Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
Robert Marvin Jones of Manteo, August 3 - The Outer Banks VoiceTuesday, August 13, 2019
Eventually, Bob made his way to the Outer Banks where he enjoyed a quiet retirement. His flair for beauty, design, and antiques led him to his affiliation with long-time local florist, Brooks. Bob quickly became a fixture in the shop preparing flowers, making deliveries and his favorite- greeting and assisting clients.Bobby leaves behind his big brother, Richard “Dick” Jones and sister-in-law, Mary Lois of Chesapeake, VA; two nieces; several cousins, and numerous extended family members and friends. Also surviving is his best friend, Brooks of Manteo, NC.Brooks is honoring Bob’s wishes for cremation and there are no plans for services. Condolences to Bob’s friends and family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements. https://outerbanksvoice.com/2019/08/06/robert-marvin-jones-of-manteo-august-3/
New Hope Volunteer Creates Flowers for Race for the Cure - ccxmedia.orgTuesday, August 13, 2019
For the past 18 years, a group of volunteers have made their way to Jo Fachman‘s New Hope garage to arrange floral bouquets for Sunday’s Twin Cities Race for the Cure.Fachman is a former florist, and she uses her connections to get local shops to donate flowers by the truckload.Roughly 80 volunteers will spend the better part of a day making 3,500 floral arrangements. Then, the flowers will be hauled off to Southdale and put up in the survivor’s tent.“There’s five vendors here in the city that are wholesalers that donate me flowers,” said Fachman, a breast cancer survivor. “And without that, I couldn’t do this. Without my friends, it wouldn’t happen. And I’m just the little cog here that works to make it happen.”The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off at Southdale in Edina Sunday at 7 a.m.New Hope... https://ccxmedia.org/news/new-hope-volunteer-creates-flowers-for-race-for-the-cure/
Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist - BBC NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Ska Punk bandmates, two of whom recently had their own weddings.The bride's headpiece was adorned with surplus flowers provided by a florist friend, and she plans to redesign her wedding dress for future wear.Mr and Mrs Tilston's big day was not the first time a couple have chosen to serve up waste food at a wedding. Real Junk Food cafes in Manchester, Wigan and Leeds are all reported to have catered similar events. In October, a couple sourced everything from their wedding cake to chilli main course from Oxford Food Bank's surplus stock.It comes amid the rise of not-for-profit "pay-what-you-like" projects in the UK, which have been set up either to help people struggling to put a meal on the table or for environmental reasons.Eggs & Bread in Walthamstow went viral in June after a man's Twitter thread about its donation-based model allowing people from all walks of life the chance of a good breakfast.At ToastLoveCoffee in Leeds, all ingredients are donated from local shops and would have been otherwise wasted.In south London, Brixton Pound Cafe uses surplus food to create vegetarian and vegan meals for "everyone". In 2018, the cafe saved 3.2 tonnes of food from landfill.The Real Junk Food Project was launched in 2013 as a cafe in Armley, Leeds, offering meals produced from waste food.It has since grown into a global network, and works to redistribute food that has been over-ordered or mislabelled by retailers, or it has passed its sell-by-date. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49320381
How to make a flower garland - Real HomesTuesday, August 13, 2019
Add an extra 8in (20cm) on each end to use as hanging loops. Lay out the foliage along the ribbon.(Image credit: CICO Books)Step two: secure the foliage in place Hold the florist’s wire tightly and, starting at one end of the line, carefully wrap it up and around the foliage and ribbon to bind them together. Secure the wire at the other end.(Image credit: CICO Books)Step three: arrange the flowersFeed in the hydrangea, rhododendron, and rosemary along the garland wherever you want them. Depending on where the garland is to be displayed, it may be easier to hang up the line of foliage first and then add the flowers along its length. In this way, less of the garland is likely to come adrift when you hang it in position.Top tip: When laying out the foliage, think of it as like a long, fat sausage, and the fatter you can make it the better – but there are no hard-and-fast rules for making this project.More crafty ideas:... https://www.realhomes.com/features/how-to-make-a-flower-garland
'Butteryfly boy' tribute among locally crafted mannequin displays at Ottawa florist competition - Nation Valley NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Local participants hail from Winchester, Finch, InglesideOTTAWA — A Finch florist’s flowery tribute to the late Jonathan Pitre stands among the entries in this week’s Fleurs De Villes at Bayshore Shopping Centre.Kelly Coleman of Sweet Clover Flowers and Gifts in Finch. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley NewsThe winged creation by Kelly Coleman of Sweet Clover Flowers and Gifts (formerly Kelly’s Flowers) is one of three talented entries by Stormont-Dundas florists participating in the decorated mannequin competition.Kelly Windle of The Planted Arrow Flowers & Gifts in Winchester paired with Look Good Feel Better to make an Amazon Warrior. Wanting to represent their female mannequin as fierce and strong, the piece exudes a bold statement of “true girl power” with a combination orchids, protea and air plants.The owner of the Village Green Flower Shop in Ingleside created a stunning wedding gown on her mannequin “Lily” (named by the previous Montreal florist). Elise Francis paired up with Wedding Bells Magazine at just the right time with wedding seas... https://nationvalleynews.com/2018/04/20/butteryfly-boy-tribute-among-locally-crafted-mannequin-displays-ottawa-florist-competition/