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Michigan State Featured Florists
6215 Middlebelt RdGarden City, MI 48135
40575 Grand River AveNovi, MI 48375
313 Kaiser StPinconning, MI 48650
3412 W Thirteen MileRoyal Oak, MI 48073
62 W. Michigan AveBattle Creek, MI 49017
Michigan Flowers News
Jun 22, 2019
Door to Nature: Thimbleberry Flowers and Fruit - Door County Pulse
Few areas within its entire range are more famous for this favorite wild berry than Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The red, ripe thimbleberry fruit is tart and has small seeds. Photo by Roy Lukes.
Some years ago, a national TV weatherman held a jar of thimbleberry jam sent to him by people in the UP and said, “Nowhere else in the entire world does this marvelous berry plant grow!” It actually ranges from the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, across the upper Great Lakes region to southern Alaska, into the Black Hills of South Dakota and south to the mountains of Mexico, Arizona and California.
There is little doubt in my mind that this sought-after fruit is at its very best in lands bordering the upper Great Lakes. The growing conditions in northeastern Wisconsin – always near the cool Lake Michigan shore, but away from the water’s edge – are similar to those encountered at a specific altitude on the wooded mountain slopes of the West.
Perhaps no plant genus – other than the Crataegus (thornapple) genus – is in such a chaotic condition as the Rubus when it comes to Latin names and identities. The genus has 250 to 700 species!
The outstanding thimbleberry is one of the well-proven and studied species. One place to admire them is along the roads bordering Lake Michigan northeast of Sturgeon Bay. Their large, five-petaled blossoms remind me of a single white rose set against handsome, deep-green leaves that are very slightly tacky to the touch and impart a clean, subtle perfume to the surrounding air. This would be my idea for a can of air freshener: clean, invigorating, but not overpowering or artificial.
What a pleasure it is to carefully walk through a patch of thimbleberries as you pick the fruit: no thorns! You don’t have to wear a suit of armor as when picking blackberries, when you earn every berry plucked off those thorny canes.
Prepare yourself f... May 31, 2019
Slow Flowers Announces 2019 American Flowers Week - PerishableNews
Jana Register of Fern TrustMAINE: Rayne Grace Hoke, Flora’s Muse (floral design), with flowers provided by Johnny’s Selected Seeds’ trial gardensMICHIGAN: Heather Grit, Glamour and Grit Floral (floral design), with plants and greenery provided by Speyer Greenhouse and Hart Tree FarmMISSOURI: Andrea K. Grist, Andrea K. Grist Floral Art (floral design), with flowers provided by Beth and Joel Fortin of Little Green Garden LLCOREGON: Beth Syphers, Crowley House Flower Farm (floral design), with flowers provided by Bethany and Charles Little, Charles Little & Co. SOUTH CAROLINA: Toni Reale, Roadside Blooms (floral design), with flowers provided by Laura Mewbourn, Feast & Flora Farm WASHINGTON: Tammy Myers, First & Bloom (floral design), with flowers supplied by Amy Brown, Laughing Goat Farm and Seattle Wholesale Growers Market
Images for all of these looks and links to the creative teams are available at American Flowers Week Press Page (americanflowersweek.com)
MORE ABOUT AMERICAN FLOWERS WEEKHeld in the heart of American Flowers Week, the third annual Slow Flowers Summit takes place on July 1 and 2, 2019, at the Paikka Event Space in St. Paul, Minnesota. Developed to stimulate new, sustainable practices in floral design and growing, the Summit and features flower farm tours, a farm-to-table dinner on a flower farm, presentations on floral design, best business practices, industry innovations and an interactive floral installation for all participants. Details are available at SlowFlowersSummit.com.
American Flowers Week receives sponsorship from Syndicate Sales, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Longfield Gardens, Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, and Florists’ Review magazine.
American Flowers Week supporters can find more information and resources at americanflowersweek.com. Downloadable fact sheets, infographics and 2019 American Flowers Week logo and social media badges are available for growers and florists to use for marketing and promotion efforts.
Participants are encouraged to use the social media tag #Americanflowersweek to help spread the word about this campaign across all platforms.
About American Flowers Week: American Flowers Week is designed to engage the public, policymakers and the media in a conversation about the origins of their flowers. As an advocacy effort, the campaign coincides with America’s Independence Day on July 4th, providing florists, retailers, wholesalers and flower farmers a patriotic opportunity to promote American grown flowers.About Debra Prinzing: Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.
Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 2,500 listeners tune into Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast,” available for free downloads at her web site, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services. She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet.
... May 31, 2019
Miller & Woodruff to Lead Flower Trends Forecast 2020 - PerishableNews
AIFD, CAFA, CF is an active AIFD member and is a member of Teleflora’s
Education Specialists. Helen owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan
and her work can be seen in many leading design publications including Floral
Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.
Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI is a two-time winner of AIFD’s Bobbi
Cup and the Michigan Floral Association Designer of the Year. Derek has been a regular presenter at SAF’s
Profit Blasts and presented trends at the WFFSA Floral Distribution Conference
in 2018. Derek operates Floral Underground in Traverse City,
IFD Flower Trends Forecast includes
the types of flowers, colors of flowers, the floral design styles, bridal
bouquet styles, decorating accessories and color palettes of the top emerging
trends. The annual Floral & Design Trend Book and videos detailing the
emerging themes, bridal bouquets, flowers and styles are released throughout
the year at www.FlowerTrendsForecast.com. The annual project is a partnership with the
Produce Marketing Association and is made possible with the support of leading
industry partners; Accent Décor, Ball SB, Candle Artisans, Design Master,
Dummen Orange, Elite Flower, Equiflor, Knud Nielsen, Pete Garcia, Rosa Flora,
Smithers-Oasis, Sun Valley Flower Farm, Syndicate Sales and Wm F Puckett.
International Floral Distributors, Inc. Flower Trends Forecast is published by International Floral Distributors, Inc
(IFD). IFD is a consortium of floral
distributors with 59 locations across the United
States providing quality fresh flowers and florist supplies to florists and
event floral specialists. IFD is owned
by 18 floral distributors who are dedicated to serving the unique needs of
companies that specialize in floral products.
For more information about IFD visit www.ifd-inc.org.
... Mar 29, 2019
Flint florist celebrates centennial with free flowers on first day of spring - MLive.com
Avenue.John David began working at Vogt’s in the mid-1950s after following his college sweetheart to Flint. John David was studying horticulture at Michigan State University and it was required he find an internship, Krueger said.“So he took his internship at a flower shop close to where she was in Flushing,” Krueger said. “He never went back to school, like most people did and still do, and here we are today.”Gordon Anthony bought the shop from Vogt in the mid-1950s and John David operated the flower shop for him. It wouldn’t be long before John David saved enough money to buy the shop from Anthony in the late 1960s.Krueger remembers growing up around the flower shop as a kid. When his family’s company hosted parities and events, he would stay up until 1 or 2 a.m. helping to clean up.“I remember sleeping in the back of the vans because they couldn’t keep you at home,” Krueger said.Krueger credits his consistency and persistence to his family’s long-standing business.“Consistency is ... always (offering) a high quality product at a very reasonable, value-driven price,” Krueger said. “Persistence is you have to keep it going month after month, year after year. That’s the hard part. When it gets old and tiring you have to make sure you’re still passionate about what you’re doing.” It’s also key to keep up with industry trends, Krueger said.“You can’t be too comfortable with what you sell,” Krueger said. “Are you selling what your customers want or are you selling what you’re comfortable with? You have to change with that. Keep yourself educated within your industry by going to shows and markets.”If he had to choose, Krueger said his favorite flower would be roses because how beautifully they bloom.“I just think a rose is classic and there are certain roses when they open you just think that’s about as pretty as a flower can get,” Krueger said. “I’m not only proud of the flower shop, but I’m proud of how far the community has come in the last 15 to 20 years.”... Mar 15, 2019
Bacon roses? Plumeria Botanical Boutique has a meaty take on Valentine's Day - Battle Creek Enquirer
That's what we specialize in, custom work," she said.
Plumeria, at 1364 West Michigan Ave., is about three-and-a-half years old.
Hodge, who is from Battle Creek, used to work in banking in Flint, handling small-business lending. The switch to becoming a florist happened very rapidly. In just a few weeks, she sold her house, moved back and starting interning at Country Bouquet.
Four months later, she bought the business and reopened it as Plumeria.
The career change wasn't completely out of the blue. Hodge graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in art, and her mother was a florist.
"It certainly helps as far as color combination and structure, but I did have to learn flowers," Hodge said. "There's a lot of mechanics you have to learn, how to put them in different containers, how to process them. I definitely had to learn, and I'm still learning."
Hodge has undertaken community projects, as well. Last year, Plumeria raised money and gathered volunteers to place roses on 7,500 graves at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
This year, Hodge is hoping to raise enough to place roses on all the graves at Fort Custer, roughly 36,000 roses.
"As a small business, we try to give back to the community," Hodge said. "Any kind of community event we can help with and give is really important to us."
Contact reporter Natasha Blakely at (269) 223-0114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @blakelynat.
Plumeria Botanical Boutique
1364 West Michigan Ave.Battle Creek, MI