Garrison Flower Shop News
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.comMonday, August 24, 2020
There is a substantial bit of history here.In the late 1880s, a man named Henry Johnson bought some land on the south side of Garrison Hill from Joseph Ham and built several greenhouses. On April 8, 1891 there was a fire and a good portion of the premises was destroyed or badly damaged. (Contemporary reports commented on the poor performance of the responding fire crews.)The business was then sold in 1893 to Charles Luke Howe. Howe had moved to Dover from Nashua several years previously where he had been involved in several floral enterprises. Upon arrival he opened the Sunnyside Conservatories on Rutland Street "a 4-minute walk from the Sawyer Depot."He abandoned this business in favor of the Garrison Hill location which, by 1905, he had turned into the largest greenhouse operation in the state, with 14 glass structures and several acres of outside plantings (he had bought additional land from 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... https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200823/historically-speaking-florists-big-part-of-dover
The 5 best florists in Washington - HoodlineTuesday, July 23, 2019
Flowers, a florist and floral designer spot in Friendship Heights, is another go-to, with four stars out of 56 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5023 Wisconsin Ave. NW (between North Fessenden and North Garrison streets) to see for yourself.5. House of FlowersPhoto: Mary A./YelpFinally, if you're Downtown, check out House of Flowers, which has earned four stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp. You can find it at 710 14th St. NW (between North New York Avenue and North G Street). https://hoodline.com/2019/02/the-5-best-florists-in-washington
Planting creativity in floral design - Cleburne Times-ReviewTuesday, September 26, 2017
When their projects are finished and graded, students can take them home to their families or give them to teachers or other members of the community.RVHS senior Evan Garrison said she originally didn’t sign up to take the course and was placed into it because of other schedule conflicts, but she’s glad she did.“It’s pretty fun,” Garrison said. “I like seeing all the beautiful flowers. I enjoy cutting the flowers, too.”She said she’ll enjoy taking the flowers home to her family and also to her teachers.Smith said when teachers are given the flowers, the students’ faces light up.“It makes them happy,” Smith said. “The kids really enjoy watching their faces when they give this stuff to them, which is a part of the whole process. If they love people and like talking to people, this job is a good thing for them.”Community helpSince the class works with many flowers all year long, one local flower shop likes to lend a hand.Patrick’s Cleburne Floral Co. is RVHS’s wholesaler and Smith said they work well with the flower shop.The flower shop owner, John Patrick, gives the students a demo every year where he gives them a tour of the flower shop, shows them how they run the shop and also how to create different arrangements.“They get to see the whole process, which is great,” Smith said. “He gives them a better background of what a flower shop actually does. They have a little bit different supplies than us because there are some things we can’t do here. It’s very cool.”Patrick said so far all the students have shown real interest in what he does for a living.“They have a good time seeing all our stuff and experiencing some of the things that happen in a flower shop on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “For me, I’ve been in business for 40 years. I’m also a third generation florist. It’s exciting for me to see kids really interested in this type of work. It’s a real hands-on process to build an arrangement, process flowers and take an order. It’s a face-to-face connection with people.”Over the years, Patrick said he’s hired a few students from RVHS during holidays since their workload doubles, sometimes even triples.“Our three busiest holidays are Mother’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day,” he said. “During those times, a couple of the Rio Vista students come work for me. They already know what we want them to do. They have some level training. It’s good to have extra hands.” At the end of the school year, Smith said the students have the option to take a test offered by the Texas State Florists Association to receive their level one certification.During the test, students must pass three portions: a written test where they are tested on floral words and terminologies and two hands-on tests where they must create a boutonniere and a triangular flower arrangement, which is the most common type of arrangement and must have three equal sides to a triangle silhouette.Newton said the written test was really easy because they went over the terms many times over the year and studied them, but creating the triangular arrangement was “nerve racking” because you can’t interact with the other test takers.“You can’t look at each other,” Newton said. “You can’t be with your [RVHS] classmates during the test. You have a time limit and have to finish within that time limit. It’s pretty scary when you’re taking it.”Smith said earning their level one certification will help them in college, even if they don’t want to become a florist after they’re done with school.“Why would you want to work at McDonald’s when you could work in a flower shop,” she asked. “If you don’t mind the clean up and you don’t mind all the other stuff you have to do, it’s the perfect part-time job for you while you’re in college.”Cleburne ISD Agriculture science teacher Lana Trahern has taught floral design at Cleburne High School for five of the 10 years it’s been offered.In the fall, they work on flower designs for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. During the spring, they focus more on formal arrangements for Mother’s Day, birthdays and funerals.“It’s art, but with flowers,... http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/planting-creativity-in-floral-design/article_e4691764-9fdf-11e7-b8e2-87cd4df0f072.html
Johnston's Quality Flowers, Inc. Offers an Extensive Collection of “Summer Rose Specials” - Digital JournalTuesday, August 29, 2017
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Johnston’s Quality Flowers Introduces ... - Digital Journal - Digital JournalTuesday, May 23, 2017
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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.
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
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
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/