Local Flower Shop News
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Canceled fundraisers leave surplus of poinsettias as Fairfield, Manchester florists seek new markets - Kennebec Journal and Morning SentinelWednesday, December 02, 2020
The plants retail between $4.99-$44.99.Sunset co-owners Kenneth Ellis and Cathy Hebert said they could have fundraisers for various local organizations.At Longfellow’s Greenhouse in Manchester, wholesale sales for poinsettias are down about 50%, according to General Manager Will Longfellow. Longfellow’s experienced the same thing as Sunset with fundraisers.Retail sales are up for poinsettias at Longfellow’s, and they usually sell the most after Thanksgiving.“People are really getting into the decorating mood this year,” Longfellow said. “I’m surprised how well we did in the spring. I’m not surprised right now because that’s how it’s been. The whole year has been busier.”A variety of poinsettia plants brighten the path for Harlan Benner of Sunset Flowerland and Greenhouses as he walks through the business Wednesday in Fairfield. The family owned and run business has a surplus of 1,000 poinsettia plants. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo Longfellow’s has a few dozen varieties of poinsettias. In 2019, they sold between 5,000 and 6,000 in retail and more than 20,000 for the whole company. Longfellow isn’t sure how many they’ll sell this year.“Our retail sales have stayed strong, and we’re going to try to push some of our wholesale sales into our retail division,” Longfellow said. “It’s going to be interesting to see how we do.”Like Sunset, Longfellow’s is also considering charitable fundraisers at the store and are meeting with Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm.Until now, the pandemic hasn’t been so bad for Sunset.“We’ve had our best spring season ever,” Benner said. “We’ve had one of our best fall seasons ever. We’ve been lucky until this point.”Ellis expected little business during the pandemic, but instead business boomed. Sunset clo... https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/11/26/canceled-fundraisers-leave-surplus-of-poinsettias-as-fairfield-manchester-florists-seek-new-markets/
'Essential' businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers - The Daily HeraldSunday, January 17, 2021
Some not mentioned in the list have come up with their own interpretations. Do florists delivering flowers qualify as “agriculture”? Washington Floral Service, a wholesale firm with warehouses in Tacoma and Spokane, applied for and received a state exemption, Chris Berglund, a company vice president, told The Herald. “We’re essential,” Berglund said. Many of his customers — retail florists — are also seeking exemptions. “From what we’re hearing, it’s a 50-50 split on whether florists are getting an exemption,” Berglund said. “It seems to depend on whether they say they’re a flower shop or agriculture.” “If you can do a food delivery, you can just as easily do a floral delivery,” he said. Can yacht and pleasure boat dealers fit into the transportation category — as “marine consultants”? Harry Walp, president and CEO of Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, said it’s not yet clear if boat sellers are essential businesses. Essential marine industry jobs include consultants, naval architects and surveyors, but the state order doesn’t specify whether that applies to recreational or commercial segments of the industry, Walp said. “Several of my associates are taking a liberal interpretation of ‘consultants’ and make the argument that yacht brokers fit that description,” Walp said. “If so, yacht sales could be deemed essential. My concern is that a yacht broker potentially places himself, his family and his associates in harm’s way if he resumes sales activities. The yacht brokerage industry is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and the vast majority of our members would prefer to err on the side of caution.” About that Funko order … Meanwhile, hundreds of U.S. retailers are now focused on e-commerce delivery because retail outlets are shuttered. To fill orders, warehouses and distribution centers are open for business. Are those essential? Clothes, handbags, outdoor gear, bedding and toys a... https://www.heraldnet.com/business/essential-businesses-florists-boat-sellers-and-toy-makers/
It's Tulip and Daffodil Season—Here's Where to Order Flowers in Seattle - TheStranger.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Seattle. Central Cafe and Juice BarThe eco-conscious cafe gets tulips and mixed bouquets delivered from Fall City florist Sweet Blissful Blooms every Tuesday and Saturday. Stop by in person to scoop up a bundle (and a pastry to go, while you're at it). CureFrom Wednesday-Saturday, you can add pastel-hued daffodils and tulips from local farmers to your charcuterie, sandwich, and/or cocktail kit order, either online or by phone. Note: These have limited availability, and they tend to go fast. Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop Want something nice to look at while you drink beer from your Hill City growler? Text Sunshine by Tuesday at 916-396-2166 to reserve a $15 Cha New Life Garden bouquet for pickup on April 30, from 1:30-7:30 pm. Kubota GardenThe local Japanese garden will move its annual spring plant sale fundraiser online. Stock up on house plants and pick them up in your car on May 8-9. Order by 1 p.m. on May 7. Lantern BrewingOrder $15 bouquets from Pike Place vendors Blong's Garden and pick them up from the brewery on Thursday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Left BankTo soothe your stuck-inside-during-springtime-blues, the South Park natural wine shop's standing Friday Night Wine pickup and delivery program now includes the option of adding a $30 bouquet from Bleedfoot Florals. London PlaneStarting on May 8 and continuing every Friday, the Melrose Market joint's flower shop will make springtime flower deliveries. If you're someone who likes to freshen your vase every week, opt for their four-week subscription, or consider their at-home floral arrangement class on May 15, which comes with flowers and a vase. They're also putting together special arrangements for Mother's Day, which will be delivered to moms on May 9. Neighborhood Farmers MarketsMany of the flower vendors you usually buy from at your neighborhood farmers market continue to offer their services while the majority of markets remain closed. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets Shopper Sourcing Guide contains everything you need to know about ordering from places like Alm Hill Gardens, Blong’s Garden, Chao Cheng, Choice Bulb, and others. Peony BakeryThe remote Peony Bakery (aka "just a teacher who likes to bake") has Pike Place flowers and DIY cookie kits available for a limited time. All proceeds from flower sales will ... https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/04/28/43529672/its-tulip-and-daffodil-season-heres-where-to-order-flowers-in-seattle
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of 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.
Border chaos disrupts flower supply for Norfolk florists - Eastern Daily PressSunday, January 17, 2021
A florist in Norwich has said panic is rising over flower stock due to border restrictions.Travel and freight was banned from France to the UK to avoid importing a new variant of Covid-19. As a result, concerns have been mounting about disruption to supply chains of food, drink and medicine to the UK.On Tuesday, the French authorities announced the border would reopen - but travellers must have a negative test result.In the meantime, some florists in Norfolk have said the border chaos has left them working a day behind schedule.You may also want to watch:It comes after they have seen a rise in the number of orders over Christmas as relatives send flowers instead of visiting loved ones due to coronavirus restrictions.Shelley Newton, owner of The Flower House in Costessey, said she had been "massively affected" by the shut border.She added: "Normally florists work a day ahead and now we have been working a day behind."Floris... https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/border-chaos-disrupts-flower-supply-6866196
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Not long after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, the angry yet puzzling calls started rolling into Becky’s Flowers, a florist in Roseville.But it didn’t end there. Over the past week, the family-owned business in Placer County has been subjected to hundreds of negative reviews on Google and Yelp, in addition to countless threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter. All of them were directed toward Jenny Cudd, a woman who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the riots and charged with two misdemeanors for entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. Cudd was identified after she posted a video on Facebook bragging about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office being broken into during the riot, reports the AP. She also happens to be the proprietor of a florist called Becky’s Flowers in Midland, Texas — the source of the confusion for Aaron Alberti, who has owned and operated the Roseville Becky’s Flowers since 2004. Now, he’s trying to clear the air in order to save his business. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php