Morgantown Flower Shop News
One Month at a Time: Cutting flowers and learning how they really smell - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, February 27, 2018
Marshall University.She did some interesting, though not particularly well-paying, work in her field of study, but she also tended bar and worked in restaurants in Morgantown to pay the bills.“Then, I reached that point where I wasn’t young anymore,” she said.Brenna said while she was qualified to teach humanities subjects, she had no real teaching experience.“So I just have this big hole in my resume,” she added.After moving to Charleston, she said she could scarcely get an interview for anything. Potential employers told her she was overqualified.“This was the first place that would really give me a chance,” Brenna said.She said she’s making the most of it, and the people at the flower shop have been nice.The cut flowers that come into to Young Floral Company have to be cut a second time.“After the flowers are first cut, the plants kind of scab over,” Brenna said. “When they’re like that, they don’t get much water.”Cutting a flower a second time extends its life.It is generally recommended that once you get a bouquet of flowers, you should cut the stems again to keep them viable and attractive for a few more days.A couple of times a week, daisies, sunflowers, kale and roses all arrive at the florist in rubber-banded bundles, wrapped in plastic or damp paper and packed inside long cardboard boxes.Standing behind an old wooden table and next to the ominous-sounding Power Cut 720, Brenna had me pull from the tall stack of boxes and slice through the plastic bands and the tape keeping the packages closed.Depending on the kind of flower, we unwrapped or peeled down the wrapping. The individual blooms of the sunflowers are wrapped in tiny mesh socks that help protect them in transit, but they have to be shucked for the flowers to expand.Stock flowers have to be scrubbed of their lower stem leaves.“The flowers need water, but you have to watch the lower leaves,” Brenna said. “If they sit in the water, they’ll rot and turn the water brackish.”Nobody wants a stinky flower shop.Once the flowers were separated from the packaging and binding, we lowered the clipped bottom of the bundles into the mouth of the machine and pressed a button.A blade fired across and snipped off the end.“We only want to cut about an inch off,” Brenna said.I nodded and then grabbed another bunch.This was fun. I wanted one of these machines for my kitchen, though I had a hard time thinking what I’d actua...
At work with Alison: florist - WDTVTuesday, October 10, 2017
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Floral arrangements can be a beautiful way to express how you feel. They can say 'I love you', 'I'm sorry', 'Happy Birthday!', or 'Congratulations!'. Penny and Tammy get fresh flowers shipped to their store from Pittsburgh every day. "We make beautiful and people smile," said Tammy Self, part owner. But who are the people behind these beautiful, living displays? Morgantown florists and owners of Zaccagnini's floral shop, Penny Cross and Tammy, create flower arrangements for a living. 'It's great and I know that I can always depend on her," said Tammy. The two women have been best friends since ninth grade and worked as florists for years before deciding to go into business together. "She said she had no interest in buying a shop but it took two days and I convinced her," Penny said laughing, "So we bought the shop in May one year ago and we've been doing good ever since."Penny and Tammy use dozens of different varieties of fresh flowers in their creations. "... http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/At-work-with-Alison-florist-446572393.html
Lehigh Valley Flower Show presents 'Gardens of the World' - Allentown Morning CallTuesday, March 28, 2017
Feathered Friends Log Homes; Fenimore and Rutland; Gazella Stained Glass; Gibson Paving Services; Green Mountain Energy; LuLaRoe by Lady Lindy; Stonekeep Meadery and Wine Cellars; The Greenery of Morgantown; The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar; Touch of Purple and Zuzu Confections.The Peep Mobile and Peep mascot will help attendees usher in spring at the show all day Sunday by offering free Peeps samples.Jennifer Marangos is a freelance firstname.lastname@example.orgDETAILSLehigh Valley Garden ShowWhen: Friday to SundayWhere: Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St.Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m-4 p.m. SundayHow much: $8, door; $7, adv., adults; $6, seniors; $5 seniors on Friday; free, 12 and underInfo: lehighvalleyflowershow.com... http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-lehigh-valley-flower-show-preview-20170309-story.html
Florist shop gets new owners - Parkersburg NewsTuesday, September 27, 2016
Tina will be involved in the business as well as a grandmother, Bonnie Smith.Bob has been in the industry for over 50 years, having worked at florists in Parkersburg (including Dudley’s) and Morgantown.After all these years, he still has found reasons to be enthusiastic about his work.“I still get excited every time I open up a new shipment of flowers,” Bob said. “They are God’s creation and they are beautiful.“It is exciting to see the variety and the seasonal changes. Today, there are thousands of products available. It is exciting to open the box and see what is there,” he said. http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/617126/Florist-shop-gets-new-owners.html?nav%3D5054
Flowers donated to Unity Manor - The DPostThursday, August 04, 2016
MORGANTOWN — Coombs Flowers brought smiles to the residents of Morgantown Unity Manor July 20 in the form of 122 bouquets.Jim Coombs, owner of Coombs Flowers, said the delivery was made as part of Teleflora’s 16th annual Make Someone Smile Week in which florists all over the country will deliver between 25,000-30,000 bouquets.“Of all the things floral organizations do, this is one of the most gratifying, to come and see everyone’s faces light up and see their smiles,” Coombs said, adding that his buisness has participated in Make Someone Smile Week for 9 years.Residents could choose from bouquets of Gebera daisies, African violets, Begonias or Kalanchoes, each of which were planted in large grinning mugs that can be used later. http://www.thedpost.com/7-21-16-Bouqets-at-Unity-Manor-p
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers high quality florals and supplies for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
Christmas with March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied...
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
Processing segment provides gathering and transportation services and processing, treating and compression services to producers in unconventional shale plays and tight-gas plays in North Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Storage and Transportation segment includes COLT Hub, which is crude-by-rail terminal serving Bakken crude oil production. The Marketing, Supply and Logistics segment includes West Coast operations, our supply and logistics operations, our storage and terminals operations, our crude oil and produced water trucking operations, and U.S. Salt, LLC. The company was founded on March 7, 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.Receive News & Ratings for FTD Companies Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for FTD Co...