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Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
This transcendence keeps Emily Alone immune from categorization and true comparison.“M,” the album’s seventh offering, features piano and is reminiscent of Chan Marshall when she’s at her most quiet and reflective moments. Sprague’s voice here is airy yet deliberate. As quiet as Florist’s offerings are, the space that this quietude provides creates deep emotional fields—not exactly chasms, but more like flurries of seedlings from blown-asunder dandelions.“Shadow Boom” is the album’s first single and second-to-last track. Upon many repeated listens, it’s easily one of Sprague’s best songwriting moments. It leads us to surmise that Emily Alone really is an acceptance of the present as Sprague sings: “Light comes from a time already gone / If I could see the future, I would lay down, eat a tangerine and make a cup of tea / Watch it all happen the same way, watch it all happen slow. “Cryptic yet highly personal, Emily Alone is an endearing and curious album. It’s almost a cross between the Holdly EP and If Blue, as it encompasses all of the emotions, moments and feelings that have forged Florist a permanent space in my heart. Sprague has crafted a perfect 12-song project here—they’re the type of songs that blossom and never wilt. –Ryan SanfordMore on SLUGMag.com:Review: Florist – If Blue Could Be HappinessReview: Florist – Holdly... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/
Don't Inhale Yet: Hemp industry fears potential flower ban - Mountain XpressTuesday, July 09, 2019
I'm glad somebody’s booking…Smart Bets: Oshima Brothers -by Edwin ArnaudinThe Maine-based folk/pop siblings play Isis on June 27.Asheville Percussion Festival focuses on local rhythms -by Alli MarshallThe 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.Smart Bets: Death by Sparkle -by Edwin ArnaudinThe staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27. https://mountainx.com/issues/dont-inhale-yet-hemp-industry-fears-potential-flower-ban/
Flowers That Fit - Richmond magazineTuesday, June 25, 2019
I pay attention to the space and to the scale. Will there be eight people at a table or 10? That makes a difference with the centerpieces. I have been in The John Marshall Ballrooms hundreds of times. I know what to do there.
Bride: How much money should a couple expect to spend?
Hansboro: I try to work with the budget that is presented. I have developed a bespoke full-service business, so my clients receive my full-time attention. I work with flower budgets ranging from $4,000 to upwards of $50,000. For $500, I can do a bridal bouquet and not much else. For smaller weddings with budgets less than $4,000, I’ve created Pastel Posies by The Flower Guy Bron, which is a cash-and-carry package service — basically a $2,500 wedding in a box. I’m not involved personally, but clients will get my team of professionals, and the same quality design and beautiful flowers.
Bride: What are pitfalls to avoid?
Hansboro: Brides need to be true to themselves. I ask clients to come with inspiration pictures, but there’s no need to follow trends rather than your inner voice. Sometimes, I have to help a mother and daughter navigate that delicate space between the event host — the person paying for the wedding — and the bride. It can make sense for a bride to defer to her mother, but this is 2019. My couples are professional people. They should plan [the wedding] and pay for it themselves. Let the parents be gracious and contribute in a meaningful way, but they shouldn’t be footing the bill.
Bride: Is more always better?
Hansboro: That depends on your definition of “more.” “More” includes quantity, flower type and how the space is designed. I have luxury brides who don’t want luxury flowers. They want dramatic centerpieces — towers or terrariums. My personal style is lush and full and luxurious. But that’s not for everyone. Some people care more about the design rather than the flower itself. I can have a centerpiece filled with flowers, but there’s a big difference if it’s filled with hydrangeas or peonies. For me, the design has to be all about the person, their taste, and their perspective. My goal is for the couple to see the design and say, “It’s perfect! I never thought of that.” That’s why you pay me.
Augusta couple celebrates 76 years of marriageTuesday, July 17, 2018
I wouldn't have anybody else but him." And Charles never missed an opportunity to buy Margaret flowers. In 2015, the couple lived at Marshall Square. They lost everything in the fire. Well, almost everything. They still had each other. Charles says, "I don't think we could have had a better marriage than what we have." Charles and Margaret say the secret is saying those three words every day. "Just always love each other -- and tell each other every day how much you love them," Margaret says. And always keep blowing each other kisses for as long as you can. ... http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-couple-celebrates-76-years-of-marriage-488376821.html
One Month at a Time: Cutting flowers and learning how they really smell - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, February 27, 2018
She’s only been on staff for a couple of weeks.“I came in as a driver,” she said. “I still drive, but I also do this.”In her 30s, Brenna said she has a master’s degree in humanities from Marshall University.She did some interesting, though not particularly well-paying, work in her field of study, but she also tended bar and worked in restaurants in Morgantown to pay the bills.“Then, I reached that point where I wasn’t young anymore,” she said.Brenna said while she was qualified to teach humanities subjects, she had no real teaching experience.“So I just have this big hole in my resume,” she added.After moving to Charleston, she said she could scarcely get an interview for anything. Potential employers told her she was overqualified.“This was the first place that would really give me a chance,” Brenna said.She said she’s making the most of it, and the people at the flower shop have been nice.The cut flowers that come into to Young Floral Company have to be cut a second time.“After the flowers are first cut, the plants kind of scab over,” Brenna said. “When they’re like that, they don’t get much water.”Cutting a flower a second time extends its life.It is generally recommended that once you get a bouquet of flowers, you should cut the stems again to keep them viable and attractive for a few more days.A couple of times a week, daisies, sunflowers, kale and roses all arrive at the florist in rubber-banded bundles, wrapped in plastic or damp paper and packed inside long cardboard boxes.Standing behind an old wooden table and next to the ominous-sounding Power Cut 720, Brenna had me pull from the tall stack of boxes and slice through the plastic bands and the tape keeping the packages closed.Depending on the kind of flower, we unwrapped or peeled down the wrapping. The individual blooms of the sunflowers are wrapped in tiny mesh socks that help protect them in transit, but they have to be shucked for the flowers to expand.Stock flowers have to be scrubbed of their lower stem leaves.“The flowers need water, but you have to watch the lower leaves,” Brenna said. “If they sit in the water, they’ll rot and turn the water brackish.”Nobody wants a stinky flower shop.Once the flowers were separated from the packaging and binding, we lowered the ...
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
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
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
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