Greenville Flower Shop News
Now Hear This — Dreamy Dallas Flowers and the Top Florists Who Create Them - PaperCity MagazineTuesday, September 10, 2019
As for favorite florists? Bows & Arrows. I remember when the darling Rico fam opened up shop on Greenville Avenue years ago (that store has since shuttered) and their business has blossomed (pun intended) ever since, with everything from floral arrangements to full-on event design. They are absolutely genius. I also adore GRO — another husband-wife owned biz. I took a floral arranging class at their Fair Park-area studio a couple years ago. Cathartic doesn’t begin to describe that two-hour session of life.Bows and Arrows, 4908 Bryan Street, 214.828.2697GRO Floral and Event Design, 3500 Commerce Street, 214.370.9846Lisa Collins Shaddock, Senior EditorI love receiving any floral arrangement! It’s amazing what fresh flowers do to brighten your space and mood. At home, I typically go for simple arrangements of a single type of flower, but it is hard to land on a favorite. I worked with the ultra-talented Junior Villanueva with Garden Gate on the florals for my spring wedding and he helped me incorporate two of my most beloved blooms into the day: the parrot tulip, which I love for its classic shape and cool, frayed edges; and the lily of the valley, which I carried for my bouquet and also used as a motif on everything from the save the dates to our wedding cake.The Garden Gate, 2303 Farrington Street, Suite 100, 214.220.1272Billy Fong, Culture and Style EditorI believe that I have shared before that two of my skill sets are not gift-wrapping or floral arrangements. When I attempt either it looks as though a serial killer has taken creative license. It’s frightening. That said, I do love receiving beautifully wrapped gifts and am always beaming when I get a delivery of flowers for my desk (hint hint). That beaming turns in to outright giddiness when I see that the delivery is from Grange Hall.When I am in the mood to buy flowers for my home or to bring as a last-minute hostess gift I pop into Avant Garden. A Dallas institution, created by my dear friend, Todd Fiscus, that was open for close to 15 years in Highland Park Village and then in 2017 moved to The Shops of Highland Park. My imagination is always sparked when I walk-in and even though I don’t have consummate taste when it comes to flowers, I know the creative and friendly staff will steer me in the right direction.Grange Hall, 4445 Travis Street, 214.443.0600Avant Garden, 4254 Oak Lawn Avenue, 214.559.3432Hillery Stack, Dallas PublisherMy most favorite thing in the world is a bouquet of sunflowers. They are so happy. Everything about them makes me smile. Their simplicity is endearing yet at the same time their bold beautiful commands your attention. When I close my eyes and envision my happy place, it’s a picnic in a Tuscan sunflower field. I think one of the most beautiful and unique sunflower arrangements I’ve received was here in Dallas from Dr. Delphinium. It’s my go-to place for all things florals.Dr. Delphinium, 5806 W. Lovers Lane, 214.522.9911Linda Kenney, Account ManagerMy mantra is “Flowers are love’s truest language.”I adore flowers; I am happiest when I am in an environment of flowers. I felt enchanted and giddy when I walked through the Gardens of Giverny. You see my point.I love to arrange flower... https://www.papercitymag.com/fashion/dallas-best-flowers-florists-office-debate-arrangments/
Local florist delivers unique art full of color, movement - Greenville JournalTuesday, May 21, 2019
Given its sheer size and location, the redevelopment of County Square is one of the biggest — and the most important — developments in Greenville’s recent history.“Sometimes, when you have a small piece of land and it doesn’t work out as intended, you can overcome that. With bigger sites, if you don’t get it right, there’s a lot more at stake,” said Nancy Whitworth, the City of Greenville’s deputy city manager. “With this site and its sensitivity to the park and downtown, it’s critical to get this one right.”The county-owned property is more than 37 acres, equivalent in size to downtown Greenville’s core, and located within walking distance of Falls Park, Fluor Field, and the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail.Its redevelopment is expected to be a billion-dollar, decade-long project. By comparison, Camperdown, the redevelopment of a block of South Main Street across from the Peace Center, has a $200 million price tag and ONE, the mixed-use development at the corner of North Main and Washington streets, cost $100 million. Initial estimates put Verdae, the master planned urban community on Verdae Boulevard and... https://greenvillejournal.com/2019/04/16/local-florist-delivers-art-full-of-color-movement/
April flowers and snow showers possible in Deep South - Montreal GazetteWednesday, April 03, 2019
Interstate 85 in South Carolina. Forecasters say if the snow is heavy enough, there could be brief accumulation likely under 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) on grassy surfaces.The Greenville area hasn’t seen April snow since 2007 and hasn’t had a measurable April snow since 1987 when 0.3 inches (0.8 centimetres) fell.Forecasters say the system that could cause snow may also cause flooding in areas in Charleston that go underwater when tides are unusually high. Hanes: Five pedestrian deaths in four months in Montreal is an... Victoria sur le Parc????????,????????????? ... https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/news-pmn/april-flowers-and-snow-showers-possible-in-deep-south/wcm/4449ea18-0f4b-4b86-a8e9-05ea874cfb2a
Woodman Florist to move out of Peterborough, for now - Monadnock Ledger TranscriptSunday, February 10, 2019
The Milford location will be delivering to the following locations on a daily basis: Peterborough, Temple, Sharon, New Ipswich, Greenville, Greenfield, and Francestown. There will be limited service to Dublin and Hancock.”While customers will not be able to walk into a Peterborough shop and buy a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day, all of the phone numbers for ordering flowers to be delivered will remain the same, Palmer said, so customers who don’t order flowers in person will not be affected by the relocation.Palmer, who took over the Peterborough location from his uncle about 40 years ago, said he believes the Peterborough location has been there since the 1920s. Before that, Woodman’s delivered to the area by train.“My grandfather, Rodney Woodman, he first started delivering flowers in Peterborough by train. He would put the flowers on the train in East Milford and then they would come up here to Bennington and Peterborough and Jaffrey and the mailman would pick the flowers up off the train and then give them to the correct people to deliver them and then they would be delivered by the postal service,” Palmer said.Palmer said it is time for a change and the Route 202/Concord Street location is a commercial operation located in a residential part of town. He added he also has more than 6 acres of land between the business lot and an abutting residential property, but has been unable to utilize the land.“I’m going to be 68 years old,” he said. “I’ve got six-and-a-half acres here and I’ve tried to do things here in the past, and they wouldn’t let me.”Palmer said he will be helping out his sister in Milford for the big florist events of the year such as Valentine’s Day and plans to spend several week clearing out the Peterborough flower shop and green house.Woodman’s Florist employs six people. Palmer said he is not sure how it is going to work out, and said it is not entirely up to him, but said he believes a driver and at least one shop clerk will be able to find a new job at the Milford location.Palmer said his flower shop doesn’t need six acres and thinks the housing is needed in Peterborough. &ldqu... https://www.ledgertranscript.com/Woodman-s-Florist-closes-Peterborough-location-22763813
Flower shop petals for a good cause - Hudson Valley 360Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Sparks said. “We want to give people the surprise and delight of receiving flowers.”Shop employees will be on the road to Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Greenville and Windham by 9:30 a.m. today and wrap up at about 5 p.m., Gallo said. Gallo’s shop will close today at 3 p.m. instead of the usual 5 p.m.Specific locations and times have not been determined because Gallo and her staff want to make the florid appearances unexpected for residents, she said.“If it’s in Greene County, we’ll be there,” Gallo said. “The only thing we have a plan on is who’s taking what areas.” Flowers make people happy, Gallo said, and Petal It Forward originated in 2015 as a way of brightening people’s day by giving them flowers.“They always bring a little joy,” Gallo said. “It gives people a sense of nurturance and caring.”The Society encouraged its members to participate in Petal It Forward and Gallo, who is a member, was happy to get involved, she said. The shop receives no funding for its participation.Gallo, who is promoting the day on Facebook, has heard both cheerful and sad stories from people who received the flowers.“We got such positive feedback from the people,” she said. “It has nothing to do with politics. It’s just a random act of kindness.”Flowers reduce stress and make people happy, according to research by the University of North Florida, Sparks said. For that reason Petal It Forward is held on Wednesday this year to add a bright spot to the mid-week slump.“Flowers are certainly aesthetically beautiful, but they are scientifically proven to improve your well-being,” she said. “It’s kind of a win-win here.”The society encourages florists nationwide to stick with the mission of giving each person they see two bouquets of flowers, but some add their own spin, Sparks said.“Some members have gotten their police officers involved — it’s really neat to see the unique spin different florists will put on,” S... https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/flower-shop-%E2%80%98petals%E2%80%99-good-cause
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/