Ashland Flower Shop News
Meet your neighborhood florist, Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers - St. Louis MagazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Missouri—and the property’s 132 rosebushes—while they honeymooned. “I fell in love with horticulture,” says Davis. Within the year, she left New York and bought a farm in Ashland, Missouri, where she began growing and selling flowers. (In 2008, Davis earned a master’s degree in horticulture.) In 2012, Davis and her then-partner (now wife), Miranda Duschack, got word of a greenhouse for sale in Dutchtown. Feeling adventurous, they bought the greenhouse—designed by Lord & Burnham in the ’50s—with an acre of land, eventually acquiring eight more plots that were once the site of Held’s Florist, a flower farm, dating back to the 1800s. Today, the farmstead is known as Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, where more than 70 varieties of flowers are grown. “We’re in the heart of the city,” says Davis. “Few people get to connect with farming, and [our shop] gives them the opportunity.”
Hometown Hero | South Ashland Florist and Greenhouse - WSAZ-TVTuesday, October 22, 2019
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- For more than 70 years, South Ashland Florist and Greenhouse was a community staple. Sisters Mary Gifford and Donna Suttle are honored for their decades of work in their flower business that was a community staple for more than 70 years. But those days came to an end in early August when sisters Mary Gifford and Donna Suttle made the bittersweet decision to close their family business. "It started last year Valentine's Day," Suttle said. "We kept saying, 'Are you ready to quit?' 'No, are you?' We kinda joke about it." But friends, family, and longtime customers never thought the day would actually come. "It started 73 years ago," said Gifford. Dad had just bought this house. He started a pansy patch in the backyard, and people got into it ... he had such a vision." ... https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Hometown-Hero-South-Ashland-Florist-and-Greenhouse-547804661.html
Mary L. Dyce - Clarksville NowTuesday, September 24, 2019
Foundation for Bonnie M. Chester Endowment, APSU Advancement, 318 College Street, Clarksville, TN 37044; or to the Walton’s Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Pauline Bagwell, 4451 Ashland City Road, Clarksville, TN 37043.Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com. https://clarksvillenow.com/local/mary-l-dyce/
Ashland City woman opens new flower shopTuesday, July 17, 2018
On June 11, longtime florist Kim Bevels did something she’s wanted to do for years — she opened her own business in Ashland City. The timing was right — unlike three years ago, when she had another offer on the table — for Bevels to finally open her own shop, As You Wish Floral Designs, at 101 Stratton Blvd. The space became available a few months ago, she said. She mainly creates arrangements for big events, including birthdays, funerals and weddings — and holidays like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day — but said she wants to be flexible to meet customer’s needs. “I can make whatever you want,” Bevels said. “I can make it happen.” She noted that she can make deliveries locally, or in surrounding areas including Nashville and Clarksville. Learning the industry “fresh out of high school” in 1999, Bevels said the flower business is “in her blood” now. “It’s just making people happy, (and seeing) smiles on their face when they get an arrangement,” she said of her interest ... https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/cheatham/2018/06/27/ashland-city-woman-opens-new-flower-shop/738350002/
Andersonville Celebrates Earth Day Weekend With 4th Annual Flower And Garden Show - edgevillebuzzTuesday, May 01, 2018
The full list of participating businesses and organizations includes:Andersonville Antiques 5245 N ClarkAndersonville Galleria 5247 N ClarkBethany Retirement Community< 4950 N AshlandButterfield Alpaca Ranch at Andersonville Galleria 5247 N Clark, 2nd FloorCandyality 5225 N ClarkCity Olive 5644 N ClarkCowboys and Astronauts 1478 W SummerdaleCrossroads Trading Company 5127 N ClarkEdgewater Environmental Sustainability ProjectFoursided 5061 N ClarkFoyer Shop 1480 W BerwynThe Guesthouse Hotel 4872 N ClarkJerry’s Sandwiches 5419 N ClarkKOVAL Distillery 5121 N RavenswoodLakeshore Dental Studio 5505 N ClarkMartha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things 5407 N ClarkMercantile M 5409 ½ N ClarkMilk Handmade< 5137 N ClarkMurray & White 5416 N ClarkNorcross and Scott 1476 W BerwynPeterson Garden Project< 1101 W LawrenceScout 5221 N ClarkStudioUs 4806 N ClarkStrange Cargo Tees 5216 N ClarkSwedish American Museum 5211 N ClarkTransit Tees 5226 N ClarkWest Andersonville Neighbors TogetherWFCW Black Club 5100 N ClarkWest Edgewater Andersonville ResidentsWomen & Children First Bookstore 5233 N ClarkLet's block ads! a href="https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.ht... http://www.edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonville-celebrates-earth-day-weekend-with-4th-annual-flower-and-garden-show
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/