Local Flower Shop News
Flower Pot florists inadvertently attracting lovers of pot, not peonies - Montreal GazetteTuesday, March 19, 2019
Pot's Herbert Teichmann with wife Pia. "Even someone with a ‘potpourri’ store. But who do we call to say we don’t sell weed?” Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette There are magnificent arrangements of lilies, orchids, peonies and tulips. There are also green plants galore. But none of the aforementioned can be smoked.No matter, people continue to call or drop into this florist shop on Notre-Dame St. W. and inquire about purchasing pot. That has everything to do with the name of the place, Le Pot de Fleurs / The Flower Pot.In spite of the fact that the only shops permitted to sell pot in Montreal are the provincially run Société québécoise du cannabis outlets, the message has clearly not been registered by some stoners.And so it is that Flower Pot proprietors Pia and Herbert Teichmann have been deluged by those in search of marijuana.No sooner was cannabis made legal here than the couple learned that would-be buyers went online to Google “weed stores near me” and their shop was among the destinations listed.“So I started getting phone calls asking how long the lineup was around our store,” Pia says. “Other callers wanted to know if I had any edibles or oils in stock. Then some started dropping by and wanted to know about all the different kinds of pot we carried. I had no idea there were so many different varietie... https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/flower-pot-florists-inadvertently-attracting-lovers-of-pot-not-peonies
Forever Roses: These fancy flowers will stay fresh for an entire year - Daily HiveTuesday, February 05, 2019
Save yourself the worry of cross-Canada delivery by checking out the store closest to you, whether you’re in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, or Montreal.Vancouver – Symphonie Des RosesSymphonie Des RosesWhat: Offering flowers of many different colours and collections, Symphonie Des Roses has the preserved rose game down in the Vancouver area. Choose from a single large rose that lasts for a full year to a box of dozens to show that special someone that your love for them will never wilt.Where: Vancouver, online storeDelivery: Free delivery throughout CanadaCalgary – Atelier de FleurWhat: Keeping things classic, Atelier de Fleur offers single roses for as low as $15, or a box of 15 for $160. Choose from either the classic red or go with something a little wilder like blue or white.Where: Calgary, online storeDelivery: Delivers to Calgary and the surrounding areas. Free on orders $150 or more, $10-$15 charge otherwiseToronto – Royal FlowerWhat: Royal Flower has eternal rose boxes that range in size from a single rose to a $1,300 box that spells out “I <3 U” – they’re obviously serious about preserved roses.Where: Greater Toronto Area, online storeDelivery: Delivered anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area on any requested dayMontreal – Fleur & SenseWhat: While Fleur & Sense doesn’t only specialize in preserved roses, they do a great job when it comes to these everlasting boxes. There’s plenty of arrangements to choose from, and not a wilted petal in the bunch!Where: Montreal, online storeDelivery: Ships to Canada and the US, usually takes three to four business daysHEY YOU!Sign Up to our Newsletter for exclusive cont... https://dailyhive.com/montreal/where-buy-forever-roses-canada-2019
New ixia Flowers outlet at Booths Park - Knutsford GuardianTuesday, March 19, 2019
BRUNTWOOD Works is set to welcome international florist Jonathan Moseley on Wednesday (March 13) as he officially opens ixia Flowers’ outlet at Booths Park. The outlet opened on March 4, and is run by qualified florist Holly Beresford. It is the company’s second launch in 12 months, and offers fresh flower deliveries across Knutsford and Alderley Edge It follows a stand-out year for the ixia Flowers Ltd after its initial launch last year, and later being awarded a silver medal at RHS Tatton for its ‘Floral Royalty’ exhibit. The team is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the business community hub at Booths Park, which includes start-ups and established brands. Andrew Lomas, director at ixia Flowers Ltd, said: “We’re extremely proud to join the Bruntwood community. “The setting at Booths Park is absolutely beautiful, and is the perfect backdrop to showcase our fabulous fresh flowers and plants, and the welcome from our new neighbours has been second to none. “The las... https://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/17492774.new-ixia-flowers-outlet-at-booths-park/
Silver Lake’s Tokio Florist property hits the market at $5.5 million - The Eastsider LATuesday, March 19, 2019
Silver Lake — A century-old Tudor Revival mansion that served as the home of Tokio Florist for more than 50 years has been put up for sale at an asking price of $5.5 million, according to Redfin and other listing services.The half-acre property surrounded by a Trader Joe’s and other Hyperion Avenue shops and restaurants was placed on the market about a month after an estate sale was held to clear out belongings of Sumi and Frank Kozawa. The Kozawas were members of the Japanese-American family that had run the florist founded in the late 1920s.In an oral history, Sumi Kozawa, who died two years ago at the age of 100, recalls that Hyperion Avenue, now a perpetually traffic-choked street and commercial hub, had “very few cars” when they moved in. “It’s just like still, like a country around here,” she said.The approximately 7-bedroom, two-story home was moved to its current location in 1929, said the Kozawa’s daughter, Susie.Kozawa said she won’t have a say in what the buyers do with the ho... https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2019/01/silver-lakes-tokio-florist-property-hits-the-market-at-5-5-million/
How To Build A Blooming Business Without Experience - ForbesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Farbod Shoraka, Co-Founder and CEO, Gregg Weisstein, Co-founder and COO, and David Daneshgar, Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Business Development, put their skills together to help local florists across the country. Each of them having a passion to give florists time to be artist again as well as keep more money in their business, these friends soon found a creative way to earn their initial investment money. After having early success, they were able to acquire $1.65 million in seed funding to build a marketplace and e-commerce business in 2013. Two years later, the blooming company acquired another $5.6 million according to Crunchbase from A Capital Partners. Joresa Blount: How did you get into the flower business? Farbod Shoraka: Funny enough I didn’t really have a background in flowers or e-commerce. It was actually my aunt who was a local florist in Irvine, California. She was going out of business. She was having trouble with her flower shop and not getting any customers. She kept relying on these big brokers like 1-800- Flowers, FTD and Teleflora to get orders, but they weren’t really coming in at a profitable rate. Those guys take so much fees off the top that it was really hard for her to make any money, and a lot of people have stopped walking into flower shops. She was in a really tight situation where she didn’t know how to get her own orders from online. So, I was working in investment banking. I was doing mergers and acquisition adviso... https://www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2018/07/09/how-to-build-a-blooming-business-without-experience/
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
Budding florist blooms in Turlock - The Turlock JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Name of business: Heidi Hearts FlowersType of business: FloristLocation: @heidiheartsflowers on InstagramHours: By appointmentContact information: firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecialty: WeddingsHistory of business:If you ask Turlock resident Heidi Williamsabout her job, she’ll tell you she never intended on becoming a small businessowner. But all it took was one simple request from a friend who needed flowersfor her wedding for Williams to step into the world of floriculture and neverlook back.Williams started Heidi Hearts Flowers soonafter that wedding in April 2018, providing floral services for local weddings,events and even home deliveries on occasion. Since then, she’s been kept busyensuring some of the most important days of her clients’ lives are just asbeautiful.“After helping with that initial friend’swedding, playing with flowers honestly became a means of creative therapy forme,” Williams said. Dreams of creating floral masterpieces for thecommunity first began for Williams soon after she was d... https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/local/budding-florist-blooms-turlock/