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Aunt Bee’s buzzing for Valentine’s Day - Hillsboro Free PressSunday, February 28, 2021
COVID-19. Youk said the industry has been affected on both the consumer and supplier side. Weddings and funerals were cancelled or severely curtailed. “We tried to wire flowers out for someone in Wichita for Via Christi, and they still aren’t accepting floral deliveries. That’s one of the last things you can see or get from a loved one, because you can’t have visitors,” Youk said. However, to balance the dip in demand for arrangements, Youk has a healthy greenhouse business that bolstered Aunt Bee’s, supplying area gardeners with flowers and produce.“That was actually our best year ever. Last year, people were needing something to do. Since you could still go outside and grow your own food, it was a crazy season and totally unexpected,” Youk said. While at-home growing was a blooming industry, Youk said getting fresh cut arrangements was at times impossible. “Right after the country shut down, we couldn’t get flowers. When we were able to get flowers, we weren’t able to choose; they’d send an assortment, and that’s what we had.The massive South American flower fields were withering away. “Some of them didn’t come back for business after all this. Some are still shut down, and some of that industry, COVID took care of business for them,” she said. The logistics of moving flowers across international borders and then to shops across the nation continues to be a challenge. “There are some things that are not available, even little supplies like the little ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ business cards. Flowers that are totally unavailable; farms that have been shut down. COVID is still affecting everything, even a year out,” Youk said.An unintended consequence of the pandemic is people becoming more reliant on online ordering and deliveries. Youk said big-name online floral shops are little more than a “call center, and most are not even in the U.S. They’re a telemarketing firm collecting information, and that’s it.” Orders placed at large online retailers trickle down to small, local florists, but the online retailer takes a cut. Youk said customers will get more for their money simply by placing orders directly with local florists. Youk added, with flower shipments coming in nearly daily, there is still time to support the small business and even have flowers delivered to a loved one. “I think the delivery drivers have the best job. They get to see the reactions, which is kind of cool. We are here putting things together and sending them on their way,” Youk said. https://www.hillsborofreepress.com/news/local-news/aunt-bees-buzzing-for-valentines-day
Third-generation florist to take over Jameson's Flowers - Times Record NewsWednesday, March 06, 2019
Claire Kowalick Wichita Falls Times Record News Published 1:48 AM EDT Jul 30, 2018 The Jameson family tree is budding with florists and a new generation is about to bloom with the business. Jenny Hines, daughter of Lori and David Jameson Jr., and her husband Bryan are set to take over Jameson’s Flowers at the beginning of August. “We are excited to take on this new adve... https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2018/07/30/third-generation-florist-take-over-jamesons-flowers/851515002/
Native blooms in South Carolina | COLAtoday - COLAtodayWednesday, March 31, 2021
Not sure where to pick up a bouquet locally? Here are a few suggestions. American Floral, 7565 St. Andrews Rd. Blossom Shop Columbia, 2001 Devine St. De Loach Florist, 2927 Millwood Ave. Fern Studio, 2855 Devine St. Florist on Main, 1546 Main St., Suite CForest Acres Florals, 2305 Beltline Blvd., Suite B. Pineview Florist, 3030 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia The Flower Station, 5216 Two Notch Rd. Three Oaks Florist, 142 State St., West ColumbiaWoodley’s Garden Center, Two Notch + Irmo Polldiv style="width: 1... https://colatoday.6amcity.com/south-carolina-native-flowers/
Bloomin’ good: Clinton florist business is awards finalist - 100 Mile House Free PressWednesday, March 31, 2021
I’m still trying to make heads or tails out of it. I’ve never been very good at honouring myself, but I’m very proud, and very thankful, to whoever nominated me.”Lawrence began working at a florist shop in Prince Rupert when she was 14, and continued until she went off to college for theatre school. At that point, she put flowers aside, but found they kept coming back to her: “I did my own wedding flowers, and flowers for friends.” Finally, at her mother’s encouragement, she decided to go for it, and Bubbles’ Blossom Design was born in time for Mother’s Day 2018.When Lawrence and her husband Jordan moved to Clinton in October 2016, she realized a florist shop was something the area needed.“At first I thought I’d research it for a couple of years, see how it goes, see how much interest there was, but then I decided just to jump in and do it. If an opportunity comes along you jump in with both feet.”READ MORE: Clinton hires new Chief Administrative OfficerShe says that the overhead was low: “I bought a used cooler and a couple of buckets, so it was an easy thing to do.” Until recently she worked out of her kitchen and dining-room, but last year an extension was added to the back of their house at the corner of Dewdney Avenue and Cariboo Highway for a small storefront.Lawrence nearly sold out of flowers that first Mother’s Day, and she says that the support from the community has been incredible. “It was a great initial reception, and I have the best customers. It was all by word of mouth and Facebook.”The business has since expanded beyond Clinton, with Lawrence delivering orders to Cache Creek and Ashcroft.“My end goal is to have ... https://www.100milefreepress.net/news/bloomin-good-clinton-florist-business-is-awards-finalist/
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Creates Beautiful Designs for All Occasions - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
McLennan Flowers & Gifts - London, ON FloristMcLennan Flowers and Gifts, full service, family-owned and operated floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. London, Ontario - March 08, 2021 - Being in the floral industry for over 25 years, McLennan Flowers and Gifts, a full service, family-owned floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. They are recognized as the best florist in London Ontario.“Our floral boutique has been proudly providing top quality fresh flowers to London and surrounding areas since 1953. Come into our shop and experience a welcoming atmosphere as you take in beautiful floral arrangements and gifts. Our florists look forward to working with you to create personal, stylish floral arrangements that will turn any event into an occasion,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts, one of the leading flower shops in London, Ontario.At McLennan Flowers and Gifts, they specialize in floral d... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4998823
Rebel Girl Floral Arranges 'Flowers for the Wild at Heart' | Lake Minnetonka - Lake Minnetonka MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Floral Sothea Keller, rebels against the ordinary. Vowing to never make the same arrangement twice, orders are custom made and created to give each flower a purpose. Sothea views herself as a garden florist, arranging “flowers for the wild at heart” and emphasizes the importance of creating a unique display while encapsulating the personality of each client.Rebel Girl FloralHer husband and business partner, James Keller, shares her approach. “I just want people to enjoy flowers and to experiment with just not having something typical,” he says. “I want them to be wowed.” The couple’s exposure to the floral industry does not fall short. James’ mother and sister are professional florists, and Sothea has been in the business for almost 15 years. Working alongside her in-laws helped her learn the ropes. Primarily focusing her work on wedding arrangements, Sothea eventually began to branch out to other events and custom work. Recognizing that the wedding industry is filled with florists, Sothea took another route—one that celebrates other important moments in life. After she, unfortunately, attended several funerals, she noticed that a majority of the arrangements fell flat. Seeing the same stark variation of flowers, shapes and colors, Sothea knew that there was a void that needed to be filled in the i... https://lakeminnetonkamag.com/rebel-girl-floral-arranges-flowers-wild-heart
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.