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Beautiful Blooms: A Few of Our Favorite Nashville Flower Shops - StyleBlueprintSunday, February 10, 2019
Flower Truck began offering fresh flowers on the streets of Nashville. Owner Mattie wanted to bring the easy access to flowers found in most big cities, such as New York, London, Paris and Milan, to Music City. The one-truck business expanded to a three-truck business, and Amelia’s Flower Trucks became a trusted source for flowers — and Instagram photos. Three vintage trucks, lovingly named Amy, Melody and Rory, are filled with flowers and travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, brightening the days of passers-by. Shoppers can select stems on their own or can ask the staff for assistance in picking and arranging. As the temperatures continue to rise, expect to see Amy, Melody and Rory on the streets. Keep up with where they are by following Amelia’s Flower Truck on Instagram.Amelia’s Flower Truck is a picture-perfect place to buy flowers. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckTake a bundle of fresh blooms home with you. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe wouldn’t mind getting this beauty delivered to our door. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe love our sponsors!The Farmer’s Florist (845) 598 1856The Farmer’s Florist celebrates Nashville and Middle Tennessee flower farmers. Owned by husband and wife, Christie and Will Tarleton, The Farmer’s Florist sources flowers from small U.S. farms, which results in local, seasonal blooms. Christie artfully arranges the blooms to reflect the colors of the season. The Farmer’s Florist is happy to provide arrangements for your event, or you can order a single bouquet online. The hand-tied arrangements are wrapped in butcher paper, to give them that fresh-from-the-farm feel.We’d love to have these delivered to our door! Image: The Farmer’s FloristBeautiful flowers in a stunning setting. Image: The Farmer’s FloristThe Farmer’s Florist does weddings and events, as well. Image: Joshua NessFlower Mar... https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/everyday/flower-shops-nashville/
Yuletide bling on a budget:London's florist to the stars reveals the secret to affordable Christmas decorations - Homes and PropertyTuesday, December 19, 2017
Lady Gaga flies florist Neill Strain to Milan. A recent commission was to create a giant “DV” in roses and gardenias for Donatella Versace’s party. Joan Collins adores him. He’s in Kanye West’s address book — and Victoria Beckham’s. Neill, 34, the Belgravia florist with a Northern Irish lilt, is a flower obsessive.The outside of his shop in West Halkin Street is unmissable, a real crowd stopper. Neill Strain Floral Couture has recently also moved into Harrods. At Christmas, he and his team are frantically wiring, tying and arranging, often working through the night.Manoeuvring tall Christmas trees and huge arrangements into some of his wealthy London clients’ homes full of precious porcelain and priceless furniture can be a heart-stopping, hazardous business.Show stoppers: go big with baubles“When we take large trees and hundreds of decorations into these exquisite homes, we have to plan our moves like a military operation.” But Neill loves Christmas. “It’s a time of creative paradise,” he enthuses. “There are almost no...
Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber Wore Nothing But A Bouquet of Flowers On The Moschino Runway - HarpersBAZAAR.comTuesday, October 10, 2017
Moschino's Jeremy Scott is known to take the themes of his collections quite literally (in case you forgot, last season's models wore actual trash down the runways) and his show in Milan today was no exception. For Spring 2018, the designer was inspired by florals—and no, not the kind that would make Miranda Priestly scoff–but actual life-size flowers. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile the show started with a punk-twist on My Little Pony, the final 18 looks quickly flipped a switch, embracing blown-up flowers, butterflies, and nature in bloom. Taking the floral theme to new heights, Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber closed the show wearing matching bouquets of flowers—ribbons and all: GettyGerber even had flowers growing out of her white over-the-knee boots, which seems like a logical way to make winter boots work for spring. GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowBut those weren't the only flower-inspired looks. Joan Smalls walked the runway in a skirt made out of red roses: GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile another model wore a callalily-shaped gown:GettyAnd then this model just wore nothing but a shrub of flowers from head-to-toe:div cla... http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/a12447089/moschino-spring-2018/
Romantic, fragrant plants you can grow for bodily balance - Green ProphetTuesday, June 13, 2017
This is time to spend doing things such as gardening. Maybe you have a large yard where you can house chickens and goats and heirloom roses that you found in the countryside near Milan. But even on a small plot, patio, rooftop, fire escape, and even inside, luxury can be found in all types of gardening.“It’s one of the most simple and spiritual acts anyone can do,” says Brooklyn florist a href="http://www.vogue.c...
King of flowers Thierry Boutemy draws on his roots for secret garden - The Australian Financial ReviewTuesday, May 02, 2017
Stephen ToddAs an urban agglomeration, Milan presents a cold face. Its stoic, historical stone facades are handsome fortifications that echo the bombast of its Sforza castle. Adding to the city's stand-offishness, since the 1950s many mid-rise buildings have been covered in faceted ceramics designed by architect Gio Ponti to sparkle as the frequent rains pour down. It's poetic but hardly joyous.One of the wonderful things about the annual Milan Furniture Fair – beyond the chance to see design at the zenith of excellence – is that for one week a year the iron gates to many otherwise impregnable palazzi are thrown open to welcome visitors to the launches and presentations and parties that happen all across town.One fortuitous discovery earlier this month was the private garden of the 18th-century Palazzo Borromeo d'Adda. Its neoclassical facade gives onto the bustling Via Manzoni, but the secluded courtyard could be in the far-flung fields of Lombardy. Especially after the Brussels-based French florist Thierry Boutemy ratchet... http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/king-of-flowers-thierry-boutemy-draws-on-his-roots-for-secret-garden-20170420-gvohjn
The perfect rose: 62 years in the making - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, July 23, 2019
Valentine’s Day. If you ask 100 people to name a flower, “99 would name roses,” says David Trinklein, an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Missouri and the author of “Rose: A Brief History.”Roses, he says, have “become synonymous with love and beauty and fragility.”The enthusiasts who jammed the Huntington rose garden in mid-April seemed to feel that way. The plants had started to open, and as the visitors stopped to smell the blossoms, many seemed to be swept up in the wonder of it all.But admiration doesn’t necessarily translate into sales. Americans just aren’t buying roses the way they did in the glory years of the 1960s and ’70s.When sales began declining in the 1980s, roses had already started to develop a reputation as prima donna plants that required regular pruning, spraying, feeding and dead-heading — the removal of spent blooms — to produce more flowers. Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Beach, takes a whiff of a rose known as Huntington's 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Carl Mahanay of Imperial Beach, left, and Lillian Kinkade, 2nd from left, of Redondo Beach., shop with others for bare root roses known as the Huntington’s 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) The Huntington's 100th go on sale for the first time at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Top, Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Bea... https://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-col1-perfect-rose-quest-20190625-htmlstory.html
Amaranthus Caudatus Is Weird, Otherworldly, and Our New Flower-Arranging Essential - Architectural DigestWednesday, April 03, 2019
Our top choice for such a plant is Amaranthus caudatus, which also goes by the name of “love-lies-bleeding,” quite fitting given its attention-grabbing appearance. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the plant “gets its unusual common name from its tiny, blood-red, petal-less flowers that bloom in narrow, drooping, tassel-like, terminal and axillary panicles throughout the growing season.” In other words, the stems are naturally floppy and covered in dense clusters of blooms. They’re not always red though—the Missouri Botanical Garden goes on to point out that Amaranthus caudatus can come in other colors, like lime-green.Amaranthus caudatus came to our attention when we spotted it on the feeds of a handful of floral designers we admire. “As a florist and observer of nature, I love to find unconventional tools for my compositions,” says Carolina Spencer, founder of Barcelona-based Matagalán. Amaranthus caudatus is one of them. “When everything goes up, they fall, and their beauty is just that.”As Carolina Spencer demonstrates, Amaranthus caudatus commands you to stop and stare.Photo: Courtesy of MatagalánA single stem will do.Photo: Courtesy of Matagalán“I personally believe they add a unique movement to my arrangements. They seem to come from another planet not only because of their movement and way of growing but also because of their texture, like sugar cotton or a weird a small cloud just picked up from the universe and converted into a... https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/amaranthus-caudatus-flower-arranging-essential
Flower power: Eden Floral utilizes local growers for bouquets, floral crowns, and other engaging arrangements - New Times SLOTuesday, March 05, 2019
Born in Missouri, Manuele moved to California while still a child, but old enough to remember and miss the rolling green hills. She spent her youth and early adulthood admiring and foraging for the indigenous plant life that surrounded her. In her early 20s, Manuele took up both gardening and hiking as hobbies and found herself combining the two passions through floral art, coming home from a hike with a sprig of mountain sage and plopping it into a jar with some lavender and roses from her garden. "I was foraging long before I even knew what the word 'foraging' meant," Manuele said. "I would bring bouquets to friends made up of my latest hiking adventure and whatever was blooming in my garden." click to enlarge
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GARDEN OF EDEN Rachael Manuele (pictured) turned her passion for nature into a career with the creation of her fine art floral design company, Eden Floral.
This era in Manuele's life rolled into friends asking her to design their flower arrangements for bridal showers and weddings. Before long, friends of those friends, who had attended the showers and weddings, were contacting Manuele to seek her services. It wasn't until she began getting inquiries from people she didn't know that Manuele decided to start an official floral design company. She wound up choosing a name synonymous with paradise. "The name Eden translates my love of the natural world as it is. It's my tribute to this Earth and all that it gives to us," Manuele said. "The resilience of our Earth is an inspiration to me." click to enlarge ... https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/flower-power-eden-floral-utilizes-local-growers-for-bouquets-floral-crowns-and-other-engaging-arrangements/Content?oid=7641365
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/