Local Flower Shop News
Local flower shop shares story of surviving the pandemic on Small Business Saturday - ABC15 ArizonaWednesday, December 02, 2020
CHANDLER, AZ — "Very proud to have this shop, very proud every day," said Lori Williams, owner of Flowers by Renee at the corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads in Chandler.The shop has been around for 29 years in the East Valley."I've been the owner for five years, but the shop has been at this location for 21."Williams, along with her daughter Mellissa and her grandchildren Olivia and Nathan, has made their flower shop a community gathering. They befriend just about every customer who walks in the door. Williams says the pandemic has made this small business' survival a bit hard."We did have a decline in house accounts we service some of the major hospitals and those were shut down, so that was a little tough," said Williams.Williams adds that surviving the pandemic is all due to the nine employees she has. She proudly states she hasn't laid anyone off even though her business has taken a hit."I think the employees are the backbone of the business. They are the ones that make it happen... So I will do everything in my power to make sure that they are taken care of in return," said Williams.According to the Small Business Ad... https://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/chandler/local-flower-shop-shares-story-of-surviving-the-pandemic-on-this-small-business-saturday
These metro Phoenix florists offer no-contact flower delivery for Mother's Day 2020 - AZCentralMonday, April 27, 2020
Tony Medlock. PJ's Flowers & Events will not deliver to Anthem, Surprise, Cave Creek or Queen Creek.Details: 3021 S. 35th St. #B-3, Phoenix. Arrangements starting at $35, delivery price varies by location. 602-995-4999, pjsflowers.com.Community FloristsCommunity Florist in Phoenix is offering vibrant spring floral arrangements, as well as plant and gift basket options. They deliver throughout the Valley, but suggest calling ahead to make sure. Details: 1616 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Starting at $45, delivery price varies by location. 602-266-6648, communityfloristaz.com.Lighthouse Flower ShopThis family-owned flower shop in in Mesa not only has a variety of arrangements to choose from, but owner Lisa Miller will also put together custom arrangements based on your budget. The shop delivers to Mesa, Chandler, Tempe and Gilbert, but delivery fees vary by area code. Details: 1007 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. Options starting at $25. 480-892-5093, lighthouseflowershopmesa.com.Watson's Flower ShopWith three locations across the Valley, Watson's Flower Shop has been part of the Phoenix area since 1927 and delivers to most metro area cities. For Mother's Day, the shop is offering a variety of in-house specialty designs. The flower shop also has several plants, candies and novelty items for sale. Details: 2425 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ. $35 delivery minimum. 480-967-8797, watsonsflowers.com.Payne & MorrisonPayne & Morrison, a family-owned Phoenix florist, is offering 10% off Mother's Day flowers until May 1. They offer custom arrangements, as well as a wide assortment of unique designs like flip-flop vases and pink feathers. Details: 7144 N. 35th Ave., Suite A, Phoenix. Arrangements starting at $45, delivery price varies by location. 602-841-1561, payneandmorrison.com. https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/life/2020/04/26/mothers-day-2020-gifts-local-florists-delivery-phoenix-tempe-coronavirus/3003808001/
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
She’s very self-sufficient and ambitious, and she just embraces what comes.”Izzy Cline, Kristyn’s 20-year-old daughter, is also involved in growing the business. In addition to being a Sweetwater florist, she handles the market’s social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.“We built this business from the ground up and seeing it come to life is mesmerizing,” Izzy Cline said. “As a young woman working for a woman-owned business it feels powerful ... I am my mom’s biggest fan and there is absolutely nothing she can’t do.”Christy Metz, Sweetwater’s head florist and creative director, echoed the same sentiments as Cline’s daughters.“She has really great relationships and cares about everybody, and that just comes across,” Metz said of Cline. “She’s also great at delegating and finding out peoples’ strengths and using those to build a strong team.”Metz, 57, was a florist in Chicago for over a decade before returning to her hometown a few years ago. She met Cline through a mutual friend in November, and Metz learned about Cline’s passion for opening the new business.“I could tell that she was a successful businesswoman just by the way she talked about her business and her staff, and we hit it off right away,” Metz said. “I envision Sweetwater being a really welcoming, wonderful place ... where they can feel really energized and inspired.”Cline and her team plan to open the store on Friday, March 5.“I am looking forward to genuinely just putting smiles on our customers’ faces,” Izzy Cline said. “We ware doing it for our community and we are doing it in the form of flowers and flower trucks.”To learn more, visit Sweetwater: A Flower Market on Facebook and Instagram at “SweetwaterFlowerMarket” and Twitter at “Sweetwaterxx.”... https://gazette.com/cheyenneedition/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-brings-flowers-and-charm-to-old-colorado-city-with-sweetwater-a-flower/article_7dbaedde-77a5-11eb-8fe3-1b45ec1a2d2e.html
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
How to care for gifted Easter flowers - WTOPWednesday, March 31, 2021
Soon, it will be time to hit your local florist or grocery store to pick out flowers for your holiday celebration — whether you’re seeing someone in person, or simply dropping off well wishes.This year, florists have seen more curbside deliveries and loose flowers as gifts, opposed to traditional centerpiece orders for family dinner tables, but the desire for customary flowers like Easter lilies, tulips and hyacinths has not changed.“Potted Easter lilies and tulips are very popular this time of year,” said Missy Willson, owner of My Enchanted Florist in Sandy Spring, Maryland. “Stock flowers in lavenders, pinks and soft pastel shades are also popular. It’s a very fragrant flower and the colors are perfect for Easter.”Willson said if you end up with potted lilies, they like to be in bright light, but they need to be kept in a cool area.“The soil should be dry to the touch — because if you overwater them, you’ll kill the plant. Leaves will start to turn yellow and then they start to die.”Other popular flowers available for Easter include daffodils, hyacinth, grape hyacin... https://wtop.com/holidays/2021/03/how-to-care-for-gifted-easter-flowers/
Here’s your guide to preserving and crafting with flowers straight from your garden - OregonLiveWednesday, March 31, 2021
Working from her home studio in Hillsboro, Eliades said having this business during the pandemic has helped her to push her creative boundaries.Anyone can craft with plants, however, and florist Jeremi Carroll and farmer John Peterson said a good place to start is just by looking around your garden.“See what you have. What aesthetic do you want? What are you trying to build?” Peterson said. “See what textures you might want to incorporate into whatever you’re making.”Owners of Pollinate Flowers in Newberg, Carroll and Peterson started a dry flower program at their shop last year. They create arrangements and wreaths made from flowers they grow and dry on their farm, and even sell wreath kits at their retail shop.Carroll said that you can dry anything, but some flowers are just naturally easier to work with than others. Roses, yarrow, statice, Gomphrena, amaranth, marigold, hydrangea, grass seed heads, feverfew, celosia and strawflower are all varieties that are considered dry when they’re alive, he said, so they will dry easily and hold their shape well.“They already have a crispy texture to petals, so when they dry they don’t change structure or color,” he explained.24Dried flower craftsThere are multiple ways to dry flowers, but the three most common methods are hanging upside down, using silica gel and pressing. Carroll said the traditional way is to bunch flowers together and hang them upside down in a dry and dark space. He recommended drying them in the house away from a window, where humidity is low.That method works for many flowers and grasses, but for daisy-like flowers, such as black-eyed Susans, drying works better with the petals and center of flower drying face-up, Carroll said. When they hang, the gravity will close up the petals around the center, so Carroll recommended dr... https://www.oregonlive.com/hg/2021/03/heres-your-guide-to-preserving-and-crafting-with-flowers-straight-from-your-garden.html
Fleurs de Villes: Free self-guided walk through downtown Vancouver's Christmas floral trail - Vancouver Is AwesomeWednesday, March 31, 2021
December with a stroll in downtown Vancouver highlighted by 30 beautiful fresh floral installations.It's the second annual Fleurs de Villes Noel Vancouver, a holiday celebration featuring top florists from around the city and their stunning displays, set up along Robson and Alberni streets. Use the map to follow the 'Floral Trail' as you walk past the stunning creations, displayed outdoors for all to enjoy. Be sure to adhere to social distancing best practices as you enjoy your self-guided stroll.Fluers de Villes takes places at various times of year in cities across the globe, from London to Seattle, as well as in several Canadian cities. Other Fleurs de Villes events have been curated around Vancouver over the past few years, though this is the second time there's been a Christmastime display. (Great news, too, as Fleurs de Villes has pinned down June dates for a return to Robson and Alberni with springtime blooms!)Running December 4 through 13, Fleurs de Villes Noel is a chance to get some fresh air and exercise, do a little shopping, and enjoy the talents of our local florists.You'll find the map and details about each of the presenting florists online here.Here are some images of last y... https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/walk-free-floral-trail-pop-up-installations-fleurs-de-villes-christmas-vancouver-2020-3152912