Ardmore Flower Shop News
Village View: Tiptoe through the tulips at the Philly Flower Show - Main LineTuesday, March 14, 2017
Mondrian is incorporated into a number of exhibits, including Michael Petrie’s beautiful garden. For the most ingenious use of bicycles and bicycle parts, stop and admire Hunter Hayes’s work. The Ardmore landscape architect built a bridge of bicycle frame parts over a canal, with a fountain made out of bicycle parts as well.Windmills are everywhere, and so are bridges over canals. Robertson’s huge exhibit featured giant photographs of Amsterdam streets and houses. Tulips are not the only flowers which come from bulbs, by the way. As Flowers by David demonstrated in their exhibit, there are daffodils and amaryllis and lilies galore and other flowers grown from bulbs. Even garlic bulbs were included in this display.Subaru is the premier sponsor, celebrating its 16th year with the Flower Show, and the Bank of America is in its sixth year as exclusive sponsor. Margaret Sadler, board chair of the PHS, and Leslie Anne Miller vice-chair who also chaired the Flower Show, were delighted with the overwhelming praise from the sponsors and patrons at the Preview Party, including Governor and Mrs. Tom Wolf and Senator and Mrs. Bob Casey, Jr.All ages will enjoy this year’s Flower Show. Thanks you, PHS, and thank you, Holland!Bonnie Squires is a communications consultant who writes weekly for Main Line Media News and can be reached at www.bonniesquires.com. She hosts the weekly Bonnie’s Beat TV show at Radnor Studio 21 and Main Line Television which airs Monday nights at 7 p.m. http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/opinion/village-view-tiptoe-through-the-tulips-at-the-philly-flower/article_033a858e-86d2-522b-825c-f3fb5e2e0343.html
Dogs and Cats who work: Mia Grace and Nita's Flowers - Daily ArdmoreiteTuesday, December 20, 2016
By Marsha Millermarsha.firstname.lastname@example.orgEditors note: It’s no secret there are hard working dogs and cats. But while some are tending to traditional animal jobs, like herding cattle or mousing in barns, others are going to work with their owners and are performing “people” jobs at local stores and offices. In fact, some, like this Yorkie called Mia Grace, actually run the business and just allow their human to think they’re in charge n Name and occupation:Mia Grace, also known as Wild Woman, is a 2-year-old fashionista that displays her devotion to haute couture every day by wearing a different style to work at Nita’s Flowers in Marietta. It’s not easy for a tiny bow-wow to constantly be runway ready since she is also the store’s CEO, but she manages to keep her diva image intact thanks to her personal stylist and owner Pam Hayes-Sampson.Special talents:Hayes-Sampson says Mia Grace’s exceptional abilities center on greeting and licking. However, Mia Grace begs to differ, indicating truth-be-told she’s the brain... http://www.ardmoreite.com/news/20161212/dogs-and-cats-who-work-mia-grace-and-nitas-flowers
DIY holiday gift ideas and the classes to take to make them - Philly.comTuesday, December 06, 2016
Paper Source locations."We try to get everyone interested in different types of crafting, but there might be one thing that they fall in love with," said Jewelan Cleveland, manager of the Ardmore store.Though the card-making workshops have ended for this holiday season, the gift-wrapping class - two hours at $30 - teaches techniques to rival any professional wrapper. "It's beautiful, seamless, and makes everyone jealous," Cleveland said.Also popular is a calendar-making class, where a blank calendar can be personalized for gift-giving or given as a gift so the recipient can attend a January workshop to personalize it.Gift-wrap workshop, 4-6 p.m. Saturday; calendar-making, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12 (calendars can be purchased now for a 2017 class), 103 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, 610-642-2027, www.papersource.com.Floral centerpieces.In a collaboration between Greensgrow West and Snapdragon Flowers, holiday enthusiasts can make festive centerpieces. Learn traditional and nontraditional looks and design practices that will incorporate winterberry, greens, holly leaves, red twig dogwood, pinecones, and fresh flowers.The key is using greens and natural materials, said Bryn Ashburn, graphics and media coordinator for Greensgrow in Kensington and West Philadelphia. "Our audience in particular wants to know where their food comes from, cares about sustainability, and doing it yourself means you aren't dealing with all the packaging and the things that go along with what you buy."The experience also allows you more than the chance to check an item off your to-do list. "You can come to the farm, see the pig, go to the farm stand. You're in a place that's really green - it's a nicer atmosphere," she said.Though it helps to have an eye, the professional florist will share insider tips on balance, textures, and arranging.Holiday centerpiece workshop, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Ave., 267-244-4441, www.greensgrow.org.Herbal remedies. Give your loved one the know-how and materials to beat the winter blues or flus with personally crafted herbal remedies. Rather than having the gift-giver create the blends and tinctures, Terra Luna, a smal... http://www.philly.com/philly/home/20161202_DIY_holiday_gift_ideas_and_the_classes_to_take_to_make_them.html
Your guide to the Philadelphia Flower Show - Allentown Morning CallThursday, March 10, 2016
Park Service rangers. The exhibit employs multimedia to bring to life the sights and sounds of the parks.People can follow three trails to explore other exhibits. Hunter Hayes Landscape Design of Ardmore, for example, is creating a large display honoring Valley Forge National Historical Park, and Stoney Bank Nurseries in Glen Mills will show off an exhibit inspired by Yellowstone. Subaru, a premier sponsor of the Flower Show, is in charge of the Yosemite site.Visitors "will see a landscape created that captures the spirit, the essence of that park," Jaffe says.In the "Find Your Park Pavilion," you can meet park rangers from around the country in person and by webcast.New this year is the Railway Garden, a model railroad display of Bachmann Trains, which will chug around tracks laced through miniaturized American landscapes, including the iconic Mount Rushmore ($5).What would gardens be without butterflies? Visitors can interact with more than 1,000 butterflies at the "Butterflies Live!" exhibit, which has become a favorite stop for families ($3). Twenty species of the colorful critters will be in the exhibit room and patrons can hold a Q-Tip with nectar to attract the butterflies for a closer look.Those looking to create their own floral art can visit the Make & Take Room and construct a headpiece modeled after Mount Rushmore. Use seeds and plants to build "crafty critters" — animals you would find in national parks. Each of those projects costs $10. Or make your own terrarium for $20.For those who love the flowers but can't stomach the crowds, there are morning tours at 8 a.m. March 7-11 in which a guide will take 10-15 people through the show before it opens to the public. That tour is $85 or $105, with flower show admission. Reservations are recommended.There are also early-morning tours for photographers, lead by nationally known photographers, for $125, including show admission.The show includes talks, a floral design competition for top designers and a marketplace with more than 180 vendors selling garden furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, cut flowers, unique plants, garden tools, and more. Food and beverage options include a Trail Mix Bar, Smokey Mountain Cafe and a Beer Garden.Special events dot the flower show calendar. A Black Tie Preview Party will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and entertainment by the newgrass band Sparkle Pony. Tickets are $300-$650.For the not-so-well-heeled, hit the free Cabin Fever Country Hoedown 4-7 p.m. on opening day. The Wallace Brothers Band will perform alternative country music with room for dancing in the Grand Hall, which has been renamed Base Camp for the flower show.Base Camp, adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, features an indoor playground of attractions, including shopping and dining, climbing walls, live music and wine tastings.Some Lehigh Valley residents are competing in several flower show categories and one will be giving a talk on how to grow orchids.Meredith Elinich of Coopersburg is entering two exhibits in the flower show, though she says ... http://www.mcall.com/features/mc-philadelphia-flower-show-20160302-story.html
2016 Philadelphia Flower Show taking its inspiration from the National Park Service - PennLive.com (blog)Friday, February 26, 2016
Yellowstone wildfire.Waldor Orchids of Linwood, N.J., will build a tropical orchid garden inspired by Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.Hunter Hayes Landscape Design of Ardmore will build a scene showing what George Washington's Valley Forge encampment might have looked like years later when wildflowers and Mother Nature reclaimed the site.And the National Park Service will build a rustic amphitheater reminiscent of the ones in which park rangers share fireside stories.Landscape-builders also will interpret some of the historical sites in the system, such as Lincoln's birthplace, New York's Liberty Island and Philadelphia's own Independence National Historical Park."We're honored that the Philadelphia Flower Show has been chosen by the National Park Service as a centennial event marking this amazing milestone," said Sam Lemheney, chief of shows and events for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which runs the show. "This is a wonderful partnership, and 'Explore America' will be an extraordinary show.""The National Park Service and PHS share a commitment to introduce new generations to the beauty of nature, to be good stewards of our environment, to honor the contributions of individuals to our history, and to build vibrant communities," said Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of the Independence National Historical Park.In addition to the jaw-dropping live-plant displays, the 2016 flower show will include:* A marketplace of some 180 vendors selling botanical art, seeds, plants, tools, pots, birdhouses, cut flowers and more, plus a PHS store with plants and show memorabilia.The Hamilton Horticourt part of the show features specimen plants grown by amateur growers.George Weigel * The PHS Hamilton Horticourt, where amateur growers show off their horticultural prowess and compete for ribbons in 60 different plant categories.* A Design Gallery that features miniatures, pressed-flower art, plant displays from various regions of America, home-decorating ideas from U.S. historic sites and other creative displays.* A Gardener's Studio featuring talks and demonstrations on a variety of gardening topics. This year's lineup includes TV gardening host Joe Lamp'l, author Tovah Martin, and Dayton Duncan, the historian who played a central role in the Ken Burns documentary series, "The National Parks: America's Best Ideas."* A Designer's Studio in which floral designers compete against one another and do arranging demonstrations.Floral designers do demos in the Designer's Studio.Geo... http://blog.pennlive.com/gardening/2016/02/2016_philadelphia_flower_show_1.html
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/