Woodside Flower Shop News
Arranging flowers 101 - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, May 23, 2017
Nyna Dolby works with cut flowers from the Filoli estate's gardens when she arranges bouquets for the historic Woodside property. But, you don't have acres and acres of floral options at your disposal when Costco or Safeway will do.
Currently part of the team of arrangers who puts together the weekly flower arrangements at the estate, Dolby has some tips and tricks to make the perfect bouquet for Mother's Day.
Transforming a supermarket bouquetDolby warns that flower bouquets in stores are often made and selected by looking down on them from the top, but that's not how they will look when opened on a tabletop. Dolby recommends unwrapping the flowers when you get home.
"Sort the materials in the bunch into some type of order — sort by type of flower or color of flower or size of flower," Dolby said. "Then recombine the bunch with the flower stems at different lengths, so that each can be seen and positioned in the way they naturally grow."
Pick a vase and a locationWhen selecting flowers at the store, begin thinking about the vase they will go into and where the vase will be pla...
2017 Valentine's Day gift and travel guide - Queens ChronicleTuesday, February 07, 2017
You cannot think of Valentine’s Day without thinking of flowers, and it’s hard to think of flowers without thinking of 1-800Flowers, the company founded and still run by Woodside native Jim McCann. While floral arrangements such as “Modern Love,” “Enchanted Rose Medley” and, for cat aficionados, “Flirty Feline,” are still the company’s main source of income, it has expanded its lines to include food gift baskets and oversized teddy bears. Teleflora is a leading competitor, but it has chosen to stick to its core flower business.Stonewall Kitchen and Savannah Bee are online retailers that offer a wide array of gift baskets as well as kitchen products and tableware. Stonewall Kitchen has more candy offerings while Savannah Bee, as its name indicates, has a lot of honey and honey-based products.Jewelry is a romantic gift staple that comes in all price points. Manhattan retailer Roman & Sunstone (romansunstone.com) has one of the largest collection of high-quality costume jewelry. Its products are also sold at Target. Freida Rothman is a Brooklyn jewelry designer who creates necklaces, medallions and rings from fine metals that range in price from $300 to nearly $700. Capsul Jewelry uses 3-D metal printing to create inexpensive items such as dog-tag necklaces where you can engrave whatever brief message that you want... http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/valentine-s-day-gift-and-travel-guide/article_4aa66bda-ed48-11e6-bf6c-63e4ccbee247.html
Flowers Carries Sooners to Victory - Soonersports.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
FBS to Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech and Clemson's Deshaun Watson, both with 24. Mayfield also has thrown at least two touchdown passes in nine straight games, tied with Toledo's Logan Woodside for the longest active streak in the FBS."Bake is one helluva a player," Flowers said. "He does something special all the time."Westbrook continues to sizzle in conference play and finished with seven receptions for 131 yards (18.7 per catch) and one touchdown. His six straight games with at least 100 yards receiving and at least one score is the longest active streak in the FBS. His six straight 100-yard receiving games is the longest such single-season streak in program history and is tied for the second longest active streak in the FBS.Westbrook had 233 all-purpose yards on 10 touches, which included a career-long 63-yard kickoff return early in the second quarter. (His 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Kansas last week was nullified by penalty.) His 65-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter gave the Sooners the lead for good at 21-17. It was his 12th TD catch in six games and extended his school-record of touchdown plays of 40-plus yards to nine this year. No other OU player in history has more than five in one season.The Sooners defense surrendered 17 points and 194 total yards in the first half, but held the Cyclones to just 96 yards and seven points after intermission. ISU's 160 yards passing marked the third-lowest total against OU this season.Next up, the Sooners host the No. 17/13 Baylor Bears (6-1, 3-1) on Nov. 12 at either 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU has dominated that series as well, 22-3.Dede Westbrook thanks the OU fans in attendance after Thursday night's game at Iowa State. http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID%3D31000%26ATCLID%3D211273414
Learn The Japanese Art Of Flower Arrangement At Filoli - Patch.comTuesday, October 04, 2016
WOODSIDE, CA – Filoli, the grand country estate located in Woodside, is hosting a special presentation on Ikebana -- the Japanese art of flower arrangement.The event will be Thursday, Oct, 20, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. presented by Katsuko Theike.Ikebana is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space and Thielke is a local, talented ikebana artist and Sogetsu instructor well known for her mastery of weaving techniques of leaves and grasses. She will inspire the audience with her artful and creative arrangements. The audience will discover how they can incorporate some of the techniques she will demonstrate into their own designs. Katsuko has written two books; one about Weaving and one about Bamboo. Currently, she is writing two additional books on using lotus leaves and palm fronds in ikebana arrangements. Following her demo there will be a reception, book sale and signing. Fee: $30 members; $40 non-members. Non-member fee includes same day admission to Filol... http://patch.com/california/mountainview/learn-japanese-art-flower-arrangement-filoli
Plan A Great Mother's Day Surprise For Mom: Filoli's Annual Flower Show - Patch.comTuesday, September 20, 2016
News from Filoli:This year, Filoli, the historic country estate in Woodside, celebrates its Centennial and its 28th Anniversary of its Flower Show Fundraiser, which has become a premiere event in the Bay Area on Mother’s Day Weekend.The Flower Show theme this year is “California Then and Now 1916 - 2016” running from Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8. The traditional Mother’s Day weekend event celebrates both the past century in California and the Filoli House’s 100th birthday through flower accented vintage cars, floral interpretations, elegant table settings, children’s bouquets, horticultural collections, educational exhibits and garden vignettes created by over 100 designers who are inspired by this theme. There will be live music all three days. There will be afternoon Flower Arranging Demonstrations on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.In addition to the many professional, amateur and children exhibitors highlighting their talents and creativity throughout the Historic House and renowned formal Garden, Filoli’s vintage greenhouses will be... http://patch.com/california/losgatos/plan-great-mothers-day-surprise-mom-filolis-annual-flower-show
Flower District is next as Manhattan's old markets vanishTuesday, August 28, 2018
It’s almost 6 a.m. on West 28th Street, and as the July sun rises over New York, the senses awaken to unexpected smells. Instead of warming asphalt and truck exhaust, there’s the whiff of wisteria, sweet pea, and hyacinth. Hiding gum-stained sidewalks and storefront gates are carnations and roses stacked along the curb.Though busily transforming into a playground for the ultra-wealthy, Manhattan still retains a hint of its working-class past. While the fish market, meatpacking district, and even the diamond and garment districts are all gone, going, or reduced to tiny versions of their former selves, the flower district remains. In fact, this one-block stretch of Chelsea is the centerpiece of a multibillion-dollar U.S. floral industry, shuttling flowers to the homes and offices of some of the richest, most powerful people in the world.Among the ever-present construction sites sits a labyrinth of wholesale shops, where peonies and calla lilies spill from buckets, awaiting the discerning eyes of floral artists and decorators. From fashion to finance,... http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20180814/REAL_ESTATE/180819968/flower-district-is-next-as-manhattans-old-markets-vanish
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm SpringsTuesday, August 28, 2018
Century Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years or more. The 2018 Century Award honorees are: City Line Florist in Trumbull, Connecticut; Gould's Flowers in Lockport, New York; Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska; and Lake Forest Flowers in Lake Forest, Illinois. "Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit," said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. "But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat." City Line Florist Trumbull, Connecticut City Line Florist has been owned and operated by the Roehrich/Palazzo family since 1918. When Charles Roehrich returned home from World War I, he already had a family history in the floral industry; his grandfather had grown plants in greenhouses in Stratford, Connecticut, in the late 1800s. Charles borrowed a horse and wagon and sold flowering plants and cut flowers at the entrance of St. Michaels cemetery in Stratford, eventually opening up a storefront in Bridgeport, which sat on the city line of Stratford, leading to the name, City Line Florist. In 1975, Charles' son Bob and his grandchildren, Susan and Carl, decided to move to a new location in Trumbull, where they turned an old horse barn into a charming new florist shop. Bob received the Connecticut Florist of the Year Award in 2005. City Line, located in a quaint New England town of 30,000 people, &nb... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069973
Watch Iceage's Japanese Flower Art-Inspired Video for Under The SunTuesday, August 28, 2018
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FIORE florist grew business out of grit and hustleTuesday, August 28, 2018
Pensacola and across the Gulf Coast. The unexpected journey from scrappy college-aged entrepreneur to New York florist to downtown Pensacola business owner took a lot of drive and persistence. Pallin’s 25 years of experience is comprehensive and hard-earned. She quit college at the age of 19 to open her first floral shop, All Occasions. “I told my dad, ‘I’m going to drop out of college and open a flower shop.’ He said, ‘No, you’re not,’ and I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ And I did. I had some flyers made, got on my bicycle and rode around La Jolla, an affluent community near San Diego where we lived, putting flyers on the windshields of Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce’s, offering to sell flowers, do home decor design and help with events. My grandparents helped me get my business off the ground,” Pallin said. Her parents met in Pensacola — her mother lived here and her father was a pilot in the U.S. Navy. When Pallin and her brother were young, the family moved to her father’s hometown of San Diego and Pallin developed her love of design and event planning from her grandmother. Her grandparents were “big entertainers” and Pallin’s grandmother would give her free reign to explore and utilize the contents of their party supply closets to help them throw themed parties for their friends. “That was how I got interested,” explained Pallin. “She let me have fun with it and I loved it, playing in her enormous linen and candle closets and coming up with themes and vignettes for these parties. Their friends started hiring me.&rdqu... https://www.pnj.com/story/life/2018/08/25/pensacola-florist-grew-fiore-business-out-grit-and-hustle/1070517002/