Hillsboro Flower Shop News
Hill, Charles W. - The ChattanooganTuesday, July 23, 2019
Mazie (Scooter) Hill; two sons, Chuck and Jeff of Chattanooga; brothers, Joe (Lisa) Hill of Maryville, TN; David (Martha) Hill of Pickens, SC; sisters, Jane Hamby and Louise (Jerry) James of Hillsboro, TN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Spencer and Thelma Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Juanita Hill and their son, Scott; and brothers-in-law, Randal Hamby and A. C. York. Charles served six years in the United States Army, Artillery Division, and was stationed in Korea for two years. He attended Tennessee Tech, and graduated from UTC with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He was employed at Combustion Engineering for over 34 years where he worked in the Boiler Division. He was an active member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Covenant Sunday School Class. He served in many capacities, but his favorite role was being a greeter. Charles’ friendly smile and happy personality touched many lives. Charles had many interests which included woodworking, fishing, camping, and traveling, but most of all, he loved being surrounded by his family and friends. Charles was also an avid Tennessee Vols fan. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. in th... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/7/14/393218/Hill-Charles-W..aspx
Flower Fix: Where to Find Flowers & Plants in Nashville - StyleBlueprintTuesday, May 21, 2019
Garden Center is BACK!The new Creekside Garden Center shop across the street has gifts, flowers and potted plants among other fun goodies.Flower Basket2501 12th Ave South, Nashville TN, 372043812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to darkWhat you’ll find: Plants, landscaping supplies, flowers to plant, herbsFor six weeks in April and May, visit Flower Basket for your gardening needs. The two locations are home to a wide variety of plants, flowers, herbs, succulents and more, alongside a helpful and friendly staff who can help you find what you need or guide you towards something new. The beautiful and bright-colored flowers are fun to browse on a sunny day, even if you aren’t planning to plant them yourself!Stop by the Flower Basket and explore their many plant and flower options!Flower Mart4503 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 490-3966Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.4004 Hillsboro Pike #165R, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 292-7272Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.What you’ll find: Plants, arrangements, delivery, home and garden decorFlower Mart has two locations in Nashville, both stocked with a variety of flowers, plants and garden... https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/everyday/where-to-find-flowers-in-nashville/
Beautiful Blooms: A Few of Our Favorite Nashville Flower Shops - StyleBlueprintSunday, February 10, 2019
Image: The Farmer’s FloristThe Farmer’s Florist does weddings and events, as well. Image: Joshua NessFlower Mart4503 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 490-3966 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 165R, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 292-7272 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.a href="https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/flower-mart/" target="_blank"... https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/everyday/flower-shops-nashville/
Blooming brilliant! Sheffield floristry apprentice wins place in skills finals - The StarTuesday, October 10, 2017
NEC Birmingham. She currently spends four days a week training at Floral Magic on Manchester Road in Stocksbridge, developing industry skills, and one day a week studying at the College’s Hillsborough campus on Livesey Street. Alicia said: “I’m really looking forward to competing in WorldSkills UK. It feels amazing to get this far. I chose an apprenticeship at The Sheffield College because I love learning new skills, and it’s great to earn as I learn.” She continued: “Floristry is really creative because you need to think about the design, colours and textures. It’s also very rewarding to help customers during an emotional time of their lives. In the long term, I’d like to set up my own business.” Alicia added: “I really want to thank my family and friends, my boss and my College tutors as well as the British Florist Association for their support. I couldn’t have got this far without them!”Abigail McGuire, Business Owner, Floral Magic, commented: “Alicia is a valuable asset to our team because she has such a thirst and enthusiasm for learning. We are very proud of her success. Alicia will give 110% to WorldSkills UK and we wish her the best of luck. Thanks to support from The Sheffield College, being able to recruit keen apprentices such as Alicia is really helping our business to grow.”Angela Foulkes, Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “We provide an inspirational learning experience that enables our students to get the skills that employers need. Taking part in competitions such as WorldSkills UK demonstrates the high calibre of v... http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/blooming-brilliant-sheffield-floristry-apprentice-wins-place-in-skills-finals-1-8796348
FLORAL DESIGN: Hobby turns passion turns business for Morgan Moylan - Durham Herald SunTuesday, March 14, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH -- Finding your passion is sometimes about finding your place. Such is the case for Hillsborough resident and mother of four and trained flower arrangement designer and artist extraordinaire, Morgan Moylan.“I took a landscape architect course at N.C. State and quickly learned that I was much better at cutting flowers than growing flowers,” says Moylan of her hobby turned passion turned business of designing flower arrangements.Her West Queen Studio at her Queen Street home in Hillsborough is part creative playground part classroom and part expression of thought.“I trained in London and Paris and have always had an interest and desire to arrange flowers and prepare them in such a way,” says Moylan.The full-time wife and mother of four says that her early flower roots began in her kitchen before finding her true purpose through a repurposed workshop adjacent to her house.“I was teaching classes in our kitchen and my husband was getting frustrated with all of the greenery on... http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local_news/floral-design-hobby-turns-passion-turns-business-for-morgan-moylan/article_66df6bb8-037c-11e7-87c6-df949fd3d4e0.html
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/