Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
Armstrong, Charlie Hugh - The ChattanooganTuesday, August 13, 2019
The Gabriel House of Care, 4599 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/8/8/394276/Armstrong-Charlie-Hugh.aspx
Valentine's Day: chocolates, roses, & divorces - KJCT8.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
ToGo order so guests can create their own handmade breadstick bouquet for their loved one. You can access those wrappers to the right of this article. Country Elegance Florist on Patterson has been pruning and plucking flower arrangements all week in preparation. Filling a semi-truck full of flowers ready to be delivered. "For the week overall, over a 1,000 bouquets, every year is different and we are growing,” said Becca Martinez, Country Elegance Florist. They have hundreds of different flower bouquet options ranging from $30 to $300. "We can kind of get an idea of what you're looking for if there's some flowers that are a little bit more special for you we try to incorporate those,” said Martinez. They take orders on the day. You can call them at 970-255-0026. However, Valentine’s Day is not all fresh roses without a few thorns here and there. "We typically see a spike in divorces,” said Ashley Whitham, owner and partner of Whitham & Tryon Law Group. Local lawyers say they see the most divorce filings this time of year. “I think because the holidays are gone and over with and now people are ready to make that big decision in their life,” said Whitham. If you’re in need of a lawyer call them at 970-255-0026. ... https://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Valentines-Day-chocolates-roses--divorce-505742331.html
Florist Helps El Paso Grieve Following Mass Shooting - Spectrum NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Flowers free since ThursdayVolunteers helped create bouquetsDays following the tragedy, the Texas State Florists Association reached out to Debbie's Bloomers in east El Paso."They asked what they could do for us and they were able to arrange to have flowers donated," said owner Sandy Blanco.With the partnership of Teleflora, Miami Flowers Wholesale, and Greenleaf Albuquerque, the shop was able to start handing out flower bouquets to customers at no charge by Thursday. They only requested that customers deliver them to the memorial outside the Walmart, which honors all the lives lost in the August 3 shooting."[People are] coming in as fast as we could make them," Blanco said.One of those customers was Gina Riley. "I really haven't had a chance to stop by and I wanted to take the time to show that we are supporting our city still," said Riley.?Riley left the shop with a red rose bouquet in hand. She had plans on delivering them later that day.RELATED: Group Makes White Crosses to Honor El Paso Shooting Victims"I think it's wonderful what they're doing because a lot of people want to take flowers but don't have the means so I think this is so great," said Rocio Breceda, a student volunteer.Breceda has been helping... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/08/12/florist-helps-el-paso-grieve-following-mass-shooting
Royer's Flowers and Gifts CEO talks about returning to the family business - Reading EagleTuesday, August 13, 2019
Royer now oversees a company that has 19 locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and 400 employees. Royer believes Royer's is the largest family-owned florist in the country and sells more flowers than anyone outside of supermarkets.Business Weekly: Did you always plan to get involved in the family business? Thomas Royer: "No, because I had a career in it before I went to college. I worked there so much, and I wanted to try different things. I did that, and you always hear the old adage 'the grass is always greener.' After two years, I was like, 'I'm going back to the flower business,' because the restaurant business was crazy. I could've gone into other businesses, but I always liked the retail industry. So I came back in like 1980, and I've been here ever since."BW: Why did you decide to come back to Royer's? TR: "When I got out of school I lived in Houston and I was in the restaurant business. I always thought that working here was long hours. There was no comparison when I lived in Texas; we were working 100-hour weeks. That's when the oil boom was going on, and Houston was growing by leaps and bounds so there wasn't enough people for all the jobs and we couldn't keep people at our restaurant. It fell back on the manager and assistant manager to open and close."BW: Valentine's Day is just around the corner. How much business does Royer's do this time of year? TR: "Dollar wise, we do more sales at Valentine's Day than any other time. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the two big ones. The thing about Valentine's Day is it's such a short timeframe because most people don't want to buy it too far ahead of time. We do so much business in three days. The 12th, 13th and 14th are the three busiest days of the year for us, and we do about 8 percent of our business on those three days. Mother's Day, we do the same number of units of arrangements and plants, it's just that our dollars in sales aren't as high, because on Valentine's Day, the rose is king, and roses are expensive. It's gotten to the point where it's so large that it can h... https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/royers-flowers-and-gifts-ceo-talks-about-returning-to-the-family-business
Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
FloristEmily AloneDouble Double WhammyStreet: 07.26Florist = Sybille Baier + Diane Cluck“Running around, looking for treasure in the ground / You always told me you loved me, just memories now,” laments Florist’s singer, Emily Sprague on the opening track of their new album (featuring solely Sprague), the aptly-titled Emily Alone.Written and recorded in the two years since Florist’s last LP, If Blue Could Be Happiness, the songs seem a documentation of Sprague’s life in this period. Sprague moved from New York to California, a place they had sung about wanting to visit on If Blue‘s “Glowing Brightly.”Emily Alone is not an exact departure from Florist’s previous form. The lo-fi tendencies still exist, as do the same intrinsic and vulnerable songwriting elements we’ve come to expect from them. There’s a bit of dimension lost, though, without the backing of the group’s other two main members, Jonnie Baker and Rick Spataro. Though the backbone, the rhythm section, is missing, the album nev... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/