Local Flower Shop News
A life, celebrated: Facing a gloomy prognosis, family and friends honor Loveland woman - Loveland Reporter-HeraldTuesday, March 05, 2019
By Julia RentschReporter-Herald Staff WriterShe had always wanted a wedding. And, with the help of a loving circle of family and friends, Jeannine McMillen had her own Saturday afternoon in Loveland — with all the fixings except a groom.The party was as much a celebration as it was a goodbye. About six weeks ago, doctors told Jeannine she had just months left to live. Jeannine has Down syndrome and is hard of hearing, so friends and relatives shared her story."(During the meeting with doctors) I just sat there thinking, 'Have I done enough?'" said Tina Cisneros, who has been Jeannine's host home provider in Loveland for about the last 10 years. "... Would she be able to say, 'I've lived fully, and I've done everything I wanted to do'?" Mark Burke dances with his aunt, Jeannine McMillen, at a celebration to honor her life at the Associated Veterans Club in Loveland on Saturday. (Julia Rentsch / Love... http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_32472410/life-celebrated-facing-gloomy-prognosis-family-and-friends
Loveland artist finds inspiration, business in flowers - Loveland Reporter-HeraldTuesday, January 22, 2019
Annalise Lundeen, left, owner of the new Annalise the Amaranth flower shop at 342 E. Fourth St. in downtown Loveland, and employee and friend Carleen Holmes, holding Lundeen's dog, June Hamburger, pose for a photo in the store Thursday. (Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald) The daughter of two of Loveland's best-known bronze sculptors, who is an artist in her own right, has launched a business that employs a slightly less weighty medium than the one her parents chose.Annalise Lundeen owns Annalise the Amaranth, a flower shop at 342 E. Fourth St. in downtown Loveland that she describes as "a living gallery and floral design studio.""It's a full-service florist. We do weddings and events and deliveries," she said, "and we sell local gifts and things."I'm an artist, and this is my medium that I'm pursuing currently. It's a real art form," she said.Lundeen, a graduate of Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, earned a degree in fashion and textile design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco."I worked as a graphic designer. I still love to draw and paint. My parents are sculptors here in town, so I've always done that, too," she said. "This is what I've found that makes me happiest."Her parents are George and Cammie Lundeen, who helped pioneer the bronze sculpting industry in Loveland. http://www.reporterherald.com/business/ci_31839726/loveland-artist-finds-inspiration-business-flowers
Linglestown Garden Club turns 75 - PennLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
I like gardening, but I’m dumb about it. I’m here to learn.'"The Linglestown Garden Club will mark its 75th anniversary on May 8, with a celebration luncheon at the fire company.Lewisburg florist Chuck Chatham will be the guest speaker doing a demonstration of floral arrangements that will then be gifts to the club.Nine past presidents of the club also will be in attendance.Most members are from in and around Linglestown, but that’s not a requirement. Anyone can join – including men. In its 75 years, Smith said, the club has never had one as a member.Male or otherwise, if you’re interested in joining the Linglestown club, more information is available from current President Edie Weistling at 717-545-5878 or from any member. https://www.pennlive.com/gardening/2019/05/linglestown-garden-club-turns-75.html
Man charged after alleged shootout with Riverdale florist delivery driver - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
A Clayton County man was arrested Thursday afternoon following an alleged shootout with a delivery driver at a popular Riverdale florist, police said. Justin Daniels, 25, was taken into custody after shooting at an employee of Riverdale’s Floral Boutique off Ga. 85 in the Riverdale Plaza, Riverdale police Capt. Nicole Rabel said. Investigators said the employee was approached by Daniels behind the store and shot at just before 11:45 a.m. Police said no one was injured by gunfire, but the employee suffered minor injuries when he fell trying to get inside the back door of the shop. The delivery driver reportedly ran into the shop, grabbed his own gun and returned fire when Daniels came around to the front of the store, police said. “It was very scary,” employee David Sorrows told Channel 2 Action News. “There were six employees in the shop and he kept shooting at different places.”The gunfire shattered one of the store’s front windows. -- The part of the shopping center near Upper Rive... https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-detained-after-shootout-riverdale-florist/O8QDMS18IwzkuNMcxpopJO/
Yep, those are giant bouquets of flowers popping up in public trash cans in the Triangle - WRAL.comThursday, May 02, 2019
The NCMA worked with Durham floral designers Pine State Flowers and Jennifer Wood and Raleigh-based floral designers E. W. Fulcher and Pam Reynolds of Bloom Works and Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist Studios to create the giant displays, the release says.“Art in Bloom encourages visitors to view art through a new lens,” said Museum Director Valerie Hillings in a news release. “We hope the trash can bouquets also offer a moment of pause and delight ahead of our annual festival of flowers.”You can follow @ncartmuseum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for installation information.Art in Bloom features the work of more than 50 floral designers from around the country, including the trash can bouquet creators, putting their creativity to the test to design floral installations based on works in the NCMA’s collection. More On This... https://www.wral.com/yep-those-are-giant-bouquets-of-flowers-popping-up-in-public-trash-cans-in-the-triangle/18241515/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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This is how the Easter lily became the holiday's flower - NOLA.comThursday, May 02, 2019
The Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, is native to the Ryukyu Islands off the southern end of Japan. In the 1880's this lily was widely cultivated in Bermuda, and bulbs were shipped from there to the florist industry in this country. Around 1900, the Japanese took over the annual growing and exportation of Easter lily bulbs to the United States, and continued to dominate the U. S. import market until the start of World War II. Current U. S. production of Easter lily bulbs for the florist market began with a World War I soldier, Louis Houghton, who brought bulbs to the south coast of Oregon in 1919. Houghton freely distributed bulbs to his horticultural friends and neighbors.When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese source of bulbs was abruptly cut off. As a result, the value of lily bulbs sky-rocketed and many who were growing the lilies as a hobby decided to go into business. By 1945, there were about 1,200 growers producing bulbs up and down the Pacific coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Long Beach, California. And, believe it or not, right here in southeast Louisiana.The following information is quoted from Louisiana – A Guide to the State compiled by Workers of the Writer’s Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Louisiana, first printed in 1941.“Between Junior and Venice, interspersed by orange groves, are small farms devoted to a new and interesting industry – the cultivation of the Creole li... https://www.nola.com/homegarden/2019/04/this-is-how-the-easter-lily-became-the-holidays-flower.html