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Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/
Plant party: A growing trend at Decorators' Show House - Buffalo NewsThursday, May 02, 2019
Decorators’ Show House.Even some wallcoverings are botanically inspired.There’s more outside, from new landscaping to stunning planters. In the backyard, a Living Wall features a variety of plants in florist buckets hung on a cedarwood frame. A side entrance with double staircase is packed with pots of seasonal flowering plants and herbs.Celebrate spring. Get inspired.Decorators’ Show House, which opened April 27 for its three-week run, is a reminder that plants make great design tools.They enhance not only our homes and outdoor spaces but also our well-being.Who wouldn’t feel relaxed on a chaise in a sitting room near a potted palm?Interior designer Mark Taylor, who decorated the sunroom on the first floor, brought in a variety of real plants, including orchids.Doing so, he said, does this to a space:“It provides oxygen. It provides green growing life. It provides texture and beauty and smell,” he said.Flowers and greenery seem especially fitting in this Show House, which was built in 1910 for William Palmer, a prominent florist in Buffalo.Napier Nursery's Living Wall. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)In their own homes and outdoor spaces, people need to learn which plants are right for the setting and conditions and how to best take care of them.And, especially when children and animals are part of the picture, people need to know that certain plants pose risks to humans and pets. Some are poisonous, from mildly toxic to severe. The right choices –... https://buffalonews.com/2019/05/02/plant-party-a-growing-trend-at-decorators-show-house/
Mother's Day flower deliveries are on sale for 20% off at The Bouqs - MashableThursday, May 02, 2019
Seriously, you've never seen flower arrangements like this. This time of year is busy for florists, so schedule early if you can to assure that your choice gets to you or mom on time (deliveries for Mother's Day itself are already gone). Prices start at $36 — use code MOM20 to get 20% off the Mother's Day collection here.Image: the bouqs... https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-may-1-the-bouqs-mothers-day/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Buying flowers for Mother's Day? Florists say do your research - WHECThursday, May 02, 2019
Here's how it works.You find a florist online that you think is local but they take a fee. Then they send your order to a middle man who also takes a cut. The florist you thought you were contacting in the first place then finally receives your order. However, because both parties take fees, the big bouquet you thought you were sending winds up not being so big."They spend $100, they get a $50 arrangement," said Melanie Longhitano, florist. "They're literally just there to take your order and after that, they have nothing to do with it." Flower shop owners say if you want to order online, make sure it's from a reputable site or go to the florists' actual website. ... https://www.whec.com/news/buying-flowers-for-mothers-day-florists-say-do-your-research/5334311/