Bloomingdale Flower Shop News
Team flower power | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
Chuck Van Anden and planted with Scott’s Florist flowers by VIS. The triangle at River Street and Lake Flower Avenue (by NBT Bank), the garden beside the Rusty Nail on Broadway at Bloomingdale Avenue and the Harrietstown corner barrel are all paid, planted and maintained by VIS. Adirondack Bank, the Community Store, Nori’s Village Market, the post office, Tri-Lakes Home Medical Equipment and Bitters & Bones have two barrels each. Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Wine & Liquor, Blue Moon Cafe, Belleville & Associates insurance, T.F. Finnigan menswear, Edward Jones Financial Services, Small Fortune Studio, I.B. Hunt Agency insurance, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, Tri-Lakes Center For Dentistry, Cape Air, the vacant former Scheefer’s jewelry building, Borracho Taco, Goody Goody’s, Adirondack Loon Center, Fiddlehead Bistro and Left Bank Cafe each have one barrel. The village pays for 10 planters in full: four in Riverside Park, four in the parking lot beside Berkeley Green, one in Berkeley Green and one in the Main Street parking lot. ... http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2018/09/team-flower-power/
17 Chic Gifts You Can Still Get In Time For Mother's Day - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 09, 2017
J. Crew.A bucket bag of woven straw is low key enough for a day at the beach, or can be dressed up to add playfulness to a more formal look. Small Straw Bucket Bag by Caterina Bertini, $78 at Bloomingdale’s.This layered pendant is subtle enough for Mom, but still sparkly enough to make a statement. “Glacier Druzy Pendant,” $38 at Baublebar.com.A mainstay of French cooking canon, Ginette Mathoit’s classic tome gets reprinted with a colorful cover that looks at home on a coffee table or in the kitchen. “France: The Cookbook,” $50 at Salt & Sundry.Denim gets a side of fringe in this low-heeled slide that’s sure to become a summer staple. “Yeva” denim slip-ons, $70 at Lord & Taylor.A sleek golden cuff is elegant and effortless. 14K Goldfill “Mantra” Bracelet, $148 at a href="https://malloryshelterjewelry.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/14k-goldfill-mantra-bracelet" onclick="__gaTracker('send', 'event', 'outbound-article', 'https://m...
Attracts Floral Professionals from Across the Nation - Business Wire (press release)Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida September 6-9, 2017. The Grand Prize, which includes airfare, hotel and registration to the convention, was won by Sandy Lincoln of Any Blooming Thing in Bloomingdale, Georgia.Complementing Fresh Forum, Napco is presenting it annual pre-show now through March 1, 2017. More than 1,000 new Napco items are being introduced during pre-show along with versatile merchandising ideas florists can utilize to enhance their in-store displays and promotions. The pre-show event is being held in the Napco corporate showroom in Jacksonville, Florida and florists attending the event can take advantage of VIP shopping, show specials, seasonal dating, freight incentives and other important benefits.“Napco and BloomNet were thrilled to welcome florists from across North America to Fresh Forum 2017. I want to thank all who attended, helping to make this year’s event one of our best ever,” said Mark Nance, AAF, President of BloomNet. “I also want to thank our presenters, each of whom shared their artistry and expertise, showcasing new possibilities in floral design and providing leading-edge ideas florists can utilize to grow their businesses. And, I want to congratulate and thank all the designers who participated in the Floriology Institute Design Competition...your amazing talents are an inspiration to everyone.”About NapcoWith more than 75 years as a trusted source to the floral and related industries, Napco (www.napcoimports.com) is the one-stop-shopping home for floral, garden, gift and seasonal decor needs. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Napco creates, imports and distributes a vast line of products featuring exclusive designs. The company’s diverse product line includes floral containers in virtually all shapes, sizes and colors along with decorative accents, inspirational and sympathy products, a wide variety of garden items, superior quality glassware, and trend-forward products carefully selected for holidays throughout the year including Valentine’s Day, Christmas and many other special occasions. Dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service, Napco has a highly experienced team of sales associates located throughout the United States and the company offers flexible purchasing options as well as state-of-the-art order fulfillment capabilities. Napco is a division of BloomNet® and a member of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands.About BloomNet®As the leading floral industry service provider, BloomNet (www.BloomNet.net), a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, is focused on continually exceeding the expectations of its select community of Florists. Retail Florists across the nation and around the globe rely upon BloomNet as their trusted source for unique personalized service, comprehensive florist care, innovative programs, and quality products designed to increase their viability. BloomNet is committed to working side by side with our Florists to foster industry education, build community, and develop long term relationships built on trust, commitment, and dependability.About Floriology InstituteAs the premier, industry-accredited floral education center, the Floriology Institute is dedicated to building a foundation for excellence, enabling innovative approaches in floral design and retail business practices that empower florists to reach their full potential and allow their customers to recapture the joy and expression of the language of flowers. The Floriology Institute offers an extensive range of courses, electives and forums featuring hands-on sessions, in-depth lectures and online learning opportunities. Instructors at the Floriology Institute include award winning floral designers and h... http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170203005385/en/Napco-Fresh-Forum%25C2%25AE-Attracts-Floral-Professionals-Nation
Best Buy adds same-day delivery in 11 more markets - InternetRetailer.comMonday, April 11, 2016
Deliv would not disclose the fee range. Top 500-ranked retailers using Deliv include Macy’s Inc. (No. 7), Bloomingdale’s (part of Macy’s), Best Buy Co. (No. 14), Kohl’s Corp. (No. 22), Walgreen Co. (No. 44), Foot Locker Inc. (No. 54) and online florist 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (No. 56).Internet Retailer estimates Best Buy’s web sales for fiscal 2016 totaled $4.01 billion, accounting for 10.1% of total revenue and 11.0% of domestic revenue. Best Buy’s 2016 fiscal year closed Jan. 30.To learn more about the alternative and expedited delivery options e-retailers are using, read the story “Giving consumers control over delivery” in this month’s issue of Internet Retailer magazine.
Shock Value: Jeff Leatham on His Fortune in Flowers - BLOUIN ARTINFOSaturday, August 08, 2015
Now in his prime, the fashion model-turned florist from Ogden, Utah is forging full-steam ahead, launching a new home fragrance line from his design studio in Los Angeles and partnering with Bloomingdales in the process. CULTURE+TRAVEL recently caught up with the renegade florist over a lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel, George V, Paris. The former male model, sporting a leopard print scarf and chunky silver jewelry, swaggered into the outdoor courtyard to greet me at a corner bistro table. He’s an important figure in Paris circles, and more than a few patrons sat up to take notice. Despite his fame, Leatham spoke with soft humility about his past success. Discussing his future, he lit up with electric energy. Here, we find out what’s next for Leatham – and what ignites him. On his big break: I was modeling for two years in the early nineties. I went to Paris for the summer to do some modeling - but when I came back, in 1994, I didn't have a job. A friend of mine had a flower shop at the Four Seasons Los Angeles on Doheny Drive. She needed help setting up a wedding. I worked there for 5 years. It was the perfect place for me to start. I learned about scale, texture and color there. By 1999, an opportunity to reopen the Georges V hotel in Paris [managed by the Four Seasons] came along. I sent my resume, they told me no. At first, they said - why would we hire an American for a job the French do so well? But once they came to the LA hotel and saw my flowers first hand, the work spoke for itself. I moved to Paris that year.On ambition: I've been in Paris for sixteen years now. What we've achieved there is so crazy, and we're honored by that. [Leatham works with a team of 12 assistants at the Four Seasons, Ge... http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1210927/shock-value-jeff-leatham-on-his-fortune-in-flowers
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
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 ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html