Waverly Flower Shop News
Broke da mouth: Dis flower shop get amazing mandoo - Frolic HawaiiMonday, December 17, 2018
Stone out. She wuz being modest, just like da mom Linda from "The Joy Luck Club."I flashbacked to da scene where da haole guy Rich comes over to dinner for meet da Asian parents of his girlfriend Waverly played by Tamlyn Tomita. For da final dish da mom insults her own dish, cuz it's da dish that she serves with special pride. And not knowing this Rich tries it and says, "All this needs is a little soy sauce." An'den everybody stay all in shock when he pours shoyu over da whole ting. Lol.I tink I made Yong Stone happy that I sampled 'em without da sauce. Yong Stone's mandoos not only look like miniature works of art, but they're also super delicious as well. Both versions look like get mushroom, sweet potato starch noodles, round onion and green onions inside. And I wuz impressed that da chicken one had minced chicken as opposed to ground chicken. Yong said that more people like da pork/beef one, but she makes da chicken one too because she likes to make healthy food. You not going get Yong Stone for say anything nice about her own mandoo. But trust me, das how you know it's really good. Nomonomoono!Mandoo for sale Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $1.50 each.A.C. FloristAiea Shopping Center99-115 Aiea Heights Dr.488-9922... https://www.frolichawaii.com/stories/broke-da-mouth-dis-flower-shop-get-amazing-mandoo
Rohda to speak at farmer-florist meeting - Wahoo NewspaperTuesday, January 30, 2018
OMAHA – The Midwest Farmer-Florist Collaborative will meet in Omaha Saturday, Jan. 20 and one of the speakers at the gathering is Jamie Rohda of Harvest Homes Flowers near Waverly.Rohda and her husband, Norman, have farmed since 1994 and a few years ago, gave up growing farm-produced vegetables and concentrated just on flowers. Their farm now produces a wide variety of naturally grown, specialty cut flowers for local florists, designers, and DIY brides.Rohda is the new North and Central regional director for the Association of Specialty Cut Flowers Growers. The association helps educate, unite, and support commercial cut flower growers by providing production and marketing information, connecting members through events and communications, supporting floriculture research, and encouraging the purchase and use of locally grown flowers by the public.Rhoda will be joining two other flower growers to discuss different methods for designing and selling bouquets Saturday morning. Rhoda will also give ideas on how to sell flowers to florists and designers later in the morning.The upcoming one-day workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about flowe... http://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/waverly/news/rohda-to-speak-at-farmer-florist-meeting/article_b28c5cce-fade-11e7-b67e-8b398de30d8a.html
Bluebell flowers decorate Belgian forest floor | Reuters - ReutersTuesday, April 25, 2017
By Waverly Colville BRUSSELS Each spring, the ground of the forest Hallerbos trades in its brown and green hues for vibrant blue, when a burst of bluebell flowers bloom.The bluebells are at their height in mid-April, but the fervent bloom lasts only seven to 10 days. Afterwards, leaves emerge in the beech trees above, blocking sunlight from reaching the flowers below. Visitors then have to wait another year to catch a glimpse of these wild flowers.The protected forest, located south of Brussels near the town of Halle, draws locals and tourists to witness a landscape that looks plucked from a fairy tale. Local student Violette Yernaux came for her first time to see the flowers, walk through nature and relax."They are all together like a carpet. It's so pretty," Yernaux said. (Editing by Pritha Sarkar)... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-environment-bluebells-idUSKBN17L1SG
The Flower Shop Is New York's Most Nostalgic Downtown Hangout - ObserverTuesday, April 25, 2017
I think the merging of ideas and that creative, interactive process is what makes the space look and feel so special,” Hales explained, describing the upstairs as a mix between The Waverly Inn and The Rusty Knot.It’s all very grandma’s house downstairs, only with boy band memorabilia and a pool table. Kyle DoroszEveryone has been flocking to The Flower Shop for the nostalgia factor, right alongside the Instagram opportunities. It’s almost impossible to find a New Yorker who has yet to venture there, since they opened this spring. “The intrigue and nostalgia of the downstairs seems to have really struck a chord with our guests,” Hales acknowledged. In a city where the newest, hottest spot usually involves a list, a velvet rope or a hidden entrance, a low-key vibe certainly feels essential and worth the wait. http://observer.com/2017/04/the-flower-shop-new-restaurant-bar-lower-east-side/
Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford, floral industry icon, dies - The Produce News - The Produce NewsMonday, March 06, 2017
He returned the next day with a bouquet of white orchids from his family’s greenhouse — Ecker’s Flowers & Greenhouses in Waverly, IA. Bobbi and Ted married on Dec. 28, 1947 and she began working in the family business and became a skilled floral designer.Her achievements in the floral industry included 30 years in retail at Ecker’s Flowers. She started her own marketing and promotions company in Chicago focusing on the floral industry, FloraPros, she was the director of franchisee training for Flowerama of America, she was also a sought-after floral designer, commentator and motivational speaker throughout the United States, and a floral consultant to manufacturers, growers and distributors in the U.S., Canada and South America, including the city of Chicago, Macy’s and FernTrust Inc., a co-op of 13 family farms in Seville, FL. Her creation and marketing of the FernTrust’s Fabulous Foliage bouquets helped streamline the work of floral designers and made retailers around the world more aware and appreciative of foliage grown on American farms.“Bobbi lit up the room when she walked in and she connected with people in a way that few can,” said Jana Register, FernTrust’s director of sales and marketing, in a news release. “I was always amazed by her ability to remember even the smallest details of a person’s life.”Ms. Ecker-Blatchford was recognized and honored by many industry groups and was a member of the American Academy of Floriculture, the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Professional Floral Communicators-International. She was the recipient of the Fellow of AIFD designation, the AIFD Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry, the Professional Floral Communicators International Tommy Bright Award for excellence in floral communication, and was given Hall of Fame status by the AIFD North Central Regional Chapter and the Michigan and Nebraska Floral Associations. In 2010, at the International Floriculture Show in Miami, the breeding company Preesman honored her with a rose named “High & Icon Bobbi Ecker,” and in 2012, the AIFD North Central Chapter crea... http://www.producenews.com/more-people-articles/people/20805-bobbi-ecker-blatchford-floral-industry-icon-dies
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/