Local Flower Shop News
Village View: Tiptoe through the tulips at the Philly Flower Show - Main LineTuesday, March 14, 2017
Mondrian is incorporated into a number of exhibits, including Michael Petrie’s beautiful garden. For the most ingenious use of bicycles and bicycle parts, stop and admire Hunter Hayes’s work. The Ardmore landscape architect built a bridge of bicycle frame parts over a canal, with a fountain made out of bicycle parts as well.Windmills are everywhere, and so are bridges over canals. Robertson’s huge exhibit featured giant photographs of Amsterdam streets and houses. Tulips are not the only flowers which come from bulbs, by the way. As Flowers by David demonstrated in their exhibit, there are daffodils and amaryllis and lilies galore and other flowers grown from bulbs. Even garlic bulbs were included in this display.Subaru is the premier sponsor, celebrating its 16th year with the Flower Show, and the Bank of America is in its sixth year as exclusive sponsor. Margaret Sadler, board chair of the PHS, and Leslie Anne Miller vice-chair who also chaired the Flower Show, were delighted with the overwhelming praise from the sponsors and patrons at the Preview Party, including Governor and Mrs. Tom Wolf and Senator and Mrs. Bob Casey, Jr.All ages will enjoy this year’s Flower Show. Thanks you, PHS, and thank you, Holland!Bonnie Squires is a communications consultant who writes weekly for Main Line Media News and can be reached at www.bonniesquires.com. She hosts the weekly Bonnie’s Beat TV show at Radnor Studio 21 and Main Line Television which airs Monday nights at 7 p.m. http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/opinion/village-view-tiptoe-through-the-tulips-at-the-philly-flower/article_033a858e-86d2-522b-825c-f3fb5e2e0343.html
Dogs and Cats who work: Mia Grace and Nita's Flowers - Daily ArdmoreiteTuesday, December 20, 2016
By Marsha Millermarsha.firstname.lastname@example.orgEditors note: It’s no secret there are hard working dogs and cats. But while some are tending to traditional animal jobs, like herding cattle or mousing in barns, others are going to work with their owners and are performing “people” jobs at local stores and offices. In fact, some, like this Yorkie called Mia Grace, actually run the business and just allow their human to think they’re in charge n Name and occupation:Mia Grace, also known as Wild Woman, is a 2-year-old fashionista that displays her devotion to haute couture every day by wearing a different style to work at Nita’s Flowers in Marietta. It’s not easy for a tiny bow-wow to constantly be runway ready since she is also the store’s CEO, but she manages to keep her diva image intact thanks to her personal stylist and owner Pam Hayes-Sampson.Special talents:Hayes-Sampson says Mia Grace’s exceptional abilities center on greeting and licking. However, Mia Grace begs to differ, indicating truth-be-told she’s the brain... http://www.ardmoreite.com/news/20161212/dogs-and-cats-who-work-mia-grace-and-nitas-flowers
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
This pretty flower is a weed; Get rid of it fast! - INFORUMTuesday, March 19, 2019
Minnesota. The basic problem is that the Endless Summer group of hydrangeas, including Bloomstruck, are members of the Hydrangea macrophylla species, which is the species of the non-adapted florist hydrangeas. The two hydrangea species that are best-adapted for our outdoor landscapes are Hydrangea paniculata and Hydrangea arborescens and their cultivars. Checking the fine print on hydrangea labels for the species saves much heartache. Because Bloomstruck is a Hydrangea macrophylla variety, it has a disadvantage in our region from the onset because of its genetics. Bloomstruck is fairly new, so time will tell, but it would be surprising if it performs better than its genetics allow. Q: Is it okay to prune the top of our arborvitae so that it doesn't grow too tall? Its width is fine, but the top is at about 8 feet and we'd like it to stay at that height. - Nancy Suttle, West Fargo. A: Yes, the tops of pyramidal arborvitae can be trimmed so they don't become too tall. If an arborvitae is allowed to grow out of bounds, it's difficult to radically reduce its height back down to desired size. Your idea of maintaining it at 8 feet from the start is much better than someday trying to cut a tall arborvitae back down to that level. Keeping a shrub or tree at its present size through pruning is often called "mold and hold" pruning. Several times during the growing season, prune off the current season's new growth so the arborvitae remains at the desired height. Some pyramidal arborvitae varieties' natural heights are 30 feet, so diligence may be needed to maintain at 8 feet. To hold an arborvitae at its present size, it's probably necessary to trim once in June or July and again in August. A quick trim across the top a couple times each summer should do it. If you have a gardening or lawn care question, email Don Kinzler at ForumGrowingTogether@hotmail.com. All questions will be answered, and those with broad appeal may be published, so please include your name, city and state for appropriate advice. https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4486210-pretty-flower-weed-get-rid-it-fast
Agassiz florist asking community for help - Agassiz-Harrison ObserverTuesday, March 19, 2019
Lance fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning her own flower shop when she opened Holly Tree Florists and Gifts in Agassiz nearly twenty years ago. The shop – which moved from Cheam Avenue to Pioneer in 2002 – is well-known by locals, as is the aging yellow pickup truck Lance uses to deliver flower orders.But after nineteen years of bringing floral arrangements and bouquets to her community, the 72-year-old is asking locals for their support.Right before Mother’s Day, Lance underwent a bilateral femoral endarterectomy surgery – the removal of plaque from the femoral artery. Her recovery time was going to cut into profits during one of the busiest times of the year, so a fellow florist based in Mission, Tami Klassen, started a GoFundMe page to help her.“The floral industry is something people do because they love it and they’re passionate about it,” said Klassen. “Cash flow isn’t always that great in the [industry.] When good seasons come they will often cover you through to the next event.”“If you miss out on one event it can really hurt your cash flow... https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/agassiz-florist-asking-community-for-help/
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
Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day - lehighvalleylive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Edwards, who works for the Flower Essence flower and gift ship in Forks Township, was part of the nationwide Petal It Forward Day organized by the Society of American Florists.Edwards was giving away two roses each, one to pay it forward to someone and allow that person to do the same to someone else. She had already given away 15 stems by 9 a.m. and people's reactions were "amazing," said the Upper Mount Bethel Township resident. "Everybody's smiling."Flower Essence, owned by Brandi Lynch, plans to give away 1,000 roses on Wednesday in its delivery area, including Easton, Bethlehem, Palmer Township, Nazareth and the Slate Belt.The Society of American Florists said flowers will be given away in more than 400 cities in all 50 states.The society says it has science on its side; a Rutgers study showed giving flowers helped spread positive emotions, some that lasted for days.People were posting on social media using the #PetalItForward hashtag. Sarah Cassi may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2018/10/easton_area_florist_giving_awa.html