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)...
North Dakota Florist Association to host public classTuesday, August 28, 2018
SHOW ARTICLE -- The Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes the North Dakota Florist Association to Minot, Sept. 7-9. The ND Florist Association is hosting a public class at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Minot on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.Participants are invited to work alongside members of the Florists Association to create and take home a mixed fall floral arrangement. Partakers will learn tips and tricks on how to create a beautiful arrangement throughout the year from the comfort of their home. This year’s class titled “Setting the Scene” will allow participants to design a nature-inspired centerpiece showcasing fall mums and embellishments. Charge for the class is $25 per person and the individual must pre-register. For more information, or to pre-register for the class, contact Michele Dean, Executive Director of the North Dakota State Florists Association, by Wednesday, Sept. 4 by 5 p.m. Dean can be emailed at NDStateFloristAssoc@hotmail.com. For more information about conferences and events in Minot, call the Minot Convent... http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2018/08/north-dakota-florist-association-to-host-public-class/
FIORE florist grew business out of grit and hustleTuesday, August 28, 2018
Florist Shannon Pallin, owner of FIORE on Main Street in Pensacola, offers far more than exquisite and unique flowers and arrangements. She also designs, styles and executes chic events including weddings, parties, and other events in Pensacola and across the Gulf Coast. The unexpected journey from scrappy college-aged entrepreneur to New York florist to downtown Pensacola business owner took a lot of drive and persistence. Pallin’s 25 years of experience is comprehensive and hard-earned. She quit college at the age of 19 to open her first floral shop, All Occasions. “I told my dad, ‘I’m going to drop out of college and open a flower shop.’ He said, ‘No, you’re not,’ and I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ And I did. I had some flyers made, got on my bicycle and rode around La Jolla, an affluent community near San Diego where we lived, putting flyers on the windshields of Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce’s, offering to sell flowers, do home decor design and help with events. My grandparents helped me get my business off the ground,” Pallin said. Her parents met in Pensacola — her mother lived here and her father was a pilot in the U.S. Navy. When Pallin and her brother... https://www.pnj.com/story/life/2018/08/25/pensacola-florist-grew-fiore-business-out-grit-and-hustle/1070517002/
Marie Johnson “The flower lady”Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Marie proudly served meatballs and other Swedish delights. Marie was a life member of the Grass Valley Soroptimists, served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the regional FTD Florist association, and was grand marshal of the Fourth of July parade in 2007. The Grass Valley City Council and Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed Foothill Flowers50th anniversary, October21, 2016, “Marie Johnson the Flower Lady Day.”Earlier this year Marie and her family received the Dame Shirley Saunders award from Hospice of the Foothills, an honor named for the founder of the modern hospice movement.Marie was sympathetic to woman who were struggling and hired them to work in her shop. She provided practical training and work experience for many disabled students.Marie lived and worked in the heart of Grass Valley and her devotion to the community never wavered. As a woman who had overcome much, Marie believed a person could never be unhappy when they looked into the face of flower. For 52 years Foothill Flowers has delivered beautiful flowers to community and family events, to large gatherings and intimate occasions, and the evidence is in countless wedding and photographs albums on the shelves in Nevada County homes.Marie created floral displays which enlivened gatherings, enhanced celebrations and softened sorrows, touching many lives through her work and kindness and warmth.“She played a part in so many lives,” a friend remembered.Even as life was waning, and she wasn’t able to get to her shop every day, Marie said: “I still get excited about beautiful flowers.” Marie will be buried beside her daughter in Grass Valley’s Greenwood Cemetery. Marie was predeceased by her parents, her daughter and her siblings, Thelma, Emil Jr, Norman and Melvin. She is survived by her two sons and siblings Marra P. Swan and Carl Larson and his wife Dee.Mark and Todd are deeply grateful for the love and care provided to Marie in her last weeks. Thank you to Kathy Medeiros and staff at SNMH; Dr Thomas Kanomata and staff; the Rev. Richard Johnson; Gage McKinney; Debbie Prisk Olsen; long-time friends Tawni and Diane; and the amazing staff at Hospice of the Foothills; and especially caregivers Karen, Wendy and Simone, who treated Marie like a second mom.Submitted to YubaNet... https://yubanet.com/regional/marie-johnson-the-flower-lady/
County Veterans Committee honors Rathbun of ChathamTuesday, August 28, 2018
Murray Winn Rathbun was born Nov. 28, 1947 to Howard and Marion (Winn) Rathbun in Troy. He attended Berlin Central School District and after graduating in June 1965, Murray worked for Seagrott Florist in Berlin.Rathburn was drafted in the United States Marine Corps and was inducted into the service at Garden City, NJ on Dec. 5, 1968. He received basic training at Parris Island, where he qualified expert with the M-16. He then received training in supply services, attaining the rank of E-5 or sergeant. Rathburn was assigned to HQ&S Co., Supply Brigade, 1st Marine Div. in Vietnam as warehouse supply clerk. Although every Marine is a rifleman, Sgt. Rathbun’s duties included just about all the inventory and supply in warehouses, including receiving, inspecting, locating, storing, rotating, safekeeping, issuing, preparing, shipping, material return and disposal of supplies and equipment. As a part of his duty Sgt. Rathbun was charged with the inventory of personal belongings of serious wounded or KIA marines. Having served a year in Vietnam and his term of service ended, Sgt. Rathbun was honorable discharged on July 31, 1970 at San Diego, CA. For his service he was awarded the Republic Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm and frame, Vietnam Service Medal w/cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Expert Badge.He returned home and continued working for Seagroat Flowers a... https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/county-veterans-committee-honors-rathbun-chatham
This pretty flower is a weed; Get rid of it fast!Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Minnesota. The basic problem is that the Endless Summer group of hydrangeas, including Bloomstruck, are members of the Hydrangea macrophylla species, which is the species of the non-adapted florist hydrangeas.The two hydrangea species that are best-adapted for our outdoor landscapes are Hydrangea paniculata and Hydrangea arborescens and their cultivars. Checking the fine print on hydrangea labels for the species saves much heartache.Because Bloomstruck is a Hydrangea macrophylla variety, it has a disadvantage in our region from the onset because of its genetics. Bloomstruck is fairly new, so time will tell, but it would be surprising if it performs better than its genetics allow.Q: Is it okay to prune the top of our arborvitae so that it doesn't grow too tall? Its width is fine, but the top is at about 8 feet and we'd like it to stay at that height. — Nancy Suttle, West Fargo.A: Yes, the tops of pyramidal arborvitae can be trimmed so they don't become too tall. If an arborvitae is allowed to grow out of bounds, it's difficult to radically reduce its height back down to desired size. Your idea of maintaining it at 8 feet from the start is much better than someday trying to cut a tall arborvitae back down to that level.Keeping a shrub or tree at its present size through pruning is often called "mold and hold" pruning. Several times during the growing season, prune off the current season's new growth so the arborvitae remains at the desired height. Some pyramidal arborvitae varieties' natural heights are 30 feet, so diligence may be needed to maintain at 8 feet.To hold an arborvitae at its present size, it's probably necessary to trim once in June or July and again in August. A quick trim across the top a couple times each summer should do it.If you have a gardening or lawn care question, email Don Kinzler at ForumGrowingTogether@hotmail.com. All questions will be answered, and those with broad appeal may be published, so please include your name, city and state for appropriate advice. http://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4486210-pretty-flower-weed-get-rid-it-fast