Local Flower Shop News
Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Without missing a beat, Fairfield and area residents will continue to be served by a local florist.With the recent sale of the building that had housed In The Garden Floral, new owner of the building, Andy Watson, sold the floral business to Fairfield’s Katy Dalton. Katy’s business will be Blossoms & Blooms. For now, Katy will operate from her home.Katy grew up in Fairfield. Her grandma, Loyann Kimmery, owned and operated the flower shop when Katy’s dad, Tim Kolste, was growing up.Katy graduated from Fairfield High School in 1998. She has an associate degree in Interior Design from MSU-COT and she received her certificate in floral design from The Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. Over the years Katy has worked at several different floral shops in the area: Electric City Conservatory, Kranz Flower and Gifts, and Great Falls Floral. She also worked at Bitterroot Floral in Missoula. When Joan Myrhe, at In The Garden Floral, needed extra help during the holidays or while she was on vacation Katy was there to step in.Katy plans to serve the same broad area a... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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New floral business blooming in Winter Harbor - The Ellsworth AmericanThursday, May 02, 2019
WINTER HARBOR — When Pam Di Ruggiero started working part time as a florist, she didn’t want to stop at the end of the day.Now the Winter Harbor resident is turning that energy into a new business. Schoodic in Bloom is set to open later this month, as soon as the signs she ordered come in.“We’re still getting stuff together,” she said, as she sat in her work space inside the Winter Harbor Inn, a four-room bed and breakfast she co-owns with her husband, Arnold.Di Ruggerio has always loved flowers. She grew up in Mexico, Maine, next to a field where she liked to pick wildflowers and tried to make arrangements.An octopus holding on to a shell serves as the coastal-theme container for this arrangement.ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGSShe finally decided to pursue her passion for flowers and became certified as a floral designer about a year and a half ago. Afterward, she began working part time at Hampden Floral, helping out during peak times such as Valentine’s Day and during prom season.“I tried to get a full-time job but no one was hiring,... https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/business-news/new-floral-business-blooming-in-winter-harbor/
Julia Briones McCollum, 79, employed as a nurse with Sentara Norfolk General for 18 years - Southside DailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Saturday, April 6, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. For flowers, please consider ordering from Julia’s friends at Walker Florist, Virginia Beach.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/04/05/julia-briones-mccollum-79-employed-as-a-nurse-with-sentara-norfolk-general-for-18-years/