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10 Valentine's Day flower bouquets we love — plus expert tips on what to keep in mind when ordering - mySanAntonio.comSunday, February 10, 2019
You need not go super deep, but choosing something that reflects an important memory or event, or just shows that you put thought into your order makes a sweet gift even sweeter." Read more: The best online flower delivery services to send freshly cut blooms and live plants It's also worth reminding you that Valentine's Day isn't only for couples. According to Tabis, "More and more we are seeing people buy Valentine’s Day flowers for recipients other than romantic partners. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic relationships in your life — it’s really a day to celebrate all of your loved ones, whether that be friends, family or even your co-workers. In fact, 15% of our Valentine’s Day orders in 2018 went to moms!" Last year, The Bouqs Co. delivered more than 2.7 million stems, and has delivered 53 million stems to date. If you're interested in ordering flowers from the company, we've rounded up the best Valentine's Day bouquets below. You have a large selection of beautiful arrangements to choose from, plus the process to make them is less wasteful. With its vertically integrated supply chain, The Bouqs Co. reduces waste by up to 90% in an industry where typically 45% of flowers grown for sale are discarded along the way and never make it to the customer. If your recipient doesn't like flowers, The Bouqs Co. still has you covered with indoor house plants and succulents, which Tabis acknowledges "are undoubtedly having a moment." A statement-making "staple of modern sophistication in the home," they offer health benefits (like air purification), aesthetic benefits, and an opportunity to create a long-term, nurturing relationship with nature. Check out the best 10 Valentine's Day bouquets and plants from The Bouqs Co. below. You can also shop all bouquets and plants directly here. Always: classic red roses img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5c5... https://www.mysanantonio.com/technology/businessinsider/article/15-eco-friendly-Valentine-s-Day-flower-bouquets-13577699.php
Long-time Springfield Resident Joseph Pepe Jr. Passes Away - TAPinto.netTuesday, February 05, 2019
Kendell Pepe and her fiancé Vince, Steven Pepe, Daniel Pepe and Jake Pepe.In lieu of flowers, the obituary requests that donations in Pepe’s memory may be made to the Joseph Pepe III Memorial Scholarship Fund. 36 Ashwood Rd., New Providence, NJ 07974. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/springfield/articles/long-time-springfield-resident-joseph-pepe-jr-passes-away
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
The following morning, Bantz's floral creations landed at the Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View, where clients in the memory-care program could admire them and choose one to take home.
Krause, Bantz and the other volunteers came together earlier this year to form the group when the nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers of Silicon Valley called it quits after its monthly rent doubled to $8,000. During its three years of operation, the nonproft — which was part of the national Random Acts of Flowers organization that is still in operation elsewhere — delivered nearly 32,000 bouquets and recycled more than 39,000 vases, according to its website.
The Silicon Valley group also developed a cadre of exceptionally enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom were working as many as four days a week and participating in every step, from picking up leftover flowers, rearranging them and personally delivering them to the bedside.
"When it closed its doors, people were broken hearted," said Klause, who had been four-day-a-week volunteer. "It was awful, just awful. There were several people who said, 'We've got to keep this up. Even if we make only five bouquets and deliver them to the VA once a week, that's what we'll do.'"
Klause was among the volunteers who came knocking on the door of nonprofit senior services agency Avenidas in a bid to find a new home for the activity.
"We heard about (the closure of Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer a... https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/10/07/volunteers-band-together-to-revive-recycled-bouquet-program
Carolyn Singer: Gathering winter greens for a natural holiday season - The Union of Grass ValleyMonday, December 17, 2018
I do not recall anyone declining to purchase.Bringing a bit of foliage and berries inside to celebrate winter seems natural.Recommended Stories For YouMost years I have honored this memory, and the memory of my mother gathering greens and Cotoneaster berries for the mantle above the fireplace. In my own garden, I now have a wealth of plant material from which to choose.Douglas fir is, of course, still my favorite for the wreaths. It's tradition. Incense cedar has a strong fragrance too, and is my first choice for the sprays on the mantle. But this is only the beginning. The accents for the wreath take shape as I wander through my garden.My favorite cones are the small ones found on my Tanyosho pine (Pinus densiflora "Umbraculifera"), now 40 years old and about eighteeen feet tall. It is a small pine with multiple trunks branching at about three feet from the main trunk. Beautiful shades of rust and golden brown accent the bark, especially when it is damp. This is a rare and handsome tree with a rounded crown, lovely for small gardens. The long needles are in closely spaced clusters, making the foliage appear dense.Broadleaf evergreens provide a beautiful array of leaf color, size, shape and berries to add bright touches of color. I usually wire a section of florist foam on to the wreath. Moistened, it will keep accents fresh for a couple of weeks or longer. Sweet bay (Laurus nobilis), holly (Ilex species), Cotoneaster, and Pyracantha may be used as accents.Small sprigs of variegated foliage from Daphne, Pieris and Ilex "Variegata" are like winter flowers as they contrast with the rich greens of the conifers.I once gave a winter presentation to the Lake Wildwood garden club, creating a bouquet that included the new growth of Choisya ternata "Sundance" (Mexican orange). Some members thought it was a flower, the glowing golden leaves the focal point of the winter arrangement.Silverberry with gold and silver-green foliage, Elaeagnus pungens "Maculata" adds a bright touch of foliage to wreaths or arrangements. You can even turn the leaves over to expose the very silvery underside.Try sprays of Viburnum ... https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/carolyn-singer-gathering-winter-greens-for-a-natural-holiday-season/
Manitowoc Roorbach Flowers offers full-service FTD shop | Chamber Notebook - Herald Times ReporterTuesday, December 04, 2018
Year Award in 2017. It maintains a garden on Mariners Trail and also plants around the metal sculpture adjacent to City Hall on the Manitowoc River that the Roorbach family gave to the city in memory of Harry and Julia Roorbach. It partners with the Clipper City Co-op with an event in May and December during which it offers a gift for anyone purchasing a membership in the Co-op. Roorbach Flowers has been in and a great supporter of Manitowoc County for 65 years. The company said it thinks of its customers as its friends because it is a part of their family events and occasions. The Chamber of Manitowoc County, with its publishing of The Chamber Notebook, provides space for Chamber members to present information about their business. The publishing of this information is in no way intended as showing preference for that business by The Chamber. https://www.htrnews.com/story/money/2018/11/08/manitowoc-roorbach-flowers-offers-full-service-ftd-shop-wisconsin/1923898002/
Alexandria Florist Invents Free Online Puzzle Game - The ZebraSunday, February 10, 2019
District of Columbia. Originally designed as a game to be played in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC, SillyPuzzles has now branched out as far as Florida and Texas with new puzzles being designed daily.To play the free game, players create an account and login to see nearby puzzles listed in order by distance from their phone. When they get near the designated puzzle location, a clue or question appears. Some are easy and require only that the player observe the point of interest and answer a question. Others require the use of logic to solve a math problem or a riddle.SillyPuzzles is free to play. There are no ads to view and players will not be subjected to any advertising unless they choose a puzzle that takes them to a retail merchant location that is indicated in the puzzle description. Premium Memberships may be available in the future.For more information. visit sillypuzzles.com. https://thezebra.org/2018/07/10/alexandria-florist-invents-free-online-puzzle-game/
Horticulture expert brings floral design class to ASU - The State PressSunday, February 10, 2019
Anderson received a master's degree in horticulture, the science and art of growing plants, at Kansas State University and her doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She also taught classes in floral design at both universities.Anderson will teach a topic course called Wellness in Floral Art for the 2019 spring semester at ASU. The class will focus on how flowers relieve stress and affect the senses. “It’s biophilia, so we’re being connected back to nature, which is where we come from," Anderson said. "Working with plants is a therapy, so not only is it a therapy for me to educate others on floral design as an art form and a stress reliever, (but) it’s also awesome to see other people benefit from it.” While 90 universities in the U.S. offer bachelor's degrees in horticulture, only two universities offer degrees in floral design according to The Bachelor's Portal. As a result, aspiring floral designers often select horticulture as a major.However, Anderson said an arts background is more valuable for entering the floral design field and modified her horticulture research accordingly. “When I was managing studios in San Diego and Los Angeles, the owners of the studios kept asking me to find florists that had an art background, not a plant science or horticulture background,” Anderson said. “That’s when I got the idea that we need (to) advocate floral design as an art form in order to have a more educated work force.” Anderson also has her own business, The Flori.Culture, in which she teaches floral art classes and creates arrangements for clients. She said she has created arrangements for events hosted by large companies including Cisco and Walgreens.On the website, Anderson runs a blog called The Chlorophyll Chronicle where she discusses "flowers. food. fashion." She also has a YouTube channel, The Flori.Culture, where she shows off arrangements and gives tutorials on how to make them. “If you are interested in floral design, in the aesthetics, then you are probably also interested in food and fashion and even interior design, so I think it all goes hand-in-hand," Anderson said. [embedded content]Katherine Merveille, the owner of Merveille Floral and Design Atelier and a colleague of Anderson, said that Anderson’s extensive... http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spartcult-floral-art-advocate-brings-new-classes-to-asu
Baacks to the future: New owners adding wine, beer option with delivery of flowers, gifts - ReporterNews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
Dan Harwell purchased the company in 1972, and later his son, Luke, joined the business full-time in 2002 after graduating from Texas Tech University. The younger Harwell eventually took over operations of the family business. Under the new owners, some things remain the same. One fixture is the employees, including a designer who has been at Baack’s for 31 years, Petre said. There also are efforts to revive some former Baack’s traditions, such as a Christmas open house and growing some plants in-house, Petre said. Her brother, Marc Petre, is sprucing up the shuttered greenhouses on the property, she said. At one time, Baack’s was known for cultivating poinsettias, geraniums, Easter lilies, hydrangeas and annual bedding plants, according to the Reporter-News archives. In addition to floral arrangements for all occasions, Baack’s also offers the crafting and delivery of gift boxes around many themes, such as golf, fishing, hunting and tailgating. Packages also can be created for children’s events, baby showers, Father’s Day and other special moments, Petre said. Her goal is to use products from local wineries and chocolatiers to include with her gift options. Late bloomer Managing a flower and gift shop is a dream come true for Petre, who previously worked as a bartender for 10 years. That experience in the alcohol industry will be a plus with the addition of the wine and beer delivery with Baack's flowers and gift boxes, she said. “I’ve always been artistic and real artsy, and I love making things look pretty,” Petre said. “I always thought that it would be so cool to be able to own a flower shop and to do that every day.” Her previous creative interests include making stylish belt buckles and jewelry out of bones and antlers. She first learned about wine and beer delivery while attending a floral design workshop in Austin several months ago. “I’m 43 years old and I needed a change. I quit my job and this just kind of fell in our laps. I like to call it divine intervention,” Petre said. https://www.reporternews.com/story/money/business/local/2019/01/17/new-abilene-florist-baacks-owners-adding-wine-beer-option-flower-gift-box-delivery/2548924002/
5 Free Apps to Order Valentine's Flowers - The Mac ObserverTuesday, February 05, 2019
From You Flowers offers beautiful flower arrangements for same day delivery by a local florist. Whether you need to send flowers to New York, Texas, or California, FromYouFlowers.com offers USA flower delivery from coast to coast. Want to make it a one-of-a-kind gift? Add a teddy bear, chocolates or a balloon bouquet to your online flower order.Be the first to know about promotion and discount announcements about flower arrangements! Also, you can quickly place a flower order with your mobile device and send flowers to your loved ones with the same day delivery option using the special day reminders and deals. [4 Valentine Apps to Shop for That Special Someone]Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash... https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/5-apps-valentines-flowers/