Houston Flower Shop News
Pasadena florist: Orders reflect people’s isolation in pandemic - Houston ChronicleWednesday, March 31, 2021
It seems like the notes on the cards are longer these days,” she said. “People try to get what they’re feeling all in one order.” On HoustonChronicle.com: Houston, Harris County deploy new strategies in effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations The Enchanted Florist has operated via no-contact curbside delivery or by appointment only. Address: 4416 Fairmont Pkwy #104, Pasadena.Website:enchantedfloristpasadena.comPhone: 832-850-7677 See MoreCollapse The shop has experienced ebbs and flows that reflect COVID trends and venue restrictions, but business has been good. “During March and April, all the weddings were postponed, but most of our weddings that had been postponed have already been rescheduled and we’ve done them,” said Wright, 66. “So, that hasn’t really affected us.” ‘Very, very busy’ The bulk of the shop’s revenue remains funeral work, and that’s where Wright has seen the impact of COVID-19. Rules for funeral services have fluctuated to reflect pandemic conditions, but orders to Wright’s shop have remained steady. “There are more people sending flowers,” Wright said. “That’s the way they’re expressing themselves because they’re not able to attend; so we’ve been very, very busy.” Like restaurants offering curbside and other businesses going online, Wright has found a way to survive during an unpredictable business climate. The need to say it with flowers, Wright said, has become more pronounced. “People want you to know that they’re thinking about you,” she said. Vaccine Tracker: How many Texans are vaccinat... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/pasadena/news/article/Pasadena-florist-Orders-reflect-people-s-15896107.php
Opinion: Florist charged for participating in Capitol riot should be denied trip to Mexico - Houston Chronicle Sunday, February 28, 2021
Capitol. If that’s called justice; justice is upside down. Patrick J. Killman, Houston Minimum wage Regarding “Dems attempt to usher through school funding, wage increase,” (A6, Feb. 10): One size doesn’t fit all in many situations. A $15 minimum wage may fit New York City but not rural Louisiana. For entry-level jobs for high school and college students a $15 minimum wage may decrease opportunities. Also, some businesses may be more suited to higher minimum wages than others. Hopefully our political leaders can work better together on this important issue. The devil is truly in the details! Mike Fuljenz, Beaumont From the Editorial Board Shame, shame, shame Regarding “‘Sheer cloudy vagueness’ cost one worker his job,” (A27, Feb. 7): Shame on you Academy Sports. The person, trying to make a living, was fired for upholding Academy’s stated policy and the policy by the mayor regarding the wearing of masks in Houston. The customer was looking for an altercation. I’ve seen this before in grocery stores. The Academy manager should have stepped in. Fire that person, not the employee. Man/woman up, Houston — wear your mask. It’s such a little thing if it keeps someone from contracting COVID-19. Ron Babin, Houston Super impressed Regarding “Officials: 8,000 more doses of vaccine available,” (A2, Feb. 10): Wife and I had appointments at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on Sunday. We and the many that were there were super impressed at their organization! We got there 20 minutes early and got our shots right on time. After the required 15 minute after shot period, we left. They should be openly praised! Fred and Cathey Olenick, Richm... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/letters/article/Opinion-Florist-charged-for-participating-in-15939943.php
Ice and Snow Would Not Stop Their Wedding in Texas - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
Feb. 14, 2021 wedding. Little did they know that a winter storm was about to put a deep freeze on their Valentine’s Day wedding.They initially planned to get married about 30 miles from Houston, with 150 guests, at the Meekermark in Magnolia, Texas.But because of the pandemic, they soon narrowed the list from 150 to 50, inviting the other 100 guests to join virtually. They wanted to avoid rescheduling because, Ms. Broussard said, “Jerimy and I wanted to honor our date of Valentine’s Day.” Enter the winter storm that ravaged a large part of the country, particularly Texas.Sunday morning, Ms. Broussard became inundated with concerned calls while at their hotel room at the Residence Inn Market Street in the Woodlands, Texas, which was about 35 minutes from the venue. Initially, the storm was predicted to hit well after their wedding, but was accelerating. “The forecast was now showing we would receive freezing ice during the same time our guests and vendors would be traveling to the venue,” Ms. Broussard said.They decided they would just get married in their hotel room.Pastor Jerry Holt of Hicks Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., had already traveled to them and was in another Woodlands hotel nearby. Pastor Holt, who works with Mr. Craft and is his mentor, said he was more than happy to still perform the ceremony. They reached out to their coordinator, Tamarah Smith of Tammy’s Table, with the news. And then a quick transformation began wit... https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/style/ice-and-snow-would-not-stop-their-wedding-in-texas.html
Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Looking to visit the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist five stars out of 98 reviews.4. Scent &a... https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/
Fulshear flower business blooming from community support amid COVID-19 - KFSN-TVMonday, August 24, 2020
Berry and his wife now own Fulshear Floral Design in Fulshear, Texas. But their business is known around the country.Berry was named the 2017 Houston Floral Designer of the Year!Watch the video above to see how their business is blooming and bringing smiles to those who miss seeing their loved ones amid the pandemic. https://abc30.com/covid-covid19-coronavirus-flowers/6318843/
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/