Local Flower Shop News
Hardy plants make transition from outdoors to indoors easily - Huntington Herald DispatchTuesday, August 29, 2017
HUNTINGTON - August heralds the end of summer, and though it can be hotter than blazes we know that cooler weather is on the way. Gardeners are presently surveying their landscapes and making choices of which plants to winterize, take to the compost pile or transplant.One flower family many folks are finding to be very versatile - plus they often make an easy transition to indoors - is the succulent.Succulents are easy to grow in that they don't take much care other than a sunny spot and occasional watering. A common succulent many of us have watched grow in family gardens is the Sempervivum, better known as hen and chicks. The blackest thumb would have trouble killing off this little plant because they are so hardy they grow and grow.Bringing succulents inside to winter is a fairly easy task in that they do well in containers and take so little care. When transferring them to pots, many folks plant their succulents in regular potting soil. But there is actually a soil that one can buy... http://www.herald-dispatch.com/hdhomes/hardy-plants-make-transition-from-outdoors-to-indoors-easily/article_e26680af-53f3-5fd5-9603-3534cb24489d.html
Annual Redlands flower show promises fairy gardens, ladybugs and bubbles - Redlands Daily FactsTuesday, May 23, 2017
Guild also sponsors, assists with and participates in community and regional National Garden Clubs flower shows including the Southland Orchid Show and the American Clivia Society shows, both at the Huntington Library in San Marino, and the Los Angeles International Fern Shows at the Los Angeles Arboretum.The Guild is a member of California Garden Club Inc., Palms to Pines District, and National Garden Clubs Inc., Pacific Region. For information, go to www.CaliforniaGardenClubs.com/GardenFloralArrangersGuild or www.facebook.com/GuildOnTheGo.Source: Garden and Floral Arrangers GuildAdvertisement... http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/lifestyle/20170424/annual-redlands-flower-show-promises-fairy-gardens-ladybugs-and-bubbles
Valentine's Day busy caring for loved ones - The Wyoming County ExaminerSunday, February 11, 2018
Eileen Barziloski shows a candy box, one of the many items at Ebb’s Candy Jar.STAFF PHOTOS/C.J. MARSHALL Karen Passarelli holds up ‘The Box of Love,’ containing flowers and other items at Mayflower Florist.Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people send flowers, candy, jewelry and other tokens of affection as expressions of love. As a result, enterprises catering to such needs experience a spike in business during this time of year.“Valentine’s Day is our biggest one day holiday,” Karen Passarelli of Mayflower Florist said.However, she and Monica LaBar-Hughes, owner of Monzie’s Flora Design, agreedthey do their best business Mother’s Day week.Still, Valentine’s Day will be a very busy time at both flower shops.“We make a lot of deliveries,” Passarelli explained. “Our drivers are very familiar with every back road. We take out a little bit of everything.”“We deliver in a 30-mile radius,” LaBar-Hughes explained. “Deliveries less than 10 miles from the shop is free, but there’s a low delivery charge for 10-30 miles.Monzie’s expects to handle over 200 deliveries on Valentine’s Day, while Mayflower is anticipating around 300. On a normal day, each florist shop delivers to between 15 to 20 cu... http://wcexaminer.com/news/valentine-s-day-busy-caring-for-loved-ones-1.2299220
How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Long before buyers scramble to grab that last bunch of roses at the grocery store or flower shop first thing on Wednesday morning, Denver’s wholesale florists will have scrambled for days to get them there.This isn’t the first Valentine’s Day rush for Amato Wholesale Florist in north Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They...
Esscents Candles now offers flowers for all occasions - Coos Bay WorldSunday, February 11, 2018
BANDON - Old Town has a new florist who's eager to provide for the floral arrangement needs of the area. Esscents Candles & Accessories has been in Old Town for almost four years, but owner Renee Miner Armstrong just recently obtained the floral cooler from Auntie Em's Floral & Gifts, which was located in the Continuum Building across Second Street from Esscents. Owner Emily Bright moved to Idaho over the holidays to be closer to family and offered to sell some of her floral equipment to Armstrong."For about 1 1/2 years I've been wanting to bring something else into the shop to go along with candles, something that goes well with the name," Armstrong said. "Everything friends and family suggested didn't quite seem to fit, then someone said, 'What about flowers?' I didn't want to do that because of Emily, so when I heard she was leaving, I started to put things into motion."Thus Esscents Candles & Floral bloomed into existence.Armstrong met experienced floral designer Natalie Brookwell through Bri... http://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/business/esscents-candles-now-offers-flowers-for-all-occasions/article_e628a50b-2390-5fde-ae2a-571a0059ad89.html
'Mistress Day' helps keep local florists busy - WTTV CBS4IndySunday, February 11, 2018
Indiana were so busy looking for cheaters this month, none were available to do an interview. When our reporter called local flower shops, though, nearly every single florist knew what we were referring to.“There is more than one kind of lover, so to speak,” said Melissa Smith, who runs George Thomas Florist.She admitted, while it’s not common at their location, she has seen men ordering more than one item for sweethearts on the side.“There have been a few times,” she said. “You can kind of read body language if they turn red. They don’t always come out and say.”Other flower shops laughed about the matter, but wouldn’t go on camera saying their regulars of 30+ years are often the perpetrators.A Journal of Marital and Family Therapy study showed 22% of men admit to cheating and, that 14% of wives say they’ve sneaked out on their significant other as well. Other studies show if a person is cheating, not only will he or she spend money on the extra person, but they’ll probably shell out more cash on that individual than anyone else.Local flower shops said over the phone that sometimes, “cheaters” will order one bouquet online and then visit the store in person and pay with cash so that they’re not caught. http://cbs4indy.com/2018/02/08/mistress-day-helps-keep-local-florists-busy/
Top Florist in Northern VA, OpenBlooms, Partners with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur for Valentine's Day - BenzingaSunday, February 11, 2018
Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to create an exclusive gift offering for the 2018 Valentine's Day, featuring handcrafted chocolates and long stem roses.(PRWEB) February 06, 2018 Top northern Virginia florist and flower delivery service, OpenBlooms, has announced a collaboration with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to provide an exclusive Valentine's Day gift offering, the Bouquet di Amore. The exclusive offering will be available through OpenBlooms.com and also offered free to the winner of a specially crafted Valentine's Day Story Contest, which will be promoted on the OpenBlooms Facebook page.For his part of the collaboration, Chef Santosh created an exclusive set of handcrafted chocolates, each made in small batches and with no preservatives. OpenBlooms is providing a stunning bouquet wrap featuring a dozen 50cm red roses accented with eucalyptus and ruscus."By partnering with Chef Santosh, we're able to bring a unique experience to our customers while supporting our local communities and businesses," said George Dukas, Managing Partner at OpenBlooms. "Our collaboration highlights the culinary excellence and artisanship that is thriving in Virginia," he added. The Valentine's Day Story Contest will launch on Monday, February 5 on the OpenBlooms Facebook Page. Users will ...