Local Flower Shop News
Lakeside Floral & Gift Emerges as the Leading Online Florist in North St. PaulTuesday, October 16, 2018
North St Paul Florist Lakeside Floral Willernie MNAs a leading online florist in North St. Paul, Lakeside Floral & Gift offer high-quality flowers for every occasion including birthdays, wedding, and more.Willernie, Minnesota - October 15, 2018 - Backed by a prompt and friendly service, Lakeside Floral & Gift, a top rated online florist in North St. Paul is dedicated to supplying high-quality flowers for birthday parties, wedding parties, and more.When asked about their service, “As a family owned and operated business, we are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect,” replied the spokesperson of Lakeside Floral & Gift.They have floral arrangements and gifts to liven up any party. Sending flowers to your... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3980091
Floral design shop opens in downtown VallejoTuesday, August 28, 2018
I said the wrong thing,’” — and then she asks a few other relevant questions, “and, I create something.”Longtime Vallejo resident and civic activist Paula McConnell, wife of lawyer and City Councilman Robert McConnell, said she’s pleased to see this new business in town.“Before Mare Island closed there were at least eight flower shops in Vallejo,” she said. “That number gradually decreased to one. It is wonderful to know that there is a new flower shop in town. And it is particularly nice to learn that it will be in historic downtown. It is a great time since our population is gradually increasing again. I am delighted, and look forward to meeting the owner soon.”James Cooper of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is also pleased, he said.“The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is excited for Nikkibana Floral Design to open on Virginia Street!,” he said. “Small business is the lifeblood of communities throughout America and especially here in Vallejo. When an entrepreneur decides to pursue their dream we should all applaud their effort. Every new small business adds to our community’s character and offers consumers another reason to stop and shop in Vallejo. The Chamber looks forward to watching Nikkibana Floral Design grow and flourish.”Nikkibana adds a local flower shop choice, in a city that has seen the number of such businesses dwindle from more than a half dozen a decade ago, to two or three now, including Nikkibana. Besides the recession, the advent of the “order gatherer” flower delivery concept like 1-800-flowers, killed many a local florist, some experts say. “I won’t say that, but it’s about walk-ability and getting to know your new business. That’s how flower shops survive,” she said. “It’s better for florists to be independent.”Nikkibana prices tend to be based on the individual’s budget, but start at about $25, Pelayo said. Delivery within Vallejo is free, though to Benicia and American Canyon, it’s $10, and further out, costs more.The flower business is not all roses; there are some thorns, too.“I get up at 4 a.m. to go into the city to the flower mart, two or three times a week,” she said. “But, I love what I do. Once we get more settled in here, I will be teaching classes in floral design and seasonal pieces, like wreaths for fall/winter, likely starting in October.”Nikkibana is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays (unless Pelayo has a wedding).Nikkibana Floral Design can be reached at (707) 980-7095, www.Nikkibana.com... http://www.timesheraldonline.com/article/NH/20180808/NEWS/180809864
Fire Breaks Out In Basement Of Southeast Queens Flower Shop: FDNY - Patch.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
HILL, QUEENS -- More than 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that ripped through a Southeast Queens flower shop Monday afternoon, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to Jasmin's Florist & Hall Decorators in South Richmond Hill at about 1:15 p.m. after flames broke out in the basement of the building on Liberty Avenue near 114th Street, an FDNY spokesman said. No injuries were reported from the inferno, which was put under control just before 2:30 p.m., fire officials said. The extend of damage to the three-story building wasn't immediately clear, but an FDNY spokesman said it took roughly 106 firefighters to put out the fire.A fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Lead photo courtesy of Google Maps/October 2017Get the Jamaica newsletterSubscribe... https://patch.com/new-york/jamaica/fire-breaks-out-basement-southeast-queens-flower-shop-fdny
Bloomex Partners with ALS Canada - MENAFN.COMTuesday, March 19, 2019
Canada on Bloomex.ca during ALS Awareness Month in June 2019. Fifteen percent of each bouquet purchase will be donated to ALS Canada. Bloomex is also proud to be the Official Florist of this year's ALS Canada Research Forum in Toronto. Hosted by ALS Canada, this invitation-only event is an opportunity to hear about the promise that scientific advancement holds for ALS. It will be attended by over 300 passionate and engaged leaders including researchers, clinicians, partners, donors, advocates and people and families living with ALS. Bloomex will be providing centerpieces, as well as $10 gift cards for all attendees. "We are delighted to partner with ALS Canada," says Sue McDonald, Director of PR and Corporate Sponsorship at Bloomex Canada. "ALS can take a devastating toll on both patient and family. Bloomex is proud to help the effort in providing support for those diagnosed and in funding research to find new treatments, or even a cure." "It's so exciting to see this partnership with a company like Bloomex," said Denis Blais, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015. "It means a lot to the ALS community as well as the many people who have connections with the disease. With a partnership like this, people can donate to the cause all through the year, just by offering flowers, or gift baskets to their loved ones. Everybody wins, it's fabulous! Thank you Bloomex for stepping up and supporting people living with ALS." About Bloomex Canada Bloomex is the largest florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company's site at Bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia. To learn more about other Bloomex campaigns click here . About ALS Canada Founded in 1977, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. We are a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, we fund peer-reviewed research grants, foster collaboration and build capacity within Canada's ALS research community and participate in new areas of research where we are well-positioned to have an impact. Within Ontario, ALS Canada has a role similar to that of the provincial ALS societies providing services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS. Through advocacy federally and provincially within Ontario, ALS Canad... https://menafn.com/1098275350/Bloomex-Partners-with-ALS-Canada
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Every Ranunculus Lover Needs to Visit These Fields at Carlsbad Ranch - HouseBeautiful.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Move over, tulips. These ranunculus fields in Carlsbad, California are about to steal your thunder. Back in the 1920s, a Dutch florist named Luther Gage settled in this area north just north of San Diego and planted tons of ranunculus seeds he brought over with him. After several decades, the beauty of these more than 50 acres of vibrant flowers speaks for itself.And to make matters even more impressive, the variety found in The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are giant Tecolote ranunculuses, which are known as one of the finest strains of ranunculuses. That's part of the reason these flowers, also known as a Persian buttercups or Ranunculus asiaticus, are so unique and the fields are worth putting on your bucket list.If you want to see this stunning display for yourself, they're currently in peak bloom (which runs from early March through early May). But you'll have to act fast, since the ranch closes for the season on May 14. When you visit, you can explore the fields by foot or take a ride on a wagon pulled by an antique tractor. It's quite picturesque. Take a look: Getty ... https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/news/a8722/carlsbad-california-flower-fields/
Longtime Waco florist dies at 97 - KWTXTuesday, March 19, 2019
Reed’s father Bert Reed, his mother Blanche Reed and his brother Tom Reed had been in the flower business in Waco since Tom learned the florist trade in 1912 while he was working for the Wolfe family at Wolfe’s Nursery. It was his uncle Tom who opened Reed’s Flowers in 1930 at 1025 Austin, just two doors down from the current location. Reed was a young man when he began working in the family business where he started by potting plants at the greenhouse just off the old Dallas Highway (U.S. Highway 81). It was his father Bert Reed who was in charge of the growing operations so it was a natural for Reed to pick up the trade just following his father around at the greenhouses in what is now Lacy Lakeview. His mother was in charge at the flower shop and at times he worked there building arrangements or delivering orders. Reed’s, though perhaps not intentionally, ended up doing business in the perfect location for a flower shop; within four or five blocks of the six largest churches in town at the time and two blocks from the two major funeral homes. Plus, back then, all the business being done in Waco, pretty much, was being done between 12th Street and the Brazos river, so the shop was right in the middle of the best traffic in town. Reed said as a young man his main job was “whatever was necessary.” Times were hard and business was tough to find but the shop survived the stock market crash and the years afterwards during the Great Depression. “We just had to get through some pretty tough years.” Reed would say in an oral history interview compiled by the Baylor University Oral History Project in 1990, the same year both his parents died. Reed said times were tough o... https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Well-known-downtown-businessman-Harry-Reed-passes-away-at-97-505939331.html