Cherokee Flower Shop News
Local florists share tips for V-Day - Jacksonville Daily ProgressSunday, February 11, 2018
CHEROKEE COUNTY – Academic studies have shown flowers boost worker productivity and improve mood by triggering a sense of well-being in people.With Feb. 14 right in the middle of the hectic workweek this year, there's no better way to say 'I love you' than with a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers delivered straight to your sweetheart's workplace.Cherokee County's florists want to make sure their customers get the best blooms for their buck, and are offering some tips on sending flowers for Valentine's Day, on Wednesday, Feb. 14.– Be wary when ordering online.“Nowhere does the saying 'shop local' mean more than when ordering fresh flowers,” said Jan Hardy, longtime floral designer and manager of Flowers N Things in downtown Rusk. “Make sure you call a local flower shop direct. Ordering flowers through an online company can be iffy more often than not.”Many internet florist services charge fees on the orders they receive, resulting in the customer getting fewer flowers for their money“After a... http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/news/local-florists-share-tips-for-v-day/article_db7362ba-0df6-11e8-aba7-232c8a99a3b5.html
SUV collides with car before crashing into flower shop - New York PostMonday, April 18, 2016
UV collided with another SUV at a Brooklyn intersection before crashing into a flower shop Saturday evening, cops said.The 43-year-old man was driving a Toyota Highlander when it collided with a Jeep Cherokee at the corner of Gravesend Neck Road and East 13th Street in Sheepshead Bay at about 8:15 p.m., cops said. The Toyota then careened into Deja Vu Flowers, on the same block, according to police.The man was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center for internal injuries, cops said. He was the only occupant of the Toyota.The 36-year-old driver of the Jeep and his two passengers, a 2-year-old girl and an 8-month-old boy, were not seriously injured but taken to Methodist Hospital as a precaution.There were no arrests.Share this:... http://nypost.com/2016/03/20/suv-collides-with-car-before-crashing-into-flower-shop/
Elizabeth Nichols proudly displays huge Cherokee Rose bush - The Albany HeraldMonday, April 11, 2016
ALBANY — Elizabeth Nichols is not clear on the exact date she transplanted the Cherokee Rose cutting at the corner of her Pine Avenue property. She did, after all, just turn 89.“It had to have been 30 to 35 years ago when I got this little cutting that was maybe 18 inches to 2 feet long,” Nichols said. “I got it on a trip to Savannah. If you follow history, which was always a passion of mine, you might know that the first Cherokee Rose plants that were brought to what is now Georgia were brought to Savannah from China by workers who came to our country before Georgia was even a state.”Nichols’ little cutting has grown into a gigantic Cherokee Rose bush that takes up a space roughly 10 feet long and 14 feet deep in the corner of her yard, climbing as high as 12 feet above the ground. The bush recently burst into a palate of stark white and bright gold as thousands of flowers marked the peak early-spring blooming season of the Cherokee Rose.“The flowers won’t be here very long; the Cherokee Rose has a very short blooming season,” said Nichols, who has retired now b... http://www.albanyherald.com/features/elizabeth-nichols-proudly-displays-huge-cherokee-rose-bush/article_7c76d5d9-2d73-5686-aa1f-3d8cdd24074b.html
Watch Spring flowers take a colorful hold over Louisville's neighborhoods - Broken SidewalkFriday, March 18, 2016
After 30 days filming, Stemen whittled his 92 locations down to 66 that appear in the film.Most of Stemen’s footage focused on Old Louisville and neighborhoods around Cherokee Park, where flowering trees are plentiful, but he also includes scenes from Downtown, SoBro, and other neighborhoods.Stemen got the idea for the timelapse video after seeing a friend’s Facebook photo of a street in full bloom.“Often when I think of a city known for flowering trees I think of Washington DC with their cherry blossoms,” Stemen wrote. “But if you want something a little closer to home with less tourists just take a walk through Old Louisville or around the Cherokee park neighborhoods, they are in incredible site to see.”Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin to PinterestShare on StumbleUpon+Branden KlaykoBranden is a writer and architectural designer living in Brooklyn. After graduating from the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Branden practiced architecture in Louisville where he worked on several large LEED Certified buildings. Branden is the senior web editor at The Architect’s Newspaper, where he covers architecture, design, and urbanism. He has also written about design for Designers & Books, sustainability for Inhabitat, and architecture for the American Institute of Architects. He founded Broken Sidewalk in 2007, an online collaborative promoting architecture and urbanism in Louisville, Kentucky and the Midwest.Latest posts by Branden Klayko (see all)Related... http://brokensidewalk.com/2016/louisville-in-bloom/
With Valentine's Day on Sunday, Friday is the busiest day for deliveries this year - kjrh.comThursday, February 18, 2016
Wind Advisory issued February 18 at 1:05PM CST expiring February 18 at 7:00PM CST in effect for: AdairWind Advisory issued February 18 at 1:05PM CST expiring February 18 at 7:00PM CST in effect for: Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, McIntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, WashingtonWind Advisory issued February 17 at 1:56PM CST expiring February 18 at 7:00PM CST in effect for: Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, WashingtonFire Weather Warning issued February 18 at 11:15AM CST expiring February 18 at 7:00PM CST in effect for: Adair, Cherokee, Choctaw, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McIntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, WashingtonWind Advisory issued February 18 at 3:20AM CST expiring February 18 at 9:00PM CST in effect for: Bourbon, Cherokee, CrawfordFire Weather Warning issued February 17 at 2:22PM CST expiring February 18 at 8:00PM CST in effect for: Bourbon, Cherokee, CrawfordWind Advisory issued February 17 at 8:38PM CST ex... http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/with-valentines-day-on-sunday-friday-is-the-busiest-day-for-deliveries-this-year
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/