Local Flower Shop News
Newtown Florist Club to host community meeting on increased Park Hill policing - Gainesville TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
We hope this meeting will help to keep the lines of communication open between community and police,” said Rose Johnson, executive director of the Florist Club.Gainesville Police announced in mid-February that there would be an increased law enforcement presence along Park Hill Drive.“Something has happened on Park Hill Drive that is adversely affecting police-community relations,” Johnson said. “When people feel under siege and become fearful that in an instant anything can go down when police officers pull up, especially when they have not committed a crime, it’s time to re-evaluate the community policing approach.”Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said he is meeting with Johnson ahead of the event to talk about what they want out of Monday’s conversation.“More than anything, if there is direct action of officer wrongdoing, I want to know about it, because all of our officers wear body cameras. Bring those to our attention. What I think is happening is there’s a lot of hearsay going on, but nobody can bring me time and date of wrongful action that we can look into,” Parri... https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/newton-florist-club-host-community-meeting-increased-park-hill-policing/
Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day - lehighvalleylive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Edwards, who works for the Flower Essence flower and gift ship in Forks Township, was part of the nationwide Petal It Forward Day organized by the Society of American Florists.Edwards was giving away two roses each, one to pay it forward to someone and allow that person to do the same to someone else. She had already given away 15 stems by 9 a.m. and people's reactions were "amazing," said the Upper Mount Bethel Township resident. "Everybody's smiling."Flower Essence, owned by Brandi Lynch, plans to give away 1,000 roses on Wednesday in its delivery area, including Easton, Bethlehem, Palmer Township, Nazareth and the Slate Belt.The Society of American Florists said flowers will be given away in more than 400 cities in all 50 states.The society says it has science on its side; a Rutgers study showed giving flowers helped spread positive emotions, some that lasted for days.People were posting on social media using the #PetalItForward hashtag. Sarah Cassi may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2018/10/easton_area_florist_giving_awa.html
Floral Craft shop surprises with unique take on bouquets - The East County CalifornianTuesday, March 19, 2019
San Diego,” she said. “I lived in El Cajon since I was three, went to Madison, Montgomery, and Granite Hills. I was looking for jobs on Craigslist and I came across florist positions. I applied to floral shops. I never heard back. I came to find out they were looking for people with five years of experience.”But Sanchez would not be stopped, finally landing a position with a local florist.Sanchez opened in her current location in September 2017.“I have done hundreds of weddings over the years with The Floral Craft,” said wedding planner, Tawnee Gomez, who owns Urban Shindigs. “My company’s clientele consists of all types of styles including dark, and edgy, modern and minimalist, to boho and chic. Danielle is so versatile and always meets her customers’ vision.”Despite the rocky beginnings that come with entrepreneurship, Sanchez said the business community has been supportive.“James Davis, co-owner of Flour Power Bakery came over and said, ‘You’re going to make it,” Sanchez said. “I am not typical. I sell unique gifts. I sell crystals, incense, and even taxidermied bugs. I use all things nature and incorporate elements.”Everything from traditional roses to unique bouquets can be purchased at the floral shop. Sanchez said she she’s a beautiful side of the community through her shop.“I had two little boys, had to be 10 or 11, shop on Valentines’ Day, and stopped by,” she said. “Each bought one rose and were going to give it to their girlfriends. They were going back to their baseball game. Last week, I had another little boy buy flowers for his mom with his own money.”Visit: www.thefloralcraft.com for more information. https://eccalifornian.com/floral-craft-shop-surprises-with-unique-take-on-bouquets/
Flower Pot florists inadvertently attracting lovers of pot, not peonies - Montreal GazetteTuesday, March 19, 2019
There are also green plants galore. But none of the aforementioned can be smoked.No matter, people continue to call or drop into this florist shop on Notre-Dame St. W. and inquire about purchasing pot. That has everything to do with the name of the place, Le Pot de Fleurs / The Flower Pot.In spite of the fact that the only shops permitted to sell pot in Montreal are the provincially run Société québécoise du cannabis outlets, the message has clearly not been registered by some stoners.And so it is that Flower Pot proprietors Pia and Herbert Teichmann have been deluged by those in search of marijuana.No sooner was cannabis made legal here than the couple learned that would-be buyers went online to Google “weed stores near me” and their shop was among the destinations listed.“So I started getting phone calls asking how long the lineup was around our store,” Pia says. “Other callers wanted to know if I had any edibles or oils in stock. Then some started dropping by and wanted to know about all the different kinds of pot we carried. I had no idea there were so many different varieties of pot. At first, I didn’t even know what the people were talking about, because I’m not a marijuana person.”The deluge hasn’t stopped.“No matter what we say, we’re still getting requests. It’s nuts. But, clearly, the weed business is better than the flower business,” Herbert says. “We’d definitely be making more money at it.”But they’re not the only florists or shopkeepers dealing with this.“It seems that anyone who has &lsqu... https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/flower-pot-florists-inadvertently-attracting-lovers-of-pot-not-peonies
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