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)...
Manchester Florist Offers Bows to Honor High School Seniors – Mix 94.7 KMCH - kmch.comSunday, July 05, 2020
Taylor says she set out around 80 bows on Saturday morning and by the afternoon, there was just one lonely bow left. She’s planning to make more on Monday.And her idea has been seen by other florists on Facebook – some as far away as Kentucky – who plan on making bows to show support for their high school seniors too.photo courtesy of Sarah’s Flowers & Gifts ... https://kmch.com/blog/2020/04/20/manchester-florist-offers-bows-to-honor-high-school-seniors/
Nederland florist, community turn loss into gifts for elderly - Beaumont EnterpriseSunday, July 05, 2020
Sara Hardy, owner of Sparkle & Co., a small florist in Nederland, makes arrangements of yellow and red roses, which will be distributed to senior citizens to brighten their time isolated amid stay at home orders and quarantine amid the growing COVID-19 response throughout Southeast Texas and the world at large. Hardy is working with First Baptist Church in Nederland, who will make the deliveries to their area seniors isolated at home or in nursing homes. It is the second round of sponsoring a senior to recieve flower arrangements, and a program she hopes to continue throughout the course of the virus outbreak response. Photo taken Friday, April 3, 2020 Kim Brent/The Enterprise less Sara Hardy, owner of Sparkle & Co., a small florist in Nederland, makes arrangements of yellow and red roses, which will be distributed to senior citizens to brighten their time isolated amid stay at home ... more Photo: Kim Brent / The Enterprise Photo: Kim Brent / The Enterprise ... https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Nederland-florist-community-turn-loss-into-gifts-15185237.php
Berkeley Florist Remains Bitter That It Can't Do Curbside Sales While Whole Foods Sells Flowers Next Door - SFistSunday, July 05, 2020
Last week, Ms. Simon told a reporter from ABC 7 that she planned to reopen Ashby Flowers for curbside pickups on May 8 along with other florists in the state just in time for Mother's Day, in defiance of Alameda County. But she later relented and chose to remain closed.In announcing the loosening of retail restrictions in his county on Wednesday, San Mateo County health officer Dr. Scott Morrow said, "The virus continues to circulate in our community, and this increase in interactions among people is likely to spread the virus at a higher rate. Whether these modifications allow the virus to spread out of control, as we saw in February and March and resulted in the first shelter in place order, is yet to be seen."As of Thursday morning, San Francisco had 1,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 65 people hospitalized, and Alameda County has 2,178 cases with 79 people hospitalized. San Mateo County has 1,536 cases with 63 in the hospital.Related: Mayor Breed Gives Green Light For Most SF Retail to Open For Curbside Sales and Delivery on MondayPhoto: Facebook... https://sfist.com/2020/05/14/berkeley-florist-bitter-about-curbside-retail-rules/
Fire Tears Through Nassau Florist | Garden City, NY Patch - Garden City, NY PatchSunday, July 05, 2020
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY — An early morning fire at a Nassau County florist Sunday is being investigated for possible arson, Nassau County police said. Police and firefighters responded to Country Arts Florist at 535 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead for a fire at 5:20 a.m. First responders saw flames in the rear of the building. Ten fire departments – Franklin Square and Munson, West Hempstead, Elmont, Uniondale, Garden City Park, Garden City, Floral Park, Malverne, Lakeview and New Hyde Park – totaling 125 firefighters responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported, police said. The fire caused extensive damage to the building and to two parked business vans on the Munson Avenue side of the building. The building and the vehicles were unoccupied. The Nassau County Fire Marshal and the Arson Bomb Squad are investigating, police said.Photo by Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department... https://patch.com/new-york/gardencity/fire-damages-florist-shop-hempstead-turnpike
Flower Shop Business Real Estate Deal Struck In Milford - Milford, CT PatchSunday, July 05, 2020
MILFORD, CT — Barbara L. Pearce, Chair and CEO of Pearce Real Estate, announced that John Bergin has sold the Beachwood Florist property at 325 New Haven Avenue, Milford. The property owner Beach Bum Holding LLC sold to Bruce's Flowers, which currently has locations in Norwalk, Fairfield and Monroe. The florist business was sold this past November to Bruce's Flowers. The real estate consisted of a Cape Cod style building of 1,610 sf on 1.09 acres fronting New Haven Ave, and sold for $350,000. John Bergin represented both buyer and seller in this transaction. Attorney Paul Otzel of Milford law represented the sellers Attorney David Stergas of DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC represented the buyer.According to its social media page, "Bruce's Flowers has been proudly serving Norwalk, CT since 1970. We are family owned and operated, our store conveniently located directly across from corporate Merritt 7 in Norwalk. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt."... https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/flower-shop-business-real-estate-deal-struck-milford