San Antonio Flower Shop News
Forget ordinary flowers. This South Texas woman built a business on veggie bouquets - Corpus Christi Caller-TimesTuesday, March 05, 2019
I can bring this idea to (an) absolutely new level." Now her business, which she runs out of her home, ships one-of-a-kind arrangements to the San Antonio, Victoria and Houston areas. She makes potato wreaths, table arrangements and even wedding bouquets. The eye popping creations can be seen on her Instagram, Facebook and website. WILD VEGGIE BOUQUET Interested in ordering a bouquet? Call 361-219-3887, check out wildveggiebouquet.com or see the latest arrangements on Wild Veggie Bouquet's Facebook and Instagram. RELATED COVERAGE More: Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend More: Here are 10 South Texas ways to say 'I love you' on Valentine's Day More: Here's a list of romantic restaurants to treat your significant other in the Corpus Christi area... https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2019/02/14/texas-woman-built-business-veggie-bouquets-wild-veggie-bouquet/2846641002/
Bullard, ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams’ Texas-inspired Portland restaurant, opens Saturday - OregonLive.comMonday, December 17, 2018
The Woodsman Tavern and the Rise of Redneck RestaurantsThese days, Adams is just as excited about what he’s calling his “San Antonio” chicken, spatchcocked birds that are salted overnight; rubbed with a marinade of toasted and reconstituted chiles, fish sauce and citrus juice; then slow-smoked and broiled to a deep, crispy char. Half or whole chicken will come with tomatillo and avocado salsas, bread-and-butter jalapeños and flour tortillas made from a recipe Adams and chef de cuisine Ricky Bella have been perfecting for months.There will be a burger, of course. Actually, two burgers, Bullard’s inspired by Adams’ favorite Texas chain, Whataburger, Abigail Hall’s nodding to Quist’s beloved In-N-Out. Both are made with a 30-day dry-aged brisket blend from Nicky USA. At Bullard, that beef is seared in smoky rendered beef fat and served with a spicy mustard-mayo mix, iceberg lettuce, raw red onion and vinegar pickles on a house-made roll. At Abigail Hall, it gets smashed in a tortilla press, seared on a cast-iron plancha and served in a double stack with iceberg lettuce, American cheese and special sauce, all wrapped in gold foil. According to Adams, both will cost about $17 with fries: Thick-cut at Bullard; shoestrings at Abigail Hall. img class="image__content" src="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/eLDwV4t6qrBgWHrKhFfJtoiMD4w=/600x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/K664Q4IIQRBW5FNJIN4GFZQ5LA.jpg" srcset="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/8jt... https://www.oregonlive.com/dining/2018/12/bullard-top-chef-finalist-doug-adams-texas-inspired-portland-restaurant-opens-saturday.html
Tubbs of Flowers still abloom in Corpus Christi after 72 yearsTuesday, October 16, 2018
Bobbie McElhaney, who began working for the company in 1969. She is now president of Tubbs of Flowers. “Gertrude went to school and learned the flower business and, afterwards, moved from San Antonio to Corpus Christi.”Tubbs began the business as ESCO Flowers because it was located behind Eastern Seed Co. After she remarried to designer and businessman Jerry Baugh, the couple decided to change the name to Tubbs of Flowers. It has since moved several times before settling in its current location on Staples Street. A succession of Tubbs and Baugh children all helped in the shop as the business became an established Corpus Christi icon.McElhaney began as bookkeeper, moving her career from the bank across the street to the flower shop at an early age. She was married to Ray McElhaney, who had been working at the shop since he was in high school.“His own parents decided to move to Houston, and he opted to stay,” McElhaney said. “Gertrude offered to let him live in her garage apartment while working, and that’s how he eventually became part of her family.”Gertrude Tubbs Baugh died in 2013 at 96. She had outlived most of her family and friends. Although there were many grandchildren in the family, none wanted to take over the business, which is how McElhaney became president.“In the flower business, no one wears one hat,” McElhaney said. “Everyone has to know how to do everything.”With the help of Baugh and her husband, she soon learned how to design flower arrangements.“Gertrude and Jerry taught my husband, who taught me, and the skill and craft is passed on to the next person,” she said. “Designing flowers was a lot more fun than making deposits at the bank.”Of course, McElhaney now does both.Staff member Jennifer Miller came to work at Tubbs of Flowers last year. She brings 20 years’ experience to the long-term operation.“Even though I’ve worked the industry for two decades, Bobbie still shows me new ways of designing,” she said. “I’m learning from her on a monthly basis.”Also working along... https://www.ccbiznews.com/tubbs-of-flowers-still-abloom-in-corpus-christi-after-72-years
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
The free talk will be by Ann Burrell at the Los Altos Library from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
INTRO TO FLORAL DESIGN ... Lanette Anderson, farmer/florist at Hidden Villa Farm, will teach a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, on floral design. The event will be held from 1:55 - 4 p.m. Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa's farm. All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments. Cost is $100 for adults. To register, go to hiddenvilla.org.
Army Couldn't Prepare Texas Florist For Church Massacre - Patch.comTuesday, November 28, 2017
It's the least he can do, he said, to help the community he's come to call home.Santiago finished his Army career in 1997, and rather than return to New York, he stayed in San Antonio and ran a trucking company until he and his wife later settled in Stockdale and bought MooValley flowers from an elderly woman. "We bought a home out here. My wife said I have to find something to do, so I bought a flower shop," he said. His shop sits on the side of the four-lane highway, offers delivery and gets busy during the holidays — Mother's Day, Christmas and Valentine's Day, and also provides arrangements for funeral services. It doesn't have a Facebook page, website, or other social media because Santiago is not tech savvy. After all, Santiago said, he's not in the business for the money. "It's not a profitable job," he said. "But it makes you happy inside."Also See: Emotional Healing In Sutherland Springs Will Take A Long TimePhoto Credit: Wally Santiago Subscribe ...
Bloomin' Across Texas offers floral services in and around Pflugerville - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, May 21, 2019
Carlene Wells is the founder of Bloomin’ Across Texas. (via Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper) Almost 30 years ago, Carlene Wells left her corporate career to pursue “something different,” she said. Her next step followed about a year later when she saw a “for sale” sign on a Pflugerville flower shop.With her mother’s help, Wells said she opened Bloomin’ Across Texas in 1992 as a full-service florist for special occasions, sympathy, gift items and more. Eleven years later, Wells opened a second location in Cedar Park.The business is first and foremost a family affair, Wells said. Her sons have worked at the shop, and when Wells’ father faced a serious illness, Bloomin’ Across Texas became a comfortable gathering location for the family to care for him, she said.Over the decades, Wells said Bloomin’ Across Texas has impacted the lives of other local families as well. Some of the shop’s first flowers decorated a wedding. Flowers followed to celebrate the birth of the couple’s children, and later their proms and wedd... https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/business/2019/05/14/bloomin-across-texas-offers-floral-services-in-and-around-pflugerville/
Flower Child opens in The Woodlands - Houston Chronicle Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Party Architects. Flower Child also will donate a portion of opening day proceeds to Texas Children's Hospital. Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him news tips at email@example.com. Hear him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn about Houston and Texas barbecue culture. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/article/Flower-Child-opens-in-The-Woodlands-13664381.php
Never Mind Flowers, Marijuana Might Be 2019's Hot Mothers Day Gift - ForbesThursday, May 02, 2019
Even mothers in more conservative states may be soon in possession of marijuana gifts. Marijuana Moment reported that the Texas House of Representatives just voted to approve a marijuana decriminalization bill. https://www.forbes.com/sites/julieweed/2019/04/30/never-mind-flowers-marijuana-might-be-2019s-hot-mothers-day-gift/
Growth in gardening: August birth flowers - San Marcos Daily RecordTuesday, April 16, 2019
Gladiolus byzantinus, sometimes known as cornflags, mark many old home sites and cemetery plots in Texas and the south. Their magenta and rarely-white flower spikes are smaller than the hybrids usually available in florists and nurseries.Another interesting gladiolus is Gladiolus natalensis, sometimes known as the parrot gladiolus. Flowers of this species, which is native to Africa, are larger than those of G. byzantinus, and are a brilliant combination of yellowish green and red. Both of these gladioli may be grown as perennials, and usually increase in numbers each year. They are commercially available, however, only from specialty bulb sources.As for the poppy, these comparatively dainty blooms are also available in a wide variety of colors. Red poppies symbolize pleasure, white ones are sent to console the recipient, and yellow poppies send a message of success and wealth. If you don’t want to choose a particular color, you can always plan on having a bouquet by planting a wide range of poppies of many colors in your garden.There is evidence of poppy culture back as far as 5,000 B.C. in the Tigris and Euphrates river region in modern day Iraq. Egyptian tombs contain poppies and the ancient Greeks associated them with Demeter, the goddess of fertility and agriculture. They considered the presence of poppies around a field of grain crops a sign of the goddess’ blessing, which insured a good harvest.Poppies are best planted directly out in the garden as they are not fond of being transplanted. They germinate best at soil temperatures in the 50s or 60s so mid fall is generally a good time to plant them.Select a location with full sun although a little shade is okay as long as they get at least six hours of direct sun. Build up a raised planting bed if the area is not well drained. Most species won’t tolerate soggy soil conditions at all.There are several that I know do very well in our area, I like Breadseed (Papaver somniferum) as their foliage is a grayish blue green and plants reach a height of 2 to 3 feet tall bearing single or double blooms in colors ranging from deep red to pink and lavender.Another nice one is Flanders Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) it has bright red blooms with one or two rows of slightly crinkly petals that somewhat resemble crepe paper. Flanders Poppies were brought to the Georgetown, Texas, area by local resident Henry Compton as he returned from service in France during World War One. These Flanders poppies are still found throughout the area, making Georgetown “The Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”Yet another beauty is the Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) which sports some of the brightest colors in our Texas gardens. The blooms are rather large single flowers in glowing shades of white, yellow, coral orange, pink or red. The plants are typically 1 to 2 feet tall depending on variety and growing conditions.If you know somebody who is celebrating their birthday during the month of August, it’s always a good idea to consider these flowers as a suitable and meaningful gift. Be sure to let the recipient know that these are special August birth month flowers as most folks don’t even know that birth-flowers exist.--Joe Urbach is the publisher of GardeningAustin.com and the Phytonutrient Blog. He has lived in the Central Texas area for over 30 years. Urbach is a certified Texas Master Gardener from Hays County. For more information on the Master Gardener program contact the Hays County AgiLife Extension Service at 512-393-2120.s... https://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/growth-gardening-august-birth-flowers