Local Flower Shop News
How do you make sure your flowers, like your love, lasts longer than a single night? ALICE SMELLIE buys a selection ... - Daily MailSunday, February 11, 2018
ALICE SMELLIE purchased a selection of Valentine’s bouquets from the High Street, online and specialist florists to see how they fared over 10 days and invited Orlando Hamilton, Head Designer at Front Row Florist, (and supplier to the A-list) to give his expert assessment... THE SPLIT BOUQUETINTERFLORA Spring Jam Jar Trio, £20, ocado.comWHAT: A pretty grouping of purple and cream spring flowers, incuding three white tulips, three blue anemones and ten narcissi, which are packaged as three bunches in a long cardboard box along with three ribbon trimmed glass jam jars and a guarantee of more than three days. These so-called split-bouquets are the new trendy design - and by splitting the bouquets, the water says fresher, hopefully meaning they last for longer.I trim the ends and pop them into clean water with the accompanying flower food. Fortunately, little arranging is required and the flowers look fresh and far more original than just a bunch.ORLANDO SAYS: An unusual and fun combination. Spring flowers tend to turn quite quickly. I’d have left out the purple anemones and stayed with whites and greens for extra sophistication. Tulips are one of the only flowers which continue to grow once cut. If they start drooping then take an inch or two off the bottom.LASTING LOVE? By day three a lone tulip is starting to droop slightly, and the anemones are in full bloom. The next day, two anemone heads are looking sad, and the greenery is looking a little wilted. Day six, and the anemone petals are arched back from the heads as though being tortured... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5374621/Alice-Smellies-Valentines-Day-bouquet-test.html
Florist flooded: Stock saturated after cylinder splits open | Stuff.co.nz - Stuff.co.nzWednesday, January 03, 2018
Grey St business Floral Essence mops up after a hot water cylinder in an upstairs business burst on Tuesday, creating a flood that ruined thousands of dollars worth of stock.A Hamilton florist's prospects of a prosperous 2018 have wilted after an upstairs hot water cylinder burst, flooding her store and ruining thousands of dollars worth of stock.To make matters worse, Vanessa Tarrant belatedly discovered she was not fully insured in the advent of such a disaster."I'm covered for the damage but, as I have found out, not for the loss of income. I have no idea how long I'm going to be out of business, so I have no idea how badly this is going to affect me long term."A distraught Tarrant was literally mopping up and taking stock of what stock she could salvage in her Grey St store Floral Essence when Stuff.co.nz called in on Wednesday afternoon.She was alerted to the damage by a friend on Tuesday night who she had asked to put out her refuse bin for collection."I live out in Morrinsville ... I got the call from her telling me my shop was under water and I had better get in there quick."The water was ankle deep when I got here. It was everywhere and all over everything."She called the fire ser...
Florist staff feels the love 365 days a year - Knoxville News SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day this year. WochitRed roses are the universal saying for "I love you" whether it's for Valentine's Day or any day!(Photo: Ruth White/Shopper News)As far as Powell Florist & Gifts owner Walta Patt is concerned, Valentine’s Day comes 365 times a year.That’s how strongly she feels about the power of the flower.Sure, Feb. 14 is her busiest day of the year, but Patt said she and her staff take the same pride and care with each of their floral arrangements – regardless of the season.“What I love is how my customers and my business are very personal,” said the gregarious Patt, who has owned Powell Florist at 7325 Clinton Hwy., since 1990.Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlidePowell Florist is a longtime staple in the community. It has been in business since 1963 and Patt is the fourth owner.“It’s personal to customers giving flowers and personal to the person receiving them,” she said.“What I love about it is we are delivering emotions, delivering love and delivering feelings – whether it be on Valentine’s Day or any other occasion.”Still, Patt acknowledges that Valentine’s Day is still at the top of the list for both customers and florists.More: Need ideas for Valentine's Day? From snarky to sweet, we can help!More: Valentine's Day 2018: Knoxville restaurants, businesses offer specialsFloral...
Blue Iris Flowers to move back to Catonsville - Baltimore SunSunday, February 11, 2018
Teal Cary, director of the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. “We’re just excited to have her back.”“Catonsville is definitely missing having a florist right on Frederick Road,” Cary added.A reopening date will be announced after Valentine’s Day, which Glascock said is the shop’s busiest time of year. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/catonsville/ph-ca-at-blue-iris-0214-story.html
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, the Oxbow will offer guests a package from Feb. 14-17 that includes a special floral arrangement from Eau Claire florist Brent Douglas and six hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, compliments of chef Nathan Berg and the team at the Lakely. The fee is $30.Here are some additional Valentine’s Day suggestions around the state. RELATED: 5 places in Wisconsin to get the spa treatmentSundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin DellsEvery day is Valentine’s Day at the adults-only Sundara Inn & Spa in the Wisconsin Dells. To make the romantic holiday special, Alyssa Mullin, who heads guest services at the spa, recommends Sundara’s Midweek Escape, which starts at $219 for two and includes an overnight stay, breakfast and access to the spa facilities. There’s also the True and Lasting Love package during the entire week (and through the rest of the month), starting at $618 for two. It features a night at the inn, breakfast in the morning, sparkling wine upon arrival, a 50-minute couples massage, a chef tasting in front of the fireplace in your room and wine. RELATED: Things to do in the Dells and BarabooGrand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake GenevaThe Grand Geneva Resort near Lake Geneva has two golf courses and a spa. (Photo: Grand Geneva Resort)The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, where couples can ski, ice skate, hike and then indulge in massages, is offering its Grand Romance package for Valentine’s Day. The deal, which is good through March, includes two nights of accommodations (deluxe guest rooms, suites and new villas), a $100 dining credit, a 15% discount at the WELL Spa + Salon, handmade chocolate truffles and a red rose delivered to your room, and a bottle of champagne. Rates vary depending on the type of room booked.RELATED: Lake Geneva’s historic Baker House has been everything from a speakeasy to B&BCharmant Hotel, La CrosseThe Charmant Hotel in La Crosse is housed in a former chocolate factory built in 1898. (Photo: Callie Godiska)The 120-year-...
As Valentine's Day approaches, flower shop owner of 32 years isn't stressing - KSFYSunday, February 11, 2018
She comes up in a big trailer, and you can pick out your flowers," Josephine saidFor Valentine's Day, Josephine says she no longer gets stressed out, but she does recommend, "for your florist's sake," to plan ahead when it comes to ordering flowers.Josephine's does offer classes. Check out the attached link for more information. http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/As-Valentines-Day-approaches-flower-shop-owner-of-32-years-isnt-stressing-473409333.html
Does true love exist? These florists convinced us it does. - STLtoday.comSunday, February 11, 2018
Her husband had faithfully bought her a rose every week during their 60 years of marriage. Before he died, he made arrangements with the local florist to continue the weekly deliveries for the rest of her life.The death benefit happened to arrive the same moment as the next single rose.The gesture made an impression on Clark, now 65. When he met his wife a few years later, he started the same ritual. Thirty-five years and more than 1,800 roses later, he sees no reason to stop. +10 Sue Anne and Kevin Clark, of Ballwin. “Most men think I’m nuttier than a fruitcake,” Clark, of Ballwin, said. “My father always said if you appreciate the woman you marry, you should treat her as such.”The flower, immortalized by poets and embraced by lovers, has withstood the test of time as a symbol of devotion and affection. But local floral shops have taken big hits in the changing economy. Large online companies gather orders and farm them out to local suppliers, taking their own cut. Grocery stores and warehouse clubs also sell cut-rate bouquets. The number of retail florists in the U.S. has dropped more than 50 percent since a peak in the early 1990s, according to U.S. Census data. In 1992, there were 27,341 retail florists. ... http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/does-true-love-exist-these-florists-convinced-us-it-does/article_09c55101-db53-59bc-870d-39a4894921bb.html