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Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life, police say - Press HeraldTuesday, May 01, 2018
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Old Bristol Garden Club to Host Spring Flowers Talk - The Lincoln County NewsTuesday, February 27, 2018
He always strives to make one’s garden their vision and not his.Estabrook’s is a full-service, family-owned and -operated garden center. Their flagship location is in Yarmouth but they also have a seasonal location in Kennebunk.Masse will be bringing an assortment of plants for sale and inspiration after his talk. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their gardening questions answered just in time for spring planting.Following the program, tea and cookies will be served by this month’s tea committee: Connie Bright, Betty Sparrell, Patsy Fales, and Sally Hough. All are welcome to attend and new members can join at any time.If AOS 93 is closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be canceled as well.Related StoriesShare this:...
How To Build A Blooming Business Without Experience - ForbesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Farbod Shoraka, Co-Founder and CEO, Gregg Weisstein, Co-founder and COO, and David Daneshgar, Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Business Development, put their skills together to help local florists across the country. Each of them having a passion to give florists time to be artist again as well as keep more money in their business, these friends soon found a creative way to earn their initial investment money. After having early success, they were able to acquire $1.65 million in seed funding to build a marketplace and e-commerce business in 2013. Two years later, the blooming company acquired another $5.6 million according to Crunchbase from A Capital Partners. Joresa Blount: How did you get into the flower business? Farbod Shoraka: Funny enough I didn’t really have a background in flowers or e-commerce. It was actually my aunt who was a local florist in Irvine, California. She was going out of business. She was having trouble with her flower shop and not getting any customers. She kept relying on these big brokers like 1-800- Flowers, FTD and Teleflora to get orders, but they weren’t really coming in at a profitable rate. Those guys take so much fees off the top that it was really hard for her to make any money, and a lot of people have stopped walking into flower shops. She was in a really tight situation where she didn’t know how to get her own orders from online. So, I was working in investment banking. I was doing mergers and acquisition adviso... https://www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2018/07/09/how-to-build-a-blooming-business-without-experience/
Budding florist blooms in Turlock - The Turlock JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Name of business: Heidi Hearts FlowersType of business: FloristLocation: @heidiheartsflowers on InstagramHours: By appointmentContact information: email@example.comSpecialty: WeddingsHistory of business:If you ask Turlock resident Heidi Williamsabout her job, she’ll tell you she never intended on becoming a small businessowner. But all it took was one simple request from a friend who needed flowersfor her wedding for Williams to step into the world of floriculture and neverlook back.Williams started Heidi Hearts Flowers soonafter that wedding in April 2018, providing floral services for local weddings,events and even home deliveries on occasion. Since then, she’s been kept busyensuring some of the most important days of her clients’ lives are just asbeautiful.“After helping with that initial friend’swedding, playing with flowers honestly became a means of creative therapy forme,” Williams said. Dreams of creating floral masterpieces for thecommunity first began for Williams soon after she was d... https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/local/budding-florist-blooms-turlock/
Fire Breaks Out In Basement Of Southeast Queens Flower Shop: FDNY - Patch.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
HILL, QUEENS -- More than 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that ripped through a Southeast Queens flower shop Monday afternoon, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to Jasmin's Florist & Hall Decorators in South Richmond Hill at about 1:15 p.m. after flames broke out in the basement of the building on Liberty Avenue near 114th Street, an FDNY spokesman said. No injuries were reported from the inferno, which was put under control just before 2:30 p.m., fire officials said. The extend of damage to the three-story building wasn't immediately clear, but an FDNY spokesman said it took roughly 106 firefighters to put out the fire.A fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Lead photo courtesy of Google Maps/October 2017Get the Jamaica newsletterSubscribe... https://patch.com/new-york/jamaica/fire-breaks-out-basement-southeast-queens-flower-shop-fdny
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
Every Ranunculus Lover Needs to Visit These Fields at Carlsbad Ranch - HouseBeautiful.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Move over, tulips. These ranunculus fields in Carlsbad, California are about to steal your thunder. Back in the 1920s, a Dutch florist named Luther Gage settled in this area north just north of San Diego and planted tons of ranunculus seeds he brought over with him. After several decades, the beauty of these more than 50 acres of vibrant flowers speaks for itself.And to make matters even more impressive, the variety found in The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are giant Tecolote ranunculuses, which are known as one of the finest strains of ranunculuses. That's part of the reason these flowers, also known as a Persian buttercups or Ranunculus asiaticus, are so unique and the fields are worth putting on your bucket list.If you want to see this stunning display for yourself, they're currently in peak bloom (which runs from early March through early May). But you'll have to act fast, since the ranch closes for the season on May 14. When you visit, you can explore the fields by foot or take a ride on a wagon pulled by an antique tractor. It's quite picturesque. Take a look: Getty ... https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/news/a8722/carlsbad-california-flower-fields/