Carlisle Flower Shop News
4 local, women-owned flower and plant shops to check out right now - NEXTpittsburghWednesday, March 31, 2021
Houseplants and our gardening items have taken a huge jump since the pandemic started,” Phillips says. “Our customers are creating beauty in an unsettling time.”City Grows. Photo by TH Carlisle.City Grows, 5208 Butler St., Lawrenceville and 1659 Smallman St., Strip DistrictPatty Ciotoli caught the gardening bug from her mom. In 2014, the budding entrepreneur quit her real estate job to follow her dream of opening an organic gardening and gift shop.City Grows sprouted in a tiny Lawrenceville storefront and now has additional digs at The Terminal in the Strip District (a fitting location given the site’s history as a produce depot).The new 1,885-square-foot showroom, bathed in natural light, boasts 24-foot ceilings, allowing Ciotoli to sell not only small plants but towering palm trees, too. Inventory changes week to week since plants sell fast these days.Shop by appointment at the Lawrenceville store or stop by the Strip location for some socially distanced browsing. You can pick up everything from seeds and soils to skincare products and succulents. Houseplants make great roommates, especially during a pandemic.A floral pop-up display in Aspinwall. Photo courtesy of Fox and the Fleur.Fox and the Fleur, online Anna Dickson has a good aesthetic eye.After working in New York City for stylists such as Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana, she moved to Fox Chapel and started growing flowers in her backyard. Dickson gifted bouquets to family and friends, who marveled at the way the thoughtfully arranged flowers changed the energy of a space.An online business arose from those random acts of kindness. Fox and the Fleur, which Dickson operates out of her garage, is a full-service flower shop. Through a partnership with Eleven Mile Farm just outside of Pittsburgh, she offers socially distanced workshops in the great outdoors that help other women find their creative voice.While Dickson searches for a permanent brick-and-mortar location, she’s getting back to her roots by orchestrating pop-up floral installations throughout the city. She fills garbage cans with spring blooms and beautifies street lamps with colorful vines.“I love the power color and nature have to really shift someone’s mindset,” she says. “I do these pop-ups just to brighten the spirits of the community in a time when it’s really needed.”Photo courtesy of Perrico Plant Co.Perrico Plant Co., 158 41st St. (pick up only), Lawrencev... https://nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/4-local-women-owned-flower-and-plant-shops-to-check-out-right-now/
Where to Find Fresh Flowers in Birmingham - StyleBlueprintTuesday, May 21, 2019
FarmStand by Stone HollowMagic City Flower MarketBrand new to the city, the Magic City Flower Market is open to the public each Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market fills local florist Holly Carlisle’s gorgeous Avondale studio, Rosegolden, with unique, locally grown flowers that are available both by the stem and in arrangements. Stop by each Monday to find a fresh bouquet for your home.The Magic City Flower Market sets up shop each Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rosegolden in Avondale. Image: Magic City Flower MarketRELATED: Florally Inspired? This is the Event Series for You!GARDEN SHOPSWild ThingsAt Wild Things, in Homewood, you can create stunning, bespoke floral arrangements for any upcoming event, including weddings. But while you can easily order your fresh flowers online, we suggest stopping by the storefront to explore their wide selection of darling home goods, coffee table books, beauty buys, gifts for the pup and more. Wild Things also offers floral workshops throughout the year, each centered around a seasonal theme and perfect for building a beautiful bouquet while learning more about the art of arrangement. Learn more about Wild Things here.“I just want Wild Things to be a place where people can come and learn and be creative — a place for people to come and enjoy being themselves,” owner Carolyn Harbert says.Grab a friend or two, and sign up for one of Wild Things’ flower arranging workshops for your next girls’ night out.Leaf & PetalWith multiple local locations, including a dreamy — and relatively new — storefront on Crosshaven, Leaf & Petal is a local favorite for flowers, plants of all varieties, and home decor items. Peruse the lines of fresh and seasonal blooms, or find the perfect potted plant for your home. Either way, you’ll be impressed by their consistently beautiful and vast selection.p id="caption-attachment... https://styleblueprint.com/birmingham/everyday/where-to-find-fresh-flowers-in-birmingham/
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
The funeral home owned by Bachman’s father relocated to Urbandale from downtown Battle Creek in 1988 after the city wanted to build the Cereal City Museum on the corner of West Michigan Avenue and Carlisle Street. That gave Bachman and his family the opportunity to relocate to a 375-acre space in Urbandale that has proven to be the right place for them and their business.“It’s a peaceful neighborhood in a residential area and we had green grass and birds and rabbits,” Bachman says. “It felt like you were in an area where if people looked outside it could distract them which is important because they are here under difficult circumstances.”That trust has gone beyond customers to other Urbandale business owners who Bachman has formed deep connections and friendships with over the years. This has led to collaborations designed to both benefit the neighborhood’s profile and elevate it.Churches, restaurants, and businesses, including Plumeria, have banded together on efforts like a sweater drive organized by Bachman, the Fall Festival, and an annual Pancake Supper. Longtime Urbandale resident Patricia Graw, who is a self-described cheerleader and one-woman Welcome Wagon, says there was a great turnout this year for the Fall Festival that included a number of people from outside of Urbandale. A fourth-generation Urbandale resident, Graw says the neighborhood is fortunate to have established businesses because they serve as examples of what is possible for newer entrepreneurs like Hodge.“It makes me feel very excited and hopeful because Urbandale has lost its share of businesses over the years, but as soon as I saw that Elisha had opened her business I went in and told her about our Neighborhood Planning Council and welcomed her,” Graw says. “We have empty buildings, but there’s a lot of talk about new businesses coming in. We’re never going to be like Lakeview, but I think we’ll get it back.”Bachman, who is a member of Urbandale’s Neighborhood Planning Council, says he thinks a lot of bus... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Find your perfect bouquet of flowers at a U-Pick flower farmTuesday, July 31, 2018
NEW CARLISLE, Ind. (WNDU) - Summertime just wouldn’t be the same without some gorgeous flowers. And picking them at a farm can be so much more special than buying them at a store. Field to Vase is a special U-pick farm that opened up last year in New Carlisle. They have 10 different types of flowers, and visitors can walk through the rows and choose any of them. The flowers cost 50 cents per stem. The owners see numerous families visit for the experience.“It’s grandmas, grandpas, moms, and dads. It’s a really fun experience for everybody,” said owner Melissa Ripley. “Little kids love picking bouquets and, this is a little better than just dandelion picking.” Arranged bouquets are available on weekends for visitors to purchase. ... http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Find-your-perfect-bouquet-of-flowers-at-a-U-pick-flower-farm-487915711.html
Fire destroys flower business greenhouse - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Albuquerque Fire Department crews battle a fire that consumed a greenhouse behind the main Peoples Flower Shops location at Carlisle and Candelaria. (Roberto E. Rosales)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A fire that broke out behind the Peoples Flower Shops at Carlisle and Candelaria NE on Saturday destroyed a greenhouse.Fire crews responded to the incident about 7:30 p.m. as thick clouds of smoke billowed over the neighborhood.“It was huge billowing black smoke,” said Christine Gilmore, who was driving in the area.The greenhouse at Peoples Flower Shops after the fire. (Roberto E. Rosales)The business is at 3520 Candelaria. Police closed Candelaria west of Carlisle while crews worked. The blaze consumed a greenhouse structure on the south side of the flower business.AdvertisementContinue readingThe lot where the greenhouse stood is close to a mobile home park. At one point, fire crews were considered evacuating the residents. They also contacted Public Service Company of New Mexico with concerns about a power line.Crews had the blaze under control within about 30 minutes. Police kept the street closed to traffic and some...
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
Sheets Editor’s note: This is one of a continuing online series of profiles of the more than 12,000 Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19. The stories are from 12 Indiana newspapers, including The Republic, who collaborated to create the collection to highlight the tremendous loss that the pandemic has created. The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case - Albuquerque JournalSunday, February 28, 2021
The case thrust the great-grandmother into the national spotlight and she testified before state lawmakers in Indiana and Kansas.Michael Scott, a Seattle attorney who worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to represent Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed — the couple denied the flowers — had previously told justices he didn’t believe Stutzman’s floral creations constituted speech. By providing flowers for a same-sex marriage, he argued, “she’s not endorsing same-sex marriage. She’s selling what she sells.”Ferguson had said the state’s argument rested on longstanding principle, and uprooting it would weaken antidiscrimination law.After the arguments in the Supreme Court case last November, at a packed theater at Bellevue College, a large crowd of Stutzman’s supporters greeted her outside, chanting her name and waving signs that said “Justice For Barronelle.”In a February 2015 ruling, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander Ekstrom found that Stutzman’s refusal to provide flowers because of sexual orientation violated Washington’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. The following month, Ekstrom ordered Stutzman to pay a $1,000 penalty to the state and $1 in costs and fees.Stutzman entered the florist business 30 years ago, when her mother bought a flower shop.At a press conference following the ruling, Ferguson said that under Washington law, a business is not required to provide a particular service, but if it does so for couples of the opposite sex, it must provide that service equally to same-sex couples. Ferguson noted that Stutzman is not currently selling wedding flowers, but if she were to resume that side of her business, she would not be allowed to sell to only heterosexual couples.“The state Supreme Court has made that very clear,” he said.___AP writer Gene Johnson contributed from Seattle. ... https://www.abqjournal.com/951260/washington-court-rules-against-florist-in-gay-wedding-case.html
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s, he got an offer to become an ice skating instructor in Terre Haute, Indiana. Then he was hired by Crystal Ice Palace, located in Lexington’s new Gardenside Shopping Center, in 1961. The developers of the center, Pierson-Trapp Co., operated the outdoor skating facility in winter and had a swim club called Cabana Club during the summertime, both of which closed around 1964.
Those same developers invited Hein to join as a managing partner in the Villager Gift Shop, he said. For several years, Hein ran the retail store: a bridal registry shop with gifts, antiques, an art gallery and framing department. The Villager Gift Shop was advertised in national magazines like House & Garden and House Beautiful, and gave Hein his first experience buying beautiful silk flowers, which had become available to the gift market “just after the horrible episode of awful plastic flowers for homes,” he recalled. By the time he changed the name of the shop to E. Stephen Hein, Inc., customers were coming in requesting silk flower arrangements en masse.
“I had to do an arrangement like I knew what I was doing,” Hein said with a laugh, recalling his early foray into floral arranging.
Over the next two decades, the gift shop in Gardenside closed and Hein became involved with a couple of other businesses and jobs, including a stint at W.P. Pemberton & Sons Greenhouses.
“I didn’t know what was going on with that shop, but I thought I wouldn’t mind going in to learn the flower shop business,” he said. It turned out that they were looking for a manager. Building off his experience with silk flower arrangements, he soon learned how to work with natural flowers and plants, and in 1987, he left Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Dawn Sheets, who died of COVID-19, was a beloved florist, baker and seamstress - IndyStarWednesday, October 28, 2020
Akeem Glaspie Indianapolis StarDawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process. “She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets' life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as... https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2020/05/29/coronavirus-death-indiana-dawn-sheets-florist-baker-seamstress/5271779002/