Local Flower Shop News
Greer's Florist celebrates 60 years of business - Glasgow Daily TimesTuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, customers stopped by to share memories with Davie Greer and her daughters.Among them was Cindy Wilson of the Etoile community of Barren County.Wilson brought with her a tiny plastic Holstein cow and a write-up explaining the story involving the cow.“When Grandaddy passed away, he was a farmer and he milked cows, I wanted a little Holstein in his casket,” Wilson said, talking about her grandfather, James Oliver.Davie Greer searched all over town for a Holstein and finally found one at the Tractor Supply Company store, but to get the Holstein she had to purchase the entire farm set, Wilson said.Members of Wilson's family have been customers for Greer's Florist for many years.The Greers did the flowers for Wilson's grandmother, Grace Oliver's, funeral, as well as Wilson's wedding and her son and daughter's prom flowers.The Greers have served other generations of local families through the years, including the Alexanders.“I'm doing Trey Alexander's wedding next Saturday and we did his grandparents' wedding 50 years ago,” said Edwards. “Rick and Judy (Alexander) would have been married 50 years in December, I think he said.”Brenda Mutter, now Brenda Leftwich, shared the story about her wedding, which was done by Greer's Florist.“She loved daffodils. She wanted her wedding done in daffodils,” said Davie Greer.Another customer, Mary Ethel Jewell, brought in a box of corsages she had saved over the years.“One of them had a card that my grandmother wrote that says, 'Stanley Russell — a corsage for you,'” Doty said. “Isn't that neat?”Through the years, the business has changed quite a bit. At one time, a flower shop sold only flowers, but Davie Greer said that's not the case now. The flower shop now sells an assortment of gifts, as well.Davie Greer also recalled how they would take orders for flowers.“I remember when people would order flowers and say, 'I will come and pay for it after I cut my tobacco and sell it,'” she said. “They ran almost a year's worth of bill and they would come in and pay it.”Davie Greer, Edwards and Doty reminisced about Pearl Greer and thought about what she might say if she knew the family business has been going strong for 60 years.Doty thought her grandmother might say, “'Is that what they wanted?'”“If we were doing something that she didn't really like she would say, 'is that what they wanted?' and that was her way of saying she really didn't like it,” Doty said.Davie Greer though... http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/greer-s-florist-celebrates-years-of-business/article_d57c60b4-b5e1-11e6-97a3-d7dc92689f26.html
A warm goodbye for Berghaus Flowers after 126 years (photos) - cleveland.comThursday, February 04, 2016
Cleveland history.The Berghaus story here began with five family members -– three brothers, a sister and their mother -- who left Friedrichstadt in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein in the early 1880s.By 1889, the brothers were florists on Cleveland's West Side. They moved to the current site at 3257 West 41st St. in 1902, and built a small store and greenhouses. All of that was razed around 1915, except for one soaring chimney that remains, and five new greenhouses and a brick storefront became the core of the business.Today, two of glass houses remain, with the other three re-purposed for storage and work space.The elegant house is unoccupied, and the only residents are cats in the greenhouses –- Oscar, a gray and white male, and Midnight, a jet black female and several of her offspring.Fawcett says that the cats will remain long after the last Berghaus has gone.Kim Berghaus described the final Saturday afternoon as both festive and wistful."There was a constant in and out, with family, friends, neighbors and people who used to work here coming and going," he said.One neighbor, a woman who lives across the street, had threatened to come over and picket, "because you can't leave,'' Norm Berghaus quoted her as saying.Plain Dealer photographer Lisa DeJong contributed to this story. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/01/post_325.html
Dewar Nurseries Launches Family Owned Floral Retail BrandTuesday, October 30, 2018
Combining their love of farm-to-table trends and natural beauty with their passion for the family business, the Dewar sisters are excited to launch their florist-quality assortment of potted plants in trendy containers designed to complement home settings.AdvertisementThe Life in Bloom collection includes potted house plants, holiday plants, and roses. It will also feature a new edible fruit collection including olives, bananas, tea, kiwis, figs, and berries, to name a few. The new brand is available in major retailers and supermarkets throughout the U.S.“Elizabeth & Alexandra offers florist-quality plants in aesthetically pleasing containers to create a product that can be purchased, presented, and immediately enjoyed,” says Alexandra Dewar.The new brand’s namesakes are the granddaughters of Dewar Nurseries’ founder, Alex Dewar. They represent the third generation of Dewar family growers, and have spent much of their lives participating in the ever-expanding family business.“With 55 years of successful growers in our family lineage, we are proud to continue this tradition while remaining true to our personal strengths and passions,” says Elizabeth Dewar. “Life in Bloom by Elizabeth & Alexandra brings a touch of elegance to everyday life. We’re proud to deliver potted beauty that perfectly coordinates with every living space.”The Elizabeth & Alexandra brand will debut at the PMA Fresh Summit trade event in Orlando on Oct. 19-20, 2018.Founded in 1963, Dewar Nurseries began as a single nursery with a tea... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/dewar-nurseries-launches-family-owned-floral-retail-brand/
6 tips on buying flowers onlineTuesday, October 30, 2018
Most people don’t have flowers in their gardens that they can pick as it takes a lot of discipline to grow them. The easiest way to give someone flower is to order it at the online florist shop. The following are 6 tips on what you should do before buying flowers online. Find Out Whether the Flower is in SeasonIf you want to give someone flower, you would first think what flowers she likes. However, before ordering the flowers, you must first check whether the flower is in season. If the flower is in season, it will be cheaper as they don’t have to be imported. For example, poinsetta is always available in Christmas season. Tulip comes to mind when it is in the spring season. Roses, dahlias, peonies and snapdragons are some of the flowers of summer season. Usually, you can check the seasonal flowers at the online florist site. Buy Flowers that Matches Her PersonalityIf you have no idea what types of flower she likes, you can just buy flowers that matches her personality. Every flower carries a different meaning. You can search online for the meaning of these flowers and order a custom bouquet containing the flowers that carries the meaning you want to tell her. A custom flower bouquet like this will make the recipient feel more special. Use the Category Navigation to Find a Flower for the OccasionYou can also navigate the site using the category to find ... https://augustafreepress.com/6-tips-on-buying-flowers-online/
New shop AY Flowers opens its doors in GlendaleTuesday, October 30, 2018
What a nice place to be."“Best flower shop I've ever been to," added Yelper Anna P. "Amazing selection, great florist and good customer service.”Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. AY Flowers is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)... https://hoodline.com/2018/10/new-shop-ay-flowers-opens-its-doors-in-glendale
Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppersTuesday, October 30, 2018
And of course, if you'd rather choose the flowers for your home, you can always browse a huge selection at WaitroseFlorist.com. ... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/shopping/a23560057/waitrose-surprise-flower-online-delivery-service/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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