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
Hometown Hero | South Ashland Florist and Greenhouse - WSAZ-TVTuesday, October 22, 2019
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- For more than 70 years, South Ashland Florist and Greenhouse was a community staple. Sisters Mary Gifford and Donna Suttle are honored for their decades of work in their flower business that was a community staple for more than 70 years. But those days came to an end in early August when sisters Mary Gifford and Donna Suttle made the bittersweet decision to close their family business. "It started last year Valentine's Day," Suttle said. "We kept saying, 'Are you ready to quit?' 'No, are you?' We kinda joke about it." But friends, family, and longtime customers never thought the day would actually come. "It started 73 years ago," said Gifford. Dad had just bought this house. He started a pansy patch in the backyard, and people got into it ... he had such a vision." For weeks after the two sisters announ... https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Hometown-Hero-South-Ashland-Florist-and-Greenhouse-547804661.html
Abloom Florist donates flowers to Shannondale Healthcare Center - The knoxville focusTuesday, October 22, 2019
By Ken LayA local florist made last week a little brighter for the patients at Shannondale Health Care Center.It was a cloudy and drizzly day, but Dianne Storm and Tina Lakin of West Knoxville’s Abloom Florist delivered a few flowers to the senior healthcare center at lunchtime on Tuesday.Storm, who manages the family-owned flower shop, located at 7007 Kingston Pike said that the day was the store’s annual day of giving.“The last four years, we’ve given to some of the smaller nursing homes and we delivered flowers to the patients in their rooms,” said Storm, who manages the shop owned by her parents Roy and Hazel Drinnen. “When we decided to go to Shannondale, they had 170 beds and we just couldn’t afford to donate to 170 patients.”But that didn’t stop Abloom Florist from brightening the day for the staff and patients at one of Knoxville’s largest senior healthcare facilities.“They suggested that we deliver them to the dining areas on each floor so everybody would get the chance to enjoy them,” Storm sa... http://knoxfocus.com/archives/this-weeks-focus/abloom-florist-donates-flowers-shannondale-healthcare-center/
Downtown Florist in Massena celebrating 15 years in business with giveaway - North Country NowTuesday, October 22, 2019
Photo submitted by Patty Wells.BY MATT LINDSEYNorth Country This WeekMASSENA — Downtown Florist, which recently celebrated its 15th year in business, will hold a “Customer Appreciation Day” Oct. 24 with a giveaway and refreshments.“It’s always been my passion,” said owner Patty Wells.She said she and her husband decided to clean up the corner of Andrews and Orvis streets a decade and a half ago when they purchased the 67 Andrews St. location.Wells attended Vermont Academy of Floral Design to learn the ropes of running the business.Wells says she “works well” with her lead designer and wedding coordinator Shelly LaBarge.Together they arrange flowers for all occasions including weddings, funeral, birthdays, anniversaries and of course, “just because” flowers.“We like making people smile — getting flowers, it just makes their day,” she said.Wells said they strive to offer flowers for any budget and “take pride in having the freshest flowers that are delivered five days a week.”To compliment floral arrangements, the shop sells chocolates, plants, solar crosses and angels and... https://northcountrynow.com/business/downtown-florist-massena-celebrating-15-years-business-giveaway-0267576
Manu Torres Makes Floral Arrangements That Look like They're from Another World - Willamette WeekTuesday, October 22, 2019
What does he make? Floral arrangements that look grown on another world. To call Manu Torres simply a florist would be an egregious understatement. Some regard him as more of a "floral sculptor," but even that doesn't quite do his otherworldly creations justice. His arrangements—under the name Florescent—are made up of an expansive range of flora, fans and feathers, with custom spray-paint accents ranging from fuchsia fringe to saturated metallic monsteras, and they look unlike any other bouquet you've ever seen, at least on this planet. While he spent his childhood around the fruit trees and bougainvillea of his grandmother's garden, for a long time, flowers were merely details of Torres' memories of growing up in Central Mexico. "Although the materials I use seem exotic, I grew up with a lot of these plants just growing naturally around me," says Torres. "I would walk next to my house to pick mango or palm leaves. They are familiar to me. It made sense to me to use them in my pieces." Torres moved to Oregon when he turned 21, eventually landing a hospitality gig at Po... https://www.wweek.com/culture/2019/09/25/manu-torres-makes-floral-arrangements-that-look-like-theyre-from-another-world/
Winston Flowers Acquires L'Olivier Floral Atelier - PerishableNewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – Family-owned Winston Flowers, an acclaimed luxury florist based in Boston, today announced the acquisition of renowned New York-based florist L’Olivier Floral Atelier. Together, they will offer Winston Flowers’ legendary upscale floral services and unwavering commitment to client service throughout New York City.The acquisition of L’Olivier marks a new chapter for Winston Flowers following its expansion from Boston to Greenwich, Connecticut in 2012, and most recently, New York City. The 2018 opening of a 12,000-square-foot NYC design studio represented a major evolution for the company—three generations in the making—from the company’s founding as a floral pushcart in 1944 by Robert Winston and his son, Maynard. Today the company is led by brothers David and Ted Winston, who have stewarded the company through this strategic evolution while continuing to honor its New England roots.“This is an exciting time for Winston Flowers,” said Ted Winston. “Since expanding into New York City last year, it’s been invigorating to watch our bu... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/winston-flowers-acquires-lolivier-floral-atelier/