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Peconic florist earns chance to work with master designer - Suffolk TimesTuesday, December 05, 2017
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He owns two locations in Florida.Ms. Gilbert, owner of Country Petals in Peconic, emerged as contest winner. She was flown to Tampa on Oct. 19 and spent three nights in the Sunshine State, working on three multi-million-dollar weddings with Mr. Prosser and his team. She also worked independently on an anniversary party for one of his clients.“Working with Ian and his team — his team was sharp, smart and they made me feel right at home — was so exciting,” said Ms. Gilbert.The second she arrived at Mr. Prosser’s studio, she said, he handed her a wreath and asked if she could make 10 more.A scene from one of the weddings Ms. Gilbert worked on. (Courtesy Photo)On the day of one of the weddings, she and Mr. Prosser’s team arrived eight hours in advance to decorate. They hung foliage on the top of each tent post to make them look like palm trees. They hung the wreaths she’d made on every entrance gate and placed large flower centerpieces on each table, among other arrangements.“It was harder than I expected because I had never worked with that many people on that large a scale before,” she said. “I do so much of my own work myself … I take pride in every detail of the work I do. It’s important to someone to have the best for their wedding. It may be another event to me, but it’s their day.”Ms. Gilbert said she was honored to have been personally chosen by Mr. Prosser, saying he picked her because he noticed her attention to detail and felt she could benefit the most from his expertise.“She’s in a fantastic area with lots of wineries,” he told the Mercury Messenger. “She really has the opportunity to ...
Teleflora-Affiliated Flower Shop Lone Star Bloom Has Taken Advantage of the Low Cost VoIP Enterprise Hosted ... - PR Web (press release)Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TieTechnologyTieTechnology integrates with RTI, DOVE, MERCURY, MAS and FLORAL PRODIGY.Tampa, FL (PRWEB)February 09, 2017 TieTechnology, the top floral recommended VoIP phone company, now offers some great communications options for businesses of all sizes, including Lone Star Bloom. In today’s technologically advanced environment, there’s no need to stay tethered to outdated systems. Voice over Internet protocol, or, VoIP, is fast becoming the go-to state of the art solutions for many businesses. It provides more features, and, at a substantially lower price. What’s more, VoIP offers these wonderful features:High Quality Voice ConnectionsWith TieTechnology, a leading flower shop phone service provider, many small businesses enjoy high quality voice connections. The reason for its superiority is due to better technology. Instead of using outdated technology introduced in the late nineteenth century, VoIP sends tiny data packets at very high speeds, reducing latency. This means long distance and international call rates are significantly lower. Traditional phone systems r... http://www.prweb.com/releases/lone_star_bloom/floral_prodigy_rti_dove/prweb14014934.htm
Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day? - Lexington Herald LeaderWednesday, March 14, 2018
Dozens of truckloads of flowers will hit Lexington streets on Wednesday, but for local florists, the preparations have been ongoing for months.Starting Monday, Ashland Florist on East Main Street received over three hundred orders for flowers, said Jane Willoughby, who owns the shop with her sister. On Valentine’s Day itself, the shop usually delivers five times the normal amount of orders.Some customer’s aren’t quiet sure what to send their loved ones at first, but many go with a tried and true staple of the holiday.“We usually start out asking what the recipient’s favorite flower is, what their favorite color is, but usually on Valentine’s it’s the red rose,” Willoughby said.At Ashland Florist, preparations start a year in advance with evaluations of what flowers sold well, and the shop starts ordering before Christmas, Willoughby said. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.While delivery orders are certainly elevated on Valentine’s Day, flower shops also see many come by the store on the holiday, said Robin Michler, whose f... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article199966579.html
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half block of property, making it the “largest and b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
5 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Wedding Flowers - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
We're not talking unsightly floral combinations here, but rather about the way brides approach meeting with their florists—much of it having to do with expectation vs. reality. To get the inside track on what to avoid and how to approach thinking about flowers for your wedding, we spoke to the oh-so-talented Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn, a New York City based floral company. Take note, brides-to-be, there's a whole lot of super useful info packed into these 5 tips on what to avoid when choosing wedding flowers!Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew Photography" data-id="5a96faa90f0ce0052e6ab5fe" data-type="image-embed" data-reactid="139" readability="0.74193548387097" Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew PhotographyFlowers by Designs by AhnUnorganized Inspiration BoardsWhen brides put together an inspiration board of their ideas, it can be quite helpful. However, if the collection of images doesn’t follow a theme within the same color palette and style, it can be confusing and more difficult for the florist to understand what the bride actually wants to see on her wedding day. If your photos seem to be all over the place, and you need help deciding on the best route to go for your wedding, have a discussion with the florist first. They can help steer you in the right direction, and you’...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...