Anderson Flower Shop News
Broomfield couple starts eco-friendly floral business - Broomfield EnterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018
Leah Anderson sits in the new Compass Rose Floral location. (Jennifer Rios / Enterprise Staff)A desire to save people money, and save the environment, inspired Broomfield residents Leah and Jaysin Anderson to open different type of flower shop — one where brides or other customers can rent reusable blooms.The couple hasoperated Compass Rose Floral out of their Broomfield home since September, and on Tuesday moved into their new space at 657 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... http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31717907/broomfield-couple-starts-eco-friendly-floral-business
Heart 'n' Soul quartet to deliver singing Valentines - Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Augusta Florist, on Valentine’s Day as part of the chorus’ annual fundraiser.The quartet, members of the Maine-ly Harmony chorus, are Anne Danforth, Jan Flowers, Sue Staples and Cathy Anderson. They have shared their love of barbershop harmony throughout Maine and are the recipients of the Image of Harmony award for their community outreach.The singing Valentines cost is $35, and the deadline is Feb. 12.To order this service for a loved one at home or work, call 293-4779 or email [email protected].
CT Flower & Garden Show Feb. 22-25 in Hartford - Litchfield County TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
Garden Center in Newington; and Woodland Gardens in Manchester.Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc., Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, WFSB Channel 3, WRCH Light 100.5, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.The show’s hours are: Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.To join the email list and get more information about the 2018 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or our Facebook page, or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461. http://www.countytimes.com/entertainment/ct-flower-garden-show-feb---in-hartford/article_1aa92bc2-aea4-5101-b68c-b1d82743d32a.html
New Pop-Up Shops Unveiled at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro - BethesdaMagazine.comSunday, February 11, 2018
Andy Altman, Paul Wiedefeld, Ron Kaplan, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council member Nancy Floreen and Planning Board Director Casey Anderson at the event Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Andrew Metcalf Also coming to the station are Borekg Turkish Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Co., Delaware juice cleanse company Juice Fresh and the Bethesda-based, gluten-free Red Bandana Bakery.On Wednesday, the retailers were buzzing with activity. At one point, there was a line of about a dozen people waiting to buy empanadas and other baked goods from Grandma Vera’s Bakery.Nearby, Chad Magnum, vice president of Bell Flowers, said his business had sold out of one bucket of flowers in 30 minutes. He said Fivesquares reached out to the business to join the retail mix.“This is an amazingly creative idea and we thought it would be an awesome opportunity,” Magnum said. He noted that the florist hasn’t had a storefront in more than 10 years—it operates out of a warehouse on Brookville Road in Silver Spring. “I think it’s a great way for us to get our name out there and hopefully brighten someone’s day.”Tahira Babayeva, a resident of Grosvenor Park who uses the station regularly, said she liked the new setup.“I think it’s going to make a fun place to hang out,” Babayeva said.Ibhana Creations. Credit: Andrew MetcalfFivesquares officials said the retailers pay a “nominal fee” to the developer to lease the pop-up shops and the company is then donating those funds to local elementary schools including Garrett Park Elementary in Kensington. The pilot program may be extended if successful, according to officials.Fivesquares is also working to redevelop the Metro station’s large surface parking lot. Metro agreed to sell the lot to the developer at a price that will be determined after Montgomery County approves the minor master plan for the area that will set new zoning and density limits. Fivesquares is planning to build a mixed-use development project, dubbed Strathmore Square, with possibly more than 1,000 units, ground floor retail and four to six buildings.“This is the beginning of the transformation of Grosvenor Metro station and this parking lot into transit-oriented development,” Altman said. “Today is the start of the process.”Fivesquares principal Ron Kaplan, a former Federal Realty executive who worked on Bethesda Row, said the company plans to invest more than $1 billion in the development.Earlier this month, county planning staff recommended zoning near the station that would allow about 1,100 new homes and buildings up to 260 feet tall. The Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the minor master plan Thursday.Metro is planning to replace the 412 parking spaces that would be lost when the development is constructed by adding spaces to the existing parking garage at the site.Credit: Andrew MetcalfThis story was updated with the correct spelling of Borekg Turkish Bakery. http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/New-Pop-Up-Shops-Unveiled-at-Grosvenor-Strathmore-Metro/
Freytag's Florist 44-year Austin shop keeps language of flowers alive - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 30, 2018
Austin since 1974. JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe floral business delivers 150-200 orders a day.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe florist is located at 2211 W. Anderson Lane.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperKen Freytag was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperIf pictures tell a thousand words, flowers have produced an even more profound narrative for the Freytag family.The clan of florists have been delivering stems, bouquets and other arrangements in the Austin area since 1974, and the floras that have been the Freytags’ livelihood for so many years have not lost their meaning, patriarch Ken Freytag said.The business owner, who was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills, said seeing the more than 100 floral items at his mother’s funeral last year helped his family during the grieving process. Seeing his mother “engulfed in a garden” of arrangements brought a sense of calm to the service, he said.“Flowers are all about emotion,” Ken said. “They truly are.”His mother, as well as several other Freytags, played a role in the growth of the Freytag name.Ken’s son Chad helped set up Freytag’s web presence when online retail was beginning to pick up steam. Now Freytag’s online sales are growing more than any other segment of the business.Ken’s daughter Casey is a designer at the store and helps put together the arrangements that are sent to customers on the same day they place their order. The floral business delivers 150-200 orders a day and inventories about 6,000 flower and plant stems a week excluding peak times such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Inventory has grown about 8-12 percent every year...
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding florist opts for white roses and peonies - CNNWednesday, April 11, 2018
London, Hampton Court Palace, and designers Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior.More wedding details revealed Last week, the royal couple revealed that pastry chef Claire Ptak, who was raised in California and now owns London-based bakery Violet Cakes, would be creating their wedding cake. According to the palace, the couple asked Ptak to make a "lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring" rather than the more traditional fruitcake. It will also feature buttercream and fresh flowers as decoration.More than 2,600 people, many of them ordinary members of the public, will be invited into the castle grounds to watch the arrival of the bride and groom and their guests.Last month, the royal family revealed the route of the procession following the ceremony, when the newlyweds first emerge as husband and wife.They will leave Windsor Castle in a carriage and travel along High Street through the town of Windsor, before returning to the castle by the Long Walk, according to the palace. Windsor is about 40 km (25 miles) west of central London.'This crazy journey together'Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement in November, when Harry told reporters he knew Markle, an American actress, was "the one" from "the very first time we met."In an interview with the BBC, Markle said the couple first met in July 2016 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. After a second date, the couple took a camping trip to Botswana, where they could finally be alone."We were able to really have so much time just to connect," Markle said, "and we never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other, even though we were obviously doing a long-distance relationship. We made it work."Harry proposed on a "cozy night" in early November at Nottingham Cottage, Markle told the BBC, with an engagement ring he designed himself. It features a diamond from Botswana, flanked by two smaller diamonds from the jewelry colle...
UPDATE: Sister says missing florist has been found - Redding Record SearchlightWednesday, April 11, 2018
Facebook message to the Record Searchlight that Bax had been found Monday. Burrows Monaco said Bax was being airlifted to a hospital in stable condition. Lt. Gene Randall said a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted Bax's RV around 4:30 p.m. Monday, and searchers then found her nearby. He said her RV had gotten stuck and she was being treated for a complaint of pain. Burrows Monaco said on Facebook that Bax had been in a Mercedes RV with a golden retriever and en route to Washington for Easter. Penelope Bax was reported missing near Redding in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office)Randall said the family reported Bax, of Vista, missing about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Randall said Bax was headed to Bellingham, Washington, and left her home March 26. He described her vehicle as a white and gray Winnebago with a silver Mercedez-Benz logo on the grill. Deputies learned that Bax had stayed overnight at the Hirz Campground, Randall said, though he didn't specify how they developed that lead. Crews searched the campground and the surrounding area but still hadn't found Bax's RV as of Monday afternoon, Randall said. This is the 2017 Mercedes RV Penelope Bax was driving when she went missing in the Redding Area in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office)Burrows Monaco was asking Shasta County residents to be on the lookout near Fenders Ferry, Gilman and North Salt Creek roads. NBC San Diego reported that Bax is blonde and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. The report said ...
Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish - Anchorage Daily NewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
Alaska. At Bloomsbury Blooms' small shop downtown on Fourth Avenue one recent morning, Wildeve arranged foraged birch branches and spruce along with California roses, poppies and other flowers at a table in the back of the studio for a customer order. One goal at Bloomsbury is to use a foraged item — mostly from the shop's Sutton farm, called Bloomsbury Gardens at Eska Ridge — in all arrangements. The studio also focuses on locally made pottery for the vases. Wildeve talked to the Anchorage Daily News about her business.How did it go in the beginning with this business, with something you were unfamiliar with? I had no background in how you source flowers in Alaska, which is really complicated. I had to learn about shipping and what things ship well and what things don't. What things I could grow here, seasonality of flowers, what's available when, is a lot to learn.How do you source flowers in Alaska? It varies on the time of year. I always do a little bit of foraging, no matter if it's summer or not. And then in the winter I predominantly order from a company called Florabundance in California. … And then I also order through Cedars (Wholesale Floral Imports) which is just like a flower warehouse here. That's in the wintertime. And in the summertime, we have a flower farm and grow flowers, it's it Sutton. And then I buy from other flower farmers, too, and I do a lot of foraging in the summer.Tell me a bit about how the economy (recession) in Alaska is affecting you. We're pretty small. We're not like a fast, get 100 things out of here. … The thing that's...
Spring flower show, grow a garden, fruit trees, Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and more - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, March 27, 2018
Regency, with lots of reflective finishes. Other collections evoke a more relaxed, casual aesthetic. “We have everything from chandeliers down to area rugs,” said Nic Sims, a manager for the California-based retailer.Ready to embrace Pantone’s Color of the Year? There’s plenty of Ultra Violet-hued accessories to choose from. In fact, color-coded walls of Mongolian wool pillows, candleholders, vases, table runners and other pieces make it easy to zero in on a palette.“A lot of today’s floor plans are open,” said Sims. “You can pull pieces and colors from each vignette to tie it all together.”A dining bay displays glam sparkly dinnerware and stemware for “entertaining the queen,” said Sims. The store’s 6-foot-tall faux palm trees, fiddle leaf fig and aspen trees can easily fill a corner — but require no care.Z Gallerie offers a more moderate price point than the recently opened Design Within Reach. Side chairs are $299 and up, mirrored table lamps from $199, vanity mirrors from $250, and sofas start at $1,500. Framed art ranges from $50 to $900. You can register for a $1,000 gift card at the store through April 1. Z Gallerie is in the new east wing by Cov Restaurant and Starbucks.The Galleria, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, 651-846-0480, zgallerie.comFloral spring flingMiss the Macy’s spring flower show? Bachman’s has partnered with the Galleria to stage “Spring Is in the Air,” a floor-to-ceiling floral experience that runs the length of the shopping center from March 25 through April 8.Bach... http://www.startribune.com/spring-flower-show-grow-a-garden-fruit-trees-minneapolis-home-garden-show-and-more/477756913/