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Hilltop Florist Partners with Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund - KTOE NewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
Each month, Hilltop Florist will partner with a different non-profit organization, design a custom floral arrangement, and donate 20% of the proceeds to the selected organization to support their cause.For the entire month of October, Hilltop Florist is partnering with the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) to help raise the community’s awareness of cancer and encourage support.“Like so many people, cancer has directly impacted our lives. The fact we have an organization that helps those in our area by providing support and access to much needed information and resources is vital in anyone’s cancer journey. Through their JZ Caring Box program, and collaboration with other worthy cancer support organizations such as the American Cancer Society, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and grow MANkato, the JZCF not only helps to comfort and support patients but increases community education and awareness about cancer, preventative health and more. Cancer is a life-changing disease – spreading the word about prevention in our community and helping survivors reclaim their total health is something we feel passionate about. We would love to live in a world free of cancer,” said Deb Newman, owner of Hilltop Florist.As cancer continues to be a leading cause of death i... https://ktoe.com/2019/10/01/hilltop-florist-partners-with-jonathan-zierdt-cancer-fund/
Eastern Maine Orchid Society to hold autumn flower arrangement workshop - Bangor Daily NewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
ORONO — The Eastern Maine Orchid Society will hold an autumn flower arrangement workshop 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Roger Clapp Greenhouse, University of Maine.Certified Floral Designer Aaron Bowden of Portland will lead the workshop. There will be a short business beforehand. Flowers and container are included in the workshop fee of $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Aaron Bowden, originally from Bucksport, now lives in Portland and works as a floral designer at Dodge The Florist. Bowden received the Certified Floral Designer title this past July in Las Vegas. He will demonstrate the technique using Fall-themed floral materials, including an orchid, and then the participants will create their own arrangement using the provided materials.Preregistration is suggested as there are a limited number of spaces available. To preregister or for more information please contact Janelle at 207-944-8822 or Sue at 207-478-5634. ... https://bangordailynews.com/bdn-maine/event/2019/10/19/eastern-maine-orchid-society-to-hold-autumn-flower-arrangement-workshop/
This Avant-Garde Florist Makes Wedding Arrangements into Works of Art - Yahoo LifestyleTuesday, October 22, 2019
Run with it.’” Rather than churn out a series of delicate countryside bouquets and centerpieces, she prefers to work with clients who want to create a floral “piece of art for their day.” After all, if anyone knows how to elevate floral arrangements to the level of fine art, it’s Parry." data-reactid="11" London-based florist Harriet Parry has a piece of advice for couples considering what flowers to choose for their wedding. “More drama, more theatrical,” she says. “I’d like to do more weddings with people that just say, ‘Run with it.’” Rather than churn out a series of delicate countryside bouquets and centerpieces, she prefers to work with clients who want to create a floral “piece of art for their day.” After all, if anyone knows how to elevate floral arrangements to the level of fine art, it’s Parry.The Darjeeling Limited, Parry has a remarkable ability to bring just about any image to life in floral form. It’s a skill she displays to dazzling effect on @flowerinterpretations, her Instagram account where she presents “art, film, and fashion reimagined as floral arrangements.” In Parry’s hands, the pale skin of a painterly nude figure is mimicked with sprigs of baby’s breath arranged to mimic a woman’s curves. A Degas ballerina is created from spindly branches flung out at angles... https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/avant-garde-florist-makes-wedding-190645933.html
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 business grow and evolve in new ways. We are delighted to share the stunning work of Olivier Guigni and ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/winston-flowers-acquires-lolivier-floral-atelier/
Teleflora Recognizes Michael Kraft of Nanz & Kraft Florists as the 2019 Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of The Year” - PerishableNewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
SAF Convention, Palm Springs, CA – Teleflora, the world’s leading floral delivery service, today honors the late Michael Kraft of Nanz & Kraft Florists in Louisville, Kentucky, with the fifth annual Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of the Year” Award. David Kraft, co-owner of Nanz & Kraft Florists, accepted the award on his behalf. The Honorary Award recognizes a retail florist and Teleflora member who best exemplifies the legacy of Teleflora’s former Chairman, Tom Butler. The announcement took place at the American Floral Endowment (AFE)Fundraising Dinner in conjunction with the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) AnnualConvention in Amelia Island, Florida. Established in 2015, the “Floral Retailer of the Year”Award was created to honor former Chairman Tom Butler, who was devoted toserving as a trusted business partner, friend and innovator to independentretail florists across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to leading a superbretail operation, the awarded florist must show commitment to servicing theircomm... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/teleflora-recognizes-michael-kraft-of-nanz-kraft-florists-as-the-2019-tom-butler-floral-retailer-of-the-year/
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l email@example.comSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html
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/