Maxwell Flower Shop News
Acts of Kindness: In full waiter gear, bow ties and all, friends deliver dinner - The AdvocateMonday, April 27, 2020
She lets people know she is thinking about them during these trying times — and that’s awesome!" Chapple said. Inside the card was a personal note and Bible verse.Kindness everlastingPam Maxwell was caring for her 8-year-old granddaughter, Anna, and they visited the cemetery to check the flowers and say a prayer over Maxwell's parents' graves. When they got to the burial site, they were both heartbroken to see that the beautiful arrangement that was recently left was gone, apparently taken away by recent strong winds."We were sad, but said our prayers to our loved ones," Maxwell said. "Anna then looked around and noticed that many flower arrangements and plants had been knocked over in the storm. She immediately started going from site to site putting the flowers or plants back in order. She even helped water some of the Easter plants that were withering."Great grandma and grandpa would have been very proud of her sweet kindness to others."Neighbor careShirley Bourque’s Baton Rouge neighbor Dr. Vince Cataldo baked and brought her a cake for Easter dinner.“He is working very hard, long hours taking care of extremely ill patients, yet he used his short time off to show his care and concern for us,” she said. “We pray God will bless and keep him safe during these stressful and very long difficult days.”Jane Honeycutt, of Baton Rouge, says neighbor Lisa Smith brought her a large bouquet of purple, gold and white tulips, and friend Claudia Fowler made a cloth mask and brought it to her.Grocery runsWith her husband recovering from surgery, Jean Bengston went to the store for dog food, but all she could find was 42-pound bags.“I knew I could not lift the bag because of a bad shoulder,” she said. “I was doing my best to push, shove, drag the bag onto the lower shelf of the cart. I was having no luck. Finally, a good Samaritan came to my rescue. She managed to get the bag onto the cart. I will be forever grateful that she ignored the 6-foot rule and helped this 70-year-old woman.”Carol L. LaMotte, 76, thanks Baton Rouge neighbors Jerry and Janice Kaplan for picking up groceries for her after she had d... https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_10f4fce4-802a-11ea-a4ef-e795aa4234ad.html
Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Top Photography And Design Books - ForbesTuesday, November 19, 2019
Putnam & Putnam has become the in-demand florist for weddings and fashion shows working with people like Gwyneth Paltrow , Chrissy Teigen, Jason Wu and Brandon Maxwell to create organic arrangements in their signature dusty antique color palettes. "Dior By Peter Lindbergh"TaschenDior By Peter Lindbergh (Taschen) showcases the late photographer Peter Lindbergh’s photography for the French fashion house Christian Dior. Included are shots of actresses and brand ambassadors Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, models Alek Wek, Karen Elson and Amber Valletta as well as many never-before-seen images. "Atlas of Furniture Design"Vitra Design MuseumThe Atlas of Furniture (Vitra Design Museum) is an A-Z compendium of the most iconic 1,700 plus objects designed by 550 designers. Some of the luminaries whose work is included in the encyclopedic tome are Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand and Marcel Breuer."Italian Views"ApertureItalian Views by Gail Albert Halaban (Aperture) is a continuation of the photographer’s series “Out My Window” but, this time, the artist has sight her sights on Italy. Albert Halaban invites the reader to see Italy through her lens and view the lives of these stylish but ordinary denizens. "Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style"AbramsArchitectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Abrams) features the best of the interiors that the magazine has showcased over its century in print. From homes designed by iconic California architects like John Lautner and Frank Gehry to the New York City apartments of Truman Capote and Michael Kors, there are many masterpieces therein. figure class="embed-base image-embed embed-8" role="presentat... https://www.forbes.com/sites/natashawolff/2019/11/18/holiday-gift-guide-2019-the-top-photography-and-design-books/
Florist Putnam & Putnam Opened a Retail Store at the Moxy Hotel in New York City - TownandCountrymag.comWednesday, March 06, 2019
Putnam & Putnam has become New York's name-to-know florist—the pair did the arrangements for Gwyneth Paltrow's September wedding to Brad Falchuk, and they've also worked with Brandon Maxwell and Jason Wu. Their aesthetic is unabashedly romantic, with dusty, rosy tones and seemingly effortless arrangements. Darroch and Michael Putnam Courtesy Putnam & Putnam The shop, and the hotel, which opened this month, are hoping to draw discerning New Yorkers to a revitalized flower district. "The flower market has been seeing businesses close their doors for 20 years. Moxy is not only the first new business in a while to hit 28th Street, but it’s a beautiful hotel opening in this neighborhood, with our flower shop there to be the first thing you experience when you walk in, " says Darroch. Courtesy Putnam & Putnam While Putnam & Putnam's signature is elite events, the brick-and-mortar location opens the Putnam brand to a wider group, says Darroch. If your home could use a dose of cheerful blooms, or you're in search of a thoughtful hand-tied bouquet, head to their new shop at 105 West 28th Street. ... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/a26534845/putnam-putnam-florist-moxy-hotel-new-york-city/
Chelsea Secret Garden Flower Shop Opens At Moxy Hotel - Patch.comTuesday, March 05, 2019
Putnams' flower fame has led them to be the choice of celebrities, including at Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falhuk's wedding and at fashion shows for brands such as Jason Wu, Net-a-Porter, and Brandon Maxwell. Last October, they launched a book called "Flower Color Guide," which will also be on-sale at the shop. "What an exciting, sensory experience for guests to enter the hotel through Putnam & Putnam's flower boutique and immediately encounter what the Flower District is all about," Mitchell Hochberg, president of Moxy Chelsea's developer Lightstone, said in a statement. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., everyday. The Moxy hotel in Chelsea is 35-stories high at 105 W. 28th St. The hotel opened on Thursday, but officially launches March 8, according to a company press release. Rooms start at $159 a night. Lead image credit: Marriott International, Inc. Lead image caption: Michael and Darroch Putnam of Putnam & Putnam at the new brick-and-morter flower shop at Moxy NYC Chelsea. Second image credit: Marriott International, Inc. Image caption: A display of Putnam & Putnam's first retail spot that opened Feb. 14, 2019.Get the Chelsea newsletterSubscribe... https://patch.com/new-york/chelsea-ny/chelsea-secret-garden-flower-shop-opens-moxy-hotel
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
An urban oasis
Pemberton isn’t the only longtime Lexington nursery business that has found new ways to serve a changing marketplace of regional consumers.
Tucked away on Maxwell Street near downtown Lexington, Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses and Garden Design has been a peaceful one-acre respite for gardening enthusiasts for more than a century. The property was purchased in 1903 by the great grandfather of John Michler, and the surrounding neighborhood grew up around it. In recent years, John’s son, Robin, has taken on more of the management responsibilities, along with his sister, Jessamine, who oversees the floral business.
Although its location hasn’t changed, Michler’s has had to adapt and reinvent itself multiple times over its 115-year history. Today, the greenhouse specializes in a year-round selection of native and flowering plants, with a wide selection of perennials in addition to annuals, herbs and specialty shrubs.
As both grower and retailer for much of its perennial stock, Michler’s carries a wider selection year-round than garden centers at typical big-box stores, which generally stock a seasonal rotation. Doing so gives the family business a better knowledge and control over how the plants are grown, Robin Michler said. Michler’s also handles garden design and installation for customers who want the added services.
“We’ve tried to help people think in terms of plant collections,” Robin Michler said. “We like to hear what their project is and offer a grouping of plants to fit the concept.”
More of today’s gardening consumers are looking to do something different with their lawns and gardens, Robin Michler said, and to create functional outdoor spaces that they can enjoy. That spirit has been brought to life at Michler’s in the Kentucky Native Café, which was created four years ago from an underutilized greenhouse and a former composting site at the back of the property.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multiple times.” —Robin Michler
Patrons can linger at picnic seating and cafe tables set among lush plantings beneath a tall canopy of shade trees anytime the greenhouse is open, and enjoy beer and wine along with nonalcoholic spritzers, cheese plates and salads when the café opens evenings and weekends from April to October.
“It gives people a way to enjoy a garden space right here, using the same concepts we employ in other people’s gardens,” Robin Michler said.
While boosting the company’s already solid greenhouse business wasn’t the café’s primary intent, both businesses have helped the other grow, Robin Michler said. He has noticed that customers tend to wander between the café and the greenhouse, especially on weekends, and the café has also brought more floral business clients, who typically place orders by phone or online, onto Michler’s premises.
“To succeed in the long term with a small business like this, it takes the ability to reinvent yourself multip... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 14, 2021 - Smokey Barn NewsSunday, February 28, 2021
Kirk Robert Douglas of Greenbrier and Brandon Wolf of Murfreesboro, by his daughters: Karie Ann Douglas of Rowlett, TX and Kendra Douglas of Greenbirer, by his brother: Gary J. Douglas of Garwin, Iowa, and by his 2 grandchildren: Orion Wolf and Phoenix Nunn.Tribute WallRobertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Obituary for Sherry BlackSherry Black, 60, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday February 13, 2021 at the home of her sister in Springfield. Graveside Entombment services will be conducted Saturday February 20, 2021 at 12 noon in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Brother Patrick Nix, Tim Harris, and Chris Read officiating. Pallbearers will be Timothy Black, Bud Johnson, Robert Alan Holman, Shane Toole, Aaron Nix, Chris Read, and Jeff Benton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Hope Center in Springfield. There will be no visitation prior to the service. The family ask that all in attendance please wear facial mask or coverings.Sherry was born August 20, 1960 in Springfield to the late L.B. and Elizabeth Jo Vanderpool Black. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1978. She owned and operated Sherry’s Florist for over 39 years in Springfield. She was a member and past president of CTPA (Certified Tennessee Professional Florist). She was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in Women’s Missions and with the Senior Adult’s. Sherry was a dedicated contributor to the Hope Center in Springfield, that has been a mission outreach ministry of Flewellyn Baptist Church. She loved traveling, her animals and pets, and spending time with her family enjoying their many culinary dining out experiences and places of travel together. Flowers were Sherry’s passion, and the love that she had for her family, customers, and many friends was always expressed in the wonderful designs and creations she did at her flower shop. Sherry not only wanted you to see the beauty of the flowers, but to also feel the warmth that they brought to your life and to the lives of others. Whether it was a fresh vase, pall, spray, basket, or one of her... https://smokeybarn.com/in-loving-memory-obituaries-of-the-week-february-14-2021/
Sugar Flower owner creates intricate cake designs in backyard of her Cedar Rapids home - The GazetteWednesday, December 02, 2020
Sugar Flower was gaining momentum when the coronavirus pandemic hit Iowa. Smith’s work-from-home model proved an unexpected advantage.“I was just getting started out to begin with, and having a low overhead I didn’t have any employees to furlough,” she said. “It was disappointing, but I tried to work with my customers. I don’t have to worry about rent and electric and things like that. So it has worked in my favor, which sounds kind of funny.”Smith’s home and studio escaped serious damage in the Aug. 10 derecho, which brought its own wave of cancellations. She hopes for a return to something like normal next year.“I really hope people start planning big weddings and they’re celebrating,” she said. “I hope that’s where the future lies.”Know a small business in the Corridor that might make for an interesting “My Biz” feature? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.AT A GLANCE• Owner: Jennifer Smith • Business: Sugar Flower Cake Design• Address: 248 Drinkward St. NW, Cedar Rapids• Phone: (319) 491-1938• Website: sugarflowercakedesign.com... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/sugar-flower-cakes-cedar-rapids-jennifer-smith-20201113
Some people using gardening as therapy during the Coronavirus Pandemic - KCRGMonday, April 27, 2020
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Some people across Eastern Iowa are getting a green thumb during the Coronavirus pandemic. Workers at Pierson’s Flower Shop in Cedar Rapids say they have been getting calls about people wanting to start their gardens. Experts say getting some fresh air is a good way to take care of your mental health during the pandemic. Workers at Pierson's say gardening is a good way to be outside while social distancing. They say working with soil can be a form of connecting with nature. While seeing something bloom is a sign of life during these tough times. Workers say people are still ordering flowers to send to loved ones or coworkers. They say it's a way to let people know that they are appreciated. "I think it's very important to stay in touch,” said Al Pierson, owner of Pierson’s Flower Shop. “You can't get out... https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Some-people-using-gardening-as-therapy-during-the-Coronavirus-Pandemic-569918081.html
Benos Flowers and Gifts wants to bring fun, happiness - The GazetteTuesday, February 05, 2019
By Deborah Neyens, correspondent Long Para:0 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- IOWA CITY — A new Iowa City business aims to spread happiness.Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- Benito Ocampo Campos opened Beno’s Flowers and Gifts on Nov. 15 in downtown Iowa City, realizing a longtime goal to own his own flower shop. Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- “Flowers bring happiness, with their smell and their colors, when people receive them,” Ocampo said. “Everyone loves flowers.”Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- Ocampo, who grew up in Mexico, opened his first business in that country at the age of 19.Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- “It was a small gift shop — only about 300 square feet,” he recalled. “I did decorations with balloons for parties and a few weddings with flowers but not much. I had no experience.”Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 11 Total Para Total: 25-- A year or two later, Ocampo moved to... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/iowa-city-benos-flowers-floral-shop-florist-flower-20190121