Local Flower Shop News
Florist Debuts “What I Wanted To Hold,” Their New Album's Tear-Jerking First Single - The FADERTuesday, August 01, 2017
ON @ Velvet Underground * 9/24 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *9/26 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *9/27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) * 9/28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *9/29 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *9/30 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * 10/2 – El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls * 10/3 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * 10/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * 10/6 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic * 10/7 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * 10/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) * 10/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s * 10/12 – Reno, NV @ The Holland Project * 10/14 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater * 10/16 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s * 10/17 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records * 10/18 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium * 10/19 – Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry * 10/20 – Milwaukee, WI@ The Back Room at Colectivo *10/21 – Madison, WI @ The Rathskeller10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen10/24 – Washington, DC @ DC910/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle10/26 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)10/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op * w/ Pinegrove and Lomelda If Blue Could Be Happinesscomes out September 29 on Double Double Whammy. http://www.thefader.com/2017/07/19/florist-what-i-wanted-to-hold-premiere
How to Grow Roses in the Pacific Northwest - SeattlemagTuesday, August 01, 2017
That type of precipitation doesn’t penetrate the ground to get to the roots, however, so watering is still necessary.What’s one of your favorite varieties? The Olivia Rose Austin, introduced last year from David Austin’s “disease free” line. The exceptionally fragrant, rosette-shaped, pure-pink flowers bloom almost nonstop all summer. What’s a surprising aspect of growing roses? Roses give you an excuse to go into the garden every day so that you can experience every phase of their beauty, from the first tiny leaves emerging from swelled buds to the promise of the flower buds that will open to exquisitely beautiful flowers, to breathing the perfume-like fragrances that fill the air. http://www.seattlemag.com/home-and-garden/how-grow-roses-pacific-northwest
Everlasting Bouquets - Greenville JournalTuesday, October 10, 2017
Will CrooksCoral-colored dahlias, haze-blue hydrangeas, golden sunflowers. Blake Leaphart spends his days arranging these beauties and more into delicate bouquets. No, he’s not a florist.The flowers he works with are made from felt.Leaphart’s business, Leaph Boutique, burst into bloom in 2015. His inspiration stemmed from a garden-like display of felt flowers that caught his eye at a craft show. Intrigued by the fabric blossoms, he brought some home. Later, when he went to buy more, he found that the maker had gone out of business. That’s when the idea germinated to make his own “flowers that never die.”He bases his artificial posies on real ones, taking his models from antique botanical drawings and local gardens. With a keen eye for detail and a love for making things, Leaphart designs the petal patterns and cuts out all the pieces himself from more than 100 different colors of wool felt before gluing the petals and leaves onto a stem. A single large flower can take as long as 30 minutes to complete.While crafting flowers is a full-time job, Leaphart is also working toward an associate’s degree in small business administration. “I’d like to introduce other ha...
Florists at convention in Las Vegas use donated flowers to create memorial for shooting victims - ABC NewsTuesday, October 10, 2017
Philadelphia florist Susan Davis was in her hotel room on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night preparing to speak at an annual wedding convention the next day when her hotel went on lockdown and sirens began to blare.Just miles away, suspected gunman Stephen Paddock was opening fire on thousands of attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.When Davis and her colleagues learned Monday morning that the shooting had killed 58 and left nearly 500 injured, they stepped into action to do what they could to help, spearheading an effort to create a memorial for the victims' families.“We figured there wasn’t a place for families to mourn because you couldn’t get to the site,” said Davis. “That’s what florists do, we show up at the best times and the worst times in people’s lives.”Davis’s wedding convention was being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the same spot where local officials opened a family assistance center for victims’ families to gathe... http://abcnews.go.com/US/florists-convention-las-vegas-donated-flowers-create-memorial/story?id%3D50275424
Casual Kristen Stewart dons NFL football hat and baggy mom jeans as she makes a florist run in LA - Daily MailTuesday, October 10, 2017
NFL is concerned.While out that day, the girlfriend of 27-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell was seen stopping off at a local florist's.Scroll down for video Allegiances: Kristen Stewart was sporting an Oakland Raiders baseball cap when she was spotted on Monday stepping out in the Los Feliz area of Los AngelesKristen had bundled herself into a voluminous sweater with a print in various shades of blue, tucking the top into a faded pair of jeans.The Los Angeles-born actress, who shot to fame playing Bella Swan in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight vampire books, wore pale pink shoes.She'd accessorized the ensemble with a chic pair of aviator sunglasses. Flowers in fall: Kristen was seen stopping off at a local florist'sUpcoming Kristen film releases include Lizzie, a biopic of the infamous Lizzie Borden, who in 1893 was acquitted of slaughtering her father and stepmother.Chloë Sevigny has taken the leading role, while Kristen's playing the family's Irish maid Bridget Sullivan, who found herself enmeshed in the case.In August 1892, Abby and Andrew Borden were butchered with a hatchet in their Falls River, Massachusetts home.Seen in June: Kristen's dating her fellow 27-year-old Stella MaxwellLizzie, then 32 years old, was charged with the crime and went to trial the following June in what became a nationwide media frenzy.Bridget, whom the family reportedly used to call 'Maggie,' was... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4943104/Kristen-Stewart-stops-Los-Feliz-florist-s.html
Reimagining Sonatas for a New Generation with Flowers, Art and Romance Was Born - BroadsheetTuesday, October 10, 2017
A new kind of classical music event happening next month will feature fashion label Romance Was Born, large-scale artworks by local artist Lara Merrett and stunning floral designs from Redfern florist Myra Perez (My Violet). Called The Sonata Project, it’s by internationally acclaimed musician Bernadette Harvey; an innovative collaboration that marries bold new piano sonatas written by three young local female composers with captivating visuals from established artists.A pianist who received her first medal at just two-and-a-half years of age, Harvey regularly collaborates with international solo and chamber musicians and has noticed the need to make classical concerts more relevant to younger audiences.In 2014 she won a grant to explore whether or not the sonata is still relevant in the 21st century. The result is The Sonata Project: three new 15-minute sonatas by young Sydney composers Aristea Mellos, Jane Stanley and Melody Eotvos performed by Harvey, and a sonata by celebrated Australian composer Ross Edwards.Part of Harvey’s mission was to reach a broader audience, so rather than the usual deathly quiet and often monochromatic experience of classical concerts, she has p...
Everything's coming up roses at West Side florist - Cincinnati.comTuesday, October 10, 2017
Buy PhotoRon Robben, left, and Larry Robben stand Sept. 19, 2017, in one of the renovated greenhouses at Robben Florist and Garden Center. Nearly $100,000 in improvements has been made at the site.(Photo: The Enquirer/Forrest Sellers)Buy PhotoGardeners familiar with the hot and humid temperatures of a traditional greenhouse may be in for a surprise when visiting a local florist.Robben Florist and Garden Center is nearing completion of a nearly $100,000 renovation of its greenhouses. Two greenhouses were completed last fall and two additional ones are expected to be finished by the end of September.The original greenhouses were built when Robben Florist opened in 1931.They were built to last, said Keith Bemerer, sales and design for greenhouse manufacturer Rough Brothers Inc.Buy PhotoRobben Florist and Garden Center has made significant improvements to its greenhouses. (Photo: The Enquirer/Forrest Sellers)However, being made from wood repairs have been necessary over a period of time, said Bemerer, who was has worked with Robben Florist during the project."We wanted to modernize and reduce t... http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/delhi-township/2017/09/20/coming-up-roses-west-side-florist/685681001/