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Top Flower Shops Near Woodland Hills - Woodland Hills MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Woodland Hills for your flower-shopping needs – whether it is indeed for mom on that special day or “just because.”Old Town Calabasas Farmers Market is where you’ll experience much more than a flower “store” – here, beyond the requisite fruit and vegetables (much of which are organic) are a plethora of interesting vendors including those offering cold-pressed juices, gluten- and dairy-free cookies, Apricot Farms eggs and more. Situated in gorgeous and picturesque Old Town Calabasas, the Farmers Market will enthrall you with live steel drum music, wide selections of everything from fresh-cut flowers to food, jewelry stands and even candles. Old Town Calabasas Farmers Market is located at 23504 Calabasas Road.HK Flowers offers a lovely variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas to suit any style or budget, with designs that are always unique and a selection that’s always encompassing. Looking for a custom flower arrangement for mom or another loved one? HK can make it happen. For customer convenience, the shop also offers daily floral delivery to local funeral homes and hospitals, and you can place orders over the phone or through HK’s online ordering system 24 hours a day. Established in 1997, HK Flowers has proudly served the San Fernando Valley for 20 years, providing floral arrangements for everything from weddings and birthdays to graduations, funerals and more. The shop is located at 19755 Vanowen Street Suite A-22 in Winnetka.Abbey’s Flower Garden was established in 1990 and has been family-owned and operated since, with staff wholly committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Abbey’s specializes in high-end wedding arrangements at a reasonable price, and its staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant and memorable one. The shop is located at 22037 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.Woodland Warner Flowers proudly serves Woodland Hills and surrounding areas, remaining committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by friendly and prompt service. Branding itself ... http://woodlandhillsmagazine.com/top-flower-shops-near-woodland-hills/
Here is Why You Should Consider Using Dried Flowers in Your Wedding Décor - Martha Stewart WeddingsTuesday, January 08, 2019
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Narcotics professor, florist found faith - Arlington Catholic HeraldTuesday, January 08, 2019
Her wide-ranging interests became pieces that all fit together whenshe found the Catholic faith two years ago, said Sale. “Putting faith with my experience and myknowledge and my passions is crucial for me,” she said. “I waited a lifetime toget to where I am.” Sale grew up in Philadelphia and has oneyounger brother, Robbie. They were baptized in the Lutheran faith, but as shegrew up, Sale said she never connected with one particular Christiandenomination. She earned a degree in nursing in 1979 and started work at PrinceGeorge’s Hospital Center in Cheverly in the intensive care nursery, often caringfor drug-addicted infants. She also cared for addicted mothers who wereencouraged to abort. “I said, ‘Why are you making these women feel so bad?’ Ifwe want them to stop using drugs, then don’t make them feel bad — lift them up.”Sale loved the work, but after a while was laid off. Her friend encouraged her to work withdetoxing adults at Fairfax Hospital. She told her friend, “I work with babies;I don’t know how to work with adults.’ She said, ‘Same thing, they just talk.’” So Sale became licensed through the state as a substance abuse treatmentprovider. As her interests and career aspirations grew, her time in theclassroom did, too. In 2000, she earned her bachelor’s in social work and amaster’s in counseling education in 2005, both from George Mason University inFairfax. Sale has worked in mental health, in atreatment center for youths and in an outpatient facility. One memorable jobwas working for the state with pregnant inmates in th... https://www.catholicherald.com/News/Catholic_Living/Narcotics_professor,_florist_found_faith/
Pater named lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood - Sussex CountianTuesday, January 08, 2019
SoDel Concepts.“With Shelby at the helm of our floral department, we can make our clients’ vision a reality,” said Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her once-a-month floral workshop series is open to the public. The class, which includes a take-away arrangement, is $45.For more, visit sodelconcepts.com or baywoodclubhouse.com. http://www.sussexcountian.com/news/20180613/pater-named-lead-florist-at-clubhouse-at-baywood
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
J.C. Penney in Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Magnolia florist is headed to Tournament of Roses Parade - Magnolia Banner NewsMonday, December 17, 2018
But how is small town florist from southwest Arkansas invited to decorate and design one of these monstrous parade floats? By asking Joslin herself, it’s due to years of building her skills and chasing dreams.“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager,” she said. “My aunt was a florist. She lived in Oklahoma City and came down and taught me the basics of floral design.”Joslin for a decade owned Bridget’s Holiday Shoppe on Magnolia’s square then freelanced in Texas before opening her current downtown floral operation last year. In that span, she gained multiple floral design certifications, including a Louisiana Master Floral license in 1999, an Arkansas Master Floral license in 2002, a professional certified floral license in 2013, and a Certified Floral Designer certificate in 2018.Her latest certification also may be the most important. After passing the Professional Floral Evaluation Design test in Washington D.C. earlier this year, she will be invited to join the American Institute of Floral Designers (AFID) in 2019 in Las Vegas.“There are only 1,200 AFID florists worldwide,” Joslin said. “It’s hard to get. And once you get into AFID, these doors begin to open up for you.”Of the 40 Tournament of Roses contest floats, each is sponsored by a corporate entity. Those sponsors then contract a float company to design and decorate their entry — and that’s where Joslin comes in.She was notified of her selection as a designer and decorator in September. Joslin will be a member of the Fiesta Parade Floats team, which is tasked this year with retrofitting 13 parade entries, from the ground up, to compete against some of the most elaborate designs in the world.“I was invited to be a part of their floral design team,” she said.Completing the floats in such a short span of time is not left all to the designers. Thousands of volunteers aid the float companies as well.“We design the floats from the sketches and we put the flowers on the floats,” Joslin added. “The designers lead the volunteers to help put the float together.”Joslin, along with the 59 other floral designers, is considered a Tournament of Roses VIP. They are awarded a special red jacket, prime viewing spots during the parade ... http://www.magnoliabannernews.com/news/2018/dec/14/magnolia-florist-headed-tournament-roses-parade/
Horticulture expert brings floral design class to ASUTuesday, October 16, 2018
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Anderson received a master's degree in horticulture, the science and art of growing plants, at Kansas State University and her doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She also taught classes in floral design at both universities.Anderson will teach a topic course called Wellness in Floral Art for the 2019 spring semester at ASU. The class will focus on how flowers relieve stress and affect the senses. “It’s biophilia, so we’re being connected back to nature, which is where we come from," Anderson said. "Working with plants is a therapy, so not only is it a therapy for me to educate others on floral design as an art form and a stress reliever, (but) it’s also awesome to see other people benefit from it.” While 90 universities in the U.S. offer bachelor's degrees in horticulture, only two universities offer degrees in floral design according to The Bachelor's Portal. As a result, aspiring floral designers often select horticulture as a major.However, Anderson said an arts background is more valuable for entering the floral design field and modified her horticulture research accordingly. “When I was managing studios in San Diego and Los Angeles, the owners of the studios kept asking me to find florists that had an art background, not a plant science or horticulture background,” Anderson said. “That’s when I got the idea that we need (to) advocate floral design as an art form in order to have a more educated work force.” Anderson also has her own business, The Flori.Culture, in which she teaches floral art classes and creates arrangements for clients. She said she has created arrangements for events hosted by large companies including Cisco and Wa... http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spartcult-floral-art-advocate-brings-new-classes-to-asu