Appomattox Flower Shop News
Flowers are a passion for Hannah Warfield at Brown's Floral Design - ThetribunepapersSunday, February 11, 2018
After graduating from Appalachian State in 2002, Hannah managed the grounds and wedding/events at Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson in Richmond, Virginia. (www.tuckahoeplantation.com) There she tended 7 acres of formal estate gardens, cutting gardens for wholesale and fell in love with historic garden restoration. Her career at Tuckahoe grew to include managing weddings and developing her talent for wedding floral design, using flowers from the historic gardens and grounds.With this type of professional background, when Hannah first moved here, she worked as a landscape consultant for homes in Biltmore Forest, where she advised on the care of mature gardens, reviving and rejuvenating them. In fact, she still enjoys garden consultation, helping clients see the potential in their own backyard.The emphasis at Brown’s is in providing beautiful bouquets of flowers for all kinds of occasions—birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, and many other occasions—through her shop. For example on the table nearby was a wrist corsage for a father-daughter dance Saturday night. It certainly displayed an artistic touch for a special occasion. On a more somber note, Hannah said, “She has found it a meaningful part of her work to arrange flowers for someone’s passing, for the funerals or graveside services.” She herself has experienced some difficult personal losses in the last few years so can empathize with the sorrow and is sensitive to needs of families during difficult times. She often helps with the flowers at West Funeral Home & Memorial nearby in Weaverville. Her arrangements are delicate and unique with a choice of flowers not often seen together.For unique varieties of the freshest and most beautiful cut flowers Hannah either grows them herself or supports a number of local famers like the Never Ending Flower Farm of Kurt & Loretta Ball in Barnardsville or the Flourish Flower Farm in Candler by Niki and William Irving. Of course their floral offerings change with the season, but the flower quality is exceptional. The blooms haven’t traveled for weeks to get to this area so will undoubtedly stay fresh and last longer. She particularly likes to incorporate fra... http://www.thetribunepapers.com/2018/02/01/flowers-are-a-passion-for-hannah-warfield-at-browns-floral-design/
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Google search data. Most of the favorite gifts were to be expected, but some that made the top five were surprising. In Kansas, a flask made the top five gifts list, while in Connecticut, Virginia, Texas and both North and South Carolina, Yeti coolers were in the top five. Pedicures made the top five most popular list in Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Grafton Floral's Larew recognized at the 2018 Teleflora Unit President's Meeting - Mountain StatesmanSunday, February 11, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sheila also raised $3,000 in scholarship money, which is the highest amount raised for all of the units. This scholarship money could send up to three people from West Virginia to attend a professional training, of their choice, at the Teleflora Scholarship academy.Because of the awards Larew won, she said she believed West Virginia was well represented.“I really enjoyed this year’s meeting and felt proud that West Virginia was recognized,” expressed Larew.Each unit was required to bring something that was made in their state. Florists, who presented, had to state their name, what they brought, and what it meant to their home state.Larew brought “WV marbles,” which were made out of Paden City, West Virginia. Each little bag of marbles had a note on it that read, “Just in case you think you’re losing your marbles…you can find them in West Virginia.”The meeting wasn’t all just work; the attendees were also treated to an evening of fun.“One of the benefits of attending the President’s meeting is the ‘mystery night,’” shared Larew. “All of the units Presidents were put on a bus to a surprise event and this year’s event was a live production of Aladdin presented at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.”Larew revealed that Teleflora pays for all expenses for this event.While in Los Angeles, Larew was able to enjoy another favorite pastime.“I went to the Price is Right. I didn’t get up on stage, but it was a lot of fun,” Larew said.Teleflora is always continuing education and looking forward to a great 2018.“Teleflora encourages members to join the Teleflora board and taking advantage of the great opportunities as a board member as I have,” said Larew.She reported that she is having a show in Brideport for Teleflora on April 9.“Everyone is welcome to attend. We would love to see you there,” she commented.Please contact Larew at 304-265-4260 for more information.
Top Florist in Northern VA, OpenBlooms, Partners with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur for Valentine's Day - BenzingaSunday, February 11, 2018
OpenBlooms, the premier flower delivery company in Virginia, has announced a collaboration with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to create an exclusive gift offering for the 2018 Valentine's Day, featuring handcrafted chocolates and long stem roses.(PRWEB) February 06, 2018 Top northern Virginia florist and flower delivery service, OpenBlooms, has announced a collaboration with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to provide an exclusive Valentine's Day gift offering, the Bouquet di Amore. The exclusive offering will be available through OpenBlooms.com and also offered free to the winner of a specially crafted Valentine's Day Story Contest, which will be promoted on the OpenBlooms Facebook page.For his part of the collaboration, Chef Santosh created an exclusive set of handcrafted chocolates, each made in small batches and with no preservatives. OpenBlooms is providing a stunning bouquet wrap featuring a dozen 50cm red roses accented with eucalyptus and ruscus."By partnering with Chef Santosh, we're able to bring a unique experience to our cu...