Local Flower Shop News
Flower festival celebrates StamfordTuesday, October 16, 2018
A three day flower festival that celebrated Stamford’s unique history took place at the weekend.The Stamford Past and Present Flower Festival was held at St. John’s Church from Friday to Sunday.Organised by the Stamford Flower Club, the festival saw members showcase their talents as well as raise money for the Evergreen Care Trust and Churches Conservation Trust.“It exceeded our expectations,” said joint flower club chairman Catherine Gardiner.“We were totally overwhelmed by the level of interest and had more than 600 people visit over the the three days.”Catherine said some people had even returned with friends for another look.“We had some great publicity beforehand and word of mouth also helped,” she said.“There were some fantastic floral displays on show with interpretation and design notes and people who visited spent a lot of time in the church. We had visitors from as far as Boston and Market Harborough.”The festival celebrated the unique history of Stamford in a... https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/flower-festival-celebrates-stamford-9044505/
'Petal It Forward' Brings Flower Power To The Streets Of Stamford - Stamford Daily VoiceTuesday, October 24, 2017
STAMFORD, Conn. — Drivers and pedestrians were startled Wednesday by the sight of three women in bright pink holding armloads of roses along the streets of downtown Stamford at lunchtime on Wednesday. And they were surprised to learn their mission. The women from Stamford Florist hit the streets to spread good cheer by giving away flowers to passersby. And every person got TWO free roses — one to keep and one to give to another person. Proving the point — it's better to give than to receive. "You just brightened my day!" one woman exclaimed as Joy Lorusso handed her a yellow rose and a white rose outside the First Bank of Greenwich on Summer Street. The women even stepped right into traffic — with the red lights — to lean into cars and give roses to drivers and passengers alike. The best part? "Seeing the smile on their face when you tell them it's for them and it's free," said Victoria Colangelo. "They go from confusion to joy in a matter of seconds." ... http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/petal-it-forward-brings-flower-power-to-the-streets-of-stamford/723971/
Dewar Nurseries Launches Family Owned Floral Retail BrandTuesday, October 30, 2018
Combining their love of farm-to-table trends and natural beauty with their passion for the family business, the Dewar sisters are excited to launch their florist-quality assortment of potted plants in trendy containers designed to complement home settings.AdvertisementThe Life in Bloom collection includes potted house plants, holiday plants, and roses. It will also feature a new edible fruit collection including olives, bananas, tea, kiwis, figs, and berries, to name a few. The new brand is available in major retailers and supermarkets throughout the U.S.“Elizabeth & Alexandra offers florist-quality plants in aesthetically pleasing containers to create a product that can be purchased, presented, and immediately enjoyed,” says Alexandra Dewar.The new brand’s namesakes are the granddaughters of Dewar Nurseries’ founder, Alex Dewar. They represent the third generation of Dewar family growers, and have spent much of their lives participating in the ever-expanding family business.“With 55 years of successful growers in our family lineage, we are proud to continue this tradition while remaining true to our personal strengths and passions,” says Elizabeth Dewar. “Life in Bloom by Elizabeth & Alexandra brings a touch of elegance to everyday life. We’re proud to deliver potted beauty that perfectly coordinates with every living space.”The Elizabeth & Alexandra brand will debut at the PMA Fresh Summit trade event in Orlando on Oct. 19-20, 2018.Founded in 1963, Dewar Nurseries began as a single nursery with a tea... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/dewar-nurseries-launches-family-owned-floral-retail-brand/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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How to get, give free flowers today to "Petal It Forward"Tuesday, October 30, 2018
A stranger may hand you a bouquet today in an effort to make you smile. A florist may offer you two free flower bunches, one to keep and one to gift. What's this all about? The annual Petal It Forward giveaway, which takes place this year on Wednesday, Oct. 24.The event, sponsored by the Society of American Florists, calls attention to the variety of floral products grown in the U.S. and the positive, instant impact of giving and receiving flowers.-- Janet Eastman email@example.com@janeteastman Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Local growers, wholesalers and retailers are among those participating in 400 cities. Each florist chooses how to pass out the bundles. They can spread joy to residents in assisted living facilities, passersby and people stuck in traffic. Sunflower Flats ... https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/10/4bc4e605d83579/give-get-free-flowers-today-to.html
Eugene flower shop "Petals it Forward"Tuesday, October 30, 2018
It's an annual event that calls attention to the positive impact of giving and receiving flowers. Strangers and florists, like Dandelions owner Krystal Vincent, handed out flowers just to brighten people's days. "Science has shown that flowers make everyone happy, so it feels really good to give people flowers and they actually get to experience that as well, something that we get to do here everyday," Vincent said. "They get the chance to get flowers as well as receive them." The event is sponsored by the Society of American Florists. ... https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Eugene-flower-shop-Petals-it-Forward-498486612.html
New shop AY Flowers opens its doors in GlendaleTuesday, October 30, 2018
What a nice place to be."“Best flower shop I've ever been to," added Yelper Anna P. "Amazing selection, great florist and good customer service.”Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. AY Flowers is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)... https://hoodline.com/2018/10/new-shop-ay-flowers-opens-its-doors-in-glendale