Titus Flower Shop News
A new year blooms at Little Saigon's flower festival - OCRegisterTuesday, January 10, 2017
Among popular choices are red and yellow flowers, as well as orchids, which multiple vendors said are known for bringing luck to families when placed inside homes.Michael Titus and Kitty Louie traveled some 50 miles from Eastvale in San Bernardino County to browse the vendors, ultimately purchasing lavender and white phalaenopsis orchids from Sandy Nguyen with Tuyet’s Orchids.“The selection of flowers and the authenticity of the culture, we love how they celebrate the New Year,” Louie said. “It’s special. It’s a chance of renewal.”Titus and Louie were some of the many customers visiting Nguyen’s tent. Her booth featured a variety of vibrant flowers, including an approximately 3-foot Laelia Anceps plant with more than 30 blooms. She cultivated it at her home by watering once a week, she said, applying fertilizer and feeding the plant orchid food every two weeks. And keeping it in direct sunlight.The process took seven years.She hopes to sell it for $2,000.At one point Saturday, Nguyen said, she received an offer for $1,500 but turned it down. She’s sold plants for as high as $5,000 at the festival in the past.“When they know the plant, they buy it right away,” she said.A flower collector for years, Nguyen, 44, never imagined early on she would become a seller. She’s sold a combination of plants she cultivated and others she ordered from a farm over the 14-year history of the festival.She said she grows more than 5,000 plants at her Garden Grove home in preparation for the weeks-long event.“It takes a lot of hard work,” Nguyen said. “But when you love it, you never think about it as work.”Contact the writer: email@example.comDigital & Driveway Delivery - 50% OffMost Popular... http://www.ocregister.com/articles/year-740527-flowers-festival.html
Florist thanks Titusville, Mims teachers, one rose at a time - Florida TodayWednesday, August 17, 2016
Acklin and her husband, John, and employees delivered 772 roses in all on Monday. That's one for each teacher and administrator at all the public schools (and two private ones) in Mims and Titusville. Each had a note card attached that read: "Teachers, we hope you have a great school year."Buy PhotoFloral Creations by Dawn delivered roses to teachers in Mims and Titusville (Photo: R. Norman Moody / FLORIDA TODAY)"That is so nice," said teacher Cindy Mehok as she stepped out of her 6th grade classroom to receive her red rose. "This warms my heart. This is so nice to be recognized to start the school year."FLORIDA TODAYU.S.1 widening in Cocoa finishedAcklin, who owns Floral Creations by Dawn, came up with the plan to acknowledge and encourage teachers. She said she got the idea from a florist in Georgia who has done the same."I know how hard they work," she said. "They are underpaid. If anybody deserves flowers, teachers do."Mark Wade, owner of Twin Palms Motor Inn and two other motels in the area, found out about the Acklin's plans and decided to sponsor her goodwill effort. He said he wanted to help Acklin recognize teachers because he knows how much she does for others."She's constantly giving to the community," he said. "She is so good to this community."FLORIDA TODAYWWII vet visits sub at Port Canaveral, aids in reenlistmentAcklin and employees began early Monday preparing and loading vehicles with flowers as they spread out to different schools to deliver the small vases with the roses."We hope this will... http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2016/08/15/florist-thanks-titusville-mims-teachers-one-rose-time/88758508/
Looking for Pearls: Flowers and art cross-pollinate - Savannah Morning NewsMonday, May 02, 2016
On the Jepson top floor was maybe my and the bumblebees’ favorite, the “Madonna of the Fields” by Gari Melchers. Joey Aldrich-Burel, Beth Tanner, Patsy Foster, and Denise Titus of the Tybee Island Garden Club explained why they used the flowers they did. Irises, to represent hope; sweetheart roses, the need to be loved and cherished; daisies, loyal love and innocence; wheat grains, life and nourishment; thistles, caring and protection.In the south atrium, where children’s voices echoed and Bird Girl stood, two arrangements caught the light. The gray stone sculpture of a lion by William Edmondson stalked behind an arrangement by Ardis Wood, Kim Grimmett, Carol Chambers, Ann O’Leary, Sarah Roelle, and Nena Schivera of the Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club. Pussy willows, reindeer moss, and pink carnations fit comfortably in his trail.And next to the dancing bronze “Play Days” by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, a symphony of white peony tulips, hyacinth, and lysmachia tendrils in Amy Harvey’s arrangement rose with new growth and reached toward Bird Girl. One little visitor, a pink beret over her curls and a pink slicker sliding off her shoulders, was pulling at her Mom’s arm. “When we go to the park for Earth Day, can we get some flower seeds?”Ben Goggins, a retired marine biologist, lives on Tybee Island. He can be reached at 912-786-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ... http://savannahnow.com/accent-column/2016-04-21/looking-pearls-flowers-and-art-cross-pollinate
Valentine's contest winners identified - Florida TodayThursday, March 10, 2016
Al and Jackie Cave of Titusville were selected to win a bouqet of flowers as part of a Valentine's contest by a Titusville floral shop.(Photo: Floral Creations by Dawn)Update, February 14, 1 p.m.:Two couples have tied for first place in the store's Valentine's Day contest, according to Acklin.One of the couples is Al and Jackie Cave of Titusville, who have been married for 68 years. Their daughters submitted a story, Acklin says, that Jackie had written a few years ago at one of their anniversaries. Original story:Buy PhotoDecorations during "Run for the Roses at Riverside Downs", a Cocoa Village Playhouse benefit. (Photo: Michelle Novak/for FLORIDA TODAY)Do you have a really romantic story you’d like to share?If so, you may just get a Valentine’s Day surprise courtesy of a Titusville florist shop.Floral Creations by Dawn off Washington Avenue in Titusville is holding a contest for north Brevard residents to submit their most special love stories to them. The winners, according to store owner Dawn Acklin, w... http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2016/02/01/titusville-store-holds-valentines-contest/79677886/
Giving Back: Girl Scouts helps pets; florist aids vets - Florida TodaySunday, November 01, 2015
Advancing Education has donated more than 31,000 refurbished and functional computers to Brevard residents, nonprofits and schools. Computers Advancing Education is at 800 Lane Ave. Building 2, Titusville. Call 321-626-9754 or computersadvancingeducation.org.‘If I Had a Hammer’ LuncheonHabitat for Humanity of Brevard County will host a luncheon to welcome new members to the Brevard Habitat Builders Society.The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn Viera, 8298 North Wickham Road. The newly formed society is an extended outreach to our community to celebrate 30 years of serving Brevard County.To reserve a space at the luncheon or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Reed, Director of Development, at 321-728-4009 ext. 113 or email development@Brev... http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/31/giving-back-girl-scouts-helps-pets-florist-aids-vets/74940370/
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/