Local Flower Shop News
Flower distributor receives honor from Gov. Cooper - WCTI12.comSunday, February 11, 2018
Ed and Jeff Glenn, who also own Jefferson's Florist in Greenville, decided there was a market for high-quality artificial floral arrangements. So Ed made some prototypes for a showcase in High Point."And after that High Point market, he came back with a handful of orders," Cherry said. "That's really how the company got started."You can now find their flowers in hotels, museums, department stores and more. Until last year, New Growth would only export internationally every once in a while. State grants gave them a chance to expand, go to international trade shows and gain clients overseas. This past Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper acknowledged the business with the award."We're really proud of the reputation that we have now," Cherry said.It's an impressive feat for a company that exports wonderful items handmade by 15 individuals."We're not looking to be the biggest, we're not looking to compete with big box craft stores, selling fake flowers," Cherry said. "It's always just been really important to us to be the best."... http://wcti12.com/news/local/flower-distributor-receives-honor-from-gov-cooper
Feola's Flowers reels off impressive victory to take over lead in Bob Cupp Memorial Golf League - Record DeltaTuesday, June 20, 2017
Pizza remained in third place with a 24-16 triumph over Hank Ellis Insurance, and Highland Landscaping eked out a 21-19 verdict over Lisa Cain-Edward Jones to stay in fourth.Fisher Auto squeezed past High Point Construction by a 20 ½-19 ½ margin to edge from sixth to fifth.Heading into the quarter’s final week, only 9 ½ points separate the top seven teams.Bob Post of Lisa Cain-Edward Jones claimed Low Actual honors with a 36, with First Community Bank’s Lynn Helmick and Kyle Lane of Sam’s Pizza following with 37 and 39, respectively.Post and Bud Mick of Sam’s Pizza shared Low Net laurels at 32, with Highland Landscaping’s Don Nestor carding a 33.The standings, top individual performers and this week’s schedule:STANDINGS Team Points1. Feola’s Flowers 892. Loudin Insurance 873. Sam’s Pizza 86 ½4. Highland Landscaping 83 ½5. Fisher Auto 836. High Point Construction 827. First Community Bank 79 ½8. Lisa Cain-Edward Jones 749. Custom Cabinets 6910. Hank Ellis Insurance 66 ½Low Actual – Par 36Bob Post, Lisa Cain-Edward Jones, 36.Lynn Helmick, First Community Bank, 37.Kyle Lane, Sam’s Pizza, 39.Low Net – Par 36Bob Post, Lisa Cain-Edward Jones, 32.Bud Mick, Sam’s Pizza, 32.Don Nestor Highland Landscaping, 33.This Week’s ScheduleHighland Landscaping vs. Custom CabinetsSam’s Pizza vs. Lisa Cain-Edward JonesFirst Community Bank vs. Fisher AutoFeola’s Flowers vs. Loudin InsuranceHank Ellis Insurance vs. High Point Construction...
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half block of property, making it the “largest and b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
5 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Wedding Flowers - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
We're not talking unsightly floral combinations here, but rather about the way brides approach meeting with their florists—much of it having to do with expectation vs. reality. To get the inside track on what to avoid and how to approach thinking about flowers for your wedding, we spoke to the oh-so-talented Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn, a New York City based floral company. Take note, brides-to-be, there's a whole lot of super useful info packed into these 5 tips on what to avoid when choosing wedding flowers!Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew Photography" data-id="5a96faa90f0ce0052e6ab5fe" data-type="image-embed" data-reactid="139" readability="0.74193548387097" Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew PhotographyFlowers by Designs by AhnUnorganized Inspiration BoardsWhen brides put together an inspiration board of their ideas, it can be quite helpful. However, if the collection of images doesn’t follow a theme within the same color palette and style, it can be confusing and more difficult for the florist to understand what the bride actually wants to see on her wedding day. If your photos seem to be all over the place, and you need help deciding on the best route to go for your wedding, have a discussion with the florist first. They can help steer you in the right direction, and you’...
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - WLS-TVWednesday, March 14, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/