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Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
International and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her diverse experiences outside Japan stretch from Bolivia to Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea to India.
She runs classes such as "Teaching Ikebana in English" and "International Class for Non-Japanese-speaking People". She conducts special workshops for teachers at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo and teaches students at her atelier in Meguro, Tokyo.
Ms Fukushima is a member of the Sogetsu Teachers Association, a director of the Sogetsu Foundation and a member of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter and Nihon Ikebana Geijutsu Kyokai.
Born in Tokyo soon after the end of World War II, Ms Fukushima was the sheltered only child of older parents. She was 14 when she began her Sogetsu ikebana lessons. With the joy of young life, she happily embraced the school’s nonconformist outlook, introduced by its founder, Sofu Teshigahara. At 19 she received her first teaching diploma, "not unusually young if you are interested and keep studying," she says.
Her parents wanted her, as she graduated from the Foreign Language Department of the University of the Sacred Heart in Japan, to stay at home and prepare for marriage. She wanted to work. Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundin... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Love flowers? This SLO County company is America’s main grower of cut roses - San Luis Obispo TribuneTuesday, March 05, 2019
Eufloria grows about 150 different rose varieties, from traditional teas to old-fashioned, English garden-style roses in colors to suit almost any taste. Increasingly, Koch said, clients are moving beyond classic red to picking colors that match their home décor or their personal tastes. Eufloria’s most popular sellers this season include True Love, a striking pink rose with a hint of yellow opening to reveal a ruffled center, and Matador, a deep red, old-fashioned rose, said Sylvia Balerio, Eufloria bouquet maker. Also a hit is Grande, a deep burgundy/wine-colored rose. According to Koch, Valentine’s Day is no longer Eufloria’s top-selling holiday. (That title now belongs to Mother’s Day.) Cheaper South American imports have made huge inroads into flower sales over the past decade and now account for about 90 percent of cut roses sold in the United States. “Our business peaked in 2000,” Koch said. “It’s not coming back.” div... https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/home-garden/article225343710.html
Dinner series brings floriculture to the table - Greenhouse CanadaTuesday, March 19, 2019
You’re buying a feeling.”An experience is right. Starting with a cocktail reception and live music, guests are invited to make their own flower crowns as demonstrated by a local florist. The evening continues with a tour of the greenhouse, where guests are encouraged to ask any questions they have about the industry. Finally, the evening is concluded by a four-course dinner and introductions from the chef.Cultivating the next generation’s love for flowersThe first Petals & Plates was held at Rosa Flora in September 2017, with three others since then at CosMic Plants in Lincoln, Van Geest Bros in St. Catharines and Creekside Growers in Delhi. While the event is attended by people of all ages, they are starting to see more interest from the younger generations, which Kristan says is a great sign as the industry continues to develop the next generation’s relationship with flowers.“There’s a lot of gardeners, there’s a lot of flower lovers in the older generation,” he says. “But part of the fear is the newer generation, the millennial generation; they don’t have the same relationship with flowers.” Petals & Plates is one way to get people looking at flowers in a new light.For example, there’s the flower crown bar during the event. “It’s not your classic flower crown that you’re thinking of that has 100 flowers and maybe some fruit in it,” says Kristan. “These are very subdued.” People are keen to wear them as fashion accessories.Demonstrating the relevancy of floriculture is not the only goal of Petals & Plates, however. “There’s a lot of misconceptions with the industry,” says Kristan. By inviting people to see how flowers are grown and brought to the marketplace, Petals & Plates provides a venue for greenhouse operators to clarify misconceptions and instill pride in the industry. “Allowing people to come see what goes on in these greenhouses goes a long way to dispelling those rumours,” he says.According to Ed Vermolen, sales manager at Aldershot Greenhouses and volunteer member of... https://www.greenhousecanada.com/business/marketing/bringing-floriculture-to-the-table-32796
Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup - CTV NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
California-based florist Katharina Stuart will represent the U.S. in the competition, which has been held every four to six years since 1972. This will be its first time back in the U.S. since 1985. Preliminary rounds will take place on March 1-2, and five finalists will continue on to March 3. Any show attendees can watch the florists duke it out. https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/florists-to-duke-it-out-in-philly-at-interflora-world-cup-1.4256457
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their clients is trying to send.Aside from their beautiful floral arrangements, the thing that makes Panda Flowers stand out for Edmonton residents is their ability to listen. They help each customer through the process of choosing flowers that will best serve the occasion in question, ensuring that every arrangement sent from the company carries the message and sentiment of the customer. And in order to make sure that even last minute purchases-like a romantic surprise-are received in a timely manner, Panda Flowers offers same day delivery for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and the surrounding areas, if the order is placed by 1:00, local time.When it comes to weddings, there’s no room for error. Panda Flowers treats bouquet design and flower display as a work of art and a passion. Each bouquet created is specially designed to create feelings of love and appreciation. Every flower included in their vast and beautiful assortments is freshly picked by the best growers in the area, and handled with the utmost care and tenderness. Flowers go from the grower to the arranger, and straight into the hands of the recipient, almost as if they had picked the flowers themselves.“We chose Panda Flowers for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results,” explains Jane Fillmore, a customer with the florist. “Not only were they able to accurately represent my colors, I was able to pick the flowers I wanted in my arrangements and I was even given a fair say in what the final arrangements looked like. The flowers that arrived th... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4197610
Vote 4 The Best: Michael B. Anthony in Detroit wins Best Wedding Florist - WDIV ClickOnDetroitTuesday, March 19, 2019
Congratulations to Michael B. Anthony on being voted the BEST wedding florist in Metro Detroit in our 2018 Vote for the Best campaign! Owner and founder of Michael B. Anthony, Michael Bak, states, "Michael B. Anthony to me is uniqueness. We pride ourselves upon creating one of a kind and custom designs for our couples." Michael B. Anthony was voted 'Best Wedding Florist' for the THIRD year in a row in Local 4’s Vote 4 the Best. Before evolving his business, Michael participated in Eastern Market Sunday as well as other vintage markets. He also took part in alternative wedding expos, such as Detroit Gets Married, a mock wedding reception utilizing some of Detroit's best vendors in the wedding industry. "I have always had a passion for gardening, decorating and socializing... As my mother would say I had the gift of gab!" Michael says flowers can ma... https://www.clickondetroit.com/vote-4-the-best/vote-4-the-best-michael-b-anthony-in-detroit-wins-best-wedding-florist
Stourbridge florist Laura Leong to take part in Interflora World Cup - Dudley NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
A STOURBRIDGE florist has been picked to represent the UK and Ireland at one of the most prestigious floral design competitions in the world. Fresh from being crowned Interflora Florist of the Year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last summer - Laura Leong, of The Flower Basket, will be competing at the world-renowned Interflora World Cup at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show in Pennsylvania. The 46-year-old faces tough competition as she takes on 22 of the finest floral designers from five different continents, each aiming to go home with the top accolade. She said: "It’s an absolute honour to have been chosen to go through and represent the UK and Ireland at the 2019 Interflora World Cup this year off the back of winning the UK’s Florist of the Year competition. "As competitions go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this and my opposition couldn’t be tougher, but I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge." During the competition, Laura - who has work... https://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/17461178.stourbridge-florist-laura-leong-to-take-part-in-interflora-world-cup/