Alta Flower Shop News
All You Need to Create the It-Flower Arrangement of the Season - Architectural DigestMonday, May 07, 2018
Looking beyond the pedestrian bud vase, she’s dreamed up single-stem vases that are more altar than vessel, often inspired by the very flowers that they hold.“I keep a vase by my wheel while I’m working so I can keep [a specific flower] in mind,” Frances admits. Where she specializes in classical forms with a whimsical twist, Eva Levin of Scandanaviaform offers bulbous glass vases in multiple sizes that give the spectral effect of a flower floating in air. Then there’s Anna Varendorff of ACV Studios and Valeria Vasi, who offer circular variations in brass and stoneware, respectively. And Fruit Super’s aptly named Anywhere Vase allows you to turn quite literally any container (your coffee mug, a water bottle, a tumbler once the cocktail’s been drained!) into a standalone masterpiece. Far from boring or simplistic, these next-wave bud vases bring attention to the impossibility of each and every flower.Consider, for a moment, the broken tulip or the bearded iris. Spring, you’re a miracle! Here are eight single stem vases to drastically simplify (and up the fun factor) of your floral arrangements for the rest of the year.
'Shark Tank' passed on his company. Now John Tabis is trying to disrupt the flower industry, one bouquet at a time - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, March 27, 2018
Tabis said, “you’ve got to know in your heart that your thesis, your concept, your team is going to be the one that works. You have to know that in your core.”PersonalTabis and his wife, Kelly, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this year. They have a 5½-year-old son and year-old twins — a girl and a boy — “so my free time is pretty much all with my wife and kids. Outside of that, I run a couple of times a week and, as a Notre Dame grad, I really love college football.”email@example.comFor more business news, follow Ronald D. White on Twitter: @RonWLATimes/... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-himi-tabis-bouqs-20171013-htmlstory.html
Rosewater adds floral twist to brownies - Victoria AdvocateWednesday, March 14, 2018
It was a delight to craft beautiful, fragrant wedding bouquets for the hands of sweet, young brides and to create those inspiring Sunday morning altar flowers.Even sad times are made better with a flower delivery. Smiles are brought to the faces of the sick, and funerals are brightened by the colorful, loving tribute that flowers bring.I had never worked in retail before my adventures in Ganado, but it was fun.All the seasons are celebrated in a retail store - winter, spring, summer and fall - there is a holiday to observe in them all.It was a wonderful feeling to help a shopper find just the right thing for their home or to give as a gift.Working under Kayla's tutelage, my confidence in my floral design skills vastly improved, and I can now honestly say what was once a stressful, daunting task became a relaxing delight.Without a doubt, the best days to work at a florist are flower delivery days. I loved it when the big boxes came in filled to the brim with beautiful blooms. As I unwrapped each bundle, I wondered what exotic climate they grew in before they made their way to little Ganado. It was amazing to me to see the transformation in the flowers after they got a fresh cut and a long drink of water. It was as though they were springing back to life - bursting open after hibernation.After a little more than a year, my time at the flower shop came to an end when Kayla found someone more permanent to take over my days. I was a little sad but happy for her and grateful for the opportunity to learn so much during my time at the shop.Last week, I was especially pleased to be invited back to lend a hand during the Valentine's Day rush. As soon as I walked in the do...
Florist staff feels the love 365 days a year - Knoxville News SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Day this year. WochitRed roses are the universal saying for "I love you" whether it's for Valentine's Day or any day!(Photo: Ruth White/Shopper News)As far as Powell Florist & Gifts owner Walta Patt is concerned, Valentine’s Day comes 365 times a year.That’s how strongly she feels about the power of the flower.Sure, Feb. 14 is her busiest day of the year, but Patt said she and her staff take the same pride and care with each of their floral arrangements – regardless of the season.“What I love is how my customers and my business are very personal,” said the gregarious Patt, who has owned Powell Florist at 7325 Clinton Hwy., since 1990.Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlidePowell Florist is a longtime staple in the community. It has been in business since 1963 and Patt is the fourth owner.“It’s personal to customers giving flowers and personal to the person receiving them,” she said.“What I love about it is we are delivering emotions, delivering love and delivering feelings – whether it be on Valentine’s Day or any other occasion.”Still, Patt acknowledges that Valentine’s Day is still at the top of the list for both customers and florists.More: Need ideas for Valentine's Day? From snarky to sweet, we can help!More: Valentine's Day 2018: Knoxville restaurants, businesses offer specialsFloral designer Brenda Haun puts together an order. Haun sai...
The poinsettia: history and care - Pagosa Springs SunTuesday, January 02, 2018
They have dark leaves, light leaves, bi-color leaves and curly leaves. They are the focal point of our holiday home decor, provide the perfect gift for the holiday host and adorn church altars. The poinsettia hasn’t always been a holiday tradition, but today, they are sometimes called the Christmas flower.The poinsettia, euphorbia pulcherrima willd., is a member of the family euphorbiaceae. The brightly colored bracts (modified leaves) of the poinsettia are often called flowers. But the true flowers of the poinsettia are very small and found in the center of the colorful bracts.History of poinsettiasThe poinsettia is a native plant of Mexico and originated in a rather limited region near present day Taxco. Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Aztecs of central Mexico cultivated the plant and called it Cuetlaxochitl. Because of its brilliant color, the poinsettia was a symbol of purity to the Indians. It was highly prized by both King Netzahualcoyotl and Montezuma, but because of the high-altitude climate, the plant could not be grown in their capital, now known as Mexico City. The Indians used poinsettia bracts to make a reddish-purple dye. They also made a medicine for fever from the plant’s latex.During the 17th century, a group of Franci... http://www.pagosasun.com/the-poinsettia-history-and-care-2/
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
Flower festival time: Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: - News-Herald.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Tulip Time Festival May 5-13. The city planted 100,000 tulips back in 1929, and the annual celebration of the tulip now includes entertainment, costumes, parades and activities.Pella, Iowa, has also been hosting a Tulip Time celebration for decades. Pella’s event is May 3-5, and includes parades, Dutch costumes and performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows in addition to the tulip gardens.AdvertisementThe Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, based in Mount Vernon in the state of Washington, is scheduled for April 1-30 though the festival’s website notes that the tulips are expected to bloom the last week of March.CHERRY BLOSSOMSIn Washington, D.C., the projected peak date for cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin will be March 17-20, with the National Cherry Blossom Festival running March 20-April 15. The festival marks the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from a Tokyo mayor to the U.S. capital city.The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City also celebrates the blooming of cherry trees that were a gift from the Japanese government. A two-day festival called Sakura Matsuri is planned this year for April 28-29 with some 60 events, including performances by taiko drummers. The garden features a Japanese pond and garden as well as an esplanade lined with some of its 200 cherry trees.Macon, Georgia, claims to be home to 350,000 cherry trees, a phenomenon that began with one tree in the backyard of a local businessman in 1949. The trees will be celebrated March 16-25 in what local residents bill as the “pinkest party” on Earth.In Japan, the cherry trees ar... http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180312/ENTERTAINMENT/180319838
Winter Garden Fair previews flowers, spring planting - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesTuesday, February 27, 2018
Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- With winter weather advisories and ice storms in the offing, the only thing keeping this Iowan going is thoughts of spring flowers and summer vegetables fresh from the garden.Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- And this is the perfect time for those thoughts, according to Linn County Master Gardeners. The group of volunteer gardeners are hard at work planning their annual Winter Gardening Fair. The annual day of all things green features workshops and classes on everything from the practical (seed starting at home, container gardening and deer-friendly plantings) to the whimsical (plants of the Bible, how to create wind chimes and designing gardens that shine by moonlight) and everything in between.Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- As part of the fair’s lineup, Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser is working on her presentation of her favorite annuals and perennials of 2018. To come up with her list, she combines internet research with her own experiences, documenting what has worked well in her own garden.Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 5 T... http://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/home-and-garden/winter-garden-fair-previews-flowers-spring-planting-20180225
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
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