Local Flower Shop News
New floral business blooming in Winter Harbor - The Ellsworth AmericanThursday, May 02, 2019
WINTER HARBOR — When Pam Di Ruggiero started working part time as a florist, she didn’t want to stop at the end of the day.Now the Winter Harbor resident is turning that energy into a new business. Schoodic in Bloom is set to open later this month, as soon as the signs she ordered come in.“We’re still getting stuff together,” she said, as she sat in her work space inside the Winter Harbor Inn, a four-room bed and breakfast she co-owns with her husband, Arnold.Di Ruggerio has always loved flowers. She grew up in Mexico, Maine, next to a field where she liked to pick wildflowers and tried to make arrangements.An octopus holding on to a shell serves as the coastal-theme container for this arrangement.ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGSShe finally decided to pursue her passion for flowers and became certified as a floral designer about a year and a half ago. Afterward, she began working part time at Hampden Floral, helping out during peak times such as Valentine’s Day and during prom season.“I tried to get a full-time job but no one was hiring,... https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/business-news/new-floral-business-blooming-in-winter-harbor/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Perspective | This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostThursday, May 02, 2019
Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Washington PostPhil Caruso, right, and his son Michael Caruso at the family business, Caruso Florist, which was started in Washington in 1903. It is one of Washington’s most durable businesses. I lope with my Tumi backpack east down M Street NW across Connecticut Avenue on a humid August morning in Washington. On the sidewalk in front of me is an eruption of petunias, roses and sunflowers that make me think I am on the way to Emerald City.“It’s so people know we are open,” owner Phil Caruso says as I arrive. Caruso, 86, his fist full of roses, plants himself amid the melange and hands out singles to passersby.“To brighten your day,” he says as he hands a rose to a woman, who performs a balancing act with her coffee thermos and rolled-up newspaper. His Caruso Florist is a Washington institution, a 114-year-old family business that sells $2 million worth of flowers and fruit boxes each year. Caruso products launch some marriages and rescue others. Their flowers celebrate lives well lived. They grace law firms and dentist offices, taking the sting out of both. Their arran... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
Highlights at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2019 - Pro Landscaper MagazineThursday, May 02, 2019
Teams from the Harewood florists Leafy Couture, Ripon-based Branching Out and the British cut flower co-operative Flowers from the Farm, will be introducing a flash of floral inspiration to an everyday urban scene. This will illustrate the benefits of bringing plants and flowers to the streets.Show Director Nick Smith said: “It’s widely recognised that gardens help to create a real sense of well-being wherever they appear. We wanted to show how, even in the smallest of spaces or bleakest of back yards, flowers and plants can thrive and make a difference. And where no plants can grow, there’s always floral wall art!”Mural artist Lee Ferry, from Stanley, Co Durham, will be wowing visitors with ways to cheer up dreary courtyards and bare walls by painting a series of colourful street murals live during the show.Break dancers Hannah Thompson and Anas Afriad will also be preforming three times a day.Outdoor #kerbcouture attractions include The Blank Wall Project offering ideas for vertical gardens. Also, Square Yards showcasing tight-space planting to transform even the smallest city corners. Talks and demonstrations in the StreetTalk Theatre include a session with Mr Plant Geek, Michael Perry. Also, some gutter gardening ... https://prolandscapermagazine.com/highlights-at-harrogate-spring-flower-show-2019/
Planning a Wedding in Ocean City, Maryland - Ocean City TodayThursday, May 02, 2019
Ocean City. Small, intimate affairs and huge gatherings are both welcome; from restaurants to country clubs to hotels with stunning views, plus florists, photographers, and houses of worship, you’ll find all the necessities in Ocean City, Maryland. All you have to do is close your eyes and jump right into the wedding planning process. These suggestions might make the process just a tiny bit less daunting. Find a wedding plannerIf you feel like your head’s already swimming and you might need a little extra help, the first step is to find a trusted, local wedding planner. Do your homework. A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but be sure to research each individual planner and compare the photos of past weddings they’ve organized to your own wedding vision. Some venues come equipped with their own version of a wedding planner. The wedding organizer at a big venue might not be able to guide you along every step of the way, so it’s important to find out how involved they may or may not be. They may also, at the very least, provide you with references to their favorite wedding service providers in the area.Planners“Life’s Celebrations from Concept to Reality” Welcome to Encore Events, your visionary event designer. Specializing in unique creations using natural elements. From the very first time we meet,…That’s why this first step coincides with…Pick your venueIf you’d like to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. Consider where your reception will be, however, as so... https://www.oceancity.com/planning-wedding-ocean-city/