Anderson Flower Shop News
Broomfield couple starts eco-friendly floral business - Broomfield EnterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018
Leah Anderson sits in the new Compass Rose Floral location. (Jennifer Rios / Enterprise Staff)A desire to save people money, and save the environment, inspired Broomfield residents Leah and Jaysin Anderson to open different type of flower shop — one where brides or other customers can rent reusable blooms.The couple hasoperated Compass Rose Floral out of their Broomfield home since September, and on Tuesday moved into their new space at 657 S. Taylor Ave., Suite D-2 in Louisville.Leah, who runs the shop and who used to be an anatomy and physiology professor, said she is learning from Kim Green, the company's florist."Kim is the flower boss," Leah said. "She's taught me a lot."Green, who has been in floral design for 20 years, said she selects flowers based on how they feel and whether the colors are found in nature. Since the flowers are made from materials, including latex covered fabric and polyether polyurethane foam, they can stand up to extreme heat or cold. She also enjoys making... http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31717907/broomfield-couple-starts-eco-friendly-floral-business
Heart 'n' Soul quartet to deliver singing Valentines - Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Augusta Florist, on Valentine’s Day as part of the chorus’ annual fundraiser.The quartet, members of the Maine-ly Harmony chorus, are Anne Danforth, Jan Flowers, Sue Staples and Cathy Anderson. They have shared their love of barbershop harmony throughout Maine and are the recipients of the Image of Harmony award for their community outreach.The singing Valentines cost is $35, and the deadline is Feb. 12.To order this service for a loved one at home or work, call 293-4779 or email [email protected].
CT Flower & Garden Show Feb. 22-25 in Hartford - Litchfield County TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
Garden Center in Newington; and Woodland Gardens in Manchester.Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc., Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, WFSB Channel 3, WRCH Light 100.5, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.The show’s hours are: Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.To join the email list and get more information about the 2018 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or our Facebook page, or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461. http://www.countytimes.com/entertainment/ct-flower-garden-show-feb---in-hartford/article_1aa92bc2-aea4-5101-b68c-b1d82743d32a.html
New Pop-Up Shops Unveiled at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro - BethesdaMagazine.comSunday, February 11, 2018
Andy Altman, Paul Wiedefeld, Ron Kaplan, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council member Nancy Floreen and Planning Board Director Casey Anderson at the event Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Andrew Metcalf Also coming to the station are Borekg Turkish Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Co., Delaware juice cleanse company Juice Fresh and the Bethesda-based, gluten-free Red Bandana Bakery.On Wednesday, the retailers were buzzing with activity. At one point, there was a line of about a dozen people waiting to buy empanadas and other baked goods from Grandma Vera’s Bakery.Nearby, Chad Magnum, vice president of Bell Flowers, said his business had sold out of one bucket of flowers in 30 minutes. He said Fivesquares reached out to the business to join the retail mix.“This is an amazingly creative idea and we thought it would be an awesome opportunity,” Magnum said. He noted that the florist hasn’t had a storefront in more than 10 years—it operates out of a warehouse on Brookville Road in Silver Spring. “I think it’s a great way for us to get our name out there and hopefully brighten someone’s day.”Tahira Babayeva, a resident of Grosvenor Park who uses the station regularly, said she liked the new setup.“I think it’s going to make a fun place to hang out,” Babayeva said.Ibhana Creations. Credit: Andrew MetcalfFivesquares officials said the retailers pay a “nominal fee” to the developer to lease the pop-up shops and the company is then donating those funds to local elementary schools including Garrett Park Elementary in Kensington. The pilot program may be extended if successful, according to officials.Fivesquares is also working to redevelop the Metro station’s large surface parking lot. Metro agreed to sell the lot to the developer at a price that will be determined after Montgomery County approves the minor master plan for the area that will set new zoning and density limits. Fivesquares is planning to build a mixed-use development project, dubbed Strathmore Square, with possibly more than 1,000 units, ground floor retail and four to six buildings.“This is the beginning of the transformation of Grosvenor Metro station and this parking lot into transit-oriented development,” Altman said. “Today is the start of the process.”Fivesquares principal Ron Kaplan, a former Federal Realty executive who worked on Bethesda Row, said the company plans to invest more than $1 billion in the development.Earlier this month, county planning staff recommended zoning near the station that would allow about 1,100 new homes and buildings up to 260 feet tall. The Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the minor master plan Thursday.Metro is planning to replace the 412 parking spaces that would be lost when the development is constructed by adding spaces to the existing parking garage at the site.Credit: Andrew MetcalfThis story was updated with the correct spelling of Borekg Turkish Bakery. http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/New-Pop-Up-Shops-Unveiled-at-Grosvenor-Strathmore-Metro/
Freytag's Florist 44-year Austin shop keeps language of flowers alive - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 30, 2018
Austin since 1974. JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe floral business delivers 150-200 orders a day.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe florist is located at 2211 W. Anderson Lane.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperKen Freytag was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperIf pictures tell a thousand words, flowers have produced an even more profound narrative for the Freytag family.The clan of florists have been delivering stems, bouquets and other arrangements in the Austin area since 1974, and the floras that have been the Freytags’ livelihood for so many years have not lost their meaning, patriarch Ken Freytag said.The business owner, who was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills, said seeing the more than 100 floral items at his mother’s funeral last year helped his family during the grieving process. Seeing his mother “engulfed in a garden” of arrangements brought a sense of calm to the service, he said.“Flowers are all about emotion,” Ken said. “They truly are.”His mother, as well as several other Freytags, played a role in the growth of the Freytag name.Ken’s son Chad helped set up Freytag’s web presence when online retail was beginning to pick up steam. Now Freytag’s online sales are growing more than any other segment of the business.Ken’s daughter Casey is a designer at the store and helps put together the arrangements that are sent to customers on the same day they place their order. The floral business delivers 150-200 orders a day and inventories about 6,000 flower and plant stems a week excluding peak times such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Inventory has grown about 8-12 percent every year...
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with movies from the 1980s and 1990s, Alicia told CNET.com: "Bruce Willis was my first crush. I was like 11 [laughs]. I love that kind of film."And adventure films - 'Indiana Jones'. I was a big fan of 'The Mummy' series in my early teens as well."Consequently, Alicia jumped at the chance to star as English archaeologist Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie, having played the popular video games as a child.She said: "When they asked me to be part of an adventure like this, it was just a thrill. Like I said, I [was attracted] to those kinds of computer games when I was a kid."... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
'Mistress Day' helps keep local florists busy - WTTV CBS4IndySunday, February 11, 2018
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
5 things: Where have all the flowers gone in Cape Coral? - The News-PressSunday, February 11, 2018
Gladiolus capital of the world. One of the largest farms was in the northwest section of present-day Cape Coral, along Veterans Parkway.1. A young Norman Cox of Evansville, Indiana, purchased the land just south of Pine Island Road fronting Matlacha Pass in 1941. In 1945, he planted 2 million gladiolus bulbs. In time, Gulf Coast Farms grew to 2165 acres, of which 1441 were arable. Some 18 million bulbs were planted annually.Workers loading cut flowers onto a truck in the field at Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)2. The gladioli were harvested in November and mid-June. Migrant workers went into the fields and cut down the tall, green stalks before they bloomed, so the fields were not, as one fancies, stiped with hundreds of acres of glorious color. The harvest was precisely timed to get the stalks through the sorting, packing and shipping processes and into the hands of the florists before they bloomed. Gulf Coast Farms shipped gladiolus nationwide and overseas.Workers sorting the flowers for bundling or tying into bunches from Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)3. In those days, winter frosts in Southwest Florida were not uncommon. Growers were alert to dropping temperatures. The threat of a freeze sent owners, ...