Local Flower Shop News
How to pick (and arrange) your own bouquet at Lancaster County's flower farms [photos & video] - LancasterOnlineTuesday, September 12, 2017
Drive down a country road in Lancaster County and it’s not uncommon to see bright bouquets of flowers for sale next to fresh produce.At several of these farms, you can be the florist and pick your own bouquet. While some types of flowers already have bloomed and won’t be back until next year, many of these farms will have flowers through October.Old Homestead Farm in Ronks has long raised flowers for bouquets at its farm stand on Hartman Bridge Road and at markets in the Philadelphia suburbs.This year, Jenelle Peters, the farm’s director of sales, moved the flower patch closer to the farm stand and opened it up to the public, which can pick flowers for 50 cents a stem. Members of the Old Homestead Farm’s community-supported agriculture program can pick flowers for free.“I thought it would be cool for people who aren’t able to grow their own or just want to grab a couple of stems here and there for this and that to be able to come and grab something,” says Peters, who represents the fourth generation working at the farm.Stumped by what to pick, when to go and what tools you need? Here’s a guide from a flower farmer and a floral designer.Bring a pair of sciss... http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/how-to-pick-and-arrange-your-own-bouquet-at-lancaster/article_2ec91bc4-8dca-11e7-8867-675fd7149d59.html
Business Spotlight: Family-owned Peter's Flower Shop brings smiles, has a little fun - Fayetteville ObserverTuesday, September 12, 2017
Spring Lake. My family took over operations in 2015. We wanted a business that would help our kids and our grandkids in the future. We are like a little country florist, and we try to give our customers whatever they want. We have won best of Fayetteville two years in a row.”Who are your key people? “We are a family business,” Ross said. “Everyone helps. My wife, Gail, and our daughter, Robin Ross, create our beautiful floral arrangements. My grandson, Zachary Ross, and Jimmy Petrouske help with the flower deliveries. My grandson’s fiancee, Stormy Benson, is our floral designer. Angie Petrouske is our office manager. Our granddaughters, Tanisha and Tika Jacobitz, help us out part-time. We all strive to deliver good customer service, and we treat customers the way that we want to be treated ourselves.”What is the economy’s effect on the business? “We deal in fresh cut flowers, gift baskets and green plants. Right now, flower prices are up. The star gazer lilies are currently $25 per bunch. Last year they were $13.75. We buy wholesale and we get fresh flowers in every other day from Hardins Wholesale Florist Supply, in Liberty, and Lihmil Wholesale Flowers in Fayetteville. We try to keep our prices low and we offer free delivery. I hate raising my prices.”What is your busiest time? “We stay busy all day, every day. During the summer months from June through August, we have handled over 300 orders per month. We are open six days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to ... http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170906/business-spotlight-family-owned-peters-flower-shop-brings-smiles-has-little-fun
A homegrown movement flowers: New Denver online florist emphasizes local sourcing (Video) - Denver Business JournalTuesday, September 12, 2017
A homegrown movement flowers: New Denver online florist emphasizes local sourcing (Video)Denver Business Journal“Gina [Mossflower's founder] has taken the business to another level with her local flower arrangements and selling them to consumers,” Burton said. “Gina's focus on the consumer segment is unique. I don't think most people know they can source flowers ...
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
Fall 2017 Floral Arrangements for Weekly Flower Delivery NYCNew York, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2017 Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design https://www.gabrielawakeham.com a highly rated NYC luxury florist has announced its Fall 2017 offering for NYC weekly flower delivery to corporate and residential clients. The Fall 2017 weekly flower collection includes modern, contemporary, and classic aesthetics. With colder weather on the way and more time spent indoors, weekly delivered flowers can improve the quality of life in any NYC interior environment. The transformational effect of flowers is well known and with Gabriela Wakeham's better designed luxury flowers the favorable effect is that much greater.Offering a diverse collection for weekly flower delivery in NYC is an important element of the Fall 2017 range. These are weekly flowers appropriate for retail, often designer flagship stores, restaurants, hotel lobbies, corporate offices, landmark building entrances and residential interiors. "Taking the time to get the design right for weekly flowers is the most important aspect," said Gabriela Wakeham. "It's important to develop an approach for every interior and client. For rigorous, modern spa...
LA florists set up shop in Castle Rock - Longview Daily NewsTuesday, September 12, 2017
The shop has also started to offer design workshops for groups to learn how to create arrangements such as floral head wreaths or living succulent wreaths.While Vicente Vorse has experience as a florist, he insists that his spouse has an innate talent for original floral designs. He pointed to one of Jason Vorse’s signature designs, cymbidium orchids arranged as a locus, which he said has now been replicated by many others.“It’s very mesmerizing to watch him work,” Vicente Vorse said. “It’s very easy for him. … Other people try to mimic him, but the catty in me is like, ‘You’re not doing it right.’ ”While Jason Vorse may be the expert in floral design, Vicente Vorse’s eye as a visual merchandiser created Pollen’s bright and whimsical interior.The spacious, one-room shop has a tall wooden work table, a glass cooler displaying vibrant flowers, succulents hanging from glass bulbs and chalkboard walls swirling with freehand etchings of colorful vines and blooms. Three mounted deer heads and twisting wooden displays add a splash of the unconventional.This unique taste is what is bringing in customers and event bookings, they said.“I think (the community is) excited to see a fresh take on things,” Jason Vorse said. “We’re constantly changing and presenting new looks, designs and creations.”... http://tdn.com/news/local/la-florists-set-up-shop-in-castle-rock/article_9a9186d2-1096-58a0-aa53-0c20a45a6618.html