Woodside Flower Shop News
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
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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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
FTD Companies (FTD) & Soupman (OTCMKTS:SOUPQ) Critical Review - Baseball Daily NewsMonday, December 17, 2018
The company was formerly known as Passport Arts, Inc. and changed its name to Soupman, Inc. in January 2011. Soupman, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Staten Island, New York.!--Keyword: F... https://www.baseballdailydigest.com/news/2018/12/17/reviewing-ftd-companies-ftd-and-soupman-soupq.html
Floom, the online marketplace and SaaS for florists, receives $2.5M seed - TechCrunchMonday, December 17, 2018
The round was round led by Firstminute Capital, and will be used by the London-headquartered startup to continue to expand to the U.S., where it already operates in New York and L.A., and to further develop its software offering.Additional investors include Tom Singh (founder of New Look), Pembroke VCT, Wing Chan (CTO digital experiences of The Hut Group) and Carlos Morgado (former CTO of Just Eat). Morgado has also joined Floom’s board.Founded by 31-year-old Lana Elie in 2016, Floom bills itself as a curated marketplace for independent florists. Alongside this, the company’s technology platform gives florists the software and tools they need to create and deliver “beautifully crafted bouquets” to customers. It’s this SaaS play that Elie says sets Floom apart from competitors.“We rely on a network [of florists], like many of the bigger competitors, so that we can offer same-day delivery without the risk of holding stock ourselves,” she tells me. “But instead of telling the florists what to create and what to hold in stock, we built them an Etsy-like UI to design and deliver beautifully crafted bouquets to our online communities themselves.”This sees florists provide... https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/02/floom/
Flower District is next as Manhattans old markets vanishMonday, December 17, 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,... https://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20180814/REAL_ESTATE/180819968/flower-district-is-next-as-manhattan-s-old-markets-vanish
$60,000 in wild irises disappeared from Coast highway. Here’s why. - Sun HeraldTuesday, December 04, 2018
The irises were provided in 2015 by the Louisiana Iris Gardens in Tully, New York, and Bois d’Arc Gardens of Schriever, Louisiana. They were planted in 15-foot by 36-foot areas of the highway in medians north and south of Bayou LaCroix. Students from CLIMB CDC in Gulfport and AmeriCorps in Waveland were working in the flower beds on Thursday. Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews... https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/hancock-county/article221343810.html