Passion Growers Featured on “Excused”

December 6th, 2012

Iliza Shlesinger with Passion GrowersPassion Growers marks its 250th episode as the exclusive rose provider for the fun and light hearted CBS dating competition show Excused. Excused is hosted by the hilarious and adorable comedienne Iliza Shlesinger (former Last Comic Standing winner). In each episode you can spot Passion Growers’ Roses setting the mood for romance as six daters compete to find the love of their life on the grounds of a luxurious Los Angeles multi-million dollar estate.

“Passion Growers’ Roses gives class to our dating show and has made such a huge impact in the look of our set. Under the heat of lighting, days of shooting and people coming in and out, Passion Growers’ Roses remain succulent and beautiful and have lasted throughout the long shoots – even on the hottest of days.” – Randy Tat, Coordinating Producer

Passion Growers Featured on “Animal Practice”!

October 24th, 2012

Passion Growers - Animal PracticePassion Growers’ Roses were chosen by NBC’s Animal Practice and featured weekly in Dorothy Crane’s (Joanna Garcia Swisher) office!  Production even posted a photo of a Passion Growers bouquet and branded ribbon on the break room bulletin board – a token reminder from a past love for one of the characters!

Animal Practice revolves around Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital – a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds – except the human kind.

On October 24, 2012, Passion Growers received two confirmed placements during the 6th episode, “The Two George Colemans”. Pink Passion Growers’ roses were displayed on a desk when Dorothy searches the office for a possible threat and yellow Passion Growers’ roses were featured in a scene when Dr. Yamamoto (Bobby Lee) attempts to frighten Dorothy. The two different arrangements reflect how Passion Growers offer tranquility even in a fast paced office setting!

Passion Growers on Fox hit musical, Glee!

October 4th, 2012

Passion Growers - Glee GleePassion Growers’ Roses brighten up the sets of many of Hollywood’s hottest TV shows, including the Fox hit musical, Glee.  Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, receiving prestigious honors including both the Golden Globe Award and Peabody Award, and has singlehandedly made Glee Clubs cool again!

When Passion Growers visits the Glee set, we are always greeted with giant smiles and accolades for having roses that brighten up the day and put smiles on everyone’s faces!  Passion Growers’ Roses were prominently showcased on Glee this past October in the episode “The Break Up”, when Blaine (Darren Criss) gives a spectacular bouquet of yellow and red Passion Growers roses to Kurt (Chris Colfer) when he arrives for a surprise visit.

Watch more episodes of Glee this season to see if you can spot Passion Growers!

Breast Cancer Survivors Celebrate With Passion At OC Race for the Cure

September 23rd, 2012

_MG_0218NEWPORT BEACH, California — Breast cancer survivors along with family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate life and a future hope for breast cancer research at the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure in Newport Beach on Sunday. Over 20,000 runners kicked off the 5K run/walk at Fashion Island as early as 7:15 a.m. One-thousand of those registered participants were breast cancer survivors. Female survivors sported pink T-shirt and hats, while male survivors wore gray.

Komen’s goal was to raise $3 million at this year’s event. According to the Orange County Race for the Cure website, over 22,000 participants raised $3 million for the event in 2011. That effort turned the race into the largest event of its kind in Orange County. Of that money, 75 percent stays in Orange County for breast cancer screening and education, while the remainder goes toward breast cancer research.

Marie La Fargue, a three-time breast cancer survivor, was named the 2012 Most Influential Survivor at addressed a crowd of survivors at the race. “I’m here to show inspiration and hope to all the women here because I’m here after three separate and distinct breast cancers and 19 years of survivorship,” said La Fargue. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and believes in early detection. Statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Passion Growers donated a pink rose to every survivor that attended the event.

One Rose for Michael Jackson

June 25th, 2012

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On the third anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death (June 25, 2012), 10,477 long-stem Passion Growers Freedom roses decorated the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. Robyn Starkand -– who helped organize the massive rose delivery fueled “One Rose for Michael Jackson” campaign –- said the roses allowed many fans who couldn’t make the trek feel like they were part of the memorial. Asked why she chose roses, Robyn Starkland said it was an easy pick. “It’s the creme de la creme of flowers, and that’s what he was.”

Passion Growers Mentioned in Super Floral Retailing Magazine

June 1st, 2012

Uptown Grocery, a new specialty market in Oklahoma, makes the floral department a focal point. Super Floral Retailing shares the market’s story on their development of a new floral department. Passion Growers is Uptown Market’s bouquets, consumer bunches and rose supplier. Click here to read the entire story.

PASSION GROWERS’ EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEER FOR LOCAL CHILDREN’S HOME

May 30th, 2012

His House Children’s Home recognizes local supporters for their volunteerism

His House Children’s Home honors and recognizes many Passion Growers employees who have worked hard over the past year to help make the children feel at home. The employees’ children’s’ Girl Scout Troop and friends (many of which are Passion Growers employees) were awarded with His House Children’s Home’s “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year for 2012.”

Passion Growers’ employees Jacqueline Binner and Kathy Smith have volunteered much of their spare time to helping the children of “His House” and by working with the children of local Girl Scout Troop #10306 from Saint Mark Catholic School. “This is such an honor and one that we all could not have received if it weren’t for all the hard work and dedication from the many volunteers,” said Binner. “We have all been so blessed by these wonderful children and they have allowed us to be a part of their lives and we have grown as people from the experience. We have grown in love!”

His House Children’s Home is a private, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the joy in the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age, and those who have transitioned out of the foster care system. Established in 1989, the organization provides residential care for abused, neglected and drug-exposed children in a home-like setting.

The agency is licensed by the Florida Department of Children & Families, contracted by Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. and in Broward County ChildNet, Inc. as a residential program and child-placement agency. As such, the organization is a frontline provider of residential services when an abused child comes into a foster care system. His House is committed to breaking the cycle of abuse, while meeting the emotional, medical, educational and social needs of the child. The organization provides programs and services ranging from residential care, foster and adoption placement, case-management, in-house counseling, the His House Academy, tutoring, in addition to weekly enrichment activities such as art, music, athletics, drama and music production. Since its inception, His House has restored the joy in the lives of over 4,500 children. For more information on His House Children’s Home or to learn how you can help, visit http://www.hhch.org/.

Roses For Rosie! Rosie O’Donnell Thanks Passion Growers…

March 20th, 2012

On Wednesday, March 20, 2012, Rosie O’Donnell celebrated her 50th birthday during The Rosie Show. Passion Growers helped Rosie celebrate with Roses for Rosie! During the show, Rosie O’Donnell thanked Passion Growers for participating in her 50th Birthday Bash. You can watch a clip from the episode by clicking here.

San Diego’s ‘Go Red for Women’ Goes Red with Passion Roses!

March 16th, 2012

Passion Growers provided red roses for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon in San Diego. The Go Red for Women campaign encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also encourages action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The proceeds raised from the 2012 Go Red for Women Luncheon will go towards funding much-needed life saving cardiovascular and stroke research, public health educational activities and professional education of our local medical community, specifically focused on San Diegan Women. Passion Growers is proud to support this life-saving organization.

Passion Growers’ Roses Help Create a Memorable Event Benefiting the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

February 15th, 2012

The Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation wanted to refresh fund-raising efforts for its February 8 event. Committee members decided to partner with Wine, Women & Shoes, a group that works with charities and corporate clients on creating event platforms involving fund-raising, building awareness, team building, and client networking.

Tables in the Coral Grand ballroom, which sold for $2,000 to $3,000, had white tablecloths, round centerpieces with light pink roses and green foliage created by Karla Conceptual Event Experiences with flowers provided by Passion Growers…

To read the full story in BizBash Magazine, click here.