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)...
Where to Find Fresh Flowers in Birmingham - StyleBlueprintTuesday, May 21, 2019
Place. Image: FarmStand by Stone HollowMagic City Flower MarketBrand new to the city, the Magic City Flower Market is open to the public each Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market fills local florist Holly Carlisle’s gorgeous Avondale studio, Rosegolden, with unique, locally grown flowers that are available both by the stem and in arrangements. Stop by each Monday to find a fresh bouquet for your home.The Magic City Flower Market sets up shop each Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rosegolden in Avondale. Image: Magic City Flower MarketRELATED: Florally Inspired? This is the Event Series for You!GARDEN SHOPSWild ThingsAt Wild Things, in Homewood, you can create stunning, bespoke floral arrangements for any upcoming event, including weddings. But while you can easily order your fresh flowers online, we suggest stopping by the storefront to explore their wide selection of darling home goods, coffee table books, beauty buys, gifts for the pup and more. Wild Things also offers floral workshops throughout the year, each centered around a seasonal theme and perfect for building a beautiful bouquet while learning more about the art of arrangement. Learn more about Wild Things here.“I just want Wild Things to be a place where people can come and learn and be creative — a place for people to come and enjoy being themselves,” owner Carolyn Harbert says.Grab a friend or two, and sign up for one of Wild Things’ flower arranging workshops for your next girls’ night out.Leaf & PetalWith multiple local locations, including a dreamy — and relatively new — storefront on Crosshaven, Leaf & Petal is a local favorite for flowers, plants of all varieties, and home decor items. Peruse the lines of fresh and seasonal blooms, or find the perfect potted plant for your home. Either way, you’ll be impressed by their consistently beautiful and vast selection.p id="caption-attachment... https://styleblueprint.com/birmingham/everyday/where-to-find-fresh-flowers-in-birmingham/
Wood’s Flowers and Gifts Becomes a Proud Member of Teleflora Network - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, May 21, 2019
College Park Florist - Flower Delivery by Wood's Flowers and GiftsEstablished in 1938, Wood's Flowers and Gifts expertly delivers beautiful floral arrangements for every occasion, including birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, and more. They have now become a proud member of the Teleflora Network.College Park, Maryland - May 20, 2019 - With over eight decades of experience in the floral industry, Wood's Flowers and Gifts, the leading College Park florist delivers beautiful floral arrangements for every occasion, including birthdays, Mother’s day and anniversaries. They are the ‘go to’ florist for all your flower deliveries to College Park, Beltsville, Greenbelt, or anywhere in the country.“Wood's Flowers and Gifts is family owned and operated and was established in 1938. We offer a large selection of fresh flowers and beautiful roses. We make daily deliveries and send flowers anywhere in the country,” commented the spokesperson of Wood's Flowers and Gifts. Wood's Flowers and Gifts has become a p... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4312337
The local flower movement is flourishing in Toronto - Toronto StarTuesday, May 21, 2019
Parkdale/Roncesvalles neighbourhood where she has a small team of people who work part-time. She grows approximately 60 varieties of flowers including many that aren’t easily found at a standard florist, like foxglove (her favourite) in addition to heirloom varieties or types that are bred for their value as a cut flower. She says dahlias are the most popular. She will be at The Toronto Flower Market this spring selling specialty cut flower seedlings that she’s grown from seed herself.Just east of Nixon’s neighbourhood, in the Trinity Bellwood neighbourhood, Shannon Whelan is also tending to neighbourhood yards, growing blooms that she uses in bouquets and arrangements which she sells via Euclid Farms.ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWWhelan, started growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in pots on the patio of her rental apartment. Eventually she began to sell her blooms to florists. Like Sarah Nixon, she started approaching neighbours with yards that were overgrown or unused, asking if she could garden. Today, she has four yards where she grows a variety of dahlias, roses, tulips, narcissus, and daffodils. “No one has ever complained,” says Whelan, “people are amazed and so happy that they have this garden for free.” She’s thinking about offering flower garden tours this summer where people can cut and make their own bouquet. “I’m trying to bring the concept of a country laid back feel to the city and what better way than to come one evening and take a tour and cut blooms to make a bouquet.” Sas Long started Flora Lora, a seasonally inspired floral design studio and sustainably run flower farm located in Prince Edward County in 2014, a few years after leaving the Toronto restaurant world to learn about organic vegetable gardening. “When I moved to Prince Edward County and finally decided to start my own farm, flowers at the time felt like a missing niche and a natural match.” She thinks there’s a growing interest in buying locally grown flowers. “People are generally becoming more conscious consumers. They want to know where their product came from and have some idea of its environmental impact. Since flowers are one of the worst crops for pesticide use, there is a greater demand for flowers that are grown sustainably, seasonally and close to home. I also think flowers are trending a bit.” Flower subscriptions are available to pick up at two Toronto locations for the spring season however they will also sell their flowers at The Toronto Flower Market, The Sweet Potato and Fiesta Farms.The seed for an idea to start a flower market in Toronto was planted when Natasha Kajganic visited the Columbia Road Flower Market in London, England in the summer of 2012 and was charmed by the street market full of fresh flowers. By the following spring, Kajganic had launched Toronto’s first flower market on Queen Street, on an empty lot that was slated... https://www.thestar.com/life/2019/04/20/the-local-flower-movement-is-flourishing-in-toronto.html
Why these fifth generation Dean farmers began growing roses - Ballarat CourierTuesday, May 21, 2019
A small group of workers rise early in the morning to tend to and pick the flowers, then work from the family farm shed, built in 1880, sorting orders of flowers for florists. Kristy Tippett, owner of Soho Rose Farm, took possession of the roses last year. A florist of 10 years, Ms Tippett had always wished to grow something herself, before the perfect opportunity arose. Ms Tippett was commuting to Melbourne to her job at Cecilia Fox, when one of the farms she sourced flowers from, Soho Rose Farm, in Drysdale, near Portarlington, was put up for sale. The property sold, but the business did not. "All of the roses were going to be bulldozed," Ms Tippett said. "It would have been a real loss to the floristry industry." So, she and her husband Brock went to the property to have a look and ended up coming home set on the idea to transfer every single rose bush - all 8000 of them - from Drysdale to Dean. "It was a pretty massive move," she said. "It was amazing and has worked out so well. The move went really well, the plants have done incredibly. We've done nothing to them really and they have thrived." Her roses are unique heritage varieties of garden roses and have an invigorating rose fragrance. Grown in the paddock, they grow more slowly than in a glasshouse and require more maintenance due to the increased susceptibility to changes in weather. Garden varieties and hothouse roses differ in size and often have different stems. Some hothous... https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6124758/why-these-fifth-generation-dean-farmers-began-growing-roses/?cs=62
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
There are several reasons: flowers are delicate, high maintenance, perishable, difficult to grow, often imported and can cross continents as they make their way from field to florist.So as 12 May approaches – Mother’s Day in nearly 100 countries – you may find yourself grumbling about how much a bouquet costs. But that price tag has to account for the house-of-cards nature of the product: the time and money farmers spend to hit holiday deadlines and the pressure for florists to match supply to demand, or lose out. High-risk peaksPerfect blooms are extremely fragile – both physically and from a business perspective.And when it comes to flowers grown to hit holiday peaks, both farmers and florists face higher labour costs and financial risks. A big driver behind this is the fact that so many countries import their flowers.According to research from Comtrade, the United Nations’ international trade database, global exports of cut flowers were worth $8.48bn in 2017, a 46% increase from 1995. (“Cut flowers” refers to flowers presented in bouquets, like roses, lilies, tulips and pansies.) The Netherlands was the top exporter, followed by developing countries like Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya and Ethiopia. Ecuador a... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive