Local Flower Shop News
N. Charleston Floral Shop Hopeful About New Gas Tax - ABC NEWS 4Tuesday, June 13, 2017
We need more, better roads and some better routes or something," said Williams, who’s been driving for the North Charleston floral shop for the past 14 years.Raleigh Beasley is the manager of Creech's Florist. He says transportation is crucial in the industry."The biggest effect in traffic. Being able to deliver a product to a customer in a time sensitive manner," Beasley said.With higher gas taxes on the way, floral businesses will need to spend more money for fuel. Managers at Creech's think an incremental gas tax hike will ease the pain of paying extra to improve roads."It's very important for all of us. For employers getting to work on time. Being able to get home in a timely manner,” explained Beasley. “Delivery drivers being able to efficiently make their routes and get back in a timely manner."He’s hopeful his business can blossom with better highways."Everybody's life is affected by traffic and by roads. So if the gas tax is able to better everybody's life by that then I think it will be worth it," he said.The law also bumps up the price of various driver’s fees, like vehicle registration, and the sales tax on cars and trucks. Drivers will begin paying more at the pump when the new gas tax law goes into effect on July 1. http://abcnews4.com/news/local/n-charleston-floral-shop-hopeful-about-new-gas-tax
Flowers Continues Emergence In Week 15 - Arkansas RazorbacksTuesday, December 27, 2016
Patriots with seven sacks on the year, all coming in the last seven games. That rate is tied for the fourth most in the NFL among all players with 7.0 or more sacks this season trailing only Vic Beasley of Atlanta, Khalil Mack of Oakland and Olivier Vernon of the New York Giants.Sunday’s game against Denver was Flowers’ third multi-sack game this year adding to his strong performances in Week 8 against Buffalo and Week 10 against Seattle.You won’t find Flowers’ 35 tackles for the year anywhere near the top of the list for players on defense, but 23 of his 35 tackles have all come over the same seven game stretch that has transformed him into one of the most fearsome defensive ends in the league.Flowers Talks Win Over BroncosTrey Flowers, Chris Long, Chris Hogan and more on the win over the Broncos#ProHogs Tweet of the WeekThat’s 7?? sacks in the last 7?? games for @III_Flowers! ?????? https://t.co/noxWGUZZZI— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) December 19, 2016Other #ProHogs Stars of the Week Hunter Henry – TE San Diego ChargersTight end Hunter Henry continues to be a go-to goal line target for quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers this season. The former Razorback turned rookie phenom tight end added his seventh touchdown catch of the season Sunday in San Diego’s 19-16 loss to Oakland. Even though it’s the third straight loss for the Chargers, Henry’s production hasn’t dropped off. Even after seeing some limited snaps a few weeks ago to nurse a sore knee, Henry still has four touchdowns in his last five games and has 10 catches over that span. Henry is now tied among all tight ends in the NFL in touchdown grabs and tied for ninth among all pass catchers. 26 of his 32 catches have gone for a first down, good for a 81.3 percent clip, good for second in the league among all receivers with 30 or more catches.Henry Scores AgainPhilip Rivers fits a 7-yard TD pass to Hunter HenryA.J. Derby – TE Denver BroncosTigh... http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/flowers-continues-emergence-in-week-15/
Amazon Is Offering Free 2-Hour Flower Delivery on Valentine's Day - Money MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, don’t worry: You’re not relegating to a wilted gas-station bouquet. As it did last year, Amazon is partnering with the florists at KaBloom to rescue your romantic night. Here’s how: Amazon Prime members in areas where Amazon Prime Now operates can get speedy — and free! — two-hour delivery of a gorgeous one-dozen or two-dozen rose bouquet from KaBloom, complete with vase. And if you really want to cut it down to the wire when shopping for a last minute Valentine’s gift, Prime Now also offers one-hour delivery. (One-hour delivery costs extra, though; prices vary around the country.) If flowers aren’t the right gift for your Valentine, keep in mind thatAmazon Prime Now has an inventory of tens of thousands of other last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts available for free two-hour delivery. There’s a surprisingly varied selection, including classic Valentine’s presents like chocolates, scented candles, stuffed animals and skincare gift sets — along with a bevy of thoughtful and high-end presents like trendy Kate Spade jewelry, chic champagne flutes, Invicta watches, Fitbit fitness trackers and AmazonEcho speakers. And... http://time.com/money/5155926/last-minute-valentines-gift-amazon/
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
One Month at a Time: Compassionate lessons in the world of floral arrangements - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, March 14, 2018
She told me she joined Young Floral in 2004.“But I left for a few years, had a baby and came back three years ago,” she said.Before coming to Young Floral, she worked at a couple of florists, including one at The Greenbrier.She said the job varies from day to day and hour to hour, particularly during the Valentine’s Day season, when they see a lot of TeleFlora orders.Teleflora is a company that partners with florists to form a network. Customers place orders through TeleFlora, which passes along the orders to area florists who arrange and deliver according to TeleFlora’s specifications.For Valentine’s Day, Young Floral offered several Teleflora specials. Using pictures on the TeleFlora website, customers can order arrangements and send them just about anywhere.The participating florists are tasked with making the arrangements as close to these pictures as they can, which isn’t incredibly difficult, but it does take some attention to detail and some speed in getting the arrangement completed.During Valentine’s Day, Young Floral sells dozens of them.“For us, it’s like working with a recipe,” Lori said. “I have to have so many carnations, so many lilies, so many whatever.”The arrangement is supposed to be a certain height and look very similar to the arrangement in the picture.“I see it as a kind of puzzle. The trick is to make it fit together,” Lori said.While Lori patiently encouraged me, I had limited success with repeating the Valentine’s special. I was a little wasteful with the materials, handled the delicate flowers like string beans and while my arrangement looked OK, I’d have to say it wasn’t a great copy of what Lori was doing.And I was slow. Really slow. It would have taken me all day to do what Lori did in probably an hour or two.Partly, this was how I handled the knife used to cut the flower stems. After a series of traumatic, childhood incidents involving pocket knives, I learned to keep the sharp end of the blade away from my hands.Because of this, I still have all 10 of my fingers.Lori held the knife differently than I did. By cutting toward her hand she was able to snip flowers and ferns much more quickly.I tried to do the same but couldn’t manage to make it work. I ended up getting snagged and perilously close to taking off my thumb before she finally said, “It’s OK. Sometimes we use clippers.”She handed me a pair of small shears.It made the snipping go faster.Brides and rosesI also worked with Heather, who does floral arrangements, but she specializes in bridal work, which can get very intricate and particular, she said.Women planning their weddings will often spend weeks looking through magazines and at websites like Pin...
Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day? - Lexington Herald LeaderWednesday, March 14, 2018
Dozens of truckloads of flowers will hit Lexington streets on Wednesday, but for local florists, the preparations have been ongoing for months.Starting Monday, Ashland Florist on East Main Street received over three hundred orders for flowers, said Jane Willoughby, who owns the shop with her sister. On Valentine’s Day itself, the shop usually delivers five times the normal amount of orders.Some customer’s aren’t quiet sure what to send their loved ones at first, but many go with a tried and true staple of the holiday.“We usually start out asking what the recipient’s favorite flower is, what their favorite color is, but usually on Valentine’s it’s the red rose,” Willoughby said.At Ashland Florist, preparations start a year in advance with evaluations of what flowers sold well, and the shop starts ordering before Christmas, Willoughby said. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.While delivery orders are certainly elevated on Valentine’s Day, flower shops also see many come by the store on the holiday, said Robin Michler, whose f... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article199966579.html
Broomfield couple starts eco-friendly floral business - Broomfield EnterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018
S. Taylor Ave., Suite D-2 in Louisville.Leah, who runs the shop and who used to be an anatomy and physiology professor, said she is learning from Kim Green, the company's florist."Kim is the flower boss," Leah said. "She's taught me a lot."Green, who has been in floral design for 20 years, said she selects flowers based on how they feel and whether the colors are found in nature. Since the flowers are made from materials, including latex covered fabric and polyether polyurethane foam, they can stand up to extreme heat or cold. She also enjoys making flower crowns and flower collars for pets, including Mijo, the two-year-old shop dog.Compass Rose Floral got its name from Leah's father, a man who loved to travel and who died of cancer before their wedding. She and her husband held a smaller ceremony at a friend's Mediterranean restaurant before the big ceremony so he could participate.AdvertisementJaysin Anderson, a project manager, said he and Leah got into the business after they learned now expensive their own wedding flowers could be.The company uses high-end faux flowers that they arrange, rent out for events and then strip down to be used again."Everything we clip off — the stems and leaves — we use it again," Leah said. That wish to be kinder to the environment translates to their home where they compost and recycle. Solar panels designed by Elon Musk and a Tesla are on their list for future purchases.Faux flowers line a display case at Compass Rose Floral. (Jennifer Rios / Enterprise Staff)Jaysin Anderson said the company charges about half of what a typ... http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31717907/broomfield-couple-starts-eco-friendly-floral-business