Boca Raton Flower Shop News
Kimberly's Flowers of Boca Raton to Become Flowers of Boca Raton - PRUndergroundSaturday, January 18, 2020
Industry: Gifts Daniel Sanchez, the spokesperson for South Florals (parent company of Flowers of Boca Raton) announced this week at that the company will officially be changing its name to Flowers of Boca Raton effective immediately. Boca Raton, Florida (PRUnderground) November 8th, 2019 Daniel Sanchez, the spokesperson for South Florals (parent company of Flowers of Boca Raton) announced this week at that the company will officially be changing its name to Flowers of Boca Raton effective immediately.Daniel explained that the new name reflects changing ownership, fresh new products, and a greater focus on customer service within the company, adding: Kimberly’s Flowers of Boca Raton has been a South Florida staple for four decades, and our intent upon acquisition is to preserve the commitment to community, along with enhancing the floral services offered.The same team of talented designers has proudly served Boca, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale through holidays,... https://www.prunderground.com/kimberlys-flowers-of-boca-raton-to-become-flowers-of-boca-raton/00171336/
Indulge in Mango Flowers and Cotton Candy Bonsai at The Tree Cafe & ICE NYTuesday, October 16, 2018
Cotton-candy bonsai tree at The Tree Cafe & ICE NY For Sopanut Sopochana, food should taste and look good.The owner of Eathai, the Boca Raton resident teamed up with fellow restauranteur Chansone Chanhthamaly (of Sushi Yama in Boynton Beach) to open The Tree Cafe & ICE NY, a spot for the Instagram-crazed and food-obsessed alike.Co-owners Sopanut “So” Sopochana and Chansone “Sonya” Chanhthamaly“I’m not just serving dessert, I’m serving art,” Sopochana said.And taking a look at the menu, he really does. One of the most photogenic items is the Bonsai Cake (pictured above)—a bowl of chocolate mousse, raspberry preserve, chocolate cake, and green tea crumbles topped with a chocolate “trunk” and cotton candy foliage. However, my favorite was the Mango Toast, an artfully sliced mango shaped into a juicy flower atop a piece of toasted, yet soft, bread drizzled in a mango puree. It’s served alongside a creamy mango ice cream and whipped cream.Sopochana tried three different bakeries before finding the perfect bread for his toast at a Jewish deli.Ma... https://www.bocamag.com/the-tree-cafe-ice-ny/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Japanese art and then leading activities like kabuki dance and the Japanese tea ceremony. Today, however, she's most likely to be found teaching ikebana at either the Morikami or the Boca Raton Museum Art School.
"Ikebana is really three-dimensional flower sculpture," she explains. "It's not just putting flowers into a vase."
Today, she is the coordinator of the Eastern Branch of the Sogetsu School, a contemporary branch of ikebana, which she founded here in 1969 - 23 years after it was founded in Tokyo. When Mihori decided to teach sogetsu, she returned to Japan to study and attain the highest leadership rank, riji. Sogetsu differs dramatically from other schools of ikebana in that it's more flexible and reflective of a contemporary lifestyle.
"Sogetsu emphasizes creativity and originality," Mihori explains, adding that the name combines the Japanese words for "grass" and "moon." "That combination means that sogetsu is not only for Japanese people but for people anywhere."
When Mihori came to the United States in the 1950s, her husband was a graduate student at the University of Miami. The couple soon moved to Delray Beach, where they raised three children: Warren, James Jr. and Charlotte (Kasumi). In 2012, Mihori received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver, from the emperor of Japan for spreading an understanding of Japanese culture in the U.S. Today, she continues this mission, primarily through ikebana.
"Flowers don't need a language," she says. "Everyone loves flowers. I enjoy creating beauty and hope we can use that beauty to create a world of friendship and peace." O
Commentary: Enjoy Flowers while you can - The OracleTuesday, November 28, 2017
The Bulls won’t even be in the championship game, and, as a result, won’t make it into their first New Year’s Six bowl game.Just a bowl game against a power-five opponent.Maybe in Boca Raton. Maybe in Annapolis. Maybe in St. Pete.All of which, four years ago, would’ve been considered a huge success for a program that had won only two games in former coach Willie Taggart’s first season as head coach — but not in 2017. Not with the expectations that were set for the Bulls and coach Charlie Strong in his first season at the helm.Coming off of an 11-2 season in 2016, some national experts, such as ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit, were even mentioning USF as a potential dark-horse candidate to make it into the college football playoff.“I think Charlie Strong and the USF Bulls have a chance to be that team,” Herbstreit tweeted in response to a follower asking if a non-Power-5 team could make the playoff. “16 starters back including Q.Flowers -Won 11 last year!”Even one regular season loss would’ve been a letdown, but two?Unheard of. Especially how the losses came. USF failed to beat a single opponent that’s bowl eligible in 2017, while defeating Tulsa (2-8) by only a touchdown at home on senior night.The Bulls were destined to be Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl bound, with senior leaders such as quarterback Quinton Flowers and linebacker Auggie Sanchez leading the way. Not Military Bowl bound against Wake Forrest (7-5), as Sports Illustrated and ESPN projected the Bulls bowl game destiny would be in an article Sunday.Regardless of where USF plays, h... http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1031108/Commentary-Enjoy-Flowers-while-you-can
Wedded: Rose Marie Samaniego's and Vincent Lamont La Form's chance meeting led to love - Baltimore SunTuesday, April 04, 2017
Longwood Gardens Nightscape in Aug. 2015.They live in Ellicott City.The proposal: Vince proposed on Jan. 1, 2016, during a vacation in Florida. The two were at Max's Grille in Boca Raton."We were having dinner with his youngest daughter and her husband," she recalled. "All of a sudden he got up from the table, got down on one knee and pulled out the ring."The gesture took Rose Marie by surprise."I was so excited I was lost for words, and his daughter asked, 'Well, is that a yes?' I was completely surprised, expecting an intimate setting between the two of us and not a proposal in front of his daughter," she said.Venue:Sixty-two guests attended the ceremony at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Elkridge and the reception at The Elkridge Furnace Inn, also in Elkridge.Flowers and decor: Flowers were provided by Raimondi's Florist. Rose Marie's bouquet consisted of white roses, greenery and berries.Bride's dress:Rose Marie wore a champagne beaded tulle and satin cap-sleeved sheath by Maggie Sottero, which she purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York.Bridesmaids' attire:Full-length navy blue gowns embellished with shining metallic beads and sequins by Adrianna Papell, which were purchased at Nordstrom in Columbia.Men's attire:Vince wore a black jacket with tails and pinstripe gray pants from Tuxedo House. The best man wore a black tuxedo.Music:DJ Mugshott provided the music. The couple's first dance was to "Here, There and Everywhere" by the Beatles.Food and dessert: Elkridge Furnace Inn catered the event. Hors d'oeuvres consisted of vegetables with French tapenade, hot spinach and cheese dip with assorted crackers, and sausage stuffed mushroom caps. Dinner options were pork tenderloin with Tarragon mustard sauce, orange roughy, rosemary roasted potatoes and winter vegetable medley. Their three-tier wedding cake — also from Elkridge Furnace Inn — included layers of chocolate, almond and sponge cake with a strawberry preserve all within a vanilla bean icing.Favors:The couple gave glass coasters with pictures of lovebirds and "Love is all you need" printed on them.Special touches: Bridesmaids' bouquets were later used as centerpieces on the tables.RSVPJust wedded? Or planning your nuptial... http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/weddings/bs-lt-wedded-0402-20170331-story.html
Boynton Beach flower shop donating arrangements to nursing homes and hospitals - WPTV.comSunday, July 05, 2020
The shop would like to donate more flowers to nursing homes or people who are in the hospital. The shop can be contacted at 561-708-1745.Earlier this month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned nursing homes from accepting visitors for 30 days except when a patient is near death in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boynton-beach/boynton-beach-flower-shop-donating-arrangements-to-nursing-homes-and-hospitals
After 125 years, Manatee company delivering fresh flowers differently - Sarasota Herald-TribuneFriday, May 29, 2020
The company ships to a variety of retail chains and independent garden centers. You can find Manatee Farms products at more than 150 retail florists throughout Florida, 50-plus independent garden centers from Naples to Central Florida, and at supermarkets, such as Albertson’s and Safeway, as well as wholesalers and brokers nationwide.Flowers and feelingsThough the business depends on executing the logistics of delivering fresh products, Preston is equally comfortable talking about the value of what Manatee Fruit Co. brings to its customers.“Flowers are a business of feelings," he said. "There’s a saying that flowers are the language of love, and they really are. When you think about the unspoken word, the word you can never really say, you can say that with flowers.“Flowers fulfill that moment when no one really knows what to say, and we’ll always need that.”That's the message of the company's latest transformation.Hurricane Irma slowed the rollout of the company's re-branding effort last year, damaging several buildings, including greenhouses and a packing house that was built in 1926. But by April the new Manatee Farms brand was fully formed and public with a new look, feel and focus as well as name.Cortez Floral and Manatee Floral, two companies under the umbrella company Manatee Fruit Co., were consolidated.Beyond fresh, sustainably grownManatee Farms now is offering “choices that matter” to consumers that care about how the products they buy are produced. The goal is to attract, engage and inform consumers and to be as transparent as possible about where and how their flowers are produced.Robert McLaughlin, chief sustainability and marketing officer for Manatee Farms, has largely spearheaded the re-branding.“This is the decade of responsible choices, and that resonates with consumers,” McLaughlin said. “We focus on eco-friendly flowers and plants, ensuring that they are certified so that we can ensure that every flower is held to certain standards.”According to Manatee Farms, its eco-friendly flowers also are good for the people who work on the farms that grow them and means that “every purchase helps improve the lives of farmworkers by providing fair wages, health care benefits, education programs and employment of women.”The company requires that farms they work with have sustainability certifications, such as USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance or Fresh from Florida. According to the company, certified farms employ 60 percent women and are far more likely to offer higher wages and produce higher standards of living for their workers.Many of these farms also use integrated pest management as opposed to heavy pesticides, meaning that more common-sense, long-term practices are used to achieve the same results. Examples are vacuuming pests out of plants and using organisms like spiders to eat harmful pests, such as thrips, which puncture and damage plants.Getting the word outIn an effort to create a more direct link between customers and its product, the company is placing interactive digital kiosks in some stores that can help educate consumers about where their flowers come from.“We want to create a source for the consumers so that we’re reaching out in different ways and allowing access to all this information right in the retailer,” McLaughlin said.The ultimate goal is to attract customers, engage them, inform them and send them to the retailers that carry the Manatee Farms brand.For McLaughlin, part of the re-branding is taking into account a balanced three-pillar approach when talking about environmental sustainability: environmental, economic and social.“There tends to be a lot of misinformation. You can have something be organic, but that has nothing to do with whether or not you have chemical runoff,” McLaughlin said. “It’s about more than just having certifications or seals on a product.”Preston has seen a lot of change at the family company over the years, and someday there will be others in the family making the decisions right there beside him, he said, and maybe after him, too.But if Preston has his way, one thing will remain constant: the business will continue to serve the community and people will continue to feel good about the brand.“Branding is... https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180611/after-125-years-manatee-company-delivering-fresh-flowers-differently
Florists face Mother's Day coronavirus quarantine challenges - Yahoo FinanceFriday, May 29, 2020
I don’t think it’s going to compare to orders from past years because of the selection,” she added, noting that they can only get basic flowers like daisies, carnations and lilies from wholesalers in Florida and California at the moment.31 percent of Americans reported buying flowers for the occasion." data-reactid="23" Beck's is just one of many local florists throughout the country dealing with supply chain issues during a time of year when many are ordering flowers. Last year, 31 percent of Americans reported buying flowers for the occasion.sluggish demand." data-reactid="24" And down south, some florists have been able to reopen, but they're also facing supply challenges and sluggish demand.HOUSE PLANTS BLOSSOM INTO BIG BUSINESS FOR STARTUPS" data-reactid="25" HOUSE PLANTS BLOSSOM INTO BIG BUSINESS FOR STARTUPSDespite industry-wide challenges, digital flower space seems to be blooming. New York-based 1-800 Flowers, which delivers fresh stems and gifts nationwide, on Thursday reported a total revenue increase of 12.2 percent for the first quarter.p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type=... https://finance.yahoo.com/news/florists-face-mothers-day-coronavirus-195151555.html
Spring flowers fight off frost attack - lehighvalleylive.comMonday, April 27, 2020
Impervious to the recent below average temperatures, though, some extremely attractive ornamental trees are now covered with rosy pink blossoms, and soon flowering dogwoods (Cornus florida) will be all white. However, the white you see isn’t the flower but rather a group of four notched bracts surrounding a small flower cluster in its middle. One recent afternoon I looked out the kitchen door at the daffodils still blooming there when I spotted movement under my car. An eastern cottontail rabbit was eating millet from nearby grass and at first I thought it was another rabbit. But it wasn’t. It was a groundhog standing on its haunches, and it appeared to be trying to eat or lick something under the car’s rear bumper. A year or so ago wires in our truck had been eaten away and we blamed that on either squirrels or rodents. But perhaps a groundhog was involved because I know it’s happened to other people. I just said that I hadn’t yet seen a hummingbird, and that was as of April 23. But two days before, on the 21st, rose-breasted grosbeaks began arriving. Usually it’s normal for the males of migrant species to come first, but on that windy the first one I saw was a female. Arlene Koch can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org... https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/2020/04/spring-flowers-fight-off-frost-attack.html