Local Flower Shop News
Felder Rushing: Quintessential gifts for gardeners - Jackson Clarion LedgerTuesday, December 20, 2016
They’re small, perfectly apt things that all gardeners actually appreciate having.Not garden-related, but be sure to hit your seasonal zany spot: I’m traveling this afternoon to the Hattiesburg Zoo, where at 6:30 there will be a lively presentation of traditional and contemporary carols by a loosely organized group who belong to an international organization called Christmas Tuba. Google it. Some 40 tuba players from Mississippi and Alabama playing carols. Should be quite cheery. Hope to see you there!Email Felder Rushing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekend garden tipsMagnolia leaves and sweet gum balls are perfect, entirely Southern additions to wreaths and swags. They can be stapled to wooden posts and of course spray-painted silver or gold, or glittered or frosted. If you are storing up wood for next week’s solstice fire celebrations, look for that which has been stacked in a dry place for a couple of months or more, which “cures” it and makes it burn hotter with a lot less smoke.2017 TRAVEL PICKS: Travel columnist Ben Williams on his top destinationsRead or Share this story: http://on.thec-l.com/2hOdOyR... http://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/habitat/2016/12/16/felder-rushing-quintessential-gifts-gardeners/95429838/
Pine Belt florists preparing for Valentines Day - WDAM-TVThursday, February 18, 2016
HATTIESBURG, MS -Valentine's Day is just around the corner and flower shops are busier than ever.At the Bellevue Florist shop roses were cut, flower arrangements were made and chocolates were on display. The owners Shelia and Mike Schneider said sales are higher this year than in 2015. Sales have also increased on a national level according to the National Retail Federation. People will spend an average of 146.84 dollars and total spending will add up to 19.7 billion. 1.9 million dollars will be spent on flowers and 4.4 billion will be spent on jewelry. Shelia Schneider said her favorite part about Valentine's Day is helping people find the perfect gift for their significant other.“You feel like you can help somebody, especially the guys that come in with that deer in the headlight look,” said Schneider. “You can persuade them this way or that way or help them.”Schneider said the shop is not usually open on Sunday but tomorrow they are making an exception for Valentine’s day. ... http://www.wdam.com/story/31216288/pine-belt-florists-preparing-for-valentines-day
Local florist beats breast cancer, opens own floral shop after being fired - Fox 4Wednesday, March 14, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop, she was finishing orders until two in the morning and returned to open her shop for Valentine's day just a few hours later.She's been busy, but she says it's a good kind of busy compared to last year around the same time."We had to stop taking deliveries today because I had so many", she told Four In Your Corner. When Fox 4 stopped by Renee's shop, she was putting together bouquets for last minute Valentine's Day orders. But this time last year, she was in a completely different space. Mason had just been let go from her job at another flower shop. She says she was told her treatment schedule was hurting their bottom line. At the time, she had a grueling chemotherapy schedule and was in the middle of battling breast cancer. "My first thought was, 'oh my God! What am I gonna do? How am I gonna pay my bill? I'm going into treatment!'".Thankfully, Mason ha...
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half block of property, making it the “largest and b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
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
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring