Clarkson Flower Shop News
Kevin Sharkey of Martha Stewart on flowers - Home Front - Washington PostTuesday, May 01, 2018
Martha Stewart creative content. Sharkey, who has always been extremely passionate about arranging florals, is the co-author of "Martha’s Flowers," which was just published by Clarkson Potter. Every week, Jura Koncius helps you in your quest to achieve domestic bliss. She and weekly guests, whether Martha Stewart, the Property Brothers or Nate Berkus, answer your decorating and design questions. Jura is always happy to whip out her paint chips, track down a hard-to-find piece of furniture or offer her seasoned advice on practical living and decluttering. For more than 10 years, Home Front has been an online conversation about the best way to make your home comfortable, stylish and fun. We invite you to submit questions and share you own great tips, ideas and gripes. No problem is too big or too small, send them over.
Lady Gaga and stars wear flowers for Time's Up at Grammys - Brampton GuardianTuesday, February 27, 2018
Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Lana Del Rey, and a host of other artists showed their support for Time's Up with white roses at the Grammy Awards.The singers wore or carried the flowers on the red carpet at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sunday (01.28.18) to symbolize their solidarity for the anti-harassment initiative, with the bloom chosen to represent their "hope, peace, sympathy and resistance".Time's Up said in a statement before the event: "Inspired by the #TimesUp campaign, tonight we stand with our brothers and sisters in music in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward."For those of us attending tonight's 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City, we will wear a white rose, which has historically stood for hope, peace, sympathy and res...
1-800-Flowers, Food Network and others wrap up Messenger for ... - Mobile MarketerSunday, February 11, 2018
Day-themed dishes. IHeartRadio's bot lets listeners play a variety of Valentines-themed stations like "Slow Jams Radio" and "Love Songs Radio," which will be hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson until Feb. 18.Insight:The news points to how brands can leverage messaging apps to create one-to-one experiences for holiday's like Valentine's Day. Beyond that, these activations also suggest that brands are looking beyond creating interactive dialogs on Messenger and are increasingly consider how to drive purchases via the platform. This year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $143.56 on the holiday, up from $136.57 last year, according to the National Retail Federation.Facebook in the past couple of years has urged brands to create chatbots for its platform to open up direct lines of convenient communication with consumers. While chatbots have been criticized by some for their limited functionality and inability to hold a natural conversation with users, the technology continues to evolve with machine learning that makes bots smarter and more adaptive without the need for human intervention. Messenger also has evolved to provide a wider range of functions, although the company is also making an effort to streamline the app after letting it get too cluttered with bots, ads, alert and other features.As the love-themed holiday approaches, not everyone is showing the love for Facebook, as many advocacy groups and parents issue a growing chorus of criticism after the social giant created a messaging platform aimed at children under 13. Messenger Kids has aroused the ire of child advocacy groups and analysts of the tech industry, especially after toymaker Mattel pulled an "Amazon Alexa-esque" device for children for fear that it would spy on kids and use the data collected for ad targeting.
New York City florists bombarded with requests for white roses for the Grammys - WonderwallTuesday, January 30, 2018
Grammys in solidarity with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. Lester Cohen / Getty Images for LARASKelly Clarkson, Halsey, Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello and Cyndi Lauper are among the celebrities who have agreed to participate. Hollywood previously showed unity and support for the movements at the Golden Globes, during which actors and actresses rocked all-black gowns and tuxedos. Time's Up began after scores of women and men reported sexual assault and harassment at the hands of some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Al Franken.
5 Places to Buy Plants if You Live in Mississauga - insauga.comTuesday, May 30, 2017
It’s open year-round and only closes on New Year’s Day, Family Day and Christmas Day.Address: 606 Southdown Rd. (south of the Clarkson GO station)1. The Apple MarketSouth Mississauga residents swear by the hanging baskets at this small business on Camilla Rd. It opened in 1972 and is one of the few family-run fruit markets left in the city. While potted plants and cut flowers are offered year-round, the garden centre offers high-quality annual and perennial bedding plants, assorted pre-planted window boxes and containers. You’ll find a variety of items from pansies to hostas. There’s also a gigantic selection of vegetable plants, including tomatoes in every shape, size, and colour you can imagine.Address: 2281 Camilla Rd. (Queensway E., east of Hurontario St.)...
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
From flowers to festivals Judges picked to evaluate 2019 Rose Parade floats have unique backgroundsMonday, October 01, 2018
The trio that will decide which floats are best in this year’s Rose Parade consists of a celebrity wedding planner, the Kentucky Derby Festival CEO and a florist who used to design floats herself.The Tournament of Roses each year selects several people to judge the 45-or-so floats based on criteria including design, floral craftsmanship, animation, thematic interpretation and color presentation. This year’s theme is “The Melody of Life.”This year’s judges are wedding planner Preston Bailey, Kentucky Derby Festival CEO Michael E. Berry and floral designer Kimberly Oldis.Bailey’s lavish celebrations heavily feature floral design. His clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Ivanka Trump and Liza Minnelli. He says he tries to create drama with natural beauty in his wedding and event designs — seemingly a prime fit for the Rose Parade’s celebration of all things floral.“My favorite way to wow the guest is to create something they’ve never seen before,” he said in an interview with The Knot. “Any wedding or any event is about transporting the... http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/from-flowers-to-festivals-judges-picked-to-evaluate-2019-rose-parade-floats-have-unique-backgrounds
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
A lingering winter chill squeezed the busy spring season for Central Kentucky’s plant and garden businesses into a few short yet robust weeks this year. But Lexington’s local garden centers, greenhouse nurseries and landscaping companies, many of which are multigenerational family businesses, are well-versed at adapting to changing conditions, whether they be market or nature-driven. A few have been doing so for more than a century.
“It was like we went straight from winter to summer,” said Janna Pemberton Schmidt, who runs Pemberton Greenhouses with her siblings, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Colin Pemberton, and her husband, Jeff Schmidt. “It’s been a strong but fast year, because of the late freeze.”
The plastic-covered greenhouses at Pemberton, located off Georgetown Road, are loaded with cascading hanging baskets and long rows of bright geraniums, begonias and other popular blooming stock this time of year, along with packed tables of tropical palms, orchids and ferns. In July, the nursery will begin tendi... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
WKU to close down the WKU Floral Shop next week - College Heights HeraldTuesday, May 01, 2018
WKU, said the charge to close the Floral Shop was led by Warren County Judge-Executive Michael Buchanon. Buchanon, according to business registration information filed with the Kentucky secretary of state's office, is the president of Deemer Floral Co., a local floral shop on Lehman Avenue in Bowling Green. Buchanon publicly commented on McKinney's status and said all the privately owned florists in the region have opposed WKU and "their publicly funded Flower Shop competing against privately funded taxpaying businesses." He said this feud has been ongoing and dates back to former President Gary Ransdell who, he said, often dismissed the objections of local flower shop owners. "WKU’s Flower Shop has had the use of publicly owned building facilities, floral products, equipment and supplies paid for with mine and your tax dollars, and delivered in University owned delivery vans with Official State license tags. - all paid for with taxes you paid.," Buchanon said in his comment. The Floral Shop is a revenue dependent program and these programs generate funds independently from the university. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the shop was budgeted to generate and spend $275,000, according to the university budget.Buchanon also pushed back on the assertion made by McKinney that the shop's closure came as a result of Buchanon asking a favor of Governor Matt Bevin to pressure the university to close the shop. Buchanon said Bevin had nothing to do with the situation. The Herald has filed an open records request for email correspondence between Buchanon and the governor, as well as those in the governor's office, and reached out to his office for comment. "If you wa... http://wkuherald.com/news/wku-to-close-down-the-wku-floral-shop-next-week/article_bdd2cfe2-4cb3-11e8-aff6-9f549d85f2c2.html