Local Flower Shop News
Get a jump on spring at the CT Flower & Garden Show - CT PostTuesday, February 27, 2018
Image 1of/5CaptionCloseImage 1 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Photo: North East Expos / Contributed Photo Image 2 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Above is a butterfly garden.The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Above is a butterfly garden. Photo: North East Expos / Contributed Photo Image 3 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center i...
CT Flower & Garden Show Feb. 22-25 in Hartford - Litchfield County TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
HARTFORD — Preview Spring even before the weather warms up at the 37th annual “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” on Feb. 22 through Feb. 25 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford.The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres with the 2018 theme, “Breath of Spring”, with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike.Highlights include more than an acre of different gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations. Includes naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens. Featured in this area will be “Butterfly Encounter”, an interactive walk-through exhibit of live butterflies in all cycles of development. Fresh green sod for the landscapes is growing in a North Canton, Conn. greenhouse, personally tended by the show’s producer Kristie Gonsalves, president of North East Expos.Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2018 Advanced Standard Flo... http://www.countytimes.com/entertainment/ct-flower-garden-show-feb---in-hartford/article_1aa92bc2-aea4-5101-b68c-b1d82743d32a.html
Florists in The Woodlands area adapt to a changing market amid event cancellations - Community Impact NewspaperThursday, April 02, 2020
Area florists are offering delivery or pickup options for their flower, plant and gift options. (Courtesy Sprout Fine Floral Concepts) Florists are among the many local establishments that have been affected by concerns surrounding the new coronavirus outbreak and related guidelines surrounding business and social gatherings.In The Woodlands, some flower shops remain open to service smaller events and are offering delivery options to avoid face-to-face interactions. Florists said current disruptions and future concerns associated with COVID-19 have effectively ended their event services while forcing them to adjust some of their store operations.“A lot of our business is weddings and galas, and unfortunately a lot of those have been postponed,” said Cullen Handfelt, owner of Piney Rose Flowers & Decor. “It’s tough on our customers to have to postpone the weddings. It’s very sad. ... It’s going to be a busy fall once things get back.”Mary McCarthy, owner of The Blooming Idea, said the... https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/business/2020/03/20/florists-in-the-woodlands-area-adapt-to-a-changing-market-amid-event-cancellations/
Get Your Floral Fix and Help Sustain the Rhode Island Flower Economy - Providence MediaThursday, April 02, 2020
Recently, WCFF started an initiative called #ShareCheer where participants are encouraged to make a bouquet from a local florist or farm and post it to Instagram with the dedicated tag. Sounds like we could all use some of that.Give Blooms a BoostWith restrictions changing quickly, we are offering a partial list of flower related businesses and advise visiting their websites and social media accounts for updates. Also, visit RI.gov for the latest guidance and information during COVID-19. For an expanded list of flower farms, visit FarmFreshRI.org. BlithewoldBlooming Blossoms Blue Moon Farm PerennialsBlue Skys FarmCarlone’s Florist Cherryhill FlowersCity Gardens Flower ShopDahlia ShedFairest Flowers FarmFarm and Flora CollectiveFarmer’s Daughter Forget-Me-Not FlowersFrey Florist & GreenhousesGreenery, TheGreenwood Flower and GardenImondi and Sons FloristsJephry Floral Studio Little State Flower FarmMad Florist, TheMoonrose FarmPetals Farm RIRobin Hollow Farm RoseBud Florist Inc.Studio 539 Flowers Sweet Berry FarmTowne House Flowers Inc.Valley Falls Flower ShopWeatherlow Farms What Cheer Flower FarmWicked Tulips ... http://providenceonline.com/stories/ri-flower-farms-covid19,35379?
A Day in the Life of a Planoite: Tom Cao, Florist - Plano MagazineThursday, April 02, 2020
No one understands the business and desperation of the week of Valentine’s Day better than your local florist. Tom Cao, owner of Flowerama on Parker Road, is no different. In fact, if you show up at his door, right as the shop closes on the eve of one of the biggest flower-selling events of the year, he might let you squeeze in to buy that super-last-minute flower arrangement.“We get people banging on the door, and it depends on how energetic [our staff] looks. Especially on a Sunday or when guys are getting off work late,” he said. “I want to help them out. I hate turning people away.”During the week of Valentine’s Day this year, Flowerama expects to go through a total of 12,000-14,000 roses. The staff will make somewhere between 150 and 225 deliveries a day for the three days leading up to the holiday. It isn’t any wonder then that they will start prepping 10 days out, getting vases and greenery ready, and then they will begin building the actual arrangements seven days in advance of the holiday.“We always want to make sure everyone has the freshest flowers. We keep checking the wate... http://planomagazine.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-planoite-tom-cao-florist/
Portland Florists Rescue Their Spring Blooms For Public Installations During Pandemic - OPB NewsThursday, April 02, 2020
COVID-19 forced many of Oregon’s businesses, including flower companies, to temporarily close their doors and lay off their workers.Jocelyn Kehrle is a florist for Mayesh Wholesale, one of the state’s biggest flower suppliers. She was one of many workers recently laid off and couldn’t bear to let quantities of flowers go to waste. A close up of a white rose from a large flower installation wrapping up a pole and a sitting area on Mississippi Ave. in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Noble Floral Co. designed and installed this piece as their part of the virtual #FlowerTourPDX, a movement by local florists to do something worthwhile with all the flowers that would not be sold due to business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Claudia Meza/OPB “I talked to my boss into letting me go in and just box up as many flowers as possible,” she said.That’s when she contacted her friend Alyssa Lytle, the owner of the floral design studio, Color Theory Design Co., which also temporarily shut down.“She said, ‘Come to the loading dock to get whatever flowers you want.’ And so that made me think, ‘What am I going to do with all these flowers?’” she said.Alyssa came up wit... https://www.opb.org/news/article/potland-flower-installations-sping-pandemic/
Famous Royal Florist Gives an Enlightening Presentation at the Dallas Museum of Art League's Biggest Fundraiser - PaperCity MagazineThursday, April 02, 2020
I did hear from a few friends in attendance at the Saturday prior’s Art in Bloom patron party that he had shared some “tea” regarding his thoughts on the other recent royal wedding. Shane Connolly, a florist to the royal family, is known for his whimsical, elegant arrangements, as well as a fabulous personality. (Photo by Eva Nemeth)But, I digress. Back to his enlightening presentation. One of his PowerPoint slides was of an entry gate he had created for one of the royal palaces. That image also, unfortunately, caught what he deliciously shared was a “woman simultaneously attempting to curtsy and kiss the Duchess of Cambridge on the cheek.” Apparently, neither was done well.Despite my lack of floral arranging prowess — my attempts always look as if a serial killer has been at work — I jotted down quite a few of Connolly’s tips. First off, he shared that one needed a myriad of vases to achieve true floral whimsy and elegance. If one only has a few to choose from, he compared it to “only having four pairs of jeans in your wardrobe and then wondering what to wear to a wedding.” I immediately ordered a flower brick, which he worked with on stage and likened to the “floral equivalent of painting by numbers.”I was pleased to see that so many in the room were intrigued by his thoughts on sustainability. He shared of the horrible destruction done to our environment by items that we rarely consider, such as floral foam. His advice on creating structure in an arrangement is to use nature. Simply bundle twigs together to create a foundation upon which to layer greenery and other colorful items from your garden.“Gardeners make things flourish,” Connolly said. “We [floral designers] are the morticians who make things look good for the viewing.”Others who wanted part of the Royal Affair were Art in Bloom honorary chair, Amy Warren; my dear friend and table partner, Melinda Knowles (who also had gotten the color du jour memo and came in a yellow Escada sheath dress with a slender gold bowed belt); the Dallas Museum of Art director Dr. Agustín Arteaga and his husband, Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime; Lou Martin, Debbie Reynolds; Empress Gilbert, who along with her son, Micah Gilbert, own Empressive Earth Gallery which was the speaker sponsor of Art in Bloom; Mary McDermott Cook; Shelly Dee; Gowri Sharma; Nancy Shutt; Beverly Freeman; and Barbara Daseke. https://www.papercitymag.com/society/dallas-museum-of-art-league-art-in-bloom-florist-shane-connolly/