Local Flower Shop News
Christmas open house at Windsor's Flowers and Plants set Nov. 20 - CapeGazette.comTuesday, November 22, 2016
In 1973, Jay and Janet Windsor acquired McNichols Flowers in Lewes and Crosby's Flowers in Rehoboth Beach. They eventually changed the names to Windsor's Flowers & Plants in Rehoboth and Windsor's Plant Outlet in Lewes. The Windsors previously opened Lakeside Greenhouses in Laurel in 1972, when Jay was working as a county agent for the University of Delaware. Jay left the University of Delaware to manage the family businesses and returned in 1986.The Windsors' daughter Jill and her husband Craig Rice continued their work at the 14,000-square-foot Laurel Greenhouses, eventually taking over the management of that location and later the plant outlet in Lewes.In 1993, after a term in the U.S. Navy, son Jim Windsor joined the business full time. He and his sister Jenifer Caudill co-manage the Rehoboth Beach flower shop and greenhouse.The old red barn, approximately 1,600 square feet, now housing the flower shop and offices in Rehoboth Beach, originally belonged to the DuPont family where they kept horses on Bay Vista Road. Bob Raley originally purchased the red barn and moved it to its present location to open a flower shop. The address is 20326 Coastal Highway (Route 1), next to Arena's and Big Fish Grill.Windsor's Flowers and Plants offers a variety of fresh flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, mulch, g... http://www.capegazette.com/article/christmas-open-house-windsor%25E2%2580%2599s-flowers-and-plants-set-nov-20/120223
Stars align for booming Valentine's Day business - The News JournalThursday, February 18, 2016
Kammerer’s company operates eight restaurants in Sussex County, including Fish On in Lewes, Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach and Catch 54 in Fenwick Island.But last-minute romantics might have a hard time making a dinner reservation at any of them on Sunday.“If it's women making the reservation, they usually call well in advance and the prime hours are already taken,” he said. “Men tend to call at the last minute, and if there are any tables left, it’s going to be earlier or later in the evening.”DELAWAREONLINELast-minute Valentine's Day options in DelawareA Sunday Valentine’s Day means those dawdling Romeos have a few more options.“If we’re sold out on the holiday, they were able make dinner plans on Saturday night instead,” said Stephen Cobb, the food and beverage director at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach.Victoria’s Restaurant in the hotel also is offering a Valentine’s Day brunch.“We’ll get 30 to 40 calls for Valentine’s Day reservations today alone,” Cobb said Saturday. “Being able to offer them the night before or morning of instead is something you can’t offer when the holiday falls during the week.”The longer love fest also allows hotels to create overnight packages that fill rooms along with restaurant seats, said Brad Wenger, general manager of the Hilton Christiana.“For that reason, our room bookings have been very strong this year,” he said. “If you get creative with those ideas, you can really reap a great benefit this year.”The extra days also have been a boon for florists, who normally have to spend the holiday racing to meet tight delivery windows.“Everybody wants their bouquets to show up at the office,” said Elena Jackson, owner of Elana’s Broad Street Florist in Middletown. “We did a lot of th... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2016/02/13/stars-align-booming-valentines-day-business/80341234/
Dewar Nurseries Launches Family Owned Floral Retail BrandTuesday, October 30, 2018
Combining their love of farm-to-table trends and natural beauty with their passion for the family business, the Dewar sisters are excited to launch their florist-quality assortment of potted plants in trendy containers designed to complement home settings.AdvertisementThe Life in Bloom collection includes potted house plants, holiday plants, and roses. It will also feature a new edible fruit collection including olives, bananas, tea, kiwis, figs, and berries, to name a few. The new brand is available in major retailers and supermarkets throughout the U.S.“Elizabeth & Alexandra offers florist-quality plants in aesthetically pleasing containers to create a product that can be purchased, presented, and immediately enjoyed,” says Alexandra Dewar.The new brand’s namesakes are the granddaughters of Dewar Nurseries’ founder, Alex Dewar. They represent the third generation of Dewar family growers, and have spent much of their lives participating in the ever-expanding family business.“With 55 years of successful growers in our family lineage, we are proud to continue this tradition while remaining true to our personal strengths and passions,” says Elizabeth Dewar. “Life in Bloom by Elizabeth & Alexandra brings a touch of elegance to everyday life. We’re proud to deliver potted beauty that perfectly coordinates with every living space.”The Elizabeth & Alexandra brand will debut at the PMA Fresh Summit trade event in Orlando on Oct. 19-20, 2018.Founded in 1963, Dewar Nurseries began as a single nursery with a tea... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/dewar-nurseries-launches-family-owned-floral-retail-brand/
Narcotics professor, florist found faithTuesday, October 30, 2018
A few years ago, she took a class on floraldesign. By happenstance, her teacher was a social worker who donated flowers towomen’s shelters. Sale fell in love with floristry and spent three years offand on at a floral design school in Manhattan. She also volunteered arrangingflowers at women’s shelters. “It was the first time (the women) ever hadflowers. Can you imagine?” she said. “They would come up to me and cry. I wouldteach them and I would say, ‘Put them next to your bedside because you deserveflowers — always remember that.’ ” Now she has her own small business — Sandi’sFloral Creations. A few years ago, Sale took her flowersand retired to the beach. But after six months, she found she was miserable. Soher brother invited her to stay with his family for a while. One Sunday, shejoined them for Mass at St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax. “Everybody seemed so peaceful, and thewelcoming was amazing,” she said. “I said, ‘What planet is this?’ And mybrother goes, ‘That’s our faith.’ I said, ‘How do I get that?’ ” So Sale wasback in the classroom again, this time attending RCIA. In 2017, she wasreceived into the church. Sale’s Catholic faith is “the best giftI’ve ever had,” and so she uses her talents to give back to the church. Sale arrangesthe flowers for the altar at St. Leo Church and occasionally at diocesanevents. She likes to volunteer with the youth group and is a member of the Legionof Mary. “It is finally a place where I feel Ibelong. I was meant to be here, and the joy I have every day from belonging andfinding my path is more than I can ever say,” said Sale. Her hope is to bringpeople the light of Christ through all she does. “I waited 60-some years to getthis gift — I want to shout it from the treetops.” ... https://www.catholicherald.com/News/Catholic_Living/Narcotics_professor,_florist_found_faith/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
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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Fashion Industry Favorite FLOOM Brings Its Same Day Online Artisanal Flower Delivery Experience StatesideTuesday, October 30, 2018
Floom is the product of my life-long love of flowers and the frustration that the floral industry didn’t have a beautifully curated, easy to use service that brought together all the amazing florists operating under the radar of most people,’ says Elie. Floom is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become the most-trusted place to send extraordinary flowers from the best independent florists around the globe. Our website’s seamless curatorial-like shopping experience, blends creative and inspiring content and exceptional customer service to create a marketplace like no other, offering a truly unique floral delivery experience. Floom has been voted one of the top UK 100 startups two years in a row, created long-lasting relationships with florists across all of the UK and New York, and sent flowers to over 120 different countries.Created out of the conundrum of trying to find beautifully crafted bouquets online or at the local grocery store, Floom believes that last minute bouquets should be just as beautiful as the ones you spent a little bit more time arranging. Striving to be a platform where shoppers can find a stylish selection of speedily available bouquets – a sort of Farfetch for independent florists if you like – Floom gives florists the tools connect to our discerning online community. Florists receive a backend management tool, and customers receive more options, in more areas, from carefully vetted florists, with the ultimate convenience of a seamless check-out and fresh, uniquely designed bouquets delivered stat whether it’s Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Hump Day. Continuing on their mission to spread floral joy, Floom is now working with the most sought-after, independent, green fingered artisans in Los Angeles including Eric Buterbaugh, Fiore Designs and Juicy ... http://nbherard.com/pr/fashion-industry-favorite-floom-brings-its-same-day-online-artisanal-flower-delivery-experience-stateside/232992
Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppersTuesday, October 30, 2018
And of course, if you'd rather choose the flowers for your home, you can always browse a huge selection at WaitroseFlorist.com. ... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/shopping/a23560057/waitrose-surprise-flower-online-delivery-service/