Beaverton Flower Shop News
Florists will give away flowers today to Petal It Forward (photos) - OregonLive.comTuesday, November 07, 2017
If you want to plug into flower power, here is a list of some of the florists participating in the Petal It Forward flower giveaway to promote local growers:Beaverton: Westside FloristBrookings: Always in Bloom Florist & GiftsCoos Bay: Checkerberry's Flowers and GiftsCorvallis: From the Heart Floral DesignEugene: Dandelions Flowers & GiftsMilwaukie: Poppies & Paisley FloralPortland: Floral Sunshine, Goose Hollow Flowers, Portland Flower Works, Sellwood Flower Co., Sophisticated Floral and the Planning GroupSherwood: It's All ArrangedTillamook: Sunflower Flats (Friday)Vancouver, Washington: Mountain View High School floral students-- Janet Eastmanjeastman@oregonian.com503-799-8739@janeteastman... http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/10/free_flowers_petal_forward_pdx.html
Is Oregon Ready, Rose Pruning: Washington County Events - OregonLive.comThursday, February 18, 2016
Oregon Symphonic Band: Conductor Michael Burch-Pesses directs the "As You Wish!" Valentine's weekend concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Southridge High School, 9625 S.W. 125th Ave., Beaverton. Tickets: $10-15; students free. Concert repeats 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Scappoose High School, 33589 S.E. High School Way, Scappoose.Annual pruning demo: Learn how to correctly prune trees, shrubs and flowers, guided by professional pruner Bill Stone and volunteers. Each attendee may bring two tools to be sharpened. The free event takes place 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 13, rain or shine, at 3850 S.W. Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro. Co-sponsor is Tualatin Valley Garden Club.Genealogical meeting: Pam Vestal of Generations Genealogy presents a free lecture, "Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors," during the next meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washington County, Oregon. The public is welcome at the 10 a.m. meeting, Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro.Love and Classic Film: Hillsboro Artists Regional Theatre (HART) presents Judy Garland's 1945 film "The Clock" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at HART, 185 S.W. Washington St. Hillsboro. Tickets: $15-25. Doors open 6:15 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, concessions, raffles and door prizes.Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising: The monthly concert with this roots music group at Winona Grange is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Doors open 6:45 p.m. at the grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Tickets: $12-20.Free Family Day: The Washington County Museum will celebrate Oregon's 157th birthday with a free family day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Hillsboro 1959 Centennial Wagon will be on display, and there will be hands-on activities for young guests.FEB. 14Cabaret Cupid: Hosted by Hillsboro's Bag&Baggage theater company, guest stars include six-time Tony Award nominee Corey Brunish, Broadway Rose Theatre founder Dan Murphy and Oregon Symphony bassoonist Carin Packwood. This fundraiser for the Portland Area Theatre Alliance V... http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2016/02/is_oregon_ready_rose_pruning_w.html
How Portland's 100-year-old Alpenrose went from dairy to institution - OregonLive.comFriday, January 29, 2016
So their grandfather, founder Henry Cadonau, dedicated some land just below the dairy barns to a rudimentary field.That caught the attention of the brand-new Beaverton Little League team, who needed a diamond. Cadonau figured that could be his way to give back to the community that supported his business. A dugout was built. Lights were installed. Children came, and played.Today, the Alpenrose field is home to the Little League Softball World Series.That field was the beginning of Alpenrose's change from milk company to Portland institution. The business turns 100 this year, not an easy feat in the ruthless dairy industry. When Henry Cadonau started Alpenrose in 1916, as many as 80 small Dutch, German and Swiss family dairies dotted the Portland region. Most of those are gone. Alpenrose remains.That longevity is in no small part because, for many Oregonians, the Alpenrose brand invokes not just milk, but hot summer nights and freshly cut grass. To the Cadonau family, that nostalgia is a bonus for business -- albeit an unintentional one."There's brand loyalty and brand concerns, and that's always part of it. But none of it was started that way," said Carl Cadonau Jr., who now runs the business with his cousin and fellow former rosebush marauder Birkland. "It's a real responsibility I feel we have as long as we're here to continue doing these things."A family businessIn 1891, Florian Cadonau and his son worked a small dairy at Southwest Ve... http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/01/alpenrose_dairy_lasts_100_year.html
Portland area bakers, florists on front lines of 'religious freedom' and gay ... - OregonLive.comFriday, July 31, 2015
This week, The Oregonian/OregonLive dropped in on four locally owned bakeries and florists around the metro area to get their perspectives on the national debate.From Portland to Beaverton to unincorporated Clackamas County, Robeson and other small business owners talked about their approach to customer service and when, if ever, it's appropriate to bring religion into a business transaction.The issue flared in Oregon two years ago, when the owners of a Gresham bakery cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage in refusing to produce a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. State officials found the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had discriminated against the women on account of their sexual orientation, and this month they are expected to announce recommended damages of $150,000 or more."We had a lot of people test the waters" after the gay women filed a complaint against the bakery owners, Robeson said. "We had multiple phone calls from people wondering where we stood."There were no confrontations and the inquiries eventually died down.Still, "I am very torn in a lot of ways," Robeson said of the Sweet Cakes owners. "If they truly have strong (religious) convictions, I feel they ought to be able to operate their private business."At the same time, for us, we don't deny service for anyone. Where would we draw the line?"***At St. Johns Flower Shop in North Portland, Pat McDonald is the fourth owner of a shop that's been in business since 1942. He operates out a small storefront on North Lombard Avenue, a few blocks away from the shuttered bar whose owner got into legal trouble when he asked a group of transgender people to stay away, saying their presence was hurting his business.McDonald knows all about what happened next. The state awarded $400,000 in damages to the 11 customers, saying they had been discriminated against. Unable to pay, the owner closed the bar and laid off his employees.McDonald bought the floral shop in 1996 and says his business philosophy is simple: To provide a service for whoever walks in the door."There's no reason for me to want to not serve anybody who walks in my door," he said. "To have somebody say we're not going to serve you, that's not right.' "McDonald said he advertised in the Gay Yellow Pages for several years as a sign that his business was open to all, but eventually stopped because of the cost."It got just a little response," he said with a laugh. "Not enough to pay for the ad."He said he regularly provides flowers for gay or lesbian weddings and funerals, and counts three gay-owned businesses among his weekly customers."They are the easiest people to work for and work with," McDonald said. When it comes down to it, "I guess you could say, 'These guys' money is as green as mine.' "***Beaverton Florists is a family-owned business that's spanned three generations since its founding in 1943. The store is on Southwest Watson Avenue just south of busy Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.At 33, Sara Hill is the daughter-in-law of store owners Keith and Sheri Hill and, with her husband Andy, is poised to take over the company's management in the coming years."I think it's ridiculous that any business would turn away a gay couple," she said. "As a business, you're shooting yourself in the foot to deny anybody."Hill said she doesn't have strong religious beliefs, characterizing herself as "either a humanist or an atheist," but noted that neither perspective is relevant when it comes to serving Beaverton's diverse communities."On a daily basis, we are delivering to lots of clients and we have to know a little about their traditions in order to serve them," Hill said.Hill said she is in charge of the floral shop's greeting cards and has made it a point to expand the inventory beyond "Mr. and Mrs." to include "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." options."I really don't get it," she said of the Gresham bakers' refusal to bake a wedding cake. "All you're doing is selling something to someone. You're not... http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/04/portland_area_bakers_florists.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/