Local Flower Shop News
Fiesta, Flowers and Floats: El Desfile Histórico Puts Santa Barbara's Historical Flair on ParadeTuesday, August 28, 2018
Equestrian pageantry, upbeat music and the hot-blooded art form of Spanish dancing were on display as Old Spanish Days Fiesta’s 94th annual El Desfile Histórico kicked off at noon at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeding east along the Santa Barbara waterfront to State Street, and then traveling up State to Sola Street.This year's parade featured more than 600 participants, including horses and riders, floats, marching bands and mariachi groups, walking groups, dancers, antique carriages, coaches and wagons. About 80 groups participated in the Fiesta Historical Parade.“When you are riding up the street, and there are so many people and little kids on the curb waving frantically and elderly people — it embodies La Presidenta Denise’s (Sanford) theme ‘Celebrate Traditions,'" said Vestal, who is this year’s honorary presidente. “You see families set up with food, their chairs and blankets, and you know it’s a big deal.“It’s cool to be on the inside, looking out and watching the rest of Santa Barbara celebrate traditions.” Horses and riders were among the hundreds of participants in Fiesta’s Historical Parade. (Fritz Olenberger photo / courtesy of Old Spanish Days) The enthusiasm extended beyond the performers. Crowd traditions included tossing cascarones (confetti-filled eggs) and shouting “Viva la Fiesta!”An estimated 37,600 spectators watched along the nearly two-mile parade route, according to Anthony Wagner, a Santa Barbara Police Department spokesman. The procession wrapped up shortly before 2 p.m.Sitting curbside with her family along the 1400 block of State Street, Santa Barbara native Raeleen Rodriguez said she enjoyed the parade views.“We enjoy crushing eggs and watching the parade,” said Rodriguez, a 30-year Santa Barbara resident. “The kids like the horses, and I like the music.”Setting up chairs early and putti... https://www.noozhawk.com/article/fiesta_parade_20180803
Gainan's Flowers moving into former Hastings location - Billings GazetteTuesday, September 26, 2017
Center plans to open a new location in West Park Promenade, filling 18,000 square feet of space that has remained vacant since the 2016 closure of Hastings Entertainment.Gainan's will also close its West End and downtown locations.Charley Hamwey, of Real Estate by Hamwey said Gainan’s has signed a 10-year lease with West Park Promenade, and the new store is expected to be open in early 2018 after design and construction are completed.Gainan’s Heights Flowers & Garden will remain in its current location.“In a changing retail world, we have spent months researching and poring over options for Gainan’s Flowers to continue our same level of service to Billings and the surrounding area, while adapting to this change," Mick Gainan said in a press release.Both Gainan’s current locations on North 30th Street in downtown Billings and on 24th Street West are available for lease at this time.Family-owned Gainan’s has been a fixture in the Billings retail scene since 1951. One day Grant Gainan announced to his wife, Betty, that he planned to leave his job as a firefighter and open a flower shop.Her response: "But I don't know a petunia from a geranium," is a cherished piece of family lore.The April 28, 1951, is... http://billingsgazette.com/business/gainan-s-flowers-moving-into-former-hastings-location/article_da37c7cb-24a3-5b9e-9f84-6cfc9c7cbebc.html
Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppersTuesday, October 30, 2018
And of course, if you'd rather choose the flowers for your home, you can always browse a huge selection at WaitroseFlorist.com. ... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/shopping/a23560057/waitrose-surprise-flower-online-delivery-service/
6 tips on buying flowers onlineTuesday, October 30, 2018
Most people don’t have flowers in their gardens that they can pick as it takes a lot of discipline to grow them. The easiest way to give someone flower is to order it at the online florist shop. The following are 6 tips on what you should do before buying flowers online. Find Out Whether the Flower is in SeasonIf you want to give someone flower, you would first think what flowers she likes. However, before ordering the flowers, you must first check whether the flower is in season. If the flower is in season, it will be cheaper as they don’t have to be imported. For example, poinsetta is always available in Christmas season. Tulip comes to mind when it is in the spring season. Roses, dahlias, peonies and snapdragons are some of the flowers of summer season. Usually, you can check the seasonal flowers at the online florist site. Buy Flowers that Matches Her PersonalityIf you have no idea what types of flower she likes, you can just buy flowers that matches her personality. Every flower carries a different meaning. You can search online for the meaning of these flowers and order a custom bouquet containing the flowers that carries the meaning you want to tell her. A custom flower bouquet like this will make the recipient feel more special. Use the Category Navigation to Find a Flower for the OccasionYou can also navigate the site using the category to find ... https://augustafreepress.com/6-tips-on-buying-flowers-online/
Bloomr Offers an Impressive Collection of over 2000 Faux Flower Stems to Create Your Own Artificial Floral ArrangementTuesday, October 30, 2018
Bloomr offers an extensive collection of faux flower stems to create your own DIY floral arrangement or decorate with a bunch of artificial roses in a vase. The faux flowers are designed by the real florists using the highest quality materials to replicate the real flowers like hydrangeas, roses, peonies, lilies, and anemones. Apart from home decoration, their mixed flower arrangements are an important part of the ambience on occasions, such weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, etc. Also a favorite of the DIYer, with over 2000 artificial flowers stems there is surely something for everyone! Bloomr is one of the most sought after names in the artificial floral industry for providing top-quality products at the market's best prices. The company has amassed a customer base all across the world due to its unrivaled commitment to their quality. Their florists make all their arrangements by hand and are happy to customize their floral arrangements. In addition to faux stems, the company also offers Faux Orchid Arrangements, Faux Floral Arrangements, Faux Succulents & Plants, Faux Trees and Pots & Vases Talking about their faux flower stems, one of the representatives of the company stated, "Anyone can be a florist with BLOOMR faux floral stems. We source the highest quality materials and all of our stems are made with lifelike, real-touch technology. What... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4003706
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Flower shop petals for a good causeTuesday, October 30, 2018
CAIRO — A Cairo florist plans to participate in a nationwide random of act of kindness by handing out flowers across Greene County today. Karen’s Flower Shoppe at 271 Main St. is part of Petal It Forward, started by the Society of American Florists. In 2017, Karen’s handed out bouquets of flowers to 100 people. This year, shop employees plan to hand out 300 bouquets to 150 people, owner Karen Gallo said.“When we were out giving these away people, thought it was the most fantastic thing they ever heard of,” Gallo said. “We were going to get more involved and spread more flowers this year.” Petal It Forward’s mission is to hand out two bouquets of flowers per person — one for them to keep and the other to give away, National Society of American Florists Marketing Vice President Jennifer Sparks said.“I consider it to be a gesture of communication — some people just need human connection,” Sparks said. “We want to give people the surp... https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/flower-shop-%E2%80%98petals%E2%80%99-good-cause