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)...
Florists add much needed color to seniors' lives in dark times - KTVU San FranciscoMonday, August 24, 2020
Florists add much needed color to senior housing residents during these dark times With the coronavirus draining much of the joy and color from the world these days, a small group of florists in San Ramon are trying to put some of it back, for people who perhaps need it most--those who are tucked away in senior care homes.SAN RAMON, Calif. - With the Coronavirus draining much of the joy and color from the world these days, a small group of florists in San Ramon are trying to put some of it back, for people who perhaps need it most--those who are tucked away in senior care homes. "They are just there scared. No visitors. I just want to give them some flowers to make them happy," said Sharon Enea, owner of the Enchanted Florist. The staff was creating about 50 bouquets Tuesday morning.While the vases and some of the flowers are donated, the owner is doing much of this out of her pocket.That is not easy, considering her business has plummeted by about 60 percent during the pandemic. "D... https://www.ktvu.com/news/florists-add-much-needed-color-to-seniors-lives-in-dark-times
Local Rose Challenge provides medical masks for China - Oxford ObserverMonday, August 24, 2020
Oxford Flower and Gift Shop. The Chinese Information Association raised money to buy the masks by selling bouquets of Valentine’s Day roses and gypsophila. The Roses, ordered through a local florist, were awaiting delivery late Thursday. Photo by Ziyi Ma.?“It is an activity to let girls know that they were beautiful and had the intention of making them more confident,” said Weimiao Sun, the vice president of the society.For the Rose Challenge event, the CIA decided to buy 50 red roses, 30 carnations and two bunches of gypsophila.As of Thursday, China has more than 59,000 confirmed cases and 1,368 deaths from the virus. To curb the spread of the virus, the Chinese government has been strongly suggesting, and in some cases making it mandatory for citizens to wear masks when they are outdoors.According to the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, disposable medical masks are for self-protection. Citizens could wear them when they are in public and in densely populated places. Particle protective masks and medical protective masks like N95 are for medical staff providing emergency services, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The airborne virus can be spread through tiny droplets of moisture released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. There has been a surge in the demand for N95 masks since the coronavirus outbreak. It is widely believed the N95 masks can be effective in preventing infection. It can filter at least 95% of airborne particles. The National Health Commission in China said the discrepancy between the demand and supply of medical needs is still very prominent, especially in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province. Xiaogan is a city of more than 4 million people, located in the northeast of Hubei Province. It is near Wuhan, where the outbreak is believed to have started. As of Thursday, 2,874 confirmed cases with 49 deaths had been reported in Xiaogan. After the Rose Challenge, the Miami Chinese Information Association will send out masks near Feb. 16. It is estimated it will take about five to seven days for them to reach XiaoGan First People’s Hospital, Ma said. “The reason we chose the XiaoGan First People’s Hospital is because it is a place with a severe epidemic in Wuhan, which is in urgent need of medical supplies, and (a friend of local association members) once donated a batch of masks to that hospital, and then knew the hospital’s responsible person, which can ensure our transportation transparency and safety,” Ma said.According to Chinese medical professionals, the surgical masks and protective masks are disposable items and cannot be reused. Groups in other countries also have been donating medical supplies to help in the emergency.?... https://oxfordobserver.org/1168/miami/local-rose-challenge-provides-medical-masks-for-china/
Self-serve flower cart in North Vancouver delights neighbours - North Shore NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
Vancouver resident has been bringing a little island charm to her quiet Lynn Valley street. With the assistance of an old cooler, some wood strips and ample bunches of beautiful flowers, gardener and florist Rachel Klausen has opened a tiny flower cart along Bermon Place. article continues below Trending Stories The hook: there’s no vendor or florist in sight. Instead, Klausen has opted for an honour-system model. Passersby are encouraged to grab a bouquet and either e-transfer her $10 or pop the cash into a paper bag next to the cart. Klausen says she was inspired to open the self-serve flower cart in front of her house after noticing how common this kind of makeshift commerce was in smaller communities around British Columbia, such as the Gulf Islands or some places on Vancouver Island. “We were driving by and there was this little cart and it just said, ‘Self-serve apricots,’” says Klausen, recalling a recent trip to Duncan. “I just thought it was so interesting. I’d never seen anything like that and then just driving around the island I saw them everywhere.” Klausen has been a florist for six years, but it wasn’t until this year that she was determined to start... https://www.nsnews.com/community/self-serve-flower-cart-in-north-vancouver-delights-neighbours-1.24179798
Business news: Lifelong Sumter florist opens antique department next door - Sumter ItemMonday, August 24, 2020
Dale Newton opened his florist shop at 417 Broad St. in 1977.Forty-three years later, he's adding on sort of.Newton spoke Tuesday on the recent opening of his Antique, Art and Gift Department at Newton's Greenhouse and Florist in the adjacent building.Many area residents know Newton for his lifelong passion for flowers, but he said he's also a "natural" with antiques and old items since spending lots of time with his grandmother in his youth.He's collected antiques for most of his life, including from Spain and numerous countries in the Mediterranean area while serving in the U.S. Navy. Most of his collections since completing his military service in 1970 have been from estate auctions and antique shows across South Carolina, he said.Friends encouraged him for years to open a shop, Newton said, and around Thanksgiving last year, he finally did.His collection in the new department includes an abundance of artwork - including original oil work on canvases - porcelain items, art glass, Persian carpet... https://www.theitem.com/stories/lifelong-sumter-florist-opens-antique-department-next-door,341692
Hamilton florist's business has gone from strength to strength - Daily RecordMonday, August 24, 2020
Opportunities for small businesses have been few and far between during the last few months but one Hamilton florist has gone from strength to strength through the pandemic.Michelle Kyle of Michelle’s Flowers has been working with flowers for over a decade. Her business, now based in Haddow Street, has grown during lockdown when a number of local clients decided to send bouquets to friends and family to cheer them up when they couldn’t physically meet. “It’s been going really, really good,” Michelle said. “10 years ago, I had a shop in Blantyre but I had to let go of it because I was ill. “I’ve had some customers but with lockdown I was getting busier with the flowers. That’s when I decided to go back into it and open a wee shop. “At the moment, everything is done online - rather than face to face - or over the telephone. The customers have put a lot of faith into me because they’ve not seen it. They trust me and trust my judgement. “I’ve been advertising on Facebook and I’ve got a wee room so I can do more flowers. We’re having a wee open day on Saturday - I’ve got the hand sanitizer, we’ll... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/hamilton-florists-business-gone-strength-22502590