Local Flower Shop News
Royal florist reveals the drama behind creating Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding flowers - HELLO! MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tied the knot on 9 April 2005 December 12, 2018 - 11:02 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Royal florist Simon Lycett has opened up about the challenge he faced ahead of Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding. He was the man behind the royal couple's flowers on the big day... He was the man behind the incredible floral masterpieces at Princess Eugenie's wedding and has often been picked by the Queen to decorate some of the historic royal palaces. And while royal florist Simon Lycett has created some of the most fabulous decorations, things haven't always been smooth-sailing - particularly when it came to providing the arrangements at Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's wedding in Windsor on 9 April 2005. The wedding date had been set for 8 April 2005 but had to be postponed by a day, so that the Charles could represent Her Majesty at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall married in 2005Speaking exclusively to HELLO!, Simon revealed: "The most dramatic incident we had was when we created the flowers for the Prince of Wales wedding to th... https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2018121265519/royal-florist-reveals-why-prince-charles-and-camilla-wedding-flowers-challenging/
Effort to eliminate florist licenses in Louisiana becomes a thorny issue - Fox NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. – In Louisiana, florists must know the proper storage temperature for plants, wiring methods for various flowers and how to construct a cascade bouquet. They pay $100 a year.The Pelican state is the only state in the country that requires a license to sell flowers, a distinction that has become a point of contention among florists who say it legitimizes their trade and state lawmakers who feel Louisiana is too overwhelmed with a dizzying number of professional license requirements.State lawmakers wanted to cut back on the number of licenses by eliminating the floral one. That has drawn the ire of florists who take pride in regulating their profession – by weeding out people who know little about floral arrangements. Orchids sit on display at Red Onion in Baton Rouge. Several florists throughout the state say they want to keep a licensing and testing requirement in place. Louisiana is the only state in the country that requires florists to be licensed. (Fox News)Part of the licensing p... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/effort-to-eliminate-florist-licenses-in-louisiana-becomes-a-thorny-issue
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
CATLIN — What happens when you want to congratulate someone with flowers, but that person is your go-to florist?"Starbucks gift cards work just as well," Cheri Welsh said, breaking into a grin.The longtime Catlin resident and business owner was selected as the 2018 Citizen of the Year. She'll be honored at a banquet today, which is also her birthday."Cheri is an integral part of this community," said Mark Stutsman, president of the Catlin Lions Club, which has put on the banquet every year but once since 1954.He nominated her for her "tireless" volunteerism in the village and throughout Vermilion County.That's included serving on the Catlin Sesquicentennial Committee; helping to launch and put on the annual Christmas Tree Celebration; hanging red, white and blue buntings on downtown buildings for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July; planting the village's flower pots and serving as a class and prom sponsor for several years; sponsoring Little League teams; serving on the Catlin Historical Society; sponsoring the Georgetown Fair Princess Tea and directing the talent contest; and decorating for the Danville Symphony Orchestra gala, among other things.Welsh is also a member of the Catlin Church of Christ and helped establish its backpack program, which provided Salt Fork North Elementary students from low-income families with snacks on the weekend. The program is on hiatus this year, but Welsh hopes to restart it soon."She's always willing to help out," Stutsman said. "She does a lot of behind-the-scene things that people don't even realize she does."Because Welsh is so involved in the community, most assume she's always been there. Actually, she grew up in Lockport and came... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Pater named lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood - Sussex CountianTuesday, January 08, 2019
Jun 13, 2018 at 8:00 PMDanielle Panarello, director of operations for The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, announced the appointment of Shelby Pater to the position of lead florist at the restaurant and event venue, which is owned by SoDel Concepts.“With Shelby at the helm of our floral department, we can make our clients’ vision a reality,” said Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her once-a-month floral workshop series is open to the public. The class, which includes a take-away arrangement, is $45.For more, visit sodelconcepts.com or baywoodclubho... http://www.sussexcountian.com/news/20180613/pater-named-lead-florist-at-clubhouse-at-baywood
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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