Saratoga Flower Shop News
Spa City flower shop plays big role in Belmont Stakes - WNYTTuesday, January 22, 2019
Belmont Stakes so what could be better," said Susan Garrett of Dehn's Flowers. The Belmont is the run for the white carnations.Meantime, at the Oklahoma Track at Saratoga Race Course, one of the owners of a horse that had a chance for the Triple Crown, Funny Cide in 2003, made a stop before heading down for the Belmont. Fifteen years ago, Jack Knowlton and his "Sackatoga Stables" were the talk of the racing world until a sloppy track gave Empire Maker the title. "Every year that you've got a horse coming into Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown, that's a big deal," said Knowlton.Also at the Oklahoma track was Eric Guillot, a trainer who has been texting "Justify's" trainer, Bob Baffert. Baffert won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. Guillot says Belmont with its sandy surface can be a taxing race -- a mile and a half."It's whether or not the sixth race in four months gets to him late on Big Sandy. That's going to be the trial and error for [Saturday]," said Eric Guillot."Justify" will be in the National Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs someday. But, will he go in as a Triple Crown winner or the 24th to lose at Belmont a... https://wnyt.com/news/belmont-stakes-saratoga-flower-shop-blankets-dehns-flowers/4942269/
Positively Upstate: Local artist creates sash of flowers for horses at SaratogaTuesday, June 19, 2018
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (WRGB) History could be made this Saturday when Justify tries to become the next horse to win the Triple Crown. But did you know a little bit of Saratoga history has already been made at this upcoming Belmont Stakes?It’s a longstanding tradition of horse racing, the sash of flowers to adorn the champion after the race. And at this year’s 150th running of the Belmont Stakes the blanket of carnations will be made by none other than Saratoga’s own Susan Garrett.“I’m very honored.” Garrett tells CBS6 from inside Dehn’s Florist of Saratoga Springs. “I can’t believe that artwork of mine could actually adorn a Triple Crown winner.”If you’re a fan of the Saratoga Race Course you’ve most likely seen Garrett’s work. Any blanket draped over a horse in the winner’s circle, she created. In fact, the winner of the Travers, the country’s oldest stakes race, never even had a blanket until Gar... http://cbs6albany.com/community/positively-upstate/positively-upstate-local-artist-creates-sash-of-flowers-for-horses-at-saratoga
Famed Floral Designer Now on Broadway - Saratoga TODAY NewspaperSunday, February 11, 2018
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Simply Sidney Floral Design and Home Accents, located at 268 Broadway, will open its doors to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event. The new Simply Sidney Floral Design store will offer home furniture, accents, lamps, tables, chairs, sculpture and, of course, exquisite florals. Sidney Martin’s artistic talent, keen esthetic eye and contagious enthusiasm have earned him a place as resident florist for Saratoga's Salt and Char Restaurant, the Adelphi Hotel and 15 Church Restaurant, as well as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s New York City Ballet Gala, Opera Saratoga Gala and Saratoga Hospital Gala. Martin has produced floral décor on the sets of major motion pictures and Emmy-nominated television shows, in addition to the pages of bridal magazines and the red carpets of the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Film Festival. Martin moved from Los Angeles and established residency in Saratoga Spr...
Los Gatos: Local man serves up flowers and smiles in front of Jack Rose - The Mercury NewsTuesday, January 02, 2018
Flores said. “I was surprised by that.”Before moving to the United States for school, Flores sold flowers in Peru, so he thought setting up in Saratoga made sense.“I used to sell flowers in San Jose, but after six months, I came back,” Flores said. “I love it here. The people are really nice to me.”And he’s has tried to sell flowers in other cities, but always finds his way back to Saratoga.Jack Rose is located in Los Gatos near the Saratoga border, and some Saratogans say it’s the place for Flores to be.Saratoga resident Gay Crawford considers Flores an artist.“He has been a fixture at La Hacienda, now Jack Rose, for about 30 years,” Crawford said. “Over the years, I have watched him create beautiful arrangements, wreaths and sell fresh roses and flowers. Often I bring down my vases and he will create a masterpiece, which will last an entire Christmas season.”Some grow concerned when they don’t see Flores’ stand in front of the cocktail bar. When he isn’t around for a few weeks, Flores is usually in Peru visiting his family.“The customers seem to miss me, but they know when I come back I will take care of them,” he said.Flores said he isn’t rich, but he loves what he does.“It makes me feel good,” Flores said. “I love it here and it will never go away. The best part is making people smile; it’s a happy business.”The flower business is a family affair for Flores. Before his mother passed away, she would often come help him. His children, who live with him and go to college nearby, often spend their free time helping him.“My family is so supportive,” he said.Flores didn’t always plan on selling flowers. While still in Peru, he wanted to become a police officer, but he said his mother urged him not to.“The ’80s were a really bad time in Peru; there wasn’t any food or anything because of the economic situation,” he said. “I wanted to come to the United States for a better situation.”Business wasn’t always booming for Flores. In the beginning, he recalls it being difficult to build a customer base.“People started coming and just kept coming back,” Flores said. “Once I gained their trust, I started to have repeat and referral customers.”Flores doesn’t just sell individual arrangements, he also does weddings and quinceañeras, mostly at the request of customers.Flores can normally be found in front of Jack Rose fr...
Florist to make dreams bloom with his own Spa City shop - The SaratogianTuesday, December 05, 2017
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> A local florist with an impressive portfolio is fulfilling his dream of opening a shop in the Spa City. Simply Sidney Floral Design and Home Accents, owned and operated by Sidney Martin, will open its doors to the public on Friday.The new store, a full service florist, will feature a mix of new and vintage home furniture, accents, lamps, tables, chairs, sculpture, candles, soap and, of course, florals at its 268 Broadway location. A grand opening celebration will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., along with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., at the shop. AdvertisementMartin’s love of flowers began when he was a little boy growing up in Georgia. As a budding artist, he would find himself sitting in his grandmother’s and mother’s gardens sketching the beautiful blooms. Later, while attending art school in Atlanta, Martin started working in a local flower shop sweeping the floors and answering the phone until he had the opportunity to become a floral apprentic... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20171115/NEWS/171119890
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
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What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899