Morgantown Flower Shop News
New business to plant roots in Grafton - Mountain StatesmanSaturday, January 18, 2020
Sometimes something comes up and you need a gift fast, or maybe you just don’t feel like traveling to Bridgeport or Morgantown to find something for someone,” Sturm explained. “It has always been a complaint of mine that we are always forced to travel out of town, and while the other shops in town are great, I wanted to add something a little different for individuals to choose from.”That, in part, led Sturm to set out on the adventure of owning her very own shop, a florist/wine specialty shop.Sturm is no stranger to the floral industry, having worked at Bloomer’s Florist previously. She said that the ladies she worked with were wonderful teachers and trainers, and she is ready to put her skills to the test.“I have always loved flowers and when I worked at Bloomer’s, I loved it. I was the happiest working a job that I had ever been,” she said.She said that after the loss of two dear friends at an early age in life, four to five years ago, it hit her that her time on earth was not promised and that she truly needed to follow her dreams because life really is too short.“I decided I wanted to open this shop. I figured, let’s just do it, what is the worst that can happen,” Sturm added.Sturm revealed that the process has been quick, but she is ready to get started.“I approached my husband Tom with the idea in August, and he was immediately on board and supportive. In October, I left my full-time job and I’ve been down here working in the store ever since,” she said.The Flower Market will have something for everyone. From f... https://mountainstatesman.com/article/new-business-to-plant-roots-in-grafton
One Month at a Time: Cutting flowers and learning how they really smell - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, February 27, 2018
Marshall University.She did some interesting, though not particularly well-paying, work in her field of study, but she also tended bar and worked in restaurants in Morgantown to pay the bills.“Then, I reached that point where I wasn’t young anymore,” she said.Brenna said while she was qualified to teach humanities subjects, she had no real teaching experience.“So I just have this big hole in my resume,” she added.After moving to Charleston, she said she could scarcely get an interview for anything. Potential employers told her she was overqualified.“This was the first place that would really give me a chance,” Brenna said.She said she’s making the most of it, and the people at the flower shop have been nice.The cut flowers that come into to Young Floral Company have to be cut a second time.“After the flowers are first cut, the plants kind of scab over,” Brenna said. “When they’re like that, they don’t get much water.”Cutting a flower a second time extends its life.It is generally recommended that once you get a bouquet of flowers, you should cut the stems again to keep them viable and attractive for a few more days.A couple of times a week, daisies, sunflowers, kale and roses all arrive at the florist in rubber-banded bundles, wrapped in plastic or damp paper and packed inside long cardboard boxes.Standing behind an old wooden table and next to the ominous-sounding Power Cut 720, Brenna had me pull from the tall stack of boxes and slice through the plastic bands and the tape keeping the packages closed.Depending on the kind of flower, we unwrapped or peeled down the wrapping. The individual blooms of the sunflowers are wrapped in tiny mesh socks that help protect them in transit, but they have to be shucked for the flowers to expand.Stock flowers have to be scrubbed of their lower stem leaves.“The flowers need water, but you have to watch the lower leaves,” Brenna said. “If they sit in the water, they’ll rot and turn the water brackish.”Nobody wants a stinky flower shop.Once the flowers were separated from the packaging and binding, we lowered the clipped bottom of the bundles into the mouth of the machine and pressed a button.A blade fired across and snipped off the end.“We only want to cut about an inch off,” Brenna said.I nodded and then grabbed another bunch.This was fun. I wanted one of these machines for my kitchen, though I had a hard time thinking what I’d actua...
At work with Alison: florist - WDTVTuesday, October 10, 2017
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Floral arrangements can be a beautiful way to express how you feel. They can say 'I love you', 'I'm sorry', 'Happy Birthday!', or 'Congratulations!'. Penny and Tammy get fresh flowers shipped to their store from Pittsburgh every day. "We make beautiful and people smile," said Tammy Self, part owner. But who are the people behind these beautiful, living displays? Morgantown florists and owners of Zaccagnini's floral shop, Penny Cross and Tammy, create flower arrangements for a living. 'It's great and I know that I can always depend on her," said Tammy. The two women have been best friends since ninth grade and worked as florists for years before deciding to go into business together. "She said she had no interest in buying a shop but it took two days and I convinced her," Penny said laughing, "So we bought the shop in May one year ago and we've been doing good ever since."Penny and Tammy use dozens of different varieties of fresh flowers in their creations. "... http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/At-work-with-Alison-florist-446572393.html
Lehigh Valley Flower Show presents 'Gardens of the World' - Allentown Morning CallTuesday, March 28, 2017
Feathered Friends Log Homes; Fenimore and Rutland; Gazella Stained Glass; Gibson Paving Services; Green Mountain Energy; LuLaRoe by Lady Lindy; Stonekeep Meadery and Wine Cellars; The Greenery of Morgantown; The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar; Touch of Purple and Zuzu Confections.The Peep Mobile and Peep mascot will help attendees usher in spring at the show all day Sunday by offering free Peeps samples.Jennifer Marangos is a freelance firstname.lastname@example.orgDETAILSLehigh Valley Garden ShowWhen: Friday to SundayWhere: Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St.Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m-4 p.m. SundayHow much: $8, door; $7, adv., adults; $6, seniors; $5 seniors on Friday; free, 12 and underInfo: lehighvalleyflowershow.com... http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-lehigh-valley-flower-show-preview-20170309-story.html
Florist shop gets new owners - Parkersburg NewsTuesday, September 27, 2016
Tina will be involved in the business as well as a grandmother, Bonnie Smith.Bob has been in the industry for over 50 years, having worked at florists in Parkersburg (including Dudley’s) and Morgantown.After all these years, he still has found reasons to be enthusiastic about his work.“I still get excited every time I open up a new shipment of flowers,” Bob said. “They are God’s creation and they are beautiful.“It is exciting to see the variety and the seasonal changes. Today, there are thousands of products available. It is exciting to open the box and see what is there,” he said. http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/617126/Florist-shop-gets-new-owners.html?nav%3D5054
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 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
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/