Augusta Flower Shop News
Garden Gathered - AugustaSunday, February 28, 2021
By Griffin Nelson Photo by Amy J. Owen Though Garden Gathered is the newest edition to the lineup of Augusta floral shops, they are not new to the industry or the area. Owner and lead designer Rachel Frisell has lived in the Augusta area for several years, formerly working under the name Rachel Frisell Design Studio. Her unique perspective on flowers comes from having worked as a designer from the east to west coasts and in between, building an arsenal of skills and creative style.“When I’m designing an arrangement, I like to blend many different shapes, colors and textures together. Even when I’m using more ordinary flowers like roses and mums I try to add something unexpected like an unusual type of greenery or a dried seed pod. It’s those details that make an arrangement more unique and visually interesting.”With more than 10 years of experience working as a professional florist, she grew up in the industry and decided to open her brick and mortar shop this past summer to better serve the community. This provides the opportunity to not only continue creating masterpiece environment... https://augustamagazine.com/2020/11/17/garden-gathered/
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Joe Ham). The size of the operation was such that he was able to open and supply retail outlets in Portland and Augusta, Portsmouth and Laconia. He put down more roots by marrying a local woman, Ellen "Nellie" Vittum, and he built a sizable home adjacent to the greenhouse complex. In addition to growing flowers he was an active member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a relatively exclusive organization, the Society of the Colonial Wars (perhaps the male equivalent of the Daughters of the American Revolution?).In 1921, Howe sold the business to Elwill Shortridge, a prominent Dover entrepreneur, owner of the C.E. Brewster Co., wholesale druggists, which was located in a building at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets, now the site of St. Mary's Parish Hall. At one time Shortridge also served as president of Merchants National Bank and president of the Dover Realty Co. He and his wife, who had been Ada Massingham, lived at 4 West Concord St., and he remained active in the business until his death in 1946. Ada then took over and with her nephew, Tom Massingham, managed the operation until her death in 1958.Tom Massingham had been born in England, but at age 5 was sent by his family to Dover to live with the Shortridges. As a young man he worked in the business, served in World War II, and upon his return and at Ada's death, became the owner of the Garrison Hill Greenhouses. In 1950, he was one of the first to construct a building on the nascent Miracle Mile, at what was then called Page's corner, opposite Glenwood Avenue. It was originally intended to be a retail flower and gift shop, but on Nov. 25-26 Mother Nature intervened at the Garrison Hill site with close to hurricane force winds that shattered greenhouse glass, entirely uprooting one building which landed on another, and causing an estimated $50,000 damage, well over a half million dollars in today's money.As a result, production at that location was limited and a much-reduced greenhouse space was grafted on to the building at Central Avenue. Over time the original greenhouse structures were dismantled and removed... https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200823/historically-speaking-florists-big-part-of-dover
Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Katy was there to step in.Katy plans to serve the same broad area as Joan did, making deliveries within Fairfield, as well as Augusta, Choteau, Power and the Sun River Valley.Asked what flowers were most popular, based on her experience, Katy told the Sun Times that roses and lilies are always popular. Some flowers are tied to the seasons, with tulips and daffodils being popular in the spring while sunflowers are a big seller during the summer months.For those who are clueless as to what flowers are appropriate for an occasion, Katy says there are easy solutions. “Anyone can go to a florist’s website and find an arrangement they like and just send me the website address, or just tell me what they like – the type of flowers and the colors.” Katy said that she can take her cues for a great floral design just by being told what colors a person enjoys most. More from this section... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Cut flower growers’ conference set for March - Augusta Free PressTuesday, March 05, 2019
I like to grow pretty flowers, ones you can take home, put on a kitchen table or share with your friends,” Carwile said.Jessica Hall, master grower and designer for Harmony Harvest Farm LLC in Augusta County, said farm-fresh flowers are a “great way to marry agriculture with the niche market of cut flowers.” She and her mother, Chris Auville, started their cut flower business in 2013. They sell their flowers nationwide and to the Whole Foods Market chain.Details about the 2019 Cut Flower Growers Conference are available at ext.vsu.edu/events/2017/1/25/cut-flower-farming. ... https://augustafreepress.com/cut-flower-growers-conference-set-for-march/
6 tips on buying flowers onlineTuesday, October 30, 2018
Related UVA Basketball finished the 2017-18 season ranked at the top of the national polls. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers his insight and analysis on the 2018-19 'Hoos, breaking down the roster, the legacy of coach Tony Bennett, and how the loss to UMBC could fuel a run through March Madness next spring. !-- /smoot... https://augustafreepress.com/6-tips-on-buying-flowers-online/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
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.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/