The neighborhood flower store, once a retail staple, is rapidly disappearing. Nearly 40 percent of America’s retail floral businesses have closed since 2000, with only 14,000 or fewer remaining. The number of paid employees in the field has been...
There are hundreds of floral designers serving the community of Hollywood, but I was looking for a brick-and-mortar shop with an older Hollywood story, rescripted for the modern glamour of today. My research led me to Dave’s Flowers, right...
At the beginning of this year, I converted my retail shop to events and contract orders only. After looking at where the bulk of my sales were coming from, I realized that specializing in events, which includes funerals, was...
Who: Melanie Harringon, owner and designer What: Dahlia May Flower Farm Where: Trenton, Ontario, Canada Social Media: dahliamayflowerfarm.com, @dahliamayflowerfarm About: Opening a permanent retail shop on the flower farm she runs with her husband, Ontario-based Melanie Harrington is a young entrepreneur who has...
The most interesting and unique wedding I have created was a vegetable theme, “Lettuce Turnip the Beet.” We used vegetables – beets, carrots, peppers, broccoli, kale and eve blackberries – in the bouquets, boutonnières and centerpieces. My biggest compliment:...
Bruce McShan, owner of McShan Florist in Dallas, Texas, is planning 70th anniversary events for his business. He’s thinking of inviting everyone who has ever worked for the company to dinner, and he’s toying with the idea of a...
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