Local Flower Shop News
With closed doors, Frankfort retailers, florist make alternative plans - State-Journal.comSunday, July 05, 2020
Frankfort retailers are making alternative plans after Gov. Andy Beshear issued an order mandating all nonessential Kentucky retail businesses to close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday.Nonessential retail businesses include auto and vehicle dealers; furniture and home furnishing stores; electronics and appliance stores; cosmetics, beauty supply and perfume stores; optical good stores; other health and personal care stores; shoe stores; clothing stores; sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument and book stores; department stores; florists; office supplies, stationary and gift stores; and used merchandise stores.At Poor Richard’s Books — an anchor shop in downtown Frankfort for more than 30 years — owner Lizz Taylor worries that the closure will make it more difficult to get educational materials, especially books, into children’s hands.“I’m concerned that this will be a long haul and video screens will get old,” she said.The Paul Sawyier Public Library closed and ceased all op... https://www.state-journal.com/business/with-closed-doors-frankfort-retailers-florist-make-alternative-plans/article_298b2460-6d36-11ea-b291-63a3f84599ce.html
Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Valentine’s Day specials. Here are just a few standouts. Click on the links to check out remaining availability.Varanese on 2106 Frankfort Ave. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with its “Special Aphrodisiac Menu.”The English Grill at the Brown Hotel on 335 W. Broadway offers southern grace and the elegant feel of a private club.Jack Fry’s on 1007 Bardstown Road is a staple in Louisville’s culinary scene, having been recognized by several publications including The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Southern Living.Asiatique on 1767 Bardstown Road is a sleek, upscale restaurant serving creative Asian-fusion fare.Whitehall Estate on 3110 Lexington Road is a historic local wedding venue. For Valentine’s Day, it will feature a four-course feast prepared by Chef Gregoire Guiot and served by candlelight.Eclectic mixLooking for a unique gift for that special someone? You’re bound to find it in one of Louisville’s many locally owned shops.Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi! on 701 W. Market has a gift basket for everyone, from spa gifts to gourmet treats. Their Valentine basket, “Just For Him,” includes Cajun-spiced pretzels, Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa and chocolate-covered mint cups.Forage, a boutique retail shop on 1731 Frankfort Ave., offers a wide selection of curated interior plants, art, jewelry and gifts. Regalo, a fun and quirky shop on 562 S. Fourth Street, offers an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, contemporary decor and original art. Regalo also has a store in New Albany.Work the Metal on 1201 Story Ave. sells an extensive mix of locally made jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women at affordable prices. Cordial Lee is a small, family-owned business in Mt. Washington that prides itself on high-quality personalized preppy gifts. They will even monogram anything they sell with the initials of your sweetheart.Things to doWant to plan a night your significant other will never forget? Hire a tram from Louisville Horse Trams for a romantic ride around the city. Or, take a Valentine’s river crui...
N.J. communities mourn those lost to COVID-19 with flowers and memories - NJ.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
Passaic EMT.At each location, including a Passaic fire station and Anthony E. Russo Park in Union, family and friends eulogized their loved ones and laid a flower for them, said Amanda Elisca, the florist who coordinated the events across the state.The effort is part of the Floral Hearts Project, a nationwide initiative pushing for an official national day of morning for those lost to COVID-19, said Elisca. As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 100 hearts laid out across the country, she said.But for Elisca, the push to bring the memorial to New Jersey was more personal. Her father, Cesar Perez, an EMS supervisor in Passaic, was a mentor and longtime friend of Israel “Izzy” Tolentino, the Passaic firefighter who died last March from the coronavirus, and a friend of Kevin Levia, an EMT in Passaic who also died from the virus.The day of mourning was for those who were left behind, missing their loved ones and in need of a way to express their grief a year later, she said.“These people don’t have anyone to reach out to,” said Elisca. “Usually if you lost someone you can get a hug from a friend. And we can’t do that now. Even a year into the pandemic, it’s even more important for us to reach out to people and to do these types of things.”In Passaic, mourners gathered at the West Side Fire Station, remembering Tolentino and Levia. Both Perez and Tolentino’s wife, Maria Vazquez, were at the event, with Vazquez laying flowers for her husband and Perez in full uniform remembering his friend he’d call, “Nudge.”“It was very, very emotional at the firehouse,” said Perez. “There had to be 100-something people.”In Union, mourners gathered at Anthony E. Russo Park,... https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/03/nj-communities-mourn-those-lost-to-covid-19-with-flowers-and-memories.html
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
She’s very self-sufficient and ambitious, and she just embraces what comes.”Izzy Cline, Kristyn’s 20-year-old daughter, is also involved in growing the business. In addition to being a Sweetwater florist, she handles the market’s social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.“We built this business from the ground up and seeing it come to life is mesmerizing,” Izzy Cline said. “As a young woman working for a woman-owned business it feels powerful ... I am my mom’s biggest fan and there is absolutely nothing she can’t do.”Christy Metz, Sweetwater’s head florist and creative director, echoed the same sentiments as Cline’s daughters.“She has really great relationships and cares about everybody, and that just comes across,” Metz said of Cline. “She’s also great at delegating and finding out peoples’ strengths and using those to build a strong team.”Metz, 57, was a florist in Chicago for over a decade before returning to her hometown a few years ago. She met Cline through a mutual friend in November, and Metz learned about Cline’s passion for opening the new business.“I could tell that she was a successful businesswoman just by the way she talked about her business and her staff, and we hit it off right away,” Metz said. “I envision Sweetwater being a really welcoming, wonderful place ... where they can feel really energized and inspired.”Cline and her team plan to open the store on Friday, March 5.“I am looking forward to genuinely just putting smiles on our customers’ faces,” Izzy Cline said. “We ware doing it for our community and we are doing it in the form of flowers and flower trucks.”To learn more, visit Sweetwater: A Flower Market on Facebook and Instagram at “SweetwaterFlowerMarket” and Twitter at “Sweetwaterxx.”... 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
10 Best Spring Flowers to Plant of Display - Gotham MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Tulips grow best with full or afternoon sun and water weekly. The tulip planting process begins in November, so if you want a simple but beautiful display, your best bet is to stop by your nearest florist.DaffodilsDaffodils are an easy perennial flower grown in most regions of North America, excepting the hottest and most humid. If planting, begin in the winter so blooms can arrive at the start of spring. Water when the weather is dry. If kept in a vase, they should be kept alone, as their stems release a liquid that can wilt other flowers. We recommend a bouquet of golden ducat, petit four and rip van winkle - all types of daffodils.HyacinthsKnown for their intense fragrance and bright colors, Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They do well in full sun and require frequent watering if there's no regular rain. They come in a wide variety of colors, from Blue Jacket, to blue-purple, Carnegie, pure white, City of Haarlem, buttery yellow, Delft Blue, soft blue, Jan Bos and fuchsia.ForsythiaBelonging to the olive family, Forsythia are low-maintenance flowering shrubs that grow quickly in an upright, arching form. They can grow to be up to 10 feet tall, so if planting, choose your spot wisely. Forsythia grow best with at least six hours of direct sun and moderately moist soil, so only water if experiencing a drought.RhododendronRhododendrons are often tubular, funnel or bell-shaped and very fragrant. These beauties do well in climates with adequate rainfall and moist springs and summers, so water pretty frequently if you live in a dry area. Place your rhododendrons in a slightly shaded area, but avoid deep shade or full sun.See also: The 5 Best Yoga Mats to Unroll in 2021PeoniesPeonies typically loom from late spring to early summer, depending on your location and variety. There are six variations of Peonies, including anemone, single, Japanese, semi-double, double, and bomb. The sweet fragrances ... https://gothammag.com/best-spring-flowers
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.
New floristry firm launches in time for Mother's Day - The Northern EchoWednesday, March 31, 2021
THOSE looking to buy flowers as a Mother’s Day gift this March can shop local and order from the recently established florist, Sword Blooms. Offering a range of beautiful hand-tied bouquets available in a range of styles and sizes, shoppers can request arrangements using flowers of their choice or ask the florist for recommendations. Based from her home at Dalton, near Richmond, Sword Blooms is independently ran by Emma Sword. Raised on a farm near Gainford, when leaving Barnard Castle School Ms Sword trained as a florist, and then embarked on a 13-year career in the care sector. This winter, she left the care industry at director level to follow her passion for flowers and create Sword Blooms, based from an outbuilding at her home. She said: “I have always loved floristry, it's been an ongoing hobby for many years, during the pandemic to lift the spirits of family and friends I began creating arrangements for those nearby. "The joy the arrangements brought to people gave me the confidence to create Sword Blooms, as it has always been a dream of mine." “Sword Blooms focuses on using the seasons... https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19136649.new-floristry-firm-launches-time-mothers-day/