Local Flower Shop News
Stinnett: Henderson floral shop marks 90 years - The GleanerTuesday, July 23, 2019
HENDERSON, Ky. - In late 1977, Larry Dixon was a journeyman union bricklayer who had also been trained in welding and blueprint reading. He had a good job with a company in Evansville. He was not intending to go to work for his father-in-law’s florist shop, Shaw’s Flowers. Except that the Tri-state was in the midst of one of two historic back-to-back winters that dumped prodigious amounts of snow, making outdoor construction work temporarily scarce. Walter Shaw, father of Dixon’s wife, Cynthia, needed help and promised him a steady paycheck. “He said, ‘Cindy someday is going to take over the business. You need to learn it.’ ” Dixon agreed to try it, but said if the work didn’t suit him, he wouldn’t stay. More than 40 years later, Larry Dixon is still working at the shop with his wife (who started there full-time in 1972) and their veteran staff. But even that doesn’t begin to touch the full history of Shaw’s Flowers, which traces itself back to 1928 and this month celebrates its 90th anniversary, making it the oldest florist — and one of the oldest businesses — in Henderson. The Shaw history of gardening and selling flowers goes back at least six generations to 19th-century Germany, when the family name was spelled Zschau. Three Zschau brothers who had learned the trade immigrated to America in the early 20th century, finding work as gardeners for wealthy Chicago families and eventually each owning his own greenhouse. One of the brothers’ sons, Walter R. Zschau (who changed his last name to Shaw as he became an American citizen and enlisted in the Marines duri... https://www.thegleaner.com/story/news/2018/11/15/stinnett-henderson-floral-shop-marks-90-years/1996720002/
5 things: Where have all the flowers gone in Cape Coral? - The News-PressSunday, February 11, 2018
Gladiolus capital of the world. One of the largest farms was in the northwest section of present-day Cape Coral, along Veterans Parkway.1. A young Norman Cox of Evansville, Indiana, purchased the land just south of Pine Island Road fronting Matlacha Pass in 1941. In 1945, he planted 2 million gladiolus bulbs. In time, Gulf Coast Farms grew to 2165 acres, of which 1441 were arable. Some 18 million bulbs were planted annually.Workers loading cut flowers onto a truck in the field at Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)2. The gladioli were harvested in November and mid-June. Migrant workers went into the fields and cut down the tall, green stalks before they bloomed, so the fields were not, as one fancies, stiped with hundreds of acres of glorious color. The harvest was precisely timed to get the stalks through the sorting, packing and shipping processes and into the hands of the florists before they bloomed. Gulf Coast Farms shipped gladiolus nationwide and overseas.Workers sorting the flowers for bundling or tying into bunches from Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)3. In those days, winter frosts in Southwest Florida were not uncommon. Growers were alert to dropping temperatures. The threat o...
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
December 2020, 10:03 Tier 4 restrictions have closed all non essential shops. Picture: Getty Images Are florists considered essential? Here's what we know about the Tier 4 rules... On Saturday Boris Johnson announced much of the south of England would be heading into stricter coronavirus restrictions. London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire are just some of the counties now in Tier 4 after a new strain of Covid was detected. But with all non essential shops closed for the foreseeable future in these areas, people have been wondering whether florists are allowed to open their doors. Are florists open in Tier 4?Florists are not considered an essential business, and have therefore been told to close in all Tier 4 areas. Florists must close in Tier 4 in England. Picture: PA Images However, while they cannot open their shops to the public, they can still organise delivery and collection services.Read More: What are the Tier 4 rules, how long will they last, and how will they affect Christmas?This means you can still order flowers from your local florist for collection or delive... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Tributes as well-kent Largs florist and former fireman passes away - Largs and Millport Weekly NewsSunday, January 17, 2021
TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved former Largs florist after he passed away at the age of 74. Stuart Kennedy, who served the town for decades as owner of S Kennedy Florist, was also a retained firefighter locally for 12 years and one of the founding members of the Viking Festival. Born in a tenement in Glasgow, Stuart was the eldest child of Willie and Betty Kennedy and brother to Alan, Marion and Jeanne. After school, Stuart went to work as a fruit and veg buyer and soon rose up the ranks to become one of the youngest members of the executive staff at the Malcolm Campbell's where he worked. It was while employed there Stuart met wife-to-be Liz, a florist, at a staff dance. On November 1 1969 the couple married at Mossvale Church in Paisley - and in 2019 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Both Stuart and Liz were blessed with the birth of daughter Elaine in 1972 and in 1974 the family was complete after the birth of son David. In 1975, Liz’s mum and dad Bessie And Robert took them to Largs as it was Bessie's favour... https://www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/18972459.tributes-well-kent-largs-florist-former-fireman-passes-away/
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Not long after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, the angry yet puzzling calls started rolling into Becky’s Flowers, a florist in Roseville.But it didn’t end there. Over the past week, the family-owned business in Placer County has been subjected to hundreds of negative reviews on Google and Yelp, in addition to countless threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter. All of them were directed toward Jenny Cudd, a woman who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the riots and charged with two misdemeanors for entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. Cudd was identified after she posted a video on Facebook bragging about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office being broken into during the riot, reports the AP. She also happens to be the proprietor of a florist called Becky’s Flowers in Midland, Texas — the source of the confusion for Aaron Alberti, who has owned and operated the Roseville Becky’s Flowers since 2004. Now, he’s trying to clear the air in order to save his business. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
How a Milwaukee florist knew Giannis Antetokounmpo would likely sign his supermax contract with the Bucks before the rest of the world - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, January 17, 2021
Sophie Carson Milwaukee Journal SentinelShow Caption Hide Caption Florist Emily Neubauer keeps Giannis Antetokounmpo floral arrangement a secretWhen florist Emily Neubauer was asked to create Greek-themed and deer antler arrangements. She knew it had to do with the Bucks Giannis AntetokounmpoMike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal SentinelFlorist Emily Neubauer knows how to keep a secret.As owner of Belle Fiori on Milwaukee's east side, she often gets the inside scoop about surprise birthday parties and marriage proposals from clients who want flowers to accompany their special occasions.But recently, she learned a secret the whole world was clamoring to find out.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was likely signing his supermax contract extension. He'd stay in Milwaukee five more years.More: 'This is my home, this is my city': Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the pride of MilwaukeeMore: Giannis Antetokounmpo commits to Milwaukee and the Bucks: What it means for everyoneWhen an event planner asked her shop for two table centerpieces for a... https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2020/12/16/milwaukee-florist-had-inside-scoop-giannis-antetokounmpos-contract/3916678001/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.