Local Flower Shop News
'Serve others,' King Day speaker urges - The Star DemocratTuesday, January 30, 2018
Rochester, community center vice president; welcomed the crowd, and Rochester introduced Dickerson.She noted, “At the age of 12, he was ordained a deacon of the former Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Salisbury. At the age of 18, he was ordained a minister on April 11, 1982. After many years experience, he was ordained a Bishop on August 1, 2014. He has a great deal of experience working with young men in the community with employment and training opportunities as a job readiness instructor.”Dickerson’s message was related to this year’s King Day theme, “Wake Up and Stay Connected.”“I’m just a servant,” he said, echoing those who spoke before him in that the word “servant” was a word Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often used in his messages — that Jesus was a servant and to follow Jesus was to follow his example of serving others.“We can, we must, we will,” Dickerson said. He used those words to involve the audience in his message of hope. He asked them to repeat the words several times with him.He said, “The whole truth needs to be told. United we stand, divided we fall.”Dickerson said issues created by the culture of slavery still haunt African Americans today.“Slavery divided fathers from the their families as they were sold off from their wives and children. And now, even in this day, we have young men in our community who think it’s normal to leave abandon their children,” he said. He called the issue a “state of emergency” and called it “the sin of division, creating a bondage of mistrust.”He encouraged everyone to live in communities that generate hope.“I wish everyone could be infected with what I call ‘HIV’ — Hope In View. Don’t focus on what’s you’ve lost, but focus on what you still have,” he said.“Many of ou... http://www.stardem.com/spotlight/serve-others-king-day-speaker-urges/article_177ff6ca-26be-589a-b178-a6b2d7bf0028.html
This 23-year-old flower fanatic has just opened her own florists - Plymouth HeraldTuesday, October 24, 2017
Dartmoor charm to Plymouth's terraced streets.At only 23 years old, Tanya Jenkins already has seven years in floristry under her belt and has just opened her first shop - Blooming Buds in Salisbury Road.Tanya Jenkins has just opened her first flower shop, Blooming Buds"I've moved in and opened in the space of about two weeks as well as working full time," said Plymouth-born Tanya."It's been absolutely nuts, but I've loved every minute of it."Tanya and her dad Martin Jenkins have been hard at work refitting the site, formerly home to Hunny 'B' Florist, in Tanya's own style.Tanya Jenkins has just opened her first flower shop, Blooming Buds"Everything is very rustic, I've made a bench and my dad has helped me so much," she said."The opening day is a massive day for me, but I'm feeling great. I've made quite a few friends in different places and they're all behind me."Read MoreTanya has wanted to be a florist for as long as she can remember and was the first pupil ever at her former school, Coombe Dean, to want to pursue floristry in further education.Tanya Jenkins has just opened her first flower shop, Blooming Buds"They had to figure out how to help me," she said."I went to Bicton College to study floristry. I was the fir... http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/whats-on/23-year-old-flower-fanatic-562277
Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day? - Lexington Herald LeaderWednesday, March 14, 2018
Dozens of truckloads of flowers will hit Lexington streets on Wednesday, but for local florists, the preparations have been ongoing for months.Starting Monday, Ashland Florist on East Main Street received over three hundred orders for flowers, said Jane Willoughby, who owns the shop with her sister. On Valentine’s Day itself, the shop usually delivers five times the normal amount of orders.Some customer’s aren’t quiet sure what to send their loved ones at first, but many go with a tried and true staple of the holiday.“We usually start out asking what the recipient’s favorite flower is, what their favorite color is, but usually on Valentine’s it’s the red rose,” Willoughby said.At Ashland Florist, preparations start a year in advance with evaluations of what flowers sold well, and the shop starts ordering before Christmas, Willoughby said. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.While delivery orders are certainly elevated on Valentine’s Day, flower shops also see many come by the store on the holiday, said Robin Michler, whose f... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article199966579.html
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Why yes, that is a giant flower bouquet in a Raleigh trash can; here's who's behind it - WRAL.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
N.C. Museum of Art is behind this ... well ... work of art.As I wrote last week, the museum's annual Art in Bloom event will run March 22 to March 25 and will feature more than 50 florists from around the country. Florists are randomly assigned a work of art in the museum's permanent collection and tasked with building a floral display inspired by the art.During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets are required for admission to the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors. Tickets are $18. It's free for kids 6 and under. As part of Art in Bloom, the museum will offer a flower-themed scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24 and March 25. The drop-in event lets visitors, who have purchased tickets, follow clues on a scavenger hunt card to find flowers and "artful" treasures in the galleries.The trash can bouquet is part of the museum's effort to get the word out about the event. Eventually, five corners of downtown Raleigh will be decorated this week with these colorful floral displays. They are created by Steve Taras of Raleigh's Watered Garden Florist and are inspired by a similar effort in New York City called Flower Flashes.The public is encouraged to take photos of the displays and post to social media using hashtag #NCMAbloom and #PNCartinbloom for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event.And be on the look out for more trash can bouquets. Can't wait to see the rest ...More On This... http://www.wral.com/why-yes-that-is-a-giant-flower-bouquet-in-a-raleigh-trash-can-here-s-who-s-behind-it/17411735/