Milwaukee Flower Shop News
Milwaukee police: 2 people shot, wounded after incident near 40th & FloristTuesday, July 17, 2018
Milwaukee police: 2 people shot, wounded after incident near 40th & Florist fox6now.comUpdate: Three arrested after 3-year-old Milwaukee girl hit by bullet in July 4th shooting WDJTGirl, 3, Shot On Fourth Of July As Gunfire Plagues City: Report Patch.comFull coverage... https://fox6now.com/2018/07/05/milwaukee-police-2-people-shot-wounded-after-incident-near-40th-florist/
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams is a modern company. It’s not your average florist offering balloons and gifts. All of our flowers are locally crafted, and we source locally grown flowers as much as we can. Photo courtesy of Twin Lens WeddingsHow do you decide which charities to donate to each month?We open our charity application every year in October. We invite nonprofits in Milwaukee and Chicago to apply. And we get the core team together to pitch our favorite charities to each other. Some of the charities hit really close to home for some of us. After that, we all vote. Teens Grow Greens is our April charity. It’s a really cool organization that provides local kids with paid internships and teaches them about sustainability. We support both small and large charities. The Hunger Task Force and Milwaukee Public Library get our support too. Who’s a typical Flowers for Dreams customer?Everyone loves flowers, and they make such a cool and thoughtful gift, so anyone can really appreciate the bouquets. But Milwaukee-area Millennials seem to love the company’s charity aspect especially. Do weddings account for a large portion of your sales?A...
How to make your Valentine's flowers last - WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)Sunday, February 11, 2018
MILWAUKEE -- Gardening expert Melinda Meyers shared some ways to keep your Valentine's flowers looking extra fresh.She says make sure to have wrapping around your flowers during transport in these extreme cold temperatures. Make sure to clip the ends of each flower in an angle. This will prevent the stems from staying flat on the bottom of the vase so that the flower can absorb water.Be sure to fill your vase with the nutrient bag your florist gives you. There is fungicide to prevent rot and nutrients to keep the flowers living longer.If your flower begins to droop, Melinda suggests you dunk the flower in warm water for 30 minutes and recut the stem then it will stand up straight.Melinda Meyers will be at the NARI Home Improvement show starting February 15. Click here to find out more.
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, the Oxbow will offer guests a package from Feb. 14-17 that includes a special floral arrangement from Eau Claire florist Brent Douglas and six hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, compliments of chef Nathan Berg and the team at the Lakely. The fee is $30.Here are some additional Valentine’s Day suggestions around the state. RELATED: 5 places in Wisconsin to get the spa treatmentSundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin DellsEvery day is Valentine’s Day at the adults-only Sundara Inn & Spa in the Wisconsin Dells. To make the romantic holiday special, Alyssa Mullin, who heads guest services at the spa, recommends Sundara’s Midweek Escape, which starts at $219 for two and includes an overnight stay, breakfast and access to the spa facilities. There’s also the True and Lasting Love package during the entire week (and through the rest of the month), starting at $618 for two. It features a night at the inn, breakfast in the morning, sparkling wine upon arrival, a 50-minute couples massage, a chef tasting in front of the fireplace in your room and wine. RELATED: Things to do in the Dells and BarabooGrand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake GenevaThe Grand Geneva Resort near Lake Geneva has two golf courses and a spa. (Photo: Grand Geneva Resort)The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, where couples can ski, ice skate, hike and then indulge in massages, is offering its Grand Romance package for Valentine’s Day. The deal, which is good through March, includes two nights of accommodations (deluxe guest rooms, suites and new villas), a $100 dining credit, a 15% discount at the WELL Spa + Salon, handmade chocolate truffles an...
Flowers become works of art in exhibits 'Flora in Winter' at Worcester Art Museum and 'In Bloom' at Tower Hill ... - MassLive.comTuesday, January 16, 2018
The "Coming Away" exhibit will be at the Worcester Art Museum until Feb. 4. It is developed around two "iconic" Homer paintings: The Worcester Art Museum's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882).Guests can get a first look at the blooming exhibit during a preview reception on Jan. 25. The night will feature live music, artisanal sweets and a cash bar. Admission for that event is listed here.Admission to Flora is free during exhibition hours with the exception of the Flora preview reception.For nonmembers, admission is $22 for adults and $6 for youth during exhibition hours.There are various lectures and events during the four-day Flora exhibit. Find more information here.Following Flora in Winter, Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston is showcasing its own floral event."In Bloom" is a three-weekend event that recognizes the flowers of winter. The show features three themes: Earth, Wind and Flower on Feb. 10 and 11; Stempunk on Feb. 17 and 18; and Camellia on Feb. 24 and 25.Admission prices and hours are listed here. http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2018/01/flowers_become_works_of_art_in.html
Appletons Memorial Florists to diversify by growing hemp - Appleton Post CrescentMonday, December 17, 2018
There's literally no way you can get high off hemp," said Rob Richard, senior director of governmental relations at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation in Madison. Nevertheless, hemp was outlawed as a crop in Wisconsin in 1970, squashing Wisconsin's hemp growing industry. "Wisconsin has a long history of growing hemp and was the top producer in the country from the 30s to the 50s," said Richard. The state Legislature passed a law in November 2017 to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp once again. While legal to grow, Richard said farmers are keeping an eye on a federal 2018 farm bill, yet to be signed, that gives them more incentive. "It clears up any misinterpretation or legal interpretation of what hemp is. It will be a crop. It removes it from the controlled substances act," Richard said. "It makes it eligible for crop insurance, so it takes away some of the risk." Richard sees hemp as a good option for Wisconsin farmers. "Our farmers are going through a rough time because commodity prices and milk prices are taking a beating. This is one avenue for farmers to hopefully make some profit on a crop." Besides Front Range, a number of other companies offering seeds and "clones" or tissue cuttings for propagating plants are starting in the state. "They're looking at Wisconsin because we're No. 2 in available organic acreage. Organics are where a lot of the profitability is," he said. Front Range leased one of Memorial's 15,400-square-foot greenhouses to grow tiny hemp plants — in much the same way greenhouses grow bedding or pack plants for home gardeners — that it will sell to Wisconsin farmers for planting in the fields. The operation will add eight full-time jobs. Memorial Florists' traditional floral and greenhouse operations will continue in the remainder of its 40,000-square-foot facility. That means home gardeners, decorators, brides, funerals and those looking for the business' better quality plants will ... https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2018/12/04/appletons-memorial-florists-greenhouses-signs-deal-grow-hemp/2201857002/
Flowers Done Green - local flower shop keeps it unexpected - Volume OneMonday, December 17, 2018
Valley.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful. We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.” – Sarah Lambert, Hive & Hollow“What I’m trying to do that’s different is having all of my flowers sourced as locally as possible,” Sarah said. In the spring and summer that means using supplies from her own greenhouse and garden and supporting local flower growers. When the winter months restrict local options to willow branches, pine cones, and evergreens, rather than ordering carnations and roses from Central American farms, she brings out the best of the seasonal options, accentuating them with plants from a Minnesota greenhouse.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful,” Sarah said. “We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.”Sarah is also celebrating sustainability through her choices in product. She recalls a conversation with a fellow florist from ten years ago, when her coworker expressed concern the effect of floral industry chemicals on fertility. Before then, she hadn’t realized the proliferation of carcinogenic chemicals in pesticides and plastics associated with flower arranging. Sarah aims to carry as many organic, recycled, and locally grown products as possible to avoid negative environmental impact.Many of Sarah’s arrangements are presented in thrifted tins, glassware, and pots. On a recent Friday, she placed a bridal bouqu... https://volumeone.org/articles/2018/11/28/27005_flowers_done_green
Manitowoc Roorbach Flowers offers full-service FTD shop | Chamber Notebook - Herald Times ReporterTuesday, December 04, 2018
The Chamber of Manitowoc County For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Published 6:54 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 Since 1952 when Harry and Julia Roorbach moved from Illinois to buy the former Hamilton greenhouse and establish Roorbach Flowers, the Roorbach family has been active in Manitowoc's retail scene. Jim and Claire Olson joined Claire's parents in the business in the late 1960s and took ownership in the early 1990s. This coincided with an extensive remodel that created a new retail store, greenhouses and parking on Custer Street. The store is at 961 S. 29th St. and online at roorbachflowers.com or facebook.com/roorbach. ... https://www.htrnews.com/story/money/2018/11/08/manitowoc-roorbach-flowers-offers-full-service-ftd-shop-wisconsin/1923898002/
Wingo's, English Rose Garden Heavily Damaged in O Street FireTuesday, July 31, 2018
June 26, 2018“It was then that I knew that someone really had my back,” she wrote.Wingo’s recently acquired a second location at 2218 Wisconsin Avenue in nearby Glover Park, and it hopes to open its doors August 1, according to a Facebook post.English Rose Garden is also currently closed and sustained heavy damage. An employee who was working at the time of the fire told WUSA 9 the “shop is gone.”Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor. ... http://www.thehoya.com/wingos-english-rose-garden-heavily-damaged-o-street-fire/