CoolBot Keeps Natalie Gill’s Flowers Fresh In San Diego Heat

About five years ago, Natalie Gill found herself sitting at her corporate job in Human Resources. She recalls the moment vividly: “I was like, I can not take one more day of doing this,” she tells us. “I need to figure out something else for my life.” So she wrote herself a list. I want to: Work with my hands …

Alyssa Sager Transitions From Tech to Flowers With CoolBot

Alyssa Sager is pretty much brand new to the floral industry. Nothing about her professional background might have alluded to her current line of work. She’s bounced around a lot — geographically speaking — from Washington DC to Hawaii, where she learned the art of lei making and flower crowns, which she found to be “fun and joyous and awesome.” …

Random Acts of Flowers Spreads the Healing Power of Bouquets

Have you heard about the hottest trend in healthcare? No, it’s not telemedicine or wearable tech (though technology is certainly making its mark). It’s…are you ready?…flowers! Bringing flowers to a loved one in the hospital is a time-honored tradition. But, you probably don’t realize exactly how much of a difference this simple act can make. Research shows that patients in …

Mayfield Flowers: How Two Sisters Built a Blooming Business

Marcy White and Keely Sindler aren’t just the owners and the creative duo behind Mayfield Flowers. They’re also sisters. In true sibling fashion, Keely, who was already working in floral design, enticed Marcy to start working as her assistant. “She made me wash her buckets for her,” Marcy laughs. The bucket-washing went well, so Keely started teaching her sister the …

How to Select a Commercial Walk-in Cooler for Your Business

Are you a farmer or a florist? Do you run a restaurant or a brewery? If you fall into any of these groups, then you know the value of reliable cold storage. Without it, your business could very well fail. The most common type of cold storage found on farms and in florist shops, restaurants, and breweries is a walk-in …

Blue Ridge Blooms – Flower Farm Cooler

In 2007, Mandy Hornick and her husband Bob Smith began plans to own a flower farm. They finally found the perfect homestead in 2015 and started Blue Ridge Blooms flower farm and design studio. In their first year, the couple is growing dahlias, snapdragons, lisianthus, amaranthus, zinnias and other varieties – nearly 50 varieties in all. Mandy sells the arrangements …