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)...
Muncie Origins: Normandy Flower Shop continues family florist tradition - Ball State Daily NewsSunday, February 09, 2020
Judy Benken, owner of Normandy Flower Shop, can be found in this room taking orders, making flower arrangements and calling suppliers. As a third-generation florist, Benken isn’t new to the flower business. She said she grew up in her father’s flower shop because it was attached to their house, and “there wasn’t any getting away from it.” “I probably started working when I was around 12 [doing simple little things],” Benken said. “When I started [delivering flowers] after school, I was 16.”After Benken moved from Muncie to Ohio with her husband, she said, she thought she had left the flower business behind her. However, once the holidays rolled around, Benken said, she found herself working for a flower shop in Ohio because she missed the “chaos and crazy” of the season. Although Benken and her husband started their family in Ohio, they wanted their children to grow up in Muncie. In 1982, the Normandy Flower Shop, which was established in downtown Muncie in the 1940s, came up for sale. The Benkens decided to make the shop their own.“It was the [floral] business that I knew,” Benken said. “I wasn’t making much of a living working for other people. It was [my husband’s] idea to buy the flower shop. I just wanted to come home.”At the time she opened N... https://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2020/02/daily-lifestyles-normandy-flower-shop
Barronelle Stutzman, Christian florist, again appeals to Supreme Court over same-sex wedding refusal - Washington TimesSunday, February 09, 2020
A Christian florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding has again requested that the Supreme Court take her case, filing a new petition Wednesday. Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman in June after the high court previously remanded her case for further review following its decision in a 2018 case, ruling for a Christian baker that had also refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. In the baker’s case, the justices said the state’s civil rights commission showed religious hostility towards the cake maker, but the high court punted on squarely settling the First Amendment conflict. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/11/barronelle-stutzman-christian-florist-again-appeal/
For Steve and Judy Mann, Pot of Green Florist is 46 years and the rest of their lives - theday.comSunday, February 09, 2020
Stonington — When Steve and Judy Mann opened Pot of Green Florist, then located in downtown Mystic, Judy was carrying around their infant son.Their son is now 47, and when he got married two years ago, his parents provided the flowers.A picture of the Manns' son and daughter-in-law adorns the perimeter of the cut-flower case in their shop, joined by thank-you notes bearing messages such as "they were everything we had imagined and hoped for" and "Judy, you truly outdid yourself with our Easter arrangement."In recent years, Judy has found herself putting together wedding floral arrangements for someone whose parents came in for flowers when they got married 20 or 30 years prior, and she has done multiple weddings for the same person.On Thursday, she was working on arrangements with hydrangeas and delphiniums for a memorial service at Calvary Church.Steve and Judy are 77 and 74, and Steve recently observed that the years have made him less aggressive in terms of discussions with customers about spending money. He doesn't consider the ... https://www.theday.com/article/20200119/BIZ02/200119517
New floral shop in one of the oldest sections of Opelousas signifies revitalization - Daily WorldSunday, February 09, 2020
Lex Jagneaux said. More: St. Landry DA Cravins: Reduce criminal docket with pleas, incentives Yvonne Jagneaux, a master florist, said she and her husband both have fine arts degrees. Both said the quaint, Old South ambiance of the building, which they are leasing, was refurbished by them prior to opening. The style of the building, she said, also suits the types of gifts, fragrances, candles, home décor and party supplies sold. Yvonne Jagneaux said she also will provide wedding planning and floral arrangements, along with other items. “I also want to teach a course in letter writing and developing pen pals, something that seems to be a lost art,” she said. Read next: New life in a nearly 200-year-old building brings honor to owner tracing his bayou roots... https://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2020/02/04/moss-floral-and-gardens-opens-opelousas-landry-street-sign-revatlization/4656376002/
31 Best Flower Delivery Services Online—Best Online Flower Delivery Services Near Me - ParadeSunday, February 09, 2020
Use your handy guide to find the best online flower delivery services near you! (iStock)Best Flower Delivery Companies1. 1-800-Flowers1-800-Flowers offers same-day delivery from a local florist. If you’re a Celebrations Passport member, you won’t pay for delivery unless you select a Saturday or Sunday date. They also offer 10 percent cashback if you use Rakuten.2. 1st in FlowersOnline florist 1st in Flowers offers same-day delivery in the U.S. and Canada. You can also send flowers internationally using delivery from local florists in the recipients’ areas.Related: 11 Winter Flowers and Plants Perfect for Home Decor3. Amazon Curated Flower CollectionYou’re probably addicted to Amazon already, so take a gander at the Amazon Curated Flower Collection. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can get free Prime delivery.4. Ava’s FlowersAva’s Flowers offers same day local delivery, and if you catch them on a lucky day, sometimes free delivery on all orders!5. BloomNationBloom Nation offers flowers hand delivered by local florists nationwide.6. Blooms By the BoxIn the mood to get creative? Blooms by the Box allows you to order wholesale and bulk flowers, greens and succulents to make your own floral arrangements, as well as DIY flower arranging advice for beginners.7. BloomsyBoxIf you really love someone, you can actually gift them flowers weekly or monthly with a subscription to BloomsyBox. Every week or month, your recipient will get a handpicked bouquet, as well as a guide to keeping their flowers fresh as long as possible. Bonus? BloomsyBox uses flowers from Veriflora and Rainforest Alliance certified farms, so it’s also a relati... https://parade.com/978393/jessicasager/best-flower-delivery-companies/