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A New Flower Market is Opening in Providence - Rhode Island MonthlySunday, February 11, 2018
Seattle Growers Flower Market, but that is more of a co-op,” she says. “There are two other markets [that sell local and domestic flowers] in the country that are singly owned, in Minneapolis and Sonoma.”Left: Semia Dunne, founder of the Floral Reserve. Right: wild Queen Anne’s Lace.The market is located in the same building as Dunne’s floral design studio, on Sims Avenue in Providence. Its December launch is strategic, she says.“We won’t have a ton of local products, but the idea is to get people aware of what we do have locally,” she says. “So come the spring, everyone is super familiar with where we are.”At this weekend’s launch event, attendees can browse foraged evergreens from New England; American-grown roses from California; and orchids, hydrangeas and ranunculus from the Netherlands.The market will cater to wholesale customers on weekday mornings. Retail customers can shop for flowers on Friday afternoons and Saturdays.It’ll be a boon for local flower farmers, too. Four have already signed on to sell to Dunne.“Their current model is they pack up their vans and deliver them to us,” she says. “When you’re a flower creative, you actually want to go into a place and touch and feel things. I got the idea that if I was wanting to see this, maybe other floral designers would, too.”A bouquet of local zinnia and dahlia with other locally foraged materials.Dunne estimates that local flowers make up at least 60 percent of her designs. She sources from flower farmers in New England and grows her own blooms on family land in Lincoln.In addition to the market, Dunne says she’ll also rent the space to floral designers who are flown in to Rhode Island for weddings. She notes that Newport is the number two wedding destination in the United States.For flower design hobbyists, Dunne says, the Floral Reserve “will be a lot of eye candy. Not only can [retail customers] support their local farmer, but we’ll also have some really interesting things coming from abroad.”To learn more about the Floral Reserve, visit thefloralreserve.com or attend the launch event this Sunday, December 10, from 10 to 4 p.m. at 1 Sims Avenue, suite 102, in Providence.RELATED ARTICLES Studio Choo Showed Us How to Make the Merriest Holiday Centerpieces3 Shop Owners Spill on the Best Gifts of the SeasonRhode Island Monthly‘s Favorite Things... http://www.rimonthly.com/new-flower-market-opening-providence/
Flower arranging workshop in bloom Aug. 12 at Garden Park - Sonoma Index-TribuneTuesday, August 15, 2017
ElementsByTagName('head').appendChild(pf)})(); -- INDEX-TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTINDEX-TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT August 7, 2017, 5:51PM Flowers are blooming at Sonoma Garden Park, say local green-thumbs – and so there’s no better time for attending Natasha Drengson’s next flower-arranging workshop at the Sonoma Ecology Center’s garden. On Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Drengson will focus on utilizing fresh flowers from the garden. The workshop will include tips on wedding bouquets and even boutonnieres. For those who just want to make a centerpiece arrangement, simply bring a vase, says Drengson. Attendees are welcome to bring additional flowers to add to arrangements.According to a press release from the Ecology Center, Drengson began her floral career in 1982 working for a local florist. In 1992 she opened her own flower shop, Tasha’s Floral Design, following that up in 2000 with a second shop, Tasha’s Flowers. During her 35-year career she has worked throughout the Bay Area for a variety of high-end floral designers, and traveled the country for Flaxx Floral Design, lending her expertise to hundreds of weddings and other events. Today Natasha grows food and edible flowers for her sister’s catering business. “I just can’t keep my hands off nature,” says Drengson. Workshop is $35 general; free to SEC members. Forty spaces are available. Register at wheninbloom.brownpapertickets.com. The Garden Park is at 19996 Seventh St. E. http://www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/7282671-181/flower-arranging-workshop-in-bloom
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - WLS-TVWednesday, March 14, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Health staff say it with flowers — just because - Newark AdvertiserWednesday, March 14, 2018
Women’s and Children’s Division, Helena Clements, wanted to give flowers to a colleague to say she was grateful for her support.Rather than have a bouquet delivered from a florist, Helena decided to support a local charity and have volunteers design an arrangement and deliver it to the hospital. After the appreciation of the first arrangement, Helena decided to support the charity further and continue to spread thanks by signing the department up for a year’s worth of flowers, with a different team member receiving a bouquet each Tuesday.She said: “The idea is that the last person to receive flowers decides who the next bouquet should go to within the division but in a different department.“It is always a lovely surprise for the recipient and means so much to them to be thought of by a friend and a colleague.“It is just such a lovely way to say thank you and it is good for staff morale, as well as supporting a worthy cause too.“I have worked with the Flower Pod in the past so I already knew of their great work and wanted to support their cause further.“I would definitely recommend doing something like this to other organisations. It has been well received.”Advertisement'It made me feel incredibly special and valued'Reach Learning Disability supports people with learning disabilities and is based in Southwell.The charity grows flowers at its garden site and one of the charity’s supported volunteers, Anita Highland, selects flowers and puts together an arrangement, decorates the tin they are in and delivers them.Anita said: “I like doing the flowers every week because I am learning how to make arrangements. The comments about how pretty the flowers are make me feel really happy.” Last week, the assistant general manager of the Women’s and Children’s Division, Lorraine Binch, who received flowers the week before, chose to give colleague Dr Victoria Walker, a consultant paediatrician within community paediatrics, the Just Because flowers.Anita visited King’s Mi...
Oklahoma City florist fuses flowers and art to redefine floral experience - NewsOK.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Each order goes through a design and planning process, and on the big day, the production team is on site to bring the vision to life.Williams and master florist George Catechis moved to Oklahoma in 2011 from Las Vegas where they were in the same line of work.Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.Catechis has been in the flower business since he was a boy.“It’s safe to say he has his doctorate in ‘Over-the-top Floral Design’ and the ‘More is More’ theory,” Williams joked.Williams worked in high-end guest services at Caesars Palace and Bellagio and, in her own words, minored in “creativity” at the prestigious School of Life.The concept that the two brought to Oklahoma has worked.“A year in the life of The Fleuriste is adorned with roughly 500,000 stems of flowers, over 500 client meetings and site visits in as many as 22 cities,” Williams said.Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.They design wedding flower concepts, corporate events and private parties and create a show-stopping weekly flower service for corporate, hospitality and private residential clients.“Our focus leans mostly toward weddings, events, galas, corporate functions and installations,” Williams said. “We also have flower school once a month at The Fleuriste where we have a blast with our guests teaching them to make their own floral designs.”Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.The team at The Fleuriste is passionate about their work and believes in the significance of creating stunning bouquets and breathtaking environments with respect for clients’ style and preferences, but also the flowers themselves.“Flowers bring another level of dimension through texture and color to any space. They’re the life of the party,” Williams said.Their designs continue to evolve, but their approach remains consistent. Williams and her team believe flowers are not simply colors and varieties but also an interpretation of personalities and lifestyles, especially of those they represent. Whether designing for individuals, events or corporate environments, the focus remains dedicated to the translation of clients’ personal style and vision.“Being able to translate people’s vision into an experience is wonderful. The creative aspect for sure is rewarding, but the absolute best is people’s reaction when they see what we’ve created,” Williams said.The Fleuriste is located 1020 NW 82nd Street in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit thefleuriste.com. alert('start 3'); Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste. The Fleuriste team designs wedding flower concepts, corporate events and private parties and create a show-stopping weekly flower service for corporate, hospitality and private residential clients. Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste. Photo court... http://newsok.com/article/5583554
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
One Month at a Time: Compassionate lessons in the world of floral arrangements - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, March 14, 2018
She told me she joined Young Floral in 2004.“But I left for a few years, had a baby and came back three years ago,” she said.Before coming to Young Floral, she worked at a couple of florists, including one at The Greenbrier.She said the job varies from day to day and hour to hour, particularly during the Valentine’s Day season, when they see a lot of TeleFlora orders.Teleflora is a company that partners with florists to form a network. Customers place orders through TeleFlora, which passes along the orders to area florists who arrange and deliver according to TeleFlora’s specifications.For Valentine’s Day, Young Floral offered several Teleflora specials. Using pictures on the TeleFlora website, customers can order arrangements and send them just about anywhere.The participating florists are tasked with making the arrangements as close to these pictures as they can, which isn’t incredibly difficult, but it does take some attention to detail and some speed in getting the arrangement completed.During Valentine’s Day, Young Floral sells dozens of them.“For us, it’s like working with a recipe,” Lori said. “I have to have so many carnations, so many lilies, so many whatever.”The arrangement is supposed to be a certain height and look very similar to the arrangement in the picture.“I see it as a kind of puzzle. The trick is to make it fit together,” Lori said.While Lori patiently encouraged me, I had limited success with repeating the Valentine’s special. I was a little wasteful with the materials, handled the delicate flowers like string beans and while my arrangement looked OK, I’d have to say it wasn’t a great copy of what Lori was doing.And I was slow. Really slow. It would have taken me all day to do what Lori did in probably an hour or two.Partly, this was how I handled the knife used to cut the flower stems. After a series of traumatic, childhood incidents involving pocket knives, I learned to keep the sharp end of the blade away from my hands.Because of this, I still have all 10 of my fingers.Lori held the knife differently than I did. By cutting toward her hand she was able to snip flowers and ferns much more quickly.I tried to do the same but couldn’t manage to make it work. I ended up getting snagged and perilously close to taking off my thumb before she finally said, “It’s OK. Sometimes we use clippers.”She handed me a pair of small shears.It made the snipping go faster.Brides and rosesI also worked with Heather, who does floral arrangements, but she specializes in bridal work, which can get very intricate and particular, she said.Women planning their weddings will often spend weeks looking through magazines and at websites like Pin...