Wellington Flower Shop News
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
As for the in-between, Hein supplies flowers for plenty of weddings and special events along the way.
Hein first opened his shop in 1987, in the East Main Street apartment building Wellington Arms. He worked his floral magic for customers in the building’s basement until his six-year lease was up, at which time he moved down the street to a space next to Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesa... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Plastic flowers may go in Wellington cemeteries - Stuff.co.nzWednesday, July 29, 2020
Wellington's cemeteries may soon get gloomier as the city council mulls a ban on plastic decorations. Wellington City Council has opened a Neighbourly poll asking, “should plastic decorations be banned from the city’s cemeteries?” Council cemeteries manager Elizabeth Reddington said the council wasn’t about to immediately ban plastic flowers, but it was an idea up for consideration as part of a wider review of its cemetery management plan. “The main driver for considering this is from an environmental point of view. READ MORE:* Grave decoration rules at Palmerston North cemetery could be loosened* Fake flowers polluting the environment inspire idea to make cemeteries plastic free* Forgotten victims of 1918 remembered with new cemetery project “Also the flowers prevent mowing, blow on to other plots, get caught in the bush line behind other sections, causing complaints. “Some families get upset when these decorations create a mess or encroach on their plot.”ROSA WOODS/StuffWellington... https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/122282675/plastic-flowers-may-go-in-wellington-cemeteries
Online sales coming up roses for local flower shops - CBC.caFriday, May 29, 2020
Oneid said. "Our online sales are picking up the slack for retail pickup, so we're going to have the same level of work." At Wild Willy's Plants & Flowers in Wellington Village, owner Vanessa Bishop is working overtime to fill orders. Bishop was also forced to lay off most of her staff when the store closed, but loyal customers have kept the shop afloat with orders for curbside pickup. She and her partner work to fill those orders during the day while another employee takes over the night shift. Vanessa Bishop says even with her loyal customers and curbside pickup, Mother's Day sales at Wild Willy's Plants & Flowers are down about 30 per cent this year. (Frances Ferland/CBC) Despite their hard work, Bishop expects sales to dip by at least 30 per cent this Mother's Day compared to last, largely due to the loss of those all-important last-minute shoppers. "I'll usually have at least 100 walk-ins, which I'm not going to have this year," she said. Now that garden centres have been allowed to welcome back customers, Bishop said she's looking for clearer direction from the city and province about when she can do the same. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/florists-mother-s-day-pandemic-ottawa-1.5557886
Wellington florist chosen as national ambassador for flowers week - Stuff.co.nzTuesday, November 19, 2019
SUPPLIEDKerri Murphy's installation took a total of six hours across two days to complete. A Wellington florist drew on her experiences with depression to create a design as an ambassador for New Zealand Flowers Week. Given the emotion "sorrow" as inspiration, Murphy wanted to convey something less obvious than death. Three decreasing circles of more than 400 tightly woven flowers rest over a textured background of green foliage. A sea of white petals spill down from the circles onto the floor. READ MORE:* Here's how to create a stunning floral Christmas tree* Wellington's Bucket Fountain gets floral makeover for NZ Flowers Week* New business venture encourages budding floristsSUPPLIEDKerri Murphy has been a florist for 30 years, and is the owner of Twisted Willow in Tawa. Florist Kerri Murphy, the owner of Twisted Willow in Tawa, is the only ambassador from Wellington. The arrangement depicted Murphy's own experience with depression. The circles showed different mindsets; black for depression, grey for hope, and w... https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/capital-day/117348367/wellington-florist-chosen-as-national-ambassador-for-flowers-week
Mother's Day gift ideas: Our picks for flowers in Palm Beach County - Palm Beach PostTuesday, March 19, 2019
In addition to flowers, the shop offers a number of artisan and specialty gifts, including some items made by South Florida-based artists. Gift wrapping is also available.Contact: 13889 Wellington Trace, Suite A12, Wellington; 561-795-9299Visit their websiteThe family owned and operated business has been serving the Wellington area since 1991. The shop offers floral, plant, and orchid arrangements in addition to an expanded line of silk and artificial flowers and permanent botanicals.Contact: 450 S. Old Dixie Hwy. Unit 6, Jupiter; 561-746-1288Visit their websiteFor more than six decades, this family owned and operated business has served the Jupiter area. The shop has a variety of Mother’s Day arrangements and decorative vases, including Waterford Crystal. Plants, orchids, silk and artificial flowers are also available. Floral arrangements can be paired with a number of gift items, including chocolates.Contact: 411 7th St. Suite 10, West Palm Beach; 561-659-0772Visit their websiteLove’s Flower Shop opened in downtown West Palm Beach 15 years ago. The shop specializes in tropical arrangements, but offers a wide variety of other flowers, plants and blooming gardens. Arrangements can be paired with a number of gift items, including bath products and essential oils.» RELATED: See our complete Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide ... http://malled.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/04/27/mothers-day-gift-ideas-our-picks-for-flowers-in-palm-beach-county/
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
Toilet Tissue Bouquet goes viral amidst cornavirus TP shortages - WCTVSunday, January 17, 2021
By: IvanhoeMarch 18, 2020Faster than you can say "double play," the toilet tissue bouquet has been born.What started as a joke on Facebook for the owners of Blossom Events and Florists in Trumann, Arkansas has quickly become a viral sensation."Like I said, it was just for giggles," said David Faulkner. "You know, to bring some smiles to our community."??Work Flow .... Show ?? to Someone Special with this Unique and Fabulous Bouquet ?? ???????Why Be Ordinary when You can...Posted by Blossom Events & Florist on Friday, March 13, 2020With the coronavirus pandemic foremost on everyone's mind, David and Bart Faulkner recognized the need for something people would smile about.Judging from the nationwide reaction the TP bouquet has received, they're succeeding.It even got a big thumps up from a caller in the Big Apple."Because in New York, she said it's very doom and gloom," said Bart Faulkner. "She said this is definitely making people smile up here."Faulkner says people across the nation have asked about ordering a bouquet, but sales have been limited to local customers.While the unique arrangement is making for a lot of snickering, the pair is seriously concerned about what... https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Toilet-Tissue-Bouquet-goes-viral-amidst-cornavirus-TP-shortages-568902351.html
Obituary for Jack Thomas Lewis, Little Rock, AR - Arkansas OnlineWednesday, October 28, 2020
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley Cemetery Rd. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines; all attendees must provide and wear their own masks. In lieu of flowers please send memorials in Jack's name to the Jack Lewis Memorial Fund, #5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110, Little Rock, Ark., 72202 or arcf.org/jack. Please share memories of Jack at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenalPublished October 28, 2020... https://www.arkansasonline.com/obituaries/2020/oct/28/jack-lewis-2020-10-28/
Josh Bilicki, Rich Mar Florist and Lemons of Love Bring Cancer Awareness to the Roval - Kickin' the TiresWednesday, October 28, 2020
Custom Fiberglass Molding, Insurance King, and Fort Worth Screen Printing on board.In 18 NCS starts this season, Bilicki has a best finish of 25th twice coming at both Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.The Bank of America Roval 400 NASCAR Cup Series race will take place on Sunday, October 11th at 2:30PM ET. It will be televised on NBC.?????? pic.twitter.com/6JAfZs8YFQ— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) October 7, 2020Photo Credit: Josh Bilicki Racing... https://kickinthetires.net/nascar/josh-bilicki-rich-mar-florist-and-lemons-of-love-bring-cancer-awareness-to-the-roval/