Local Flower Shop News
Cyber Florists: Do You Know Where Your Delivery Is Coming From? - NBC ConnecticutTuesday, October 22, 2019
Patrick’s account for any further purchases.The cyber florist industry is impacting more than just the average consumer, but local flower shops too.Stephanie Fusco, owner of Terri’s flower shop in Naugatuck is feeling the brunt.“I’ve received some phone calls of people calling asking where their flowers are? Why they haven’t been delivered? I received some phone calls from people saying something didn’t look very nice,” Fusco said.After looking up the orders, Stephanie found out the orders didn’t exist or come from her shop. But addresses of other flower shops claiming to be local but not actually located Naugatuck.“It’s just wrong,” said Fusco.Our investigation revealed that Teri’s flower shop is the only florist physically located in Naugatuck. But when you google Naugatuck florists, two other businesses pop up.An address listed at 175 Church St. which is an office building with multiple businesses. The other one at 26 Church St. is a beauty salon. Neither of them affiliated with a flower shop.We called both businesses who told NBC Connecticut Responds that they are located in Hamden.The man who answered the phone at the flower shop listed at 175 Church St. claimed that was the wrong website address and he needed to change it.NBC Connecticut Responds also with a woman whose shop was listed at 26 Church St. She said they closed the location to do building work.Lora Rae Anderson with the Department of Consumer Protection says buyers should beware:“Make sure you go right to that company’s website, call their number, and check out their email and contact them based on that information. Instead of the information that you see pop up Google,” Anderson said.Anderson said if there are too many options and you’re not sure whether the storefront is real or fake, ask around.“You can usually pretty quickly figure out who’s legitimate and who’s not,” said Anderson.The Society of American Florist told NBC Connecticut Responds:“There is an issue of deceptive listings where companies list themselves under a variety of fictitious florist names with a local phone number.”Here’s what people should keep in mind when buying flowers:-Don’t wait until the last minute, especially around holidays like Mother’s day.-If you do go the online route, see if the flowers come from a central warehouse or if the company contract... https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Cyber-Florists-Do-You-know-Where-Your-Delivery-Is-Coming-From-509714221.html
Florist closes shop after 4 decades - My Citizens NewsTuesday, June 27, 2017
Terry Raimo, owner of Flowers Plus on Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck, talks about his 45 years in business on June 15. Raimo closed his business that has been a staple in the community. -JIM SHANNON/REPUBLICAN-AMERICANNAUGATUCK — All that remained of Flowers Plus, the business Terry Raimo ran for more than 40 years, was a line of three blue tents in a parking lot on Rubber Avenue. And a few plants, most of which Raimo sold on a breezy Thursday last week.After his son dropped him off, Raimo trudged to a chair under one of the tents. He had forgotten his cane that day, and had a hard time walking. Once settled in the chair, he lit a cigarette and pulled out an 8-by-10 inch photo that looked to be at least 15 years old. It showed the business in full bloom, right before Halloween one year. Striped tents and racks of pumpkins took up the entire parking lot on the long-ago October evening.Raimo said the business used to have a cop stationed there on Fridays and Saturdays to direct traffic coming out of the parking lot.“That’s how busy it was,” he s...
Rebel Girl Floral Arranges 'Flowers for the Wild at Heart' | Lake Minnetonka - Lake Minnetonka MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Floral Sothea Keller, rebels against the ordinary. Vowing to never make the same arrangement twice, orders are custom made and created to give each flower a purpose. Sothea views herself as a garden florist, arranging “flowers for the wild at heart” and emphasizes the importance of creating a unique display while encapsulating the personality of each client.Rebel Girl FloralHer husband and business partner, James Keller, shares her approach. “I just want people to enjoy flowers and to experiment with just not having something typical,” he says. “I want them to be wowed.” The couple’s exposure to the floral industry does not fall short. James’ mother and sister are professional florists, and Sothea has been in the business for almost 15 years. Working alongside her in-laws helped her learn the ropes. Primarily focusing her work on wedding arrangements, Sothea eventually began to branch out to other events and custom work. Recognizing that the wedding industry is filled with florists, Sothea took another route—one that celebrates other important moments in life. After she, unfortunately, attended several funerals, she noticed that a majority of the arrangements fell flat. Seeing the same stark variation of flowers, shapes and colors, Sothea knew that there was a void that needed to be filled in the i... https://lakeminnetonkamag.com/rebel-girl-floral-arranges-flowers-wild-heart
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/
Bloomin’ good: Clinton florist business is awards finalist - 100 Mile House Free PressWednesday, March 31, 2021
I’m still trying to make heads or tails out of it. I’ve never been very good at honouring myself, but I’m very proud, and very thankful, to whoever nominated me.”Lawrence began working at a florist shop in Prince Rupert when she was 14, and continued until she went off to college for theatre school. At that point, she put flowers aside, but found they kept coming back to her: “I did my own wedding flowers, and flowers for friends.” Finally, at her mother’s encouragement, she decided to go for it, and Bubbles’ Blossom Design was born in time for Mother’s Day 2018.When Lawrence and her husband Jordan moved to Clinton in October 2016, she realized a florist shop was something the area needed.“At first I thought I’d research it for a couple of years, see how it goes, see how much interest there was, but then I decided just to jump in and do it. If an opportunity comes along you jump in with both feet.”READ MORE: Clinton hires new Chief Administrative OfficerShe says that the overhead was low: “I bought a used cooler and a couple of buckets, so it was an easy thing to do.” Until recently she worked out of her kitchen and dining-room, but last year an extension was added to the back of their house at the corner of Dewdney Avenue and Cariboo Highway for a small storefront.Lawrence nearly sold out of flowers that first Mother’s Day, and she says that the support from the community has been incredible. “It was a great initial reception, and I have the best customers. It was all by word of mouth and Facebook.”The business has since expanded beyond Clinton, with Lawrence delivering orders to Cache Creek and Ashcroft.“My end goal is to have ... https://www.100milefreepress.net/news/bloomin-good-clinton-florist-business-is-awards-finalist/
Make a bouquet of cut flowers last longer - FOX 2 DetroitWednesday, March 31, 2021
Jill recommends even doing this for a brand new bouquet. She says that, even though it’s new to you, you don’t know how long the flowers were in water at the store or florist shop. It’s possible that they were sitting for a few days already. A fresh start never hurts, says Jill.Jill says it is often shocking how long you can get a bouquet to last when you care for it this way.PROJECT RATING: Super EasyTo watch Jill take you through the process, just click on the video player above. ... https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/make-a-bouquet-of-cut-flowers-last-longer
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.