La Grange Flower Shop News
Franklin Fields Oliver - Goldsboro Daily NewsTuesday, September 24, 2019
Jason Fire Department serving as Fire Chief for several years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jason Fire Department – care of Eddie Gray, 7817 Highway 903 South, La Grange, 28551.Arrangements have been entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. ... http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2019/09/22/franklin-fields-oliver/
Flower purchase is sign of spring to come in La Grange - Chicago TribuneTuesday, February 21, 2017
It won't be long before the La Grange central business district is beautified with flowers and grasses blooming in more than 100 planters.The Village Board approved the purchase of spring flowers to be planted in the district. The low bid was $15,441 and was submitted by Bella Flowers & Greenhouses. There were four other bids ranging in cost from $15,298 to $21,928.The flowers are to be planted in large pots located on La Grange Road, Harris, Calendar Avenue, Burlington, Hillgrove and Ashland Avenue as well as at the La Grange Village Hall, Stone Avenue station and the police and fire stations.The purpose of the program is to maintain attractive and vibrant public spaces with the intended outcome of supporting businesses, softening the hard streetscape elements such as roadways and sidewalks and to make the areas more inviting, said Ryan Gillingham, director of public works, in a memo to the village board.The flowers will be ordered this month and planted after May 15 when the danger of frost has subsided. Th... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/news/ct-dlg-flower-planting-lagrange-tl-0223-20170216-story.html
La Grange to spend $15000 on spring flowers - Chicago TribuneThursday, February 18, 2016
It won't be long before the La Grange central business district is festooned with flowers.The Village Board on Tuesday approved buying spring flowers at a cost of $15,108 from Bella Flowers & Greenhouse, which was the low bidder. There were four other bids ranging in cost from $15,232 to $17,180.The flowers are to be planted in large pots located on La Grange Road, Harris, Calendar, Burlington, Hillgrove and Ashland avenues as well as at the La Grange Village Hall, Stone Avenue Station and the police and fire stations.The flowers are planted and maintained by the Public Works Department. The La Grange Garden Club helps select the flowers and helps plant them.The purpose of the program is to maintain attractive and vibrant public spaces with the intended outcome of supporting businesses, softening the hard streetscape elements such as roadways and sidewalks and to make the areas more inviting, said Ryan Gillingham, director of public works.The flowers will be ordered this month and planted after May 15 when th... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/news/ct-dlg-spring-flowers-lagrange-tl0218-20160209-story.html
These Local Gift Stores Sell What?! - StyleBlueprint (blog)Friday, December 04, 2015
Here are some fabulous local gift stores that also sell great clothes:Blooms by Essential Details111 W. Main St., Ste. A, La Grange • (502) 222-1626Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed SundayBlooms is a florist right? Well, yes, and this La Grange treasure also sells gifts, jewelry, clothes, socks, boots and beauty products. The list could go on and on. Blooms says not one day has gone by that they have not sold a piece of jewelry. Its other best seller is the long-sleeve jersey tee with “Everyone Loves a Southern Girl” on it, and after feeling how soft they are, you’ll see why. They have more than seven racks of clothing, with tops, dresses, outerwear, scarves and basics, such as socks and gloves. Don’t miss their adorable (and affordable!) selection of boots placed throughout the store.The best-selling jersey T-shirt, Lulubelle’s jewelry, boots and a great outfit, all at BloomsUrban Farmhouse Market2830 Frankfort Ave., Louisville • (502) 384-5434Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Urban Farmhouse Market got into the business of selling clothes in August of this year. They have always had their T-shirt line, “Southern Girls Wear Boots and Pearls,” and they started slowly incorporating more accessories. Now, an entire nook in the back of the store is devoted to clothes. They sell a little bit of everything: scarves, vests, tops, dresses, sweaters, belts and basics, such as leggings and camisoles. This season, their most popular item is f... http://styleblueprint.com/louisville/everyday/gift-stores-sell-clothes/
La Grange florist sees plenty of room for growth - Chicago TribuneMonday, October 12, 2015
La Grange Park resident Kim Lesher stumbled upon floral design quite by accident. But it's a talent she's cultivated to launch a second floral and gift shop in La Grange after 18 successful years in Evanston.Lesher said she opened Bloom 3 La Grange in December at 104 W. Burlington Ave., while maintaining a one-third interest in the Evanston store with two other partners.It was a risk to start over, she admits, but worth the chance to bike to work on occasion, pick up her two children from grade school and attend all their events."Everyone here has been such a great support, knowing I'm local," she said. "My best advertising has been word of mouth. People see the arrangements when I deliver or at a party, and they like it."Lesher said she thrived on the constantly shifting challenges of Neiman Marcus' visual design department in Northbrook, where she started working more than 20 years ago. She said she was surprised when asked to do the store's floral arrangements for parties and events... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/news/ct-dlg-bloom-florist-tl-1015-20151008-story.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/