Local Flower Shop News
Florists' long history in city - Lethbridge HeraldTuesday, December 12, 2017
Taylor was both a florist and a seed man. He had fresh-cut flowers, wedding bouquets and floral designs available in his shop on the corner of Bartlett and London Streets, or 12 Street and 7 Avenue South today.The Terrill Floral Company, which opened on 11 Street South, specialized in growing roses and carnations, as well as house and garden plants. Eventually they moved their storefront to 604 3 Ave. S. and maintained a greenhouse at 2015 6 Ave. N. The Frache brothers, who owned greenhouses at Henderson Park and on the north side of Lethbridge, bought the Terrill Floral Company in 1928. They eventually closed their operations in 1955. The 1930s saw a boom in flower shops, florists and greenhouses. The Marquis Flower Shop, originally established by the Medicine Hat Greenhouses with manager H. Coventry, was purchased by Fred Edmunson in 1938. The Marquis Flower Shop is still operating today, 79 years after it was established. It has moved storefront locations three times, from the first floor of the Marquis Hotel of 4 Avenue South, to 312 6 St. S., to its current home at 905 3 Ave. S.Lorna Perry was a clerk and assistant manager for the Marquis Flower Shop before opening her own shop, Lorna’s Flowers, in 1953 at 1508 9 Ave. S. Lorna retired in 1987 and the new owner renamed the shop Flowers on 9th.The exhibit “Say it with Flowers” is showing at the Galt Museum & Archives until Jan. 16.Your old photos, documents, and artifacts might ... http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/12/12/florists-long-history-in-city/
For love and for money, more seniors are staying employed - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, October 24, 2017
Crater High student in the late 1950s."I was working at the Craterian Theater and the Medford Flower Shop on East Main," Williams said. "I was still working there when the flower shop moved to Bartlett in the late 1950s and early 1960s."After taking time off to have four children, Williams returned to the flower shop, earning $1.85 an hour."Then a friend told me about the Red Baron (former restaurant at the Medford airport)," she said. "After six months they told me they would pay $2.50 an hour; with tips, that was a no-brainer."After 11 years, she did management stints at K & D, Shenandoah and Colony Far East restaurants. Admittedly, she was ready for a change, she said. She jumped at the opportunity to return to the floral business at Corrine's Flowers & Gifts 30 years ago."I grew up here and my kids all grew up here," Williams said. "I love the flowers, and I know the people; that's what keeps me going."Longtime customers might be the only thing that hasn't changed for older workers. Just about every workplace has been revolutionized by technological advances and regulatory reforms since those 65 and older earned their first paycheck.Long ago, flowers sold locally were shipped over the Siskiyous on a Greyhound bus out of San Francisco."Now they come in from Ecuador and Colombia by FedEx air," Williams said. "The quality of the flowers is a lot nicer, and they last a lot longer."Clientele desires and demands have changed over the decades, too."Times got busier, people got busier," Williams said. "They do a lot more one-stop shopping, so our business had to come up with other ideas to get customers back."Funerals were a bread-and-butter income stream for florist shops in the 1950s and 1960s, she said. "But a lot of people don't have services now, so we have to come up with other ideas to sell flowers. We have to give them more options."Perhaps nothing has grown more byzantine and voluminous than the U.S. tax code over the past 40 years. Medford CPA Fred Johannsen has plied his trade since 1977."It's always been a challenging profession because of continual changes in tax laws and regulations, and everything that goes with it," said the longtime partner of Johannsen, Dye & Purkeypile CPAs. "You find your niche, and your expertise keeps you going. You try not to delve into areas you're not totally familiar with."Although computer programs and e-filing rule the present, a stash of sharpened pencils and a 10-key adding machine are always within reach.At 68, he could choose other pursuits, but Johannsen is comfortable in his domain. He sees other people his age, or older, continuing their work."It crossed my mind," Johannsen said. "Why are they still doing that? It could be need, enjoyment, health insurance, or a whole slew of things. Maybe they like to get out of the house in the morning."He's thought about slowing down, but retirement has yet to join his lexicon."I never put a time frame on when I went to work here," he said. "I didn't think about retiring or walking out the door when I was 65. I enjoy my profession, and keeping busy."Sometimes, it's not the business or profession, but the employer that keeps workers on the job.Sandy Hight raised two children while working for Safeway and Albertsons before turning her attention to caring for her mother, who was struggling with Alzheimer's disease. Hight returned to the grocery business at Shady Cove Market after moving to the Upper Rogue region. When Hight's supervisor, Tami Meerten, moved on to the Edgewater Inn on the banks of the Rogue River, Hight soon followed, handling the front desk and breakfast counter."I've been working with Tami for alm... http://www.mrt.com/news/article/For-love-and-for-money-more-seniors-are-staying-12242790.php
Frank Kreutzer, florist for 47 years, trades roses for retirement - WCPOWednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT, Ky. - It's the end of the line at Kreutzer & Dorl Florist.After more than 65 years, the family-owned busiess is closing its doors for good.The owner, 73-year-old Frank Kreutzer, says he's trading in roses for retirement. Kreutzer has been working six days a week for the past 47 years."My parents started it in 1953. I grew up in it,” Kreutzer said.He's seen the highs and lows."I have a lady who was a customer for 50 years. Customer for my parents. She did all her daughter's weddings." But times have changed, he said."When you think about it and look around, you don't see many of them any more. There's just not a lot of floral shops here," he noted.Kreutzer said he's no match for big businesses like amazon. And it's a shame. He says local businesses provide an opportunity to know your community. "I think that's what's missing when you get them from a mass marketer - that's just shipping them in a box,” he said. “That's all it is. Flowers shipped in a box. I think the end of an era is coming from that standpoin...
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...
The Coolest Wedding Flower Inspo from New York Fashion Week FW18 - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
C-O-V-E-R-E-D. Whenever a fashion week comes around, there's something besides the new collections that we're falling over ourselves to see. Season after season, the genius set designers and florists manage to amaze and inspire us with their over-the-top, fantastical runway designs (see: the iconic Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show). And of course, all we can see when we look at said runways are ways you could take these whimsical ideas and turn them into something unique for your wedding! From floral pillars to "rambling rose hedges," prepare to get inspired.They've done it again. The Putnam's never cease to amaze us with their crazy-creative, lush, modern designs and this is no exception. Try using simple square pillars as aisle markers and having your florist create much smaller versions of these down the aisle. Bonus points for color-blocking as shown here.Absolutely dreamy, this runway was created by Miranda Brooks (a contributing editor at Vogue), using thousands of pink carnations. We don't want to say we told you so...but...we told y'all carnations are cool now! Not only that, they're one of the most cost-effective flowers you can use, and make an impact when used en masse. Translate this to your wedding by having your florist create a mini garden of carnations (not by planting, but by placing in foam) as a ceremony "structure," with an empty circle in the middle for ...
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