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Illinois State Featured Florists
7770 S Cicero AveBurbank, IL 60459
1746 West Addison StreetChicago, IL 60613
100 W Randolph StMc Leansboro, IL 62859
301 North Main StreetMachinaw, IL 61755
811 Washington StreetMendota, IL 61342
Illinois Flowers News
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)Dec 8, 2017
Holiday Cheer Takes Root at Poinsettia Farm in Woodstock
Dec. 12. The holiday flowers are actually shrubs native to Mexico.Most of the ones we see come from California, but there are greenhouses in Illinois that cultivate them, as we found out when we visited a poinsettia farm in Woodstock. Bob Kolze fashions wreaths with the dexterity of someone who has spent a lifetime working with evergreens.Kolze’s dad actually got his start in 1949, selling lilacs from a farm stand in Palatine. The family has sold vegetables and flowers, then Christmas trees, ever since. Together, they built a greenhouse in Woodstock, which opened in 1997, from scratch. But it wasn’t until 2003 that Kolze’s Corner Garden began to grow poinsettias. And not just your run-of-the-mill reds.“These here winter rose, right here, I think are one of the most unique because it’s actually a poinsettia that has a double bract,” Kolze says as he points to a table of potted poinsettias that are deep red in color, with “bracts” that look more like a clusters of rose petals than the plant’s trademarked spear-shaped plumes. “I think people like them because they’re different.”(The colorful part of a poinsettia is actually the “bract,” which...Nov 17, 2017
Interesting Plants Around Canton Lake
See some of these photos on my ILRiverHort Blog at go.illinois.edu/ILRiverHort.Author: Rhonda Ferree
Rhonda Ferree is Extension Educator in Horticulture for the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Extension Unit. She has been with University of Illinois Extension for over 20 years where she has held several positions and received many awards. Ferree has a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Illinois.
View all posts by Rhonda Ferree ... (Peoria Journal Star (blog))Nov 17, 2017
Williamsville man's memory lives on in Rose Parade float
Gift of Hope, an organization that coordinates donations for the state of Illinois.Since then, Lefferts’ remains have helped 37 people across the country.“It has been a great relief and comfort to us knowing he has helped 37 lives,” Larry Lefferts said Sunday.Lefferts’ sister, Eleanor, said the floragraph, sponsored by Central States Fireworks in Athens, of her brother is comprised of coffee, different seasonings, crushed walnut shells and other organic materials.She and her family started the project in California, but intentionally left part of it unfinished so family and friends could contribute.Sunday’s event also was a way to encourage people to sign up to be donors.Since his son’s death, Larry Lefferts said, the family has spoken to numerous high schools, colleges and community groups to promote the benefits of being a donor.“The benefits to a recipient are obvious,” he said. “If someone needs a heart, it can save a life. A cornea, it can help them see. But the more hidden benefit to a family is once the loved one passes away, they have something positive to latch onto.”People interested in becoming a donor can do so online at www.lifegoeson.com.— Contact Jason Nevel: 788-1521, firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter.com/JasonNevelSJR. (The State Journal-Register)