Alexandria Flower Shop News
The Best Florists in New York - CurbedWednesday, March 31, 2021
New Zealand, and cherry-red tulips shipped directly from Holland. Set designer Julia Wagner worked with DFL exclusively to create the floral backdrop for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s December Vanity Fair cover. “Dutch Flower Line is my most trusted vendor,” Wagner says. “I?have a guy there, Chris DeMeo, who I text whenever I need something truly special. He sourced these amazing wild roses for her shoot and cut all of them from the bush the day before we photographed her.” New York design editor Wendy Goodman likes to “go in there and just inhale,” she says. “They have just such a massive amount of fresh flowers it feels like a garden. I revere every one of the holdouts on 28th Street.” For Spotting Anna Wintour’s Interns Miho Kosuda, LTD., 310 E. 44th St.; 212-922-9122 “I used to go to Miho’s in Anna’s Town Car every week to pick up arrangements she had ordered,” a former intern recalls. “The shop is on a tiny side street by the U.N. — you’d miss it if you were speed-walking — and the flowers are absolutely insane.” The shop — founded by floral designer Miho Kosuda and her daughter Carol — is also a longtime favorite of Carolina Herrera. It’s not surprising that Miho’s arrangements (from $150) tend to be on the extravagant side, like hundred-flower bouquets featuring one color scheme and one bloom, such as roses, tulips, or anemones. (She once created an arrangement for designer Bill Blass consisting of 660 mango-colored calla lilies.) For Bodega Roses That Will Last Two Weeks 57 Market, 363 W. 57th St., No. 1; 212-586-3066 ... https://www.curbed.com/article/best-florists-nyc.html
These (Wedding) Florists Are Offering Flowers for Mother's Day - WashingtonianSunday, February 28, 2021
Here are a few places to check out.Photo courtesy Atelier Ashley FlowersAtelier Ashley FlowersAtelier Ashley Flowers will be delivering Mother’s Day flowers around the area including DC, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Potomac and Bethesda (note: apartment or office buildings must have a concierge where flowers can be left). Arrangement options ($150-$350 plus delivery of $10-30 depending on location) include classic round, whimsical dimensional, or asymmetrical horizontal shapes, and color choices of bright, pastel, or white-and-green. Orders can be placed through Wednesday, May 6 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired colors, price range, delivery address, card message, and phone number for delivery coordination. Darling and DaughtersThis sisters-owned DC wedding and event florist is offering three arrangements for Mother’s Day, ($135-$195), plus a “Month of Stem Salon,” ($450) through which a recipient can receive a bucket of fresh blooms and foliage each Friday for four weeks “for the mama who loves to design her own.” Sourcing includes all local blooms plus organic California roses, and contact-less deliveries are available throughout DC and neighboring Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Orders can be place through the company’s Mother’s Day Shop, for delivery between May 7 and May 10.Elegance and SimplicityThe offerings from this florist include three options for arrangements ($75-$150), and three options for mini gardens ($75-$150), which are reclaimed-wood boxes of flowers ... https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/05/01/these-wedding-florists-are-offering-flowers-for-mothers-day/
Denver Junior Flowers | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, December 02, 2020
Timothy Williams of Charleston and stepson Danny Williams of Charleston, daughter Linda Leib and her three sons Allan, Adam and Zack of North Carolina. Grandchildren Sadie, Emma and Katie Cline, Alexandria Williams, and Bryce Williams. His siblings Betty Bashor (Jerome) of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Shelba Midkiff of Huntington, Richard Flowers of South Carolina, Gary Flowers (Margie) of Alum Creek, and Greta Turner of Alum Creek. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews and will be missed by a host of friends and family.Per Denver's wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated, and part of his ashes will be scattered on John (his longtime friend) and Cheryl Casto's property where he hunted many years. The remainder of his ashes will be interred in the Casto cemetery.To honor Denver, the family suggests memorial donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro is assisting Denver's family and you may send condolences to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com... https://www.wvgazettemail.com/obituaries/denver-junior-flowers/article_daf8fed8-f539-5282-aee2-9d6d6045f5c5.html
How this company saved thousands of flowers during the pandemic - Business Insider - Business InsiderWednesday, October 28, 2020
Lauren Anderson and Rachel Bridgwood held a drive-through flower event. Business Insider visited Sweet Root Village's pop-up flower market in Alexandria, Virginia, to see the other pivots the owners have implemented to keep their small business afloat.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Following is a transcipt of the video.Lauren Anderson: When people ask, like, "How are things going? How's the business, how are you?" Like, you know, your first thing is to be like,Rachel Bridgwood: "Fine!"Lauren Anderson: But then we're like, no.Rachel: We're bad.Lauren: Bad. Things are bad.Narrator: Lauren and Rachel run the flower design company Sweet Root Village in Alexandria, Virginia. At the beginning of 2020, they were expecting their most successful year yet.Lauren: It was our 10-year anniversary in business. We were at our highest booking level we had ever been for events. And literally within a week, it was gone.Narrator: Then COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders canceled weddings across the country and crippled the wedding industry. Lauren and Rachel lost 80% of their business and had to furlough their staff, including themselves.Lauren: We're like, congratulations to us. We made it 10 years...unemployment.Rachel: We're unemployed from our own business.Lauren: File for unemployment. This is our warehouse/studio workspace that we produce all of the flowers for weddings and events out of.Narrator: In a typical year, they work upwards of 100 events.Lauren: Some weekends we're employing, like, up to 100 people. We pull in big teams of pe... https://www.businessinsider.com/how-va-wedding-florist-saved-thousands-flowers-during-pandemic-2020-10
Local florists open in DC and doing deliveries - PoPvilleWednesday, July 29, 2020
Allan woods flower in Woodley park just reopened for delivery only.”, “I just came across @uncloudystudio”, volanni.com, “Helen Olivia in Alexandria is open on week days, but I think there are some delivery restrictions like not to hospitals or nursing homes and only contactless delivery. Their flowers arrangements are lovely.”, @LittleFlowersDC, @UrbanStems, “I had lovely flowers delivered to me (contactless) the other day from She Loves Me, with a portion of the sales donated to We Are Family DC”, “Caruso https://carusoflorist.net”, “Yes, @_greenhydrangea is local and does contactless delivery — their arrangements are gorgeous!”, “Sustainable and in-season @LittleAcreDC delivered today! (see photo above), “She loves me in Petworth is doing deliveries twice a week. The flowers are beautiful every time!”, “@HelenOlivia is in Alexandria (not DC, but close enough)! The owner is lovely and I absolutely love their flowers!”, “I used @LeesFlowerShop last week”, “Check Rewild! They’re great!!”, “Blue Ribbon Floral”, “Roots and Blooms!”, “flowers on 14th”, “@LeesFlowersDCis doing pickup/delivery if you want to support one of the oldest Black-owned businesses on U Street”, “@LittleAcreDC Local florist & local flowers. Beautiful bouquets”... https://www.popville.com/2020/04/are-any-local-florists-open-in-dc-and-doing-deliveries/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
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.
‘The power of flowers’: Alabama’s florists cope with pandemic, recovery - AL.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Volume dropped to almost nothing except what I could do,” Morris said.Morris’ experience was much like other industries, but it illustrates the particular challenges felt by florists around Alabama. The life events where people expect flowers - hospitalizations, funerals - were suddenly in the news, but the demand for them was all but extinguished.Cameron Pappas at Norton’s Florist in Birmingham said the lockdown, and the reopening that followed, has reminded him of the “power of flowers.”“We’ve had a lot of reminders of how important flowers are to everyone,” he said. “They keep people sane.”The pandemic hit America right in a peak season for florists - the rush before Easter, proms and spring events. Pappas said business began to slowdown by about 40 percent one week before his shop closed for two weeks on March 23. The store laid off all of its employees for that period.Cameron Pappas delivered flowers to Birmingham-area restaurants during the coronavirus shutdown.Thousands of floral businesses around America were left with perishable goods that they couldn’t sell. Just three days before Norton’s closed, it had received a shipment of about $5,000 in flowers. Rather than throw them out, Pappas said, they made bouquets to give away at restaurants and nursing homes that would accept them. In some cases, he hand delivered them.“We wanted the flowers to still do their job, to bring joy to bad situations,” he said. “We wanted them to say that we’re not going to let this virus take away the heart of our city.”Morris, 86, said he was reduced to little better than a one-man operation for about five weeks, with his nephew keeping the books. Most of the business coming in ... https://www.al.com/business/2020/06/the-power-of-flowers-alabamas-florists-cope-with-pandemic-recovery.html
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie said, "including four banks, a phone company, some cell phone businesses and lodges at Beaver's Bend."But Oklahoma isn't as far as she is willing to go. "Every July I go to Dauphin Island, Alabama, where I have several clients. They get decor 'refreshers' each summer," she said. "When I go down there I also go deep-sea fishing for Red Snapper, so it's an annual vacation for me."When she isn't decorating for others, she and her husband Jerry reside on the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake where they enjoy entertaining. They are also very active at Trees Baptist Church. They have four children: Tony Campbell of Queen City, Dee Dee Wells and Misty Lutton of Atlanta, and Damon Donnell of Athens, Texas.Marie says she has never gotten too busy to take on more clients."I never turn anyone down," she said. "I just hire more people to do the work. We will do what it takes to make people happy." n... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We started the process of really transforming the truck into something that could house the flowers,” she said.That meant a paint job, building out the back to carry flower vases and adding an awning.Next came procuring flowers by working with wholesalers, flower markets and other dealers.With the truck ready and outfitted with flowers, the only decision was where to go to sell them.“We just sought out the places that we really like to go,” Sizemore said.That could mean being outside of the Pizitz building one day and in Woodlawn the next.You can also find Wild Honey Food Truck at the West Homewood Farmer’... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/