Jacksonville Flower Shop News
Jacksonville's best flower shop: Hurst Florist - WJXT News4JAX Wednesday, March 31, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pro tip -- shopping for a special occasion? Looking to tell that special someone you’re thinking about them?Two words: Hurst Florist. Your choice for Jacksonville’s best florist.Hurst offers an arrangement of bouquets and gifts that are perfect for any occasion. Looking for something in particular, or want to make a custom order? They’ll work to make it happen.Ordering outside Jacksonville? No worries. Hurst serves Orange Park, St. Johns, Atlantic Beach, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Neptune Beach and Callahan.Head over to its website for a closer look at the arrangements!Runners up: Kuhn Flowers, Arlington Flower Shop... https://www.news4jax.com/jax-best/2021/01/18/jacksonvilles-best-flower-shop-hurst-florist/
5 Best Florists in Jacksonville ?? - Kev's BestWednesday, October 28, 2020
A woman arranging flowers. Source: PexelsBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in Jacksonville. To help you find the best Florists located near you in Jacksonville, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Jacksonville’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in Jacksonville are:Rose of Sharon Wedding Florist -specializes in wedding flowersRuby Reds Floral & Garden, LLC -a wedding event and floral design companyBlessins N Blooms -serving Duval County and most of Nassau CountySt Johns Flower Market -offers various flower arrangementsFlowerama -delivers daily to Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Johns, Ponte Vedra Beach and World Golf VillageRose of Sharon Wedding FloristRose of Sharon Wedding Florist is a local florist that was established in 1986. Offering the finest flowers and arrangements on all events in Northeast Florida, they specialize in bridal flowers and flower arrangements on venues. Open for consultation at least 6-12 months before the wedding, they provide selections and recommendations on all flower needs.They are committed to provi... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-jacksonville/
Toilet paper over tulips: How the floral industry is being affected by COVID - UNF SpinnakerMonday, April 27, 2020
Several shops have developed creative ways to continue business while remaining socially responsible and adhering to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control. St. John’s Flower Market in Jacksonville, Florida transitioned to an outdoor shop, where customers can pull up and decide what they’d like from the safety of their cars. They also implemented free non-contact delivery to drive sales. However, Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry ordered all non-essential businesses to close, which includes St. John’s Flower Market. General manager Katrina Thiesen is already thinking about the long-term impacts this closure could have. “I’m worried it will continue through Mother’s Day, which is what carries us through summer,” Thiesen says. Sign outside St. John’s Flower Market, Photographed by Markus ThiesenStill, other floral designers derive their income solely through events. As of March 15, the CDC recommended canceling or postponing events with more than 50 people to prevent the further spread of the virus. This dashed the hopes of many spring brides as well as the incomes of their chosen florists.Freelance florists have also experienced a blow to their income with event cancellations. To combat this, New York City florist Kathryn Hinish, known as Flowerwitch, organized a Go Fund Me. New York freelance florists can apply for funding that’s made possible by donations. “I will be focusing on the NYC area to start, as this is the area that has fostered my growth as a florist and I want to support this community as best I can,” Hinish says on the GoFundMe page. The floral industry has experienced its ups and downs with events in the past. Shepard cites 9/11 as one example of a hit to the industry when flower availability was shaken as flights were grounded. However, an event of this global scale is unprecedented for the industry and the future effects of this pandemic are an unsettling unknown for farmers, wholesalers, and florists worldwide. Despite these hardships, the overall attitude of the floral community is one of kindness and support towards each other. Social media has become a place for florists of all different nationalities and backgrounds to come together and learn from each other. Facebook groups for florists are booming every day with floral industry professionals sharing their experiences, strategies, and resources. People on Instagram are using hashtags such as #onebloom created by florist Holly Chapple to view flowers as a symbol of hope. Rachael Ann Lunghi, owner of Siren Floral Co in Southern California, is bringing florists together and sharing her skills by hosting bouquet and centerpiece classes on Instagram live videos. “Let’s keep flowering together even though we are distancing,” Lunghi said in a recent Instagram post. These videos gather hundreds of florists per session who interact with each other through comments, sharing tips, and support. Many florists have even recognized the public’s need for beauty and given away flowers once intended for high-budget weddings or events. Ann Evans of Cypress Floral Design in Downtown Jacksonville donated centerpieces that were originally made for an event to small businesses around the city. Shepard also shares this hope for the floral community. Recently, his podcast interviews have been focused on providing much-needed advice and encouragement for listeners. Above all, Shepard believes that floral designers, wholesalers, and customers need to communicate and show each other grace during this time. “We just need to be a little more gentle and a little more caring and ... https://unfspinnaker.com/83395/latest-stories/toilet-paper-over-tulips-how-the-floral-industry-is-being-affected-by-covid/
Meet the Florida fans who sent get-well cards to Feleipe Franks - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
EASLEY AP]“I just felt like he needed some words of encouragement,” Hays said.She wasn’t alone.In the days after Franks’ injury, get-well-soon cards poured in from across the country. Gainesville. Jacksonville. The Panhandle. Georgia, Ohio, Colorado. A 77-year-old in Charlotte County and a 9-year-old from a cattle ranch in Kissimmee.All to a quarterback who might never play another snap for the Gators, one whose relationship with the fan base has been mixed, at best.RELATED: Five reasons to care about Florida-Missouri“I know he takes a lot of heat from people thinking that he’s just the worst thing that ever happened to Florida,” said Woody Bass, a 48-year-old Georgia resident who will graduate from UF's online program in May. “I didn’t want him to think that.”Neither did Laurie Bonham.?? Will the #Gators beat the brakes off Missouri? Can #FSU clinch a bowl berth? Will #USF slow down Cincinnati??@MBakerTBTimes gives us his picks against the spread in a brand-new Three & Out ????? https://t.co/rFBtzbVrwd pic.twitter.com/3SNikKXxLD— The Identity Tampa Bay (@TheIdentityTB) November 14, 2019“I just felt so bad for him,” said Bonham, a recently retired 64-year-old in Oldsmar.The physical injury was bad enough. But Franks has been a frequent target from fans for most of the past three seasons.One of the lows came last November against Missouri, who hosts the Franks-less Gators this weekend. Franks was booed in the first half and benched in the second of a 38-17 embarrassing home loss to the Tigers. Franks had won every game since then, but Bonham still saw too many people bashing him, despite the improvements he was making in Year 2 under coach Dan Mullen.“His mom was on this web page, and I felt bad for her, too,” Bonham said. “Nobody needed to be doing that. It was just poor manners.”Laurie Bonham (right, seen here with close friend Christy Fraser) was one of the Florida Gators fans who sent get-well cards to injured quarterback Feleipe Franks. [LAURIE BONHAM Sp... https://www.tampabay.com/sports/gators/2019/11/15/meet-the-florida-fans-who-sent-get-well-cards-to-feleipe-franks/
1-800-Flowers.com® Introduces 2019 Local Artisan Collection - PRNewswireTuesday, September 24, 2019
Ashlee's featured design is the Vibrant Gem Bouquet™. Jackie Lacey: Floriology® Institute, Jacksonville, FL A highly-accredited and award-winning floral designer, Jackie's industry experience spans 32 years. A former retail florist, today Jackie serves as Director of Education and Industry Relations for the Floriology Institute, where he shares his passion for floral design with florists across the country. His creation is the Modern Rose & Gerbera Daisy Bouquet. Margaret Fleegal: 1-800-Flowers.com Twinbrook Floral Design, Fairfax, VA Margaret began her floral career in the mass market industry, where she discovered a desire to create her own designs. She began to learn everything she could about the business and worked to develop her own unique style, eventually opening her own shop nearly 25 years ago. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/1-800-flowerscom-introduces-2019-local-artisan-collection-300833340.html
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/