Winchester Flower Shop News
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” Hein said. “I try to do most of it pretty locally.”
When he opened shop in 1987, he was asked to handle floral arrangements for such charitable events as the Lexington Ball, the Steeplechase Ball in Cincinnati and Beaux Arts Krewe Ball in Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the lat... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Hillier Nurseries' history inspires display for Chelsea Flower Show - Daily EchoSunday, February 09, 2020
Hillier holds the record for the most consecutive gold medals at the nation’s top horticultural show. Visitors to the exhibit will approach via a replica of the original Hillier shop in Winchester, which was bought in 1864. They will be transported back to the company’s beginnings as a single florist’s shop and a small patch of nursery land. Beyond the shop, visitors will discover a large warden with a stone-walled walkway, taking them on a journey through semi-mature trees, large shrubs and colourful herbaceous planting schemes. The walkway will end at a water feature. Lilly Gomm will join the team as designer for the second year running. She made her Chelsea debut with Hillier in 2019, winning gold. She said: “It is an absolute honour to be working with Hillier again, particularly this year as the company celebrates its history with its exhibit. The design this year is intended to capture the essence of Hillier, stand out and be memorable, at the same time as featuring the detailed stunning planting and variety that Hillier is known for.” The garden will feature 21 mature trees as well as Many of the plants grown on the Hampshire nursery and available in its 17 Hillier Garden Centres, which include branches at Winchester and Three Legged Cross. Chris Francis, director of retail and wholesale, said: “This garden recognises and celebrates something incredibly special so it’s only fitting that we have our greatest exhibit ever. “We are thrilled to be ... https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18191402.hillier-nurseries-history-inspires-display-chelsea-flower-show/
'Butteryfly boy' tribute among locally crafted mannequin displays at Ottawa florist competition - Nation Valley NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Local participants hail from Winchester, Finch, InglesideOTTAWA — A Finch florist’s flowery tribute to the late Jonathan Pitre stands among the entries in this week’s Fleurs De Villes at Bayshore Shopping Centre.Kelly Coleman of Sweet Clover Flowers and Gifts in Finch. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley NewsThe winged creation by Kelly Coleman of Sweet Clover Flowers and Gifts (formerly Kelly’s Flowers) is one of three talented entries by Stormont-Dundas florists participating in the decorated mannequin competition.Kelly Windle of The Planted Arrow Flowers & Gifts in Winchester paired with Look Good Feel Better to make an Amazon Warrior. Wanting to represent their female mannequin as fierce and strong, the piece exudes a bold statement of “true girl power” with a combination orchids, protea and air plants.The owner of the Village Green Flower Shop in Ingleside created a stunning wedding gown on her mannequin “Lily” (named by the previous Montreal florist). Elise Francis paired up with Wedding Bells Maga... https://nationvalleynews.com/2018/04/20/butteryfly-boy-tribute-among-locally-crafted-mannequin-displays-ottawa-florist-competition/
Hodges, Herbert H., Sr. - The ChattanooganTuesday, July 23, 2019
TVA with over 33 years of service. He served as Superintendent over three hydro plants, the Chickamauga and Nickajack on the main river and Tims Ford on the Elk River near Winchester. Herbert was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for over 15 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Hodges, Jr.; sisters, Edna Hodges and Helen Moses; and son-in-law, Stephen Harper Herbert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Crichton Hodges; children, Teresa (Randy) McConnell, Barry (Julie) Hodges, Lynn (Rick) Rife and Lea Harper; daughter-in-law, Carol Pursley Hodges; grandchildren, Lindsay (Rob) Forgey, Scott (Sarah) McConnell, Josh (Rhea) McConnell, Bethany (Adam) Dilich, Brad Rife, Chris (Miranda) Rife, Seth (Beth) Harper, Ryanne (Greg) Taylor, Casey (Chelsea) Harper, Haley Harper and Samantha Hodges; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Jean Zurmuhlen, Betty (Mac) Franklin and Rudy (Joy) Hodges; brother-in-law, Kerney Moses; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the North Chapel with Rev. Michael O’Bannon and David Hall officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made towww.honorflight.org. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crem... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/6/27/392541/Hodges-Herbert-H.-Sr..aspx
E. Stephen Hein Florist makes a move from Winchester Road to Second Street - Lexington Herald-LeaderTuesday, January 08, 2019
E. Stephen Hein Florist, a fixture among downtown Lexington businesses, is moving from its current Winchester Road location to Second Street near the new Martine’s Pastries. The floral business, which has been in business downtown for 31 years, was moving from Winchester Road to Second Street at Eastern Avenue the day after Christmas. It started business at The Wellington Arms at 508 East Main Street, then moved to another Main Street location, to the store at 611 Winchester Road, where it has been for 11 years. It is moving to a location at Second Street and Eastern Avenue, near Martine’s Pastries, at 400 East Third Steet. Martine’s opened in April, moving from a location near Eastland Shopping Center off Winchester Road... https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/article223514825.html
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/