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"French Florist" Wins Best of Los Angeles Award for “Best Florist" 2017 - PR Web (press release)Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The flowers are beautiful, fresh & lovely. Arranged exquisitely. I just love the choice of flowers and colors. Thank you so much, French Florist!" Nancy Lusk - Culver City, CA"Ordered flowers from Steve for our wedding. Everything was so far beyond our expectations, and we still can't believe it when we look at our photos. The entire process was such a joy from start to finish. Just perfect" Gina & Bradley - Burbank, CA"Steve Jacobson and his team at the French Florist have been doing our flowers and arrangements for a few years now at the house of the owner of Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles, and we are absolutely delighted and happy for many reasons: Steve and his team are not only really professional, friendly and accommodating in many ways, they have been translating our visions and requests with great accuracy." - NaJa Barnes, Supervisor of the Cirque du Soleil House in Los AngelesThe “Best of Los Angeles Award” community was formed three years ago and consists of over 3,700 professional members living and working in Southern California. It celebrates the best people, places and things in Los Angeles with a slogan “No Ads. No B.S. Only the Best.”“The mission of the community is to celebrate the best of Los Angeles, and allow its community members to connect with other members who share the highest standards of quality and integrity,” said DeRose."At the French Florist, we strive for only the best service. We are honored to receive this award and be recognized as 'The Best Florist in Los Angeles,'” says Jacobson.Share article on social media or email:... http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14949906.htm
A Guide to Planting Heirloom Flowers—With Links to Thomas Jefferson and More - Wall Street JournalThursday, February 18, 2016
COMMENTS IN 1792, Thomas Jefferson wrote to a fellow plant enthusiast to gush about the snail flower, an ornamental bean vine named for its buds that curl like the shell of a mollusk. It is “the most beautiful bean in the world,” Jefferson said of the purple-and-white flowers, whose heady scent resembles jasmine. Despite the founding father’s endorsement, the snail flower, Vigna caracalla, fell out of favor, and seeds from the annual vine, a South American native, were no longer sold in the U.S., the fate of a surprising number of once-popular garden plants. “We were looking all over for it,” said Peggy Cornett, coordinator of plants at Monticello, the Jefferson estate in Virginia. Eventually, the historic site’s horticultural staff located the beans in a European catalog, began cultivating them and now sells them on monticelloshop.org. [embedded content] Heirloom vegetables have been the rage for more than a decade in the garden world, with foodies cooing over zebra-striped tomatoes and blue potatoes. But a lesser-known category of historic plants has its own devoted following: heirloom flowers. Even as this spring’s mass-market plant catalogs promote the horticultural industry’s latest inventions—black petunias, anyone?—many gardeners choose to nurture such plants as the meadowsweet, available at heritageflowerfarm.com, which Emily Dickinson is believed to have tended in her Amherst, Mass., yard in the mid 1800s. The frilly white blooms were found in her dried-flower collection. Cooking-school manager Alicia Guy, who grows antique dahlias at her home outside Seattle, said of doing so, “It makes me feel like I have a connection with gardeners from 100 years ago that transcends technological change.” Older varieties of the summer showstoppers unfurl in color combinations today’s versions can’t deliver. Bishop of Llandaff’s brilliant red petals and yellow stamens pop against its dark bronze-colored foliage. And Ms. Guy likes knowing her great-great grandmother might hav... http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-guide-to-planting-heirloom-flowerswith-links-to-thomas-jefferson-and-more-1455811830
Flowers to remember the fallen of WW1 - Lancaster TodayWednesday, December 23, 2015
War Memorial this Sunday, December 20 to remember the brave men and women who never returned from World War One.At the second ceramic poppy gathering at the Morecambe Cenotaph, Reverend Linda McCluskie will be holding a short service with a two minute silence.The service starts at 12.30pm. http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/flowers-to-remember-the-fallen-of-ww1-1-7626023
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Carmen's Flowers & Gifts has been area staple since 1926Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Carmen’s florist on yoming Ave in Exeter. Aimee DilgerTimes Leader - - Aimee Dilger Sunday Dispatch EXETER – Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts on Wyoming Avenue has been an area staple since 1926.Helen Mauriello, along with her children Andrea and Carmen Mauriello, own the business, with emphasis both on tradition and continuing growth.The secret to the business’ success, the owners say, is catering to the needs of their customers, offering both time-honored favorites and contemporary arrangements.“It’s like all businesses,” Carmen Mauriello said. “It’s a lot of hard work and knowing the needs of customers.”The business was started by Carmen’s grandparents Carmen and Catherine Mauriello, Italian immigrants who came to America for a better life.“My grandfather was working in a flower show for a short time, and he wanted to provide for his family,” he said. “So he opened his own flower shop.”From the beginning, the shop offered flowers for funerals, weddings and holidays, which remain much the same to this day.Other offerings have been introduced in response to customers’ needs and requests.“One thing that is really popular are the balloons,” said Mauriello. “We do a lot of creative things, including archways for weddings and other events.”Andrea Mauriello also emphasized the business consistently keeps up with current trends.“For example, we also carry plants,” she said “Perfect to send if someone is opening a busines... https://www.psdispatch.com/news/local/64209/carmens-flowers-gifts-has-been-area-staple-since-1926
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
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 come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are natives of Ecuador. The year-round sunshine and high-altitude...