Local Flower Shop News
Demanding Answers: NJ Company Accused Of Posing As Local Florists Nationwide - CBS New YorkThursday, March 12, 2020
New Jersey company of posing as a local florist.They say instead of getting the flowers they ordered, they’re left with disappointing bouquets and broken hearts.When his local florist closed, Brian Woodruff, of Toms River, ordered a $70 “Ruby Romance” bouquet for his wife from TroysFlorist.com.“When I send her flowers, they’re usually nice and bigger. They’re big,” he told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.Pictured on the right is the $70 bouquet Troys Florist customer Brian Woodruff ordered online, pictured on the left is the bouquet that was received (Photos Provided)His wife ended up receiving something worth a fraction of the price.“Very simple, very cheap, very disappointed,” Woodruff said.It was the same story when Susan Hatch, of Texas, thought she was sending a $100 “Beauty in Bloom” for a relative’s 105th birthday.Pictured on the left is the $100 arrangement Troys Florist customer Susan Hatch ordered online, pictured on the right is the arrangement that was received (Photos Provided)“Googled ‘local florists in Park Ridge, Illinois’ and they came to the top of the search engine,” Hatch said.Each time CBS2 searched for a “local florist” — from Plano, Texas, to West Milford, New Jersey — Troys Florist was one of the top results, boasting it’s a “family-run b... https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/02/12/troys-florist-scam/
GTPulse: Create Your Own Designer Floral Arrangements at Home With Floral Underground - 9&10 NewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
I thought about that the other day when a friend of mine talked about how much she loves having fresh flowers in the house, and whenever she has guests she makes sure to pick some up. Derek Woodruff has made a life out of providing plants and floral arrangements for lovers of flowers and beauty throughout the Midwest.“My favorite flower is a carnation, which most people are baffled by,” Derek said.I certainly was baffled. As a young lady, it’s been ingrained in me that carnations are cheap. The redheaded stepchild of fresh-cut flowers.“The stigma is they’re a grocery store flower, they’re cheap, you get them in high school. But, the varieties of carnations that are available nowadays, the color palettes are really beautiful, they last forever, they don’t make the water gross. There’s lots of reasons.”He knows what he’s talking about. Derek has been working with flowers since high school. Initially, Derek was drawn to architecture. He liked the design aspect of drafting but found that the math and numbers were more dominant than the artistry. “We had to do these occupational research reports and we got to choose whatever we wanted to do. I was obsessed with Jurassic Park at the time and I thought, ‘paleobotany that sounds like a cool thing.’ So I started researching that.”Paleobotany studies fossilized plants. So while other people were obsessed with dinosaurs from prehistoric times, Derek was interested in the plants from times past. Derek’s high school offered a vocational program that focused on plant science, when he started he was given two options; landscaping or floral design... https://www.9and10news.com/2019/12/05/gtpulse-create-your-own-designer-floral-arrangements-at-home-with-floral-underground/
Jasmine Rae Floral Design offers flowers and more at new main street shop - Eagle News OnlineWednesday, March 31, 2021
I can’t wait to gain more over time.”Born in Syracuse, Rae moved to southern California with her mother at the age of four, returning to CNY each year to visit family and friends.The florist discovered her interest in design at the age of 20 while working at a beachside hotel in California.“We would receive a beautiful floral arrangement for the lobby weekly, and something just clicked in me that designing was something I wanted to pursue,” she said. “From there I traveled to LA and San Francisco, taking course after course on designing and also working in shops and design studios. Over the past 10 years I’ve lived in four different states, always with the same career and end goal in mind.”After deciding to settle down in Central New York to be near her family, Rae began searching for a perfect location to open a shop.“I found it here, in the heart of Cazenovia,” she said. “The amount of creativity and support in this community is so inspiring and something I am very excited to be a part of.”For more information, visit the Jasmine Rae Floral Design Facebook page, or call 315-815-5043. Related ... https://eaglenewsonline.com/new/business/2021/03/15/jasmine-rae-floral-design-offers-flowers-and-more-at-new-main-street-shop/
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.
7 Important Things to Consider Before Ordering Flowers Online - Hurricane Valley TimesWednesday, March 31, 2021
Delivery AreaEven though online florists provide an extremely accessible flower buying experience, not every florist can ensure delivery to every single part of the US. For example, if you or your giftee live in a more isolated part of the country, like in a remote area or a rural location, florists can’t guarantee that your flowers can be delivered in the best condition.Not all florists have the same exact shipping capabilities. Some can deliver to more addresses than others, so it’s important to look at more than one online store. Before you officially place your order, be sure to confirm that the provider you want can actually send it over to your target address.2. Delivery SpeedGift giving is certainly no easy task. That’s why flowers always come in as the most reliable solution anytime you’re stuck on what to do. They make for an easy grab on a quick trip to your local florist or supermarket.However, the situation might be a little different for ordering online. That’s because not all websites can provide fast last-minute flower deliveries. If you’re running out of time and need your bouquet to be shipped as soon as possible, ensure that your selected vendor can do same-day or next-day delivery.3. Professional AffiliationThere are plenty of florists that are involved with a floral wire service such as FTD, Teleflora, and several others. These wire services are essentially established companies that work at the center of all the order exchanges and fulfillment between local florists and third-party sale agents.Additionally, many other vendors are also affiliated with other industry groups and trade organizations, such as The Society of American Florists.When it comes to picking out a vendor, it’s in your best interest to rank those that professionally affiliate with these floral wire services, groups, and organizations higher. That’s because they can signify a commitment to the craft, a level of professionalism, and heightened credibility.4. Payment OptionsNowadays, there are far more options to pay for gifts than cash alone. That’s especially true for online purchases. While you can always use the most popular method of using a credit card to pay for your flowers, some flower delivery services have actually expanded the number of payment methods they can accept. How about that for inclusivity and convenience?If you’d rather pay with PayPal, Bitcoin, or in whatever alternative way you prefer, you can scout out some of the flower vendors that can accommodate you the best.5. PricingWithout a doubt, pricing should be one of the top factors to consider when ordering flowers on the web. That’s where you may need to step in with a little research, because not every flower vendor will offer the same prices.Some may be conveniently cheaper than others, but never sacrifice good quality for a low bargain. Don... https://hvtimes.com/7-important-things-to-consider-before-ordering-flowers-online/
Grieving residents pour into Boulder flower shop to show support for victims - The Denver ChannelWednesday, March 31, 2021
BOULDER, Colo. — Flowers arrangements and roses are moving fast at Boulder Gardens Florist as people pay their respects for the lives lost in the King Soopers mass shooing in Boulder Monday.Joshua Dusk is a florist at Boulder Gardens Florist. He’s been there for about a year but has 22 years of experience. He moves quickly with each arrangement, but behind every perfectly placed flower, there is intention.“You know, you can’t take it [the pain] away, but I get to be in a position where I can help that healing process with creative energy,” Dusk said. “I like using different colors to heal.”Calls have been pouring into Boulder Gardens Florist for arrangements and deliveries to the police departments, the memorial and the families of the victims.Heidi Lunsford, an employee at the flower shop, says flowers help people showcase their support and cope with the tragic loss at a time when many feel helpless.Aaron Pilling dropped by the shop and picked up ten red roses — one for each victim — and two bouquets of flowers. He plans to attend a vigil with friends.“I think I fee... https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/grieving-residents-pour-into-boulder-flower-shop-to-show-support-for-victims
Fleurs de Villes: Free self-guided walk through downtown Vancouver's Christmas floral trail - Vancouver Is AwesomeWednesday, March 31, 2021
December with a stroll in downtown Vancouver highlighted by 30 beautiful fresh floral installations.It's the second annual Fleurs de Villes Noel Vancouver, a holiday celebration featuring top florists from around the city and their stunning displays, set up along Robson and Alberni streets. Use the map to follow the 'Floral Trail' as you walk past the stunning creations, displayed outdoors for all to enjoy. Be sure to adhere to social distancing best practices as you enjoy your self-guided stroll.Fluers de Villes takes places at various times of year in cities across the globe, from London to Seattle, as well as in several Canadian cities. Other Fleurs de Villes events have been curated around Vancouver over the past few years, though this is the second time there's been a Christmastime display. (Great news, too, as Fleurs de Villes has pinned down June dates for a return to Robson and Alberni with springtime blooms!)Running December 4 through 13, Fleurs de Villes Noel is a chance to get some fresh air and exercise, do a little shopping, and enjoy the talents of our local florists.You'll find the map and details about each of the presenting florists online here.Here are some images of last y... https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/walk-free-floral-trail-pop-up-installations-fleurs-de-villes-christmas-vancouver-2020-3152912