Two florists reveal what reality is like on TV
Jan. 29, 2009 – Two Canadian florists are showing television viewers what life is really like at a florist by appearing on separate reality TV shows.
Two Canadian florists are showing television viewers what life is really like at a florist by appearing on separate reality TV shows.
Posies Flower Shop, Toronto, Ont.
A new reality TV show dubbed Petal Pushers has premiered on HGTV to show viewers what life is really like in a floral shop. The camera follows Toronto’s Posies Flower Shop, a shop that has also been featured on the Slice network’s Rich Bride, Poor Bride. Each episode of Petal Pushers revolves around owner and lead designer Karina Lemke as she helps her five employees navigate and juggle large-scale events as well as everyday orders and highlights the stress that can result when the job gets thorny.
The Village Florist, Tatamagouche, N.S.
Annette and Chuck Hunziker owners of The Village Florist in Tatamagouche, N.S. are featured on the second season of CBC’s reality television show The Week the Women Went. The show follows the men of Tatamagouche as they try to cope for a week while the women of the town are sent away to enjoy seven days at an all-inclusive week-long vacation. In the show’s first episode, Annette, the person responsible for the shop’s day-to-day activities, revealed her reservations about leaving the shop in colour-blind Chuck’s hands. Despite this Chuck was confident, and told cameras a week at the helm of the flower shop – minus his female staff, who will be replaced with inexperienced males – “will be a piece of cake.”
At press time, only a few episodes of the series had aired. However, the show was pre-taped in September and Nova Scotia newspaper, The Chronicle Herald talked to Annette about the early benefits of being apart of the show. She said she has fielded a flood of telephone calls and emails since the show began and told the paper “You cannot buy publicity like this. The village and the entire Sunrise Trail area are going to benefit in a big way.”