Austin Flower Shop News
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
Left) Dawn Austin, owner of Austin Floral, Hallock, Minn. shows just one of the bouquets that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. (Right) Jenn Durkee, the flower designer at Nordisk Hemslöjd, Karlstad, Minn. Durkee show one of her floral arrangements that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. Both shops have lots of floral options and other gifts so you can remember that special someone on Feb. 14. (Enterprise Photos by Linda Andersen)By Linda AndersenValentine’s Day is coming and two experienced and enthusiastic florists are ready to help you “Say It With Flowers.” Dawn Austin owns Austin Floral in Hallock where she also serves as florist. ...
DC startup UrbanStems goes national just in time for Valentine's Day - Washington Business JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
D.C. customers on its very first Valentine's Day, and raised more than $14 million in venture capital, and expanded to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Austin, is now available ...and more »...
Freytag's Florist 44-year Austin shop keeps language of flowers alive - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 30, 2018
Older generations may remember a time when those meanings were near-common knowledge. Customers shopping for a certain occasion might heed this advice:Freytag’s Florist has been in 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 daughte...
Jury finds Austin man guilty of murdering florist delivery driver - KXAN.comTuesday, January 16, 2018
Related CoverageAUSTIN (KXAN) — A Travis County jury deliberated for less than three before they came to the decision to convict Dedric Dixon in the 2016 murder of Carlos Swist. During the trial, which started on Tuesday, prosecutors said Swist was shot and killed stemming from an argument with Dixon over a $5 bill dropped inside a convenience store.Surveillance video from March 1, 2016 showed Dixon following Swist down Springdale Road. Police say Dixon shot at Swist’s work van numerous times.When Swist was shot in the head, he ended up crashing the van. A detective with the Austin Police Department testified that at the time of the crash, Swist still had his foot on the accelerator. The detective said the van’s continuously spinning tires caught the brush on fire underneath the vehicle.According to an arrest affidavit, Swist’s girlfriend said before the crash, he called her to tell her about an altercation he had with a man at the corner store. The clerk told police he remembered Swist...
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *09/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *09/26 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *09/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) *09/28 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *09/29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *09/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *10/02 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls *10/03 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *10/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *10/06 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *10/07 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) *10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project *10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records *10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium *10/19 Minneapolis, [email protected] 7th St Entry *10/20 Milwaukee, [email protected] The Back Room at Colectivo *10/21 Madison, WI @ The Rathskeller10/22 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen10/24 Washington, DC @ DC910/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle10/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op* w/ Pinegrove and Lomelda If Blue Could Be Happiness is out 9/29 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.
'Mistress Day' helps keep local florists busy - WTTV CBS4IndySunday, February 11, 2018
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, ...
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
Florist hiding free bouquets around central Indiana for 'Make Someone Smile Week' - Fox 59Tuesday, January 16, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis florist is hiding free bouquets around central Indiana this week.McNamara Florist says it will hide the flowers around landmarks throughout the near east side, downtown Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel and Greenwood.McNamara says it will send out hints via social media to let the community members know where they can find a free bouquet.“The whole purpose of this campaign is to make people smile, so we want it to be interactive and fun,” said Erin Davidson, Marketing Coordinator for McNamara Florist. “We want people to look for our hints and then go out and find our bouquets.”The freebies are being offered in honor of Teleflora’s “Make Someone Smile Week.” McNamara says it is participating as a way to give back to the community that was so supportive of their move from Fishers to the 1800 block of Ludlow Ave. on the near east side.“We are excited to participate in a fun way and send people on a scavenger hunt for a beautiful surprise,” said Davidson. “... http://fox59.com/2017/07/17/mcnamara-florist-hiding-free-bouquets-around-indianapolis-for-make-someone-smile-week/