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Connecticut State Featured Florists
50 Center StreetSouthington, CT 06489
144 Prospect Hill RdEast Windsor, CT 06088
342 State StNorth Haven, CT 06473
6808 Brewster StBridgeport, CT 06606
260 Rte 171Woodstock, CT 06281
Connecticut Flowers News
Aug 17, 2018
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm Springs
Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years or more.
The 2018 Century Award honorees are: City Line Florist in Trumbull, Connecticut; Gould's Flowers in Lockport, New York; Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska; and Lake Forest Flowers in Lake Forest, Illinois.
"Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit," said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. "But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat."
City Line Florist Trumbull, Connecticut
City Line Florist has been owned and operated by the Roehrich/Palazzo family since 1918. When Charles Roehrich returned home from World War I, he already had a family history in the floral industry; his grandfather had grown plants in greenhouses in Stratford, Connecticut, in the late 1800s. Charles borrowed a horse and wagon and sold flowering plants and cut flowers at the entrance of St. Michaels cemetery in Stratford, eventually opening up a storefront in Bridgeport, which sat on the city line of Stratford, leading to the name, City Line Florist.
In 1975, Charles' son Bob and his grandchildren, Susan and Carl, decided to move to a new location in Trumbull, where they turned an old horse barn into a charming new florist shop. Bob received the Connecticut Florist of the Year Award in 2005.
City Line, located in a quaint New... Aug 17, 2018
Deep field set for Bridge of Flowers 40th anniversary
New England.Last season, John Busque, of Manchester, Connecticut, showed up on the morning of the event, registered and won.Busque tracked down defending champion Glarius Rop, of Agawam, on the stretch of course that no longer exists. He passed Rop and beat the two-time champion by 43 seconds.Those two men are back this season and both will be among the favorites to win the race. The third-place finisher from a year ago, Scott Mindel, of Burlington, Vermont, also returns.Rop is a member of the Western Mass. Distance Project, and will have four teammates joining him. One of those is Amos Sang, of Chicopee, who won the 2014 Bridge of Flowers. Sang won the New England 5-mile championship this season with a time of 24:36.Northampton's Ben Groleau, another Western Mass. Distance Project runner, is the UMass record-holder in the mile with a time of 4:01. Groleau was fourth at the New England 5-mile championships in 25:27. Dennis Roche, of Springfield, another WMDP runner, finished fifth last year at the Bridge of Flowers.The women's field will be just as deep. Last year's champion, Holly Rees, of Cambridge, is returning. Rees ran an average of just under 6 minutes a mile in winning the women's crown in 37:05.Rees will be challenged by Semehar Tesfaye, of West Roxbury. Tesfaye won the Bridge of Flowers in 2016 in 39:03.Another major challenger is newcomer Aisling Cuffee, who graduated from Stanford but now lives in North Grafton and runs for Saucony under coach Ray Treacy. Cuffee has a 15:11 personal record in a 5K.The third, fourth and fifth-place finishers from a year ago also return in the women's field. Apryl Sabadosa, of Westfield, took third. Karen Bertasso, of Albany, New York, is a two-time Bridge... Aug 17, 2018
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... Jul 26, 2018
Hayfields Harnesses Its Flower Power
She flew to Islington, London, to be trained with Pryke in floral design and then took a part-time gig at a florist in Connecticut to see if it would be a career she could stick with. With the training under her belt and experience in the retail side, she ventured into Hayfields.
"I had never met (Hayfields owner) Renea (Dayton) before and I said, ‘Hi, my name is Amy, would you be interested in selling flowers here?' She said, ‘Sure, when?'" Cilmi said.
Together, they conceived of the flower bar-a real bar at the opposite end from the coffee-where Cilmi works with customers on whatever their flower needs.
Though Cilmi at first only envisioned selling cut flowers, her presence has blossomed with the flower bar into providing the flowers for special events, weddings, funerals, home decorations, dinner centerpieces, and for the high schoolers during prom season.
"It just kind of snowballed into every week calls for cut flowers, and that's when we decided to add the flower bar," Dayton said. "We decided it was worthy of making a strong presence at the store and it's proven to be really successful."Cilmi orders her flowers wholesale from Norwalk, Conn., where she's developed relationships that have guided her flower choices and how she conditions her flowers to last.
"She has a level of creativity and knowledge and uniqueness that I think meshes well with our brand and vibe," Dayton said. "It's not like she just decided, oh, I like flowers, let me do something. She really honed her craft. She listens to what the customers want, but she teachers the customers too."
Dayton said Cilmi has the ability to "turn something mediocre into something gorgeous," and it's that attention to detail and quality that made it a good fit for Hayfields.
"It's a customer service level that goes above and beyond," Dayton said.
With the flower bar, Hayfields moved away from flowers you plant to selling flowers and plants ready to go in unique vessels."We've shifted away from a place to get annuals and garden tools to, this is a place to relax, have something to eat, get gifts, and easy grab-and-go things," Cilmi said.
Even the employees have made the transition. The baristas pitched in during prom season to keep up with the orders and learn from Cilmi how to prepare a bouquet.
Valentine's Day marked the one-year anniversary of the shop and Cilmi is happy to now be known as the "flower girl" in North Salem.
"I would say our vision is to continue having an amazing vibe that's comfortable and community focused," Cilmi said. "We just want to continue to provide a great place to go for the community."
... May 24, 2018
The Outside Story: Mountain Laurel Is Special, In Bloom or Not
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is common in northwestern Connecticut, where I grew up, which is one reason it was selected, in 1907, as the state flower. (Pennsylvania followed suit in 1933.) Along with rhododendron, blueberry and huckleberry, this broad-leafed evergreen shrub is a member of the Ericaceae, the heath family. It is common in the eastern United States, and even southern Quebec, although uncommon or rare in the northern part of its range. It is a well-loved species, for its exquisite flowers and the elongated leaves that give winter color to the woods as well as cover for wildlife. The mountain laurels I remember sprawled and forked because they grew in a shaded spot. Their flowers were sparse for the same reason. But, although they are shade-tolerant, laurels like sun. Spectacular stands grow along roadsides and power lines. Their snowball-sized terminal flower clusters typically appear in late May and early June; in the northern edge of their range, they may bloom as late as July. At first they're two-tone, with the sealed buds darker than open flowers. Each cluster contains a crowd of five-sided cups ranging from white to pink, with contrasting dots and streaks of darker pink and purple.It turns out my brother and I were right - the mountain laurel's sticky flowers are special. The plant has a fancy system of dispersing pollen. Before opening, the anthers - the pollen-carrying parts of the flower - are protected from rain and wind inside 10 little knobs. When the flower opens, the anthers are exposed. When a ...