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Army Couldn't Prepare Texas Florist For Church Massacre - Patch.comTuesday, November 28, 2017
It's the least he can do, he said, to help the community he's come to call home.Santiago finished his Army career in 1997, and rather than return to New York, he stayed in San Antonio and ran a trucking company until he and his wife later settled in Stockdale and bought MooValley flowers from an elderly woman. "We bought a home out here. My wife said I have to find something to do, so I bought a flower shop," he said. His shop sits on the side of the four-lane highway, offers delivery and gets busy during the holidays — Mother's Day, Christmas and Valentine's Day, and also provides arrangements for funeral services. It doesn't have a Facebook page, website, or other social media because Santiago is not tech savvy. After all, Santiago said, he's not in the business for the money. "It's not a profitable job," he said. "But it makes you happy inside."Also See: Emotional Healing In Sutherland Springs Will Take A Long TimePhoto Credit: Wally Santiago Subscribe ...
Simple beauty: Expert offers instruction in Japanese flower arrangement - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, May 30, 2017
Garden Center.Katia Santos, a Kyoju instructor in the Sangetsu School of Ikebana, creates an arrangement. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. (Courtesy of Patti Brown, Ikebana, San Antonio)Brazilian-born Katia Santos, who is now based in Los Angeles, will be in Albuquerque on Sunday, June 4, to give a demonstration and lead a workshop in the historic floral arranging technique.The demonstration and workshop is sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter 41 Albuquerque. It is part of a worldwide organization started in Tokyo in 1956, which now has chapters in many countries and the United States.Katia SantosSantos trained at the National Headquarters of Ikebana Sangetsu in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1999, she traveled to Japan for her final examination and was awarded the Kyoju-Ho title, the highest level for an instructor in the Sangetsu School of Ikebana.AdvertisementContinue readingSantos previously visited Albuquerque to demonstrate the Sangetsu School style of Ikebana in 2014.“She was a very popular instructor. We had a huge turnout,” said Peggy Atencio, one of the organizers of the June 4 event.An arrangement in the Sangetsu School, or style, of Ikebana. (Courtesy of Patti Brown, Ikebana, San Antonio)Ikebana has been practiced in Japan for more than 600 years. Beginning with the Buddhist custom of offering flowers to the...
BC woman angry at online florist after Mother's Day flowers arrive late and wiltedTuesday, June 19, 2018
Jemma Palmer said.Two days before Mother’s Day, Palmer placed an online order with Bloomex.ca, which dubs itself “Canada’s Official Florist.”“I wanted to get her something nice and to me they looked nice. They advertised nicely. The flowers looked good,” Palmer said. Story continues below Palmer said she paid just under $62 to have the flowers delivered to Summerland from Coquitlam. The arrangement was scheduled to arrive the next day. READ MORE: Flower delivery service receives wilting criticism from B.C. customers Instead, they showed up at her mom’s house after Mother’s Day. When the delivery finally arrived, the flowers were damaged and wilted.“You picked them up and the flowers would fall off,” said Palmer.On top of that, the chocolates that accompanied the bouquet had melted.Palmer contacted Bloomex immediately. After repeated calls and emails, Palmer said she finally got through to a customer service representative, but hit a roadblock because she didn’t have an order number.WATCH: Vancouver Island farmer scrambles to save flowers Palmer says she never received one. She then contacted Consumer Matters. In less than 24 hours, Bloomex gave Palmer a full refund a... https://globalnews.ca/news/4222705/b-c-woman-angry-at-online-florist-after-mothers-day-flowers-arrive-late-and-wilted/
Victoria wins silver medal at ChelseaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Victoria, who works in her mum's flower studio Flowers by Ann in Carrickmacross, was the only entrant from the Irish Republic in the Young Florist of the Year competition.'Spring Wedding' was the theme for this year's competition and the florists were asked to create a floral wedding throne. One of the conditions was that 2/3 of the finished design had to be fresh flower and/or plant material.For her entry, Victoria created a beautiful fairytale-like throne from silver birch, decorated with pink and purple flowers.'We got the brief in March and I started working on it then,' said Victoria. 'Once I had decided on the silver birch frame for the throne, I went for a wildflower, fairytale look, and colours all came about quite easily.'Victoria drove to Chelsea and back as she said it was the only way of transporting her entry.'I went over on the Friday and had to set up in exhibition by Sunday May 21st.'She was interviewed by Joe Swift of Gardeners World fame and also saw the Queen as Her Majesty enjoyed a private viewing of the 105th RHS Chelsea Garden show.Victoria confesses that it was 'quite a shock' when she learned she... https://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/news/victoria-wins-silver-medal-at-chelsea-36953705.html
Society of American Florists Prom Promotion Generates 2.4 Million ImpressionsTuesday, June 19, 2018
Society of American Florists Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:42PM EDT ALEXANDRIA, VA — A new social media campaign conducted throughout April by the Society of American Florists scored big with prom-goers, garnering 2.4 million impressions. Targeted to girls ages 15 to 18, the campaign featured a short video posted on Instagram to promote customized prom flowers and entice teen girls to take a quiz to discover their prom flower personality. The campaign drew 571,394 video views and inspired 24,424 teens to take the quiz. "The goal of this promotion was to make sure prom flowers are top of mind among teens, whether they saw floral reminders as they scrolled through their Instagram newsfeed or took the time to take the quiz," said SAF Vice President of Marketing Jennifer Sparks. "The results show impressive numbers in reaching teens to think flowers when they think prom." Drawing traffic through paid promotions, the 26-second video invites viewers to find o... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0068636
Florists offer a flowery take on fashion as Fleurs de Villes makes stop at CrossIron MillsTuesday, June 19, 2018
A display designed by Red Rose Florist and inspired by Japanese brides is on display during Fleurs de Villes at CrossIron Mills north of Calgary on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Fifteen Calgary florists are taking part in an exhibition described as “a fusion between fashion and floral.”Tina Barkley, co-founder of Fleurs de Villes, said the florists were challenged to dress mannequins in fresh blooms and greenery.“They’ve been delivered a mannequin about a week ahead of time, and what you see when you get here are the crazy, wild, creative installations that they’ve come up with,” said Barkley.The mannequins will be on display at CrossIron Mills from Friday to Monday.Calgary is the last stop on a cross-country tour for the floral mannequin series, and the local debut for the event, which started three years ago.Last year, more than a million people took in shows in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Ottawa.Visitors look at a flower display in... http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/fleurs-de-villes-makes-calgary-stop-at-crossiron-mills
Museum of History dedicates garden to Illinois bicentennialTuesday, June 19, 2018
Saturday right in the middle of the farmer’s market, right amongst all the chaos.”Flowers and pots for the garden were donated to the museum by Owen Nursery and Florist in Bloomington. Even with all the hustle and bustle of the farmer’s market going on around the volunteers, Lovell explained the planting was completed in a few hours.“It was really a community effort to come together, we really didn’t get any outside funding, didn’t use much of the museum’s resources, it was all done by volunteers,” Lovell said.Lovell also said the museum staff was thrilled to see their institution included on the list of Illinois’ best museums earlier this week.Patrick Baron can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.wjbc.com/2018/05/25/museum-of-history-dedicates-garden-to-illinois-bicentennial/