Local Flower Shop News
McClendon, Helen MarieTuesday, July 03, 2018
Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born in Knoxville, to the late Herman and Edna Hall. Helen was a secretary for the Electric Power Board.She is survived by a cousin, Judy Dial of Gadsden, Al.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Wayland Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Family would like to give a special thanks to her friend, Phyllis Smith.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army, 800 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403.Please share your memories of Helen with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, Tn. 37412. http://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/6/26/370968/McClendon-Helen-Marie.aspx
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.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop in Seneca Falls - FingerLakes1.comSunday, January 17, 2021
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls recognized Sinicropi Florist and Gift Shop of Seneca Falls as the December 2020 Business of the Month.Founded in 1975, Sinicropi Florist is now celebrating its 45th anniversary. Although this hobby-turned-dream-turned-success was not made overnight. Owner Joyce Sinicropi reflected on the journey and successes. “In all the years that we have been open, we did not have one business day go by that we did not have sales,” she said. It’s a testament to the great first impression Sinicropi Florist made on the community that has turned into a reputation of excellence and reliability. This achievement is thanks to the diligent work of the entire team to provide superb quality in their service and in their creative, full-value designs.The floral shop offers fresh flowers supplied by the area’s finest wholesale sources. The large, enchanting gift boutique offers products from around the world – including many local specialty goods. Reliable same-day service is available to all of Seneca Count... https://fingerlakes1.com/2020/12/19/business-of-the-month-sinicropi-florist-gift-shop-in-seneca-falls/
Eastern Floral launches subscription plans - GR|MAGSunday, January 17, 2021
West Michigan locations.With these new subscriptions, holiday promotions and Michigan-made gift baskets, the family-owned florist said it hopes to inspire the community to shop local this holiday season.“We wanted to offer a unique gift-giving opportunity that would truly spread joy throughout the year, said Bing Goei, president of Eastern Floral. “Not only can you give the gift of flowers year-round to loved ones, but you can also support and celebrate local businesses with a variety of Michigan-made gift options.”New membership detailsPlant of the monthMembers receive a new blooming plant every month at any Eastern Floral location$55 for 12 monthsIncludes a 4-inch decorative containerMembers receive 20% off merchandise when they stop in for their monthly plantFlower subscriptionMonthly flower arrangement deliveryChoose from three, six or 12 monthsChoose package level: standard ($60 bouquet), deluxe ($75) or premium ($100)Other options are available upon requestAll subscriptions placed in December receive free shippingEastern Floral also is offering 40% off all merchandise and other promotions now through Jan. 2. Promotions exclude fresh floral arrangements, plants, alcohol and gourmet food items.Eastern Floral kicked off its holiday celebrations in November with Festive Fridays. The florist donated proceeds fr... https://www.grmag.com/look-feel/eastern-floral-launches-subscription-plans/
Import ban to affect shipments to Hawaii florists - Honolulu AdvertiserSunday, January 17, 2021
Board of Agriculture has banned plant products from California, Florida and South America that could be disease hosts.The prohibition will primarily affect shipments to Hawaii florists, who rely on imported flowers and greenery in bouquets and floral displays.At Kihei-Wailea Flowers by Cora, Manager Thelma Garso said about 40 percent of their products used in displays may be affected by the ban.At the smaller A Special Touch shop in Lahaina, florist Leann Lum said she hoped she can purchase more of what she needs from local growers."I think local is always better anyway. It's always fresher," she told The Maui News.The order approved at a board meeting on Aug. 28 takes effect Friday on shipments of any plants of the Myrtaceae or Myrtle family, which includes eucalyptus and guava as well as ohia, which are endemic to Hawaii, and ohia-ai or mountain apple, which is Polynesian introduced.According to Department of Agriculture information officer Janelle Saneishi, the state Plant Quarantine Division has notified Hawaii florists that any Myrtaceae family plants or plant products from the three regions will not be allowed without proper documentation that the plants are not infested with ohia rust, known in other regions as eucalyptus rust.The disease is... http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Sep/06/br/br8430721956.html
Florist Starts ‘Flowers for Black Men' After George Floyd's Death, Sharing Random Kindness - NBC Southern CaliforniaSunday, January 17, 2021
She got even more famous after appearing on the HBO show "Insecure." All because, she says, she wanted to stay true to who she is, and where she lives."When you see a florist that looks like you and represents you I think that representation is so important," Brown said. After working in digital marketing, Brown decided it wasn’t for her. She wanted to get out of the office. She wanted to do something with her hands. Then came the idea of flowers.Her popularity grew as she posted with her flowers at familiar local spots. Soon, she was doing pop ups at places like Hilltop Coffee.Last summer, she took it a step further. Realizing that the killing of George Floyd and the protests that erupted had particular resonance for one group of people. So she started “flowers for Black men,” encouraging friends and followers to send bouquets to many who weren’t expecting them."And they automatically assumed I got the wrong address or it was for their wife or something like that and I said, 'Oh no this is for you." And they’re like, 'me? What?'" she said. As the world watched the breach of the U.S. Capitol in shock, many couldn’t help but wonder why the underwhelming police response to President Trump’s rioting supporters was so different from the massive show of force seen this summer at a Washington D.C. Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd. NBCLX’s Fernando Hurtado talked to Frank Straub, an expert... https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/view-park-mallory-with-the-flowers/2504159/