Local Flower Shop News
Bailey's Canton-Potsdam Florist closes after nearly 90 years in business - North Country NowWednesday, April 11, 2018
POTSDAM -- Bailey’s Canton-Potsdam Florist, on the Potsdam-Morley Road, has closed after nearly 90 years in business.Owner Joretta Creighton, now 80 years old, says her age has caught up to her and she feels she can no longer provide the service she wants for her customers.Creighton posted a message on Bailey’s Facebook page Monday:“Since 1928, Bailey's Florist has had the privilege of tending to all your floral needs. We have been there for weddings, funerals, get wells, happy birthday and just because too. The time has come, however, to close the doors.“In September I turned 80 years old and have been working for the better part of 65 years. My bones and my eyes are not as good as they once were. As much as I have enjoyed the business, I am content with the idea of resting on the days my knees tell me not to get up!! I also must admit that I no longer desire to drive on the winter roads, unless they are taking me somewhere I wish to go.“I have truly enjoyed helping so many of you for SO many years!! I will miss chatti... http://northcountrynow.com/business/baileys-canton-potsdam-florist-closes-after-nearly-90-years-business-0222254
After 55 years, beloved 90-year-old florist closing up shop - WBFOWednesday, April 11, 2018
A 90-year old Buffalo businesswoman is putting aside her floristry tools for the first time in more than five decades. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of The Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of the Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. How has Fann Markel, 90, been able to operate her business this long?"Because I'm a stubborn, old lady." Markel responded.As soon as you meet Fann Markel you realize she is in charge, making her a successful businesswoman for the last 55 years in Buffalo."Well I'm very sad about retiring, but I think there is a time in everyone’s life where they just say, that's it," said Markel.Markel uses a cane to steady herself as she navigates through the many rooms of her Delaware Avenue shop. But she does it all in style – her silver hair, in a blunt cut, is held back in a red bandana headband. She tells us she recalls as a young woman attending Cornell and then getting m... http://news.wbfo.org/post/after-55-years-beloved-90-year-old-florist-closing-shop
Louisiana is the only state that requires occupational licenses for florists. It's absurd. - USA TODAYWednesday, April 11, 2018
Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle, Opinion Contributors Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 28, 2018 Louisiana is the only state that requires florists to obtain a license. However, many states have absurd licensing laws that need to be nixed.Unlicensed florist Monique Chauvin protests at the courthouse in New Orleans in 2010.(Photo: Sean Gardner for USA TODAY)“Sandy Meadows died alone and in poverty because the State of Louisiana wouldn’t allow her to work in a perfectly harmless occupation.”So said Clark Neily, who represented Meadows in an unsuccessful attempt to overturn Louisiana’s floristry licensing law back in 2003.In a nation rife with wacky occupational licensing laws — different states around the country license everything from fortunetellers to frog farmers — Louisiana has stood alone as the only state that mandates a license for putting together a bouquet. Now, nearly 14 years after Meadows’ death, Louisiana may finally be on the brink of overturning this absurd requirement.More: Mayors want to pass gun safety laws, but the NRA and our state legislatures won't let usMore: Supreme Court Janus case is bigger than u...
Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
President Barack Obama with Tara Douglass, horticulturalist, at her Detroit shop located in the Fisher Building.(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)Buy PhotoDetroit — A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone walked in and asked to sit in the chair and out of nowhere I said 'only if you donate to the ACLU." This week only, Waud invites guests into her storefront window to take photos from outside or inside the display for a d...
Hemp operation opens in storied Lafayette Florist greenhouse - Longmont Times-CallWednesday, April 11, 2018
Franchesca Abeyta, left, You Chun Li, and Maggie Ullrich work to clip clones of hemp plants at the Cultivas Bio Hemp Nursery inside Lafayette Florist greenhouse on Wednesday in Lafayette. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)An agricultural biotechnology company has launched a hemp grow operation in a newly renovated greenhouse space on the grounds of the historic Lafayette Florist.Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences rented the 12,000-square-foot greenhouse — which had been used to grow flowers since the 1970s — and is growing industrial hemp clones to be sold to other growers. Jon Vaught, Front Range Biosciences co-founder and CEO, said the operation will soon be operating at full capacity, producing 75,000 hemp rooted cuttings per month."Our focus is on (growing) the highest quality plant-starts — healthy, disease-free, pesticide-free," he said. " ... Then we distribute them to the growers and they go do what they do." The iconic family-owned Lafayette Florist will continue normal retail operations in the space adjacent to the greenhouse.The business began in 1949 when Kumiko and Yasutaro Yoshihara opened a produce sta... http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_31751323/hemp-operation-opens-storied-lafayette-florist-greenhouse