Centre Flower Shop News
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Creates Beautiful Designs for All Occasions - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
McLennan Flowers & Gifts offers all kinds of floral arrangements and party flowers for a wedding including the bridal bouquet, the attendant’s bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. Beautiful centrepieces, ceremony décor and reception accents are their specialty.They also provide same-day flower delivery in London Ontario. If you forget a birthday, this is the place to call!“We loved all our flower arrangements for our wedding and were blown away by how everything turned out. Staff was professional and knowledgeable and helped us bring our vision to life. Their recommendations of baby breath and greenery made our venue look incredible. My bouquet that included roses, baby breath and just the right amount of greenery for our winter wedding is still the most beautiful flower arrangement I have ever seen, I still have people complimenting on how beautiful the bouquet was,” commented Yosselin D, one of their happy customers.About McLennan Flowers & Gifts:Being in the floral industry for over 25 years, McLennan Flowers and Gifts, full service, family-owned and operated floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. Visit https://www.mclennanflowers.com/ for more information.Media ContactCompany Name: McLennan Flowers and GiftsContact Person: Mary Ann VerberneEmail: Send EmailPhone: 519-652-2042Address:2445 Main St City: LondonState: OntarioCountry: CanadaWebsite: www.mclennanflowers.com... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4998823
Trio decorate Dursley with 3,500 knitted flowers - South Cotswolds GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
Three women from Dursley decorated the town centre with more than 3,500 beautiful, handmade flowers on Saturday, donated by knitters from as far and wide as Yorkshire, Reading and Durham. Angela White and town councilors Tyler White and Mandy Woodward appealed for knitted, crocheted, and felt flowers after taking down the Christmas lights in January. They were met with a huge response from Dursley residents, 1st Dursley Scouts, Dursley Lions and Lionesses and Henlow Court Care Home, as well as from creatives around England. “We wanted something to brighten up Dursley and we thought that it would help people in lockdown because the winter lockdown seems to have been worse for people,” said Cllr Woodward, who is a member of the Dursley Festive Committee with Cllr White and Ms White. Flower-makers had until mid-March to send in their creations, which were hung on trees, signs and bollards and placed in flower pots around Dursley. “The reaction has been brilliant. When we were putting them up on Saturday one lady ca... https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/19197160.trio-decorate-dursley-3-500-knitted-flowers/
Drying Flowers: New Love for an Old Practice - PRNewswireSunday, February 28, 2021
It's a stylish alternative to traditional home styling. These florals are sure to be the centrepiece (and talking piece) of any home.Want to join in on the craze by drying a bouquet at home? Melbourne florist Amazing Graze Flowers warns that not all flowers dry well, and certain varieties will fare better than others. The florist's top picks to choose from are roses, hydrangeas, banksia, and foliage such as pampas grass and palm leaf. Amazing Graze Flowers recommends using new blooms or those that are on the verge of opening up for the best results.To DIY a dried bouquet, here's what to do:Remove all extra leaves from the flower's base Trim the stems to the desired length Bunch flowers together, pairing like blooms or whole bouquets Attach them upside down to a hanger using string, fishing line or dental floss Choose a dark, airy space to hang them, such as a closet that's not too humid Leave them for 2-3 weeks to dry out completelyDon't have the time or the patience to dry flowers? Take a look at these professional arrangements ready for flower delivery in Melbourne by the Amazing Graze Flowers team. The Per Sempre bouquet is a compilation of the team's favourite flowers, pairing striking pink banksia against more muted, natural tones. The Morning Coffee bouquet features whites, golds, and soft beiges.Get in on the floral arranging fun or opt for an arrangement created by an expert florist. Whatever flower lovers choose, these everlasting arrangements of dried flowers are sure to stun. Related LinksFlower Delivery Melbourne Flower Delivery in Melbourne SO... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/drying-flowers-new-love-for-an-old-practice-301219730.html
RVC florist fills window displays with 'holiday pandemic' scenes - NewsdaySunday, January 17, 2021
People passing by Masters and Company Florist in Rockville Centre will see a holiday window display not unlike those found in New York City. Its decked-out windows are inspired by both the holiday season and the pandemic. "I feel like everything is so surreal and depressing, especially during the holidays," says owner Laurie Speziale, 60. "Why not create something a little whimsy?" The scenes created by the Woodmere resident include a Santa Claus sporting a face covering and a Christmas tree with medical masks mixed in among its ornaments. "I always do [the windows] up quite elaborate, for every season and holiday," Speziale says of her decorative handiwork. This year, COVID pulled the plug on the events that typically carry her business such as weddings, bar and bas mitzvahes and other parties, which gave Speziale some extra time to beef up her holiday display. "I really wanted to bring joy to other... https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/fashion-and-shopping/rockville-centre-masters-and-company-florist-1.50091128
Newlyweds donate flowers from downsized wedding to Winnipeg hospital - Global NewsWednesday, December 02, 2020
Caitlin and Jon Milljour have donated the entire floral arrangement from their recent wedding to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.Days before their special day, the Milljours called their florist with a special request.“We made up six different arrangements and we sent them to the Health Sciences Centre,” said Louise Sitar, the floral designer responsible for the arrangement. One of the bouquet’s donated to Health Sciences Centre by Kaitlin and Jon Milljour. Submitted Photo Kaitlin told Sitar she wanted to give the flowers to health-care workers and the designer at Macyk’s Florist in Southdale took care of the rest. Story continues below advertisement “I thought we would give them to the doctors or staff that are working on COVID patients because they need a little bit of brightness in their day,” says Sitar. [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] Sitar received a call from teary-eyed staff at the hospital thanking her and the Milljour’s for the heartwarming donation. And th... https://globalnews.ca/news/7464446/coronavirus-winnipeg-hospital-flowers-donation/
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/