’re not mixing flowers much this year,” Held explains. “The vases basically all have one type of flower, so it’s a cleaner look. We’re using flowers that are sculptural. It’s not fluffy flowers.”The first wave of blooms has just arrived: Tulips, amaryllis and hyacinth from Holland, roses and hydrangea from South America and anemones from Italy. “This year, we have almond blossoms from California – gorgeous branches, blooming branches and ranunculus. That’s the hot flower this year. That, and the anemones, are the popular flowers right now,” the florist explains.• RELATED VIDEO:Mark’s Garden Creates Oscar ArrangementsBoxes of vases have been unpacked in the alley behind the shop, with more on the way. Some vessels are sharp and angular; others are curvy and bulbous. Between now and Sunday, two dozen employees will have styled 10 thousand flowers into some 400 arrangements, ranging in size from the palm of your hand to the height of a small pony. The Governors Ball is an A-list affair, bursting at the seams with Oscar winners past and present, many carrying their new hardware with them, carefully placing their statuettes on the table next to Held’s centerpieces. Although about 35 million Americans – and more around the globe – are expected to tune into the Oscars. Only a sel... http://www.dailynews.com/events/20170224/oscars-business-blooming-for-sherman-oaks-florist
Best LA Flower Shops to Snag the Prettiest Valentine's Day Bouquet - Los Angeles ConfidentialTuesday, February 07, 2017
Sonny Alexander.Mark’s GardenTrue Love, Mark’s Garden ($125). 13838 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-906-1718With no shortage of romance, this seductive mix of red roses, red ranunculus, and peach roses is surely the key to your sweetie’s heart. Appropriately dubbed “True Love,” this classic bouquet was crafted with a lovestruck couple in mind. http://la-confidential-magazine.com/los-angeles-flower-shops-for-valentines-day
What Fashion Week Is Like for a Florist - FashionistaTuesday, January 08, 2019
I might like to pick up a small bouquet of tulips when we do our weekly grocery shopping: Flowers, according to professional florist Michael Putnam, are the ultimate luxury. Michael has grounds to speak on the subject with authority, as he's one-half of Putnam & Putnam, the New York-based boutique floral design studio that's an unequivocal favorite amongst the fashion (and bridal) industries. ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteTogether with his husband Darroch, Putnam & Putnam brings a romantic, almost overgrown quality to every project it takes on. And while weddings certainly contribute to a significant portion of the company's business, Michael and Darroch are themselves professionals in the fashion space, working with some of New York's most high-profile designers (including Jason Wu, with whom Putnam & Putnam also collaborated for Fall 2018) while also maintaining excellent retail partnerships (like Bergdorf Goodman). ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteADVERTISEMENTdiv class="m-ad-outstream--endcard m-ad-outstream... https://fashionista.com/2018/02/fashion-week-florist-putnam-flowers
A Different Bloom: Conroe-area flower shop blossoms - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 08, 2019
A Different Bloom owner Holly Burns spends her days surrounded by flowers and ribbons at her blossomy boutique. A florist for more than a decade, Burns creates contemporary flower arrangements, personalized gift baskets, corsages and formal items for a variety of occasions. https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/business/2018/08/21/a-different-bloom/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
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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Edible Arrangements opens in Spring Hill - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
CorrespondentSPRING HILL – On a recent Tuesday, immersed in fancy fruits, her apron smudged in chocolate, Christy Morrow was too busy to chat.She’s a produce handler-cum-artist-cum-florist at Edible Arrangements, which brought its celebratory comestibles to Hernando County in June. In corporate parlance, Morrow is a fruit specialist.The company's decoratively arrayed fresh fruits are artsy, clever and who’d-have-imagined? Add to that, healthy and refreshing, said owner Victoria Wilson.Edible Arrangement’s twist on celebrating and gifting is for people “who want something different, rather than flowers that you look at, then (they) die,” said Wilson, franchisee of the shop north of Timber Pines.Wilson, 30, who’s owned an Edible Arrangements outlet for a year in the city of Hernando in Citrus County, said most of her customers came from Hernando County, prompting her to open a shop here.Her corporation, based in Atlanta, encourages successful operators to snap up more than one store in their corner of the country, saying small business owners on-site do better than far-off managers, according to a report by Forbes. Such franchise owners also can d... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hernando/edible-arrangements-opens-in-spring-hill-20181011/
Kittelberger Florist & Gifts celebrates 90 years with free parties in Webster - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 08, 2019
It's Kittelberger Florist & Gifts' 90th anniversary and the stalwart retailer in Webster is hosting parties this week to celebrate with customers and the community. On Thursday, Kittelberger is hosting a free concert from 7 to 10 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on North Avenue in the village featuring music by Rochester Brass and Electric. On Saturday, there will be a big celebration at the store at 263 North Ave. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the store is partying by serving food to customers in a festive atmosphere. There will be live music from the band Shine, food trucks and fireworks at 9 p.m. All this is to say thank you to customers and the community that have helped Kittelberger grow over the decades, said Bill Horeth, 62, owner of the family business. Now in its fourth generation, the floral and gift shop has changed to keep up with the trends. Initially just a little floral store on farmland, Kittelberger now has over 24,000 square feet of retail space. Beyond florals, the shop is a full-fledged boutique with home decor, jewelry, fashion and gift items, employing 59 people with a dozen family members in the business. ... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/08/07/kittelberger-florist-gifts-celebrates-90-years-webster-ny-gift-shop-anniversary/925108002/