Local Flower Shop News
Vermilion's Tiffany's Flowers is sprouting history amid old town hall - The Morning JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Concerts welcoming local and upcoming artists have also been held on the first floor of her shop, she said, adding, a music video for Wakeman-native and The Voice contestant Emily Keener was shot in the upstairs of the historic building. When Sekeres was looking for the site of her newest building, she thought the old town hall building looked very gloomy inside and she did not want her shop to be there. But her friends fixed cleaned it up, she learned of the building’s character, potential and personality. She said that during festivals or events she holds many people and older citizens come in and share their stories of the building.One slight disadvantage with the historic building is that people come in to only look at the building and don’t realize what she is selling, Sekeres said. However, she uses color, decoration of flowers, smell and merchandise, to help showcase her business. “We are happy here and are blessed,” she said. “The biggest thing is helping other business owners and the town. It comes back.” With the building, Serekes said she plans to have more weddings and other events come to her after hopefully working to refurbish more of the opera house in order to use all of the building. Don’t Miss>> Kiedrowski’s Bakery preserves history in sweet way>> Vaughnteriors operates Amherst store, runs in-home sales... http://www.morningjournal.com/article/MJ/20180126/NEWS/180129563
For the Love of Flowers: Florists Prepare for Valentine's Day Rush - The Keene SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Daley concluded. “It should be a feel-good experience and that is what I strive for.”?The Village Blooms delivers throughout Walpole, and as far south as Keene, to the north to Charlestown and across the river into Bellows Falls. For more information, visit thevillageblooms.com... http://www.sentinelsource.com/elf/by_hand_by_hobby/for-the-love-of-flowers-florists-prepare-for-valentine-s/article_d5bcd352-0da5-11e8-ace7-bb36ff6ba4b8.html
Garden Column: The Language of FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Both herbs and flowers have meaning and both were used in bouquets to send a message. I have always saved mason jars, pretty bottles, and florists vases for summer bouquets to share with friends and family. The bouquets can be a birthday surprise, a thank you, or just a pick me up. I recently took a small thank you bouquet to my doctor and he was thrilled! He had never had a patient bring him a bouquet to the office. This summer I am enclosing a small card with the meaning of the flowers tied on with a pretty ribbon. Below are the meanings of some of the flowers growing in our cutting beds this summer: Alstroemeria - Friendship Bellflower - Unwavering love Campanula - Gratitude Coreopsis - Always cheerful Dahlia - Elegance and dignity Daisy – Innocence; loyal love Delphinium - Faith, sweetness, and joy Fennel - Strength Geranium - Gentility Gladiolus - Strength of character Heliotrope - Devotion Hosta - Devotion Lavender – Luck and happiness Rose - Love, beauty, friendship, and congratulations Sage - Domestic virtue Sunflower - Loyalty Yarrow - Healing and health Zinnia - Thoughts of absent friends In 2009 Vanessa Diffenbaugh published a best-selling novel “The Language of Flowers.” She also published a Victorian Flower Dictionary, if you would like to explore floriography further. Some florists are using the language of flowers in wedding bouquets, enclosing a card in the bouquets with the flowers’ meanings. Submitted by Linda Scheetz, Licking County Master Gardener Volunteer... https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2018/07/19/garden-column-language-flowers/795165002/
Walmart Slashed Its Orders. His Equipment Melted Down. This Guy Made It Work AnywayTuesday, July 31, 2018
Exhausted. Five years on, and Akasha was still unprofitable. How long was it going to take me to dig out of debt?I scrambled for new clients. What if I partnered with online florists? I sent three floral arrangements with decorative fillers in them to Lynda Resnick, the owner of Teleflora--to her office, to her home in Aspen, to her home in Beverly Hills. I got a meeting with Teleflora's president and V.P. of marketing. My pitch: They could include my fillers in their vases, and charge extra for them."The president says "OK, Adam, I've got it--if we partner with you, we'll sell more of everything. Great! But you need to understand: My customer is the florist. And they don't like your product. It's hard for them to make your rocks look nice like they do in the picture. Second, when you put rocks in a vase like that, you're displacing the water. And without water, everything dies."I had felt in my gut that this was the most important meeting in my life. I went away from it feeling, well, that was a B-minus! I spent the next week thinking: What is the solution? Then, very quickly on a piece of paper I drew this thing, a vase that was double-walled, with an opening at the bottom.It sparked my imagination. At the end of the day, decorative fillers are a commodity. This was a chance to create something new--a double-walled vase that could house both fillers and flowers.Manifesting this idea turned out to be really, really tough. The first result was really clunky. It was going to take a lot of trial and error, a lot of R&D, to make it elegant.I cobbled together almost $1 million in capital. I sold my condo, my 401(k), and any insurance I had, to cover my existing debts. I sold Akasha to my direct competitor for a song--for half the value of our contracts. That certainly hadn't been my original vision--to get down on my knees, to give back the key. But I wasn't alone. Four investors from Akasha came over--loyal friends who knew me. My longtime manager in China, Apollo Li, helped me vet glassblowers and factories.We wanted a seamless design, not two ugly pieces of glass glued together. We figured something called the pocket technique: You blow the outside form, and while it's curing you drop another ball of molten glass on the top. But if there's too ... https://www.inc.com/magazine/201808/burt-helm/how-i-did-it-adam-kasha.html
Doris Irene LedbetterTuesday, July 31, 2018
Also the family wishes to give thanks to the Lantern at Shallowford for the excellent care they gave Doris.Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com... http://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/7/30/373605/Doris-Irene-Ledbetter.aspx
Hayfields Harnesses Its Flower PowerTuesday, July 31, 2018
It’s hard to imagine Hayfields, the community hub coffee destination that emerged from the ashes of a gas station on Bloomer Road, now without Cilmi’s presence as its resident florist ready to create behind the flower bar.The North Salem resident took up floral design as a second career, bringing her back to her roots as a graduate student pursuing an arts degree, but she deviated from the arts when upon graduation she was scooped up first by the corporate world.Sign Up for E-News“I somehow got a job with Citibank in marketing,” Cilmi said. “I worked in financial services and I did that for many, many years. I had three children and after the third was four months old I decided to stop working … and then I started doing volunteering with the Gardening Club of America.”She took a leadership position with the Rusticus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, where she served as its president for many years.Then, five years ago, with her kids becoming teens, she mentioned to her husband John that it might be time to go back to work.“We were on a vacation and I said, maybe I need to go back to work in financial services and he said, ‘Really, I understand what you’re saying, but why don’t you try to find something you love to do,’ which was really great because it shi... https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-salem/articles/hayfields-harnesses-its-flower-power
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
The free talk will be by Ann Burrell at the Los Altos Library from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
INTRO TO FLORAL DESIGN ... Lanette Anderson, farmer/florist at Hidden Villa Farm, will teach a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, on floral design. The event will be held from 1:55 - 4 p.m. Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa's farm. All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments. Cost is $100 for adults. To register, go to hiddenvilla.org.