Local Flower Shop News
Horticulture expert brings floral design class to ASUTuesday, October 16, 2018
Florist and arts advocate Morgan Anderson connects wellness and creativity through floral design Photo by Jessica Ferrigno The State Press Morgan Anderson, florist and floral art advocate, arranges stones in her cacti arrangements at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. By Jessica Ferrigno 10/10/18 7:33pm Spring semesters bring new flowers and new classes to ASU, including a new stem class, but this one has no connection to the engineering school. Florist and floral art advocate Morgan Anderson is bringing floral design coursework to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Anderson received a master's degree in horticulture, the science and art of growing plants, at Kansas State University and her doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She also taught classes in floral design at both universitie... http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spartcult-floral-art-advocate-brings-new-classes-to-asu
Former Robben Florist and Garden Center business owner dies at 90Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Veteran's Association, asks that you keep Robben's friends and family in your prayers.Visitation for Robben will be Sunday, August 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home at 4619 Delhi Pike. Mass and burial will be Monday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church at 4551 Delhi Ave. ... https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/delhi/former-robben-florist-and-garden-center-business-owner-dies-at-90
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Marine Florists - Carrying on a 120 year long legacy - BKLYNERTuesday, January 08, 2019
Marine Florists at 1995 Flatbush Avenue, where Flatlands meets Marine Park at its northern tip, has been delivering flowers for every imaginable occasion – as well as “just because”- for 120 years. It’s 6 o’clock on a Sunday evening, and co-owner George Tsentzelis starts his weekend now. But instead of clocking out, he’s here, giving me a tour. “It’s a 14,000 square feet facility,” he starts off, spiffy in his Marine Florists uniform, a pocket of pens and a red rose embroidered above his heart. “Retail is on the main floor and the basement is for storage and refrigeration. It’s also where we do custom arrangements.”Bklyner reporting is supported by our subscribers and:George leads me through a thicket of houseplants—Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Bamboo—thriving in the indirect exposure of the northwestern storefront window. “Houseplants are very popular,” he observes... https://bklyner.com/marine-florists-just-because/
Effort to eliminate florist licenses in Louisiana becomes a thorny issue - Fox NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. – In Louisiana, florists must know the proper storage temperature for plants, wiring methods for various flowers and how to construct a cascade bouquet. They pay $100 a year.The Pelican state is the only state in the country that requires a license to sell flowers, a distinction that has become a point of contention among florists who say it legitimizes their trade and state lawmakers who feel Louisiana is too overwhelmed with a dizzying number of professional license requirements.State lawmakers wanted to cut back on the number of licenses by eliminating the floral one. That has drawn the ire of florists who take pride in regulating their profession – by weeding out people who know little about floral arrangements. Orchids sit on display at Red Onion in Baton Rouge. Several florists throughout the state say they want to keep a licensing and testing requirement in place. Louisiana is the only state in the country that requires florists to be licensed. (Fox News)Part of the licensing p... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/effort-to-eliminate-florist-licenses-in-louisiana-becomes-a-thorny-issue
Roots in Bloom entrepreneur returns to her roots - The GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
ION — Cassie Hammarmeister’s new business is rooted in her pursuit of wellness.Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- On Aug. 1, Hammarmeister opened Roots in Bloom, a florist and wellness business in a historic Marion home.Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “It’s all very personal,” Hammarmeister said of the path that led her to the new business. “It’s scary to put it out there, but maybe it will help set someone else free.”Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- After Hammarmeister completed a floriculture program at Kirkwood Community College, she worked at a couple smaller flower shops before taking a manager position at a large florist in the Corridor.Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “I was running a business and dealing with personal stuff in my 20s,” she said. “I didn’t appreciate working with nature.”Long Para:5 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- It was those personal issues, including chronic back pain and struggles with anxiety and depression, that drew her to a new career as a wellness practitioner. In 2011, she attended Carlson College to become a licensed massage therapist.Long Para:6 Long Pra Tota... http://thegazette.com/subject/news/business/roots-in-bloom-marion-iowa-florist-wellness-corridor-cbd-yoga-20180827
US Supreme Court sends case of WA florist back to Olympia - KVI-RadioTuesday, January 08, 2019
The United States Supreme Court ordered the case of a Washington florist, Baronelle Stutzman, back to the Supreme Court of Washington, declining to hear the appeal but remanding it for new review in light of the High Court's recent decision involving a Colorado baker.Both cases revolve around a business owner declining to serve a customer regarding a gay wedding ceremony. In Stutzman's case, she declined to serve a gay customer who wanted her to present and arrange flowers at a gay wedding. Stutzman said her religious beliefs prevented her from participating in such an event. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson ultimately sued Stutzman for discrimination. Stutzman lost both a lower court ruling and a Supreme Court of Washington appeal. That's when she and her legal team appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Associated Press, the justices' order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.T... http://kvi.com/news/local/us-supreme-court-sends-case-of-wa-florist-back-to-olympia