Local Flower Shop News
Flowers are a passion for Hannah Warfield at Brown's Floral Design - ThetribunepapersSunday, February 11, 2018
After graduating from Appalachian State in 2002, Hannah managed the grounds and wedding/events at Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson in Richmond, Virginia. (www.tuckahoeplantation.com) There she tended 7 acres of formal estate gardens, cutting gardens for wholesale and fell in love with historic garden restoration. Her career at Tuckahoe grew to include managing weddings and developing her talent for wedding floral design, using flowers from the historic gardens and grounds.With this type of professional background, when Hannah first moved here, she worked as a landscape consultant for homes in Biltmore Forest, where she advised on the care of mature gardens, reviving and rejuvenating them. In fact, she still enjoys garden consultation, helping clients see the potential in their own backyard.The emphasis at Brown’s is in providing beautiful bouquets of flowers for all kinds of occasions—birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, and many other occasions—through her shop. For example on the table nearby was a wrist corsage for a father-daughter dance Saturday night. It certainly displayed an artistic touch for a special occasion. On a more somber note, Hannah said, “She has found it a meaningful part of her work to arrange flowers for someone’s passing, for the funerals or graveside services.” She herself has experienced some difficult personal losses in the last few years so can empathize with the sorrow and is sensitive to needs of families during difficult times. She often helps with the flowers at West Funeral Home & Memorial nearby in Weaverville. Her arrangements are delicate and unique with a choice of flowers not often seen together.For unique varieties of the freshest and most beautiful cut flowers Hannah either grows them herself or supports a number of local famers like the Never Ending Flower Farm of Kurt & Loretta Ball in Barnardsville or the Flourish Flower Farm in Candler by Niki and William Irving. Of course their floral offerings change with the season, but the flower quality is exceptional. The blooms haven’t traveled for weeks to get to this area so will undoubtedly stay fresh and last longer. She particularly like... http://www.thetribunepapers.com/2018/02/01/flowers-are-a-passion-for-hannah-warfield-at-browns-floral-design/
LC Floral Designs owner turns childhood dream into profession - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, December 12, 2017
Chavez has taken that childhood love—and that same shop—and turned it into his dream business.During his college years, Chavez said he returned to his hometown of Richmond for a summer break and stopped in to ask for a job at the same shop. Four months later, he said he was in charge of the entire store.“I came in cleaning, sweeping the floors and delivering flowers,” Chavez said. “I was hired full time three-to-four months later … that was 23 years ago.”In the early 2000s, after spending time as an interior designer, Chavez said his clients encouraged him to get back into the flower industry.“It was something very scary,” Chavez said. “Sure, I worked for one of the premier decorators in Houston, but I was never in charge of it, until the customers put me in charge. They gave me confidence and pushed me.”For several years, he divided his time running the shop in Richmond and another in the Galleria area. In 2004, Hurricane Rita damaged the Galleria location, prompting Chavez to consolidate the two stores.“I decided to just come to Richmond,” Chavez said. “That’s where I want to go, and that’s where I want to grow.” Since 2004, Chavez has been growing LC Floral Designs into the go-to spot for local weddings, proms and a variety of events in Richmond.Seasonal flowers and vases are available. (via )“It’s been a blessing in every sense of the word,” Chavez said. “The community has embraced us. We’re not traditional florists. We came from the Galleria, so we were able to provide high-end as well as ordinary options.”While the store ...
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760
5 Great Places to Get Flowers - WLKY LouisvilleWednesday, March 14, 2018
WLKY Louisville5 Great Places to Get FlowersWLKY LouisvilleWith three locations in Louisville (St. Matthews, East End and Dixie Highway), Nanz & Kraft is a full-service florist. They are also one of Louisville's oldest businesses, dating back to 1850. There are many options here for flowers. You can walk in a ...and more »... http://www.wlky.com/article/5-great-places-to-get-flowers/16758231
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Park went to battle stations.They were ready. When the park flooded three years ago, the workers had made a point of watching how far up the water came and what was going to be planted there.The park florists – actually they're horticulturalists – saw that the tulip bulbs in the Memory Garden bed needed attention.Workers all over the park were moving the foot piano, chess pieces, picnic tables and all the stuff that required electricity. They also moved salt and mulch and potting soil. (They moved everything into the parking garage only to learn that the garage would also be submerged. So they moved all that stuff again.)But the bulbs, planted in an intricate pattern of undulating color, couldn't be just yanked out of the ground and put in a bag and replanted when the water dropped.The bed was replanted this year with bulbs to create a special ombre effect, shading from dark purple to light pink. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)It was supposed to be this fabulous show of color. "We were excited to see how it turned out," said florist Corrie Carswell.So, moving the bulbs required some, well, innovation."As a Hail Mary to try to protect 3,500 tulips, we tarped and sandbagged the overlook bed," she said.A team that included florists Corrie Carswell ,Garrett Dienno and Jay Swanson and district crew leader Casey McCann came up with and executed a simple plan to save tulips from the Ohio River: Cover the bulbs, load on sandbags and hope for the best. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)The water rose, creating a blue tarp island in the midst of the muddy water, lapping at the edges of the bed. The water soon covered it. The water continued to rise.The river crested at 60.9 feet, putting the beds under about 6 feet of water, Carswell said. p class=...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...