Local Flower Shop News
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
He employs a retired couple to deliver flowers all over Cuyahoga County.Robertson’s local projects include Fashion Week Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, and Eton Chagrin Boulevard. He has also designed Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the past two years, as well as their annual holiday Glow show.Moving forward, Robertson has his eyes on the courtyard outside his back door, where Shawn Paul Salon patrons often gather. When the spring arrives, he plans to adorn the courtyard with planters full of his designs. He has been working with a Cleveland Heights event planner and says he hopes to host local vendors in the courtyard this summer.“I want to start doing more local things,” he says. “The neighborhood has really embraced us, and we get a lot more walk-in customers. It’s been great for us.”Stems Fleur is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (but Saturday hours can be “hit or miss” until Robertson can bring someone in to tend shop when he is working on a show.)... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Aces of Trades – Griffin’s Floral Design - The Newark AdvocateSunday, February 10, 2019
Rick, named after then-owner Richard Claprood. He and his wife Janice were marketing innovators in the floral industry. They originated, for instance, the grocery store flower shop concept in the Columbus area. That concept quickly spread to many of the Columbus area hospitals. Griffin worked with the Claproods for 10 years. Then he bought the business. It’s now Griffin’s Floral Design. “As they say,” Griffin said, “the rest is history.” Russ Griffin, 45, grew up in the Detroit metropolitan area before he and his family came to Pataskala in 1990. He soon started at Flowers by Rick. All the while, however, he had serious thoughts of becoming a police officer. “I always looked up to the job police officers had,” he explained. “Helping people appealed to me. It just took me a while to understand exactly how I was supposed to do it. In 1999 I gave my life over to Christ and He made it clear through open and closed doors that self-employment through the floral industry was where He wanted me.” “Being from Detroit,” he added, “I never would have imagined living in Ohio, let alone being a florist! I thought as a kid I would be a famous soccer player. I never really thought more than that. But being obedient moved me in the direction that was intended. It’s come with many challenges, but I have much confidence this is where I belong.” Griffin said a typical day means he’s “pulled in many different directions, like any small business owner.” But he added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.” He and co-owner wife, Sarah, oversee four l... https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2018/11/05/aces-trades-griffins-floral-design/1699460002/
Mother's Day gift ideas: Our picks for flowers in Palm Beach County - Palm Beach PostTuesday, March 19, 2019
Mom flowers for Mother’s Day? Check out local flower shops before you head online. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for ASDA)We’ve pulled together some of our picks for local florists serving every area of Palm Beach County.Maybe your mom isn’t into flowers? Check out our full, exclusive Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide. Contact: Quantum Town Centre, 1034 Gateway Blvd., #106, Boynton Beach; 561-628-1361Visit their websiteIn addition to flowers, the shop offers a number of artisan and specialty gifts, including some items made by South Florida-based artists. Gift wrapping is also available.Contact: 13889 Wellington Trace, Suite A12, Wellington; 561-795-9299Visit their websiteThe family owned and operated business has been serving the Wellington area since 1991. The shop offers floral, plant, and orchid arrangements in addition to an expanded line of silk and artificial flowers and permanent botanicals.Contact: 450 S. Old Dixie Hwy. Unit 6, Jupiter; 561-746-1288Visit their websiteFor more than six decades, this family owned and operated business has served the Jupiter area. The shop has a variety of Mother’s Day arrangements and decorative vases, including Waterford Crystal. Plants, orchids, silk and artificial flowers are also available. Floral arrangements can be paired with a number of gift items, including chocolates.Contact: 411 7th St. Suite 10, West Palm Beach; 561-659-0772Visit their websiteLove’s Flower Shop opened in ... http://malled.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/04/27/mothers-day-gift-ideas-our-picks-for-flowers-in-palm-beach-county/
Stourbridge florist Laura Leong to take part in Interflora World Cup - Dudley NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
A STOURBRIDGE florist has been picked to represent the UK and Ireland at one of the most prestigious floral design competitions in the world. Fresh from being crowned Interflora Florist of the Year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last summer - Laura Leong, of The Flower Basket, will be competing at the world-renowned Interflora World Cup at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show in Pennsylvania. The 46-year-old faces tough competition as she takes on 22 of the finest floral designers from five different continents, each aiming to go home with the top accolade. She said: "It’s an absolute honour to have been chosen to go through and represent the UK and Ireland at the 2019 Interflora World Cup this year off the back of winning the UK’s Florist of the Year competition. "As competitions go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this and my opposition couldn’t be tougher, but I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge." During the competition, Laura - who has work... https://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/17461178.stourbridge-florist-laura-leong-to-take-part-in-interflora-world-cup/
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
Hippie-ish Chain Flower Child Opens Today in the Woodlands With Chia Seed Wraps - Eater HoustonTuesday, March 19, 2019
March 6, at 1900 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite 100. The opening celebration’s festivities will include a giveaway of $25 gift cards to the first 100 guests, along with flower bouquets from local florist The Party Architects. Flower Child will also donate a portion of proceeds from opening day sales to Texas Children’s Hospital.The Woodlands Flower Child outpost joins another newish healthy chain, True Food Kitchen, which opened last year in the neighborhood. This Flower Child location boasts pet-friendly outdoor seating, a separate to-go line, and eclectic decor with peace signs and bright murals. Flower Child’s Woodlands location is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Flower Child’s Woodlands location Photo: Shelby Tsika... https://houston.eater.com/2019/3/6/18253148/flower-child-the-woodlands-opening
Bloomex Partners with ALS Canada - MENAFN.COMTuesday, March 19, 2019
Canada on Bloomex.ca during ALS Awareness Month in June 2019. Fifteen percent of each bouquet purchase will be donated to ALS Canada. Bloomex is also proud to be the Official Florist of this year's ALS Canada Research Forum in Toronto. Hosted by ALS Canada, this invitation-only event is an opportunity to hear about the promise that scientific advancement holds for ALS. It will be attended by over 300 passionate and engaged leaders including researchers, clinicians, partners, donors, advocates and people and families living with ALS. Bloomex will be providing centerpieces, as well as $10 gift cards for all attendees. "We are delighted to partner with ALS Canada," says Sue McDonald, Director of PR and Corporate Sponsorship at Bloomex Canada. "ALS can take a devastating toll on both patient and family. Bloomex is proud to help the effort in providing support for those diagnosed and in funding research to find new treatments, or even a cure." "It's so exciting to see this partnership with a company like Bloomex," said Denis Blais, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015. "It means a lot to the ALS community as well as the many people who have connections with the disease. With a partnership like this, people can donate to the cause all through the year, just by offering flowers, or gift baskets to their loved ones. Everybody wins, it's fabulous! Thank you Bloomex for stepping up and supporting people living with ALS." About Bloomex Canada Bloomex is the largest florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company's site at Bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia. To learn more about other Bloomex campaigns click here . About ALS Canada Founded in 1977, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. We are a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, we fund peer-reviewed research grants, foster collaboration and build capacity within Canada's ALS research community and participate in new areas of research where we are well-positioned to have an impact. Within Ontario, ALS Canada has a role similar to that of the provincial ALS societies providing services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS. Through advocacy federally and provincially within Ontario, ALS Canad... https://menafn.com/1098275350/Bloomex-Partners-with-ALS-Canada