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
Around Pasadena: Florist spreads cheer with flower giveaway - CapitalGazette.comTuesday, October 25, 2016
As Kim Wharton handed out two colorful bouquets of flowers to each customer leaving Chick-fil-A in Glen Burnie on Wednesday morning, their faces lit up when she explained, "they're free, one bunch is for you and the other is for somebody else."Wharton, co-owner of Maher's Florist in Pasadena, decided to participate in the second national Petal It Forward event to spread some cheer."Flowers make people happy," she said, "it's nice to make people smile."She enjoyed this year's event so much that she has already vowed to participate next year. The nationwide initiative was created by SAF or the Society of American Florists, of which Maher's Florist is a member.Wharton's favorite part of the day was the reaction she received from a lady who was on her way to work; she told Wharton there were four women in her office who would benefit greatly from the joy flowers afford."I just gave her two more (bouquets) and she started to cry," Maher said.As part of the campaign, florists throughout the U.S. in 227 cities handed out bouquets on Oct. 19. Petal It Forward is a "random act of kindness" g... http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ph-ac-cc-around-pasadena-1022-20161019-story.html
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
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their clients is trying to send.Aside from their beautiful floral arrangements, the thing that makes Panda Flowers stand out for Edmonton residents is their ability to listen. They help each customer through the process of choosing flowers that will best serve the occasion in question, ensuring that every arrangement sent from the company carries the message and sentiment of the customer. And in order to make sure that even last minute purchases-like a romantic surprise-are received in a timely manner, Panda Flowers offers same day delivery for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and the surrounding areas, if the order is placed by 1:00, local time.When it comes to weddings, there’s no room for error. Panda Flowers treats bouquet design and flower display as a work of art and a passion. Each bouquet created is specially designed to create feelings of love and appreciation. Every flower included in their vast and beautiful assortments is freshly picked by the best growers in the area, and handled with the utmost care and tenderness. Flowers go from the grower to the arranger, and straight into the hands of the recipient, almost as if they had picked the flowers themselves.“We chose Panda Flowers for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results,” explains Jane Fillmore, a customer with the florist. “Not only were they able to accurately represent my colors, I was able to pick the flowers I wanted in my arrangements and I was even given a fair say in what the final arrangements looked like. The flowers that arrived th... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4197610
AAM promises an enchanted Flower Show this month - The Sun ChronicleTuesday, March 19, 2019
Attleboro Farms in North Attleboro, Briggs Nursery in North Attleboro, Bristol County Agricultural High School, Flowers by the Station in Attleboro, Helping Hands Florist in Plainville, Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts in North Attleboro, Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery in Tiverton, and Rosebud Florist in Pawtucket.“The Flower Show is always such an exciting time of the year at the museum,” show co-chairwoman Sarah Mott said. “There are many individuals, volunteers, board members and staff who work for months to bring the show to life in the gallery each March.”In addition to garden installations, the show will feature unique floral arrangements of natural materials, and this year artists will be creating magic wands, whimsical creations that will be displayed on the lower level of the museum.Two local artists will be featured in the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café Gallery & Boutique, on the lower level. J. Cornelia DeVeau of A Faery Knoll Works in Norton, will show his handmade faery portals (doors), ornaments and faery dust jars; and Laura White Carpenter of Providence will bring her assemblages of porcelain ceramic pieces on driftwood or reclaimed wooden building materials.The items will debut at the preview event and be sold (while supplies last) during standard Flower Show hours.The museum is seeking show sponsors, both individuals and businesses, with levels starting at just $5. All sponsors are recognized with a handmade gift created as a keepsake. To learn more and to become a sponsor in advance of the show, call 508-222-2644 x10.The Flower Show is one of the museum’s largest and most anticipated annual fundraising events.All activities are free with admission except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview on March 20. Below is a schedule of events; all attractions are subject to change. You can check www.attleboroartsmuseum.org regularly for details on the show.Wednesday, March 206 to 8 p.m.: Flower Show Benefit Preview, “Into the Woods”See the gardens ... http://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/aam-promises-an-enchanted-flower-show-this-month/article_7f0f01fe-56be-5f0d-ab6d-95270aca75d3.html
Agassiz florist asking community for help - Agassiz-Harrison ObserverTuesday, March 19, 2019
Lance fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning her own flower shop when she opened Holly Tree Florists and Gifts in Agassiz nearly twenty years ago. The shop – which moved from Cheam Avenue to Pioneer in 2002 – is well-known by locals, as is the aging yellow pickup truck Lance uses to deliver flower orders.But after nineteen years of bringing floral arrangements and bouquets to her community, the 72-year-old is asking locals for their support.Right before Mother’s Day, Lance underwent a bilateral femoral endarterectomy surgery – the removal of plaque from the femoral artery. Her recovery time was going to cut into profits during one of the busiest times of the year, so a fellow florist based in Mission, Tami Klassen, started a GoFundMe page to help her.“The floral industry is something people do because they love it and they’re passionate about it,” said Klassen. “Cash flow isn’t always that great in the [industry.] When good seasons come they will often cover you through to the next event.”“If you miss out on one event it can really hurt your cash flow... https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/agassiz-florist-asking-community-for-help/
Vote 4 The Best: Michael B. Anthony in Detroit wins Best Wedding Florist - WDIV ClickOnDetroitTuesday, March 19, 2019
Congratulations to Michael B. Anthony on being voted the BEST wedding florist in Metro Detroit in our 2018 Vote for the Best campaign! Owner and founder of Michael B. Anthony, Michael Bak, states, "Michael B. Anthony to me is uniqueness. We pride ourselves upon creating one of a kind and custom designs for our couples." Michael B. Anthony was voted 'Best Wedding Florist' for the THIRD year in a row in Local 4’s Vote 4 the Best. Before evolving his business, Michael participated in Eastern Market Sunday as well as other vintage markets. He also took part in alternative wedding expos, such as Detroit Gets Married, a mock wedding reception utilizing some of Detroit's best vendors in the wedding industry. "I have always had a passion for gardening, decorating and socializing... As my mother would say I had the gift of gab!" Michael says flowers can ma... https://www.clickondetroit.com/vote-4-the-best/vote-4-the-best-michael-b-anthony-in-detroit-wins-best-wedding-florist