Park City Flower Shop News
Marketplace: Flowers By You lets florist share passion with Park CityMonday, October 01, 2018
Wherever my space is, I have to have plants and flowers, that is just part of me," she said.When she and her husband moved to Park City in 2012 to work as household managers, she started to pursue her passion a little further. She attended workshops all over the U.S. on floral arranging and started getting calls from people asking her to decorate for parties or make an arrangement for a gift. She worked out of her home as a side project, but the demand soon became too much with her limited space and time. She started considering expanding her work into its own business.Recommended Stories For YouAround that time last year, life events shifted Blanken's mindset about her career. Her father and father-in-law died within a few weeks of each other. Shortly after, her brother passed away.Blanken said the family deaths reminded her that life is short, and she should go after her dreams while she can.Blanken and her husband also realized they wanted jobs that were more flexible so they could spend time with family. They started their own property management company, and started to look at possible locations to open a floral bar. They spoke with businesses about renting out a section of a store for Blanken to work out of, but no one was interested.Then, in April, Blanken was printing business cards for her realty company when she saw a vacancy for a store off Sidewinder Drive."When I walked in I was like, 'This is perfect,'" she said.When the opportunity was in front of her, she got cold feet and asked herself if she was really ready to take on a new venture. After several conversations with her husband, they decided to give it a try. "You just have to take that jump sometimes," she said. "And it's scary and it's thrilling and it's exciting."She moved into the store in the middle of May and... https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/marketplace-flowers-by-you-lets-florist-share-passion-with-park-city/
New scheme allows you to adopt a plant from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for freeTuesday, July 17, 2018
RHS/Rosette Wilkinson Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below During London National Park City Week (21st – 29th July), many of these former flower show plants will also be adopted by local schools and community gardens. “It’s important to the RHS that the plants and gardens continue to live on following our shows to benefit others,” Katherine Potsides, RHS head of shows development said. “We are delighted to be working alongside Wayward and the National Trust, who not only share our passion in striving to make the world a greener and more beautiful place, but also inspire more young people and community groups to get involved in gardening.”For more information, visit House of Wayward Plants at Morden Hall Park. ... https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a22138550/adopt-plant-rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show-free/
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design NYC - Care Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers During Summer - BenzingaTuesday, August 01, 2017
It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/summer-tips-make-flowers/last-longer-florist-nyc/prweb14556818.htm...
Spring Flowers Are at Their Peak - New Floral Arrangements for Late April/Early May - BenzingaTuesday, April 25, 2017
It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, Wall Street, lower Manhattan and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured on its website, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14253204.htm...
Brookfield florist marks 20th anniversary | Articles | News - Riverside Brookfield LandmarkMonday, December 17, 2018
LeClere. The impetus to start her career as a retail florist had its roots in Osco's decision in 1998 to move its corporate office from Oak Brook to Salt Lake City. With a move to Utah out of the question, LeClere took advantage of Osco's policy of paying tuition for employees who wanted to further their educations. She signed up to attend the American Floral Art School in Chicago and got hands-on experience working at a flower shop in Berwyn. One year later, she and her husband Paul took the leap, buying the former Ardon's Flower Shop on Broadway Avenue. LeClere said she had eyed a store in Western Springs but was convinced by her husband that Brookfield was the right place for the new family business. After all, the LeCleres had lived in the village for almost 30 years at the time. Paul, who died in 2009, worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and served as a village trustee. They also scouted locations on Ogden Avenue but found a home instead near Eight Corners. "I like the area," LeClere said of her business' longtime home. "Ogden Avenue wasn't as warm a feeling as we have over here." At first, business wasn't driven so much by flowers as it was by Beanie Babies, which were a phenomenon at the time. "I told Paul, 'I don't think I'll ever sell flowers,'" LeClere said of the store's early days. But the Beanie Baby craze waned and the flower shop's customer base began to grow, thanks in large part to word of mouth and connections the store made through family and friends. "You've got to talk to everybody," LeClere said. "It's just funny, once you start talking, one thing leads... http://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/12-4-2018/Brookfield-florist-marks-20th-anniversary/
California succulent smugglers plant poachers seed Asia desire for dudleyaMonday, October 01, 2018
Dudleya are native to the west coast of North America, from Oregon to Baja California, with a couple of species in Arizona, one of which also grows in Nevada and Utah,” says Stephen McCabe, emeritus director of research at the Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Some are common and a great number of the species are rare.”The more rare the plant the more covetous the collector, and some dudleya are extremely scarce indeed. “A few of the rarest species could be devastated or driven to extinction in a day or two,” says McCabe.It was perplexing, then, that the plants targeted by poachers in Northern California were so commonly found. But while Dudleya farinosa – also known as “bluff lettuce”, “powdery liveforever” (owing to the leaves’ dusty appearance) or simply “liveforever” – may be unexceptional, the squat plants boast a geometric beauty reminiscent to some of the blossom of a lotus flower. In bloom, they sprout proud stalks, decked in clusters of small yellow flowers.And dudleya, it is argued, have character, surviving – even flourishing – in some of California’s least hospitable environments. They earned the moniker “liveforever” due to their ability to survive, in the right conditions, for more than a year with no fresh water, and dudleya sprout from rocky seaside cliffs, hanging on while battered by extreme weather and waves, so helping to secure the cliffs against erosion.What’s more, they are vital to California’s delicate coastal ecosystem.“Bees, flies, hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees, swallowtails and other creatures have been observed visiting the flowers,” explains McCabe, which are in turn eaten by birds. Mice, rabbits, deer and probably rats eat various plant parts. In some of the places where they occur, the dudleya are almost the only species of flowering plant present, but there are many insects around, so they are integral parts of some small or tiny ecosystems.”Still, dudleya did not seem a realistic candidate for theft, and they are delicate when taken from their natural environment. “D. farinosa, may grow in special greenhouses … but a great portion of them will die as house plants,” says McCabe. “They are very susceptible to fungus problems if it’s both hot and humid at the same time, particularly in summer. This means they are not well suited to the southeastern US and to the warm, humid parts of Asia.”And they are especially unsuited for travel. “A day in a plastic bag in a hot car will do them,” McCabe adds.Why greenery is in for interior decor in 2018, and how to pick plantsFreeling had a hunch that something big was afoot, but his colleagues dismissed the episode as simply the oddball antics of a few plant-loving eccentrics. Everyone knew that succulents were a hot trend in the US. Potted succulents had become de rigueur house-warming gifts and Instagram was awash with close-ups of the plants. Memes such as “millennial interior design bingo” inevita... https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2163157/californias-succulent-smugglers-plant-poachers
State cites Ogden flower company after complaints from 'screwed over' customersTuesday, July 03, 2018
The Utah Division of Consumer Protection has fined an Ogden flower company $100,000 for failing to deliver products or refunds to customers. (Photo: KUTV)(KUTV) — The Utah Division of Consumer Protection has cited an Ogden flower company for as much as $100,000 for failing to deliver products or refunds to customers.EcoFlower, LLC is now closed, but state consumer investigators allege the company shut the doors leaving dozens of orders unfulfilled. Former employees of EcoFlower tell 2News the number of customers who were ripped off is much higher.“Unless you called in and threw a fit, the odds are you weren’t going to get your product,” former Ecoflower general manager Jasen Dowdy told 2News.Dowdy says in the year leading up to EcoFlower’s closing, the staff routinely did not have enough supplies to keep up with the orders that were coming in. Several former employees of EcoFlower’s customer service department told 2News there was a steady stream of furi... http://kutv.com/news/local/state-fines-ogden-flower-company-after-complaints-from-screwed-over-customers
The bloom is off the wall! A-list florist to the Kardashians says extravagant flower walls like the one used at Kim ... - Daily MailWednesday, April 11, 2018
Jeff Leatham, 46, has become one of the most Instagram-famous florists of his trade, thanks in part to regular endorsements by the Kardashian familyA native of Ogden, Utah, he is now based in Beverly Hills with a shop at the Four Seasons hotel in LA and is the artistic director of the Hotel George V in ParisKim Kardashian and her sisters have been known to enjoy flower walls, and Kim, 37, even tied the knot with Kanye West, 40, in front of one in 2014Kylie Jenner, 20, had a flower wall during her baby shower ahead of her daughter Stormi's birth last monthBut Jeff said in a new interview the walls are a thing of the past, especially since 'everyone wants a flower wall and no one realizes how expensive they really are'ByClemence Michallon For Dailymail.comPublished: 22:22 BST, 20 March 2018 Updated: 01:28 BST, 21 March 2018The celebrity florist behind the Kardashians' extravagant arrangements believes flower walls—one of the Kardashian-Jenner clan's favorite features—are now a thing of the past.Jeff Leatham, 46, has become one of the most Instagram-famous florists of his trade, thanks in part to regular endorsements by the Kardashians, his cl... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5523633/Kardashian-florist-Jeff-Leatham-says-flower-walls-over.html