Local Flower Shop News
Longtime downtown florist moving - Burlington Times NewsTuesday, May 30, 2017
Moorefield's new location on S. Mebane St.; Paramount Theater to expand Bill Cresenzo Times-News @bcresenzotn
Moorefield’s Florist, one of downtown Burlington's oldest businesses, plans to relocate into a new building on South Mebane Street to make room for a city-planned expansion of the Paramount Theater.Lee Wilson of Wilson Homes has submitted plans to the city to build a new Moorefield's location at 1532 S. Mebane St., across from the Kernodle Senior Center.Wilson said that Chuck Thompson, the owner of Moorefield's, bought the land from him and that his company is building a new location that will be made of steel with a brick front façade.If plans proceed, Wilson said he hopes to have the 1,608-square-foot building finished by August.Moorefield's Florist has been in downtown Burlington for 83 years. It has been in its present location at 138 E. Front St. for 60 years.Thompson said that he looked for a location downtown but could not find the right-size space.He also lo... http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20170523/longtime-downtown-florist-moving
Grafton Floral's Larew recognized at the 2018 Teleflora Unit President's Meeting - Mountain StatesmanSunday, February 11, 2018
GRAFTON—Sheila Larew, our very own local florist from Grafton Floral, was recognized on several fronts at the 2018 Unit President’s Meeting. The florist co-owner traveled to Los Angeles, CA, and joined 44 other unit presidents in attendance at the Renaissance Hotel.Each year, there is a different theme for the meeting and this year it was called “AIM,” which stood for aspire, involved and motivate.The attendees went to several meetings, where they were taught different networking skills. The importance of how to utilize social media from a business perspective was emphasized.During the event, a trade fair, which included several different vendors, exhibited products for potential use by those in attendance.According to Larew, she won a Floral Education scholarship, valued at $1800, by choosing a gift from a table provided by Teleflora. In addition, she will be attending an all-expense paid trip titled “Everything but the Bouquet” from June 1-3, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sheila also raised $3,000 in scholarship money...
Blue Iris Flowers to move back to Catonsville - Baltimore SunSunday, February 11, 2018
Teal Cary, director of the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. “We’re just excited to have her back.”“Catonsville is definitely missing having a florist right on Frederick Road,” Cary added.A reopening date will be announced after Valentine’s Day, which Glascock said is the shop’s busiest time of year. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/catonsville/ph-ca-at-blue-iris-0214-story.html
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
1-800-Flowers, Food Network and others wrap up Messenger for ... - Mobile MarketerSunday, February 11, 2018
Mobile Marketer.1-800-Flowers lets shoppers make purchases through the company's chatbot on Messenger. Shoppers can browse through a collection of seasonal products and connect with the online florist's customer care team for immediate assistance, all within Messenger. Fandango is offering $2 off purchases of two or more movie tickets made on the Fandango extension or bot.Food Network's bot for Messenger includes a "Surprise Me!" notification to provide people with tips, recipes and inspiration for a romantic meal. The brand is also updating its Meal Match feature — a game that lets people in a group chat vote which meals they like best — to include Valentine's Day-themed dishes. IHeartRadio's bot lets listeners play a variety of Valentines-themed stations like "Slow Jams Radio" and "Love Songs Radio," which will be hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson until Feb. 18.Insight:The news points to how brands can leverage messaging apps to create one-to-one experiences for holiday's like Valentine's Day. Beyond that, these activations also suggest that brands are looking beyond creating interactive dialogs on Messenger and are increasingly consider how to drive purchases via the platform. This year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $143.56 on the holiday, up from $136.57 last year, according to the National Retail Federation.Facebook in the past couple of years has urged brands to...
Millennials are bringing back the humble houseplant - StarTribune ... - Minneapolis Star TribuneSunday, February 11, 2018
Phone in handEdina florist Amy Backman, owner of Spruce Flowers & Home, has seen a big increase in interest and demand for green plants in the past five years, especially from younger people who see them on their social media feeds. These buyers often walk into her shop, phone in hand, and say, “I want that plant,” not always knowing what “that” plant is or whether their space or lifestyle is well suited to it.“Fiddle-leaf figs have been really popular, and you see a lot of tall and gorgeous varieties on Instagram,” said Backman. “The problem is that those plants in the photo are probably several years old, and the starter varieties are much smaller, which is often a disappointment. They can also be a bit finicky and go through ups and downs during the year, where sometimes they look great, and sometimes they look a little sick. So I help educate my customers who are new to indoor plants.”The popularity of contemporary and midcentury modern home style means that plants with a minimal look, like succulents, are also in demand. They’re a good choice for people who are likely to neglect them, as they do best when left alone.Similarly modern in form is the Chinese money plant, which has smooth pancake-shaped leaves on long, thin green stems that spring out in every direction like an Ikea light fixture. Easy to care for, they’re known as the friendship plant because a stem cut from it will root in a glass of water and can be planted in soil and given to a friend (a good thing, because Chinese money plants tend to be pricey).For homeowners who want a plant that requires more care and nurturing (and for many young people, especially those without yards or children, that’s part of the appeal), fiddle-leaf figs are a good choice because they need more careful watering, fertilizing and leaf polishing for optimum ... http://www.startribune.com/millennials-are-bringing-back-the-humble-houseplant/472381753/