Local Flower Shop News
Worcester florist readies for FTD America's Cup - Worcester MagTuesday, January 16, 2018
Blackstone River Road is inhabited by one of America’s most distinguished floral design competitors: Sally Jablonski. Jablonski lives above the fragrant oasis of Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc., which has operated in the space for the last 83 years. Berg, who excelled as an agriculture student at North High School in his adolescence, sold the shop to Jablonski 23 years ago, just as she was making a name for herself as a fierce competitor in the country’s most prestigious floral design circuit. In 1989, she was a contender at the FTD World Competition in Tokyo, and in 1996 she competed at what she imagined would be her final FTD America’s Cup. The ’90s marked a pivotal time in the flower industry as online business disrupted the market. The Economist reports that between 1992-2014, the number of florist shops in America fell from 27,000 to 15,000. But flowers are timelessly extravagant, heart-stirring and sophisticated, and florists willing to evolve persisted with ease. Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc. was no exception. Jablonski’s selection as a competitor in the 2018 FTD America’s Cup in July marks her reentry into the national competition field. “At 57, I’m at the top of my game,” she said. Sally Jablonski displays some of her past arrangements from the WAM Flora in Winter show.Jablonski is one of only 10 floral designers from around the country chosen to battle the pressures of time and mechanics before an audience of esteemed peers. A blind judging will take into account phy...
Tulsa couple gets the perfect wedding for free, planned in 24 hours - WCPOTuesday, January 16, 2018
Karissa and Tyler said they're extremely grateful to every vendor and professional that dedicated their talents for free to their special day: Willow Creek Mansion (Venue), Poppy's Garden (Florist), Tracie Carlton Event Planning & Design (Officiant husband Matt), Katrina Wheeler Photography (photographer), Laurannae Baking Co. (Cakes) and Mr. Letney who gave a Unity Cross.
The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts Happily Serving Boynton Beach Community for Over 58 Years - Digital JournalTuesday, January 16, 2018
Boynton Beach Florists The Blossom Shoppe 561-732-3722 33435The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading florist in Boynton Beach has been happily serving the people of the community for over 58 years. They have been chosen as the best florist two years in a row.Boynton Beach, Florida - December 18, 2017 - Being a leader in the industry, The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading Boynton Beach florist has proudly served the Boynton Beach area for over 58 years. They have been voted "Best in Boynton" two years in a row and are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts.When asked about their service, “We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Our professional and skilled designers create something special to say the words you cannot,” replied the spokesperson of Boynton Beach. Since its inception in 1958, they have been delivering flowers for every event such as Thanksgiving Da... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3599233
DC residents call for American University to save local florist - W*USA 9Tuesday, January 16, 2018
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - After 84 years, a local DC florist is closing its doors, prompting action from community members who are sad to see the business go.Johnson’s Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown announced on January 3rd that they will be closing their D.C. location on or before January 14. In a letter posted to their website, they wrote that the reason for closure is the “result of the significant increase in rent and other related fees of occupancy imposed upon us by the building’s owner,” which they say they were unable to negotiate with their landlord.On Sunday, community members called for the American University, which owns the building on Wisconsin Avenue, to save the florist, gathering in front of Johnson’s Tenleytown location. They carried signs that said "AU save Johnson's" and "Burwell save Johnson's," referring to American University President Sylvia Burwell.According to a statement put out Mary Alice Levine, a resident of Tenleytown, a committee has been formed to save the florist. The committee is call... http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/dc-residents-call-for-american-university-to-save-local-florist/506011439
Local florist volunteers at Rose Parade - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Medford, Ore. — For more than a century, excitement builds for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Even if you’re not into football, you can appreciate the parade. This year, a southern Oregon florist decided to fulfill her longtime dream of working on one of the many extravagant floats.For more than 100 years, the rose parade has featured hundreds of performances, musical guests, and who could forget – the floats.This year, one of Medford’s own decided she wanted to dip her hands in the pot. NBC5 News got the chance to sit down with one of the volunteers, Sabrina Carroll, via FaceTime Friday afternoon.“I just love for flowers and I have a desire to come and help on the float and I finally got to,” Carroll said.You might recognize Sabrina, she owns B. Cazwells Floral Dezines in Medford.“The thousands of flowers they probably use more flowers here on the parade than I use all year long,” Carroll said.She’s been working with flowers for more than 15 years.“Have a couple friends that a couple of years ago knew that it was a dream of mine to come see the rose parade,” Carroll said.That’s when Carroll and her friends learned about the opportunity to volunteer at the event.“I...