Katie Hendrick

Sharon and Allen

Georgia Designer Shares Holiday Tips on National Program

Earlier this month, thousands of fans of PBS star P. Allen Smith learned the value of fresh product for holiday decor, and how to transition designs from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Georgia-based floral educator Sharon McGukin, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, joined the gardening and lifestyle expert at his home, Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas, for an …

Georgia Designer Shares Holiday Tips on National Program Read More »

Shirley Lyons Wins Tom Butler ‘Floral Retailer of the Year’ Award

Shirley Lyons, AAF, PFCI, the recently retired owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene, Oregon, received the fourth annual Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of the Year” award earlier this month during the American Floral Endowment fundraising dinner in conjunction with SAF Palm Springs 2018, the Society of American Florists 134th annual convention. Established in …

Shirley Lyons Wins Tom Butler ‘Floral Retailer of the Year’ Award Read More »

Alexandra Farms Visit Completes Schwanke’s Latest Documentary

Desperate to get away, but a vacation doesn’t currently fit in your schedule or budget? Then take a virtual trip to South America via J Schwanke, AAF, AIFD, PFCI. In the final episode of his latest documentary, “The Flowers of Colombia,” the founder of uBloom.com visits garden rose grower Joey Azout, president of Alexandra Farms, …

Alexandra Farms Visit Completes Schwanke’s Latest Documentary Read More »

Neville MacKay Wants YOU (To Share Your Stories)

If there’s one thing Neville MacKay, CAFA, PFCI, loves, it’s storytelling. (Well, and flowers, obviously.) The longtime author of Canadian Florist’s “Neville on the Level” column is wrapping up his first book, a compilation of his greatest hits from the magazine, and already working on another. For his second book, the owner of My Mother’s …

Neville MacKay Wants YOU (To Share Your Stories) Read More »