Local Flower Shop News
Target 2 Consumer Alert: Mother's Day flower shop scam and Microsoft popups - WBAYMonday, May 07, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- Mothers Day one week away and one of the most popular "go-to gifts" are flowers. If you're buying them online, there are some important questions to ask before you buy. The Director of Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says you may think you're selecting a local florist, but you are actually contacting a business in another state that just coordinates the purchase and delivery. Consumer protection says when you do an online search, follow up with a call. If the business answers with something generic such as, "flower shop," ask for a specific name, where it's located and get an address.Also, ask specific questions about the flower arrangement. How many roses versus carnations and if there are any tacked on fees for a vase or extras. If the people on the other end don't give you that information, hang up. There are plenty of local florists to get an arrangement from. Another costly scam we want to warn you about are the Microsoft Tech Support Scams. Usua... http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Target-2-Consumer-Alert--481873001.html
Aster Park Floral closing; Encrypted Escape opens in Bellevue - Green Bay Press GazetteTuesday, August 15, 2017
CLOSE Aster Park Floral will close by the end of the year, ending more than 12 years in business in downtown Green Bay. At the end of June, Encrypted Escape opened up in Bellevue. Jeff Bollier/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinBuy PhotoAster Park Floral will close later this year after more than 12 years in business on Monroe Avenue.(Photo: Jeff Bollier/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)Buy PhotoGREEN BAY - Aster Park Floral owner Joe De Keyser celebrated 12 years in business by announcing the downtown Green Bay store will close later this year.In 2005, De Keyser took over McDonald’s Floral, which opened at 332 S. Monroe Ave. in 1953, renaming it Aster Park Floral. The name was a clever nod to the aster flower and the nearby Astor Park neighborhood.“A lot of people never caught it,” De Keyser said.De Keyser has marked down his current inventory, but the store might not close until December. He said the decision to close the store came after he sold the building to Aster Park’s neighbor, Newcomer Funeral Home.The brick-and-mortar store is closing, but De Keyser will still be available to arrange wedding... http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2017/07/21/aster-park-floral-closing-encrypted-escape-opens-bellevue/491449001/
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - KABC-TVTuesday, January 08, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. ... https://abc7.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
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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Top Flower Shops Near Woodland Hills - Woodland Hills MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Woodland Hills and surrounding areas, remaining committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by friendly and prompt service. Branding itself a “local family florist,” Woodland Warner Flowers goes out of its way to make every experience a pleasant one with hand-arranged flowers that are fresh and expertly handled by professional florists to give each gift that special, personal touch. Amongst the top flower shops near Woodland Hills, Woodland Warner Flowers boasts an assortment of lovely plants and dazzling gift baskets for any occasion. The store is located at 21212 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.Any of the shops mentioned above will definitely redefine “flower power” when you’re looking for that perfect bouquet this year, no matter the occasion. http://woodlandhillsmagazine.com/top-flower-shops-near-woodland-hills/
Master Gardener: How to make cut flowers last - Press-EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
How can I make my cut flowers last longer when I bring them in from the garden? The little packets of preservative that come with florist flowers work, but what can I do when I don’t have them?A: Commercial flower preservatives work very well at prolonging flower freshness, but there are things you can do to help your garden cut flowers last. First of all, the best time to cut your flowers is in early morning, before the day warms up and possibly stresses the flowers. Remove any leaves along the stem that would end up under water in the vase. Next, make sure your vase is very clean and filled with warm (not hot) water. If your tap water has a lot of minerals in it, you should use purified water in the vase. Make a final cut of the flower stem under water and immediately transfer it to the vase.If you are cutting poppies or other flowers that leak sap, you will need to seal the stem to prevent them from wilting. Immediately after cutting the flower, sear the cut end of the stem with a flame. I find that an inexpensive barbecue lighter sold in grocery stores works really well and is convenient to use.There is a convenient substitute for commercial flower preser... https://www.pe.com/2018/11/15/master-gardener-how-to-make-cut-flowers-last/
Florist Fire outgrows Hyde Park Village, relocates to Davis Islands - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
TAMPA -- Florist Fire Design House creates award-winning florals for any special occasion: weddings, corporate parties, charity events “and just because flowers make everyone happy,” said Gayle Zerr, the owner/lead designer who relocated the floral shop to downtown Davis Islands last month.“We outgrew our space in Hyde Park Village,” Zerr said. “I really like the sense of community on Davis Islands and felt it needed a neighborhood flower shop.”Weddings keep the business busy year round and account for 75 percent of the work.“I love weddings,” Zerr said. “We’ve done themes from traditional to Bollywood, a really fun one with exotic flowers, incense and lanterns.”Corporate and charitable clients, including Wine, Women and Shoes and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital gala can take 80 hours of planning and preparing, she said.“We did a Dali event where we copied his paintings and portrayed them in florals... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/city-times/florist-fire-outgrows-hyde-park-village-relocates-to-davis-island-20181011/