Greeley Flower Shop News
The successful Greeley businesswoman's playbook - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
National Association of Women Business Owners.While women-owned businesses grow across the nation, so, too, are they growing in Greeley.Sarah MacQuiddy, president of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, says women have a strong foothold in the booming Greeley market that has seen an uptick in women-owned co- mpanies — from seed stores, public relations, digital marketing, clothing stores and in the oil and gas service industry.MacQuiddy views women as the strivers, passionate and committed to their lines of work, but she also believes passionate people drive success regardless of sex."Our community is a rainbow of colors and we're embracing that so much better than we did in the '60s and '70s. Expectations are the same for men or women, but it's the people who are willing to reinvent themselves and stay relevant who are succeeding. And women are great change agents," she notes.From healthcare to flowers and everything in between Greeley's growing contingent of women in charge all started with one thing in mind: success.Recommended Stories For YouGetting startedFresh out of chiropractic school, Dr. Alexia Peake wanted to open her own practice. With a great credit score but no cash, bankers were support...
Chance meeting between 4-H member and Erickson's Flowers owner leads to special parade float - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
Erickson's Flowers owner Arla Rohrer starts crying almost every time she talks about the 4-H kids she's sponsoring in this year's Greeley Stampede Fourth of July parade.Rohrer grew up a country kid in the big city of Denver and admits that's left a bit of a soft spot in her heart for the 4-H kids. It's that soft spot that led to their parade partnership.After a chance meeting with a young 4-H member on Mother's Day, Rohrer decided to change her plans for this year's Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade and make her entry all about Kersey's Centennial Clovers 4-H Club.She'll still have her Erickson's Flowers van driving along the parade route on 10th Avenue, but all the attention will be on the 4-H float she helped build, pay for and decorate. The 4-H kids, and Rohrer, did most of the work on the float and its assembly Saturday, but she spent weeks creating decorations for it.“I always wanted to be in the Greeley Stampede. So I thought what a great opportunity for them to get some recognition for their club, and I would be proud to have them represent my store.— Arla Rohrer, Erickson’s Flowers ownerRecommende...
Small gesture blooms into big smiles for senior citizens - Greeley TribuneTuesday, July 18, 2017
I don't have anybody that gives me flowers like I used to," said Clay, 82, with a laugh. Once a nurse working in a senior home in Windsor, Clay is now retired, living at the Life Care Center in Greeley, 4800 25th St.On Monday, Cottonwood Florist, working with Teleflora of the Rocky Mountains, delivered 75 flowers and mugs to the Life Care Center in Greeley, with plans to deliver 200 more flowers and mugs throughout the week to The Bridge Assisted Living, 4750 25th St., and Grace Pointe, 1919 68th Ave.This is the first year Judy Jackson, owner of Cottonwood Florist, 4681 W 20th St., has gotten involved with Make Someone Smile Week. "I think it's wonderful," Jackson said. "It only costs us labor."It's their way of giving back and getting involved in the community. The flowers arrived early Monday morning in large white and yellow bouquets, unfit for being presented to the residents. That's where Mariah Kern and Roxanne Martinez came in.Kern and Martinez, activity assistants at Life Care Center, then prepared the flowers, taking several bundles of flowers and trimming them to fit them into 75 mugs. For Kern and Roxanne, resident smiles were rewards for the tedious work. "Coming from a medical background, finally getting to be part of the day where we're just having a good time. That makes my day. I love it," Martinez said.Resident Luwanda Kelsey, 70, said getting a small bouquet brings her back to her youth."At first when you go through life, you're getting flowers before you get married, from the guys at dances, and that's really neat," she said.Now retired and married, she sa... http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/small-gesture-blooms-into-big-smiles-for-senior-citizens/
Best Bets On Buying A Mother's Day Gift Bouquet Near Mount Vernon - Patch.comMonday, May 08, 2017
Ossining3. East Meets West Flowers, 17 Brookfield Place, Pleasantville4. Hollywood Flower Shop, 7 Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco5. Art of Flowers, 144 King Street, Chappaqua6. Whispering Pines, 83 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua7. Blossom Flower Shops, 275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains8. Bedford Village Florist, 641 Old Post Road, Bedford9. Sunshine & Clover, 122 Grand Street, Croton-on-HudsonPutnam1. Carmel Flower Shop, 1908 Route 6, Carmel2. The Flower Boutique, Route 6 and Veschi Lane, Mahopac3. Putnam Valley Florist, 15-A Morrisey Drive, Putnam Valley4. The Brewster Flower Garden, 14 Main Street, Brewster5. Whispering Pine Garden Center & Florist, Mahopac6. Carolyn's Flower Shoppe, 126 Main Street, Cold SpringMid Hudson Valley1. Millbrook Floral Design, 3272 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook2. The Annex Florist, 28 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling3. Flower Barn & Greenhouse, 261 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie4. Colonial Flower Shop, 20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz5. Green Cottage, 1204 State Route 213, High Falls6. Osborne's Flower Shop, 30 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie7. Hyde Park Florist & Gifts, 4204 Albany Post Road, Hyde ParkRockland1. Bassett Flowers and Gifts, 305 South Main Street, New City2. Petals and Stems, 55 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern3. West Nyack Florist, 726 West Nyack Road4. Dykstra Florist & Greenhouse, 165 North Middletown Road, Pearl River5. Tappan Zee Florist, 176 Main Street, Nyack6. Pine Knoll Florist, 85 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern7. Rockland Florist, 8 Old Haverstraw Road, Congers Get free real-time news alerts from the Mount Vernon NY Patch.
Greeley businesses anticipate increase in sales for Easter this week - Greeley TribuneTuesday, April 11, 2017
Easter lilies, violets and azaleas are the flowers of the hour at Judy Jackson's west Greeley flower shop. Jackson and her team at Cottonwood Florist, 4681 20th St., have started to prepare centerpieces for Easter celebrators and those trying to meet the yearly quota of holiday-themed flowers for their moms. She expects to see more customers in her door come Tuesday and Wednesday. Yep, Easter is only one week away, and it actually came about three weeks later this year than last. According to the National Retail Federation, that's benefiting most businesses. The NRF's annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics found Americans will spend more on Peeps, baskets full of rabbit-shaped goodies and Easter brunch this year than they have in the past. Easter spending this year is expected to reach $18.4 billion, up 6 percent from last year's record-setting $17.3 billion, according to the survey. "Most consumers have almost an entire extra month to shop for Easter this year, and by the time the holiday comes the weather should be significantly warmer than last... http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/business/greeley-businesses-anticipate-increase-in-sales-for-easter-this-week/
Court again rules against florist who refused gay couple - The Spokesman-ReviewTuesday, August 13, 2019
Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, saying it was against her religious beliefs.The court had previously ruled against Stutzman, but a U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado bakery that refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding sent the case back to the Washington high court to determine whether government officials at some point in the process showed intolerance for the florist’s religious beliefs. That led to a new round of legal arguments and a new review of the case.“We now hold that the answer to the Supreme Court’s question is no: the adjudicatory bodies that considered this case did not act with religious animus when they ruled that the florist and her corporation violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination … by declining to sell wedding flowers to a gay couple,” the opinion, written by Justice Sheryl McCloud, said.The case began in 2013, just months after voters had approved the state’s same-sex marriage law and when Ingersoll and Freed, who had been together since 2004, were planning a wedding. Ingersoll went to Stutzman’s shop, where he was a regular customer, to discuss flowers for the wedding.Stutzman, who is a member of the Southern Baptist church and has what the court described as a sincerely held religious belief that marriage can only exist between one man and one woman, said she would not be able to do flowers for wedding because of that belief and “her relationship with Jesus Christ.”It was the first, and so far only, same-sex wedding for which she had been asked to provide arrangements. She said she would sell Ingersoll ... https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jun/06/court-again-rules-against-florist-who-refused-gay-/
Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado's high country - The Colorado SunTuesday, July 09, 2019
Residents of Crested Butte have been wearing out superlatives as the piles of snow around the Wildflower Capital of Colorado have slowly begun to disappear.“Astounding!” “Extraordinary!” “Incredible!”Those adjectives are popping up from petal peepers like the blooms that had been lying in wait under the epic, late-melting snow. After a few sunny days and warmer temperatures, the wildflowers have started showing themselves, unfurling their technicolors in sizes and numbers and combinations not seen in many years, even in a town that has officially been the state’s wildflower capital for three decades.Part of the surprise of this year’s wildflowers is just how wild those plants are behaving: they are all sprouting at once. Bright red Indian paintbrush are mingling with sapphire-blue lupine, gaudy yellow sunflowers, green-on-green corn lilies and magenta wild onions. Larkspur have turned entire fields purple. White prairie flax has bloomed so abundantly that some fields and slopes appear covered in snow. Lemon-colored glacier lilies are thick as thieves.This year’s lupine plants are the size of bushel... https://coloradosun.com/2019/07/04/colorado-wildflower-hikes-super-bloom/
Meet the Denver Florist Who Owns the Bright Pink House on South Pearl Street - 303 MagazineTuesday, July 09, 2019
Wash Park for nearly a decade, but we wondered who was the brains behind all the flowers and frill. Rodriguez is a Colorado native whose love for delicately crafting her floral designs originated in Fort Collins. Today, she juggles raising a family and making sure her customers smile when they receive one of her many exquisite arrangements. Her lawn has to be watered and manicured too.303 Magazine: How did you get started as a florist and open The Ruffly Rose?Emily Rodriguez: I always knew I wanted to have a store of some kind in high school, but I didn’t know what. I was living in Fort Collins and going to CSU (Colorado State University) and I started working at a flower shop there and it was such an awesome experience. The ladies took me under their wing and I knew this was what I wanted to do. After I got married, I moved back to Denver and worked at another store for about a year and it was still a dream of mine and I just told myself, “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.” I knew that if a store were to open, it had to be on South Pearl. I’ve always loved this street ever since I was a little. There’s something just about it — its charm. Then something opened up on Pearl and it just all worked out.303: Was the address for The Ruffly Rose a store originally or just a house you acquired?ER: So the house was built in 1880. It was a farmhouse. There was a family that lived here for a really, really long time and then it was a chiropractor I think before I moved in. It was set up like a doctor’s office.303: Did you paint the exterior pink and green?ER: Yep. We wanted to let people know we were here!Photo by Karson Ha... https://303magazine.com/2019/07/denver-florist-emily-rodriguez-ruffly-rose/
How to garden for the Colorado region - Lakewood SentinelTuesday, July 09, 2019
United States — it is drought-tolerant and thrives in our native, lean soils. Another example of a native species is Liatris punctata, which is better suited to Colorado’s dry and lean soils than the more commonly found Liatris spicata Kobold. Cultivated native plants boast improved aesthetics and naturally thrive in our region. Gaillardia aristata is a short-lived perennial that is native to the western half of the United States. The cultivars of this plant are many and for good reason. Often, blanket flower can become floppy and look unkempt. Cultivated varieties offer bunchier plants with flowers that are bolder, brighter, bigger and longer-lasting. Another example is rubber rabbitbrush, which is widespread in Colorado. You see it along roadsides, including Interstate 470, Route 85/Santa Fe Drive and in the open plains. The fact that it grows along highways and in open country indicates that it is one tough plant! Rabbitbrush is an excellent pollinator plant and the dwarf cultivar, Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa baby blue form, is an easy-to-grow, soft textured, manageable and tidy garden plant. Whatever you plant, remember: Have fun and enjoy! Identifying and utilizing plants that are well-suited to our region makes gardening work much easier. Luckily, much of this work has been done for us through the Plant Select™ Program (www.plantselect.org). This program, a partnership among Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and the horticulture industry, identifies and trials plants for our region. Plants that meet the program’s criteria are labeled Plant Select and can be found at your local garden centers— just look for the Plant Select tag! Whatever you plant, remember that while Colorado has unique gardening challenges, we have unique plant solutions as well! Annie Barrow is the manager of horticulture outreach programs with the Denver Botanic Gardens. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://lakewoodsentinel.com/stories/how-to-garden-for-the-colorado-region,283182