Local Flower Shop News
Varieties of popular, traditional plant continue to expand - The Cranberry EagleTuesday, December 20, 2016
A bract is a leaf that's beneath the flower,” he said.Madlyn Peters said the flower is the small bloom at the center of the large bracts. She works in the floral department of Supervalu in New Stanton. Supervalu is the wholesaler that supplies poinsettias for about 150 Shop 'n Save stores in five states including Mihelic's Shop 'n Save at 5375 William Flinn Highway, Gibsonia.“We probably send out 3,000 poinsettias a day,” Peters said.The plants are grown mostly at a greenhouse in the Columbus, Ohio, area.Peters said, “Probably 80 percent are the traditional colors — red, white and pink.” She said red is still the most popular.“Blue is the number one painted poinsettia of all of the painted colors,” Peters said. “We do blues and purples and pinks in different colors and an orange for Thanksgiving.”She said these are painted with a spray color by growers, but the plants last just as well as those that are traditional colors.Ed Bloom, owner of The Butler Florist, 123 E. Wayne St., expects to sell about 250 poinsettias this year.“I get some locally and some in Canada,” he said. “We probably sell about 60 percent red and about 40 percent the other colors.”In addition to plants with bracts that are red, pink, white, salmon and pale green, Bloom sells the Christmas rose poinsettia plants with curled or twisted bracts.The florist also sells Christmas Punch poinsettias, which have variegated leaves, and princettias, developed from poinsettias and almost dwarf in size.Jennifer Daurora, director of operations for the three McGinnis Sisters Special Food stores, said they have red, white and pink poinsettias, and they also have a new color.“We have a wine-colored one that looks really luxurious,” she said. “Then we have speckled. That might be red and white mixed, pink and white mixed and red and pink mixed.”“We've already actually sold over a 100 (at the Adams Township store) and we expect to sell another 100,” Daurora said.Daurora said the red and the white colors are still the most popular at their stores.When choosing a poinsettia, ... http://www.thecranberryeagle.com/article/20161217/CRAN0101/712169756/-1/cran01
Central New Yorkers remember suffragette with flowers, stickers, balloons on her grave - Syracuse.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
Cicero in 1826 and lived for years in Fayetteville, was one of three founding members of the National Woman Suffrage Association, along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.Today, people are leaving "I voted" stickers, flowers, flags and "Thank You" balloons on her headstone in Fayetteville Cemetery.ErinLeigh Darnley, of Fayetteville, was one of the people outside the Matilda Joslyn Gage House holding up signs. She said it was a way to "bring Matilda's voice to life."Kira Maddox syracuse.com A few blocks away, volunteers with the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation waved signs in front of Gage's home at 210 E. Genesee St. The signs read "Beep if you voted" and "Don't forget to vote" and included Gage's picture."We didn't want to remain silent," said ErinLeigh Darnley, of Fayetteville, who was waving a sign outside the Gage home which is now a museum. "This is our way to bring Matilda's voice to light."Sheila Sicilia, of DeWitt, brought a bouquet to Gage's grave. She said Gage is an unsung hero in the shadow of Anthony."Everybody's leaving stickers at Susan B's grave," she said. "Let's give Matilda some love."Rochester mayor: 'My heart is filled with joy' at crowds at Susan B. Anthony graveGage started to become involved in the women's rights movement in 1852 when she decided to speak at the National Women's Rights Convention in Syracuse, New York. She served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Associa... http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/central_new_yorkers_remember_suffragette_with_flowers_stickers_balloons_on_her_g.html
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...
Health staff say it with flowers — just because - Newark AdvertiserWednesday, March 14, 2018
Women’s and Children’s Division, Helena Clements, wanted to give flowers to a colleague to say she was grateful for her support.Rather than have a bouquet delivered from a florist, Helena decided to support a local charity and have volunteers design an arrangement and deliver it to the hospital. After the appreciation of the first arrangement, Helena decided to support the charity further and continue to spread thanks by signing the department up for a year’s worth of flowers, with a different team member receiving a bouquet each Tuesday.She said: “The idea is that the last person to receive flowers decides who the next bouquet should go to within the division but in a different department.“It is always a lovely surprise for the recipient and means so much to them to be thought of by a friend and a colleague.“It is just such a lovely way to say thank you and it is good for staff morale, as well as supporting a worthy cause too.“I have worked with the Flower Pod in the past so I already knew of their great work and wanted to support their cause further.“I would definitely recommend doing something like this to other organisations. It has been well received.”Advertisement'It made me feel incredibly special and valued'Reach Learning Disability supports people with learning disabilities and is based in Southwell.The charity grows flowers at its garden site and one of the charity’s supported volunteers, Anita Highland, selects flowers and puts together an arrangement, decorates the tin they are in and delivers them.Anita said: “I like doing the flowers every week because I am learning how to make arrangements. The comments about how pretty the flowers are make me feel really happy.” Last week, the assistant general manager of the Women’s and Children’s Division, Lorraine Binch, who received flowers the week before, chose to give colleague Dr Victoria Walker, a consultant paediatrician within community paediatrics, the Just Because flowers.Anita visited King’s Mi...
Amazon Is Offering Free 2-Hour Flower Delivery on Valentine's Day - Money MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, don’t worry: You’re not relegating to a wilted gas-station bouquet. As it did last year, Amazon is partnering with the florists at KaBloom to rescue your romantic night. Here’s how: Amazon Prime members in areas where Amazon Prime Now operates can get speedy — and free! — two-hour delivery of a gorgeous one-dozen or two-dozen rose bouquet from KaBloom, complete with vase. And if you really want to cut it down to the wire when shopping for a last minute Valentine’s gift, Prime Now also offers one-hour delivery. (One-hour delivery costs extra, though; prices vary around the country.) If flowers aren’t the right gift for your Valentine, keep in mind thatAmazon Prime Now has an inventory of tens of thousands of other last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts available for free two-hour delivery. There’s a surprisingly varied selection, including classic Valentine’s presents like chocolates, scented candles, stuffed animals and skincare gift sets — along with a bevy of thoughtful and high-end presents like trendy Kate Spade jewelry, chic champagne flutes, Invicta watches, Fitbit fitness trackers and AmazonEcho speakers. And... http://time.com/money/5155926/last-minute-valentines-gift-amazon/
Arranging for Easter - ColumbiametroWednesday, March 14, 2018
This is a commercial-grade vase or wine cooler that was very inexpensive,” says Julianne. “If you’re using a clear glass container, either hold the branches in place with a heavy glass frog or use florist’s tape to create a grid. Since the branches won’t hide the tape, cover it with moss or some kind of greenery.”To build the arrangement, Julianne started with the bare branches, which she clipped from a gum tree at her farm, and inserted them into the OASIS at an angle. “The heaviest, tallest branch goes in first to create the line, and then you fill with lighter, more delicate pieces,” she explains. “The angle actually keeps the finished piece from looking too stiff.” To make the most of the flower-studded boughs, Julianne clustered them on each side of the arrangement. “When the color isn’t evenly distributed, it looks more like it just happened.”For the striking green base, Julianne turned to ‘Green Ball’ dianthus, which resembles moss but retains its vivid color even after it has dried out. “Any discoloration can be fixed with a quick spritz of green floral paint,” says Julianne. She added ornaments — silver napkin rings, rattles, baby cups, and bells — to tie the arrangement to the silver serving pieces that typically decorate a holiday table.Like the flowering apricot branches, the camellia leaves that fill the silver basket and decorate the cheesecake were also unplanned additions to the tablescape. (Flowers used are lisianthus.) “I happened to be driving along the road just after a neighbor had finished cutting back some camellias,” Julianne says with a laugh. “They were gorgeous, so I gathered up the trimmings and here they are. You never know what you’ll find.”Julianne also adds interest by varying the height of the elements. Not only is the cheesecake displayed on a pedestal cake plate (enlivened with a few camellia leaves, lisianthus, and apricot flowers), but the silver basket of macaroons has been set on an acrylic cube as well. “You don’t notice the differences, only that it’s interesting,” she notes.Julianne does not limit “hunting and gathering” for arrangement elements to the great outdoors. The flowering pots of Lenten rose, mini daffodils, and large daffodils — which she used to create an arrangement perfect for a front hall — each came from the grocery store. All Julianne did was remove the plastic wrap, which originally covered each pot, and replaced it with burlap. The blooming quince came from her friend’s garden, the blue eggs from the grocery store.“I had so many pretty things to work with in this case that I just loaded it up. Then, I stepped back to edit,” says Julianne. “This arrangement started out with more quince and another pot of daffodils, but I realized they were competing with the bunnies, which are the focal point, instead of enhancing them. Editing is definitely par... http://columbiametro.com/Columbia-Metro/March-2018/Arranging-for-Easter/