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)...
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/
Perfect storm for florists: Valentine's Day amid big snowfall lead to bouquet bust - Washington PostSunday, February 09, 2020
We don’t make money unless the trucks are moving,” Callahan said, chipping away at the frozen wall surrounding the delivery van parked next to Bethesda Florist.A Valentine’s Day banner flapped in the wind on the store’s awning. “Send Your Love,” it said. Callahan shoveled. “Normally, on [February] 13th, there’d be 15 vehicles lined up out here,” he said. “It’d be mayhem on the street. But look at it.”Nobody was there. Nobody was moving. The great Cupid crisis of 2014 was underway. “Not ideal,” Callahan said.His family’s shop and florists across the snowed-in Washington region were facing the cut-flower equivalent of the perfect storm: major snowfall the day before Valentine’s Day. Americans are expected to spend nearly $2 billion saying it with flowers during the holiday this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. It’s one of the industry’s three biggest sales periods, along with Mother’s Day and the December holidays, according to the Society of American Florists in Alexandria.Flower shops are always humming around Valentine’s Day — except when they aren’t: On Thursday, two-thirds of Bethesda Florist’s employees were at home. The delivery fleet was grounded. The phones were ringing only sporadically.“The s... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/perfect-storm-for-florists-valentines-day-amid-big-snowfall-lead-to-bouquet-bust/2014/02/13/ac70a220-94f1-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html
Blooming great news for Karen's team as they are crowned Best Florist in the UK - Daily RecordSunday, February 09, 2020
A Kilmarnock flower shop has been named the Best Florist in the UK.Flowers By Karen based in the town's Bank Street was crowned Best Florist at the British Florist Association Industry at its awards gala held outside Leicester. Top award: Karen is over the moon to be crowned Best UK Retail Florist of the Year at the British Florist Association Annual Awards And florist Karen Lindsay is over the moon that her team scooped this top award. "We are absolutely delighted to be bringing this back to Kilmarnock," beamed Karen. "What makes it more special is that this is the first time a Scottish Florist has picked up this prestigious award and I would like to thank our wonderful customers for continuing to support us and watch us grow, and our amazing team of super talented florists and drivers for their hard work and passion for our business. "We would be nothing without all of them.” At work: Karen swapped her notepad as a reporter for her own flower shop and has never looked back Karen swapped her career as an aspiring reporter to focus o... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ayrshire/kilmarnock-business-florists-20743942
Guys, Get Your Pre-Game Going for Valentines Day! - Patch.comSunday, February 09, 2020
Being long-stemmed, they don't absorb as much water as many other flowers," she said. "It's OK to use roses as part of a Valentine's Day bouquet. Work with your florist to create a lively mixed arrangement that incorporates other flowers with different colors and textures." Knowing the recipient's favorite color, and matching it with flowers, shows extra sincere interest that will be noticed, Deaver said. If it's a newer relationship, and you're unsure exactly what to send, a florist can put together an enticing arrangement that conveys affection without going overboard. Love is love, too - don't forget Mom and Grandma in Valentine's Day outreach. And yes, Deaver noted, it's OK for a woman to send flowers to a man. Just make them eye-catching, without being "pretty." "Order your flowers sooner to get exactly what you want," she said. "A Valentine's calendar like this doesn't happen often, so enjoy the chance to extend Valentine's week into an extra memorable time." Located at 13458 Watertown Plank Road, in the heart of downtown Elm Grove, Snapdragon Flowers provides fresh, beautiful flowers and plants for people, events and occasions. Its team of floral professionals includes Lead Designer Jenn Breitbach, the Wisconsin Professional Designer of the Year for 2019. More information is available by calling (262) 782-8380, visiting www.elmgroveflowershop.com, or following Snapdragon Flowers on Facebook. https://patch.com/wisconsin/brookfield-wi/guys-get-your-pre-game-going-valentine-s-day
Muncie Origins: Normandy Flower Shop continues family florist tradition - Ball State Daily NewsSunday, February 09, 2020
Judy Benken, owner of Normandy Flower Shop, can be found in this room taking orders, making flower arrangements and calling suppliers. As a third-generation florist, Benken isn’t new to the flower business. She said she grew up in her father’s flower shop because it was attached to their house, and “there wasn’t any getting away from it.” “I probably started working when I was around 12 [doing simple little things],” Benken said. “When I started [delivering flowers] after school, I was 16.”After Benken moved from Muncie to Ohio with her husband, she said, she thought she had left the flower business behind her. However, once the holidays rolled around, Benken said, she found herself working for a flower shop in Ohio because she missed the “chaos and crazy” of the season. Although Benken and her husband started their family in Ohio, they wanted their children to grow up in Muncie. In 1982, the Normandy Flower Shop, which was established in downtown Muncie in the 1940s, came up for sale. The Benkens decided to make the shop their own.“It was the [floral] business that I knew,” Benken said. “I wasn’t making much of a living working for other people. It was [my husband’s] idea to buy the flower shop. I just wanted to come home.”At the time she opened N... https://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2020/02/daily-lifestyles-normandy-flower-shop