Local Flower Shop News
Keep planting, and take some time to check out garden tours - The Boston GlobeTuesday, June 07, 2016
I’ve happily grown for years. They come in many colors. Amber Floral Carpet is the tallest selection at 3½ feet. For a 2- to 5-foot hedge, many nursery proprietors, such as Maggie Oldfield of Thayer Nursery in Milton, recommend one of the tough and ubiquitous “Knock Out” roses, which come in assorted colors. I grow these, too, but mine did not survive last winter as well as my Floral Carpet roses. Other midsize hedge roses include Iceberg, which is white, and Carefree Delight and Bonica, both pink. For a hedge more than 5 feet tall, consider pink Carefree Wonder or William Baffin, part of the super-hardy Canadian Explorer series. (It honors a genius 17th-century navigator who discovered and mapped much of the Canadian Arctic. The unappreciative British establishment got him killed in a Middle East war and then tried to stiff his widow on his wages, so I say: Give that man a rose!) Plum red rosa rugosa and rugosa hybrids, such as Therese Bugnet (tair-EZ boon-YAY if you are compelled to pronounce it) or Hansa, make super hedges. They are sand and salt tolerant, good for seaside or roadside. And they do not require pruning! Most other shrub roses need to be sheared back by about one-third in early spring. Then take out any dead or spindly canes that are left behind. Fertilize roses monthly and water in the summer to keep them in bloom. If you leave them to fend for themselves, they may take a vacation during hot weather, but most will re-bloom in the fall.Send your garden questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and town for possible publication.
VALENTINE'S DAY: For florists, this is their Super Bowl - Press & Sun-BulletinFriday, March 18, 2016
Buy PhotoVictoria Paoletti, owner of Gennarelli's Flower Shop in Binghamton.(Photo: ANDREW THAYER / Staff Photo)Buy PhotoIn the back room of a Binghamton flower shop, five days before Valentine’s Day, four workers are building bouquets in the midst of bedlam.They methodically snip thorns, arrange beds of greenery, and unwrap long-stemmed roses in a room flooded with thousands of flowers, still boxed and waiting to be arranged.At Gennarreli’s Flower Shop on Court Street and in stores across the Southern Tier, the days leading up to the nation’s most romantic holiday are the busiest of the year."It was once described as the flower Super Bowl," floral designer Rick Niznik says as he returns to his work station, having just made a delivery across the street.Gennarelli's, owned by Victoria Paoletti, of Binghamton, since 1989, sells between two and three thousand roses for Valentine's Day among other floral arrangements and gifts, and the rush for the holiday — which falls on a Sunday this year — is rivaled only by Christmas and Mother's Day.Nationwide, Americans are expected to s... http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/2016/02/10/valentines-flowers/80080508/
Valley Florist in E. Templeton receives $10K in startup money - Worcester Business JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
Valley Florist and Greenhouse in East Templeton has received a $10,000 small business loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp., the Fitchburg organization announced Friday.Brendan Loughman, owner of the company, received the loan, with funds earmarked for startup costs and inventory.Loughman has an advanced certification in floral design, as well as years of experience as a floral designer, according to a NCMDC press release. NCMDC, the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, is a microloan lender which can provide loans to small businesses up to $150,000.Loughman was referred to NCMDC by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University in Worcester. https://www.wbjournal.com/article/valley-florist-in-e-templeton-receives-10k-in-startup-money
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Grieving residents pour into Boulder flower shop to show support for victims - The Denver ChannelWednesday, March 31, 2021
BOULDER, Colo. — Flowers arrangements and roses are moving fast at Boulder Gardens Florist as people pay their respects for the lives lost in the King Soopers mass shooing in Boulder Monday.Joshua Dusk is a florist at Boulder Gardens Florist. He’s been there for about a year but has 22 years of experience. He moves quickly with each arrangement, but behind every perfectly placed flower, there is intention.“You know, you can’t take it [the pain] away, but I get to be in a position where I can help that healing process with creative energy,” Dusk said. “I like using different colors to heal.”Calls have been pouring into Boulder Gardens Florist for arrangements and deliveries to the police departments, the memorial and the families of the victims.Heidi Lunsford, an employee at the flower shop, says flowers help people showcase their support and cope with the tragic loss at a time when many feel helpless.Aaron Pilling dropped by the shop and picked up ten red roses — one for each victim — and two bouquets of flowers. He plans to attend a vigil with friends.“I think I fee... https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/grieving-residents-pour-into-boulder-flower-shop-to-show-support-for-victims
Orlando florist hurt by COVID-19 hopes business blooms for Mother’s Day - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWednesday, March 31, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mother’s Day weekend is a time when many people purchase flowers for their moms, but an Orlando florist said increased holiday sales may not be enough to help an industry that saw a lot of business disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.The sounds of customers coming and going are welcomed by Bay Hill Florist owner Carol Newton.Newton said she opened the doors to her business on Monday for the first time in more than a month. Her store was closed for a week after the statewide stay-at-home order was enforced, but she later reopened her business to offer deliveries only.Still she said the COVID-19 pandemic is wilting her business. Newton said she lost 95% of her sales.“We lost an awful lot of business with Disney, Universal, the hotels and restaurants in the area. It was very tough,” Newton said.She is hoping her business will bloom now that the state is slowly reopening.Newton said this time of the year is usually busy for her store. With Mother’s Day this weekend, she said she is seeing more customers come into the shop to buy flowers or place orders online and by the phone. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/06/orlando-florist-hurt-by-covid-19-hopes-business-blooms-for-mothers-day/
Slaughterhouse Workers Can Now Get Free Job Training to Become Florists - VegNewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Kim Cordova, president of labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, urging her to encourage workers to become florists in light of the ongoing pandemic and offering for PETA to pay for the necessary job training to make the transition. “Working on the kill floor is a dangerous, dirty, dead-end job,” Newkirk said. “PETA is happy to help budding flower arrangers flee the meat industry for the sake of animals and their own mental health.” Last week, a number of meat companies closed slaughterhouses as an increasing number of workers became infected with COVID-19—a disease thought to have originated from a wet animal market, not dissimilar from a slaughterhouse, in Wuhan, China late last year. Smithfield shuttered its Sioux Falls, SD pig slaughterhouse after 230 workers tested positive, Cargill closed its meat-packaging plant near Hazleton, PA, after reporting 130 positive cases, and JBS temporarily shut down its beef slaughterhouse in Souderton, PA after 17 workers tested positive.Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!Subscribe... https://vegnews.com/2020/4/slaughterhouse-workers-can-now-get-free-job-training-to-become-florists