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/
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/
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/
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/
Daisy Jane's is a Florist on Wheels - Cincinnati CityBeatTuesday, July 23, 2019
I always knew, at some point in my life, I wanted to start a business,” Moore says. “I even bought a door — a mint green door.” Bought from a Habitat for Humanity Restore in Traverse City, Michigan — where she previously worked as a reporter for WPBN-TV in 2012 and ‘13 — the door has traveled with Moore to every city she has called home and served as a physical reminder to Moore of her ultimate entrepreneurial goal. Currently, the door resides in her basement, but she would love to use it in a physical storefront one day. For her, it serves as a symbol of the independence, hard work and the reward found as a small business owner. “I think what I love so much about small businesses is just the impact they have on the community,” she says. “When you buy from small businesses, you’re supporting your neighbor.”Moore says she loves being a part of a community of entrepreneurs who have carved out their own path. “Anybody who steps out and does that is taking a huge risk, but I think that so many can be inspired by someone knowing that this may not work, but it’s OK,” she says. “And if it inspires someone else to chase a dream that they have, then that’s all worth it."For more information on Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck and to find upcoming locations, visit daisyjanesflowertruck.com. https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/culture/article/21078504/daisy-janes-is-a-florist-on-wheels
Flint florist celebrates centennial with free flowers on first day of spring - MLive.comTuesday, July 23, 2019
Garland Street and 5th Avenue.John David began working at Vogt’s in the mid-1950s after following his college sweetheart to Flint. John David was studying horticulture at Michigan State University and it was required he find an internship, Krueger said.“So he took his internship at a flower shop close to where she was in Flushing,” Krueger said. “He never went back to school, like most people did and still do, and here we are today.”Gordon Anthony bought the shop from Vogt in the mid-1950s and John David operated the flower shop for him. It wouldn’t be long before John David saved enough money to buy the shop from Anthony in the late 1960s.Krueger remembers growing up around the flower shop as a kid. When his family’s company hosted parities and events, he would stay up until 1 or 2 a.m. helping to clean up.“I remember sleeping in the back of the vans because they couldn’t keep you at home,” Krueger said.Krueger credits his consistency and persistence to his family’s long-standing business.“Consistency is ... always (offering) a high quality product at a very reasonable, value-driven price,” Krueger said. “Persistence is you have to keep it going month after month, year after year. That’s the hard part. When it gets old and tiring you have to make sure you’re still passionate about what you’re doing.”It’s also key to keep up with industry trends, Krueger said.“You can’t be too comfortable with what you sell,” Krueger said. “Are you selling what your customers want or are you selling what you’re comfortable with? You have to change with that. Keep yourself educated within your industry by going to shows and markets.”If he had to choose, Krueger said his favorite flower would be roses because how beautifully they bloom.“I just think a rose is classic and there are certain roses when they open you just think that’s about as pretty as a flower can get,” Krueger said. “I’m not only proud of the flower shop, but I’m proud of how far the community has come in the last 15 to 20 years.”... https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/03/flint-florist-celebrates-centennial-with-free-flowers-on-first-day-of-spring.html
Local florists randomly deliver flowers to bring joy to communities - ABC 12 NewsTuesday, July 23, 2019
MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (7/16/2019) - A bouquet of flowers can be an easy way to make someone feel good. During national "Make Someone Smile Week" from July 21 to 27, 30,000 people will receive free flowers in a Be Happy mug donated by Teleflora. Ketzler Florist in Flint will be passing out some of the free mugs. "We arrange the mugs and hand deliver them out," said Waneita Bovan, who owns Ketzler Florist and two other flower shops in the area. Bovan is one of many florists to partner with the Teleflora. Florists work with local wholesalers and growers to secure the flower donations. "It's an encouragement from a gift from me to you as a tangible expression and just helping people realize the power of flowers," she said. Every year, florists give flowers to patients at hospitals, seniors at nursing homes, local charities and many others. It's a random act... https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Local-florists-randomly-deliver-flowers-to-bring-joy-to-communities--512797791.html
July events include magic, Zingerman's Roadhouse cooking demo at Ann Arbor Farmers Market - WDIV ClickOnDetroitTuesday, July 09, 2019
Show times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noonJuly 13 Staff from the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will be on site with educational activities that will aim to promote an understanding and appreciation of the natural world. ? Like what you're reading? Sign up for our email newsletter here! July 17Chef Bob Bennett of Zingerman's Roadhouse will be leading July's guest chef cooking demo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. using seasonal ingredients purchased from market vendors. Attendees will enjoy new recipes and free tastings.July 24 From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ann Arbor District Library will be leading fun kids activities like button and pompom making and 3D pen experimentation. About the Ann Arbor Farmers MarketThe Ann Arbor Farmers Market brings farm-fresh produce to the community every week of the year. The gathering place for more than 130 local businesses, the producer-only market offers native plants, artisanal yogurt, cheese and baked goods, fresh-picked vegetables, slow-roasted coffee beans, fermented sauerkraut and Sriracha, cut flowers, hardwood cutting boards and planters, premier Michigan fruits and nuts, maple syrup and so much more. Come join the fun! Event details can be found on the AAFM website, www.a2gov.org/market. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV. ... https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/events/july-events-include-magic-zingermans-roadhouse-cooking-demo-at-ann-arbor-farmers-market