Local Flower Shop News
Chasing spring: Beautiful weather, flowers at Mount Judah Loop Trail - Auburn JournalWednesday, August 17, 2016
I would have to tell you about the magnificent views, and the profusion of wildflowers, not to mention the snow I found there.
It was worth the hour drive up Interstate 80 heading east to the Soda Springs exit. Stay right off the freeway up Donner Pass Road. Pass Sugar Bowl Road and a couple hundred yards past the Sugar Bowl parking area you will see a small cluster of buildings that was the Sugar Bowl Academy. Turn right in the parking area and travel to the right down the narrow road that leads to the trailhead to park. At the trailhead you will find a map with several local trails and landmarks. In the bottom right of the map you will find the Mount Judah Loop Trail.
The start of the trail is decomposed granite and was nearly overwhelmed everywhere I turned with spring growth in a variety of rich greens, topped with red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, and white flowers.
The climb begins quickly up switchbacks of granite steps, and is exposed to the sun in many areas.
The trail does level out in a forest of pines, aspen, and alder overlooking Lake Mary. I expected to see plenty of mule’s ear in bloom but I was thrilled to see so much more.
Deeper into the trail I felt transported to a jungle filled with such a variety of thick greenery I found myself taking pictures of every plant as each seeme... http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/8/15/16/chasing-spring-beautiful-weather-flowers-mount-judah-loop-trail
Creekside Florist relocates to Tomball - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, August 13, 2019
Owner Mark Hamilton relocated Creekside Florist from Kuykendahl Road to 25241 FM 2978, Ste. A, Tomball. The new location opened May 1. The flower shop specializes in fresh and silk flowers and also offers a variety of home decor and gift items, he said. The shop delivers to the Tomball, The Woodlands and Spring areas and also supports nationwide delivery. 346-808-3494. www.creeksideflorist.com Back to all impacts... https://communityimpact.com/local-news/houston/tomball-magnolia/features/business/2019/05/22/creekside-florist-relocates-to-tomball/
A Day in the Life of a Planoite: Tom Cao, Florist - planomagazine.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
No one understands the business and desperation of the week of Valentine’s Day better than your local florist. Tom Cao, owner of Flowerama on Parker Road, is no different. In fact, if you show up at his door, right as the shop closes on the eve of one of the biggest flower-selling events of the year, he might let you squeeze in to buy that super-last-minute flower arrangement.“We get people banging on the door, and it depends on how energetic [our staff] looks. Especially on a Sunday or when guys are getting off work late,” he said. “I want to help them out. I hate turning people away.”During the week of Valentine’s Day this year, Flowerama expects to go through a total of 12,000-14,000 roses. The staff will make somewhere between 150 and 225 deliveries a day for the three days leading up to the holiday. It isn’t any wonder then that they will start prepping 10 days out, getting vases and greenery ready, and then they will begin building the actual arrangements seven days in advance of the holiday.“We always want to make sure everyone has the freshest flowers. We keep checking the wate... http://planomagazine.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-planoite-tom-cao-florist/
Robert Marvin Jones of Manteo, August 3 - The Outer Banks VoiceTuesday, August 13, 2019
Eventually, Bob made his way to the Outer Banks where he enjoyed a quiet retirement. His flair for beauty, design, and antiques led him to his affiliation with long-time local florist, Brooks. Bob quickly became a fixture in the shop preparing flowers, making deliveries and his favorite- greeting and assisting clients.Bobby leaves behind his big brother, Richard “Dick” Jones and sister-in-law, Mary Lois of Chesapeake, VA; two nieces; several cousins, and numerous extended family members and friends. Also surviving is his best friend, Brooks of Manteo, NC.Brooks is honoring Bob’s wishes for cremation and there are no plans for services. Condolences to Bob’s friends and family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements. https://outerbanksvoice.com/2019/08/06/robert-marvin-jones-of-manteo-august-3/
Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist - BBC NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Ska Punk bandmates, two of whom recently had their own weddings.The bride's headpiece was adorned with surplus flowers provided by a florist friend, and she plans to redesign her wedding dress for future wear.Mr and Mrs Tilston's big day was not the first time a couple have chosen to serve up waste food at a wedding. Real Junk Food cafes in Manchester, Wigan and Leeds are all reported to have catered similar events. In October, a couple sourced everything from their wedding cake to chilli main course from Oxford Food Bank's surplus stock.It comes amid the rise of not-for-profit "pay-what-you-like" projects in the UK, which have been set up either to help people struggling to put a meal on the table or for environmental reasons.Eggs & Bread in Walthamstow went viral in June after a man's Twitter thread about its donation-based model allowing people from all walks of life the chance of a good breakfast.At ToastLoveCoffee in Leeds, all ingredients are donated from local shops and would have been otherwise wasted.In south London, Brixton Pound Cafe uses surplus food to create vegetarian and vegan meals for "everyone". In 2018, the cafe saved 3.2 tonnes of food from landfill.The Real Junk Food Project was launched in 2013 as a cafe in Armley, Leeds, offering meals produced from waste food.It has since grown into a global network, and works to redistribute food that has been over-ordered or mislabelled by retailers, or it has passed its sell-by-date. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49320381
This Farm Lets You Pick, Cut, And Arrange Your Own Flower Bouquets For Just $5 Each - HouseBeautiful.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
U-Pick" days where they invite locals and tourists alike to explore the gardens, cut fresh flowers from their land, and DIY eye-catching bouquets.“We tend to call ourselves 'farmer-florists,'” said Lori, a North Dakota native, said to York Daily News. “People can come out here and pick. But I also really loved the florist side of the business, and I wanted to use 100 percent my own flowers instead of buying flowers that have been flown from who knows where.”BOOK NOW York County, Pennsylvania, TripAdvisorVessels priced at $15 can be filled to the brim with flowers of your choosing, and can usually create 2-3 bouquets (that's just around $5 each!). If you want even more flowers, you can purchase a larger bucket for $40 that'll give you around 5-6 bouquets. You don't have to dive right into arranging them on-site, of course, but there's a garden table area for you to design your own original bouquets. Not exactly a floral expert? Lori will be there, helping you turn your chosen blooms into masterpieces—and if you're short on time, there are also pre-designed bouquets for sale.Keep in mind that this is a working farm—meaning there's mud, uneven ground, and yes, a few farm animals roaming around. The U-Pick stand is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon and 5-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Dolphin Succulent Hirt's Gardens a... https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a28622872/pick-your-own-bouquet-flower-terra-farms/