Riverside Flower Shop News
Lewis Miller Flower Flash on West End Ave - I Love the Upper West SideTuesday, August 13, 2019
Flower Flashes” throughout NYC. Some Upper West Side locations have included the statue of bears in Central Park, Straus Park, the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial at the 72nd Street Riverside Park entrance, and a trash can on 73rd and West End.Miller states his vision and purpose on his website:What initially began as an LMD experiment to reinvigorate and reconnect us to our craft, turned into a beautiful shared experience in a city of millions. The Flower Flash is our gift to New Yorkers. We began in October 2016. Our goal is to create a positive, emotional response through flowers. Seeing people’s reactions to our Flower Flashes emphasizes the basic goodness in all people and prioritizes compassion and the need for LMD x NYC to carry on. Your city may be next!Learn more about Lewis Miller Design:Website Facebook Instagram Join the Upper West Side newsletter: Sharing is caring!The following two tabs change content below.Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area,Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking photos with his iPhone. Contact Mike!Latest posts by Mike Mishkin (see all)Advertisement... https://ilovetheupperwestside.com/lewis-miller-flower-flash-on-west-end-ave/
Super Bloom 2019: People Go Wild Over Flowers In Elsinore - Lake Elsinore, CA PatchTuesday, July 09, 2019
The Walker Canyon area, which is located next to Intersate 15 between Lake Street and Nichols Road, is a hot spot for viewing wildflowers in Southwest Riverside County. However, city officials say that for the last two years, some visitors were less than respectful when it came to tossing trash, impeding traffic and venturing into the flowers in search of that perfect selfie. This year, the city is launching a campaign to "preserve while you observe." "The Super Bloom is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature with friends and family," the city said in a news release. "However, help us preserve these beautiful hillsides for many years to come by staying on established trails and avoiding walking, laying or standing on the flowers. Further, please help keep the area clean for by throwing trash away properly into the designated receptacles in the parking area." Parking is only allowed on Walker Canyon Road and a community services officer will be on patrol in the area over the weekends to assist with traffic control. If you're looking to head out to see these gorgeous flowers, here's some info from the city regarding viewing areas: The recommended viewing area is Walker Canyon Trail located off of Lake Street on Interstate 15 (I-15). Parking is available along Walker Canyon Road. For safety and compliance, a Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station Community Services Officer (CSO) will be on site Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to assist with traffic. Parking will be available seven (7) days per week. A... https://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/super-bloom-2019-people-go-wild-over-flowers-elsinore
Jacaranda trees: Invasion of the purple flowers bring peace, beauty (and some mess) to SoCal - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, June 25, 2019
A jacaranda tree bloom rests on a cars sunroof after falling along Via Pintada near Via Donoso in Riverside on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)A woman pushes a child near a Jacaranda tree on W. Wilshire Ave. in Fullerton, CA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRiverside resident Dick Miller planes flowers in his front yard as a jacaranda tree blooms in the background on Via Pintada in Riverside on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Miller said, ” They leave a mess and if they were on my property they would be gone,” he said when asked about the Jacaranda trees while gardening in his front yard.A man walks under the blooming jacaranda trees along Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Some say the jacarandas are the West Coast’s version of the cherry blossom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walnut High students roam Cal Poly Pomona, Calif. before graduating. The campus is dotted with jacaranda trees Monday, May 28, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Walnut High students get picture ready under a towering jacaranda tre... https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/05/29/jacaranda-trees-invasion-of-the-purple-flowers-bring-peace-beauty-and-some-mess-to-socal/
Peterson opens flower shop and liquor store in Clayton - WatertownDailyTimes.comTuesday, May 21, 2019
CLAYTON — Local entrepreneur Lance L. Peterson Sr. will open his fifth and sixth business ventures, a flower shop and liquor store on Riverside Drive, Wednesday. After months of renovations and decorating, Mr. Peterson and his staff have transformed the former Jreck Subs, 514 Riverside Drive, into Harper Leigh Florist and the former Prudential Realty office, 421 Riverside Drive, into River Bottles. The only flower shop in the village, a satellite location of Gray’s Flower Shop, Watertown, closed a few years ago, and the last liquor store downtown shuttered before that. Despite both closures, Mr. Peterson said the demand remained, and with the growing foot traffic in the village, he decided to satisfy that demand. “I think it adds to the community,” he said. Harper Leigh Florist, named after Mr. Peterson’s two granddaughters, features coolers filled with vases of roses, some adorned with lace, for Mother’s Day and shelves with flower pots varying in shape and color, wooden window boxes with mums, daisies and other flowers, and tiny Adirondack chairs holding succulents. Diane Peterson, manager and Mr. Peterson’s sister-in-law, said the designers will make custom arrangements of flowers and foliage in their workshop past the showroom. The store will also offer fresh-cut flowers in wraps, balloons, pinatas, chocolates and ... https://watertowndailytimes.com/news03/peterson-opens-flower-shop-and-liquor-store-in-clayton-20190508
New online flower service helps florists in Inland Empire, nation - San Bernardino SunTuesday, March 19, 2019
BloomSnaps,” or photos of the arrangement before it’s delivered.Sara Hosseinzabeh, owner of the Willow Branch florist shop in Riverside, serves customers throughout San Bernardino County through BloomNation. “It’s increased business because now we have another outlet for customers to find us,” said Hosseinzabeh. “They offer a point-of-sale system for free which is unique because all other floral systems charge. That’s complimentary. They don’t charge the florist to use them. They have orders nice and organized, and save all the information for us.”Sharoka, a former investment banker, got the idea after he listened to the difficulties experienced by his aunt, Shirin Kazemi, who works as a florist in Irvine. Kazemi said wire services had charged her about 20 to 30 percent of sales, in addition to monthly service charge of $600.“Her business was struggling,” Sharoka said. “No one was walking into the flower shop. She has no connection with the customers and pumps out and fulfill the orders sent from wire services. She felt like an employee of the services. As a consumer, I’m frustrated with the services and my aunt is frustrated with service. I’m paying fees. The florist is paying a lot of fees to be a part of these services and a lot of money is wasted and nobody’s happy.”So Sharoka and his partners began the Santa Monica-based BloomNation in 2011. There are now 3,000 florists who use the service nationwide. Florists get free use of the website and no fees, other than a 10 percent cut of sales to BloomNation, said Sharoka.“I think it’s going to help a lot as far as low cost and giving the customer a better product,” said Kazemi. “Also we don’t have to wait for the money. With the other wire services, we have to wait one month to get our money back. With BloomNation, the money is in our bank account the next day.”BloomNation has received funding from Spark Capital, Chicago Ventures, and CrunchFund. It’s among winning companies named by the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business’s New Venture Challenge. Information: bloomnation.com... https://www.sbsun.com/2014/05/03/new-online-flower-service-helps-florists-in-inland-empire-nation/
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
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
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/