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Local Pensacola Florist Unveils New Seasonal Arrangements for the FallTuesday, October 16, 2018
Pensacola, Fl- As the temperatures start to cool, new flowers start to bloom. Local and reputable Pensacola florist, KellyCo Flowers and Gifts is unveiling their new seasonal arrangements for the upcoming Autumn season. The well-known business specializes in creating arrangements for any occasion using fresh flowers from the Gulf Coast area.The floral industry has grown exponentially within the past years. According to experts on the subject: the present day floral industry is a dynamic, global, fast-growing industry, which has achieved significant growth rates during the past few decades. In the 1950s, the global flower trade was less than US$3 billion. By 1994, it had grown to US$100 billion. In recent years, the floral industry has grown six percent annually. With so many options available, a local family owned business with an upstanding reputation means a lot to the greater Pensacola area."It means a lot to us that we can provide our customers with local, beautiful flowers and arr... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3978183
Miraflores Garden Club learns to make floral gift basketsTuesday, October 16, 2018
Betsy Nolan discuss the program for the first Miraflores Garden Club meeting of the year.The first fall meeting of Miraflores Garden Club was held Sept. 27 at the beautifully landscaped Pensacola Bay view home of Marguerite Burr. The hostesses were former Miraflores president Leslie Simpson and new member Susan Springer. They provided gourmet refreshments of Panini style hot Cuban sandwiches, seasoned boiled shrimp, feta green salad, coffee cake and strudel with white sangria and iced tea.Judy Fitzpatrick of Just Judy’s Florist presented a delightful program illustrating techniques for making unique gift baskets. Fitzpatrick has more than 35 years of floral experience. She began in high school in Louisiana and continued her work when she moved to Pensacola in 1983. She is a Florida State Master Designer who tries to provide quality products and design at an affordable cost.The Miraflores Club 2018 officers are ... ... https://news.gulfbreezenews.com/articles/miraflores-garden-club-learns-to-make-floral-gift-baskets/
Detectives Seek Man Who Shot, Killed Woman At Lennox Flower Shop - MyNewsLA.comTuesday, January 08, 2019
Maria Ventura, a grandmother who had sold flowers in the area for more than 20 years before recently opening her own shop. They told ABC7 that they had no idea who killed the florist, or why. Friends described her as a hard worker who opened her shop several months ago and was doing well.The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Inglewood Avenue toward westbound 104th Street, Koerner said. No weapon was recovered.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.Detectives Seek Man Who Shot, Killed Woman At Lennox Flower Shop was last modified: August 7th, 2018 by Contributing Editor>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: ... https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/08/07/detectives-seek-man-who-shot-killed-woman-at-lennox-flower-shop/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
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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New Kalamazoo drive-through flower shop is heaven on Earth for owner - Mlive KalamazooTuesday, January 08, 2019
The construction worker said he doesn't enjoy entering a business when he is dirty after work, especially on Valentine’s Day, which is considered a “last minute” holiday by florists because so many wait to buy gifts. When Julie first told her husband that she wanted to open a flower shop, she said he didn’t understand why because she has a good job already. “Two days ago he spent hours prepping roses, which is a long process and we do it with every flower,” she said. “I can’t believe it. I’m the luckiest girl in the world for my husband to prep so many roses. He really shows that he cares by being here and I can see that he’s proud because he wouldn’t be here, by my side, if he wasn’t.”Munger said sales have tripled this week due to the romantic holiday. She plans to keep the business small and family-oriented in the future. For more information about All Occasion's Floral and Gifts, visit their Facebook page or call 382-2220. “When people walk in they will feel the positive vibes of myfamily because love is in the air here,” she said. "We’ve never had a Valentine’s Day as special as this." Contact Ursula Zerilli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-254-5295. Follow her on twitter. https://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/02/new_kalamazoo_drive-through_fl.html
Protea flowers a rare treat from down under - West Hawaii TodayTuesday, January 08, 2019
This latter method is especially suited to types that have a tendency to bend over as they lose their freshness.ADVERTISING If you are not familiar with protea, ask your local florist to show you the various types now being produced, what each is called, and how long they will last. If you’re looking for something special, proteas are worth checking out. Other long lasting floral gifts include dendrobium, cymbidium orchids, anthuriums, birds of paradise, heliconias and other flowering Hawaiian exotics.For further information on the protea family, contact your local UH College of Tropical Agriculture Extension Service office in Hilo or Kona. Several books are available like Sunset’s Western Garden Book to give you tips on growing these amazing plants. Share this story... http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/10/21/features/protea-flowers-a-rare-treat-from-down-under/
Former White House Chief Florist takes the wreath to new heights - The Mercury NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
Brussels sprouts (Photos courtesy of Laura Dowling) Swan Lake: Marshmallows, white feathers and silvered branchesThe gallery will resume insecondsFor Dowling, former Chief Florist for the White House, the challenge was to create a new twist on a circular form as old as, well, the Earth.Wait, “You were the florist for the White House?”Twenty years ago, Dowling had a career in public policy and communications strategy. In 2000, she went to Paris for the first time and fell in love with the flower shops.She began doing floral design on the side, and her little business blossomed. When the White House job opened in 2009, she applied along with hundreds of others. Eventually, the search narrowed to three finalists.The last step was a four-hour timed competition. “They put the three finalists in separate rooms,” she said, “and asked us to create arrangements for a state dinner, the blue room, and the Oval Office.” Next, Michelle Obama came to see the arrangements and interview the designers.Dowling’s fresh-from-the-garden, French flower style won the day. “It’s what Jackie Kennedy would have done,” said Dowling of the first lady who created the role of White House Chief Florist in 1961. And so began a dream job, which she held from 2009 to 2015. Since then, she’s written, “Floral Diplomacy”, “A White House Christmas”, about one of the nation’s biggest and most visible floral design jobs; and now “Wreaths.”Dowling’s 128-page book lays out everything you need to know to make 78 inventive, unexpected wreaths. Each recipe includes the tools you’ll need, materials, skill level, approximate duration and eye-candy photos.Dowling and I could have talked all day:Q: What do you wish more people knew about wreath making?A: Anyone can go out and buy a wreath. But so many are flat and typical. I would love for people to know they ca... https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/24/former-white-house-chief-florist-takes-the-wreath-to-new-heights/