Farmland Flower Shop News
Kittelberger Florist & Gifts celebrates 90 years with free parties in Webster - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 08, 2019
Now in its fourth generation, the floral and gift shop has changed to keep up with the trends. Initially just a little floral store on farmland, Kittelberger now has over 24,000 square feet of retail space. Beyond florals, the shop is a full-fledged boutique with home decor, jewelry, fashion and gift items, employing 59 people with a dozen family members in the business. The namesake of the business goes back 90 years. The Kittelberger family of Webster sponsored Willie and Pauline Fuchs to emigrate from Germany to the United States. The Fuchses worked for the Kittelbergers until they had enough money to buy the business from them in 1941. The Fuchs' daughter, Hilda Horeth, and her husband, Martin, took over the operation in 1952. Much has changed since then. From the small floral shop amid vast farmland came a retail store in the 1960s selling flower arrangements for weddings and funerals with greenhouses for annual flowers and fields for vegetables and flowers. Bill Horeth credits his parents, Hilda and Martin, with growing the retail portion of the business. All five of Hilda and Martin's children went into the family business. Bill does everything around the store from floral arrangement to management; Cathy Mills is in charge of the buying; Jeanette Guenther oversees the office; Debbie Huehn is a wedding coordinator and Margaret Benedict is a designer. There are also seven grandchildren of Hilda and Martin involved in this business. Kittelberger expanded beyond florals and gifts three years ago with the opening of Pub 235 restaurant next to the floral gift shop, s... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/08/07/kittelberger-florist-gifts-celebrates-90-years-webster-ny-gift-shop-anniversary/925108002/
This Virginia Farm Will Have Thousands of Tulips in Bloom This Weekend - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
It’s an idea that Dawley, a former florist who once owned Hedgerows in McLean, germinated—and she says it’s now one of the largest pick-your-own tulip farms in the world. But after the Haymarket farmland Dawley was using was sold by the owner to developers, Dawley and her son, Mike, had to find new land for their flowers. They found it in Nokesville, about an hour’s drive from DC.Moving a farm, as you can imagine, is no easy task. You don’t know the land intimately, nor the vagaries of the growing conditions. The one million bulbs went into the ground. By January, all looked rooted and well. Then, says Leslie, the spring rains came. And came. Half the field, it turned out, was too low-lying and the standing water wouldn’t drain. The bulbs in that section were lost—around 400,000 of them, she says. Almost half.Some 600,000 tulips in bloom—almost four acres—is still a lot. They’re due to peak this coming weekend, May 5 and 6. Visitors will find 200 varieties that will bloom in cycles (mid-, early, and late season), lasting about three-and-a-half weeks in all. (To keep tabs on the bloom, check the farm’s website or Facebook page.) While the flowers make for a pretty photo backdrop, this is not a look-don’t-touch experience: You can pull the stems out of the ground and take them home, $1 per stem (plus another $1 if you want the bulb).There’s an entry fee of $6 for off-peak bloom times, $8 for peak. On weekends, you must pre-purchase admission before you arrive; no tick...
Red-tail Land Conservancy's Wildflower Celebration - Kokomo PerspectiveTuesday, May 01, 2018
Jack’s Camera Shop will enlarge and print the winning photograph. Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing will frame the winning photograph. Yuhas Woods is located at 5970 W 400 S, Farmland, IN 47340. Additional information can be found at http://www.fortheland.org/event/spring-wildflower-celebration/. Julie Borgmann is the executive director for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Her passion is connecting people to nature for conservation and well-being. http://kokomoperspective.com/politics/indiana/red-tail-land-conservancy-s-wildflower-celebration/article_aabc8fa1-a302-5a2f-a494-6aa2ecbbdce1.html
A Wedding Under a Canopy of Flowers at a Museum in the Hamptons - Vogue.comTuesday, February 27, 2018
Breanna. “I was eager to go for a walk, but he was stalling before sunset, so he asked if I wanted to go for a bike ride instead. I love biking around the Sagaponack farmlands, so it was an easy distraction from the beach walk. Once we got back to our house, he then suggested that we head down to the beach. At first, I was confused as to why he wanted to take on another activity after just having finished one, but I went along anyway. When he proposed, I was completely surprised! He opened up a beautiful box with an emerald-cut diamond. I had told him the cut I wanted a while back and let him do the rest, it was perfect!”The Hamptons has always been a special place for the couple, as they go to their house out there nearly every weekend, and as soon as they got engaged, they knew it was where they wanted to get married. After some searching, they decided on the Parrish Art Museum for their venue: “It’s a beautiful structure designed by Herzog & de Meuron,” Breanna explains. “And, it has this great indoor-outdoor space that looks out onto a field of yellow flowers during the summer.”From the start, Breanna worked with Cynthia Cook Smith of Cynthia Cook Brides to put together her entire wedding weekend wardrobe. “She really helped me find the perfect dresses,” explains the bride. “At the rehearsal dinner on Thursday, I wore a white silk Oscar de la Renta, and then for our welcome party, a custom blue dress by Martha Medeiros.” The wedding dress was a more difficult task. “I knew that I didn’t want a strapless wedding dress, and I think that choice immediately cut out half of the options,” explains Breanna. “It actually made my search more difficult. I wanted an A-line shape and a fabric that was light so that I could easily play with the dress in photos. I went to Lela Rose and walked out of the dressing room twirling in a high-strapped dress with big flowers embroidered onto it. Everyone in the room was immediately like, ‘Okay, th...
Slow flower movement blooming in Ontario - Toronto StarTuesday, May 23, 2017
With vibrant buttercups and snapdragons bunched together with mint, pampas grass and branches poking through, Jennifer Fowlow’s bouquets look like they were picked fresh off farmland.And they were. The “slow flower” movement — a surge in homegrown flowers over imported grocery store bouquets — is the new aesthetic blooming in the floral business. This local, natural trend is leading florists to use what’s in season in their bouquets — be that vines, bean stalks or roadside weeds.Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find thousands of messy, haggard and beautiful arrangements under the #slowflowers hashtag. You will also see the breadth of the movement’s creativity.At Wild North Flowers in downtown Toronto, Fowlow and team use all types of greenery with vibrant staples such as Peruvian lilies and Lisianthus flowers. She’ll trim branches, gather herbs, such as mint, and cut weeds from the alley behind her house or pulled from the side of a highway to give arrangements a natural look. “Each flower tells you where it wants to go. You pick up each stem, the lines the way it’s curved, and make the decision one by one where to go,” says Fowlow, who opened Wild Nort...
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
This year's judges will be Linda Cromer and Tim France, according to America in Bloom. Cromer has served her community, Greendale, Indiana, in a variety of political positions including planning commissioner, chairwoman of the park board and tree board and housing authority commissioner. She sits on the executive boards and plays an active role in the efforts of several national and state non-profit organizations dedicated to social justice and environmental issues. Cromer, who received a fine arts education at the University of Kansas, learned to love gardening at her grandmother’s knee. Owner and operator of a floral shop and greenhouse for over a decade, she has spent the bulk of her professional life traveling as an international representative for a labor organization and has used those travel opportunities to audit design and horticulture classes at a number of universities, and to study the diversity and individuality of public gardens and the communities where they are located. She is past president and active member of the local Garden Club and spearheaded her community’s first participation in the America in Bloom Program in 2005. France has been serving as the Coshocton Municipal Court judge since 2006, currently serving his third six-year term. He has been involved with the community in various capacities, including serving on the board for Coshocton Community Housing, which provides homes for people with developmental disabilities. He is president of Coshocton is Blooming, a non-profit board established to participate in America in Bloom. His talent for planting and nurturing flowers began about 20 years ago, when his daughter’s junior high track boosters raised money by planting flowers in the 30 downtown planters. The planters were planted in May and were dead by July. He realized that someone needed to take more responsibility, so he hauled water in the back of his truck to keep the plants alive all summer. Still, they were not thriving. The next year, he convinced the local Rotary Club to donate different flowers and the City of Coshocton to allow usage of spigots and city water. He completed the Master Gardener program through the Ohio State University Extension Office. He has personally designed and planted the courthouse and city flowerbeds and helped Coshocton is Blooming obtain planters for every intersection in the city, according to America in Bloom. Finally, he piloted a program to replace the old containers on Main Street to enhance the architecture of the city buildings. The planters have grown from 30 to more than 400, including 96 hanging baskets. To date, more than 250 communities from 45 states have participated in the program and more than 22 million people have been touched by it. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
“Young Entrepreneur” of the month: Emma Browning - wpta21.comTuesday, July 09, 2019
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ in our area.For June, we introduced Emma Browning, 21, and her business: Emmie’s Flower Cart.It’s a mobile, self-serving flower cart where you walk up and pick any flowers you want to create a bouquet. They’re priced by the stem.Afterward, they wrap the bouquet up for you and send you on your way.It’s usually set up on Saturday mornings on Wayne Street in downtown Fort Wayne.The business is owned by Emma, but it is really a family affair.“At the end of the day, they really help me so much and I really couldn’t do it without them, seriously. So, I’m really thankful for my family,” Emma proclaimed.The family got the idea when they saw a flower truck in Nashville. They decided to bring the idea back to Fort Wayne.Emma said that it’s meant to help her pay for her nursing courses at the University of Saint Francis, but it has another purpose.“A lot of people say ‘this just makes me so happy,’ and that’s just really what we want. We want people to co... https://wpta21.com/news/2019/06/15/young-entrepreneur-of-the-month-emma-browning/
Pumas duo score 22 points in victory over Flowers in Summer Madness play - The Prince George's SentinelTuesday, June 25, 2019
Basketball League action between CH Flowers HS and Wise HS in Largo, Maryland. Photos by Chris Thompkins/Prince Georges SentinelAccording to the transfer, he already has two scholarship offers from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Rhode Island University with other schools expressing interest. However, Thomas said he does not allow it to get to his head and is focused on finding ways to get to bond his new teammates.“I just like to play,” said Thomas. “But I try to find a way to bond with the team off the court, like we got group chats, FaceTime each other, and we play video games together. Just the little things like that help. I like my teammates and my coaching staff, they let me hoop and that’s all I really have to do.”The second half featured much of the same rhythm with Wise taking charge. Frager continued to orchestrate the offense, pushing the ball in transition for easy buckets and made big defensive plays of his end.Meanwhile, Flowers attempted a comeback but Brooks could not convert many of his shots during the second half. Jase Mosley, a rising sophomore for the Jaguars, tried to carry the load with two 3-pointers late in the contest, finishing with 10 points.Unfortunately, the Pumas’ lead was too much for their 4A rivals to handle during their summer league encounter.After finishing their first season with Head Coach Lou Wilson with 17 wins, the Pumas will be looking to surpass their third round exit in the state playoffs and become a contender in the 4A division.“I think we have the potential to be a real solid ball club,” said DeBerry. “I think a lot is going to depend on how we progress from this point going forward. The season is a long way ahead, a lot of things can happen, good or bad but I like where we are right now as a team.” Post Views: 264 ... https://pgs.thesentinel.com/2019/06/19/pumas-duo-score-22-points-in-victory-over-flowers-in-summer-madness-play/
Man Says Indianapolis Florist Denied Him Service Over Gay Marriage - NewsweekTuesday, May 21, 2019
A man is claiming a floral shop in Indiana refused to help him find flowers for his wedding after the store discovered he was marrying a man.David Elliott told WRTV that he went to Avon Florist in Avon, Indianapolis, on Thursday to order flowers for his upcoming nuptials. Elliott said he was having a normal conversation about the wedding with the owner until he mentioned that he needed two boutonnieres, one for him and one for his partner. "She said, 'What do you need?' I said, 'I need two boutonnieres.' She then said, 'What does the bride need?' I said, 'Well, there is no bride.' And then she said, 'Well then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.' I then said, 'Okay,' and I walked out," Elliott told the news station. Avon Florist in Avon, Indianapolis. A man claims he was denied help for his wedding from the florist on Thursday because he is marrying a man. Google Maps/Screenshot Elliott told Newsweek that the manager's demeanor changed after he mentioned his partner, who he has known since he was 18... https://www.newsweek.com/man-denied-service-florist-gay-marriage-1040569