Local Flower Shop News
Chasing spring: Beautiful weather, flowers at Mount Judah Loop Trail - Auburn JournalWednesday, August 17, 2016
I would have to tell you about the magnificent views, and the profusion of wildflowers, not to mention the snow I found there.
It was worth the hour drive up Interstate 80 heading east to the Soda Springs exit. Stay right off the freeway up Donner Pass Road. Pass Sugar Bowl Road and a couple hundred yards past the Sugar Bowl parking area you will see a small cluster of buildings that was the Sugar Bowl Academy. Turn right in the parking area and travel to the right down the narrow road that leads to the trailhead to park. At the trailhead you will find a map with several local trails and landmarks. In the bottom right of the map you will find the Mount Judah Loop Trail.
The start of the trail is decomposed granite and was nearly overwhelmed everywhere I turned with spring growth in a variety of rich greens, topped with red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, and white flowers.
The climb begins quickly up switchbacks of granite steps, and is exposed to the sun in many areas.
The trail does level out in a forest of pines, aspen, and alder overlooking Lake Mary. I expected to see plenty of mule’s ear in bloom but I was thrilled to see so much more.
Deeper into the trail I felt transported to a jungle filled with such a variety of thick greenery I found myself taking pictures of every plant as each seeme... http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/8/15/16/chasing-spring-beautiful-weather-flowers-mount-judah-loop-trail
Norwich florist to open new business in high street | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk Business News - Eastern Daily PressSunday, February 09, 2020
Libby Peryer who is running Niche. Pic: submitted A florist who sold her business to focus on being a mum is about to open a new shop in Norwich. Angela Lloret, who is Libby Peryer's business partner at Niche. Pic: submittedLibby Peryer, who sold Libby Ferris Flowers in 2015 to take a break to look after her four children, has secured a lease on a shop in Timber Hill for her new floristry called Niche.And she could not have hoped for a better way to promote the new enterprise because she's opening a pop-up shop just a few doors away in Hairsmiths hair salon where owner Deb Dominic has been offering retail space. MORE: See inside this home for sale in one of the prettiest streets in NorfolkNiche will open in Hairsmiths on February 1 where they will be for a fortnight during florists' busiest time of the year Valentine's Day. Niche is opening in a pop-up space in Hairsmiths hair salon, Timber Hill. Pic: ArchantMrs Peryer, who's currently running Niche from her home in Bracondale, has teamed up with another florist, business partner Angela Lloret, and is hoping to employ three members of staff.She has just secured a lease on a little period shop unit - 10 Timber Hill - next to the Murderers pub and owned by the Castle Quarter. After decorating it as a little "flower cave" Mrs Peryer hopes to be open by Easter, and possib... https://www.edp24.co.uk/business/florist-libby-peryer-of-libby-ferris-to-open-new-business-in-norwich-1-6486442
Barronelle Stutzman, Christian florist, again appeals to Supreme Court over same-sex wedding refusal - Washington TimesSunday, February 09, 2020
A Christian florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding has again requested that the Supreme Court take her case, filing a new petition Wednesday. Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman in June after the high court previously remanded her case for further review following its decision in a 2018 case, ruling for a Christian baker that had also refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. In the baker’s case, the justices said the state’s civil rights commission showed religious hostility towards the cake maker, but the high court punted on squarely settling the First Amendment conflict. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/11/barronelle-stutzman-christian-florist-again-appeal/
Richard Rico | Flora, & a perfect fit - Vacaville ReporterSunday, February 09, 2020
THE 63-year flower cottage next to McCune Garden Chapel on Main St. is in full bloom again. Stems made it happen. After 9 years on Merchant Street, owner Caryn Mikich uprooted Stems Florist to go downtown, taking her flora and her 8 creative makers of bouquets, nosegays and rose sprays with her. The new Stems opened Jan. 21. “I always wanted to be downtown,” Caryn said in her budding shop, “but didn’t want to overcrowd the floral field.” But it’s clear now that this is where she should be. It’s in her DNA. “My family was always into gardening; we didn’t own a shop, but flowers were in our lives.” As fate would have it, Caryn worked six years for former Rose Florist owner, Janet Lopez Balcom, who retired a year ago after 62 years of Lopez ownership. Caryn has a history of decorating lives, events and nonprofits all over the city and county. Floral touches on the Merriment on Main stage were her gift.The cottage was built in 1938 by Del and Elizabeth McCune as their home the same year they bought the funeral home. They moved out in 1956, converting it to a flower shop operated by John and Rose Lopez. Barbara McCune owns the cottage and the funeral home. “I have really good vibes about the move,” Caryn said, a feeling shared by her daughter, Amanda. Does she like the florist world? “I love it!” she said. She’s a mom to Sadie, 11 and Cason, 7. Caryn’s dad, Mike, is in the pipeline industry. A grand opening is in the works, perfect time to meet Caryn, visit Stems, and chat with shop greeter, Gracie, a yellow-headed Amazon parrot. I’d like to check her DNA against Gracie, our golden pup. They might be related.The author is former publisher of The Reporter. https://www.thereporter.com/richard-rico-flora-a-perfect-fit
After 73 years, this could be Stagemeyer Flower Shop's last Valentine's Day rush - York Daily RecordSunday, February 09, 2020
Guess that's why they call it dragon teeth," she said. Hinson has been a florist for nearly 50 years — a fitting occupation considering her maiden name was Rose. She began her career in high school at Doyle's Flower Shop in Bedford. It was around the same time she met her husband, Dan. "We were high school sweethearts, and it went from there," she said. In 1976, the pair left their hometown and made haste toward York. "My brother was living in York at the time, and he convinced me there were a few more opportunities for work out here," Dan said. Karen got a florist job at Stagemyer Flower Shop in December of that year. Dan picked up work at Miller's Auto Supply in West York. In June of 1977, they purchased the business from Charlotte and Claire Stough. Charlotte's father opened the flower shop in the first floor of their row home in 1947. "I had no idea what I was getting into," Dan said. At any given moment, Stagemyers has about 75 varieties of flora. Simple bouquets such as a dozen cuenca roses may take Karen about five minutes to design. Larger, more intricate arrangements could take upwards of 25 minutes. "It's a physical job, and it is a lost art, but it is an art," Karen said. Come Valentine's Day, the store wi... https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2020/02/06/stagemyers-flower-shop-york-could-final-valentines-rush/4655589002/
31 Best Flower Delivery Services Online—Best Online Flower Delivery Services Near Me - ParadeSunday, February 09, 2020
Use your handy guide to find the best online flower delivery services near you! (iStock)Best Flower Delivery Companies1. 1-800-Flowers1-800-Flowers offers same-day delivery from a local florist. If you’re a Celebrations Passport member, you won’t pay for delivery unless you select a Saturday or Sunday date. They also offer 10 percent cashback if you use Rakuten.2. 1st in FlowersOnline florist 1st in Flowers offers same-day delivery in the U.S. and Canada. You can also send flowers internationally using delivery from local florists in the recipients’ areas.Related: 11 Winter Flowers and Plants Perfect for Home Decor3. Amazon Curated Flower CollectionYou’re probably addicted to Amazon already, so take a gander at the Amazon Curated Flower Collection. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can get free Prime delivery.4. Ava’s FlowersAva’s Flowers offers same day local delivery, and if you catch them on a lucky day, sometimes free delivery on all orders!5. BloomNationBloom Nation offers flowers hand delivered by local florists nationwide.6. Blooms By the BoxIn the mood to get creative? Blooms by the Box allows you to order wholesale and bulk flowers, greens and succulents to make your own floral arrangements, as well as DIY flower arranging advice for beginners.7. BloomsyBoxIf you really love someone, you can actually gift them flowers weekly or monthly with a subscription to BloomsyBox. Every week or month, your recipient will get a handpicked bouquet, as well as a guide to keeping their flowers fresh as long as possible. Bonus? BloomsyBox uses flowers from Veriflora and Rainforest Alliance certified farms, so it’s also a relati... https://parade.com/978393/jessicasager/best-flower-delivery-companies/