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NJ Florist Gets Back to Business with Flower Delivery and Classes as New Jersey Reopens - TAPinto.netSunday, February 28, 2021
I’ve always had an interest in gardening and floral work,” said Coy, who worked with a florist in Philadelphia for over a decade learning the business, before she moved to New Jersey and starting her own business here. Sign Up for TAPintoTV NewsletterOur newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.You have successfully signed up for the TAPinto TAPintoTV Newsletter.The COVID-19 outbreak and the closures it brought were difficult times. “I had a breakdown. I definitely did some sobbing,” Coy said. Her calendar for the spring had been loaded with events. “To have all of that gone in an instant was really kind of hard.” Once New Jersey began its Restart and Recovery Program, Coy waited until it was safe and deliveries could be made before reopening just ahead of Mother’s Day. “To be closed for so long and then jump in with both feet into the biggest holiday of the year was really an intense week.” She has resumed deliveries and now offers an at-home floral arranging kit for both parents and kids “if you’ve ever wanted to try to make something for your table.” Blooms in Hand is also holding a floral arranging event in person and outdoors this summer, at Morgan’s Farm in Cedar Grove, but with some important changes, such as enrolling less people over more nights and incorporating social distancing. “It’s also great to give back to a local farm,” said Coy. To see Coy’s floral arrangements and learn more about Blooms in Hand, visit ... https://www.tapinto.net/sections/tapintotv/articles/nj-florist-gets-back-to-business-with-flower-delivery-and-classes-as-new-jersey-reopens
Farmer/florist to speak to the Boca Grande Garden Club - Boca BeaconSunday, February 28, 2021
Ms. Love is well known for permitting only sustainable elements into her work. She also forages materials such as the citron-green blossoms of Philadelphia’s remaining chestnut trees, wild ferns and masses of wild flowers.These arrangements are known for striking color palates and texture. She is insistent that vases not be used, rather vessels. “We use the term ‘vessel’ rather than ‘vase’ because we love piling beautiful blooms into unexpected, often vintage and one-of-a-kind containers, especially tarnished metal,” she explains on her website.A hallmark of her designs is an arrangement that stretches outward rather than upward. This horizontal style gives a warm, even embracing look. It also has the advantage of allowing one to appreciate the whole but also notice more intently individual blooms. And it answers the question of many a dinner party guest, blinded by a towering bouquet, about just who it is sitting on the other side of the table.Her original work has won her callouts from the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Bride’s Magazine. Notably, the exacting Martha Stewart organization named Jennie Love among the nation’s “62 Top Floral Designers.”As for the rest of her work life, somehow Ms. Love shoehorns workshops, online classes, webinars, public speaking and even a unique flower strategy for the do-it-yourself bride into her jam-packed life. She is vice president of the International Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ascfg.org) and a columnist for Cut Flower Quarterly.Check out the Love n’ Fresh website at lovenfreshflowers.com; not only is it pretty but highly educational, as well. Her drool-producing Instagram account is lovenfreshflowers, and she is on Pinterest. Posted by Marcy Shortuse Marcy Shortuse is the editor of the Boca Beacon, and has been with the paper since 2007. She is also editor of the Boca Beacon's sister publication, Gasparilla Magazine.She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing local newspapers and is originally from the Chicago area. ... https://bocabeacon.com/wordpress/news/farmer-florist-to-speak-to-the-boca-grande-garden-club/
'It's up in the air': Louisville-area florists hustle ahead of a pandemic Valentine's Day - Courier JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Valentine's Day hustle at Susan's Florist gets started well before the calendar turns to February.Myriad roses need to be ordered for the storefront at 2731 Preston Highway. Grids have to be taped on top of colorful vases to hold up flowers during transportation. And, of course, flowers must be arranged in said vases for the special occasion.And though this year's Valentine Day is anomalous for multiple reasons — it's on a Sunday, a non-workday for many, and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic — the 73-year-old flower shop is ready to do what it has done for nearly a year now: stay nimble and make special deliveries for its many customers.But like other holidays, COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench in everyone's plans."We really don't know what to expect," said Jessie Smith, lead designer for Susan's Florist. "We're just kind of rolling with the punches."As with businesses nationwide, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has impacted Louisville-area florists. On one hand, workers now suddenly... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/valentines-day-2021-louisville-area-florists-hustle-amid-pandemic/4435860001/
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.
New floristry firm launches in time for Mother's Day - The Northern EchoWednesday, March 31, 2021
THOSE looking to buy flowers as a Mother’s Day gift this March can shop local and order from the recently established florist, Sword Blooms. Offering a range of beautiful hand-tied bouquets available in a range of styles and sizes, shoppers can request arrangements using flowers of their choice or ask the florist for recommendations. Based from her home at Dalton, near Richmond, Sword Blooms is independently ran by Emma Sword. Raised on a farm near Gainford, when leaving Barnard Castle School Ms Sword trained as a florist, and then embarked on a 13-year career in the care sector. This winter, she left the care industry at director level to follow her passion for flowers and create Sword Blooms, based from an outbuilding at her home. She said: “I have always loved floristry, it's been an ongoing hobby for many years, during the pandemic to lift the spirits of family and friends I began creating arrangements for those nearby. "The joy the arrangements brought to people gave me the confidence to create Sword Blooms, as it has always been a dream of mine." “Sword Blooms focuses on using the seasons... https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19136649.new-floristry-firm-launches-time-mothers-day/
Bloomin’ good: Clinton florist business is awards finalist - 100 Mile House Free PressWednesday, March 31, 2021
I’m still trying to make heads or tails out of it. I’ve never been very good at honouring myself, but I’m very proud, and very thankful, to whoever nominated me.”Lawrence began working at a florist shop in Prince Rupert when she was 14, and continued until she went off to college for theatre school. At that point, she put flowers aside, but found they kept coming back to her: “I did my own wedding flowers, and flowers for friends.” Finally, at her mother’s encouragement, she decided to go for it, and Bubbles’ Blossom Design was born in time for Mother’s Day 2018.When Lawrence and her husband Jordan moved to Clinton in October 2016, she realized a florist shop was something the area needed.“At first I thought I’d research it for a couple of years, see how it goes, see how much interest there was, but then I decided just to jump in and do it. If an opportunity comes along you jump in with both feet.”READ MORE: Clinton hires new Chief Administrative OfficerShe says that the overhead was low: “I bought a used cooler and a couple of buckets, so it was an easy thing to do.” Until recently she worked out of her kitchen and dining-room, but last year an extension was added to the back of their house at the corner of Dewdney Avenue and Cariboo Highway for a small storefront.Lawrence nearly sold out of flowers that first Mother’s Day, and she says that the support from the community has been incredible. “It was a great initial reception, and I have the best customers. It was all by word of mouth and Facebook.”The business has since expanded beyond Clinton, with Lawrence delivering orders to Cache Creek and Ashcroft.“My end goal is to have ... https://www.100milefreepress.net/news/bloomin-good-clinton-florist-business-is-awards-finalist/
Have You Spotted the Giant Floral Displays Popping Up Around the City? - Pittsburgh MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
A mother of three boys who previously worked for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana, Dickson says she came up with the idea for the installations after seeing florist Lewis Miller Design’s “Flower Flash” project in New York City. In February, she installed her first display, wrapping garlands of flowers around the columns of Shadyside’s Family House — which provides a “home away from home” for patients and their families seeking medical treatment in Pittsburgh. “To all of the healthcare workers and all of the patients and their families, this one’s for you!” Dickson wrote on Instagram of the project. Later that month, she spruced up her hometown area, coating a light pole and corner on Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall with flowers. In early March, she struck again, creating an enormous bouquet atop a recycling bin on Penn Avenue and 21st Street in the Strip District. Beside the display, she used sidewalk chalk to quote French artist Henri Matisse’s famous line, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Dickson told the Post-Gazette the recycling can project was particularly inspired because the already-cut flowers — from supplier BW Wholesale Florist in the Strip District — would have been thrown away had she not repurposed them. If you missed any of the installations, your chances of catching one have not wilted. The pop-up displays will continue to sprout up across the city, possibly through April, Dickson says — and suggestions as to where are welcome. To follow along, visit Fox and the Fleur’s instagram account here. ... https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/have-you-spotted-the-giant-floral-displays-popping-up-around-the-city/