Chelsea Flower Shop News
Redondo Beach florist reopens just in time for Mother’s Day - The Daily BreezeSunday, February 28, 2021
Hills Flower Mart just planted the seedlings for their newly reopened business. And they did it, literally, overnight.The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared florists could open statewide, owner Chelsea Gaudenti said she got in gear as fast as she could.Cesar Gonzalez creates a Mother’s Day arrangement out of Peonies and succulents at Rolling Hills Flower Mart,in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)L-R Alea Hurst and Renee Hurst, water tube Cymbidium Orchids that will be placed in Mother’s Day floral arrangements at Rolling Hills Flower Mart, in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChelsea Gaudenti, owner of Rolling Hills Flower Mart, creates a Mother’s Day bouquet in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Tele... https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/05/07/just-in-time-for-mothers-day-local-florist-opens-for-business-overnight
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
Chelsea Flower Show 2021: Dates, Tickets, Safety Measures – RHS announces new details - HouseBeautiful.comWednesday, October 28, 2020
Chelsea Flower Show 2021 WILL go ahead in May next year, RHS confirms, and for the first time in its 108-year history, the show will run for a total of six days.Despite current uncertainty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Horticultural Society has announced it will continue to run the prestigious gardening event, safely, with many new precautions in place.Held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, there will be reduced visitor numbers compared to pre-COVID shows, with 140,000 visitors at the show over six days, compared to 168,500 over five days in 2019.Chelsea Flower Show 2020 was sadly cancelled as a result of the pandemic this year, but was replaced with the first ever Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The RHS has been working behind the scenes to ensure the 2021 show can successfully go ahead.'As the world’s most famous gardening event, RHS Chelsea is vital for the horticultural industry, as well as having a huge impact on inspiring people to garden and grow, which is s... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/a32484677/chelsea-flower-show-2021/
Bouquets as hot as a designer handbag: They're the 'it' accessory - Daily MailWednesday, July 29, 2020
Larry Walshe created a dress entirely made from flowers (pictured)From creating a dress entirely made from flowers (right) for the Chelsea Flower Show to full scale art installations, he says, ‘We love a challenge! We have created forest enclaves for the exchange of vows, covered hotel ceilings in flowers, wired 60,000 fresh delphiniums by hand to create the largest tree made of flowers that we ever saw.’Steal his style: Go for tightly packed blooms in dramatic colours. Think peonies, roses, dahlias and minimal foliage. Keep heads of the flowers close together, and present your bouquet in a tall, plain vase for maximum impact.Bouquets from £50, larrywalshe.comTHE GREEN ROMANTICSHANE CONNOLLY Shane Connolly who was born in Belfast, is best known for romantic, English countryside flowers with a wild, fairytale twist (pictured) Shane was responsible for Kate's (pictured) wedding bouquet The Belfast-born, sustainable floral designer is a hit with the senior royals. ‘I was given the rather extraordinary title of Artistic Director of Flowers for the wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge,’ he laughs. ‘Everything was made the night before the wedding. Then, we were up again at 4am to check it all.’ In Kate’s bouquet (right) was ‘Lily of the Valley, a little touch of hyacinth, and some Sweet William, which was a bit of fun’. Not to mention the trees. ‘To add intimacy in the Abbey, the obvious answer to me was to use trees.’Steal his style: Romantic, English countryside flowers with a wild, fairytale twist. He adds ‘find flowers you love by visiting gardens, not flower shops.’ No non-recyclable foam or flown-in flowers. For floristry courses with Shane, go to:learningwithexper... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8573181/Bouquets-hot-designer-handbag-Theyre-accessory.html
Flower shops spring back to life ahead of Mother’s Day after state lifts restrictions - The Boston GlobeFriday, May 29, 2020
Florist Tiffany Day shopped for flowers for her shop Petals By The Day in Westwood at the New England Exchange in Chelsea on Thursday.David L. Ryan/Globe StaffPat Riccardi spent his teens walking the streets of Somerville in the 1970s, peddling bouquets to make an extra buck as a high school and college student. But it took his father asking him to help out during the Valentine’s Day grind of 1980 to fully ensnare him in the family flower business. Forty years later, he and his brother own it.Yet the coronavirus brought Riccardi Wholesale Flowers to its knees when customers called en masse to cancel wedding and Easter orders. The busiest time of the year withered away.“All the orders that were supposed to go out from March 23rd onward, which would have been church and wedding work, just sat in our refrigerator for us to eat. If we couldn’t donate it, we threw it away,” said Riccardi, pained just thinking about the discarded blooms.AdvertisementBut a tired proverb proved true: April showers brought May flowers. The state loosened restrictions on some businesses this week, and dozens of flower shops... https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/nation/after-months-empty-shelves-closed-shops-florists-spring-back-life-ahead-mothers-day-surge/
10 Northern Michigan Florists – mynorth.com - MyNorth.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
February and whether yours is a newly budding relationship or a blossoming one, let your significant other know they’re special to you with a Valentine’s Day bouquet from a Northern Michigan florist.These 10 Northern Michigan florists (from Traverse City to Ludington!) are great to keep in mind for Valentine’s Day, but they also create arrangements year-round for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, parties and more!Beads and Blooms Florist78 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI 49431, 231.845.6537 or 231.425.4133A local florist that delivers on a personal level, “all flower arrangements are artistically arranged in a vase and hand-delivered to the recipient.” Flower’s From Sky’s the Limit413 Michigan St. Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.347.7770Pick out the perfect pair of posies (or whatever suits your fancy) online and choose from a wide variety of arrangements that can be delivered in Petoskey or nationwide. Flower Station341 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.946.1742, toll free:Located a short walk from the heart of downtown Traverse City, the Flower Station is a family owned store that offers a selection of imported and locally grown fresh flowers.Hagstrom’s Flowers... https://mynorth.com/2015/01/10-northern-michigan-florists/
Longtime CEO of Wedel’s Nursery remembered for love of faith, family, fishing and flowers - mlive.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Andy Wedel said.He shared his love for plants and flowers in every way he could think of, his son said. He helped found the Michigan Certified Nurseryman Program in 1980. And he also spent 42 years on the air for WKZO 590 AM, delivering “Over the Garden Fence” on Saturday mornings.George Wedel picked up the mic from father Harley Wedel in 1963, before passing it to Andy Wedel 15 years ago. One of Southwest Michigan’s longest-running radio shows, it has stayed in the family in a similar way the nursery and garden center has, Andy Wedel said.Four generations of Wedels have put their hard work, sweat and love into the business Harley Wedel started more than seven decades ago. George Wedel was the company’s longest leader, though, the family says. His wife of 61 years, Joyce Wedel, who survives George, was also involved for many years in running the family business.Related: Sunny weather provides Kalamazoo-area gardeners respite amid coronavirus outbreakAll three of George Wedel’s children, including daughter Bonnie Russell, work there. He also has three grandchildren who work for Wedel’s. His brother Roger Wedel, now the last surviving child of Harley Wedel’s four children, is also still involved in the business, Schwartz said.That only scratches the surface of cousins, aunts and uncles who work at the nursery, now located in Texas Township, as well as the family’s farm and other related businesses, she said.Who will take over the business with George Wedel now gone is unknown, Schwartz said. But one thing is for certain — it will stay in the family.Known for his joy of bringing people together for picnics and BBQs on Sunday afternoons, George Wedel also loved fishing and the Detroit Tigers — his two biggest passions outside of his faith and love for plants, his children said.Each year, he would look forward to trips to Drummond Island to go perch fishing, Lake Erie to fish for walleye and an annual trip to Detroit for a ballgame, Schwartz said. Andy Wedel recalled trips to the South Haven pier as a child to catch perch.In addition to fishing, Andy Wedel recalled growing up in “gardens so big a child could get lost in” them and “Detroit Tiger baseball blaring over the little AM radio sitting out on the post.”“I think he has been part of making this county more beautiful,” Schwartz said. “All the trees, shrubs and plants that have been put in all over Kalamazoo County. Our business is 74 years old, just think how many things have been planted around here.“He had a work ethic was like no other and it’s really just why I feel our business has survived and done so well.”A visitation for Wedel will take place from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Country Christian Evangelical Free Church, 9286 36th St. in Scotts. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the church. Wed... https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/06/longtime-ceo-of-wedels-nursery-remembered-for-love-of-faith-family-fishing-and-flowers.html
Local florist delivers donated flowers to seniors - Fox17Sunday, February 28, 2021
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A surprise just in time for Valentine's Day for dozens of seniors in West Michigan.Simplicity Floral Design and Events delivered flowers to the Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community on Friday. The idea came from Nikki Schindler, who posted on Facebook, asking for people to donate money to the cause.The response was unlike anything she dreamed of. $2,165 rolled in. That covered not just one community, but two. Flowers also went to Saint Ann's home in Grand Rapids.Follow FOX 17: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube... https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/lakeshore/ottawa/local-florist-delivers-donated-flowers-to-seniors
2021 Virtual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo Promises to be Like None Other - PerishableNewsSunday, February 28, 2021
Michigan Floral FoundationGold Exhibitor Sponsor: DWF-Flint, FloraCraft, Mayesh WholesaleSilver Exhibitor Sponsor: DWF – Toledo, Rokay FloralAgain visit www.glfee.com for full details on this event. Mark your calendars now and save the date for the 2022 Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo schedule for March 4-6, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI. We look forward to growing stronger and staying healthy over the next year so we can once again meet in person and see you at the 2022 GLFEE. The Great Lakes Floral Association is a multi-state full service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, wholesalers, and 150 Certified Florist (CF). Located in Haslett, Michigan, GLFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, credit card processing and supplies, office supplies; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the GLFA website, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on GLFA, visit their web site at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org. ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/2021-virtual-great-lakes-floral-event-expo-promises-to-be-like-none-other/