Pemberton Flower Shop News
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
A few have been doing so for more than a century.
“It was like we went straight from winter to summer,” said Janna Pemberton Schmidt, who runs Pemberton Greenhouses with her siblings, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Colin Pemberton, and her husband, Jeff Schmidt. “It’s been a strong but fast year, because of the late freeze.”
The plastic-covered greenhouses at Pemberton, located off Georgetown Road, are loaded with cascading hanging baskets and long rows of bright geraniums, begonias and other popular blooming stock this time of year, along with packed tables of tropical palms, orchids and ferns. In July, the nursery will begin tending to its seasonal inventory of more than 18,000 poinsettias, hand-pinching each plant to encourage full and festive blooms in time for Christmas.
Schmidt and her siblings are the sixth generation to run the family business, which was started in 1871 and passed to them in recent years from their mother, Judy Pemberton. The nursery has evolved multiple new services to address the regional community’s plant needs, including plant rentals and storage services, for residential and business clients who don’t have the time or space to keep their planted invest-ments thriving for the entire year.
Local restaurants also use the service to decorate their outdoor patios with greenery during the warmer seasons. Pemberton now has 20,000 square feet of dedicated greenhouse space... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
Dude, who's your florist? - The Daily WorldTuesday, August 29, 2017
By Lisa Pemberton The OlympianA Shelton man could face drug charges after police intercepted a box that he tried to ship containing marijuana, according to Shelton Police Lt. Mike Fiola.A local shipping company contacted police after a suspicious package was dropped off on Tuesday.“The company expressed concern when they noticed a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the package,” Fiolo wrote in a news release.Shelton Police obtained a search warrant to access the box’s contents. Inside they found 121 grams of processed marijuana.The marijuana was confiscated and police put a copy of the search warrant in the box and shipped it to the intended recipient at an address in Starkville, Mississippi.Then, Shelton Police Det. Dan Patton contacted the man who had attempted to send the package.“The suspect explained they didn’t know it was marijuana, and thought they were just sending ‘flowers’ to a friend,” Fiola wrote. “Although the suspect admitted to being a marijuana smoker for over 15 years,...
Learn about Pine Barrens plants this summer in Southampton - South Jersey Local NewsTuesday, November 22, 2016
The classroom portion of the course will be held every Thursday from7 to 9 p.m., from June 2 through Aug. 4, at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance headquarters at 17 Pemberton Road in Southampton.To register online, go to https://donate.njconservation.org/2016-plant-course-fundamentals. For more information, contact Bill Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-997-0725.Registration is $150 per person. High school and college students with a valid ID may register for a 50 percent discount at $75 per person. http://www.southjerseylocalnews.com/entertainment/learn-about-pine-barrens-plants-this-summer-in-southampton/article_e7023920-9cdb-510a-ab44-608a0c391ba7.html
Sunflower selfie craze is center of Springfield festival - Burlington County TimesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Johnson's Locust Hall Farm's Sunflower September Festival next week. A new end-of-summer sunflower experience has officially kicked off in the region.Thousands of people from across New Jersey are converging on area family farms, frolicking in fields of blooming sunflowers, snapping Instagram selfies and other photos and clipping a few blooming flowers to take home.Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Springfield picked up on the sunflower craze last year and is now expanding its Sunflower September Festival, which begins Sept. 7 and will offer a “photo trail” and “pick-your-own” experience throughout the month.“The sunflower craze is here again and in a big way,” said Allie Johnson, the farm’s events coordinator.She said the farm has always lined its 1,500-foot driveway with blooms, but “it wasn’t until two years ago that we noticed our customers calling and stopping in to see our sunflowers. So that very next season we thought why not turn our little driveway patch into a five-acre field and really put on a show.”Johnson's Locust Hall Farm is located at 2691 Monmouth Road. Call 609-353-9000 or visit www.johnsonslocusthallfarm.com/visit-us/. ... https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20190902/sunflower-selfie-craze-is-center-of-springfield-festival
F.C. Florist Sends Bouquets to Congresswomen Targeted by Trump - Falls Church News PressTuesday, September 10, 2019
Born in the Soviet Union-controlled Uzbekistan, Rabinovich and her family traversed through multiple countries before finally getting clearance to come to the U.S. She would grow up in the New Jersey/New York area, earning her citizenship by the time she was 16 and would later go on to get her degree in visual merchandising and interior design. AdvertisementsHer first job was working in a flower shop, an occupation that was always seen as a fallback for Rabinovich whenever she was in between gigs. She later realized she enjoyed working in flower shops more than any other job and started her own business out of her apartment in Arlington. Rabinovich wound up purchasing Galleria Florist in July 2015 when searching for a production space to operate out of, and last December she became an owner of Nosegay Flowers in Washington, D.C. — a former employer of hers.She re-emphasized that the flowers were merely a show of goodwill, but did add a general message to all Americans that, “The U.S. is a melting pot. It stands for inclusivity, not exclusivity. That’s what’s going to keep us going; diversity and the knowledge our immigrants bring to the country.”Share this:Comments comments... https://fcnp.com/2019/07/31/f-c-florist-sends-bouquets-to-congresswomen-targeted-by-trump/
BBB consumer warning: Graduation gifts that never arrive - KTVZTuesday, August 13, 2019
But Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is warning consumers about a growing number of complaints against one online florist.Troys Florist , based out of New Jersey, operates the website, http://www.troysflorist.com. The company pays to boost its presence in online searches across the country making it appear to be a local florist. BBB consumer complaints indicate they were billed for flowers that never arrived.Emily Keizer of Florence, Oregon filed a complaint with BBB after ordering flowers for her grandparents' anniversary."I was rushing to get something sent and made the mistake of clicking on the first mobile link that looked okay," she said.Keizer adds that as a millennial, she should be savvy to online scams, so if she was tricked, "there are probably lots of people out there who didn't even realize their flowers were never delivered."BBB has received 191 complaints against Troys Florist, reporting the company delivered incorrect arrangements, charged for flowers that never arrived and did not honor refunds. The company has failed to respond to BBB."It's always a good idea to use bbb.org to research online companies before doing business with them," advises Dawn Johnson, Better Business Bureau Northwest +Pacific Spokesperson.Here ... https://www.ktvz.com/news/bbb-consumer-warning-graduation-gifts-that-never-arrive/1083986113
Crest Florist - BestofNJ.comTuesday, July 23, 2019
Since 1964, Crest Florist has been a go-to floral shop for New Jersey Brides. Brides who use their services praise the swift, efficient setup and the gorgeously arranged centerpieces, floral stands, and bouquets. Their team excels at whisking the arrangements into place without disrupting other wedding staff or preparations.Crest Florist on Social MediaVisit the Best of NJ Wedding Planning Directory to see other great services in your area. https://bestofnj.com/directory/service/florist/north-jersey-florists/essex-county-florists/crest-florist/