Brighton Flower Shop News
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.They’re bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.“There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow — but I’d say they’re decreasing in number,” Marriott said.Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they’re integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
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 ... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
BRIGHTON Criminal mischief: On Jan. 16, a 65-year-old Brighton man was arrested after putting a large scratch on the trunk of a vehicle on South Clinton Avenue. Grand larceny: In a delayed report, a Browncroft Boulevard resident wired money to a suspect after the suspect listed a vacation rental on Craigslist. After completing the transfer, the victim was unable to reach the suspect. Suspicious incident: On Jan. 15, a Buffard Drive resident saw a dark-colored vehicle in front of his house. He said the two occupants of the car appeared to be looking into houses. When the resident went outside, the men drove away. BROCKPORT Trespassing: On Jan. 6, a 17-year-old Brockport girl was arrested for trespassing. Officers didn't reveal where the alleged incident occurred. CHILI Petit larceny: Between Jan. 10 and 11, three vehicles parked on West Ham Circle were rummaged through. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Prescription medicines, an HP gold laptop, Bose headphones and loose change were taken. Grand larcen... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
David Austin, whose new varieties returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, January 22, 2019
David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose flower to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.In his 30s, Austin began a life's work breeding new rose varieties that captured the romance, character and, most of all, the fragrance of old garden roses immortalized in art and literature through the ages and across the globe. Few shared his vision.At the time, breeders, plant nurseries and consumers were drawn to stiff, tightly furled and resolutely unscented hybrid tea and floribunda roses that embodied the prevailing ideal of a rosebud on a stick."He had gone around to other rose nurseries [in England] and tried to get them to grow them for him," said Michael Marriott, his longtime colleague and company rosarian. "They all rejected him out of hand."Today, Austin's creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/24/david-austin-whose-new-varieties-returned-fragrance-and-romance-rose-dies/758030/
Cake and flowers: Rockcastle in Greece adds a bakery - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMonday, December 17, 2018
MacGregor's open in Brighton MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room is now open at Tops Plaza in Brighton. It's the restaurant's sixth bar and grill in the Rochester region, with other locations in Gates, Penfield, Greece, Henrietta and Buffalo. MacGregor's takes the place of the former Zebb's at 1890 S. Clinton Ave. in an out parcel in front of the plaza. It is known for its beer flights, beer specials as well as its signature sandwiches such as roast beef and hot pastrami. Bargain of the Week A trip to Greece meant an opportunity to explore businesses there. Across the street from Rockcastle Florist and Special T Cakes is Dell's Market and Deli... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/11/21/rockcastle-greece-joins-special-t-cakes-bakery-gates-macgregors-brighton/2068786002/
Michigan Floral Association is now Great Lakes Floral Association - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
You may or may not have noticed a change; the Michigan Floral Association is now doing business as the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA). Nothing has changed except for the name. Our mission statement has dropped the word Michigan but otherwise remains the same: To provide education and professional partnerships to advance business and position our colleagues at the forefront of the floral industry.The idea for a name change first emerged at last years strategic planning meeting. The Board of Directors wanted to be more welcoming and more inclusive to anyone in our region who would like to become part of the association, hence the name change seamed logical. They were primarily thinking of those industry members to the south and east where retail floral education and professional industry partnerships are getting hard to find.As the Association moves forward into our second century we embrace change and look forward to welcoming industry members from near and far. Our goal is to make you feel welcome and part of the Great Lake... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/michigan-floral-association-is-now-great-lakes-floral-association/
Field and Florist creates floral arrangements for freshness and sustainability - Chicago ReaderTuesday, April 16, 2019
Field & florist, which opened in 2017 in a charming basement in Wicker Park on Division just east of Damen, grows its flowers on a 30-acre farm in southwest Michigan. Owners Heidi Joynt, 36, and Molly Kobelt, 32, say this land—surrounded by woods, vineyards, and blueberry fields—is the beating heart of their business. "Farm-to-table" isn't just for restaurants anymore. Joynt says she wanted customers to interact with regional growers who are also designers. "In today's economy of Amazon-available-anything, I think it's increasingly important to make these connections to gain a little insight into everything from the labor required to produce something to the necessary seasonality of flower varieties," Joynt says. "It's important to see the world as a complex web of interconnected systems." Field & Florist uses organic fertilizer made from cow manure, mushroom compost, and a mixture of fish emulsion and kelp spray, and avoids pesticides. "While the environment is idyllic, I would say that the farm itself probably doesn't look like what people imagine when the... https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/field-and-florist-creates-floral-arrangements-for-freshness-sustainability/Content?oid=69018730
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Athens,” says Elisha Hodge, owner of Plumeria Botanical Boutique. “I didn’t have a great high school experience and I never thought I would come back.”Hodge graduated from Central Michigan University and took a job in banking and later in financial advising. She had a good job, a dog, and a home in Grand Blanc, but realized she wasn’t happy with what she was doing.“I had this heart and this spirit, but the world kind of steps on you at times and I learned to be quiet,” Hodge says. A telephone call to her mother in Battle Creek set her life on a course she never expected to follow.“I was calling my mother and she said you should come home,” Hodge says. “My mom, my two sisters, their two families, and the rest of my family lives in Battle Creek. I don’t have a relative outside of Battle Creek. For years they were asking me to come back.”Hodge’s mother, Sandy, had worked for more than 30 years at the Country Bouquet Flower Shop located on West Michigan Avenue in Urbandale. The owner of the flower shop was planning to sell the business and at her mother’s urging, Elisha decided to throw caution to the wind. She put her house in Grand Blanc on the market.“My mom said I could take my banking background and her florist background and we could buy this business,” Hodge says. “When she mentioned it, I don’t know if any of us thought she was serious.”However, when Hodge’s Grand Blanc home sold in two weeks, she took it as a sign and moved back in June 2015 to embark on a new career as a business owner. She lived that summer in her sister’s basement and interned at the flower shop, putting her energy into learning about everything from how to order flowers, to arranging, to delivering.“I made a business plan and researched the market and did what I could to see if I could make this work,” Hodge says. “Over Labor Day my family came in and we cleaned and pa... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Traverse City Florist Closes After 72 Years of Business - 9&10 NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
Tessa Alexander, the owner of Teboe Florist. “We will certainly miss the business and the employees. We’ve got some wonderful employees.”Teboe Florist wants to thank Northern Michigan for all the support they’ve given the shop over the decades. Related Articles Comments comments ... https://www.9and10news.com/2018/07/14/traverse-city-florist-closes-after-72-years-of-business/