Local Flower Shop News
Florist opens up downtown shop - Rocky Mount TelegramTuesday, August 01, 2017
Javelin Guilford is giving it another try in Rocky Mount.The Washington native is a North Carolina-Certified Professional Florist designer with 30 years of experience in the floral industry. Guilford, who specializes in weddings, funerals and permanent botanical, recently started another florist shop in Rocky Mount as owner and operator of The Secret Garden II at 115 Tarboro St. in downtown Rocky Mount.“We’re a nontraditional flower shop,” he said. “We’re a floral design studio because we design everything fresh.”Guilford ran a flower shop from 2002 to 2005 on Sunset Avenue. The business closed largely because of the slowdown in the economy, he said. Guilford, who lives in Raleigh, went on to work several years as a lead designer for a floral company in Raleigh. Guilford said he also worked for a major event company in South Carolina, having done flower arrangements at many celebrity events featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.“I’ve gotten more experience, and I’m ready to... http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/07/14/Florist-opens-up-downtown-shop.html
North Branford Small Business Spotlight: Candi's Floral Creations - Patch.comTuesday, September 01, 2015
CT to get married or are from Fairfield County.I am the preferred florist at local venues such as Madison Beach Hotel, New Haven Lawn Club, Saybrook Point Inn and Guilford Yacht Club and far away venues Saltwater Farm Vineyard and The Inn at Longshore.How does your business give back or get involved in the community?I try to engage in the community by donating to the high school, garden club, etc.Would you like to see your small business showcased in this series? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Across ConnecticutTrending Across Patch... http://patch.com/connecticut/northbranford/north-branford-small-business-spotlight-candis-floral-creations
Garden Column: The Language of FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Both herbs and flowers have meaning and both were used in bouquets to send a message. I have always saved mason jars, pretty bottles, and florists vases for summer bouquets to share with friends and family. The bouquets can be a birthday surprise, a thank you, or just a pick me up. I recently took a small thank you bouquet to my doctor and he was thrilled! He had never had a patient bring him a bouquet to the office. This summer I am enclosing a small card with the meaning of the flowers tied on with a pretty ribbon. Below are the meanings of some of the flowers growing in our cutting beds this summer: Alstroemeria - Friendship Bellflower - Unwavering love Campanula - Gratitude Coreopsis - Always cheerful Dahlia - Elegance and dignity Daisy – Innocence; loyal love Delphinium - Faith, sweetness, and joy Fennel - Strength Geranium - Gentility Gladiolus - Strength of character Heliotrope - Devotion Hosta - Devotion Lavender – Luck and happiness Rose - Love, beauty, friendship, and congratulations Sage - Domestic virtue Sunflower - Loyalty Yarrow - Healing and health Zinnia - Thoughts of absent friends In 2009 Vanessa Diffenbaugh published a best-selling novel “The Language of Flowers.” She also published a Victorian Flower Dictionary, if you would like to explore floriography further. Some florists are using the language of flowers in wedding bouquets, enclosing a card in the bouquets with the flowers’ meanings. Submitted by Linda Scheetz, Licking County Master Gardener Volunteer... https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2018/07/19/garden-column-language-flowers/795165002/
A Pensacola Florist Encourages People to Make Others SmileTuesday, July 31, 2018
Pensacola, Fla - A Pensacola florist, KellyCo Flowers & Gifts, has an upcoming occasion. This occasion is called "Make Someone Smile Week". This special week, starting on the 28th is dedicated to making someone smile. They implore others to be a blessing to someone else; their only goal is to bring joy and happiness to as many people as they can.KellyCo is highlighting some of their best sellers. The "You Make Me Smile" bouquets are beautifully designed and delivered in a food safe mug which can be used for years. This nice smiling mug holds a variety of flowers. The flowers include light yellow roses, yellow spray roses, green carnations, and more."Our flowers a meant to make someone smile and laugh," said Michael Paris, owner of KellyCo. "We want to make a brighter Pensacola."KellyCo will be highlighting and pushing this occasion for the whole week; these Pensacola flowers can make anyone show their pearly white teeth. They can be hand delivered to make a great surprise.KellyCo Flowers & Gifts is locally... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3874152
Betty's floral teapot wins Bloom! public voteTuesday, July 31, 2018
Seems like such a long time ago since Bettys and ibloomflorists started to form ambitious and exciting plans for their ‘Afternoon Tea at Bettys’ window display for the first ever city wide floral festival in York, Bloom! which took place between 5 and 8 July.After weeks of deliberation and planning, it was agreed that ibloomflorists would create, from scratch, a giant teapot made exclusively from fresh flowers – fit for Bettys Tearoom window, which attracts thousands of visitors through its door every single week. The pressure was on - could ibloomflorists rise to the challenge? Would it fit, would the flowers last, could it win the Window Competition? The answer to all three simply had to be ‘Yes’.This week the Peoples’ vote was announced. After fierce competition against 66 other floral window displays, including The Ivy, Bills and Cut and Chase, Bettys window came first place in the public vote after receiving the most votes from the general public during the Bloom! 2018 festival.Wonderful windows too... https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2638148/bettys-floral-teapot-wins-bloom-public-vote/
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
The free talk will be by Ann Burrell at the Los Altos Library from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
INTRO TO FLORAL DESIGN ... Lanette Anderson, farmer/florist at Hidden Villa Farm, will teach a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, on floral design. The event will be held from 1:55 - 4 p.m. Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa's farm. All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments. Cost is $100 for adults. To register, go to hiddenvilla.org.
Man claims Avon florist refused to help with his wedding after learning he was marrying a manTuesday, July 31, 2018
ON, Ind. -- A man claims the owner of a floral shop in Avon decided not to help with his wedding when she learned he was going to be marrying another man. David Elliott says he went to Avon Florist on Rockville Road on July 19 and he posted about what happened at the shop afterward on his Facebook page.Elliott says he discussed his wedding needs with the shop's owner, but he claims the conversation changed after he told the owner that the marriage was between two men. "She said, 'What does your bride need?'""I said, 'Well, there is no bride.'""Then she said, 'Well, then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.'""I took that to mean because of my relationship, she couldn't help me out"RTV6 went to the floral shop Saturday to get the owner's side of the story, but the shop had closed earlier than posted business hours. We also called the shop and left a message. A man who identified himself as Greg Harris called back and said he had no comment to make about the alleged incident. Elliott says he isn't angry about the ordeal, but he does feel like businesses should... https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/hendricks-county/man-claims-avon-florist-refused-to-help-with-his-wedding-after-learning-he-was-marrying-a-man