Local Flower Shop News
Colorado Springs flower shop open for 22nd Valentine's Day - KRDOWednesday, March 14, 2018
Flowerama celebrates 26th Valentines DayCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For 22 years, Flowerama has sat on the corner of Platte and Circle Drive.Their biggest day of the year, Valentine's Day. And, their biggest seller, you guessed it... roses.Anne Hardy, the owner says, "We get them in a refrigerated truck and they're straight from the farm on the third day and we give the best quality in town. That's why everyone keeps coming back."The business opened back in 1996. That was the first year they run out of flowers on Valentine's Day. Now, they know to always keep an extra stock. "We were really busy yesterday and we'll probably be three times as busy today. Everything that our customers are going to need to have already been prepared by these people for the past week, week and a half," says Hardy.They begin receiving delivery orders in December and are usually booked for the day at the end of January.Customers we spoke with today didn't plan ahead. One said, "I'm a procrastinator." Another continued, "You can ignore... http://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/26-year-old-colorado-springs-flower-shop-open-for-22nd-valentines-day/701715515
Charges to be dismissed in crash that killed Platte Floral owner - KKTV 11 NewsTuesday, October 24, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Trevor Dierdorff, chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, was charged in the death of a 79-year-old flower shop owner Wednesday. Hours later, it was announced the charges will be dismissed.Dierdorff was reportedly behind the wheel when he hit Platte Floral owner Mel Tolbert, who was crossing the parking space on Tejon Dierdorff was backing into. Tolbert died almost a week after the March 29 accident.Dierdorff, 45, was facing charges of careless driving involving death, a misdemeanor, and drivers to exercise due care.Dierdorff and Tolbert were friends and members of the same business leaders organization, a spokesperson with the county Republican party told our partners at The Gazette. Tolbert's shop did the wedding flowers for Dierdorff's daughter.Dierdorff reportedly spent time with Tolbert at the hospital. According to Colorado state law, it is not illegal to drive in reverse on a roadway. In addition, “Every pedestrian crossing a roadway... http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Police-Driver-charged-in-crash-that-killed-Platte-Floral-owner-419874583.html
Havana florist and doll shops are among businesses prohibited for American shoppers - Miami HeraldWednesday, March 14, 2018
November in a move designed to keep financial resources out of the hands of enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban military. Also on the prohibited list are a Mercaderes Street florist shop where buckets of yellow, lavender, pink, coral and red roses and small floral arrangements await customers, and several other picturesque Old Havana stores that were launched by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor.Except, Cuban officials say, it’s a mistake. The Muñecos de Leyenda (Legendary Dolls) store, the florist shop, and the other gift and souvenir stores aren’t controlled by the military or the military’s sprawling conglomerate GAESA (Grupo de Administración Empresarial).A boy passes Muñecos de Leyenda, a doll store in Old Havana that is on the restricted list. Mimi Whitefield mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s list includes all the stores, restaurants and hotels that used to fall under the umbrella of Habaguanex, a corporation that belonged to the Office of the Historian and generated revenue to finance historic preservation in Old Havana and social projects in the neighborhood.In 2016, Habaguanex was absorbed by GAESA and the hotels and restaurants became part of the Gaviota Tourism Group, which belongs to the military. Habaguanex, GAESA and Gaviota are all on the restricted list.Orlando Ramos Blanco, the president of the San Cristobal Tourism Agency, said the stores shouldn’t be on the list. They remained with the Office of the Historian, which is directed by historian and preservationist Eusebio Leal, he said. San Cristobal is the Historian Office’s touri... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article201834119.html
Inside a Harvard Square florist, where romance takes shape - The Boston GlobeWednesday, March 14, 2018
Inside a Harvard Square florist, where romance takes shape Globe Correspondent Brattle Square Florist owner Randy Ricker extols flowers, not gushy love notes. By Natasha Mascarenhas 20180213231513-- By Natasha Mascarenhas Globe Correspondent February 13, 2018CAMBRIDGE — Surrounded by thousands of roses and dozens of other bouquets, Randy Ricker doesn’t want to hear your love story.The owner of Brattle Square Florist spent Tuesday preparing for Valentine’s Day, a florist’s version of New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl, and a royal wedding tied together with a frilly ribbon. But Ricker declared his disdain for lengthy love notes and insisted that “flowers should do the heavy lifting” when declaring one’s devotion.Step inside the Harvard Square shop, though, and you’ll find the work of romance in the making. Advertisement The sweet aromas of hydrangeas, alstroemerias, lilies, and orchids waft up from the basement, where the flowers are cut and arranged. Step over the scrapped leaves...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303