Niles Flower Shop News
Popular Xenia florist, garden center to close this monthTuesday, July 03, 2018
N — A large fire may have destroyed an abandoned building, but it made one bride and groom’s wedding day with a stunning photo in Dayton Saturday.Arson confirmed in building fire; Two juveniles in custodyMegan Allen, owner of Studio 22 Photography, captured a photo of Dillon and Corrie Jameson of Troy after they left their wedding reception to pose in front of the flames.Content Continues Below“Immediately, I ran toward the bride, Corrie to alert her, and I was thrilled when she met me halfway through the reception hall, breathless, and said, “We have to go to the fire for photos!”’ Allen said.Megan Allen of Studio 22 Photography captures photo of newlyweds Dillon and Corrie Jameson of Troy in front of burning building in Dayton.(Megan Allen of Studio 22 Photography)Megan Allen of Studio 22 PhotographyThey were in the middle of their reception at Top of the Market located at 32 Webster Street when they saw what looked like an explosion and flames shooting out of the top of the abandoned building on Brainbridge Street nearby. The couple and their photographer climbed up a gravel hill and crossed a train track to get a spot close enough to feel... https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/popular-xenia-florist-garden-center-close-this-month/BIjBiG3i8QfL9RS9OZYwIO/
Irishman jailed in Egypt crafts paper bouquet in flag colours ahead of birthday - Irish IndependentTuesday, December 27, 2016
Ibrahim has been through an appalling ordeal at the hands of Egypt's justice system and it is high time that he was released - along with countless other political prisoners and juveniles."Reprieve called on the Government to urgently renew its calls on the Egyptian president to release Mr Halawa and for the UK the EU to follow suit. http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/irishman-jailed-in-egypt-crafts-paper-bouquet-in-flag-colours-ahead-of-birthday-35287984.html
Minot florist shares concerns over neighboring 24/7 testing center - KFYR-TVTuesday, November 22, 2016
Holen said she will continue to discuss the issue with them and attempt to sell the property.The 24/7 center also serves as a location for juveniles to stay until their custodians can pick them up.We reached out the Ward County Commissioner Shelly Weppler on this issue.She told KMOT that the county has shown no interest in purchasing Holen's property at this time, and the Commissioners have only discussed the matter at their public meetings. http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Minot-florist-shares-concerns-over-neighboring-247-testing-center-401570795.html
DINING A LA KING: Wilczynskis prove that if you plant lavender, people will come - Goshen NewsMonday, July 11, 2016
NILES, Mich.Martha Wilczynski dreamed of having a field of lavender.Her husband Bill wanted to know how they’d pay for that.“So we built a business around it,” she said at Lavender Hill Farm, where the 4,100 plants on 1.25 acres are blooming and it’s high season.The Wilczynskis operated the area’s only u-pick lavender farm at 1219 Morris Drive, Niles. For some, it’s become like the baseball field in the movie “Field of Dreams,” where after Kevin Costner’s character built the improbable baseball field, people started coming even if they didn’t understand completely why.Lavender isn’t like other u-pick crops. You don’t gather pounds of it like you do strawberries and make jam, or buckets of it to freeze like blueberries.It’s not like other herbs. It doesn’t have a culinary use that’s nearly automatic like basil (pesto) or cilantro (salsa).So what do you do with lavender? Wilczynski has been answering that question for more than a decade.She was a landscape architect introduced to lavende... http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyles/dining-a-la-king-wilczynskis-prove-that-if-you-plant/article_ec50e250-6fb7-5692-9185-48d369383769.html
'Floragraphs' to honor 3 late N.J. residents at Rose Parade - NJ.comTuesday, January 05, 2016
Tom Mone, Chairman of the Donate Life float committee, said in a release about the event.The New Jersey honorees include:Betsy Niles: A Montclair mom and children's book author who died in March 2011 after being struck by a van while on her way to the Montclair train station. Niles's kidney was donated to Valentine Samuels, 53, of Newark.Andrew Jova: The Brick Township 17-year-old was killed in a 2008 car accident. His organs were donated to five people.Robert McCullion: A Toms River dad and tech industry professional who became a tissue and cornea donor when he died in 2014 at age 68.Friends, family members, and donation recipients have gathered over the past several months to help put together the floragraphs, and many will travel to Pasadena to take part in the parade."My son is a hero," Jennifer Jova said in a statement about her son, Andrew."To me, it means so much that Andrew will not be forgotten. I know my son is being remembered and thought of and thanked."In addition, two others from New Jersey – living donor Donna Albanese, of Scotch Plains, who donated her kidney to her mother and Mark Meade, a heart donation recipient from Princeton Junction – will take part in the parade, as well. The floragraphs will be accompanied by 24 organ recipients and 12 living donors.The process, recipients said, is a good way to thank the families of the people who saved their lives."I wanted them to know how grateful I am for the kidney and how it has changed my life," Samuels said in a release."They have given me new life."The Rose Parade kicks off at 8 a.m. on Jan. 1.Jessica Mazzola may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @JessMazzola. Find NJ.com on Facebook. http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/12/3_late_nj_organ_donors_to_be_honored_in_floragraph.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 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/