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Wilmington florist gears up for busy Valentines Day - WWAY NewsChannel 3Sunday, February 10, 2019
Pink roses (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Months of planning and weeks of preparation come to a head at many local businesses this week as preparations are under way for a Valentine’s Day with heavier than normal predicted activity.Warmer weather combined with a workweek Valentine’s Day, Thursday, this year has many in the industry planning long days.- Advertisement - Dana and Jeff Cook, owners of Wilmington’s Julia’s Florist say that this year looks rosy.“In years past we have battled blizzards and ice storms so this year’s weather forecast was a joy to follow” Jeff Cook said. “With a Thursday Valentine’s Day you have many customers eager to display their flowers on work desks and many others taking advantage of early delivery on Wednesday or taking advantage of our free delivery for Valentines orders with Monday and Tuesday delivery. At Julia’s we are fortunate to have the volume of business allowing us to receive flowers direct from... https://www.wwaytv3.com/2019/02/06/wilmington-florist-gears-up-for-busy-valentines-day/
Summer jobs: Flowers, photos and moreTuesday, July 03, 2018
Editor’s Note: We recently asked some Clinton Countians to tell us about their first summer job. This is the Part 2 of a 4-part News Journal series that began on Saturday.By Jonathan McKayWilmington Savings Bank,City CouncilmanMy first summer job was with Allen Studios helping Hal Allen with his photography business taking wedding and senior photos.What I loved liked about the job: I liked meeting the clients that had contracted with Hal and I enjoyed Hal himself. He is a great person and we would often talk about how the Reds, Bengals and Xavier Basketball would be doing. If the time of the year was right we would also, talk horse racing and the Triple Crown Series.There were no downsides to working with Hal.My favorite memory was a wedding and Hal climbed up into a church balcony and could not get the shot of the group we wanted so he climbed over the railing of the balcony and knelt down on a ledge. He got the shot but I thought for sure he was going to fall. This is the dedication Hal has to his clients. The group laughed when I said Hal don’t fall because I can’t operate the camera. It was our first wedding with the new digital camera he had bought.By K... https://www.wnewsj.com/news/76303/summer-jobs-flowers-photos-and-more
Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day - lehighvalleylive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Edwards, who works for the Flower Essence flower and gift ship in Forks Township, was part of the nationwide Petal It Forward Day organized by the Society of American Florists.Edwards was giving away two roses each, one to pay it forward to someone and allow that person to do the same to someone else. She had already given away 15 stems by 9 a.m. and people's reactions were "amazing," said the Upper Mount Bethel Township resident. "Everybody's smiling."Flower Essence, owned by Brandi Lynch, plans to give away 1,000 roses on Wednesday in its delivery area, including Easton, Bethlehem, Palmer Township, Nazareth and the Slate Belt.The Society of American Florists said flowers will be given away in more than 400 cities in all 50 states.The society says it has science on its side; a Rutgers study showed giving flowers helped spread positive emotions, some that lasted for days.People were posting on social media using the #PetalItForward hashtag. Sarah Cassi may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2018/10/easton_area_florist_giving_awa.html
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their clients is trying to send.Aside from their beautiful floral arrangements, the thing that makes Panda Flowers stand out for Edmonton residents is their ability to listen. They help each customer through the process of choosing flowers that will best serve the occasion in question, ensuring that every arrangement sent from the company carries the message and sentiment of the customer. And in order to make sure that even last minute purchases-like a romantic surprise-are received in a timely manner, Panda Flowers offers same day delivery for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and the surrounding areas, if the order is placed by 1:00, local time.When it comes to weddings, there’s no room for error. Panda Flowers treats bouquet design and flower display as a work of art and a passion. Each bouquet created is specially designed to create feelings of love and appreciation. Every flower included in their vast and beautiful assortments is freshly picked by the best growers in the area, and handled with the utmost care and tenderness. Flowers go from the grower to the arranger, and straight into the hands of the recipient, almost as if they had picked the flowers themselves.“We chose Panda Flowers for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results,” explains Jane Fillmore, a customer with the florist. “Not only were they able to accurately represent my colors, I was able to pick the flowers I wanted in my arrangements and I was even given a fair say in what the final arrangements looked like. The flowers that arrived th... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4197610
Spring is in the air year round with Floral Underground - UpNorthLive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Underground, based in Traverse City, can help by providing a custom box of flowers, sent right to your doorstep.The floral design company, owned and operated by Derek Woodruff, is unlike a retail florist or flower shop. It's subscription-based model allows people all over the Midwest to custom order flower boxes and then put their arrangements together with the help of Derek's quick and easy video tutorials.To sign up, people first select how frequently they would like to receive fresh flowers, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or on special occasions.Then fresh flowers are delivered free to homes along with a complimentary vase and video tutorial on Floral Underground's website. Woodruff, a Michigan native, has been in the floral design business for 18 years after discovering the career in a vocational class. Woodruff's passion and talent has taken him all over the country and even landed him a spot on the television show, The Arrangement, an advanced floral design competition elimination series on Logo TV. More recently, Woodruff competed in the FTD America's Cup in Washington D.C. over the summer. The national floral design competition selected ten competitors from across the U.S. to compete against each other for the chance to represent both FTD (Florists’ Transworld Delivery) and the United States in the FTD World Cup 2019 design competition. Among the top ten floral designers in t... http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/spring-is-in-the-air-year-round-with-floral-underground
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Longtime Waco florist dies at 97 - KWTXTuesday, March 19, 2019
Reed’s father Bert Reed, his mother Blanche Reed and his brother Tom Reed had been in the flower business in Waco since Tom learned the florist trade in 1912 while he was working for the Wolfe family at Wolfe’s Nursery. It was his uncle Tom who opened Reed’s Flowers in 1930 at 1025 Austin, just two doors down from the current location. Reed was a young man when he began working in the family business where he started by potting plants at the greenhouse just off the old Dallas Highway (U.S. Highway 81). It was his father Bert Reed who was in charge of the growing operations so it was a natural for Reed to pick up the trade just following his father around at the greenhouses in what is now Lacy Lakeview. His mother was in charge at the flower shop and at times he worked there building arrangements or delivering orders. Reed’s, though perhaps not intentionally, ended up doing business in the perfect location for a flower shop; within four or five blocks of the six largest churches in town at the time and two blocks from the two major funeral homes. Plus, back then, all the business being done in Waco, pretty much, was being done between 12th Street and the Brazos river, so the shop was right in the middle of the best traffic in town. Reed said as a young man his main job was “whatever was necessary.” Times were hard and business was tough to find but the shop survived the stock market crash and the years afterwards during the Great Depression. “We just had to get through some pretty tough years.” Reed would say in an oral history interview compiled by the Baylor University Oral History Project in 1990, the same year both his parents died. Reed said times were tough o... https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Well-known-downtown-businessman-Harry-Reed-passes-away-at-97-505939331.html