Local Flower Shop News
Grandfield, Susan Marguerite - The ChattanooganSunday, February 28, 2021
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 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403; or www.rmhchattanooga.com. Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/2/18/423543/Grandfield-Susan-Marguerite.aspx
The Point, Dec. 11, 2020: Small Town Businesses In Florida Rode A Roller Coaster In 2020. Here Are Some Of Their Stories - WUFTSunday, February 28, 2021
High Springs commissioners expressed their concerns about it.”• WCJB: 18-year-old UF hit and run victim Margaret Paxton remembered by best friend. “Gainesville Police say that at around 11 PM Wednesday night, 18-year-old Margaret Paxton was crossing University Avenue when she was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene.”• WUFT News: UF Health Organizes Free CPR Training Events To East Gainesville Residents. “This initiative was inspired by a need to address the disparity in cardiac arrest among the East Gainesville community, which has been historically underserved.”• WUFT News: Gainesville Police Department Warns Car Burglaries On Rise During Pandemic. “Graham Glover, public information officer for Gainesville Police Department, says people may be forgetting to be cautious of their valuables due to a change in their routines from the pandemic’s strain.”• WUFT News: Social Justice Mural Painting Begins In Gainesville. “The artists began painting Dec. 5 and the art may be seen at Possum Creek Skate Park, Cofrin Nature Park, the area adjacent to the Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center, Oakview Park and the area adjacent to Porters Community Center.”• The Point will be on an early holiday hiatus next week and will return to your inbox the week of Dec. 21 with a year-in-review edition and our final roundups of 2020. Thank you for your readership and support during our fifth (and, shall we say, most memorable) year of serving north central Florida in this space. If you enjoy this newsletter and our journalism, please tell a friend.We focus our legal attention on these practice areas:• Family Law• Business law• Estate Planning• Probate• GuardianshipVisit lawyergainesville.com or call 352-373-3334 today to learn more.• WFLA: Florida coronavirus: State reports 11,335 new cases, 129 new deaths. “The Florida Department of Health reported more than 11,335 new cases on Thursday, the highest increase in a single day since July 25.”• Tallahassee Democrat ($): Rebekah Jones: Questions linger over FDLE handling of search warrant as bodycam video released. “Unnecessary use of force or the exercise of tremendous restraint? Either way, the videos of police entering the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones with weapons drawn to seize computer equipment and files related to a potential felony-level security breach investigation has sparked deep reactions and debate about the use of force.”• News Service of Florida: Pensacola State College faces fight over in-person instru... https://www.wuft.org/news/2020/12/11/the-point-dec-11-2020-small-town-businesses-in-florida-rode-a-roller-coaster-in-2020-here-are-some-of-their-stories/
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
Country in Bloom budding with business confidence, despite COVID-19 - Sherwood Park NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Country in Bloom, a floral shop and home decor store, which opened in November. Owner Karlee Smith previously worked in the wedding industry as a wedding coordinator and florist. Her intention was to have a pop-up shop for two months to test the waters, but with 95 per cent of its Christmas stock sold, her customers have given her the support to press forward for another six months. “I was super-nervous to open. We didn’t know what restrictions would come, when they would happen, or when things would change, so it was extremely nerve-wracking,” Smith told The News. “But I thought amidst the pandemic, why not take the plunge? I thought, let’s take a chance and see where I can go from here.” Her business partner is her mother-in-law, Sandra Lavorato Hipkin, who comes with the local fame of running Mulberry Manor, a home-based giftware and home decor business that was set up in her basement in the rural county. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content source data-srcset="https://smartcdn.prod.postmedia.digital/nexus/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/flowers-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=472&type=jpg, https://smartcdn.prod.postmedia.digital/nexus/wp-content/uploads/202... https://www.sherwoodparknews.com/news/country-in-bloom-budding-with-business-confidence-despite-covid-19
Pasadena florist: Orders reflect people’s isolation in pandemic - Houston ChronicleWednesday, March 31, 2021
After more than 30 years in the floral business, the owner of The Enchanted Florist in Pasadena says she has always taken the meaning behind a flower arrangement to heart, whether it is celebratory and hopeful, grieving or regretful. This year, those messages and greetings have been influenced by a pandemic that has kept loved ones from attending funeral and memorial services, weddings and birthday gatherings. “It seems like the notes on the cards are longer these days,” she said. “People try to get what they’re feeling all in one order.” On HoustonChronicle.com: Houston, Harris County deploy new strategies in effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations The Enchanted Florist has operated via no-contact curbside delivery or by appointment only. Address: 4416 Fairmont Pkwy #104, Pasadena.Website:enchantedfloristpasadena.comPhone: 832-850-7677 See MoreCollapse The shop has experienced ebbs and flows that reflect COVID trends and venue restrictions, but business has been good. “During March and April, all the weddings were postponed,... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/pasadena/news/article/Pasadena-florist-Orders-reflect-people-s-15896107.php
Fayetteville florist delivers flowers to families for soldiers overseas - WTVD-TVWednesday, March 31, 2021
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- As floral shops scramble to prepare and deliver orders for Valentine's Day, one Fayetteville flower shop is bringing smiles from loved stationed overseas.Owens Florist says they will fulfill up to 300 orders on Valentine's Day alone of both local and orders coming from deployed Fort Bragg soldiers.The shop's owner, Barbara Colman, said it's a special way to help soldiers stay in touch with their loved ones, even when they are far away from home."There's a lot of preparation, a lot of orders for flowers that need to be placed months ahead of time," said Colman.For the full staff on hand, it's more than just a busy flower delivery day."We love just giving that hometown feel that they aren't that far away. Because they can call us and order online we can just make their spouse happy during this difficult time," said Colman.Barbara says those needing last-minute bouquets might be out of luck, by the end of the day, the shop plans to sell out of all the Valentine's Day arrangements. https://abc11.com/owens-florist-barbara-colman-fayetteville-flower-shops/5931865/
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.