Local Flower Shop News
Everett tried to make a bus stop pretty - The Boston GlobeTuesday, March 19, 2019
Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. With no train service, Monty said Everett has embraced buses as the best way to improve transit in the city. The city is working with the Barr Foundation, a Boston nonprofit, to improve bus service on its streets.“We can’t wait 10 years, 15 years, 20 years for a major transit solution. We need to figure out something now,” he said, noting rapid development in the city highlighted by the Encore Boston Harbor casino. “The streets, are something we own and can change on our own terms, and we’re going to continue to work with the T to leverage that.”img class="inline-media__image" alt="Everett, MA - 8/16/18 - Tyrone Mack (cq), who lives in Boston and works in Everett, waits for another bus. By Thursday, the day... https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/08/17/everett-tried-make-bus-stop-pretty/6FsRt9T6uaKknXVDL9YZVI/story.html
Ask the Gardener: Flower, bulb shows will put spring in your step - Boston.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Meanwhile, here are some events that can help get you in the mood:The Boston Flower & Garden Show opens at 10 a.m. daily from March 13 through 17 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Boston’s oldest garden tradition began in 1829. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society runs the wonderful competitions, including floral design, photography, and ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Be sure to look behind the curtains in the rear of the hall. This is my favorite part of the show, but some people miss it.“The Beauty of Balance’’ is this year’s theme because “balance is a key factor in design decisions,’’ said show director Carolyn Weston. Trends in gardening reflected by the show include incorporating attractive edibles (like grape vines) into the landscape and creating outdoor entertaining spaces. Paragon Group Exhibitions & Services oversees the big display gardens on the main floor and the lectures and demonstrations, which give me a chance to sit down while I learn about selecting new peony hybrids, cold weather roses, and offbeat perennials. I also shop the commercial booths. Every year I buy a new flexible plastic garden tub trug to haul the hand tools, dahlia bulbs, and books I buy back home, where its also handy for dumping compost. Admission to the show is $20 for... https://realestate.boston.com/ask-the-expert/2019/02/28/flower-bulb-shows-will-put-spring-in-your-step/
Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup - CTV NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
California-based florist Katharina Stuart will represent the U.S. in the competition, which has been held every four to six years since 1972. This will be its first time back in the U.S. since 1985. Preliminary rounds will take place on March 1-2, and five finalists will continue on to March 3. Any show attendees can watch the florists duke it out. https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/florists-to-duke-it-out-in-philly-at-interflora-world-cup-1.4256457
Wilbe Bloomin Is Recognized as Toronto’s Original Eco-friendly Florist - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wilbe Bloomin serves as the one-stop shop for all your floral and botanical needs. They are titled as Kensington Market's Flower Emporium and Toronto's original eco-friendly florist.Toronto, Ontario - March 4, 2019 - Opened in 2004, Wilbe Bloomin, the leading florist in Toronto Ontario is serving as Kensington Market’s flower emporium and serves all your floral and botanical needs. With over a decade of experience in the industry, they design the perfect floral arrangements for your wedding or any other events and help you find the right plant for your home.“We are a one-stop shop for everything floral or botanical. Visit us to pickup a hand-tied bouquet for a special occasion, deliver flowers to a friend, find the perfect plant for your home, or gather elements to build your own terrarium. We also specialize in gorgeous wedding bouquets and decorations. We source locally grown flowers and plants, and our imported flowers are eco-certified,” said the spokesperson of Wilbe Bloomin.They are located at 9-160 Baldwin Street in Toronto's Kensington Market just west of Spadina on Baldwin Street. They also have a fantastic amount of unique and wonderful shops to explore.The spokesperson continued, “We hand-select the freshe... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4190646
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Giugni. “And coming from Ohio, he kicked the old design [styles] out of me. He was tough on me, but I learned a lot.”Robertson also secured the title of weekly florist for a store selling fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s designs while in New York. “It taught me a lot,” he says. “I got to be around really beautiful fashion and that kind of world every week.”Then, six years ago, Robertson and Rojice decided it was time to come home. The two moved to Shaker Heights and started their own business in the basement three years ago—Robertson working the creative end and Rojice doing bookkeeping (alongside his day job at Dealer Tire’s IT department).“We literally started from scratch in the basement, banging my head on everything, making arrangements, wrapping them, and delivering them,” Robertson says. “That grew up into the dining room and kitchen and out into the garage. Finally, Chet was like, ‘Okay, I think we need to find another space.’ We were getting too big, and I couldn’t do weddings out of the house.”Robertson and Rojice decided to rent an old warehouse in Ohio City, which offered more workspace but wasn’t geared toward attracting customers. Then, last summer, the couple's friend Shawn Paul told them about a storefront that had opened up next door to his salon. “I came in here and was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” recalls Robertson of his new store.Robertson and Rojice spent two months renovating the shop to their liking and opened Stems Fleur in September. He describe the new store as a “European flower shop with a modern twist to it.”“Chet and I built [and] painted everything, because we were on such a budget,” Robertson says. “It was a knife store before, so everything was dirty and old and beat up.The large studio allows Robertson to easily create his custom interior designs. "The back studio is great for me because everything is right at my fingertips," says Robertson. "When we have more work, we have more people who come in and we can all work around the table.”In addition to custom arrangements and interior floral and plant designs—such as a moss Zen garden in a mid-century modern house—Robertson has a selection of “designers choice” arrangements starting at $59.95 and themed arrangements, available both in the store and online. He employs a retired couple to deliver flowers all over Cuyahoga County.Robertson’s local projects include Fashion Week Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, and Eton Chagrin Boulevard. He has also designed Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the past two years, as well as their annual holiday Glow show.Moving forward, Robertson has his eyes on the courtyard outside his back door, where Shawn Paul Salon patrons often gather. When the spring arrives, he plans to adorn the courtyard with planters full of his designs. He has been working with a Cleveland Heights event planner and says he hopes to host local vendors in the courtyard this summer.“I want to start doing more local things,” he says. “The neighborhood has really embraced us... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Dinner series brings floriculture to the table - Greenhouse CanadaTuesday, March 19, 2019
You’re buying a feeling.”An experience is right. Starting with a cocktail reception and live music, guests are invited to make their own flower crowns as demonstrated by a local florist. The evening continues with a tour of the greenhouse, where guests are encouraged to ask any questions they have about the industry. Finally, the evening is concluded by a four-course dinner and introductions from the chef.Cultivating the next generation’s love for flowersThe first Petals & Plates was held at Rosa Flora in September 2017, with three others since then at CosMic Plants in Lincoln, Van Geest Bros in St. Catharines and Creekside Growers in Delhi. While the event is attended by people of all ages, they are starting to see more interest from the younger generations, which Kristan says is a great sign as the industry continues to develop the next generation’s relationship with flowers.“There’s a lot of gardeners, there’s a lot of flower lovers in the older generation,” he says. “But part of the fear is the newer generation, the millennial generation; they don’t have the same relationship with flowers.” Petals & Plates is one way to get people looking at flowers in a new light.For example, there’s the flower crown bar during the event. “It’s not your classic flower crown that you’re thinking of that has 100 flowers and maybe some fruit in it,” says Kristan. “These are very subdued.” People are keen to wear them as fashion accessories.Demonstrating the relevancy of floriculture is not the only goal of Petals & Plates, however. “There’s a lot of misconceptions with the industry,” says Kristan. By inviting people to see how flowers are grown and brought to the marketplace, Petals & Plates provides a venue for greenhouse operators to clarify misconceptions and instill pride in the industry. “Allowing people to come see what goes on in these greenhouses goes a long way to dispelling those rumours,” he says.According to Ed Vermolen, sales manager at Aldershot Greenhouses and volunteer member of... https://www.greenhousecanada.com/business/marketing/bringing-floriculture-to-the-table-32796