Nashville Flower Shop News
Daisy Jane's is a Florist on Wheels - Cincinnati CityBeatTuesday, July 23, 2019
She wanted to do something else, she just didn’t know what. Around the same time as she was debating her next move, a friend posted about a mobile flower truck in Nashville on Instagram. Moore immediately fell in love with the idea. She thought the concept of the truck was adorable and the flexibility of owning a pop-up business would offer her the schedule she wanted. She decided that if she could find a truck, and no one was offering the same business in Cincinnati, she would launch her own here.Daisy Jane's Flower Truck isn't easy to miss with its bright red exterior.Billy KeeneyShe scoured countless truck listings on every auto website she could find before locating a 1965 Spring Special Ford E100 on Craigslist. Filled with nerves and excitement, she reached out to the owner and set a date to go visit the vehicle. “I sat over here like, ‘Oh my goodness. If this truck is in good shape and good to go, then this is happening — this has to happen,’ ” Moore says. She bought the truck in October 2018 and gave it a name: Daisy Jane. As Moore explains, daisies symbolize new beginnings and the name Jane means “God is gracious,” from ancient Greek and Hebrew.A month after buying the truck, she left her job at Local 12 to pursue a long-term goal of owning a small business. “I always knew, at some point in my life, I wanted to start a business,” Moore says. “I even bought a door — a mint green door.” Bought from a Habitat for Humanity Restore in Traverse City, Michigan — where she previously worked as a reporter for WPBN-TV in 2012 and ‘13 — the door has traveled with Moore to every city she has called home and served as a physical reminder to Moore of her ultimate entrepreneurial goal. Currently, the door resides in her basement, but she would love to use it in a physical storefront one day. For her, it serves as a symbol of the independence, hard work and the reward found as a small business owner. “I think what I love so much about small businesses is just the impact they have on the community,” she says. “When you buy from small businesses, you’re supporting your neighbor.”Moore says she loves being a part of a community of entrepreneurs who have carved out their own path. “Anybody who steps out and does that is taking a huge risk, but I think that so many can be inspired by someone knowing that this may not work, but it’s OK,” she says. “And if it inspires someone else to chase a dream that they have, then that’s all worth it."For more information on Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck and to find upcoming locations, visit daisyjanesflowertruck.com. https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/culture/article/21078504/daisy-janes-is-a-florist-on-wheels
These 12 Wedding Bouquets Are So Pretty, You'll Wanna Get Married ASAP - Elite DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
This compact, posy bouquet still manages to have some greenery that branches out. It's a good mix of refined with a bit of natural edge. This shot comes from Cody and Allison Harris, a Nashville, Tennessee-based couple who run Cody and Allison Photo.9. A tropical touch10. A blush-inspired bouquet paletteSince 2009, Alicia and Adam Rico (aka Bows and Arrows Flowers) have done floral design for weddings, photoshoots, and other occasions. While based in Texas, Bows and Arrows has created floral arrangements for events in Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Canada, and France.This dreamy bouquet is serving all shades of orange, purple, and pink — in its apricot-colored leaves, pale pink roses, and deep magenta ranunculuses and carnations. 11. A rugged bouquet for a rugged wedding12. An airy, whimsical bouquetIf you're looking to celebrate a match made in heaven, this angelic bouquet from Ryan Norville of New York City- and Los Angeles-based Oat Cinnamon does just that. The flowers are all variations of a light pink color palette and would work well... https://www.elitedaily.com/p/12-photos-of-wedding-bouquets-that-are-so-pretty-youll-wanna-walk-down-the-aisle-asap-18166461
“Young Entrepreneur” of the month: Emma Browning - wpta21.comTuesday, July 09, 2019
I really couldn’t do it without them, seriously. So, I’m really thankful for my family,” Emma proclaimed.The family got the idea when they saw a flower truck in Nashville. They decided to bring the idea back to Fort Wayne.Emma said that it’s meant to help her pay for her nursing courses at the University of Saint Francis, but it has another purpose.“A lot of people say ‘this just makes me so happy,’ and that’s just really what we want. We want people to come to the cart and just feel happy,” Emma said. “I know it sounds cliche to say, but yeah, experience the creativeness of putting together a bouquet and making it their own.”She hopes that one day they can expand the business into something bigger.The cart travels all over, but you’ll be able to see it at the Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneurs MarketPlace at Freimann Square on July 20th.The marketplace is a new initiative JA set up for students in the area under 21. Any student who has their own business can sign up to have a booth at the marketplace where they can sell their items to the public.It’s an official event at the Three Rivers Festival.Emma plans to use it as an opportunity to inspire the younger entrepreneurs who take part.“Just to see, kind of, what you can do with your dreams, and if you dream big, it’s so cliche to say that, but if you dream big then you can have whatever you want,” Emma said. ... https://wpta21.com/news/2019/06/15/young-entrepreneur-of-the-month-emma-browning/
Flower Fix: Where to Find Flowers & Plants in Nashville - StyleBlueprintTuesday, May 21, 2019
From prepared bouquets from a truck to individual wholesale stems to flowers grown just steps away, here are just a few of the many places where you’ll find fresh flowers, plants and more in Nashville.We love our sponsors!Amelia’s Flower TruckTrucks rotate daily. See here.Shop: 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.What you’ll find: Single-stem flowers, delivery, subscriptionsA Nashville favorite, Amelia’s Flower Truck started out as just one truckful of flowers, and the business now includes three trucks, one storefront and one more on the way! Buy your flowers by the stem if you love to arrange yourself, or have one of the experts do it for you. Plus they also offer a delivery service. Or, if you prefer fresh flowers in your home regularly, sign up for a regular subscription, available weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your brown paper-wrapped bouquet!Now there are three Amelia’s Flower Truck trucks around town for you to get your fix. Image: Mary CravenThe blooms are perfectly packaged for gifting. Image: Mary CravenBates Nursery and Garden Center3810 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 876-1014Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.What you’ll find: Plants, landscape supplies, annuals, treesBates Nursery and Garden Center has rows and rows and rows of all of the plants and flowers and shrubs you could imagine. This beloved Nashville nursery caters to both novice gardeners and seasoned experts. The helpful staff and numerous options make it difficult to leave emp... 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
We have a handful of different shops represented, from flower truck to wholesaler and from East Nashville to West Nashville and North Nashville to South Nashville!Amelia’s Flower TruckIn March of 2016, Amelia’s Flower Truck began offering fresh flowers on the streets of Nashville. Owner Mattie wanted to bring the easy access to flowers found in most big cities, such as New York, London, Paris and Milan, to Music City. The one-truck business expanded to a three-truck business, and Amelia’s Flower Trucks became a trusted source for flowers — and Instagram photos. Three vintage trucks, lovingly named Amy, Melody and Rory, are filled with flowers and travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, brightening the days of passers-by. Shoppers can select stems on their own or can ask the staff for assistance in picking and arranging. As the temperatures continue to rise, expect to see Amy, Melody and Rory on the streets. Keep up with where they are by following Amelia’s Flower Truck on Instagram.Amelia’s Flower Truck is a picture-perfect place to buy flowers. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckTake a bundle of fresh blooms home with you. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe wouldn’t mind getting this beauty delivered to our door. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe love our sponsors!The Farmer’s Florist (845) 598 1856The Farmer’s Florist celebrates Nashville and Middle Tennessee flower farmers. Owned by husband and wife, Christie and Will Tarleton, The Farmer’s Flor... https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/everyday/flower-shops-nashville/
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE 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 email@example.com 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/