Greeley Flower Shop News
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...
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...
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/
Arvada flower farmer embraces 'Colorful Colorado' in business - The Denver ChannelTuesday, September 10, 2019
ARVADA, Colo. — In Colorado, there's a deep appreciation for locally made products and locally grown foods. Take, for example, this local up-and-coming urban farmer, who is spreading the love for our state with flowers.Gina Schley opened SheGrows two years ago on three acres in the heart of Arvada. Rows of rare and elegant flowers adorn the property.“You know, they're fragile flowers,” she said. “They're beautiful. But when you buy locally, and it's cut fresh, it's going to last a lot longer in your vase.”Schley is planting more than seeds at her urban farm. She's cultivating a community.She and her husband bought the land near 72nd Avenue and Kipling Street, and revived it from ruins.“So many people have come by and said, 'Thank you for not bulldozing that house. Thank you for keeping the house and farming the land,'" Schley said. She said the flower farm was built to bring people together, and she extends an open invitation for you to experience the peaceful setting.Her unique varieties have caught the... https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/arvada-flower-farmer-embraces-colorful-colorado-in-business
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Colorado Dahlia Society brings flower show to Loveland - Loveland Reporter-HeraldTuesday, September 10, 2019
Cindy Sprague’s yard on Aug. 21, 2019. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s yard is full of dahlias, which she will display Sept. 7-8, 2019, at the Colorado Dahlia Society annual show, "It’s a Picnic!" at the Loveland Public Library. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)The lavender dahlias in Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s yard include the Mystery Day, in the back, and Jean Marie, in the front, pictured on Aug. 21, 2019. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)Cindy Sprague has orange-colored dahlias called My Cindy growing at her Loveland home on Aug. 21, 2019. Sprague is a member of the Colorado Dahlia Society. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)What normally would be a colorful landscape in Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s backyard has just a few pops of brightness.Sprague, who grows dahlias and is down to 150 from 170 plants, cites tall trees and a late spring for a delayed bloom, but she’ll have plenty to bring Sept. 7-8 to the Loveland Public Library for the Colorado Dahlia Society 2019 annual show, “It’s a Picnic!”“They are a couple of weeks late starting to open,” said Sprague, past-president of the Colorado Dahlia Society and a dahlia grower for about 20 years. “By the Loveland show, most of them will be blooming. If not, they probably won’t bloom.”Dahlias are grown as annuals in Colorado and should be planted at the end of May. A sun-lovin... https://www.reporterherald.com/2019/08/31/colorado-dahlia-society-brings-flower-show-to-loveland/
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/