Local Flower Shop News
Stop and smell the roses this weekend at the NC Museum of Art's 'Art in Bloom' flower festival - News & ObserverWednesday, April 11, 2018
But inside the North Carolina Museum of Art, things are coming up roses. Literally.The museum's Art in Bloom festival kicked off Thursday and will continue through the weekend. More than 50 florists from around the country were randomly assigned a piece of art in the museum's galleries.Their mission: use that art to inspire a floral creation.Art in Bloom is celebrated throughout the entire complex. For example, some menu items at Iris, the restaurant in the West Building, will feature edible flowers.Think of the museum as a temporary greenhouse.The featured florist is Arthur Williams from Denver, who is known for his "edgy and avant-garde" arrangements, according to the museum, as well as floral headpieces. Williams, who has won Colorado Florist of the Year twice, will host a class March 24 on botanicals.Scot Buck's finished floral piece evokes the same tone as the painting in the background, "Interior Ghosts No. 7" by Karen Davie, at North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh's fourth annual Art in Bloom event. Juli Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist is another featured presenter. Classes will feature topics like flower care, Japanese floral design, flower med... http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article204711634.html
After 55 years, beloved 90-year-old florist closing up shop - WBFOWednesday, April 11, 2018
A 90-year old Buffalo businesswoman is putting aside her floristry tools for the first time in more than five decades. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of The Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of the Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. How has Fann Markel, 90, been able to operate her business this long?"Because I'm a stubborn, old lady." Markel responded.As soon as you meet Fann Markel you realize she is in charge, making her a successful businesswoman for the last 55 years in Buffalo."Well I'm very sad about retiring, but I think there is a time in everyone’s life where they just say, that's it," said Markel.Markel uses a cane to steady herself as she navigates through the many rooms of her Delaware Avenue shop. But she does it all in style – her silver hair, in a blunt cut, is held back in a red bandana headband. She tells us she recalls as a young woman attending Cornell and then getting m... http://news.wbfo.org/post/after-55-years-beloved-90-year-old-florist-closing-shop
Becoming a florist saved this woman's life - Plymouth HeraldWednesday, April 11, 2018
I had hit rock bottom. I had a mental breakdown" Catherine said. Read MoreCatherine Scawn took up floristry after a recommendation from her doctorThe mental breakdown prompted Catherine to visit her doctor for help and she suggested that Catherine should take up an activity to keep her head and hands busy. Catherine said: "Having struggled for years bringing up our three boys, my husband and I even separating at one point due to the stress and strains of living with my middle son, who is diagnosed with autism and adhd."It all got too much for me, constantly having to call the police, worrying about what he was going to do next to our home, his siblings or my husband, who had had open heart surgery in the past."Read MoreA little while later, Catherine was scrolling through Facebook, when she saw an advert for a flower arranging course.She took the leap and thought "why not give it a go" and now she is thanking the hobby for "saving" her life.The 40-year-old has now started her own budding floristry business and has never looked back. Read MoreCatherine Scawn says floristry has saved her life"I'd always liked arranging my own flowers on the rare occasion I had received any and I'd always had a creative side" she said.Catherine began her course at Honors Flower School in Peverell in June, and has used social media to grow her online business, 'Cath's Scentiments'.She said: "The interest was amazing, it wasn't long before I had a few orders coming ...
How to Save on Wedding Flowers - New York TimesWednesday, April 11, 2018
The founders of Bloomerent, Julia Capalino, left, and Danit Zamir, right, with the florist Carly Ragosta, demonstrating how flowers are reused from the first wedding to the next.When Nathalie Guedes and her husband, Christopher Zardoya, were planning their wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, they knew they wanted flowers — and lots of them. “We’re both from Miami, so we’re used to tropical plants and flowers everywhere,” she said. Still, they didn’t want to spend too much money. Centerpieces and bouquets are often thrown away after the night ends, and as architects, they believe strongly in sustainability.“Weddings can be so wasteful, so we tried to reuse as much as we could,” said Ms. Guedes, who budgeted $2,000 for florals. She and her husband used discarded squares of marble from finished architectural projects to make decorative table number plaques and seating number assignments. Then Ms. Guedes discovered Bloomerent, a company that finds ways for brides and grooms to share wedding flowers. “We loved that our flowers would have a second life,” she said. And, of co...
'It's devastating,' Forsyth mayor says of business fire on the Monroe County square - The TelegraphWednesday, April 11, 2018
They did an outstanding job," Herndon said.Wilson said a law office and a consulting firm neighbor the florist."It's part of a block of several office buildings," Wilson said. "We were very fortunate they kept it contained. ... This is only two doors down from the Grits Cafe.."Forsyth police officers came through the square about 10 minutes before the fire was reported but did not see anything out of the ordinary, Wilson said.The Flowers by Helen building has two roofs, and firefighters had to pull part of a roof apart to make sure the fire was out.Light smoke was all that remained five hours after the fire started. Ellis has been in business for more than two decades in downtown Forsyth."It's devastating for her to lose her business," Wilson said.According to Monroe County tax records, the building was built in 1890.No injuries were reported in the fire."They worked hand in glove to put it out," Wilson said. "They did a great job. Hats off to the firefighters."Co-owner Mike Ellis said they are looking for a temporary location and hope to be in place by the end of the week to keep the flower shop open as they rebuild."This community's been good to us for over 22 years we've been in this location, and we look forward to being here another 22 if the good Lord is willing," he said. Ellis' business M&E Construction, which is attached to the flower shop, was destroyed. A law office next door sustained heavy smoke damage. http://www.macon.com/news/local/article208431714.html