Local Flower Shop News
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
September, she emerged with a spark of inspiration.The experience she had in the hometown-feeling store and the accompanying flower truck outside the store gave her an idea to open a business in Colorado Springs with the same vision.And with that short seven-day trip, “Sweetwater: A Flower Market” was born. The floral and mercantile store that opened this week is named for Sally, Cline’s mother, who passed nearly three years ago. The logo features lavender, Cline’s favorite scent, and something that calms and attracts her, and she hopes others as well. Cline bought a building at 2419 W. Colorado Ave. in Old Colorado City for the brick-and-mortar business, where she felt the market would fit in with the historic vibe while growing the neighborhood.Cline, 52, created Sweetwater because she wanted to share her experience with a southern charm mercantile store in Nashville with the Colorado Springs community.“It was something about being there, the country, the music, the people,” she said. “It somehow got into my heart and inspired me to bring this to Colorado Springs, where we don’t have flower trucks, and we don’t really have interactive flower markets.”Cline wants Sweetwater to be a place where people can go and have a unique experience. Part of the shop is dedicated to bouquets, and customers are also ... 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
Grandfield, Susan Marguerite - The ChattanooganSunday, February 28, 2021
Susan Marguerite Grandfield, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in a local hospital. She was born June 4, 1943 in Colorado Springs, Co., to the late John and Geraldine Grandfield. Susan received her nursing degree from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. She was a longtime owner of The Workroom at Stone Mountain Village in Stone Mountain, Ga. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was an avid quilter and member of the American Quilter’s Society. Survivors include her siblings, Pat Badgley of Chattanooga, Ted (Jan) Grandfield of Dallas, Julie (Leo) Holahan of Covington, Ga., Jill Myers of Buford, Ga., Scott (Jenny) Grandfield of Gainesville, Ga., and Laurie (Jay) Repetto of Carrollton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, (C/O Two Sisters, In memory of Susan Marguerite Grandfield) 200 Ce... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/2/18/423543/Grandfield-Susan-Marguerite.aspx
Florist brightens her city with gorgeous floral installations - Aleteia ENWednesday, March 31, 2021
Anne Dickson is working hard to bring joy to the residents of Pittsburgh with pop-up flower displays.Florists have been hard hit by the pandemic. With major events being canceled, a lot of work and profit has dried up. However, one Pittsburgh florist, Anne Dickson, has decided to put her skills and time to good use.Inspired by fellow florist, New Yorker Louis Miller, who’s been creating some stunning “flower flashes” to brighten up New York City, Dickson decided she wanted to spread some floral joy in her own community, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.She started by sharing her gratitude with health workers for all their hard work. So the owner of Fox and the Fleur florists went along to Shadyside’s Family House, where patients and their families can stay together. She brought some bright blooms to decorate the facade of the house with an impressive installation. She also tagged her work “F&F [Heart] Pittsburgh #flower power” in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the home, and added it to her Instagram account to spread a little more joy.From there Dickson created more imp... https://aleteia.org/2021/03/24/florist-brightens-her-city-with-gorgeous-floral-installations/
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Creates Beautiful Designs for All Occasions - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
McLennan Flowers & Gifts - London, ON FloristMcLennan Flowers and Gifts, full service, family-owned and operated floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. London, Ontario - March 08, 2021 - Being in the floral industry for over 25 years, McLennan Flowers and Gifts, a full service, family-owned floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. They are recognized as the best florist in London Ontario.“Our floral boutique has been proudly providing top quality fresh flowers to London and surrounding areas since 1953. Come into our shop and experience a welcoming atmosphere as you take in beautiful floral arrangements and gifts. Our florists look forward to working with you to create personal, stylish floral arrangements that will turn any event into an occasion,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts, one of the leading flower shops in London, Ontario.At McLennan Flowers and Gifts, they specialize in floral d... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4998823
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets’ life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as she dealt with dementia until he died in December.In early April, Dawn Sheets developed a cough and began running a temperature. She had a COVID-19 test on April 10. On April 13 the test came back positive for COVID-19. She died April 16 at a memory care facility in Hendricks County.“When people think of Mom, they always think of Dad, too,” daughter Dianne Boyd said. “It was always Ken and Dawn, and Daw... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
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.