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Is Oregon Ready, Rose Pruning: Washington County Events - OregonLive.comThursday, February 18, 2016
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 Valentine Fund is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Tickets: $30-50.FEB. 16Awesome Beaverton: The next "office hour" meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Market of Choice, 250 N.W. Lost Springs Terrace, Portland (in Cedar Mill). The $1,000 winter grant winner, Jolene Guptill, will be recognized. FEB. 17Rose pruning: Lifelong rose enthusiast Rich Baer will demonstrate proper rose care and pruning techniques in this free session at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Demonstration Garden, Washington County Fair Complex, Cloverleaf Entrance, Northeast 28th Avenue, Hillsboro. Attendees should bring their own pruners and gloves.Is Oregon Ready: Geologist Scott Burns will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and earthquake preparedness. The program is part of the Crossroad Lectures series and is at Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Admission: $4-6; museum members free.FEB. 18Human Trafficking: Pacific University will host a free experts' panel forum on this timely subject from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove.Mindy Dillard in concert: Dillard, a folksinger influenced by several different genres and artists, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Influence Music Hall, 135 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. A $10 suggested donation is requested instead of admission.Third Thursday film: Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents "In Transition 2.0," a free film at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Forest Grove Grange, 19... http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2016/02/is_oregon_ready_rose_pruning_w.html
Pamper poinsettia plants for extended color - Houston ChronicleFriday, December 04, 2015
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Staff Image 1of/4CaptionCloseImage 1 of 4Rows of poinsettias fill the greenhouses at Brookwood in Brookshire, Texas.Rows of poinsettias fill the greenhouses at Brookwood in Brookshire, Texas.Photo: Elizabeth Conley, StaffImage 2 of 4?Poinsettias do best in bright light and moderate temperatures.??Poinsettias do best in bright light and moderate temperatures.?Photo: Elizabeth Conley, StaffImage 3 of 4a Philippine lily at Huber gardens on 9-25-03. HOUCHRON CAPTION (05/08/2004): SHARP CONTRAST: This Philippine lily pops out from a shadowy background. HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/02/2004) SECSTAR COLORFRONT: WHITE, BRIGHT: The Philippine lily has 3- to 4-foot stems dressed in narrow foliage and is topped with magnificent white trumpets.a Philippine lily at Huber gardens on 9-25-03. HOUCHRON CAPTION (05/08/2004): SHARP CONTRAST: This Philippine lily pops out from a shadowy background. HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/02/2004) SECSTAR COLORFRONT: ... morePhoto: John Everett, FreelanceImage 4 of 4a Philippine lily at Huber gardens on 9-25-03. HOUCHRON CAPTION (05/08/2004): SHARP CONTRAST: This P... http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/gardening/article/Pamper-poinsettia-plants-for-extended-color-6673609.php
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/