Local Flower Shop News
Richmond gets a new florist: Juanita's Flower Shop - KGO-TVTuesday, March 05, 2019
Seasonal varieties are always on offer, as well. (Check out the full selection here.) For delivery, the shop serves Richmond, Albany, San Pablo, Pinole, Oakland and beyond. Juanita's Flower Shop has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp. Alejandro L., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Feb. 10, wrote, "Juanita's Flower Shop created a great flower arrangement that I LOVED! Since the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed, and the freshness of the flowers made them last." Yelper Yolotzin M. added, "I went a couple of days ago to get flowers for my mom, and she absolutely loved them. The store owner is so sweet, and she was so patient with me when I couldn't make up my mind." Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Juanita's Flower Shop is open from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.) --- This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback. https://abc7news.com/food/richmond-gets-a-new-florist-juanitas-flower-shop/5145376/
Aces of Trades – Griffin’s Floral Design - The Newark AdvocateSunday, February 10, 2019
But he added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.” He and co-owner wife, Sarah, oversee four locations: Pataskala, Newark, New Albany, and a wedding studio in downtown Columbus. “Relationship building is my true passion, always has been,” Griffin said. “I love to talk, unfortunately sometimes to a fault. I love having the freedom to meet new people, businesses and organizations. I love technology and learning how to incorporate it into our business. And I love event, party and wedding work, from big and showy to small and simple.” “Russ and I,” Sarah added, “have been fortunate to be able to work where God has led us. We like the flexibility that ownership gives us. We also have the sole responsibility of whether we ‘make it or not.’ We both like that challenge.” “Becoming a florist has been very rewarding,” her husband agreed. “I wouldn’t change a thing, even after all these years.” “It’s funny,” he thought aloud, “that you often end up where you start.” For more Griffin’s Floral Design corporate store is located at 378 S. Main Street in Pataskala. For more information, call 740-927-6088 or log on www.griffinsfloraldesigns.com. Aces of Trades is a weekly series focusing on people and their jobs – whether they’re unusual jobs, fun jobs or people who take ordinary jobs and make them extraordinary. If you have a suggestion for a future profile, let us know at email@example.com or 740-328-8821. https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2018/11/05/aces-trades-griffins-floral-design/1699460002/
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their clients is trying to send.Aside from their beautiful floral arrangements, the thing that makes Panda Flowers stand out for Edmonton residents is their ability to listen. They help each customer through the process of choosing flowers that will best serve the occasion in question, ensuring that every arrangement sent from the company carries the message and sentiment of the customer. And in order to make sure that even last minute purchases-like a romantic surprise-are received in a timely manner, Panda Flowers offers same day delivery for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and the surrounding areas, if the order is placed by 1:00, local time.When it comes to weddings, there’s no room for error. Panda Flowers treats bouquet design and flower display as a work of art and a passion. Each bouquet created is specially designed to create feelings of love and appreciation. Every flower included in their vast and beautiful assortments is freshly picked by the best growers in the area, and handled with the utmost care and tenderness. Flowers go from the grower to the arranger, and straight into the hands of the recipient, almost as if they had picked the flowers themselves.“We chose Panda Flowers for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results,” explains Jane Fillmore, a customer with the florist. “Not only were they able to accurately represent my colors, I was able to pick the flowers I wanted in my arrangements and I was even given a fair say in what the final arrangements looked like. The flowers that arrived th... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4197610
Cary flower shop prepares for the busiest day of the year - WRAL.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
By Claudia Rupcich, WRAL reporterCary, N.C. — Studies show fewer people are celebrating Valentine's Day this year, but those who celebrate will are spending more money.At Cary Florist in downtown Cary, workers are getting ready for their busiest day.A survey shows that about 35 percent of people who celebrate Valentine's Day will give flowers to someone this year.According to a recent survey, Americans will spend a record amount on Valentine's Day this year. On average, a person will spend about $162 this year -- or 13 percent more than last year.The study shows total spending is expected to be $20.7 billion nationwide, up 6 percent from 2018. Money will mostly be spent on jewelry, clothes and a night out.An average of almost $2 billion will be spent on flowers -- and at Cary Florist, workers told WRAL News they will be going out with more deliveries than ever before. More On This... https://www.wral.com/cary-flower-shop-prepares-for-the-busiest-day-of-the-year/18191630/
The Biggest Day - Santa Rosa florists prepare for the busiest day of the year - The Santa Rosa Press DemocratTuesday, March 19, 2019
Stormi Gillam, Henry’s business partner. “There’s a lot of prepping.”The payoff may be worth it for the Fifth Street flower shop and other Santa Rosa-area florists. Americans this year will spend an estimated $1.9 billion on Valentine’s Day flowers, slightly less than last year, a National Retail Federation survey found.Flowers were the third most popular gift among the 7,300 adults surveyed by the trade association earlier this year, with 35 percent of respondents saying they planned to buy flowers for their significant other. Just over half said they would purchase candy to mark the holiday, while 44 percent expected to buy greeting cards, according to the federation.Overall, Valentine’s Day spending this year is expected to climb to $20.7 billion, a $1.1 billion increase from 2018. A person will spend on average $162 for the holiday, the federation said. For Sharzad Mo, owner of Mirage Florist in downtown Santa Rosa, Valentine’s Day is unequivocally the busiest time of year, she said. The increase in business means frequent trips to San Francisco flower markets in the days leading up to the holiday. There, she has purchased about 400 individual roses in preparation for Thursday, Mo said. She also has hired additional drivers to help make deliveries, something the City 205 Flowers owners said they also do to accommodate their Valentine’s Day clientele. “Valentine’s Day is the biggest day and the hardest week,” Mo said, standing behind the counter of her small flower shop. Mo and the co-owners of City 205 Flowers agreed that while some customers stray... https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9276072-181/the-biggest-day-santa-rosa
Wilbe Bloomin Is Recognized as Toronto’s Original Eco-friendly Florist - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wilbe Bloomin serves as the one-stop shop for all your floral and botanical needs. They are titled as Kensington Market's Flower Emporium and Toronto's original eco-friendly florist.Toronto, Ontario - March 4, 2019 - Opened in 2004, Wilbe Bloomin, the leading florist in Toronto Ontario is serving as Kensington Market’s flower emporium and serves all your floral and botanical needs. With over a decade of experience in the industry, they design the perfect floral arrangements for your wedding or any other events and help you find the right plant for your home.“We are a one-stop shop for everything floral or botanical. Visit us to pickup a hand-tied bouquet for a special occasion, deliver flowers to a friend, find the perfect plant for your home, or gather elements to build your own terrarium. We also specialize in gorgeous wedding bouquets and decorations. We source locally grown flowers and plants, and our imported flowers are eco-certified,” said the spokesperson of Wilbe Bloomin.They are located at 9-160 Baldwin Street in Toronto's Kensington Market just west of Spadina on Baldwin Street. They also have a fantastic amount of unique and wonderful shops to explore.The spokesperson continued, “We hand-select the freshe... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4190646
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging