Midland Flower Shop News
Flower seller: 'We need a Brexit deal' | News UK Video News - Sky NewsTuesday, April 16, 2019
Paul is a flower wholesaler at Midland Flower Company in Birmingham and he says he and others in the business need a Brexit deal. a class="sdc-trust-project__link" href="https://news.sky.com/info/policies-and-standards... https://news.sky.com/video/birmingham-flower-wholesalers-brexit-fears-11518119
Life in prison for Ridgefield florist in partner's murder - Rutherford Daily VoiceTuesday, March 19, 2019
Battinelli during the trial as a “cold, calculating” hunter who killed Murphy, his partner of 20 years, with a .22-caliber rifle in their G&M Wholesale Flowers shop on Midland Avenue in January 2010. Murphy was on the verge of discovering that Battinelli had stolen $81,883 from him — in part, by taking payments in cash — when he was killed, she said. Neary insisted authorities rushed to judgment and got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. A delivery man for the business found Murphy’s body on Jan. 6, 2010 and “literally ran across Midland Avenue to Garfield Police headquarters across the street,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said at the time. Neary told the jurors that the driver had immigration issues and was in hot water with Murphy for a series of flat tires. Murphy had questioned him about the flats that morning before he left to take a delivery to Glen Rock, he noted. Battinelli not only had “motive, means and opportunity” — he was the only person left in the building with Murphy when the driver and another left that morning, Grootenboer countered. After the shooting, she said, Battinelli drove across town to the City Hall on a “non-emergency errand” to buy parking passes, she said. “By his own admission, Thomas Battinelli was the last person to see Michael Murphy,” the prosecutor said. “It didn’t take long for Battinelli, an experienced hunter, to kill his unsuspecting friend.” A Garfield police dispatcher later testified that Battinelli was still at the City Hall when they called him to report that Murphy had been found dead. The murder weapon was found in the walk-in refrigerator at G&M under a pile of decorative branches, Grootenboer said. Battinelli bought the Browning .22 lever-action rifle at Ramsey Outdoor, she told jurors. When a Garfield police sergeant found it, she said, “the trigger was in the locked back position indicating it had been fired. It had one spent .22 caliber shell casing inside, and one .22 caliber bullet. “The bullet had a “B” stamp on the bottom of it. On January 6, 2010 when investigators searched Thomas Battinelli’s house, they found the same ammunition there.” Subsequent testing turned up Battinelli’s right, middle fingerprint on the gun. During his closing arguments, Neary ( left ) told jurors: “The fact it is Tom Battinelli’s gun and fingerprints isn’t proof.” STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia RELATED: Garfield florist convicted of murdering partner YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Jurors in Hackensack today convicted Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli of shooting his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk in their Garfield shop. READ MORE…. Prosecutors got ‘wrong man’ in Garfield florist partner’s murder, defense attorney says YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Money was the motive for Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli to shoot his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk, reading the Bergen Record, in their Garfield shop, a prosecutor told jurors in Hackensack during opening arguments in the murder trial this morning. But Battinelli’s attorney insisted they got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. READ MORE…. Son of slain Garfield florist speaks well of accused killer CVP EXCLUSIVE: The son of a man shot dead at his wholesale flower business in Garfield had nothing but nice things to tell jurors today about his father’s business partner, who is standing trial for his murder. READ MORE…... https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/life-in-prison-for-ridgefield-florist-in-partners-murder/628687/
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrangements in town.To every design, Flower...
Fleurs de Villes' Floral Couture Launches at 900 North Michigan Shops Featuring Chicago's Top Luxury Florists - PerishableNewsTuesday, September 24, 2019
CHICAGO, USA – ?Stop and smell the roses at ?Fleurs de Villes?’ Floral Couture Installation 900 North Michigan Shops, as it makes its first appearance in Chicago from September 25-29, 2019. The unique, five-day exhibition is Fleurs de Villes’ signature event, blending luxury floral couture and fresh blooms with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins and fresh flower market stalls daily from September 26-29. Fifteen of Chicago’s leading florists, including HMRDesigns, Kehoe Designs, The Revel Group, Flowers for Dreams, Flower Firm, FloraChicago, Fleurs Chicago and more will be paired with world-class brands todesign stunning displays from fresh flowers. The five-day extravaganza kicksoff on Wednesday, September 25 when the finished mannequins, each clothed in aone-of-a-kind design made up of hundreds of fresh blooms, will be exhibited at900 North Michigan Shops until Sunday, September 29. Called ‘Floral Disruptors’ with their last show atCovent Garden London, with over 100,000 seeing the show last October, Fleurs deVilles presents floral art in a unique way. On the heels of internation... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/fleurs-de-villes-floral-couture-launches-at-900-north-michigan-shops-featuring-chicagos-top-luxury-florists/
Flowers from all over the world sent to El Paso victim's funeral - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoTuesday, September 10, 2019
One local florist said her business delivered more than 50 arrangements, with orders coming in from New York and Michigan. One of those arrangements came from the family of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting. "I've been in business over 30 years," Sandy Blanco, owner of Debbie's Bloomers, told CNN. "I've never seen any outpouring so beautiful, and an outpouring as large as this." Salvador Perches, owner of Perches Funeral Home, told the mourners that funeral homes across El Paso had received so many flower arrangements that he coordinated with them to have 22 hearses -- one for each the 22 people killed in the shooting -- to deliver the flowers to a memorial in the the Walmart parking lot. One woman flew in from San Francisco When Hala Hijazi heard about the open invitation to the visitation three days ago, she broke down. Seeing how much Basco loved his wife and how lost he is without her touched her heart, she said. Without a second thought, Hijazi cleared her calendar and booked a flight to El Paso from San Francisco. "I didn't want him to suffer alone. I didn't want him to grieve alone," she said through tears. Hijazi said that "all the rhetoric that's going on in this world" makes her want to show kindness. And if she gets a chance to talk to Basco at the funeral, she wants to thank him. She got that chance when she sat behind Basco at the service. "I thanked him for not just bringing El Paso together, but bringing the country together," she said. "I have never witnessed a human being as humble, as kind, as sweet, as pure of heart that I've ever met in my entire life." Hijazi said with all the negativity, divisiveness and violence in the world, she was worried she would be desensitized. "He was a breath of fresh air to me to weep as much as I could," she said of Basco. She said El Paso was a beautiful and kind community, and she said she would come back for sure. "They're like this whether there was a tragedy or not, and that's how we should all be," she said. Her husband visits her memorial every day Since the massacre that took the love of his life, Basco has visited the makeshift memorial behind Walmart daily, coming and going at all hours. He leaves fresh flowers each day at the site of a white cross bearing his wife's name and removes any that are dying. Sometimes, he talks to her. "I promised her fresh roses every day," Basco said. Basco met Reckard at a bar 22 years ago. She had been smiling at him that night, and he eventually worked up the courage to approach her. A drink and friendly conversation soon turned into a dinner. "Me and my wife had a bond, a magnificent bond," Basco said. "I never felt anything like that in my life." The couple soon became inseparable, traveling around the country until they eventually settled in El Paso. They took care of each other as they grew older and as Reckard began battling Parkinson's disease. On August 3, Reckard headed to the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall for groceries. It was the last time Basco saw her alive. After the massacre, he searched hospitals for hours. A day later, law enforcement officers told him his wife was among the murdered. Now that the time has come to lower his wi... https://www.clickorlando.com/news/national/flowers-from-all-over-the-world-sent-to-el-paso-victims-funeral
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship and Edward Tuinier Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Caleb Spall, Michigan State UniversityA senior majoring in horticulture with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Spall is interested in the use of LED lighting fixtures in floriculture. In addition to his involvement in student horticulture groups, Spall has worked this year as a grower at the Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management,... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
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