bouquets flowers – Bloom Online India http://bloomonlineindia.com/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 22:07:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bloomonlineindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png bouquets flowers – Bloom Online India http://bloomonlineindia.com/ 32 32 day in the life: a florist on Valentine’s Day | News, Sports, Jobs https://bloomonlineindia.com/day-in-the-life-a-florist-on-valentines-day-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 22:07:24 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/day-in-the-life-a-florist-on-valentines-day-news-sports-jobs/ Simply Blooming owner Lisa Eikamp (rear) is still smiling after a long day spent in the back of her floral shop in downtown Traer creating Valentine’s Day arrangements while her friend Lindsey Phillips works in the foreground. Simply Blooming had well over 50 orders this year on Valentine’s Day, combined with […]]]>



Simply Blooming owner Lisa Eikamp (rear) is still smiling after a long day spent in the back of her floral shop in downtown Traer creating Valentine’s Day arrangements while her friend Lindsey Phillips works in the foreground. Simply Blooming had well over 50 orders this year on Valentine’s Day, combined with another 50 bouquet deliveries to North Tama School on the Friday before the big holiday. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

One of the biggest parties of the year took place this week for retail florists nationwide.

In Traer, the staff at Simply Blooming flower and gift shop take their Valentine’s Day experience to the next level.

Every year, those meandering down 2nd Street on Valentine’s Day are likely to find a trail of rose petals guiding shoppers into the store where an entire team of workers bustle around the store to ensure that everyone in and around Traer has what they need for their special someone on Valentine’s Day.

Simply Blooming, owned by Lisa Eikamp, ​​has been a mainstay in downtown Traer for 15 years.

“We’re just having fun, and my staff are amazing,” said Eikamp. “I even have a lot of people volunteering to help us over the holidays because it’s so much fun to deliver. Everyone likes to see the smiles when they deliver the flowers.

It’s a family event! Lisa Eikamp (left), owner of Simply Blooming, is pictured in the back of her flower shop with her parents Pat and Bonnie Harrison (centre) and brother Nick Harrison late in the day on February 14. Eikamp’s family members help him every year with Valentine’s Day deliveries. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

For Eikamp, ​​big parties like Valentine’s Day at the florist‘s are a family affair. She estimates that nearly a dozen family members, staff and volunteers are present on Valentine’s Day to ensure the operation runs smoothly.

One of Eikamp’s highlights during the holiday season, including Valentine’s Day, is a program where Simply Blooming donates flowers to Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer so that every resident can have a bouquet on valentines day.

She said Monday they would often make multiple trips to Sunrise Hill to deliver both their own donations, other community donations as well as personal orders from family members.

This year, the shop also provided between 60 and 80 candy bouquets to children in the community.

Eikamp said Valentine’s Day presents a few unique experiences that differ from other major holidays where flowers play a major role.

A Valentine’s Day floral arrangement receives the finishing touches late afternoon on February 14 at Lisa Eikamp’s flower shop, Simply Blooming, in downtown Traer. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Valentine’s Day comes down to a single day of celebration compared to Mother’s Day or the Christmas holidays which last a few days or even an entire season. She added that the Valentine’s Day clientele was also an interesting change of pace.

“Men as a customer make the day fun and unique,” said Eikamp. “It’s just something a little different from my norm. Normally, women are my clients. And so for that day, you know, it’s mostly men.

Eikamp said after 16 years of working in the community, she’s been able to thread the needle in figuring out what her customers will want and how much to buy for a holiday season.

Unsurprisingly, red roses still reign supreme for many Valentine’s Day shoppers, though Eikamp said he’s noticed mixed arrangements have grown in popularity in recent years.

Last year, Eikamp said his cost of buying wholesale roses had “increased enormously” which led to price increases for rose bouquets.

Flowers line the store, waiting to be included as part of a special Valentine’s Day arrangement at Simply Blooming in Traer town center on February 14. Photos by Ruby F. Bodeker

Patty Seuss, who works for Eikamp at Simply Blooming, said the Valentine’s Day preparation process for Eikamp’s company is more than lining up flowers and getting them ready.

“It’s the bows and the vases and the bears, you know, all Lisa needs to get to make sure we have everything we need for the holidays,” said Seuss. “It’s just a lot of merchandising in general. There is someone who comes specifically to inflate the balloons that come out with the controls. And all this requires a lot of investment.

Eikamp said one thing customers might easily overlook when sending or receiving an arrangement is that each flower has been personally touched and prepared by florists before it’s ready to be part of the St. someone’s valentine.

“Each flower is examined and we make sure it is of sufficient quality for us before putting it into an arrangement”, said Eikamp.

For many florists, 2022 represents their first opportunity to experience the Valentine’s Day holiday under more normal conditions since the pandemic began.

Wreath of roses awaiting that special someone on Valentine’s Day this year at Traer Simply Blooming’s downtown floral boutique. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Last year’s holiday fell on a Sunday, and some pandemic hesitation may have affected some shoppers’ shopping habits.

Eikamp said last Friday that her store had already reached the total number of Valentine’s Day orders it had received throughout the 2021 holiday.

During a one-day holiday period like Valentine’s Day, delivery coordination efforts for a rural florist like Simply Blooming require an expert level of detail.

Eikamp said his store’s footprint is large given the rural areas surrounding Traer and the lack of competition in many small towns. This year she has orders from as far as La Porte City, Vinton, Reinbeck and Tama.

With the high temperature below zero on Monday, the store also had to pack all of its orders coming out to protect the flowers from the cold air.

Eikamp’s tips for keeping flower arrangements looking their best aren’t out of the ordinary, though she said they’re simple things she hears people forget more than you might expect. .

“The easiest thing people forget about their flowers is not adding water to their base or container,” said Eikamp. “For the most part they should be kept out of direct sunlight. A lot of people think they have to put them in the window for them to bloom, but all they do is cause them to expire longer. quickly.

“We keep them in the cooler, and that’s for a reason,” Seuss intervened. They like to be cool, but not frozen.

Simply Blooming is one of only two operating flower shops in Tama County. They are located at 518 2nd St. in downtown Traer and can be reached by phone at 319-478-8585, online at www.simplybloomingtraer.com or on Facebook at Simply Blooming.



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Your favorite florist in Cambridge https://bloomonlineindia.com/your-favorite-florist-in-cambridge/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 21:50:53 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/your-favorite-florist-in-cambridge/ In 21st century America, anything and everything is subject to commercialization – Christmas, the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day. Even our love and affection have a price. Valentine’s Day is just another indicator of the celebration of capitalism in our country. We buy chocolate boxes filled with an assortment of treats, cheese pop-up cards, stuffed animals […]]]>

In 21st century America, anything and everything is subject to commercialization – Christmas, the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day. Even our love and affection have a price. Valentine’s Day is just another indicator of the celebration of capitalism in our country. We buy chocolate boxes filled with an assortment of treats, cheese pop-up cards, stuffed animals that say “I love you” when pressed, and bouquets of flowers to symbolize our love. What was once an elaborate celebration of love has turned into a materialistic exchange of objects.

But under the Valentine’s Day gift frenzy, Cambridge’s beloved florist, 31 Brattle Street Florist, represents the true value of the symbolic gesture and its importance to local businesses and their customers.

“People buy flowers because it’s the love day of the year, and it affects everyone of all ages – you buy flowers, chocolates and go out to dinner,” says Steven Zedros, director of Brattle Street Florist. For Zedros, flowers are more than a materialistic representation of love. “The gesture of giving flowers should be a weekly thing. It brightens people’s lives. With all the love he has for the store, he says, “My strengths are the people you meet, without any doubt, and the creativity behind the release of the product.”

The shop was founded in 1917 by George, Stavros and John Gomatos as a family business. Zedros has worked at the store since the age of nine and is the third generation of the family business. “I came after primary, middle and high school. All my life I have come here to work,” Zedros said. After 98 years of ownership of the store, Zedros’ family sold the business to a new owner 9 years ago.

Brattle Street Florist has maintained a loyal fanbase over the years. According to avid customer and Harvard School of Engineering professor, William Frasschaert, “It’s such a welcoming place…it’s really a tradition here in Harvard Square. I’m glad Steven is continuing in Harvard Square and still around. Like many customers, Professor Frasschaert returns to the store not only for the flowers, but also for the personal connection. “It means a lot to me to walk into a place and be here for so long, people know you by name – that’s really the best thing,” he says.

“The gesture of giving flowers should be a weekly thing. It brightens people’s lives.

Sharing this same passion, Sarah Lynch ’22 says, “The people who work in this store are incredibly dear to me. Growing up with a mother who gardened frequently, Lynch felt the sense of community at Brattle Street Florist. “Florists are not just places of business, but community centers, places of gathering,” she says.

For Zedros too, the store is not just a business, it is a family and friendly nest. “People you meet here, it’s just the best place to be,” he says. “Students come back for reunions and it’s amazing to see what people have done with their lives – you hear great stories.

Zedros and his colleagues have managed to deliver that same feeling to their customers. “As soon as I walked into this store, I felt like home,” Lynch shares. Upon entering the store, customers often greet Zedros and his employees with hugs and ask how their families are doing, Lynch says. While consumerist culture certainly has its critics, certain freebies play a bigger role in building community and sustaining our most cherished local businesses, like Brattle Street Florist.

Altering their original plan to close 31 Brattle Street, Zedros and his family decided to extend their lease until March so they could be open for Valentine’s Day. They hope to move to Harvard Square on April 1. “It’s not certain yet if we’re moving to another location, but it’s looking really strong,” Zedros says. In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, he wants to make the store’s presence known: “We will be there on business for Valentine’s Day!

Ariel Beck ’25 (arielbeck@college.harvard.edu) is looking for a valentine to buy her heart-shaped chocolates.

Graphic of Marina Zoullas ’23

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Our days are punctuated by scouting for new talent, attending market meet-ups and scrolling through Instagram to unearth the products, people and news you really need to know. Here’s what we slack off on this week.

Carved in stone: Simone Bodmer-Turner at Matter

Photograph by Marco Galloway

When artist Simone Bodmer-Turner and Matter come together for a gallery exhibition, we know it’s going to be good. The Brooklyn-based sculptor’s inaugural exhibition, “Take Part In,” is on view at the Matter space in downtown New York from today through April 1. Although its striking stoneware pieces may appear to be pure sculpture at first glance, many are also functional, such as the eight-drawer credenza with quirky labeled compartments, the table lamp with a playful version of a pull chain, and the sprung chairs (dare I say are comfortable?). —Julia Stevens, Associate Style Editor

Pillow Theft: Block Shop x In Casa by Paboy

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

A good thing to get out of the pandemic? Block Shop’s pillow collaboration with In Casa by Paboy (the two textile brands first contacted each other on Instagram during lockdown). Production was a global affair: Block Shop’s graphic and block-print sheets, designed in Los Angeles and made in India, traveled to Italy, where Gambian refugee Paboy Bojang used it, along with colorful cotton from Naples, to sew by hand. a limited series of her ruffled and fringed confections. Bojang’s signature red zipper is the literal cherry on the top, uh, back. —Lindsey Mather, Editorial Director, Hospitality

Flowers for spring: GJ Florist

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Photograph by Trip Davis

There’s a new florist in town, just in time for Valentine’s Day. GJ Flower Shop, the newest addition to LA’s favorite restaurant group that brought us Gjelina and Gjusta, creates custom arrangements and seasonal bouquets using flowers from SoCal farms. The best part? He focuses on minimizing their environmental impact by keeping a selection of local and seasonal stems. I’ll be stopping in Venice this weekend to check it out, as well as the new Gjusta Grocer next door. —Cassandra McCook, Associate Social Editor

Wall to wall: Eskayel x Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Wallpaper

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Bring out the watercolors! Furniture favorite Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams continues its quest for home dominance with a new line of wallpapers. The brand has teamed up with Eskayel, a New York-based textile studio known for its painterly palette, to launch a six-pattern collection that revisits modern Americana. Think how good your couch looks over a minimal bandana print or the classic Dogwood Dream floral pattern. —Kate McGregor, Associate Editor

Full steam ahead: Sauna Lodge Urban Cowboy

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Courtesy of Urban Cowboy Lodge

Hot tubs get all the winter love, but during a recent stay at Urban Cowboy Lodge in New York’s Catskills, where there’s a clawfoot tub in every room, I spotted an amenity still more attractive: an Estonian sauna on the lawn. The weekend I was there the temperatures were in the single digits which turned out to be the perfect weather for a 15 minute break in the 200 degree spruce shingle sauna and then a roll in fresh snow. —Julie Vadnal, Associate Editor

Supermarket: Miami pop-up grocery store

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Photograph by Jeanne Canto

Miami, you’ve found yourself a new grocer (for now). Pop-Up Grocer has rightly dropped its very colorful and bright anchor in Wynwood for the month of February, bringing with it over 130 food and drink brands to buy in person, many of which I personally love, like Ghia, Acid League, Fly by Jing, Wavy, Red Clay and Haven’s Kitchen. The store, a primary and tropical color playground for packaging nerds, was designed by locals Chaz Capobianco of Capoco and Elizabeth Jaime of Calma, and also hosts a daily menu of Fernanda Quintero’s baked creations. . Can’t come this time? Just click “add to cart” on her surprise grocery box. —Samantha Weiss-Hills, Associate Business Editor

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Milton’s mom gives away as many bouquets of flowers as she sells – Boston 25 News https://bloomonlineindia.com/miltons-mom-gives-away-as-many-bouquets-of-flowers-as-she-sells-boston-25-news/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 22:28:33 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/miltons-mom-gives-away-as-many-bouquets-of-flowers-as-she-sells-boston-25-news/ MILTON, Mass. – Flowers are blooming and business is booming for Jenn DeBarge Goonan as she prepares Valentine’s Day arrangements in her kitchen. “I like flowers that you don’t usually find in grocery stores, for example. I like unique flowers and then creating arrangements that are a little different,” she said. The mum-of-three from Milton, […]]]>

MILTON, Mass. – Flowers are blooming and business is booming for Jenn DeBarge Goonan as she prepares Valentine’s Day arrangements in her kitchen. “I like flowers that you don’t usually find in grocery stores, for example. I like unique flowers and then creating arrangements that are a little different,” she said.

The mum-of-three from Milton, who works full time, started a part-time flower business from her home last year. It’s called Bravo to the flowers. Jenn says it helped her through those tough times. “I really started gardening and floriculture because of the pandemic. I really needed a way to channel all the anxiety into a creative outlet,” Jenn said.

This creative outlet transformed his family’s garden. Right now it’s covered in snow, so she’s using flowers from the Boston and Chelsea flower markets, but in the summer there will be beautiful flower beds. In the fall, Jenn planted over a thousand tulips. When they bloom, many of them will be given away for free. “Everyone has their own way of giving in the world and my way of doing is to grow and then give flowers to those I love and also to those who may need a bright spot in their day,” he said. she declared.

Jenn lights up the lives of many people. For every bouquet she sells, she donates it to a local hospice or senior center, including the Winter Valley Residences in Milton. “Last year I gave away about 200 free bouquets and I hope to make 400 arrangements this year, which will trigger 400 free flower donations to those in need,” she said.

Jenn has already delivered flowers to seniors and plans to deliver more next week. Her next big event will be Mother’s Day.

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Bluebird Care Shropshire donates bouquets of flowers to customers on ‘Blue Monday’ https://bloomonlineindia.com/bluebird-care-shropshire-donates-bouquets-of-flowers-to-customers-on-blue-monday/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:46:53 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/bluebird-care-shropshire-donates-bouquets-of-flowers-to-customers-on-blue-monday/ Photo: A flower delivery Submitted by Elliott Hawkes Customers of Bluebird Care Shropshire all received bouquets of flowers on Blue Monday from the care provider. Blue Monday, January 17, is known as the ‘most depressing day of the year’ and after the festive season the team at Bluebird Care Shropshire thought it would be a […]]]>

Photo: A flower delivery

Submitted by Elliott Hawkes

Customers of Bluebird Care Shropshire all received bouquets of flowers on Blue Monday from the care provider.

Blue Monday, January 17, is known as the ‘most depressing day of the year’ and after the festive season the team at Bluebird Care Shropshire thought it would be a good idea to give back to their customers. .

After discussions about what they could do, Bluebird Care Shropshire decided to give each of their customers a bouquet of flowers.

The team then contacted three local florists who were delighted to play a role in the effort to boost community morale.

It turned out to be a huge success, with each of their customers extremely grateful for this thoughtful and kind gift.

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Bluebird Care Shropshire provide exceptional home care for clients and also specialize in working with clients with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions in the Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Church Stretton area.

Speaking about their contribution to the campaign, the John R Thomas Florists team, Church Stretton, said: “We were very happy to help with the flowers for ‘Blue Monday’. We like to make people smile. Small acts of kindness are very important in today’s world!

A customer with her flowers

Tracey Austin of Hobo Florists, Oswestry added: “This is the third time we have provided flowers to Bluebird Care Shropshire. We are very happy to have been involved in Blue Monday again and to support an important day for many people.

Julie Nicholas, owner of Julie Nicholas Florists, Shrewsbury, said: “It’s always a pleasure to be part of Blue Monday and put smiles on people’s faces.”

Reflecting on the importance of this campaign, Claire Flavell, Director of Care at Bluebird Care Shropshire, said: ‘Blue Monday is known as the most depressing day of the year, the lull after Christmas. We wanted to make sure our customers didn’t feel ‘blue’, and instead our goal was to lift their spirits and give them something to smile about.

“At Bluebird Care Shropshire, we always think carefully about each of our customers’ needs. Our individualized, tailored care plans go far beyond simply providing care.

“Understanding their personalities and traits makes all the difference – it’s one of the main reasons why so many local individuals and families trust us and rely on us to support their loved ones. Small acts of kindness like this these do a lot and are essential to our work.

“A role at Bluebird Care Shropshire allows you to make a real difference in someone’s life, which is something very special.

“We urge those considering care options for their loved ones to contact us to discuss how we can help them live comfortable and meaningful lives in the comfort of their own homes.”

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Valentine’s Day flower arrangement ideas for someone special https://bloomonlineindia.com/valentines-day-flower-arrangement-ideas-for-someone-special/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:11:51 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/valentines-day-flower-arrangement-ideas-for-someone-special/ Valentine’s Day and flowers are a tale as old as time. Whether you’re giving an arrangement to that special someone in your life or adding a touch of romance to your tablescape during the holidays, we’ve rounded up our favorite arrangements that celebrate the day of love. Valentine’s Day flower arrangements don’t have to be […]]]>

Valentine’s Day and flowers are a tale as old as time. Whether you’re giving an arrangement to that special someone in your life or adding a touch of romance to your tablescape during the holidays, we’ve rounded up our favorite arrangements that celebrate the day of love. Valentine’s Day flower arrangements don’t have to be over the top and dramatic to show someone you care. They can be as simple as buying your Valentine’s favorite flower and arranging them in a beautiful vase. Taking the time to put the flowers in a vase, rather than storing them in the cellophane wrapping, is an extra step that will mean more to your loved one than you might think. They’ll be especially impressed when they hear you made them a Valentine’s Day bouquet and didn’t pick it up at the store (although that’s always a welcome gesture, if the flower arrangement isn’t your cup of tea).

Heirloom Carnation Arrangement

Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Carolyn Chen

As far as the flower arrangement is concerned, stick to this formula: height + cluster + hero. Always focus on one flower that will be the hero of the arrangement – it may be your Valentine’s favorite flower. Next, choose a flower or trim that has height and structure. Finally, when arranging the flowers in your vase, group a variety of flowers and charges together, rather than placing multiple hero flowers together in one area. You can buy flower bouquets at any grocery store, and some florists sell flowers by the stem, so you can buy them for your own DIY needs. It’s always good to keep in mind which flowers will be in season for the holidays, but most stores also carry popular flowers that may be out of their traditional growing season.

Along with offering several flower arrangement ideas for Valentine’s Day, we’ve also done some research on the meanings of the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers. Roses, of course, symbolize love, while peonies are the flower of compassion. Camellias, a Southern favorite, represent fidelity, so you’re sure to know your lover is here for the long haul if they show up with a group of these blushing beauties. No matter what style of flower or arrangement you give your Valentine, just remember that nothing says “I thought of you” quite like a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Arrangement Rose and Amaryllis

Roses, which symbolize love, form a bold accord with amaryllis flowers, which represent the pride of a relationship. Show your partner how you really feel about them with this simple and elegant bouquet. Find a wide-mouthed vase and cut the floral foam to fit the vase before soaking it. Trim the stems of your flowers so that they create a dome shape (as seen in the photo) when arranged in the foam.

Red and Gold Roses Christmas Centerpiece

Red and Gold Roses Christmas Centerpiece

Flower arrangement gift bag

Materials

  • 1 bunch of tulips (10 stems)

  • florist scissors or shears

  • floral preservative

  • A 14-ounce can of coffee or a large pot

  • florist ribbon

  • Valentine’s Day gift bag

Step 1: Cut the elastic that holds the flowers together and cut an inch off the bottom of each stem. Remove excess foliage, leaving only a few leaves. Put the stems in a bucket of clean water with floral preservative and place them in a cool, dark place for several hours or overnight to condition the flowers.

2nd step: Make a grid across the opening of the box with florist’s tape to accommodate several stems in each square. Wrap tape around the container several times to secure all the pieces.

Step 3: Fill the container half full with water. Place it in the gift bag and arrange the flowers, distributing the stems evenly in the grid.

Step 4: Deliver the arrangement. Flowers last longer in a cool environment, so don’t leave them in a hot car for long.

Florist’s secret: The tulip is one of the few flowers that continues to grow after being cut, so the arrangement will change a little each day.

Easy Flowers for Valentine's Day

Easy Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Arrangement of Peonies and Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Place a ball of chicken wire in a shallow, wide-mouthed vase filled with water. Spread variegated pittosporum (the white-edged leaves) and oakleaf hydrangea sprigs (the cone-shaped flowers) on either side of the arrangement. Add a cluster of peonies towards the lower midsection to give it weight before tucking in the oakleaf hydrangea leaves towards the lower right. If you can’t find oakleaf hydrangeas at any of your local florists, you can substitute any similarly shaped flower or one that adds height to the arrangement.

Oakleaf Hydrangea and Peony Centerpiece on Dining Table

Oakleaf Hydrangea and Peony Centerpiece on Dining Table

The $25 Rose Display

A classic florist trick gives roses a dramatic arch. Form a grid on top of the vase with florist’s tape and arrange the roses so that they cover the grid. This helps the roses maintain the desired arrangement shape.

MATERIALS: a dozen roses + florist’s ribbon

VASE: glass pitcher

The $25 Rose Display: Step 3

The $25 Rose Display: Step 3

potted orchids

It’s easy to buy a potted orchid from your local florist. Orchids are said to represent rare and exotic beauty. When choosing an orchid from the store, check its roots to make sure they are plump and white or green in color. A healthy orchid will also have bright green leaves, several small flower buds on the plant, and a strong stem holding its flowers.

potted orchids

potted orchids

Bright red arrangement

Arrange several bouquets of red tulips, roses and ranunculus in a container in your home for a monochromatic look with lots of texture. All you’ll need to achieve this look is a wide-mouthed vase, soaked floral foam cut to the shape of the vase, and two to three bouquets of flowers of your choice.

Lay out the flowers on the table

Lay out the flowers on the table

The $20 Statement Bouquet

Create a lush, artistic look by pairing some greenery (cut straight from the yard) with a few showy flowers. Secure loose stems with florist’s wire and wrap them with twine. You can even bring your own vase from home when giving this bouquet.

MATERIALS: mixed bouquet + greenery + florist wire + string

VASE: any large glass cylinder

The $20 Statement Bouquet

The $20 Statement Bouquet

Basket of buds

We love how the colors in this arrangement scream “be my Valentine”. You can use any basket around your house and cover it with a plastic bag. Cut the floral foam to fit the shape of the basket and soak it in water. When arranging your flowers, be sure to vary the height at which you cut your flowers. We’ve used roses and tulips here with green mastic, but you can use whatever flowers you have on hand. For added drama, use a pencil to roll up any long leaves that may hang over the edge of the basket.

Tulip Basket Centerpiece

Tulip Basket Centerpiece

Extraordinary carnation display

Carnations are a hardy flower. Although they can be misunderstood, impress your valentine with a display of different colored carnations that won’t disappoint. Learn more about how to style carnations here.

Heirloom Carnation Arrangement

Heirloom Carnation Arrangement

Charming camellia buds

Who knew those camellia flowers in your garden might come in handy? Make a group arrangement with fresh clippings and place them in any small vases you have around your home. This arrangement would also be pretty for a small table.

Camellia windowsill

Camellia windowsill

Swirling Tulips

This arrangement is as simple as possible. After cutting your tulip stems to the same height, place them all together in a wide-mouthed vase. Lightly swirl the tulips to create a diagonal pattern with their stems. Wrap the hanging leaves around a pencil for a corkscrew effect.

Classic bouquet

Classic bouquet

Minimalist bud vases

If you’re having a Valentine’s Day party and are looking for a simple arrangement that uses clippings from your garden, try adding a few fresh flowers to small bud vases. The tighter the bud, the longer the flowering will last. A variety of spike flowers and closed buds add interest to any grouping.

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Clear and white bud vase grouping white flowers and greenery

silver glitter

Pull out your favorite silver Valentine’s vase that Grandma passed down and use it as a sparkly vase for your arrangement. If you don’t have a silver vase on hand, any vase will look just as pretty. In this arrangement we have used foxgloves and snapdragons to top the larger vase, and peonies have been used in the smaller vases.

Peony, Foxglove and Snapdragons Arranged in Silver Vessels

Peony, Foxglove and Snapdragons Arranged in Silver Vessels

Sunflower bud vases

Sunflowers might not be the first flower you think of for a holiday celebrating love, but these flowers represent adoration and devoted love – two qualities to look for in any relationship. Due to their weight, sunflowers need a sturdy container to display their sunny blooms. Here, we’ve used vintage mason jars and tied ribbons around their mouths for a cheerful, laid-back bouquet.

vintage ships

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Random Buds of Kindness: Florist leaving bouquets of joy around town https://bloomonlineindia.com/random-buds-of-kindness-florist-leaving-bouquets-of-joy-around-town/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 23:49:00 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/random-buds-of-kindness-florist-leaving-bouquets-of-joy-around-town/ [ad_1] DAVID UNWIN / Tips The owner of the thicket, Sarah Romanos, leaves “drops of kindness” of flowers around PahÄ«atua to spread joy and thanks. A florist who left the Wellington company to open a studio in PahÄ«atua is spreading buds of kindness throughout the city. Sarah Romanos started her florist business Thicket in October, […]]]>


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The owner of the thicket, Sarah Romanos, leaves “drops of kindness” of flowers around Pahīatua to spread joy and thanks.

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The owner of the thicket, Sarah Romanos, leaves “drops of kindness” of flowers around Pahīatua to spread joy and thanks.

A florist who left the Wellington company to open a studio in Pahīatua is spreading buds of kindness throughout the city.

Sarah Romanos started her florist business Thicket in October, but opened her shop and studio on Main Street for a week.

The company has already made a name for itself in the town of Tararua for Romanos’ mission to spread the buds of kindness.

She left bouquets of flowers in various places, with people invited to enjoy the flowers before passing them on to others.

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Romanos said it was about spreading joy during a time dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as a way to feel good about spreading Thicket.

“After the year we’ve all had, a little bit of kindness doesn’t go astray.

“It’s one way I’ve thought of to spread some cheer this time of year.”

Sarah Romanos says leaving flowers around Pahīatua is a way to bring joy after an extremely difficult year for everyone.

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Sarah Romanos says leaving flowers around Pahīatua is a way to bring joy after an extremely difficult year for everyone.

Pahīatua town center was recently renovated, so there were lots of cool places to drop bunches of cuteness, she said.

People were messaging and posting on social media after finding flowers, with many claiming it made their day.

A local funeral director found a drop and paid for it by passing it on to someone else, she said.

“It stimulates an attitude of generosity. “

The business was entering a busy time, with preparations for Christmas, wedding season and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, but Romanos planned to continue making cuteness drops.

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Sarah Romanos left a civil service job in Wellington to start a Thicket florist business in Pahīatua.

PahÄ«atua was on the road between Wellington and Hawke’s Bay, so people passing through may be able to find a bunch to share, she said.

She previously worked in the public sector in Wellington, but she and her family moved to Pahīatua three months ago for a lifestyle change.

“Life here is relaxing. It’s calm and easy here.

She had always loved to dress flowers and had weddings for her family and friends, including her own wedding, so she decided to start Thicket.

Sarah Romanos wants to use as many flowers as possible from neighboring growers.

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Sarah Romanos wants to use as many flowers as possible from neighboring growers.

The store and studio previously housed florists, but it took them 30 days of hard work to upgrade, she said.

Her husband could work on his law firm in the back office while the slanted window in the front was perfect for displaying flowers, she said.

The vision was to make Thicket a sustainable business, working with local producers and seasonal produce to serve the people of the lower North Island.

Tararua and the surrounding areas had many brilliant flower growers, while working in an industry mostly run by women was exciting, she said.

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How a Holt woman made crepe paper flower bouquets a thriving business https://bloomonlineindia.com/how-a-holt-woman-made-crepe-paper-flower-bouquets-a-thriving-business/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:01:09 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/how-a-holt-woman-made-crepe-paper-flower-bouquets-a-thriving-business/ [ad_1] HOLT – Liz Carter took a part-time job at a Colorado flower shop, hoping to meet new people, and instead fell in love with the flower business. Fast forward more than a decade and Carter, 42, now with extensive experience in working with flowers and owner of her own boutique, built a business around […]]]>


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HOLT – Liz Carter took a part-time job at a Colorado flower shop, hoping to meet new people, and instead fell in love with the flower business.

Fast forward more than a decade and Carter, 42, now with extensive experience in working with flowers and owner of her own boutique, built a business around the design and sale of bouquets of flowers that will always be in bloom and never out of season.

Liz Carter of Unwilted in Holt has one of her paper flowers bloated with isopropyl alcohol on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at her workspace in Holt. Each flower is made from Italian crepe paper and handcrafted from Carter’s original designs.

Unwilted, the online business she founded in early 2019 from her home in Holt, offers floral bouquets and designs she designs from Italian crepe paper.

The delicate flowers are created from 100 pieces of foldable crepe paper in the shape of petals, buds and leaves. The bouquets that Carter arranges and assembles by hand are colorful, lifelike, and made to last longer than the real ones.

The crepe paper flower arrangements helped Carter rediscover a love for flowers she thought she had lost when she returned to Michigan in 2016.

It started as a hobby, something she tried after seeing examples of arrangements posted on Instagram.

Today, Unwilted is a successful and growing company. Carter, a graduate of Holt High School, ships her designs to customers throughout the United States and around the world.

This month, the company moved from Carter’s basement and garage to a 3,130 square foot suite near Delhi Commerce Drive.

“This new space will give me the space and the freedom to really open up more options, more availability, for the different types of products that we have,” Carter said.

An art form

To work with flowers is to be kind of an artist, Carter said.

Bouquets are emotional, meaningful, beautiful, Carter said, and organizing them takes creativity, as well as the ability to take what you have on hand and create something that fits a client’s needs.

Handcrafted paper flowers by local artist Liz Carter from Holt, seen Thursday, November 11, 2021, in her workspace for Unwilted in Holt.  The flowers are made from Italian crepe paper created from Carter's original designs.

Handcrafted paper flowers by local artist Liz Carter from Holt, seen Thursday, November 11, 2021, in her workspace for Unwilted in Holt. The flowers are made from Italian crepe paper created from Carter’s original designs.

“I think it’s such an interesting job because you are constantly working with seasonality,” she said of traditional flower arrangement. “Not only are you sending something that represents an emotion, but you are mostly working with what you already have in the cooler.”

In Colorado, Carter went from working in a flower shop to part-store owner for seven years.

After years of working long hours and weekends, she returned to Holt five years ago exhausted and convinced she was done with the flowers.

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Bouquets of flowers designed and arranged by local artist Liz Carter from Holt, pictured Thursday, November 11, 2021, in the Unwilted workspace in Holt. Each flower is handcrafted from Italian crepe paper created from Carter’s original designs.

I have to make a big change, Carter thought.

She met her husband Alex, moved to a new home, and then came across some examples of crepe paper flower designs.

“It was an old-fashioned art form, like crochet or knitting,” she said.

Carter began to dabble in making his own and realized that with crepe paper, flower designers aren’t limited by a season. For example, they can use peonies or tulips at any time of the year, and their arrangements will last longer than a week.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, there is so much potential here,’” Carter said.

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Expansion with a workspace in Holt

His business started small and grew in popularity. Then it attracted investors.

Carter went from designing and making each flower itself – each taking him between 30 minutes to an hour to complete – to developing individual prototypes and workbooks for making each variety, and then developing it. outsourcing of flower production.

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Liz Carter of Unwilted in Holt poses for a portrait on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in her new workspace. She designs flowers and floral arrangements individually handcrafted from Italian crepe paper.

The finished parts are shipped to Carter, who assembles the arrangements herself before shipping them to customers.

How close are they to fresh flowers?

“You can use some weights of this paper differently so that some of the petals are really, really airy, and some are a little more dense, and at the end of the day you put everything in a bunch together,” Carter said. “You end up having this realistic arrangement because you have all of these textures.”

Unfaded creations price range from $ 29 to $ 385, depending on the size of the arrangement.

“They’re full, they’re beautiful,” Carter said. “They’re at peak stage, so what you send out, what you see online, is what you’re going to get.”

Handcrafted paper flowers by local artist Liz Carter from Holt, seen Thursday, November 11, 2021, in her workspace for Unwilted in Holt.  The flowers are made from Italian crepe paper created from Carter's original designs.

Handcrafted paper flowers by local artist Liz Carter from Holt, seen Thursday, November 11, 2021, in her workspace for Unwilted in Holt. The flowers are made from Italian crepe paper created from Carter’s original designs.

She realized she had to move the business out of her home and garage this spring as she filled nearly 500 orders for Mother’s Day.

“It was crazy,” Carter said. “I was also seven months pregnant.”

His daughter Hazel is now five months old. Unwilted’s new workspace is a welcome next step, Carter said.

More space for the crepe paper flowers and more room to put together arrangements will mean more business, she said.

“I can take more orders and hire people,” Carter said. “I’m so excited because for me it’s super creative. I can just play with flowers all day.”

Visit Carter’s online store at www.unwilted.com .

Contact Rachel Greco at rgreco@lsj.com. Follow her on Twitter @GrecoatLSJ.

This article originally appeared in the Lansing State Journal: Unwilted, a crepe paper flower business, is expanding in Holt.

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Blackburn florist who collaborated with Vogue expands business https://bloomonlineindia.com/blackburn-florist-who-collaborated-with-vogue-expands-business/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/blackburn-florist-who-collaborated-with-vogue-expands-business/ [ad_1] A florist from Blackburn, who has collaborated with Vogue and made flower arrangements for celebrities, is expanding his business. Raysa Farah, the owner of Blackburn-based LK Verdant, has released some new merchandise. The newest products are oversized gray sweatshirts with a hand drawn illustrated design on the back. Raysa Farah, owner of LK Verdant, […]]]>


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A florist from Blackburn, who has collaborated with Vogue and made flower arrangements for celebrities, is expanding his business.

Raysa Farah, the owner of Blackburn-based LK Verdant, has released some new merchandise.

The newest products are oversized gray sweatshirts with a hand drawn illustrated design on the back.

Raysa Farah, owner of LK Verdant, based in Blackburn

It includes mini bouquets, butterflies, coffee mugs and the phrase “you are my type of flower”.

The design represents the ethics of the brand, which has grown steadily after the self-taught florist‘s collaboration with Vogue last year.

In October last year, Ms Farah was invited to film a step-by-step guide to making a vase arrangement for Vogue Weddings official Instagram account, at which point the demand for her products has blossomed.

Raysa said, “I always use social media to ask my clients what they want to see from me, and something that has been in demand for a while is branded merchandise.

“The people who support me and my brand resonate with LK Verdant’s ethics and the things that I love and that are important to me.

“The design shown on the sweatshirts includes many of my favorite things, including teddy bears, because I call my kids ‘teddy bears.’

“I’m grateful to be able to grow my business the way I am, all thanks to my loyal customers. “
Lancashire Telegraph: Raysa in the LK Verdant sweatshirt Raysa in the LK Verdant sweatshirt

The sweatshirts can be purchased from the LK Verdant website for £ 35, and the two oversized fits are suitable for sizes extra-small to extra-large.

The brand sold 90 of them in 48 hours, and while they were originally intended to be a limited edition, the team decided to keep them due to demand.

Working from her private studio in Lancashire, the former St Wilfrid High School student makes and sells bouquets of flowers, some of which are delivered in velvet hat boxes, to customers in the North West of England.

The entrepreneur and flower fanatic turned her hobby into a successful florist business, featured in OK! Magazine, Selfridges, ITVBe, Daily Mail and Sky News, providing celebrity weddings and creating flowers for people all over the world.

She worked on London Fashion Week and her arrangements were showcased with photographs of former Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter.

Raysa also got a phone call from the bosses of The Only Way Is Essex to provide wedding flowers to stars Elliott Wright and Sadie Stuart.

She will also host wreath-making sessions so locals can create beautiful arrangements for themselves.

Over the next two months, locals will also be able to attend one of two wreath-making workshops run by Raysa at the Mitton Hall Hotel near Clitheroe.

She invites 10 people to each session, and attendees will learn how to make luxurious wreaths, using seasonal and trendy flowers, and other elements. They can be displayed in homes or given as gifts to loved ones.

Lancashire Telegraph: a festive wreath made by Raysa A festive wreath made by Raysa

Rasya, 30, added: “The wreath-making workshops I run are for everyone – creative people, beginners, or anyone who enjoys working with nature or flowers. Participants will be able to choose from trendy and seasonal stems, flowers and fruits – fresh and dried – to include in their custom wreaths.

“I will guide people through the process, encouraging people to explore their individuality and even create a wreath that matches the interior of their home. At the end of the workshop, they will have a wonderful decoration to display in their home or to give to a loved one.

“No experience is required, it’s about having fun and giving people the chance to connect with their creative side in ways they can’t very often. We have given a lot of thought to the choice of the place, I want it to be comfortable, cute and create an atmosphere in which everyone will feel relaxed. We will have afternoon tea and lots of laughs.

The first workshop will take place on Sunday November 28 at 2:30 p.m. The second is Monday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m., both at the Mitton Hall hotel near Clitheroe. The cost for each workshop is £ 65. To find out more and secure your place, send an e-mail to info@lkverdant.com. www.lkverdant.com.


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Local florist distributes free flower bouquets to the community of Queensbury https://bloomonlineindia.com/local-florist-distributes-free-flower-bouquets-to-the-community-of-queensbury/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:45:31 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/local-florist-distributes-free-flower-bouquets-to-the-community-of-queensbury/ [ad_1] QUEENSBURY, NY (NEWS10) – Who Needs a Wednesday Pick-Up? If you are moving to the Queensbury / Glens Falls area, you might have a colorful surprise! A Queensbury florist is getting ready for the “Petal it Forward” program. On the march towards a world without Alzheimer’s: dozens march to fight against the disease on […]]]>


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QUEENSBURY, NY (NEWS10) – Who Needs a Wednesday Pick-Up? If you are moving to the Queensbury / Glens Falls area, you might have a colorful surprise! A Queensbury florist is getting ready for the “Petal it Forward” program.

For the seventh consecutive year, Binley Florist and Garden Center joins thousands of florists across the country to distribute free bouquets of flowers to locals to help brighten their day. The “petal it forward” program is a response to the Society of American Florists (SAF) data release showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

According to the SAF, when it comes to happiness, it is as good to give flowers as it is to receive. Eighty-eight percent of Americans say giving flowers makes them happy, while 80% say receiving flowers makes them happy. The report says that just being surrounded by flowers improves your mood. Seventy-six percent of Americans agree that having flowers at home or in the office improves their mood.

“We’re here to prove that the scientific research of the Society of American florists still does. The power of flowers, they just make you happy, ”said Lauren Lebowitz, deputy director of support at Binely Florist.

On Tuesday, Binley staff gathered 12,000 bunches of flowers before loading them into their truck. Then the best part, handing them out to 600 foreigners. The goal is to keep one bouquet and to “petal” the second bouquet to someone else.

“The reaction we are getting is just phenomenal. Everyone is so surprised; I saw tears from one of the parents, ”Lauren said. “It’s a wonderful feeling.”

The first stop was at Queensbury Primary School! “It’s really great, it made my day!” Queensbury’s mother Stephanie Belden said. When asked who she would give the second bouquet to, “I work at the Glens Falls Senior Center, so probably one of my elders,” she said.

Bringing joy to parents, children and children one petal at a time, the local florist hopes to continue the tradition of spreading kindness in the community 518.

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