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200 S Wacker Dr Ste 15Chicago, IL 60606
8945 W 151St StOrland Park, IL 60462
105 College StreetAlhambra, IL 62001
120 N 4Th StOregon, IL 61061
115 Main StWest Chicago, IL 60185
Illinois Flowers News
Mar 8, 2018
40 years of flowers for the Peoria area
Champaign before coming back to his roots to buy the shop.“I grew up right in the neighborhood of the store here. I went to [University of Illinois], and my goal was to get a master’s in architecture, but I ended up stopping at the end of having my bachelor’s and decided that this was the career I wanted,” Callahan said.Since buying the business in 1978, Callahan said he’s seen a myriad of changes occur in Peoria and the shop itself.“It has been a revolution in every way, shape and form,” Callahan said. “[When we opened], we had very few gift items; the silk flowers we had in and artificial things were just light years more primitive and lower end than what we do now. [Now], we have our flowers come weekly from overseas … To get daffodils and tulips and hyacinths and lilies from Holland every week, that was unfathomable back in that day. [The store is] also wildly different. What we do is primarily service now and high-end design work … [where we’re] working with the people about their themes and logistics and creative ideas. It’s the world of pinterest.”According to Callahan, he takes pride in his products’ ability to enhance big life moments.“Nowadays, whenever you invite a girl out to a prom or homecoming, or whatever, there’s some kind of specialness about it, the venue or how you announce it,” Callahan said. “Well, every one of our flowers, we like to think, is one of those portals to a relationship or some [special] experience.”Throughout his time servicing the community, Callahan said he’s had the opportunity to display his products for huge events like the Patti Labelle concert a few years ago and every Peoria Symphony Orchestra performance as well.“They contacted us from the Civic Center for flowers for Patti Labelle’s concert, and we thought ... (The Scout)Feb 8, 2018
Dried Flower May Be Linked to President Lincoln
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS—The Illinois News Network reports that a dried rose discovered in a box of artifacts at the Will County Historical Society may have adorned the funeral bier of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., in April 1865. Sandy Vasko, director of the historical society, said she thinks the flower had been given to General Isham Haynie of Illinois, who was a friend of Lincoln’s and may have been by his bedside when he died of a gunshot wound. General Haynie is thought to have given the rose to Mrs. James G. Elwood, whose husband was mayor of Joliet, Illinois. Elwood’s possessions were given to the historical society and stored away after it moved to its current building in 1971. The delicate dried flower will be put on limited display. Vasko...Jan 26, 2018
The Room You Never Knew You Needed: Designers Dish on Spaces for Flower Arranging
Skylands, her 1920s estate in Maine. Society architect David Adler specified flower-arranging rooms for his top-drawer clients in prewar Lake Forest, Illinois, as did many of his fellow practitioners.A combination laundry and flower-arranging room designed by Manhattan architect Gil Schafer, featured in his book A Place to Call Home.
" data-type="image" data-reactid="256" A combination laundry and flower-arranging room designed by Manhattan architect Gil Schafer, featured in his book A Place to Call Home.Photo: Eric Piasecki, courtesy of RizzoliToday, Manhattan architect Gil Schafer often works flower-arranging rooms into his clients’ floor plans, particularly so in country houses—and his advice, below, for planning the perfect space focuses on the practicalities.A sink that’s wide and flat and has good clear space over it so tall flowers or greenery don’t get snagged on something over the sink. (It also helps to have no overhead cabinets on either side of the sink, so you can arrange flowers in a tall vase on the counter without worrying about banging into cabinets.)A work table for setting out vases before arranging and where you can set the finished arrangements.Tap water that hasn’t been treated with softeners is important—the salt isn’t great for flowers and plants. We always try to pipe water to the flower-room faucets separately to avoid the water-softening system.Open shelves or glass-front cabinets are perfect for storing vases. I always like to make sure there are some shelves that allow tall vases.Drawers for clippers, string, and all the other necessary tools.A good trash drawer near the sink. That way, as you clip the stems you aren’t making a mess all over the floor.An easy-to-clean, moisture-resistant stone or tile floor.Want more fertile inspiration? Read on for a selection of flower-arranging rooms from the Condé Nast archives.Photo: Horst P. HorstHolding her cat, Willow, Tina Radziwill—daughter of Lee and Stan...Jan 12, 2018
Florists Prep For Inspiring Day In Omaha
Jack Fabbrini is ready to "soak it all in." A recent college grad, he joined his family's 52-year-old shop, Fabbrini's Flowers in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a year ago and appreciates the chance to get up-to-speed during the compact program.
"I can't tell employees how to do something if I can't do it myself," he said. "This hits pretty everything I need — financial issues, sales tips, digital strategies and design trends — in just one day. Plus the name is pretty catchy! Who wouldn't want a profit 'blast'?"
Daluga, a fourth-generation florist and owner of Department of Floristry in Ann Arbor, returns with "Exceeding the Demands of Today's Gift Givers." Paul Goodman, MBA, CPA, PFCI, president of Floral Finance Business Services and a Floral Management columnist, will present "A Roadmap for Profitable Deliveries" — just in time for Valentine's Day.
Veteran speaker Tim Huckabee, president of FloralStrategies is revamping his Profit Blast presentation to align with his new Floral Management column, "Smart Selling," which includes digital supplements. "This presentation, structured like a workshop, will take the conversation a step further with interactive exercises to start turning owners into better managers," Huckabee said.
New to the Profit Blast stage is Rakini Chinery, AAF, AzMF. The owner of Allan's Flowers in Prescott, Arizona, has shared some of her secrets to success in Floral Management and will now go into more detail with "Driving Local Orders to Your Shop." Participants will learn how to flag local customers in their wire-in orders and then convert them to direct buyers, improve their search engine optimization and break through creative plateaus with social media.
SAF's popular 1-Day Profit Blast is gearing up for three other dates in 2018. Check safnow.org/1-day-profit-blast to see if the can't miss event — packed with design, sales, technology and management education along with a Supplier Showcase — is coming to a city near you!
The Society of American Florists is the leading organization representing all segments of the floral industry. SAF is proud to provide marketing, busine... (PerishableNews )Dec 8, 2017
There are metro-east roots for the Botanical Garden's holiday train show
You experience life’s major events with people — births, anniversaries, holidays, funerals.”Scace studied landscape architecture at University of Illinois and floral design at the American Floral Arts School in Chicago before working as assistant to MoBot’s supervisor of floral display from 1990 to 1995. If you’re in the florist business, you are entrenched in the community. You experience life’s major events with people — births, anniversaries, holidays, funerals.Pat Scace on growing up in a Waterloo florist shopScace then taught at Southwestern Illinois College, wrote a couple of textbooks and did contract work until 2005, when she returned to MoBot to take the supervisor’s job. She’s responsible for all indoor flower shows, including Gardenland Express.“It’s floral design on a large scale, and it incorporates my background in construction from landscape architecture,” she said. “It’s a great blend for me.”Greenhouse guruScace’s partner for Gardenland Express is another metro-east resident, Derek Lyle, MoBot’s senior nursery manager. He grows all the flowers that she needs in nine of his greenhouses.This year, that included begonias, chrysanthemums, kalanchoes, cyclamens and hibiscuses. But poinsettias are the most finicky.“If you can grow a poinsettia in St. Louis, you can grow anything,” said Lyle, 30, of Edwardsville. “They’re known as a problem plant. Insects love them. Diseases love them. The right amount of light and water is crucial.”Lyle mowed yards in middle school, sold Christmas trees in high school and worked eight years at Creekside Gardens in Collinsville before starting at MoBot as a grower in 2010.Now he’s a poinsettia expert. He orders rooted cuttings in January for delivery in July. Timing, spacing, cleanliness and attention to other details are vital.“We must make sure that the entire greenhouse is sterile, including benches, the irrigation system, pots, soil, everything in the structure,” Lyle said. “That prevents any outbreaks of pests.”For more information on Gardenland Express Holiday and Flower Show, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org or call 314-577-5100.At a glanceWhat: Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train ShowWhere: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. LouisWhen: Daily through Jan. 1, 2018Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.Admission: $5 during the day with regular MoBot admission of $12 for adult non-members (free for 12 and younger); free with purchase of nighttime Garden Glow tickets, which cost $16 to $18 for adult non-members ($3 to $10 for children)Information: Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org or call 314-577-5100... (Belleville News-Democrat)