Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
The Best Gift for a Flower Lover Is Moda Operandi's Flash Flower Box - TownandCountrymag.comMonday, August 24, 2020
The box is a collaboration between Moda Operandi Co-Founder Lauren Santo Domingo and Lewis Miller, florist extraordinaire and the man behind the exuberant flower arrangements that have shown up around New York City, bursting out of trash cans and perched next to subway entrances. Each box—there are two you can choose from, Country Wildflower, or Beach Bloom—contains enough blooms for several generous arrangements. They're also accompanied by a series of breezy instructional videos starring Miller himself, explaining how to trim, hydrate, and arrange your flowers.The gift here is not just the gorgeous blossoms but the chance to spend an hour arranging them. My box arrived, neatly packed with 15 creamy white peonies, 10 stems of upright bouvardia, 10 stems of soulful, green helleborus, and 20 stems of cheerful white spray roses. I arrayed my collection of vases, pulled out my clippers, and for a brief moment in time I thought about nothing more than color, proportion, and the balance of green and white. It was a tonic. Here's a sampling of my handiwork: Elizabeth Angell(My only complaint is that I do not own a lazy susan for properly positioning my vase as I work to fill it. I may have to upgrade my set up for future floral-arranging sessions.)The incredible arrangements are available for one more week; a Standard Box is $265 and a Delux is $425. Even better, Moda Operandi will donate $15 from the sale of each Standard Box and $25 from each Deluxe Box to The Loveland Foundation, in support of its mission to bring opportunity and mental health services to Black women, girls, and communities of color. div clas... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a32910308/moda-operandi-lewis-miller-flash-flower-box/
Local florist brings joy to Clevelanders with massive floral installation at Edgewater Park - News 5 ClevelandMonday, August 24, 2020
CLEVELAND — A local florist dedicated his time and talents to spread joy throughout Cleveland as everyone deals with the need to stay inside and keep a distance from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Thomas, of Andrew Thomas Design, created a massive floral display at Edgewater Park with the goal to spread hope to those who are struggling during a time of uncertainty.Thomas, who specializes in custom floral design, wanted to do some sort of public display for the community that was heartfelt and positive while having an interactive component that still followed the “social distancing” recommendation.At the same time, Mayesh, who is the largest flower wholesaler in Northeast Ohio, had a significant amount of inventory on hand as they prepared to close through April. Bob Fenner Flower display at Edgewater Park. So Thomas loaded up as many flowers as he could, approximately 5,000 stems, onto the bed of his pick up truck.Working after dusk, plucking and... https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/made-us-smile/local-florist-brings-joy-to-clevelanders-with-massive-floral-installation-at-edgewater-park
Hamilton florist's business has gone from strength to strength - Daily RecordMonday, August 24, 2020
Opportunities for small businesses have been few and far between during the last few months but one Hamilton florist has gone from strength to strength through the pandemic.Michelle Kyle of Michelle’s Flowers has been working with flowers for over a decade. Her business, now based in Haddow Street, has grown during lockdown when a number of local clients decided to send bouquets to friends and family to cheer them up when they couldn’t physically meet. “It’s been going really, really good,” Michelle said. “10 years ago, I had a shop in Blantyre but I had to let go of it because I was ill. “I’ve had some customers but with lockdown I was getting busier with the flowers. That’s when I decided to go back into it and open a wee shop. “At the moment, everything is done online - rather than face to face - or over the telephone. The customers have put a lot of faith into me because they’ve not seen it. They trust me and trust my judgement. “I’ve been advertising on Facebook and I’ve got a wee room so I can do more flowers. We’re having a wee open day on Saturday - I’ve got the hand sanitizer, we’ll... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/hamilton-florists-business-gone-strength-22502590
Flower industry concerned about bloom imports and biosecurity fights for Australian-made labelling - ABC NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
Australian Grown Flowers," Mr Russo said.He said that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had already approved the label.Florists looking local Australian flower growers created the registered trademark, Australian Grown Flowers, in December 2018.(Supplied)Mr Russo said a "growing number" of florists had since chosen to use the label because they believed customers were becoming "more concerned about where their flowers are coming from".Each year, Australia imports millions of flower stems — mainly roses, chrysanthemums and carnations — from countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia and Malaysia. Those imports are sold everywhere from supermarkets to florists and petrol stations.National farm lobby groups and many growers are concerned about the number of flowers found with foreign pests and diseases when they arrive in Australia. But the Federal Department of Agriculture said those numbers had decreased and that no pests or diseases from imported flowers had made it past quarantine inspectors. The ABC understands the Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has written to the Federal Industry Minister, Karen Andrews, asking for country of origin labelling to be made compulsory for imported flowers. The government is reviewing country of origin labelling, and is considering what other products it should be compulsory for. Sydney flower grower, Aldo Vumbaca, first started trialling the Australian grown label last year at a local market.(Supplied: Aldo Vumbaca)Trialling the labelSydney flower grower, Aldo Vumbaca, has been in the flower trade for more than 40 years and first started trialling the Australian grown label last year at a local market. "We get repeat sales because customers are coming back wanting to support local — they can't believe it when they hear about the number of imports," Mr Vumbaca said. Make your inbox more interesting Subscribe to Rural RoundUp: Our best stories from rural Australia.The Victorian Flower Industry has backed the move and hoped it will give consumers more awareness, partic... https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-08-12/australian-flower-growers-create-australian-grown-label/12547116
Abston, Joseph - The ChattanooganMonday, August 24, 2020
Fund in C/O Ms. Linda Pendergrass, 1298 Black Oak Ridge Road, Dayton, TN 37321. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2020/8/6/413171/Abston-Joseph.aspx