Local Flower Shop News
Rare beach flower returns if nibbling mice lose cover - Futurity: Research NewsTuesday, February 27, 2018
Their seeds are in the seed bank or blow in, and they just start popping up.”External funding for this research came from the National Science Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.Source: Washington University in St. Louis... http://www.futurity.org/tidestroms-lupine-mice-1678882-2/
Show your love with local flowers - The San Diego Union-TribuneSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day, and one reliable source for California-grown tulips is reinforcing my hunch. Stargazer Barn offers just-picked tulips from its Humboldt County fields and greenhouses. There’s an option of pairing two dozen tulips with a vase, chocolates and a bottle of Stargazer wine (sounds perfect for a romantic evening) — $89 plus shipping. A new offering: The farm’s tulip-of-the-month club ($65 per month, available in three-, six- or 12-month options), which ensures that your... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/sd-hm-slow-valentine-20180208-story.html
After 55 years, beloved 90-year-old florist closing up shop - WBFOWednesday, April 11, 2018
A 90-year old Buffalo businesswoman is putting aside her floristry tools for the first time in more than five decades. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of The Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of the Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. How has Fann Markel, 90, been able to operate her business this long?"Because I'm a stubborn, old lady." Markel responded.As soon as you meet Fann Markel you realize she is in charge, making her a successful businesswoman for the last 55 years in Buffalo."Well I'm very sad about retiring, but I think there is a time in everyone’s life where they just say, that's it," said Markel.Markel uses a cane to steady herself as she navigates through the many rooms of her Delaware Avenue shop. But she does it all in style – her silver hair, in a blunt cut, is held back in a red bandana headband. She tells us she recalls as a young woman attending Cornell and then getting m... http://news.wbfo.org/post/after-55-years-beloved-90-year-old-florist-closing-shop
Prescott Valley Florist Flourishing on HWY 69 - Guy Roginson (press release)Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Prescott Valley Florist moved to its new location at 6520 E 2nd St, Ste 1 in Prescott Valley in Sept of 2017.Mention this article 1 week before the week of Mother’s Day and receive 5% off your Mothers Day order!“We are the only true full-service brick and mortar certified Florist in Prescott Valley and are conveniently located just off Glassford Hill Rd in the same building as FooteWork, across from FedEx”, says Donna, Manager of the business. “We pride ourselves on being an important part of this community. Last year we won the Business of the Year award with the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, something we are very proud of. We make a point to send flowers to any business we know of who hosting a ribbon cutting, grand opening or anniversary event. Prescott Valley Florist also offers a monthly floral design class, affectionately known as Wine & Design.”As we gear up for Mother’s Day, we would love to extend a 5% DISCOUNT to any customers who place their Mother’s Day order before the week of...
Analysis: Louisiana's strict licensing standards targeted - Idaho StatesmanWednesday, April 11, 2018
Legislature's regular session.Why is Louisiana the only state in the nation that requires retail florists to pass a licensing exam? Should braiding hair professionally need a license? Does the state really need exams and licensing provisions for interior designers?But supporters of stripping some licensing laws from the books are finding they'll have to chisel away slowly at the rules."You have a lot of people who are in the industries who say, 'Well, I had to do all this. All the people coming after me should have to do this.' I do understand that, but to me if something's bad policy, we shouldn't continue it just because we did it before," said Rep. Julie Emerson, the Carencro Republican spearheading legislative efforts to repeal some requirements.Emerson said the licensing constraints - such as multiple exams, extensive training requirements and hefty fees for some occupations - can be "barriers of entry into the workforce," keeping people from using their skills to earn a living and build their own businesses."Is it enough of a threat to public safety and public health to warrant this type of regulation?" she asked.The deregulation efforts ... http://www.idahostatesman.com/entertainment/article207443714.html
Hirni's Wayside Garden Florist is a much-loved oasis in Pinecrest - Miami's Community NewspapersWednesday, April 11, 2018
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding florist opts for white roses and peonies - CNNWednesday, April 11, 2018
The couple have tasked London florist Philippa Craddock with decorating St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the wedding is set to take place on May 19.Craddock's team plans to use white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, as well as branches of beech, birch and hornbeam for the chapel's floral displays.Many of the plants will be sourced from the gardens and parkland of the royally-owned Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park."Where possible, Philippa will use flowers and plants that are in season and blooming naturally in May," Kensington Palace said in a statement released Saturday. After the wedding, the flowers will be distributed to local charities. Self-taught florist Craddock has been in the business nine years, with past clients including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Hampton Court Palace, and designers Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior.More wedding details revealed Last week, the royal couple revealed that pastry chef Claire Ptak, who was raised in California and now owns London-based...