Wheeling Flower Shop News
Walker's Floral Design Studio is the latest addition to downtown Lancaster - Lancaster Eagle GazetteSunday, February 10, 2019
LANCASTER - Walker's Floral Design Studio is the newest business to open in the downtown area. The studio is located at 160 W. Wheeling St. next to Sparkle and Rust and features a variety of items, including candles, crafts, flowers and floral arrangements. Travis Walker opened the shop on Monday and said business has been good so far, even without any advertising yet. "We get a lot of traffic here," he said. "The downtown area is where we wanted to be, so we're very happy." Walker is a city native who has worked in corporate banking for about 20 years. While he's still in the financial world, he said he will soon leave it and run his business full-time. "I was not even thinking about the floral industry," Walker said. "Kile (Hedges) and I had been friends for over 20 years. He has been in the industry for over 20 years, with interior and exterior design as well. Me? All corporate. "So I really wanted a change in my life to something more of a positive. There's so much negativity going on in the world. And I really wanted to take a job and do something completely different than what I was doing. And this is completely di... https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2018/03/16/walkers-floral-design-studio-latest-addition-downtown-lancaster/424634002/
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
Color and texture are also important design elements to be considered for weekly delivered flowers in NYC. Whether precise and controlled or more freewheeling with a fresh-from-the-garden look, arranging techniques can create succinct looks. Then with the addition, or absence, of color the design statement can be completed for looks that are memorable and beautiful.Gabriela Wakeham's Mission is to Offer the Freshest Blooms for Weekly Flower Delivery in NYCAs a luxury florist offering weekly flower delivery NYC, Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design individually selects each stem fresh from market every morning. Its designers carefully prep and hand condition each flower before adding it to an arrangement. This method helps flowers be longer lasting, especially when placed and maintained carefully. Only the finest orchids, calla lilies, roses and seasonal flowers are offered. The company's florists hand craft each arrangement in-house using premium materials and elegant vases. They work in small batches and we know our clients by name. These careful steps help Gabriela Wakeham earn five-star reviews. It wants to build a clientele that is delighted and satisfied with their NYC weekly flower delivery.Gabriela Wakeham offers a range of floral design aesthetics from classic to modern. Its weekly flower delivery in NYC is available everywhere in its service territory: Manhattan, Dumbo, Williamsburg, Long Island City and Brooklyn Heights. New York City's major business centers are areas of special concentration. As such, the company offers NYC Financial District weekly flower delivery to financial and investment firms located in the Wall Street/Lower Manhattan area. In addition, Midtown weekly flower Delivery, Manhattan, is an area of focus including business hubs near Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Garment District and Columbus Circle. A Complete Range of NYC Corporate Floral ServicesIncluding Event Design in Manhattan and Event FlowersGabriela Wakeham Floral Design also offers a complete suite of NYC corporate floral services. As described, these include weekly flower delivery to corporate, retail and hospitality sector clients including hotels and restaurants. Event design and event flowers in NYC are another significant portion of its Manhattan corporate flower delivery offering. Its designers have produced events in every major venue in the New York City metro area, and also are available to design exceptional personal celebrations. The commitment to quality is unwavering and it conscientiously sources the best NYC flowers, greens and living sustainable plants.A Local Luxury Florist Delivering in New York CityWith Better Flowers and Better DesignGabriela Wakeham Floral Design is a high-end local florist delivering in New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, March 28, 2017
Shoreway Drive, San Carlos.
FLOWER ARRANGING ... Learn how to create a flower arrangement for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free--wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. On Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. instructor Wendy Morck will demonstrate creating arrangements and then matching them with beautiful table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy. To register go to filoli.org. The fee is
$130 for members and $155 for non-members. Fee includes all plant materials and containers.
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Des Plaines florist remembered for his charitable works for children - Chicago Daily HeraldThursday, January 14, 2016
Kids Hope United in Waukegan; Allendale Association in Lake Villa; Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville; Nicasa in Round Lake; and food pantries at CEDA Northwest in Mount Prospect and at Wheeling Township in Arlington Heights.Harney got into the floral business during college. He worked his way through school by designing and delivering flowers for a Chicago florist.He opened his own shop in 1962; Harney named it Aberdeen's Wedding Flowers so it would be the first florist listed in the phone book.His love of flowers, especially international varieties, landed him jobs on high-profile weddings, including Michael Daley, son of Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Tricia Nixon's wedding in the White House.According to family members, Harney landed the wedding for Tiny Tim -- best known for his song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" -- by ordering all the tulips available from the Holland Tulip Exchange before the wedding, which was set to air on NBC's "The Tonight Show."When NBC's florist couldn't get tulips, Harney's persistence convinced network officials to give him the job. He filled the studio with thousands of yellow and white tulips for the ceremony, and the ensuing publicity helped the business soar.But it was his final years of helping disadvantaged children that gave Harney the most pleasure.Harney talked about his annual mission to provide toys and joy to sick children in a 2012 Daily Herald interview."Their stories are unbelievable," Harney said. "I'll remember some of these children forever."Services have been held. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160106/news/160109507/
Plant now and see flowers in the spring - The Desert SunFriday, November 27, 2015
English garden expert Graham Stuart Thomas as "the everywhere style". Naturally British gardeners who raise a perennial border to a fine art form would see our free-wheeling American way of arranging plants as borderline serendipitous. Such is the way perennials crop up in our desert wildlands when they bloom with winter rains to show their colors but for a short time. Plant proven California native perennials everywhere in your landscaping this winter to bring this riotous display into your own yard or home site.Our California perennials may hail from the desert, but there are so many others that have proven themselves in desert landscapes amidst the rigid succulents and desert plants. Plant these four everywhere among your cactus to fill in gaps with glorious flowers come spring.Penstemon For those who love the flower spikes of foxglove back home will be thrilled at Penstemon spectabilis, the showy penstemon native to our desert and much of inland southern California. At maturity the plants are about 18" wide with four foot stalks studded with vivid red or pink flowers. Plant them as individuals next to boulders, in sandy or gravelly ground or anywhere that's very well drained because they will self sow if allowed to go to seed. To see all the dryland penstemon species suitable for desert gardens check... http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/home-garden/maureen-gilmer/2015/11/27/plant-now-see-flowers-spring/76321194/
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/