Local Flower Shop News
Attempted Rape in Flower Shop Brings Prison Sentence - Patch.comTuesday, December 27, 2016
GLEN BURNIE, MD — A man who pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a woman in a Glen Burnie florist shop was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. Garrick Holloway, 29, of Upper Marlboro, was injured when bystanders came to the woman’s aid as Holloway attacked her, police say.The attack happened at Forget Me Not Flower Shop in the 400 block of Crain Highway in Glen Burnie in August 2015. Anne Arundel County Police say Holloway entered the flower shop and attempted to sexually assault a female worker. Another employee saw the attack, activated the silent alarm and told a tenant who lived upstairs. The tenant came down to the shop and confronted Holloway; with the help of someone who was driving by, the tenant subdued the suspect until officers arrived.Holloway must serve five years of supervised probation following his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender, the Capital-Gazette reports.Holloway was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment after his ar... http://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/attempted-rape-flower-shop-brings-prison-sentence
Free Flower Bouquets: 'Petal It Forward' Pasadena, Glen Burnie - Patch.comTuesday, November 01, 2016
Wednesday, giving away two bouquets to randomly chosen pedestrians. Look for the flower ambassadors at three locations:Chick-fil-A at Glen Burnie Town Center from 7 to 9 a.m.Severna Park Plaza, 1 to 3 p.m.Chesterfield Plaza in Pasadena from 4 to 5 p.m.Their only ask? That you give away one bunch of flowers "to a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger who could use a smile."Wendy Maher, owner of Maher’s Florist in Pasadena, says the business is prepared to hand out 250 bouquets to folks on the streets on Oct. 19. This is the shop's first year taking part in the event, which began five years ago in New York City.“We’ll reach out to everybody that we can find,” Maher said. “Flowers make people smile anyhow.”The national campaign is underway in 207 cities in 49 states, according to a Petal It Forward press release.According to that release, "The campaign aims to highlight the benefits of flowers and leverage study findings that show how flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods (and that people report the best reason to receive flowers is 'just because')."»Patch file photo Get free real-time news alerts from the Broadneck Patch. http://patch.com/maryland/broadneck/free-flower-bouquets-petal-it-forward-pasadena-glen-burnie
Greenleaf Wholesale Florist seeks $82294 paymentTuesday, July 03, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Greenleaf Wholesale Florist Inc. claims it is owed more than $80,000. Greenleaf Wholesale filed a lawsuit June 22 against Meade Wenzel, doing business as Meade Wensel Florists, in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. According to the complaint, Meade Wenzel owes $82,293.90 plus interest and has failed to pay off the balance due. The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney's fees and all appropriate relief. It is represented by Joseph Fick of Newman, Mathis, Brady & Spedale in Metairie. The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney Cates. Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 18-6184... https://louisianarecord.com/stories/511470871-greenleaf-wholesale-florist-seeks-82-294-payment
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
Lexington nursery business that has found new ways to serve a changing marketplace of regional consumers.
Tucked away on Maxwell Street near downtown Lexington, Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses and Garden Design has been a peaceful one-acre respite for gardening enthusiasts for more than a century. The property was purchased in 1903 by the great grandfather of John Michler, and the surrounding neighborhood grew up around it. In recent years, John’s son, Robin, has taken on more of the management responsibilities, along with his sister, Jessamine, who oversees the floral business.
Although its location hasn’t changed, Michler’s has had to adapt and reinvent itself multiple times over its 115-year history. Today, the greenhouse specializes in a year-round selection of native and flowering plants, with a wide selection of perennials in addition to annuals, herbs and specialty shrubs.
As both grower and retailer for much of its perennial stock, Michler’s carries a wider selection year-round than garden centers at typical big-box stores, which generally stock a seasonal rotation. Doing so gives the family business a better knowledge and control over how the plants are grown, Robin Michler said. Michler’s also handles garden design and installation for customers who want the added services.
“We’ve tried to help people think in terms of plant collections,” Robin Michler said. “We like to hear what their project is and offer a grouping of plants to fit the concept.”
More of today’s gardening consumers are looking to do something different with their lawns and gardens, Robin Michler said, and to create functional outdoor spaces that they can enjoy. That spirit has been brought to life at Michler’s in the Kentucky Native Café, which was created four years ago from an underutilized greenhouse and a former composting site at the back of the property.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multiple times.” —Robin Michler
Patrons can linger at picnic seating and cafe tables set among lush plantings beneath a tall canopy of shade trees anytime the greenhouse is open, and enjoy beer and wine along with nonalcoholic spritzers, cheese plates and salads when the café opens evenings and weekends from April to October.
“It gives people a way to enjoy a garden space right here, using the same concepts we employ in other people’s gardens,” Robin Michler said.
While boosting the company’s already solid greenhouse business wasn’t the café’s primary intent, both businesses have helped the other grow, Robin Michler said. He has noticed that customers tend to wander between the café and the greenhouse, especially on weekends, and the café has also brought more floral business clients, who typically place orders by phone or online, onto Michler’s premises.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multiple times,” Robin Michler said. “It’s not just one reinvention.”
High court annuls ruling against floristTuesday, July 03, 2018
June 25) in the ongoing effort by business owners to practice their faith convictions.The justices issued an order that annulled a lower-court ruling against Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, a Southern Baptist who declined to design flowers for a same-sex wedding. The order also instructed the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its previous decision in light of the justices’ June 4 opinion in favor of a Colorado cake artist who refused to design and decorate a cake in celebration of the wedding of two men.In that 7-2 decision, the high court ruled the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the religious free exercise clause of the First Amendment and demonstrated in its action “religious hostility” toward Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop.The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission applauded the Supreme Court’s order.“We’re encouraged that the Supreme Court decided to give Barronelle a new day in court,” said Travis Wussow, vice president of public policy and general counsel for the ERLC.“Throughout the process in Washington state court, Barronelle’s sincerely held religious beliefs were treated with neither respect nor dignity,R... https://www.baptistmessenger.com/high-court-annuls-ruling-against-florist/
John Nucci, former Boston city councilor, to receive lifesaving kidney from floristTuesday, July 03, 2018
City Councilor John Nucci is going into lifesaving transplant surgery Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital.Donor Kerri Abrams, a 37-year-old florist from Arlington, says she didn’t hesitate for a moment when she learned that Nucci, an old family friend, desperately needed a kidney. She was waiting to board an airplane, scrolling through the Boston Herald on her cellphone, when she saw an article on his plight. The article you requested has been archived ... http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/06/john_nucci_former_boston_city_councilor_to_receive_lifesaving_kidney
Instagrammers love this self-taught florist. Now the industry is finally catching on.Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Now your event is going to smell a little like dogwood, too.This is the not-so-secret secret to the success of Holly Chapple, one of the industry's best-known proprietors of a style of floristry that has taken over Instagram, Pinterest and Martha Stewart's aesthetic. It is sometimes called garden style or botanical style or "Holly-ish." "It is really so ridiculous that that's a phrase, but that's what people tell me," she says. Gone are bouquets arranged in perfect spheres ("roundy moundies," in the biz), traditional red roses and jarring color schemes; today's floral designs are lush and loose and look as if they've been foraged from the back yard of Mother Nature herself - because they have.This approach is more than a matter of taste or trend; it's a renaissance that has emerged from a new business model. Traditionally, being a respected florist meant becoming certified through expensive formal training and the purchase of a brick-and-mortar business. Chapple has neither of those things. She plucked flowers from her garden, learned as she went and became a success in large part because of social media, not because the industry's influential power players deemed her one.But that could change this summer, when the American Institute of Floral Designers hosts its annual symposium, the nation's largest floral education event. Never has AIFD allowed a florist who is not accredited by the organization to give a presentation. But this year, it is Chapple... https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4462887-instagrammers-love-self-taught-florist-now-industry-finally