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Red Deer art exhibit: Flowers symbolize “essence of life” for cancer survivorTuesday, August 28, 2018
A “celebration of life” exhibit by an Alberta cancer survivor speaks to the therapeutic value of art.Close-Up: Paintings by Donna Gallant, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, reveals the magnificent colours, shapes and textures of roses, irises, gladiolas, tulips and begonias.The striking show, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, appears to put flowers under a magnifying glass so that viewers’ eyes can take in their interior “drama,” said the artist, Gallant.Up close, the stamens, filaments and petals she’s painted take on an abstract perspective. But when viewed from across the room, they come together in intricate, floral detail.Gallant compares this to life: Sometimes you don’t know why you are experiencing something in the moment its happening. But you eventually gain a big-picture view with the passage of time.The Lethbridge-based painter recalled being initially drawn to ominous dark colours and spiky shapes at the centre of flowers when she began painting this series a decade ago.Shortly after, Gallant was diagnosed with early-stage uterine cancer in 2010. It made her wonder if her preoccupat... https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/red-deer-art-exhibit-flowers-symbolize-essence-of-life-for-cancer-survivor/
Special delivery for Fort Mac moms - Lethbridge HeraldMonday, May 23, 2016
Later Saturday afternoon, Braun, her husband, 13-year-old daughter Keara, and Braun’s mother filled the backseat of Braun’s SUV with the flowers and began the drive up north. When they reached Red Deer, the group needed a place to sleep for the night, and the manager at the Super 8 happily donated two rooms when it was learned what they were doing.They continued the drive to Edmonton on Mother’s Day, to deliver the flowers to the evacuees at the Northlands Expo Centre. Standing outside the front door, they handed them to mothers as they walked out.“It was super sweet. There were a couple kids and husbands or dads that came up and asked for flowers for their moms or wives,” said Braun. “We got lots of hugs, smiles, some tears from people. So many people took the time to talk for a couple minutes to express their thanks.”What really stood out to Braun was the reaction they received from the men, who appeared grateful to have something to give their loved one when they had no other means.“The look in their eyes… when they said thank you…I think because their wife or their mom was still getting recognized in a way that maybe they couldn’t have done it and they just seemed so appreciative of it.”For Braun, it really hit her hard when they shared stories of losing their homes. One man told her how he and his wife were evacuated to separate areas.“It had been six days and he still hadn’t talked to her. I just teared up right away,” said Braun. “When the safe list came out, he looked on it and saw her name, so he knows that she’s safe, but he still wasn’t able to talk to her.”Braun said it all wouldn’t have been possible without her family members and sponsors who helped along the way.“They were a really big help with organizing it, and picking things up, and doing everything that needed to be done,” said Braun.She is also grateful to Preston from National Car and Truck Rental who offered to donate a vehicle if hers wasn’t big enough to fit the flowers.“There are so many necessities people need, and I know there are a lot of organizations donating… but for moms on Mother’s Day to be without their homes and uncertain of the future, sometimes a little bit of flowers goes a long way,” said Sharon Ulrich, owner of Flowers on 9th.That’s why she didn’t hesitate to donate when Braun phoned. Ulrich chipped in some spider mums, sunflowers, alstromeria and potted plants.“I think it’s really nice what they did, to give to other people and try and make them feel better at a difficult time,” said Ulrich. “It’s not a necessity, but just something to brighten their days.”Follow @MelissaVHerald on TwitterLeave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/05/11/special-delivery-for-fort-mac-moms/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
It's Tulip and Daffodil Season—Here's Where to Order Flowers in Seattle - TheStranger.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Seattle. Central Cafe and Juice BarThe eco-conscious cafe gets tulips and mixed bouquets delivered from Fall City florist Sweet Blissful Blooms every Tuesday and Saturday. Stop by in person to scoop up a bundle (and a pastry to go, while you're at it). CureFrom Wednesday-Saturday, you can add pastel-hued daffodils and tulips from local farmers to your charcuterie, sandwich, and/or cocktail kit order, either online or by phone. Note: These have limited availability, and they tend to go fast. Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop Want something nice to look at while you drink beer from your Hill City growler? Text Sunshine by Tuesday at 916-396-2166 to reserve a $15 Cha New Life Garden bouquet for pickup on April 30, from 1:30-7:30 pm. Kubota GardenThe local Japanese garden will move its annual spring plant sale fundraiser online. Stock up on house plants and pick them up in your car on May 8-9. Order by 1 p.m. on May 7. Lantern BrewingOrder $15 bouquets from Pike Place vendors Blong's Garden and pick them up from the brewery on Thursday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Left BankTo soothe your stuck-inside-during-springtime-blues, the South Park natural wine shop's standing Friday Night Wine pickup and delivery program now includes the option of adding a $30 bouquet from Bleedfoot Florals. London PlaneStarting on May 8 and continuing every Friday, the Melrose Market joint's flower shop will make springtime flower deliveries. If you're someone who likes to freshen your vase every week, opt for their four-week subscription, or consider their at-home floral arrangement class on May 15, which comes with flowers and a vase. They're also putting together special arrangements for Mother's Day, which will be delivered to moms on May 9. Neighborhood Farmers MarketsMany of the flower vendors you usually buy from at your neighborhood farmers market continue to offer their services while the majority of markets remain closed. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets Shopper Sourcing Guide contains everything you need to know about ordering from places like Alm Hill Gardens, Blong’s Garden, Chao Cheng, Choice Bulb, and others. Peony BakeryThe remote Peony Bakery (aka "just a teacher who likes to bake") has Pike Place flowers and DIY cookie kits available for a limited time. All proceeds from flower sales will ... https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/04/28/43529672/its-tulip-and-daffodil-season-heres-where-to-order-flowers-in-seattle
Can flowers live through a pandemic? | Herald Community Newspapers - liherald.comSunday, January 17, 2021
By Alexandra Whitbeck Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in late March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Roses, lilies and daisies tend to live longer than hyacinths, tulips and lilacs, however, the maximum lifespan of cut flowers is still about a week with maximum care. Since Phase One of New York’s reopening plan began May 27, florists were able to open in a limited manner with hopes of restocking as much as possible. Face masks and a limited capacity were requirements made by New York State that Imperial Florist in Baldwin, Flowers by Mike in Oceanside and Duryea’s Flower Shop in Freeport are all following in order to continue peddling petals. Ann Marie Pierce at Imperial Florist in Baldwin has been operating her shop with only one in-store employee and one delivery driver since late May, accepting curbside and delivery orders. According to Pierce, for “at least six weeks we didn’t work at all.” Imperial Floris... https://www.liherald.com/merrick/stories/can-flowers-live-through-a-pandemic,126506
Clarksville florist heading to DC to decorate the White House for Christmas - NewsChannel5.comSunday, January 17, 2021
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville floral designer is taking her talents to the White House. Out of thousands of people who applied, Kassie Peterson was chosen as one of the florists to join the White House Christmas decorating crew."It was a humbling thing because I enjoy it so much and they always say find something you would do for free as a job," Peterson said.Peterson opened her floral shop "Kassie Kay Floral Designs" back in June on Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville during the midst of the pandemic. "It's been very challenging," said Peterson. "We had to dial back a lot of our workshops and in-person events."She says going to the White House for this opportunity was a dream come true."This year it was one of my reach goals for 2020," Peterson said. "I try to be a goal setter, it keeps me on task and this was one of my reach goals for 2020 so I was ecstatic when I heard the news."Peterson will leave for D.C. on Thanksgiving day. She will be assisting the first lady in preparing the White House for the holidays, spending three days, 11 hours each decorating."Super honoring and the idea that people come from all over the country and give time an... https://www.newschannel5.com/news/clarksville-florist-heading-to-d-c-to-decorate-the-white-house-for-christmas
Budding florists get day in the sun in new reality series - Your ValleySunday, January 17, 2021
P) — They designed epic floral statements in limited time with some very intense judges, but the contestants on the new reality competition series “Full Bloom” did not wilt under pressure.Ten budding florists from around the United States compete in wildly creative floral design challenges on the eight-episode HBO Max series. It debuts Thursday on the streaming service.Contestants accept two themed challenges per episode -- with the luxury of choosing from the best blooms -- and spin flowers into art. The show lifts the curtain on the high-pressure world of floral design and what it takes to be successful. It’s not as easy as it may seem.“It’s not just about who’s making the most beautiful bouquet. That is part of it. We all have to make beautiful things for our clients. But it is so much about the journey of being in the floral industry, which people just do not understand," judge Elizabeth Cronin said.While it may appear that florists just “play with flowers,” she said, the work can and does lead to injuries, and the show reveals “the real deal of what it is to be a florist.”Cronin is one of the show’s three judges, along with Simon Lycett and Maurice Harris, all well-known in the floral design world and with some famous clients. https://www.yourvalley.net/stories/budding-florists-get-day-in-the-sun-in-new-reality-series,200666