Local Flower Shop News
Let a hundred flowers bloom in honor of Zeke the Sheik - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
Mostly newspaper reporters.And some judges, on down the line.That’s ‘cause Zeke, aka Tim Dundon of Altadena, was the proprietor of a famous heap of organic matter hard by Mountain View Cemetery that was 30 feet high and covered almost all of a 50-foot by 217-foot lot near his garden.Cemeteries throw off a lot of grass clippings, and Zeke’s chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese deposited what he liked to call a lot of doo-doo. Still, even for a prolific gardener like Zeke — tomatoes and whatnot, boring squash, but also plenty of weed, back when that was under Prohibition — there was more compost than a person knew what to do with. I mean, you can only fertilize so many zucchini. If the pile weren’t there, or were smaller, he could have grown a bushel and a peck more veg.But, as our Janette Williams noted in these pages nine years ago, Zeke saw the compost itself as his life’s work. When after much legal wrangling it was bulldozed on April 20, 2005 when the property was put on the market by the cemetery — the owner of the lot on which Zeke squatted — it was a traumatic experience Dundon told Janette he never gotten over.Janette, our beloved late longtime reporter and then city desk editor, was one of many journalists who made a tremendous amount of hay out ... https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/08/14/let-a-hundred-flowers-bloom-in-honor-of-zeke-the-sheik/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
The following morning, Bantz's floral creations landed at the Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View, where clients in the memory-care program could admire them and choose one to take home.
Krause, Bantz and the other volunteers came together earlier this year to form the group when the nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers of Silicon Valley called it quits after its monthly rent doubled to $8,000. During its three years of operation, the nonproft — which was part of the national Random Acts of Flowers organization that is still in operation elsewhere — delivered nearly 32,000 bouquets and recycled more than 39,000 vases, according to its website.
The Silicon Valley group also developed a cadre of exceptionally enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom were working as many as four days a week and participating in every step, from picking up leftover flowers, rearranging them and personally delivering them to the bedside.
"When it closed its doors, people were broken hearted," said Klause, who had been four-day-a-week volunteer. "It was awful, just awful. There were several people who said, 'We've got to keep this up. Even if we make only five bouquets and deliver them to the VA once a week, that's what we'll do.'"
Klause was among the volunteers who came knocking on the door of nonprofit senior services agency Avenidas in a bid to find a new home for the activity.
"We heard about (the closure of Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already ag... https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/10/07/volunteers-band-together-to-revive-recycled-bouquet-program
Parsons and Rich Mar Florist partner for Dover doubleheader - Speedway DigestMonday, August 24, 2020
B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announces today a two-race deal with Rich Mar Florist, a Pennsylvania-based organization, for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) doubleheader at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on the No. 99 Toyota Supra of Stefan Parsons. Jonathan Morrissey, vice president of Rich Mar Florist and fourth generation co-owner is no stranger to the NASCAR circuit. Rich Mar Florist debuted in the NASCAR world during the 2018 season when the organization partnered with Timmy Hill in the NASCAR Cup Series. Rich Mar Florist’s partnerships in NASCAR did not stop there. In 2019, Rich Mar Florist partnered with racers David Ragan, Josh Bilicki, and Garrett Smithley. Morrisey and Rich Mar Florist are excited to partner with Parsons and BJMM, due to the family legacy. “I’m most excited to brand out with Stefan. This is our first entry in the NXS and it is so exciting to get into the Series with someone who’s family has been racing for generations,” said Morrissey. “I can’t wait to welcome Rich Mar Florist on board our No. 99 B.J. McLeod Motorsports this week... https://www.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/xfinity-series-news/57999-parsons-and-rich-mar-florist-partner-for-dover-doubleheader
Fulshear flower business blooming from community support amid COVID-19 - KFSN-TVMonday, August 24, 2020
The former oil field worker was looking for a new job when he was laid off several years ago and decided to follow his passion for flowers.Berry worked as a florist delivery driver when he was young and while he says he was not good at the job, he fell in love with the creative career. Berry and his wife now own Fulshear Floral Design in Fulshear, Texas. But their business is known around the country.Berry was named the 2017 Houston Floral Designer of the Year!Watch the video above to see how their business is blooming and bringing smiles to those who miss seeing their loved ones amid the pandemic. https://abc30.com/covid-covid19-coronavirus-flowers/6318843/
First-ever paper florist shop opens in downtown Milford - 47abc - WMDTMonday, August 24, 2020
August 10, 2020 MILFORD, Del. – In Delaware, the first-ever paper florist shop on the east coast has officially opened its doors in downtown Milford. Cookie’s Paper Petals is now up and running where you’ll find specialized hand-cut paper petals crafted into some of your favorite flowers. Owner Anastasia Jackson tells 47 ABC she makes everything from sunflowers, to roses, hydrangea’s and more in all different shapes, sizes, and colors for clients. She says her creations can be used for home and party decor, birthdays, even weddings. Jackson says the shop is so unique it’s actually the only one like it in United States. And Jackson says she’s just happy to have found a craft that she loves that puts smiles on other people’s faces.“It just offer something different, there’s a lot of variety. During this time there’s so many things to be worried and stressed about that are out of our control, but making a beautiful paper flower just bring so much joy to people and we were able to see that this past Saturday,” said Jackson.Cookie’s Paper Petals will be o... https://www.wmdt.com/2020/08/first-ever-paper-florist-shop-opens-in-downtown-milford/
Local florist spreads cheer by delivering flowers throughout Kern County - KERO 23ABC NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — Jami Graham, the owner of the White Oaks Florist shop is bringing cheer by delivering free flowers to essential workers throughout Kern County.Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Graham has closed her doors and is offering curbside, delivery, phone, and online ordering services.Graham has also made heartbreaking decisions regarding her staff."We let ten of them go, when we got the notice that non-essential businesses needed to close," Graham said. "I just assumed that we were non-essential and we wouldn’t get the orders. Now, there is this gray area and we are uncertain if we are essential."According to Graham, her shop may be deemed essential because floral industries could fall under the food and agriculture category.Now, they are waiting for the health department's decision."Once we have that clearance we will move forward, whether it’s closing our doors completely and shutting down; or we will continue doing what we are doing," Graham said.Despite the whirlwind changes, Graham is looking on the bright side of the pandemic. She i... https://www.turnto23.com/news/only-on-23abc/local-flower-shop-spreads-cheer-by-delivering-flowers-throughout-kern-county
3 Honolulu Lei Shops Flourishing Right Now - HONOLULU MagazineMonday, August 24, 2020
Honolulu residents for free; outside the city there is a $10 travel fee.Photo: OURTESY OF bloom by placeBloom by PlaceBloom by Place sprouted thanks to fate. When a neighboring florist vacated a spot in Liliha, Place owner Marion Philpotts-Miller imagined taking over the space. Then, an inspiring chance encounter with a floral expert in a parking lot screamed, “Go for it!” Now, this flower powerhouse is a branch of the thriving family interior design business. Helmed by Maree Miller, Philpotts-Miller’s daughter, the boutique specializes in all styles of lei, bouquets and arrangements. What’s available locally determines what Debbi Barrett-Holt will whip up—she’s the stranger from the parking lot and now Bloom’s resident floral artist. 40 S. School St., #120, bloombyplace.comRead more stories by Stacey Makiya ... http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/August-2020/Local-Lei-Shops-Are-Blooming-All-Over-Town-and-We-Found-3-That-Are-Flourishing-Right-Now/