Monday, November 12, 2012
St. Clair Shores-based Viviano Flower Shop opened a fourth location Monday on Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Viviano Flower Shop has expanded into Grosse Pointe Woods with a new location on Mack Avenue. The St. Clair Shores-based florist opened the new location Monday in the former Thai Cafe at at 20087 Mack Ave, and has fulfilled a long-time goal of the family-owned business to move the Grosse Pointes. "We've always wanted to have a store in Grosse Pointe. It is a pretty tight-knit community and loyal to local businesses in the community," said Frank Viviano, whose father founded the business in 1937. "We have a lot of Grosse Pointe customers and hope to expand our customer base." Viviano will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday with a number of give-aways and prizes, samples of cookies and beverages and along with a holiday designs will …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Giving flowers Feb. 14? With value in mind, we sniff out which last the longest, and get to the heart of the best way to keep them in bloom.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Megan Swoyer
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Valentine’s bouquet of fresh flowers is typically so beautiful you wish they’d last forever. Obviously, cut flowers do have an expiration date, but by choosing specific varieties and performing various maintenance procedures, your bouquets can be your “best buds” for a good while. Carnations, alstromeria and roses top the list of longest-lasting cut flowers, said Jocie Rogers corporate floral coordinator for English Gardens. “Carnations can last up to 15 days in a vase,” explained Rogers. “They come in an array of colors; white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, striped and so on.” They also are two sizes: standard and miniature. “Consumers should look for carnations that are in tight bud form,” Rogers said. Alstromeria, a delicate-…
Monday, December 19, 2011
After four weeks of stinging lights, decorating and voting, the top displays will be honored at Monday's city council meeting. Participating businesses also donated items that will given to randomly selected voters.
Businesses throughout St. Clair Shores have spent the past four weeks stringing lights, creating intricate window displays and creatively positioning inflatable characters as they competed in the first Light the Shores campaign. At tonight's 7 p.m. city council meeting in City Hall, the top displays will be honored. The winners and runners-up in each category as determined by votes cast on Patch will receive a plaque for the: Some of the participating businesses also donated items for those who voted. The winners of a Gilbert's Hardware sweatshirt are: The winners of a gift from Ship to Shore are: The winners of a Fontanini snow globe from Viviano Flower Shop are: The grand prize winner of a limited edition, hand-painted Ne’Qwa glass …