Ashville Flower Shop News
Tripping Daisy flowers again at Homegrown Festival - Fort Worth Star TelegramTuesday, May 30, 2017
Porches (New York), Still Corners (England), Lower Dens (Maryland, though singer Jana Hunter is originally from Arlington), and second-billed Mutemath (New Orleans/Nashville) helped round out the 12-act, two-stage line-up this year.Mutemath turned in their usual crowd-pleasing set of angular, funky rock with singer Paul Meany twice diving into the crowd and drummer Darren King, one of the most athletic pounders in the business, keeping the energy level high. The barreling, bluesy rock of Austin’s White Denim was similarly ferocious.Earlier in the afternoon, the music of RC & the Gritz (Erykah Badu’s backing band) turned out to be perfect for a laid-back, sunny day as much of it was devoted to instrumental jams inspired by the likes of Mos Def and A Tribe Called Quest. Motorcade’s infectious, 80s-inspired rock, echoing with the strains of The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, and New Order, also toyed with the past while staying current.But two of the day’s most memorable performances came from Porches, whose moody, electro-tinged rock left an indelible impression, and Lower Dens, whose brooding yet melodic sensibilities (including a downcast cover of Hall & Oates “Maneater”) were especially effective.The second time was the charm for Dallas hip-hop/R&B act Cure for Paranoia who were supposed to play Fort Worth’s Fortress Festival two weeks ago but their set was canceled due to the expectation of bad weather. On Saturday, they showed off an engaging style and some convincing beats but, considering some of the lyrics, perhaps didn’t get the memo that there were going to be enough children (kids under 10 had free admission) running around that early in the day to make Homegrown look as much like a grade-school playground at recess as a music festival.Let's block... http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/music/article150483977.html
A novice's guide to giving flowers on Valentine's Day — or any day of the year - Worcester TelegramMonday, March 06, 2017
By Jon Gugala, Special To The Washington Post
Before Emily West became famous as a competitor (and later runner-up) in the 2014 season of "America's Got Talent," she was already a Nashville legend. I had the biggest crush on her, and so apropos of nothing and without introduction, I brought a dozen white roses to a show she was playing at a sold-out club.I went up to the stage before her performance, when West, blonde hair perfectly curled, was fiddling with gear. I thrust the flowers at her, mumbled a few forgettable words and then fled back to my table.If I had to pick one point when I learned that there were right and wrong ways to give flowers, that would be it."Out-of-the-blue flowers, when you're dating someone, are super-sweet," West told me over the phone recently. "When you get them from a stranger, it's … not as sweet."With this experience in mind, I set out to figure out the basics of bouquets, the fundamentals of flora, the rules of roses. Here are five guidelines for gifting flowers on Feb. 14 — or any day of the year.1. Flowers are appropriate any time.West remembers her favorite instance of receiving flowers: There was no special occasion, just a b... http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20170213/novices-guide-to-giving-flowers-on-valentines-day---or-any-day-of-year
A guide to giving flowers on Valentine's Day -- or any day of the year - Chicago TribuneTuesday, February 21, 2017
Before Emily West became famous as a competitor (and later runner-up) in the 2014 season of "America's Got Talent," she was already a Nashville legend. I had the biggest crush on her, and so apropos of nothing and without introduction, I brought a dozen white roses to a show she was playing at a sold-out club.I went up to the stage before her performance, when West, blonde hair perfectly curled, was fiddling with gear. I thrust the flowers at her, mumbled a few forgettable words and then fled back to my table.RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOURIf I had to pick one point when I learned that there were right and wrong ways to give flowers, that would be it."Out-of-the-blue flowers, when you're dating someone, are super-sweet," West told me over the phone recently. "When you get them from a stranger, it's ... not as sweet."With this experience in mind, I set out to figure out the basics of bouquets, the fundamentals of flora, the rules of roses. Here are five guidelines for gifting flowers on Feb. 14 - or any day of the year.1. Flowers are appropriate any time.West remembers her favorite instance of receivi... http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/home/ct-guide-giving-flowers-on-valentine-s-day-20170213-story.html
2 Simple Tips for Setting a Perfect Valentine's Day Table - StyleBlueprint (blog)Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I do it with the anticipation that each guest will leave with a flower favor – nothing compares to the gift of flowers, especially for the holidays,” says Anna Page, owner of Nashville-based Rebel Hill Florist. Rebel Hill Florist artfully arranged the flowers for this table setting. Everything from the large arrangement and small vases to the individual flowers at each place setting helps set the tone.Mix and match your vases to hold fresh flowers. When selecting your flower colors, stick to whites, pinks and greens.We adore these festive arrangements by Rebel Hill Florist.The grey days of winter are (hopefully) coming to an end, and we are more than happy to see some pink! The floral arrangements give us color we have been craving.Pale pinks are just as welcome as the more vibrant shades!We love our sponsors!Friends, darlings, daughters, fathers, mothers, honeys, lovers, sons and sweeties all have a place at the table with these brass napkins rings.img class="wp-image-335993" title="We are here to help you with Valentine's Day entertaining tips." src="https://cdn.styleblueprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SB_TABLEDEC16-116.jpg" alt="We are here to help you with Valentine's Day entertaining tips." width="812" height="541" srcset="https://cdn.styleblueprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SB_TABLEDEC16email@example.com 1800w, https://cdn.styleblueprint.com/wp-content/uploa...
Flower business blooms for generations - Chicago TribuneTuesday, December 13, 2016
Well, for most of our active family members, it was a fairly clear-cut path (into the business). I came through a secondary route, music in Nashville, and then real estate investment marketing in Louisville (Ky.). But it's not as eventful as it sounds. Once I got married and had kids, I decided it was time to settle down and come home. Our youngest member right now has an engineering degree, and he worked for an aviation company. Now he's one of our buyers, and he managed a couple of our stores. And he found he had the same gene as my grandfather — he's quite a good designer."When it comes time to retire, is there a family member who will be taking over for you? "Fortunately, we have three generations of family members already active in the busines... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-business-phillips-flowers-st-1211-20161209-story.html
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
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...
Halstead Floral marks 45 years - The KansanSunday, February 11, 2018
At the age of 84, Flask is the oldest florist operating in the United States."I will never retire," Flask said. "I can't imagine sitting at home in a rocking chair."Flask grew up in Ohio, where he learned life is not all about making a profit."I was raised in a blue-collar family," Flask said. "We had everything we needed. We didn't have anything extra."Flask's father quit school in the sixth grade to help at home and wound up working in a steel mill. Though his father decreed Flask and his sister had to graduate high school before going out to get a regular job, that didn't stop Flask from becoming an entrepreneur. In high school, Flask would grow flowers and bring in truckloads of Christmas trees and watermelons to sell on the side of the highway."I never had a job, but I was learning how to make money," Flask said.His flower arrangements for family and neighbors soon caught the eyes of others."When I was in the ninth grade, I did the high school secretary's wedding out of our living room," Flask said.During Flask's senior year, he went to a floral shop and told them he wanted to work there. They turned him down, so he decided to go every day to watch and learn."I wanted to get my hands in it. I wanted to be a part of it," Flask said. "I went every day for about a month before they were in a bind with a lot of funeral work."The shop owner asked him if he could green the arrangements and make bows. Flask said he could, and thus began his career in the flo... http://www.thekansan.com/news/20180102/halstead-floral-marks-45-years