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Syracuse flower business 'destroyed' by Internet order-gatherers, florists say - Syracuse.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
This fee helps us deal with the difference of prices found in various U.S. metro area markets," the syracuseflowers.com website reads."That one is very clever," said Nick Panarites, owner of The Wild Orchid of Manlius. "They register a domain name in every major city and people think they're local."For 28 years, Panarites has been the owner of the Wild Orchid, where half the shop's sales now come from order-gatherers. The majority of Syracuse florists use Teleflora, which is headquartered in Los Angeles."You can't do it with them, but you can't do it without them," he said.Wire services and order-gatherers can guarantee same-day delivery, or the closest thing to it, which individual florists cannot. They'll sell a $50 arrangement and contact several local florists within a network's zip code until one agrees to fill the order. Florists aren't obligated to provide arrangements at the service price. In the Telefora network, for example, they can accept or decline an order.Lately, Panarites has refused most of his Teleflora orders."There's no profit in it," he said. "They're making the money. They're stealing my customers away."Calls to Teleflora and Gift Services for this story were not returned.'Just a different way to do business' Nanette Hayner, owner of the Whistlestop Florist in East Syracuse, happily uses Teleflora. She believes it has the flower industry's long-term future in mind. img class="article__image-content" src="https://advancelocal-adapter-image-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/image.syracuse.com/home/syr-media/width2048/img/entertainment_impact/photo/17750223-large.jpg" alt="An arrangemen... https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/2015/05/syracuse_flower_business_destroyed_by_internet_order-gatherers_florists_say.html
Free "Flowers Festival" scheduled for April 6th at Pip Moyer Rec Center - Eye On AnnapolisWednesday, April 03, 2019
Recreation Center in Annapolis. The event is for all ages and is free to the public.At the event, enjoy a beautiful show of folkloric dance from different Hispanic countries including Spain, Mexico, Panama and more. Attendees can sample delicious Hispanic cuisine and dance to Salsa music. The children will enjoy art and handcraft activities.“The Flowers Festival is a wonderful celebration of the beginning of springtime and a unique experience to learn about Hispanic heritage from people living right here in our own community,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “This event will be both fun and delicious!”Participants are encouraged to dress up in traditional clothes, or come to the recreation center to get a “paliacate” (Mexican scarf/handkerchief)or flowers to wear.The event is sponsored by the City of Annapolis, Center of Help and Juntos Con Annapolis.Local businesses have generously contributed to make this event a success. They include: Alfredo’s Driving, Annapolis Hispanic Services , District Lighting Group, El Toro Bravo , Jalapeños Restaurant, Jalapeños Market, Hartcorn Studios , Heart of Hands Homecare, Lowes , Mi Lindo Cancún, Oaxaca Imports , Parole Shoe and Luggage, Prestige Services, LLC, Victoria Mexcur/Alejandra Moucha , and Wimsey Cove Art & Framing.The “Pip” Moyer Recreation ... https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2019/04/free-flowers-festival-scheduled-for-april-6th-at-pip-moyer-rec-center/
Syracuse flower business destroyed by Internet order-gatherers, florists say - Syracuse.comTuesday, January 22, 2019
This fee helps us deal with the difference of prices found in various U.S. metro area markets," the syracuseflowers.com website reads."That one is very clever," said Nick Panarites, owner of The Wild Orchid of Manlius. "They register a domain name in every major city and people think they're local."For 28 years, Panarites has been the owner of the Wild Orchid, where half the shop's sales now come from order-gatherers. The majority of Syracuse florists use Teleflora, which is headquartered in Los Angeles."You can't do it with them, but you can't do it without them," he said.Wire services and order-gatherers can guarantee same-day delivery, or the closest thing to it, which individual florists cannot. They'll sell a $50 arrangement and contact several local florists within a network's zip code until one agrees to fill the order.Florists aren't obligated to provide arrangements at the service price. In the Telefora network, for example, they can accept or decline an order.Lately, Panarites has refused most of his Teleflora orders."There's no profit in it," he said. "They're making the money. They're stealing my customers away."Calls to Teleflora and Gift Services for this story were not returned.'Just a different way to do business'Nanette Hayner, owner of the Whistlestop Florist in East Syracuse, happily uses Teleflora. She believes it has the flower industry's long-term future in mind.An arrangement at Whistlestop Florist in East Syracuse.David Lassman email@example.com"If I can't provide for an order, I don't take it," said Hayner. "Teleflora is a fine company and has rules to abide by like anything else. They have an extremely secure site. They're the best of the bunch."Whistlestop has been in business for 36 years and Hayner sees order-gatherers as just another way to keep going strong. She prefers customers to call or visit her shop, but she believes the order-gatherers have a necessary role to play."We're no different than anyone else suffering from the ease of buying things on the Internet," Hayner said. "I just look at it like a challenge. It's just a different way to do business."Other florists say the order-gatherers' rise results in declining flower quality and fewer local flower businesses.Flower shop closuresThe Buy Local movement is strong in Syracuse, but flower shop owners say it hasn't quite extended to their business. "Every year, you hear one or two shops close up," Panarites said. "They cannot adapt to the Internet business. There used to be about four or five shops by Eastwood, now there's two or three."Related: Tipp Hill florist closes after 110 yearsCerio remembers when there were 13 florists operating downtown in the mid-1990s. Now she's one of a small handful left.Worst of all, the local shops receiving online wire orders never get to interact with their customers. They can't forge business relationships, learn names and faces or advise which flowers will be in seas... https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/syracuse_flower_business_destroyed_by_internet_order-gatherers_florists_say.html
Pater named lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood - Sussex CountianTuesday, January 08, 2019
Submitted NewsWednesdayJun 13, 2018 at 8:00 PMDanielle Panarello, director of operations for The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, announced the appointment of Shelby Pater to the position of lead florist at the restaurant and event venue, which is owned by SoDel Concepts.“With Shelby at the helm of our floral department, we can make our clients’ vision a reality,” said Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her... http://www.sussexcountian.com/news/20180613/pater-named-lead-florist-at-clubhouse-at-baywood
Greenhouse Grower Honors 2018 Medal of Excellence Breeding Award Winners at Cultivate'18Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Winners that embody the best in breeding, and typify the dedication to quality that is so prevalent in our industry.AdvertisementIndustry’s Choice,Best New Variety: Vinca Tattoo Series (PanAmerican Seed)The vibrant Tattoo vinca series offers four varieties of multi-colored, striped flowers that will appeal to homeowners who seek out bold, head-turning, and unique plants. Plants are floriferous and well-branched, displaying unique flowers with an overlapping, fully rounded form. Blooms display the best color contrast under warm conditions with high light.Industry’s Choice, Best Performing Variety: Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ (PanAmerican Seed)Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ delivers maximum flower power, and continues to shine in landscapes with its superior performance. With a broad and consistent palette that includes shades of red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow, and white, it has excellent heat and drought tolerance and winter hardiness.Editor’s Choice: Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus Collection (J. Berry Nursery)With new, novel colors never experienced in hibiscus, the Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus Collection will mesmerize consumers looking for new and unique items for their gardens and patios. Add to that the darker foliage, exceptionally compact growth habit, and trial-tested and proven winter-hardiness, and this will be a winner for growers and garden centers nati... http://www.greenhousegrower.com/events/greenhouse-grower-honors-2018-medal-of-excellence-breeding-award-winners-at-cultivate18/
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/
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html