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Man claims Avon florist refused to help with his wedding after learning he was marrying a man - WRTV IndianapolisTuesday, January 22, 2019
A man claims the owner of a floral shop in Avon decided not to help with his wedding when she learned he was going to be marrying another man. David Elliott says he went to Avon Florist on Rockville Road on July 19 and he posted about what happened at the shop afterward on his Facebook page.Elliott says he discussed his wedding needs with the shop's owner, but he claims the conversation changed after he told the owner that the marriage was between two men. "She said, 'What does your bride need?'""I said, 'Well, there is no bride.'""Then she said, 'Well, then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.'""I took that to mean because of my relationship, she couldn't help me out"RTV6 went to the floral shop Saturday to get the owner's side of the story, but the shop had closed earlier than posted business hours. We also called the shop and left a message. A man who identified himself as Greg Harris called back and said he had no comment to make about the alleged incident. Elliott says he isn't angry about the ordeal, but he does feel like businesses should be able to fulfill requests like his without their personal beliefs getting in the way. "Everyone has their beliefs, and you... https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/hendricks-county/man-claims-avon-florist-refused-to-help-with-his-wedding-after-learning-he-was-marrying-a-man
Indiana Man Says Florist Refused Him Service After Learning He Was Marrying Another ManTuesday, July 31, 2018
I'm not asking
you to take any part in my life. Just do the job you are there to
do. So please be kind to one another and help anyone you can but
don't go to Avon Florist on Rockville Rd.”While the owner did not say that her
decision was based on her religious beliefs, Indiana does have a law
that protects businesses in that regard. As governor of Indiana,
Vice President Mike Pence faced backlash after he signed the law.
After initially defending the legislation, Pence asked lawmakers to
clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against the LGBT
More than $500 in plants stolen from Oberers Flowers - WHIOThursday, May 02, 2019
DAYTON — Police are investigating a theft of more than $500 in plants from Oberer’s Flowers.Officers were called around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to the florist, 1448 Troy St. on a report of a theft, according to a Dayton police report.>> DP&L warns of scams targeting customersContent Continues BelowThe plants were taken sometime overnight.There were no arrests, and no suspect information in the report.Got a news tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to email@example.com ... https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/more-than-500-plants-stolen-from-oberer-flowers/8PyjdNV3P5hiFc7KSRT5JI/
Plant party: A growing trend at Decorators' Show House - Buffalo NewsThursday, May 02, 2019
Decorators’ Show House.Even some wallcoverings are botanically inspired.There’s more outside, from new landscaping to stunning planters. In the backyard, a Living Wall features a variety of plants in florist buckets hung on a cedarwood frame. A side entrance with double staircase is packed with pots of seasonal flowering plants and herbs.Celebrate spring. Get inspired.Decorators’ Show House, which opened April 27 for its three-week run, is a reminder that plants make great design tools.They enhance not only our homes and outdoor spaces but also our well-being.Who wouldn’t feel relaxed on a chaise in a sitting room near a potted palm?Interior designer Mark Taylor, who decorated the sunroom on the first floor, brought in a variety of real plants, including orchids.Doing so, he said, does this to a space:“It provides oxygen. It provides green growing life. It provides texture and beauty and smell,” he said.Flowers and greenery seem especially fitting in this Show House, which was built in 1910 for William Palmer, a prominent florist in Buffalo.Napier Nursery's Living Wall. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)In their own homes and outdoor spaces, people need to learn which plants are right for the setting and conditions and how to best take care of them.And, especially when children and animals are part of the picture, people need to know that certain plants pose risks to humans and pets. Some are poisonous, from mildly toxic to severe. The right choices –... https://buffalonews.com/2019/05/02/plant-party-a-growing-trend-at-decorators-show-house/
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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Michigan Floral Association is now Great Lakes Floral Association - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
FA office (517) 575-0110 or visit our newly redesigned website at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.orgThe Great Lakes Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, and wholesalers. Located in Haslett, Michigan, GLFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing and supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the GLFA web site, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on MFA, visit their web site at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/michigan-floral-association-is-now-great-lakes-floral-association/
Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/