Local Flower Shop News
How do you make sure your flowers, like your love, lasts longer than a single night? ALICE SMELLIE buys a selection ... - Daily MailSunday, February 11, 2018
So how do you ensure that your flowers, like your love, lasts longer than a single night? ALICE SMELLIE purchased a selection of Valentine’s bouquets from the High Street, online and specialist florists to see how they fared over 10 days and invited Orlando Hamilton, Head Designer at Front Row Florist, (and supplier to the A-list) to give his expert assessment... THE SPLIT BOUQUETINTERFLORA Spring Jam Jar Trio, £20, ocado.comWHAT: A pretty grouping of purple and cream spring flowers, incuding three white tulips, three blue anemones and ten narcissi, which are packaged as three bunches in a long cardboard box along with three ribbon trimmed glass jam jars and a guarantee of more than three days. These so-called split-bouquets are the new trendy design - and by splitting the bouquets, the water says fresher, hopefully meaning they last for longer.I trim the ends and pop them into clean water with the accompanying flower food. Fortunately, little arranging is required and the flowers look fresh and far more original than just a bunch.ORLANDO SAYS: An unusual and fun combination. Spring flowers tend to turn quite quickly. I’d have left out the purple anemones and stayed with whites and greens for extra sophistication. Tulips are one of the only flowers which continue to grow once cut. If they start drooping then take an inch or two off the bottom.LASTING LOVE? By day three a lone tulip is starting to droop slightly, and the anemones are in full bloom. The next day, two anemone heads are looking sad, and ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5374621/Alice-Smellies-Valentines-Day-bouquet-test.html
Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent - Washington TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
After 83 years in business, Johnson’s Florist and Garden Center will close its Tenleytown location Sunday despite its neighbors begging the landlord, American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there.American University has rented the commercial space that Johnson’s occupies at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW for the last decade.On Jan. 3, the shop — which employs about 50 people and sells a wide variety of items including house plants and floral arrangements — posted a notice saying the university had increased the rent, forcing it to close.“They increased the rent by about 30 percent,” Johnson’s general manager, John Williams, told The Washington Times.Tenleytown neighbors formed an ad hoc committee to help Johnson’s remain open and requested meetings with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell. On Wednesday night, the committee met with university representatives in what turned into tense, back-and-forth exchanges. Ms. Burwell did not attend the meeting.The verbal exchanges often spun in circle...
What's the best florist in New Hampshire? - WMUR ManchesterSunday, February 11, 2018
AdvertisementBut where's the best place to get flowers in New Hampshire? This week, we're looking for the best New Hampshire florist. Let us know where you go when you want to get the freshest flowers in the most creative displays.Share your vote in the comments on our Facebook page. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, and we'll give you the results the next day. http://www.wmur.com/article/whats-the-best-florist-in-new-hampshire-2018/16763894
Local Shop Enchanted Florist Smashes Competition for 4th Year in a Row - Digital JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ - Local shop, Enchanted Florist, has smashed the competition as Arizona’s top floral shop for the 4th year in a row.In an annual contest hosted by Arizona Foothills Magazine, members of the community voted Enchanted Florist as “Best Florist,” with a majority vote for 2018. “We are absolutely thrilled,” says Lana Ground of Enchanted Florist. “After 4 years in a row as the winner of the best florist, we believe we are on the right track. It’s a great feeling to know our community is happy with our services and floral arrangements.”Lana’s inspiration for flowers began long before she owned Enchanted Florist Scottsdale, AZ. Lana spent much of her childhood growing up on a flower farm, where her family grew many species, including mums, carnations, tulips and roses. Lana recalls selling the flowers at a local market, “It was a great experience to work in the greenhouses and create my own floral arrangements. I got so much praise from the local community for my designs and though... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3639672
Give Valentine's Day flowers some TLC for flor-amore - West Plains Daily QuillSunday, February 11, 2018
Cut the stems again about every third day and place flowers in fresh solution. This works equally well for flowers from a florist or from your home garden, Trinklein said.When flowers arrive in a vase or if you buy a floral arrangement, ask the florist if preservatives were added. Boxed flowers such as roses may arrive with a small packet of preservative to add when the flowers are arranged.Floral preservatives usually contain food, mostly in the form of sugar, along with a material to reduce the pH of the water, such as citric acid. The latter is helpful since bacteria tend to multiply more slowly in slightly acidic solutions. Additionally, preservatives contain a bactericide to further slow the growth of bacteria. Finally, a wetting agent is added to reduce the surface tension of the water. This allows the water to more easily travel through the xylem.Commercial preservatives are convenient, but homemade solutions work equally well. Trinklein’s solution uses lemon-lime soda to provide sugar and acid. Mouthwash provides the needed bactericide and dishwashing liquid serves as a wetting agent.Preservatives help flowers last longer, but they will not last forever.“The beauty and ephemeral nature of a rose or other Valentine’s Day flower is part of what makes it special,” Trinklein said. “Perhaps they would not be as appreciated if they lasted forever.”DAVID TRINKLEIN’S ‘ELIXIR OF YOUTH’ FOR CUT FLOWERS1 pint lemon-lime soda (not diet)1 pint water1 teaspoon antiseptic mouthwash such as Listerine or Scope1-2 drops dishwashing liquid...