Albany Flower Shop News
Gardening: Flower shows offer spring in deep winter - The Providence JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Rooted in Maine.” There will be 14 display gardens, 115 exhibits of plants, hardscape, arbor and garden supplies, and many workshops and seminars.A show I only recently heard about is near Albany in Troy, New York. In its 31st year, it is called the Capital District Garden and Flower Show and will be held March 23 to 25 at Hudson Valley Community College. I hope to go. From their photos and write-up, I imagine it will be similar in size and scope to the Vermont Flower Show — which is now an every-other year show, and is not occurring this year.Bangor, Maine, has an annual flower show, though I’ve never attended. This year it will be held in the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, on April 20 to 22. If you go, please contact me so I’ll learn more about it.Last year I crossed one more item off my “Bucket List”. My partner Cindy Heath and I flew to London and attended the Chelsea Flower Show. It is in a league by itself, both in size and scope. Mostly outdoors, it includes displays with full-sized trees planted for the week. Under a big tent are displays of flowers of every ilk: hellebores, alliums, iris, narcissus, tulips, vegetables, carnivorous plants and much, much more. To see my article about the show and see a dozen photos, go to dailyuv.com/feed/905682.The Chelsea Show is held this year May 22 to 26. If you plan to go, join the Royal Horticulture Society to get reduced prices and access before the rest of the world (the first two days are just for RHS members). One member can bring in three guests. The Brits love their flowers, and know how to celebrate them. Bring a flowered dress or vest and bowtie, and walk around drinking champagne if you wish — many people do.I called my friend Jill Nooney of Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire, to talk about the flower shows. Jill has exhibited at the Boston Show seven times, winning many awards for her garden designs. I asked her, why go to the flower shows? “Nobody can resist the smell of humid mulch-filled air in the middle of March,” she said. I agree. We all need that taste of spring before all the snow has gone.— Henry Homeyer’s blog appears twice a week at dailyuv.com/gardeningguy. Write to him at P.O. Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746. Please include a SASE if you wish a mailed response. Or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180119/gardening-flower-shows-offer-spring-in-deep-winter
How this flower shop rebounded after fire ripped through downtown Cohoes (Video) - Albany Business ReviewTuesday, December 05, 2017
Albany Business ReviewHow this flower shop rebounded after fire ripped through downtown Cohoes (Video)Albany Business ReviewMike Rizzo was in his Cohoes, New York, florist shop today shearing thorns and petals off roses for a birthday arrangement as firefighters sprayed water on a pile of smoldering rubble across the street. Remarkably, Rizzo's House of Flowers was open ...Cohoes businesses hit hard by fire -- but fighting back WRGBWRGBMan trying to imitate TV show sparks massive NY inferno, mayor saysCBS NewsMayor: Amateur bladesmith started massive Cohoes blazeAlbany Times UnionAlbany Times Union -Syracuse.comall 119 news articles »...
Funeral services set for Sabetha family members killed Saturday in Jackson County crash - Topeka Capital JournalTuesday, November 28, 2017
Saturday at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Sabetha First United Methodist Church. Internment will be at Albany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sabetha Kids Wrestling Club or Sabetha First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary.A funeral service for Carmen and Marlee Ukele will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church.Steve, Marlee and Carmen Ukele were the uncle, sister and mother of Sabetha High School football players Tanner Ukele and Carson Ukele. When the crash occurred, they were returning home from the Class 3A state championship game in Hutchinson, where Sabetha won the state football title.The crash occurred about a half-mile north of US-75’s intersection with 318th Road in northern Jackson County, about 12 miles north of Holton.Lee Ukele — husband of Carmen and father of Tanner, Carson and Marlee — was injured in the crash. Also injured were the occupants of the other vehicle, Maria D. Perez-Marquez, of Omaha, Neb., and Rosalao G. Perez, of St. Joseph, Mo. http://cjonline.com/news/local/2017-11-28/funeral-services-set-sabetha-family-members-killed-saturday-jackson-county
This disruptive new flower service is out to help florists focus more on their artistry - Anthill onlineTuesday, November 07, 2017
We wanted to empower local florists by providing them with a space online where they have full creative freedom to sell their own products at prices they decide.”Pooley, a country girl from Albany WA who grew up on a five-acre property with gardens and fruit orchards, launched Flowerfox after several infuriating experiences buying flowers online. She started speaking with florists about why they weren’t promoting their own online stores and found that they lacked the time, money and skills to have a strong digital presence. As a result, some are struggling to stay open.“As a small business it is extremely hard to compete with the big online companies who pay thousands to have their site ranked first on google,” shares florist Rebecca Stacey of Canary Jane’s Flowers. “Flowerfox has seen this gap in the market and are setting out to help us little shops!”“I didn’t want to see any more local florists forced to close their doors, so decided to do something about it.” says Pooley. “The thought of starting a business that meant being surrounded by flowers every day was also too good to resist.”With same day delivery across metropolitan Melbourne, Flowerfox offers a range of contemporary, artisanal flowers, plants and gifts ranging from $10 – $150. http://anthillonline.com/disruptive-new-flower-service-help-florists-focus-artistry/
Petal It Forward brings smiles in the Capital Region - NEWS10 ABCTuesday, October 24, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A lot of “flower power” is spreading joy and kindness in Albany on Wednesday.It’s called Petal It Forward and is designed to highlight the benefits of flower power to show the positive impact flowers have on our well-being.It’s a national campaign that is also taking place in the Capital Region.The event is organized locally by the Albany Flower Shop, Central Florist, and Mohawk Honda.In our area, Central Florist gave out two bouqets of flowers to 250 recipients on the streets of Albany. They encourage them to keep one bouquet and give away the other to family or friends.They also want you to post a picture about with the hashtag petalitforward.Share this:Related PostsAdvertisement... http://news10.com/2017/10/11/petal-it-forward-brings-smiles-in-the-capital-region/
Vermilion's Tiffany's Flowers is sprouting history amid old town hall - The Morning JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Lake Erie, many couples come from out of town to hold their weddings in the city. So, her shop will be working on a bridal show and hosting it at her venue with people coming from all over in Ohio. Her building, the old Town Hall of Vermilion that was built in 1887, lies in the heart of the annual Woollybear Festival, Fish Festival, Ice-A-Fair and other city events where the shop participates in, offer sales and invite vendors into her shop. She said there’s no way better to promote your business. “For me it’s about helping lift up my fellow business owners and really working towards making this a destination, not just for people who are out of town, but the people who are in our area who are rediscovering what a great place this is to be,” she said. “That’s what I think the key in Vermilion and all theses little towns are; I’m helping my business owners and myself. We’re all in this together.” Recognized by the United States Department of the Interior on the National Register of Historic Places, the former town hall is an advantage for Sekeres because what used to be a large council chamber is now a room where she holds events or rents out to others for showers, parties and more. 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
Everyday People: Teacher shares her passion for flowers - The Bozeman Daily ChronicleSunday, February 11, 2018
Leisa Cook inherited a love of flowers from her grandmother in Ohio.In high school, Cook swept floors and cleaned buckets at a florist’s shop to break into the business.For years she worked in every part of the retail floral industry — managing, owning, designing arrangements. She loved it. Still, she thought, “There’s got to be more to this.”AdvertisementCook found the missing piece when she began teaching floral design classes to adults. Her favorite thing is teaching workshops for the elderly and people with disabilities.“It’s been amazing,” she said. “I’m giving something back, helping people.”She has brought her workshop to the state hospital at Warm Springs. Men and women with mental disabilities walk in looking sullen, but when they see buckets of flowers, their faces brighten. When she tells them they can make small bouquets to take back to their rooms, they get excited and forget their troubles.“Most had someone they were going to give the flowers to,” Cook said.Teaching the elderly, she likes to ask about their favorite flowers and what...
Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Opened Huge Ftd Companies, Inc Position - BZ WeeklySunday, February 11, 2018
Cornerstone Management Hldgs Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.01% of its portfolio in FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD). 16,208 are owned by Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio. Voya Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0% or 10,464 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 102,820 shares. Us National Bank De holds 0% or 5,325 shares in its portfolio. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd owns 4,238 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board accumulated 10,924 shares. Parkside Bancshares And owns 588 shares. Vanguard Inc owns 1.52 million shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Gmt Corporation holds 0.53% or 1.89M shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt accumulated 95,521 shares.The New Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Holding in Ftd Companies, IncDimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported SC 13G/A form with the SEC for Ftd Companies, Inc. Access it here: 000125889718001009. As reported by Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, the filler owns 7.76% or 2,138,627 shares of the Consumer Discretionary–company.Ftd Companies, Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: December 31, 2017. This shows Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp’s positive view for Ftd Companies, Inc. For a institutional investor managing $347.00 billion in assets and having 488+ experts this is interesting position.Ftd Companies, Inc Institutional SentimentFilings show 125 investors own Ftd Companies, Inc. The ownership in Q3 2015 is high, at Infinity of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 8432438. 26655537 were owned by these investors. 15 funds opened new Ftd Companies, Inc stakes, 53 increased positions. There were 13 that closed positions and 38 reduced them. James H. Litinsky Jhl Capital Group Llc is an investor bullish on Ftd Companies, Inc, owning 950000 shares as of Q3 2015 for 3.13% of its por...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899