Local Flower Shop News
Hydrangeas are the bold chameleon of plants - High Plains JournalWednesday, April 11, 2018
Farenheit. Water well and fertilize about every two weeks. It should flower in about four months.If you live in the southern third of Missouri, you can plant florist hydrangeas in the garden, Trinklein said. Wait until the danger of frost passes to plant and water regularly until the hydrangea establishes. If the winter is severe, protect plants by covering with inverted boxes or baskets. You also may put wire cylinders filled with mulch over the plants. Mulch should be loose; dense mulch retains moisture, which can lead to disease getting into the flower buds. Evergreen boughs also work well. In milder winters in southern Missouri, protection is not necessary.Some types of hydrangeas are more suitable for outdoor gardens, said Trinklein. One is Hills-of-snow hydrangea. Unlike florist hydrangea, this plant flowers on new growth. It can be pruned more severely and still flower well. It is available only in white, but it bears large, attractive flowers.Peegee hydrangea produces large, white flowers in a pyramid shape. In mild climates, it grows to 15 feet. It tends to be smaller in Missouri.Oakleaf hydrangea adapts well to Missouri’s climate. It has large, showy leaves that turn red in fall. It is a good choice for low-light areas. It produces white flowers in early summer. Flowers gradually change to pinkish-purple and stay that way until flowers turn brown in fall.Hydrangeas contain a mildly toxic chemical, so keep them away from children and pets. http://www.hpj.com/general/hydrangeas-are-the-bold-chameleon-of-plants/article_875102a4-8a81-5385-b680-e39f4bcbf07b.html
Atascocita Lake Houston Florist helps clients celebrate special occasions - Community Impact NewspaperWednesday, April 11, 2018
Florists Avery Martin (left) and Ramona Sanders show some of the flowers available at Atascocita Lake Houston Florist.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperOwner Chistina Swanson has been at the store for 37 years.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperCorsages at the shop can be made with yellow roses.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperAtascocita Lake Houston Florist has evolved in the past three decades, but the shop’s owners said one thing has remained constant over that time: Flowers still bring a smile to anyone’s face.“I remember this 80-year-old man who didn’t say anything once I handed him his flowers. He just had this really big smile on his face [as he]walked away from the door,” shop owner Cristina Swanson said. “That’s why we’re still here.”Swanson’s late mother, Amparo Wong, founded the business in 1980 in Atascocita. The shop would later move to its present location in Humble.Swanson said she initially learned about floral design a...
Beloved florist back to his shop on Valentine's Day after two years of health problems - KSFYWednesday, April 11, 2018
For years, he was a regular on KSFY Morning News, Sioux Falls florist Pat Gustaf is well-known and well-liked in the community. But in recent years, Pat has battled some health problems: a type of cancer that has targeted his kidneys. He's bouncing back, though, and on this Valentine's Day, he was back to work, making floral arrangements on one of his busiest days of the year. "It's our #3 holiday. We're lucky enough to have consistent clientele that loves our stuff and we love working for them. I think that speaks volumes for who we are as a florist. We want to make it very personal. It's a personal business. It's going to be chaotic, but a controlled chaotic. Valentine's Day is one of those times we get to shine, we make new innovations. Not everyone wants it to be the same every year," Pat Gustaf said."A year ago, they were telling me to make peace with everyone. I was having seizures on a regular basis. Kidney cancer. This August, it'll be two years. They took my left kidney because it had a mass of a grapefruit size on it. If we can keep it... http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Beloved-florist-back-to-his-shop-on-Valentines-Day-after-two-years-of-health-problems-474123393.html
Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
President Barack Obama with Tara Douglass, horticulturalist, at her Detroit shop located in the Fisher Building.(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)Buy PhotoDetroit — A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone walked in and asked to sit in the chair and out of nowhere I said 'only if you donate to the ACLU." This week only, Waud invites guests into her storefront window to take photos from outside or inside the display for a d...
Rose bloomed in her flower shop, community - Prince George CitizenWednesday, April 11, 2018
Sask. in 1927 to parents of Russian descent. The family has spent more than 100 years in Canada after leaving Odessa, Russia in the year of 1913.She owned and operated The House of Flowers, a florist shop that thrived because of her belief in a quality product and the delivery of good service. She did a tremendous amount of sales as a result of being associated with the Florist Transworld Delivery service also known as FTD. FTD was a floral wire service that was originally founded as Florists' Telegraph Delivery in 1910 to help customers send flowers remotely and on the same day by using florists in the FTD network who were near the intended recipient. With the arrival of credit cards, people could now bypass FTD and order flowers for delivery on their own through grocery stores as well as simply placing a long distance call to a florist in the intended location including overseas deliveries. article continues below Trending StoriesEventually FTD, who held a near monopoly position in the florist market, sold out to a private company and Rose's volume of business changed dramatically. Rose continued to design and create arrangements of flowers for her customers until she retired from the business in 1992 ... http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/columnists/rose-bloomed-in-her-flower-shop-community-1.2339445