Cleveland Flower Shop News
Coronavirus hits flower farms at the worst possible time - Chicago TribuneSunday, February 28, 2021
Cousins Matt Ott, 17, left and Luke Ott, 16, pull the flowers off the hanging plants so the plants won't die March 24, 2020, at Cleveland Ott & Son, a wholesale nursery in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, that sells its flowers and plants to smaller garden centers in the region, most of which are closed. (Steven M. Falk/AP)... https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-flowers-bouquet-20200407-h7t4shavzffllmiiy6gsmwno3a-story.html
Celebrating Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas amid a pandemic - Akron Beacon JournalSunday, February 28, 2021
Zoo animals will enjoy special holiday-themed Valentine enrichment treats, and zookeepers will give talks.The zoo plans to air some of the festivities on its Facebook page.Cleveland AquariumThe Greater Cleveland Aquarium on the West Bank of the Flats will host a weekend of special Valentine's Day activities Friday through Monday.Regular admission applies for the festivities that include a romance-themed “I Spy” challenge, animal enrichment and special Valentine’s Day photo spots.To ensure social distancing, the aquarium has limited the number of tickets available each day, so advance reservations are recommended at https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/.Cleveland Museum of ArtLooking for a cheap and artsy date destination?The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland's University Circle is open Feb. 14.Guests are free to stroll through the galleries for free with a love-inspired self-guided collection tour via its ArtLens App.There will be special treats available for purchase at the Provenance Café.media-image image-set="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/01/25/NABJ/6583be8a-051b-44c9-a7f0-66ed4b85e2a0-180114_akron_22.JPG bestCrop, https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/01/25/NABJ/6583be8a-051b-44c9-a7f0-66ed4b85e2a0-180114_akron_22.JPG?crop=1760,1320,x0,y0 4:3, https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/01/25/NABJ/6583be8a-051b-44c9-a7f0-66ed4b85e2a0-180114_akron_22.JPG?crop=993,1324,x300,y0 3:4, https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/01/25/NABJ/6583be8a-051b-44c9-a7f0-66ed4b85e2a0-180114_akron_22.JPG?crop=1999,1125,x0,y0 16:9" image-alt="A white breasted nuthatch snatches up seed at the S... https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/entertainment/2021/02/04/valentines-day-things-do-home-public-akron-area/6699186002/
Rowe’s Flowers and Gifts changes name, ownership; soon to change location in Loveland - Loveland Reporter-HeraldSunday, February 28, 2021
Gebhardt Auto Group location, 1619 N. Lincoln. They first need to go through the special review process with the city of Loveland for a change of use, Hartley said. The current building, 863 N. Cleveland Ave., is quite a bit larger at 4,000 to 5,000 square feet than the 1,000 square feet at the new North Lincoln location, Hartley said. But the old location is energy-inefficient and in need of extensive repairs, while the North Lincoln location has better access and visibility, he said. “We’re going to scale back a little,” he said, adding that at a later date, they plan to add on a cooler and greenhouse area. “We’ll keep the same quality and service.” Shelley Widhalm can be reached at 970-669-5050, ext. 531, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @ShelleyWidhalm. Read her blog: shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com. https://www.reporterherald.com/ci_24469639/rowes-flowers-and-gifts-changes-name-ownership-soon
Local florist brings joy to Clevelanders with massive floral installation at Edgewater Park - News 5 ClevelandMonday, August 24, 2020
CLEVELAND — A local florist dedicated his time and talents to spread joy throughout Cleveland as everyone deals with the need to stay inside and keep a distance from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Thomas, of Andrew Thomas Design, created a massive floral display at Edgewater Park with the goal to spread hope to those who are struggling during a time of uncertainty.Thomas, who specializes in custom floral design, wanted to do some sort of public display for the community that was heartfelt and positive while having an interactive component that still followed the “social distancing” recommendation.At the same time, Mayesh, who is the largest flower wholesaler in Northeast Ohio, had a significant amount of inventory on hand as they prepared to close through April. Bob Fenner Flower display at Edgewater Park. So Thomas loaded up as many flowers as he could, approximately 5,000 stems, onto the bed of his pick up truck.Working afte... https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/made-us-smile/local-florist-brings-joy-to-clevelanders-with-massive-floral-installation-at-edgewater-park
Cleveland Florist's Public Flower Installations Bring Joy - Clevelandmagazine.comWednesday, July 29, 2020
Edgewater Park and Tremont with more to come. UPDATE: Andrew Thomas Design installed its third public flower arrangement on March 24 at the Cleveland Metroparks sign at Edgewater Beach. Owner Andrew Poulson will also be doing an Instagram Live today to give you tips on arranging your new flowers around your home. Poulson is also doing a restock around noon to make sure everyone can get flowers. Visit instagram.com/andrewthomasdesign for more info.Some kids use graffiti as a creative expression to make a mark on their community. But growing up in the country, Andrew Poulson and his friends would collect daffodils and wild flowers to create guerilla flower installments around town. They’d leave them on cars at local gas stations or in the teachers’ parking lot to bring a sort of unexpected sense of joy to people’s day.“Later, as my career transpired into the flower world, I still wanted to find ways to install them in the community,” says Poulson, who now owns Andrew Thomas Design, which does flower arrangements for weddings and corporate events.As his planned events began getting canceled last week due to the coronavirus scare, Poulson found himself stocked with extra flowers. So, he decided to revive the spirit of his goodhearted high school prank by installing flower arrangements in parks and different spa... https://clevelandmagazine.com/in-the-cle/cleveland-florist-s-public-flower-installations-bring-joy
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/