Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
Hillier Nurseries' history inspires display for Chelsea Flower Show - Daily EchoSunday, February 09, 2020
Visitors to the exhibit will approach via a replica of the original Hillier shop in Winchester, which was bought in 1864. They will be transported back to the company’s beginnings as a single florist’s shop and a small patch of nursery land. Beyond the shop, visitors will discover a large warden with a stone-walled walkway, taking them on a journey through semi-mature trees, large shrubs and colourful herbaceous planting schemes. The walkway will end at a water feature. Lilly Gomm will join the team as designer for the second year running. She made her Chelsea debut with Hillier in 2019, winning gold. She said: “It is an absolute honour to be working with Hillier again, particularly this year as the company celebrates its history with its exhibit. The design this year is intended to capture the essence of Hillier, stand out and be memorable, at the same time as featuring the detailed stunning planting and variety that Hillier is known for.” The garden will feature 21 mature trees as well as Many of the plants grown on the Hampshire nursery and available in its 17 Hillier Garden Centres, which include branches at Winchester and Three Legged Cross. Chris Francis, director of retail and wholesale, said: “This garden recognises and celebrates something incredibly special so it’s only fitting that we have our greatest exhibit ever. “We are thrilled to be working with Lilly again. She is immensely talented and created a stunning garden for us last year. This year’s design is incredible; the idea of recreating the original shopfront is certainly going to be remarkable an... https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18191402.hillier-nurseries-history-inspires-display-chelsea-flower-show/
New Flower Shop to Open in Downtown Franklin - Williamson SourceSunday, February 09, 2020
A new flower shop called The Merry Stem will open in downtown Franklin at 117a 5th Avenue North. Since the closing of Franklin Flower Shop, which has since merged with Rebel Hill Florist in Nashville, this will be the return of a floral shop in downtown Franklin.The shop will offer unique, high-end floral designs for daily delivery, corporate accounts, events, and other special occasions, shared owner Lauren Bourgeois.Customers will also have the option to order online and request delivery. Walk-in service will also be available.“In addition to flowers, we will offer cards, candles, chocolates, houseplants, vases/pots, and other specially curated items including unique vintage prints, pieces, etc,” Bourgeois added.Bourgeois moved to Williamson County when she was four years old and her fond memories of Franklin are one of the many reasons why she chose to open The Merry Stem.“I’ve always loved Historic Downtown Franklin, and I’ve always loved flowers. The Lord put the desire in my heart years ago when I was working at an amazing flower shop in Nashville, and it was really just a dream until about five months ago when He started providing the means for it t... https://williamsonsource.com/new-flower-shop-to-open-in-downtown-franklin/
Dallas Museum of Art League Scores a Famed Royal Florist for Signature Fundraiser - PaperCity MagazineSunday, February 09, 2020
Photo by Eva Nemeth)We then asked him what his dream floral arrangements would be if an event were being thrown in his honor. (Seriously, can you imagine the pressure of that florist?)“They’d be seasonal and locally grown,” Connolly said “Yes! Dallas does have local growers and they are wonderful!”And if we’re going all out? Because what is Dallas if not a city that always does just that?“I would have some growing things, too, which I would give to my guests as a lasting memento of my party.”And there you have it. Seems like the planning committee should take this hint and run with it.Table sponsorships start at $5,000 and individual ticket are $500 (click here for more details on purchasing). The day includes an opening reception, raffle, floral presentation, lunch, book singing, and a first look at the fourth annual Art in Bloom Floral Exhibition. Each patron ticket also grants guests access to a posh patron party on February 29, which Connolly will attend as an honorary guest. https://www.papercitymag.com/society/dallas-museum-of-art-in-bloom-shane-connolly-royal-florist/
Barronelle Stutzman, Christian florist, again appeals to Supreme Court over same-sex wedding refusal - Washington TimesSunday, February 09, 2020
A Christian florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding has again requested that the Supreme Court take her case, filing a new petition Wednesday. Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman in June after the high court previously remanded her case for further review following its decision in a 2018 case, ruling for a Christian baker that had also refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. In the baker’s case, the justices said the state’s civil rights commission showed religious hostility towards the cake maker, but the high court punted on squarely settling the First Amendment conflict. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/11/barronelle-stutzman-christian-florist-again-appeal/
Gardening: The days and nights of blooming chrysanthemums - OCRegisterSunday, February 09, 2020
You can plant a florist’s chrysanthemum – the supermarket type – in the garden and it will live for three or four years. However, chrysanthemums are easily propagated from shoot tip cuttings, so you can perpetuate them for an eternity. When you first set eyes on your potted chrysanthemum, the flowers are enormous. Now that it’s planted in the garden, the number of flowers is much greater but they are much smaller, still richly petaled as if they were miniature dahlias.The reason for flower size difference is, once again, manipulation at the nursery. Those giant initial flowers were the result of pinching off most of the flower buds as the plant developed in the nursery; by leaving a small number of buds, the blooms that came out of them were quite large.Of course, you can always plant the same species of chrysanthemum, available as a bedding plant, where all flower buds have been allowed to develop and bloom.This same principle applies where fruit size is concerned. Apricots and plums should be thinned so that there is a space of two to four inches between them on the branch. Peaches and nectarines, due to their larger size, require a space of three to five inches between them in order to grow to a proper size. All of these fruits are produced one to a bud, but apples are different since they grow in clusters. Each cluster of apples should be thinned to one or two fruit, depending on the total load of fruit on the tree, and there should be a space of six to eight inches between clusters.Although their lifespan is short, florist chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum) have a potential growth rate unmatched by any other plant. It’s hard to believe, but a cutting taken from that potted chrysanthemum you received over the holidays can be trained into a mammoth specimen, albeit under hothouse conditions.By a Japanese tr... https://www.ocregister.com/gardening-the-days-and-nights-of-blooming-chrysanthemums