Barlow Flower Shop News
New Sonoma County Flower Market opens at The Barlow - Santa Rosa Press DemocratTuesday, May 23, 2017
Hill Farm in Glen Ellen,She is one of a small group of farmers, most of them young women in their 30es, who by 7 a.m. had unloaded their trucks and filled a warehouse behind Taylor Maid Cafe at The Barlow in Sebastopol with buckets of peonies, roses, cornflowers, digitalis, sweetpeas and columbine. The customers filter in early, a discriminating group of floral designers, wedding and event planners and others for whom fresh flowers are an essential stock-in-trade.The Mart was started by Nichole Skalski and Kathrin Green of The California Sister, a floral design and supply store at The Barlow marketplace, Sebastopol’s agri-hip neighborhood.Skalski started the market in a small way in 2013 when she launched her floral design business. Last year she teamed up with Green to open a retail shop and began buying flowers directly from farmers and reselling them out of the back of the shop.But this year they’re experimenting with a true farmer’s market model, where the farmers themselves set up stalls and sell directly to buyers. Most of their clients work in some manner in the professional floral or event trade and are buying at wholesale prices. But the general public may also come and shop for farm fresh flowers grown close to home at a slightly higher retail price.Market days are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will run through December, with farmers changing up their wares almost by the week depending on what is in bloom.This is not where you’ll find your common supermarket bunches.“We’ll have market flowers too, like zinnias, sunflowers and cosmos. But this is more high-end specialty cut flowers like peonies and clematis and foxglove. Things that don’t last as long and that fetch a higher price. It’s all super fresh... http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6971822-181/new-sonoma-county-flower-market
Sweet smell of success at Silver Tulip Florist - Asbury Park PressTuesday, May 02, 2017
Branching Out Florist under a previous owner), Matthews jumped at the chance.MORE: Berkeley's Blossom Shop is a hardy perennialMORE: Barlow’s Flower Farm in Wall is built on a love of plantsBuy PhotoThe Matthews family runs Silver Tulip Florist in Middletown, including Bobby, 16, Bridget, Rachel, 16, and Rob. (Photo: Doug Hood)Freshness, quality and serviceToday, at the bright, cozy and aromatic shop which she purchased with husband Rob, “we offer a broad range of fresh flowers as well as plants, dish gardens, garden and sympathy stones, jewelry, wine purses, cards, wall art, candles, a line of plush and baby items, and a spa line of moisturizers and soaps,” Matthews said. The business also specializes in themed gift, candy and gourmet baskets.Flowers, however, are the shop’s mainstay, “and we have everything from mini calla lilies, blue delphinium and larkspur to tulips, gerbera daisies, sunflowers, a wide variety of roses and much more,” she said. “We use the highest-quality vendors and our flowers are flown in and supplied to us, so they’re always very fresh and typically last one to two weeks or else we’ll replace them.”In the floral arena, Matthews has seen a number of trends come and go. Among them, “we find that older people appreciate carnations, orchids and gardenias, while younger people prefer flowers like daisies, calla lilies and hydrangeas,” she said.At the same time, cube and rectangular-shaped vases have become increasingly popular over curvier, more traditional styles, and “taller, more architectural, topiary-style floral arrangements that have an artistic presence are in greater demand today.”Finally, bridal bouquets that once used to be placed in plastic holders “are now designed using a more natural, wrapped-stem look that puts more emphasis on the flowers,” said Matthews, who confirmed that despite evolving preferences, “some things never change – roses, daisies and hydrangeas are always popular.”Though she concedes that competition from supermarkets, DIY stores, telephone operations and online businesses running out of their homes present challenges for small mom-and-pop shops such as hers, Matthews is confident that none of those outlets can provide the quality, service or environment that she ... http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2017/03/01/silver-tulip-florist/98350178/
Coronation Street's Mary Taylor's heartbreaking secret revealed as florist breaks down and admits she has a secret ... - The SunTuesday, December 20, 2016
Maureen Nuttall found him on the steps at St Jude's in Newton Le Willows. And I read in a newspaper that she was the one who named him. Jude. Such a lovely name. That's all I know."The hunky Barlow brothers return to the cobbles on Coronation Street Wedded diss!Coronation Street - Cathy finds out about Roy's doubts. Will they say 'I do'?WHO'S NOBBLED THE COBBLES?Michelle Keegan reveals her sadness after Corrie set is unrecognisable as it demolishedHEALTH SCARECorrie's Kevin Webster panics as he finds out daughter Sophie has been rushed to hospitalMistlewoeFrom Corrie's tram crash to Pauline Fowler's death, here are the 10 most tragic Christmas soap storylines EVER'WE'RE NOT AS FIT AS WE ONCE WERE!'Corrie's Ben Price admits he needs a rest after fight scenes between Nick and PeterBut as Norris tried to convince her to find her son, Mary revealed why it had all come to light - Ken Barlow's recent family reunion."Ken. I saw how his family came together after his stroke. They came from all over. When I thought I was dying I suppose I had nothing left to lose, I suppose I wanted my family."Ever since the day he was born, I've harboured this fantasy that one day I'd find him, tell him who I was and then he'd hug me and we'd cry together and we'd laugh together but what if it isn't like that?Not knownNorris had become increasingly concerned for Mary as she's been consumed by her secret"What if he doesn't want anything to do with me? What if he hates me for what I've done?"My mother didn't love me, if she did she would have protected me and I'm afraid he'll think the same thing too, I should have kept him, taken care of him no matter what and maybe I should. Best to keep hold of the fantasy, it's less painful, you see. I should lock up."And with that a tearful Mary pulled herself together and left Norris even more worrie...
Family of injured teen pedestrian seeks $16.5M after crash with flower delivery service - OregonLive.comTuesday, October 04, 2016
Gresham, police said at the time of the accident. She was thrown 50 feet after being struck by the van driven by Deann Lepoidevin, the teen's attorney wrote.Viridiana "Viri" Orozco-HernandezGresham-Barlow School District Orozco-Hernandez sustained at least 17 injuries, including brain trauma and several fractures, and spent at least three weeks in the hospital, according to the lawsuit. She also underwent at least 11 medical procedures.R. Brendan Dummigan, on behalf of Orozco-Hernandez, has claimed several counts of negligence and liability to Lepoidevin, 1-800-Flowers.com and its franchisee Nancy's Floral. His clients have asked for $1.5 million to pay for medical expenses and Orozco-Hernandez' lost future earning capacity and $15 million for limited cognitive and physical capacity, pain and suffering.Lepoidevin was hired by Nancy's Floral in 2012 and did not disclose her history of "seizures, blackouts, epilepsy, and/or 'déjà vu' moments" dating back to the late 1990s, according to the lawsuit. Nancy's didn't ask Lepodevin about the seizures or related medical problems during the hiring process or during the course of her employment, Dummigan wrote.Lepoidevin had tried to find employment as a TriMet driver before 2012 but was denied because she had disclosed her history of seizures, the lawsuit said.In November 2015, Portland police cited Lepoidevin for reckless driving with an accident, an accusation that was later dismissed in court after she completed an online traffic school course, court records show.Lepoidevin was prescribed a lower dosage of her medication a week before the crash with Orozco-Hernandez, according to the lawsuit. "A day or so" before the crash, she'd also had a seizure and was unaware it had happened until being told of it by her husband, according to the lawsuit. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/family_of_injured_teen_pedestr.html
Seasonal florists and extra drivers try to keep up with Valentine's Day demand - fox13now.comThursday, February 18, 2016
The store prepared by buying 120,000 red roses, for its "desirables" bouquet."It's the best deal around: $39.99 for a dozen red roses!" said Harmons' florist Kristy Barlow. "We have 1,000 people here working, doing our desirables, working long days and all night."Barlow is one of 50 seasonal florists at Harmons working the last couple weeks to prepare for this Valentine's Day weekend.The store accepted orders for Valentine's Day delivery until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13.The store also hired 30 delivery drivers, which is the most they have ever hired for this holiday.Harmons delivers from Orem to Farmington, designing dozens of arrangements plus those original customer creations.It's drivers tell FOX 13 the delivery is usually the best part of the job."I love bringing that smile to people's face's when I give them their flowers," said delivery driver Keith Anderson.Anderson said his favorite delivery came on Friday."She is 91-years-old," said Anderson as he drove to his next delivery." "She was telling me about the fact that she just had a new pacemaker put in. She was using a walker and so I placed the red flowers and set them inside for her at her place. She was really excited."Harmons said they can only hope next year is even bigger and better. http://fox13now.com/2016/02/13/seasonal-florists-and-extra-drivers-try-to-keep-up-with-valentines-day-demand/
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 email@example.com.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/