Local Flower Shop News
Attleboro Arts Museum Flower Show will feature 'Gardens Gone Wild' - The Sun ChronicleThursday, April 02, 2020
Exhibitors include Briggs Nursery, North Attleboro; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton; Ethical Earth Creations, Foxboro (new); Flowers by the Station, Attleboro; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville; Jordan’s Jungle, Pawtucket (new); Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleboro; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton; and Rosebud Florist Inc., Pawtucket.Flower Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 each day for adults, students, seniors and museum members and free for children 9 and younger.Admission covers all attractions and all other daytime Flower Show events.In addition to the major garden installations, unique floral arrangements of natural materials are an annual Flower Show highlight. This year’s artists have created animal-inspired masks built to represent mysterious, loveable and whimsical animal faces, organizers say.The show also offers, hands-on creative activities for children and families, live music, extraordinary raffles, a live plant sale from Jordan’s Jungle (which is also creating a garden installation), live cut flowers in a rainbow of colors, and a collection of gifts in an expanded museum gift shop. Partial proceeds from the sale of a handcrafted item supports the artist that created it as well as the museum while sales from mass produced items benefit the museum.DAILY SCHEDULE OF FLOWER SHOW EVENTS Wednesday, March 186-8 p.m.: Benefit Preview: Walk on the Wild Side! See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public.• Live music from pianist Mark Taber, sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation.• Featuring handcrafted paper flowers by Jessica Smith, who will be demonstrating her floral-making technique during the Benefit Preview.Tickets are on sale now. Call 508-222-2644 x10 to reserve. Tickets includes beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. A current photo ID is required for bar service.Ticketed guests can purchase menu items from Chub’s Blue Pig BBQ, owned and operated by local husband and wife team Amy and Pete Diaz.Preview ticket fees (not including Chub’s purchases): $15 for museum members; $17 for nonmembers. To order call 508-222-2644 x10.Thursday, March 19• 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in Tony’s Whistle Stop Café, sponsored daily by Attleboro Rotary Club• 10-10:30am: Storytime with Krystal Brown of the Attleboro Public Library – Ottmar Gallery• 10:30-11am: Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #1 – Clay Room+• 11:15-11:45am: Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #2 – Clay Room (encore presentation)+• 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in Tony’s Whistle Stop Café• 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in Tony’s Whistle Stop Café• 2-4pm: Alpacas from Kave Rock Alpaca Farm of Rehoboth, MA – Emory St. EntranceFriday,... https://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/attleboro-arts-museum-flower-show-will-feature-gardens-gone-wild/article_c02a57ce-e827-5a45-a4fb-fd495bf8d32a.html
Get Your Floral Fix and Help Sustain the Rhode Island Flower Economy - Providence MediaThursday, April 02, 2020
There is beauty in the now, and I can at least offer that,” says Kocon. “We are thrilled to share this beauty as safely as possible.”A sea of daffodils may be blooming in Bristol at Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum but the venue has dutifully postponed all upcoming private events, classes, and programs. However, Blithewold welcomes online visitors and is assembling a series of workshops which will be live-streamed through their Facebook page. "The estate may be closed to the public but Blithewold is always open, virtually of course. Watch for Blithewold Connects a new series of hands-on 20-minute workshops, 2-minute tiny tutorials and meditative live streams from the grounds," says Tree Callanan, director of Communications and Visitor Experience. The organization launched this initiative with a Make a Wattle Fence tutorial to a sold-out online crowd.“With everything changing so quickly we have no idea where we are going to be in five weeks when the tulips are blooming,” says Keriann Koeman of Wicked Tulips, the wildly popular flower tourism site looking forward to the first season at their new location in Exeter. “We are farmers and therefore optimistic that we will be able to open in some capacity, and as farmers we are also creating several contingency plans.” Ever resourceful, the Koemans are preparing Virtual Tulip Tours with a live Tulip Cam which will offer 360 degree views of the field, close-ups of flowers, and more. “We’re also kicking around ideas for drive-thru bouquet pick up and tulip field viewing, a tulip delivery service, and donations to nursing homes and hospitals.”“In this time of extra stress, everyone needs more flowers,” is the message from What Cheer Flower Farm in Providence. The 501c3 charity grows, rescues, and gives flowers to people who could use a boost from blooms, including patients, people in recovery centers and shelters, at-risk youth, and seniors with dementia. Recently, WCFF started an initiative called #ShareCheer where participants are encouraged to make a bouquet from a local florist or farm and post it to Instagram with the dedicated tag. Sounds like we could all use some of that.Give Blooms a BoostWith restrictions changing quickly, we are offering a partial list of flower related businesses and advise visiting their websites and social media accounts for updates. Also, visit RI.gov for the latest guidance and information during COVID-19. For an expanded list of flower farms, visit FarmFreshRI.org. BlithewoldBlooming Blossoms Blue Moon Farm PerennialsBlue ... http://providenceonline.com/stories/ri-flower-farms-covid19,35379?
How to care for gifted Easter flowers - WTOPWednesday, March 31, 2021
Soon, it will be time to hit your local florist or grocery store to pick out flowers for your holiday celebration — whether you’re seeing someone in person, or simply dropping off well wishes.This year, florists have seen more curbside deliveries and loose flowers as gifts, opposed to traditional centerpiece orders for family dinner tables, but the desire for customary flowers like Easter lilies, tulips and hyacinths has not changed.“Potted Easter lilies and tulips are very popular this time of year,” said Missy Willson, owner of My Enchanted Florist in Sandy Spring, Maryland. “Stock flowers in lavenders, pinks and soft pastel shades are also popular. It’s a very fragrant flower and the colors are perfect for Easter.”Willson said if you end up with potted lilies, they like to be in bright light, but they need to be kept in a cool area.“The soil should be dry to the touch — because if you overwater them, you’ll kill the plant. Leaves will start to turn yellow and then they start to die.”Other popular flowers available for Easter include daffodils, hyacinth, grape hyacin... https://wtop.com/holidays/2021/03/how-to-care-for-gifted-easter-flowers/
Florists Industry | BizVibe Adds New Florist Companies Which Can Be Discovered and Tracked - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
The establishments within this industry group tend to prepare the floral arrangements they sell. BizVibe's detailed company profile insights help users to discover, track, evaluate, and connect with florist companies from all over the world.What's in a BizVibe Company Profile?The 10 million+ company profiles on BizVibe's platform contain high-quality insights, helping procurement and sales teams find trusted suppliers and target sales prospects. Some of the valuable information found in these company profiles include:Organizational insights such as key competitors, operating categories, products, and service offerings Employee details such as key company personnel, stakeholders, and decision makers Company performance and risk monitoring Latest company news with the option to sign up for weekly or monthly alertsQuickly find the right companies best suited for your business. Get started for freeDiscover Companies in the Retail Trade IndustryBizVibe lists florists as a part of their retail trade industry. This industry contains 27 total industry groups which all contain hundreds of company profiles that can be viewed for free. These profiles are segmented into the following categories:Clothing Stores Health and Personal Care Stores Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire StoresView all ... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/florists-industry--bizvibe-adds-new-florist-companies-which-can-be-discovered-and-tracked-301252619.html
Florist brightens her city with gorgeous floral installations - Aleteia ENWednesday, March 31, 2021
Anne Dickson is working hard to bring joy to the residents of Pittsburgh with pop-up flower displays.Florists have been hard hit by the pandemic. With major events being canceled, a lot of work and profit has dried up. However, one Pittsburgh florist, Anne Dickson, has decided to put her skills and time to good use.Inspired by fellow florist, New Yorker Louis Miller, who’s been creating some stunning “flower flashes” to brighten up New York City, Dickson decided she wanted to spread some floral joy in her own community, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.She started by sharing her gratitude with health workers for all their hard work. So the owner of Fox and the Fleur florists went along to Shadyside’s Family House, where patients and their families can stay together. She brought some bright blooms to decorate the facade of the house with an impressive installation. She also tagged her work “F&F [Heart] Pittsburgh #flower power” in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the home, and added it to her Instagram account to spread a little more joy.From there Dickson created more imp... https://aleteia.org/2021/03/24/florist-brightens-her-city-with-gorgeous-floral-installations/
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.
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