Brighton Flower Shop News
New Rochester dessert shop infuses artisan creativity with flowers - The TimesWednesday, October 28, 2020
Scott Tady Beaver County Times[embedded content]ROCHESTER — Brighton Avenue soon gets a new sweets shop.Flower and Fin opens its brick-and-mortar business Nov. 6, giving Rochester a brand-new dessert shop and artisan goods store that also will sell flowers."We're going to do cakes by the slice, mini pies, salted caramels, brownies, all kinds of good stuff," co-owner Carley Rice said."Also artisanal tonics, bitters, chocolates," added co-owner Tim Vernon, who is Rice's fiance."And also a flower bar, so it's a spot where you can get some pastries and make a bouquet of flowers," Rice said.These custom desserts, flowers and organic salt and sugar infusions for cooking and baking will be sold in a storefront at 167 Brighton Ave., the former production site for the short-lived Brixton Brewing affiliated with Hollywood Gardens tavern.Rice and Vernon knew they had found the right spot, after a successful pop-up appearance last month at a vegan event at the next-door Roots Rochester bar."Our clientele is pretty co... https://www.timesonline.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/10/28/flower-and-fin-new-dessert-shop-opens-rochester/5990553002/
Colorado flower farms, CSAs, mobile florists, flower markets and more - The KnowWednesday, July 29, 2020
Larimer St., 512-271-6807; theinfinitemonkeytheorem.comBerry Patch FarmsThough the main crop of flowers is a bit late this year, customers can expect to cut their own blooms at the Brighton farm come late July, according to Berry Patch Farms owner Claudia Ferrell. That includes her all-time favorite, zinnias, as well as amaranth, snapdragons, marigolds, verbena, yarrow, echinacea, flowering basils and more.“I really enjoy watching people wander through the flower field and seeing what they create,” said Ferrell. “Kids seem to really enjoy it also, and what is sweeter than a little boy wanting to cut flowers for his mommy?”The farm also is partnering with Meg McGuire of the nearby Red Daisy Farms to offer a Community Supporting Agriculture program for flowers this year through a form online. Then the flowers can be picked up at various locations throughout the week, or delivered locally.Berry Patch Farms, 13785 Potomac St., Brighton; 303-659-5050; berrypatchfarms.comFLOWER CSAS AND SUBSCRIPTION SERVICESAnother way to get fresh flowers straight into your home is by signing up for weekly or monthly flower plans. Some farms offer CSAs where you can pick up a bouquet based on what’s blooming. There are also subscription services, which work the same way. Some of the companies have sold out certain slots, but they are always adding more throughout the season.The Fresh Herb Co. offers a subscription service for one, two or four times a month. (Linnea Covington, Special to The Denver Post)The Fresh Herb Co.Normally this flower farm sells its blooms and pots of succulents at farmers markets, but this year it switched up due to COVID-19 and the delayed start of the market season. That’s why owner Kristy Anderson decided to add on a subscription service.“We really want to connect with customers who loved coming to market and buying the freshest flowers,” said Anderson, who offers contact-free pick-up at the farm. “Ultimately it is a service that can be tailored, and is all about our commitment to get fabulous flowers in people’s hands.”Each subscription can be for one, two or four times a month, starting at $40. It includes a large bouquet as well as four single-variety bunches. You can also find her bouquets at select Whole Foods and online.The Fresh Herb Co., 4114 Oxford Road, Longmont; 303-449-5994; thefreshherbco.comimg class="size-large wp-image-242300" src="https... https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/07/24/fresh-flowers-denver-flower-csa/242223/
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.They’re bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.“There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow — but I’d say they’re decreasing in number,” Marriott said.Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they’re integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or ... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
David Austin, whose new varieties returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, January 22, 2019
David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose flower to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.In his 30s, Austin began a life's work breeding new rose varieties that captured the romance, character and, most of all, the fragrance of old garden roses immortalized in art and literature through the ages and across the globe. Few shared his vision.At the time, breeders, plant nurseries and consumers were drawn to stiff, tightly furled and resolutely unscented hybrid tea and floribunda roses that embodied the prevailing ideal of a rosebud on a stick."He had gone around to other rose nurseries [in England] and tried to get them to grow them for him," said Michael Marriott, his longtime colleague and company rosarian. "They all rejected him out of hand."Today, Austin's creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/24/david-austin-whose-new-varieties-returned-fragrance-and-romance-rose-dies/758030/
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Provides No Contact Delivery - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, July 29, 2020
McLennan Flowers & Gifts - London, ON FloristMcLennan Flowers and Gifts, the leading florist in London Ontario, specializes in the supply of beautiful flowers hand-designed by their experts that are delivered through no contact delivery.London, Ontario - June 30, 2020 - McLennan Flowers and Gifts, the leading florist in London Ontario, specializes in the supply of unique floral arrangements. One area they excel in is designing flowers to convey your sympathy to family or friends who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Sending a sympathy bouquet to the bereaved shows them that you are thinking of them.“Sympathy flowers are a sweet and tasteful way of showing compassion and support to someone who has lost their loved one. Sending an arrangement of sympathy flowers adds pleasantness to an otherwise sombre atmosphere and expresses your condolences for the loss,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts.When choosing a bouquet to express your sympathy and compassion for the loss of someone, you want to ensure that you are receiving high-quality blooms that will be a beauti... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4728671
25 flower delivery options in Toronto - blogTOSunday, July 05, 2020
This florist asks that customers call in to place orders for delivery — they will deliver locally in Toronto, and also to anywhere from Whitby to Oakville. At the moment they are offering mostly Ontario-grown flowers and plants, and if you want to know what’s in season check out their site or give them a call.May FlowersMay Flower’s deliveries are still going from Monday through to Saturday, and they offer free contactless delivery throughout Toronto. They also have an option for same-day delivery. Eco StemsThis Corktown florist specializes in locally-grown blooms from the Niagara region that are grown with little to no pesticides. They are doing delivery throughout Toronto.PoppiesPoppies’ flowers are available for contact-free delivery within the GTA only. Their floral bouquets are made to order.Plant CollectiveSpecializing in house plants such as succulents and mini cacti, this Beaches store delivers throughout the country, and they offer free delivery for orders over $100, with standard shipping throughout the GTA at flat rate of $4.99.Wilbe BloominThis Kensington Market florist accepts online orders for delivery throughout Toronto. They offer a colourful selection of arrangements along with cacti terrariums.Pistil FlowersPistil Flower’s shop in the Financial District is closed, but they are still accepting orders through their site and through email for contact-free delivery. The florist specializes in elevated bouquets and contemporary arrangements.Botany Floral StudioThis florist offer daily delivery from Monday to Friday in the GTA. The studio specializes in modern arrangements that are inspired by “nature, whimsical gardens, and nostalgia,” their site reads. They are also sustainable in their practices.Bayview BlossomsBayview Blossoms creates custom arrangements for delivery in Toronto. If you so choose, you can have their stylists create a botanical freestyle arrangement for you.Flower NookThe Flower Nook is offering contact-free delivery so that you can stay connected while apart. They deliver throughout the country, and offer local same-day delivery for orders placed before noon. You can search their site for flowers and arrangements based on occasion or type.Garden’s Path Floral DesignThis Leslieville florist creates intriguing arrangements they're able to deliver contact-free. They ask customers to email in their orders instead of calling them in. At the moment, they're having one staff member inside of the store working with the flowers to facilitate social distancing.Wild North FlowersThis online studio is providing contact-free deliveries in Toronto from Monday through to Saturday. They note on their site that because supply of hard goods such as vases has been limited, they might be substituting vase types for their arrangements in the coming weeks.TelefloraThis online florist has loads of deals up on its site, and they’re curated ones for every occasion. They also provide same-day delivery on most of their arrangements. They deliver throughout Canada, and are experienced at making deliveries to hospitals.BloomenThis online store off... https://www.blogto.com/fashion_style/2020/04/flower-delivery-toronto/
Keirstead's Flower Shop Still Has Strong Saint John Roots - Huddle - Huddle TodaySunday, July 05, 2020
Covid-19.“Our flowers come from all over the world,” said florist Connie Dean. “We get flowers from Holland, Ecuador, our roses come from Ontario. A lot come through Ontario and they get them from different places all over the world as well.”Australia, Africa and Lebanon are a few other places where the shop gets its flowers, with Birds of Paradise and Protea flowers being some of the most popular selections.“Ontario does have locally grown flowers so those are the closest local flowers we get,” said Dean. “Sometimes there’s someone on the Kingston Peninsula or Hampton that’ll bring in garden flowers that we can buy.”A piece of family history (Image: Elizabeth MacLeod)The business was founded by the late Guy G. Keirstead whose passion for flowers led him to first rent a stall at the City Market in 1925.Keirstead’s operated out of the market from 1925 to 1946, until he purchased property on the corner of Charlotte and Princess Street where the shop still operates to this day.Dean said the building survived the Great Saint John Fire of 1877 and used to be a hardware and butcher shop, which were combined to make Keirstead’s.“You have some of the old coolers that we still have from back when they opened up this shop in the 40... https://huddle.today/keirsteads-flower-shop-still-has-strong-saint-john-roots/
Flower growers see sales wither as planting season launches - CBC.caMonday, April 27, 2020
Demand for non-perishable items pushed decorative plants out of the supply chain in last month's stockpiling frenzy, while the ongoing shutdown of garden centres in jurisdictions including Ontario and New York has cut off critical points of sale, threatening to leave growers high and dry. "This is when we sell. We're on the cusp of a critical period," said James Farrar, director of the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance. Trees, bushes and bedding plants are usually planted between May 1 and June 15, he said, with customers ranging from backyard gardeners to municipalities. In Ontario, flower producers discarded about 40 per cent of their Easter crop, according to Flowers Canada Growers. The province has designated garden centres as a non-essential service — a painful exclusion for the industry, since nearly two-thirds of Canadian production stems from Ontario. Neighbouring New York and Ohio have also forced garden centres to lock their doors, while Michigan and Vermont have banned retailers from selling non-essential products, including home gardening items. "If they don't open, the damage is going to be astronomical," said trade group head Andi Kuyvenhoven, noting garden centres' crucial role for bedding plants in particular. British Columbia — the second-biggest flower and plant producer — Alberta and Manitoba and have allowed garden centres to keep running, while Quebec deemed them essential along with nurseries as of April 15, though not in time for Easter. Kuyvenhoven, who with his wife co-owns a $2.5-million business selling potted Chrysanthemums and indoor calla lilies — largely to U.S. distributors — on a pair of farms west of Toronto, says clogged supply chains south of the border remain a problem. 'I haven't slept in five weeks' "U.S. customers for a time closed their distribution systems to floral and so the main grocery chains were not purchasing plants," he said, which was hard on growers of cut flowers such as roses and tulips. "If a truck can take 24 skids and four skids were flowers, the flowers came off the trucks and they put more food on the truck — which we completely understand. The only challenge is, when you're growing flowers as we do, they also have a shelf life," said Kuyvenhoven, who bought his bu... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/flower-growers-hamilton-1.5546023