Burlington Flower Shop News
A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
A colorful display on Burlington's Church Street caused passersby to pause, pull out their smartphones and take photos on Monday. Orange roses and fuchsia phalaenopsis orchids had been placed on the bricks in the shape of a heart. Dozens more roses surrounded the heart and extended down the pedestrian walkway. Each represented one of the more than 200 Vermonters who have died from COVID-19 since the disease struck the state nearly a year ago. "It often feels like we're just talking about numbers and tallies," said creator Jayson Munn, a florist who mainly works weddings and other events. "I thought this was a great opportunity to do it in the public square." Burlington was one of about 80 cities nationwide that hosted an art installation as part of the Floral Heart Project. Created by New York City-based artist Kristina Libby, the idea was to designate March 1 as a national day of mourning to publicly grieve those "lost to and suffering from COVID-19." As of Tuesday, more than 515,000 Americans have died. Munn said one woman he talked to had lost her husband to the disease. She told him that visiting the flower memorial had been the first time she'd publicly grieved his death; both she and Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himse... https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
COVID-19 losses to be marked with floral heart placed on Church Street Marketplace - Burlington Free PressSunday, February 28, 2021
Brent Hallenbeck Burlington Free PressA floral heart will be placed Monday on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington to honor those lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Floral Heart Project is a national movement begun by New York artist Kristina Libby to place displays acknowledging COVID-19 losses in communities throughout the country. A volunteer from Charlotte, Katherine Arthaud, has organized a display that will be placed on the Marketplace in Burlington at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1.The display is being created by Burlington florist Jayson Munn, according to the website for The Floral Heart Project. A map on the website for the project shows that the Burlington display is the only one scheduled for Vermont.According to the website, The Floral Heart Project not only acknowledges those lost to the virus — more than 500,000 Americans and 2.5 million people worldwide — but those affected psychologically by the course of the virus in the past year.More: 'Suffering silently': The pent-up demand for m... https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2021/02/26/covid-19-pandemic-losses-floral-heart-church-street-burlington/6833906002/
PlantShed, a cafe inside a flower shop, opens 1st N.J. spot - NJ.comSunday, February 28, 2021
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How Vermont florists are preparing for Mother's Day during the coronavirus - Burlington Free PressFriday, May 29, 2020
Maleeha SyedBurlington Free PressPublished 7:45 PM EDT May 8, 2020You might not be able to stop and smell the flowers at your local shop, but Vermont florists are adapting to make Sunday special during the coronavirus outbreak. The annual celebration falls on May 10 this year, and while Vermont is loosening up on some fronts, there are still restrictions in place for COVID-19. Vermonters gifting Mother's Day flowers might find it difficult to pop into a store and sort through the different bouquets.So the flower shops are coming to you.Long-time flower shop owners adapt The owners of Chappell's Florist in South Burlington and Sally's Flower Shop in Winooski both shut down operations for weeks starting in March, in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. Kristin Eaton bought Chappell's a few years ago but has managed it for nearly three decades. Mother's Day usually keeps the shop busy all week, but things look different under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order."Th... https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2020/05/08/what-mothers-day-looks-like-during-coronavirus-vermont-florists-covid-19/3097947001/
Natural Beauties - Feature - SRQ MagazineWednesday, December 11, 2019
Sarasota, 941-322-1915, williamswildflowers.com, @williamswildflowersfl. Bouquets start at $240 and include delivery. Hand-thrown, glazed ceramic vase by Anja Palombo of Sarasota Green Pottery, 2429 Burlington Ln., Sarasota, 941-266-9979, sarasotagreenpottery.com. Fabric sourced from Boca Bargoons, 130 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, 941-366-1331, bocabargoons.com/sarasota-fl, @bocabargoonssarasota. Garden PartySUE ELLEN’S FLORAL BOUTIQUE“Moms come in all ages, occupations and style preferences, but they are usually united by fashion choices that are fun and, of course, decadent. But being a mom can be a tough gig—the expectations are sky-high, the hours are long, the work itself— Mother’s Day is a good time to stop and renew our appreciation, and an awesome gift couldn’t hurt.” — Sue ellen LARRIMORECredits: Bold and stunning, this arrangement commands the room with colorful peonies, garden roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus and phalaenopsis orchid stems. For an added female touch, the arrangement is potted in a moss-covered coin purse, with added jewels and placed in a wood floral garden box. Sue Ellen’s Floral Boutique, 3522 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, 941-952-0404, sueellensflowers.com. Priced at $400 with delivery; smaller versions available for purchase. Reversible lux fabric sourced from Boca Bargoons Sarasota. Lilies & CherriesFLOWERS BY FUDGIE“The hedge design inspiration came from gardening in the yard with my own mom.” — BECKI CREIGHTONCredits: Springing with oriental blush-colored Sorbonne lilies and seasonal cherry blossom branches, Becki Creighton, owner of Flowers by Fudgie, created a lush arrangement using fresh-cut tree fern, shaped into a hedge. The stone planter then receives a dash of whimsy, once Creighton encircled it with curly willow shrubs and adorned them with faux butterflies for a garden feel. The grandeur of the four-tiered design catches the eye of artists and green thumbs alike, while the wired ribbon French bow adds a gift-wrapped statement. Flowers By Fudgie, 6627 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, 941-349-4651, flowersbyfudgie.com. Call for pricing of smaller version. Decorative textile sourced from Boca Bargoons Sarasota. Hats Off To MomTIGER LILY FLORIST“Each one of us was nourished, protected and loved when we were too tiny to do anything for ourselves. Someone watched over us, guided us as we took our first steps and giggled with us as we tried new foods. If we are lucky, we have her wisdom, strength and fortitude. If we are luckier still, we have her by our side. And while honoring our mothers every day is a joy and a delight to us at Tiger Lily, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate her even more. So, hats off to the family CEO, stylist, Ms. Fix-it, lunch-maker, cheerleader, teacher, referee and superhero!” — LINDA DOMENICOCredits: A conceptual design turns heads with fuchsia phalaenopsis, peach free spirit garden roses, calla lilies, antique hydrangea, pur... https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1173/Natural-Beauties
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/